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2020 Best Colleges for History in Rhode Island

Approximately 32,644 history degrees were granted to students last year in the United States. 235 of these diplomas were given by colleges in Rhode Island alone, making it the 38th most popular state for history students. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for History in Rhode Island ranking analyzed 5 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in history. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 colleges for History students in Rhode Island.

Choosing a Great History School

Best Colleges for History in Rhode Island Your choice of history school matters. Important measures of a quality history program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A history degree from schools on this list usually results in above average income following graduation. A history bachelors degree from a college in Rhode Island helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $33,550 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on History students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other history students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized history related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for History students in Rhode Island.

Best Schools to Study History in Rhode Island

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Best History Colleges in Rhode Island


Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University is one of the finest schools in the United States for history. Located in the medium-sized city Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Brown also offers 2 different higher degree levels in history, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.


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Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College is a wonderful option for students interested in a History degree. Providence is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Providence.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Providence also offers a Master's Degree in history.


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It's difficult to beat University of Rhode Island if you want to study history. URI is a large public school located in the large suburb of Kingston.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, URI offers a Master's Degree in history.


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Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

Salve Regina University is a wonderful option for students interested in a History major. Located in the large suburb Newport, Salve Regina is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.More…

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Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

Located in the suburb Providence, RIC is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

RIC offers history degrees as low as a First Year Certificates and all the way up to a Master's.


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Best History Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best History Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Maine 38 129
New Hampshire 37 572
Connecticut 37 651
Massachusetts 37 1,441
Vermont 36 211

History Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
History 32,644

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 306,214
Social Sciences 199,576
Psychology 175,257
Communication & Journalism 120,570
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 60,305

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Abraham Ortelius.

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