University of Rhode Island Rankings by Salary Score

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University of Rhode Island's Top Rankings

University of Rhode Island is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at University of Rhode Island

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Rhode Island's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at University of Rhode Island to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for URI Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 49 96% 96% $24,500 $48,290 49
Animal Sciences 19 96% 96% $19,500 $26,540 19
Anthropology 21 93% 93% $24,500 $22,650 21
Apparel and Textiles 57 99% 99% $20,500 $37,420 57
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 26 97% 97% $23,000 $35,420 26
Biology, General 95 96% 96% $22,890 $38,020 95
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 63 93% 93% $26,000 $60,490 63
Business Administration, Management and Operations 78 96% 96% $22,250 $49,660 78
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 93 95% 95% $23,000 $39,010 93
Chemical Engineering 28 100% 100% $23,220 $62,260 28
Chemistry 93 93% 93% Not Reported $49,060 93
Civil Engineering 38 100% 100% $26,680 $59,640 38
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 75 100% 100% $26,350 $62,510 75
Communication and Media Studies 74 97% 97% $21,500 $37,680 74
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 53 97% 97% $21,420 $26,350 53
Computer and Information Sciences, General 73 99% 99% $24,250 $67,660 73
Computer Engineering 45 100% 100% $22,500 $69,760 45
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 50 94% 94% $24,000 $33,280 50
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 55 95% 95% $21,500 $23,760 55
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 20 100% 100% $25,000 $23,650 20
Economics 28 98% 98% $24,000 $42,310 28
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 60 100% 100% $26,460 $72,800 60
English Language and Literature, General 68 94% 94% $21,500 $32,160 68
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 62 96% 96% $27,000 $31,130 62
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 73 98% 98% $25,000 $29,690 73
Finance and Financial Management Services 57 98% 98% $23,250 $52,390 57
Fine and Studio Arts 27 95% 95% $24,250 $22,990 27
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 81 92% 92% Not Reported $31,850 81
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 50 100% 100% $20,000 $37,210 50
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 95 98% 98% $31,000 $59,920 95
History 73 96% 96% $25,000 $34,910 73
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 59 98% 98% $23,000 $30,860 59
Industrial Engineering 19 100% 100% $21,000 $61,020 19
International Business 88 92% 92% Not Reported $57,320 88
Journalism 28 97% 97% $22,320 $29,320 28
Landscape Architecture 28 100% 100% $25,000 $44,360 28
Marketing 61 100% 100% $21,500 $44,280 61
Mathematics 29 94% 94% $20,000 $39,730 29
Mechanical Engineering 61 97% 97% $25,000 $67,270 61
Music 98 90% 90% $27,000 $42,680 98
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 64 91% 91% $20,500 $35,600 64
Natural Resources Management and Policy 86 93% 93% $24,250 $44,590 86
Ocean Engineering 13 96% 96% $25,450 $60,130 13
Political Science and Government 58 95% 95% $23,500 $36,700 58
Psychology, General 72 96% 96% $23,000 $32,750 72
Public Policy Analysis 20 97% 97% $19,500 $33,990 20
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 65 98% 98% $23,250 $40,060 65
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 54 100% 100% $20,330 $66,610 54
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 34 100% 100% $25,000 $26,350 34
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 92 97% 97% $25,770 $43,050 92
Social Sciences, Other 53 100% 100% $22,680 $36,900 53
Sociology 85 96% 96% $22,890 $38,290 85
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 63 99% 99% $25,750 $37,570 63
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 28 98% 98% $23,070 $33,690 28
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 11 97% 97% $23,500 $22,060 11

Salary Scores for URI Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 80 100% 100% $20,500 $66,430 80
Apparel and Textiles 76 100% 100% Not Reported $43,800 76
Biological and Physical Sciences 28 100% 100% Not Reported $43,800 28
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70 99% 99% $30,750 $82,440 70
Civil Engineering 41 100% 100% Not Reported $70,680 41
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 52 100% 100% Not Reported $67,660 52
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 56 100% 100% $49,000 $56,870 56
Education, General 51 96% 96% $32,830 $50,440 51
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 54 100% 100% Not Reported $48,850 54
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 66 97% 97% Not Reported $43,430 66
Library Science and Administration 51 100% 100% $30,750 $43,800 51
Mechanical Engineering 63 100% 100% Not Reported $86,870 63
Public Administration 81 95% 95% $33,280 $64,000 81
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 66 100% 100% $30,750 $110,140 66

Salary Scores for URI Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68 100% 100% $71,360 $69,340 68
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 9 93% 93% $41,000 $102,470 9
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 77 100% 100% Not Reported $74,790 77

Most Recent Reviews

Anonymous 7/30/2018

I had an excellent experience in the Nutrition department at the University of Rhode Island. Cathy English (the academic advisor in the department) is a wealth of knowledge and always makes herself available for students by responding promptly to spur of the moment email questions, meeting requests, and drop-ins. The vast majority of the other professors in the department are a pleasure to work with, understanding and accommodating of student feedback, dedicated to providing a positive experience, and passionate... Read More

Ashley Brouillard 3/29/2017

The University of Rhode Island gave me exactly what I was looking for out of a college. Coming out of high school I wanted a school that had a variety of extra curriculums, events regularly on campus, and for safety while walking in between classes and around the campus. I got all of these attributes and more when I arrived to start my studies at URI. Throughout my four years at URI I went to 3 or 4 concerts whether it was free in one of the auditoriums or at the Ryan Center. There is constantly events, merchants,... Read More