University of Rhode Island Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Rhode Island ranks better than 61% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Rhode Island ranks better than only 48% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for URI Bachelor's Degrees

URI ranks higher than 61% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 49% $24,500 $48,286 49%
Animal Sciences 19% $19,500 $26,536 19%
Anthropology 21% $24,500 $22,652 21%
Apparel and Textiles 57% $20,500 $37,424 57%
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 26% $23,000 $35,416 26%
Biology, General 95% $22,886 $38,018 95%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 63% $26,000 $60,485 63%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 78% $22,250 $49,661 78%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 93% $23,000 $39,009 93%
Chemical Engineering 28% $23,222 $62,260 28%
Chemistry 93% Not Reported $49,058 93%
Civil Engineering 38% $26,678 $59,640 38%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 75% $26,348 $62,508 75%
Communication and Media Studies 74% $21,500 $37,684 74%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 53% $21,417 $26,353 53%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 73% $24,250 $67,660 73%
Computer Engineering 45% $22,500 $69,757 45%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 50% $24,000 $33,281 50%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 55% $21,500 $23,761 55%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 20% $25,000 $23,649 20%
Economics 28% $24,000 $42,309 28%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 60% $26,464 $72,797 60%
English Language and Literature, General 68% $21,500 $32,162 68%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 62% $27,000 $31,133 62%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 73% $25,000 $29,685 73%
Finance and Financial Management Services 57% $23,250 $52,385 57%
Fine and Studio Arts 27% $24,250 $22,989 27%
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 81% Not Reported $31,848 81%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 50% $20,000 $37,208 50%
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 95% $31,000 $59,922 95%
History 73% $25,000 $34,908 73%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 59% $23,000 $30,861 59%
Industrial Engineering 19% $21,000 $61,020 19%
International Business 88% Not Reported $57,318 88%
Journalism 28% $22,317 $29,322 28%
Landscape Architecture 28% $25,000 $44,356 28%
Marketing 61% $21,500 $44,276 61%
Mathematics 29% $20,000 $39,729 29%
Mechanical Engineering 61% $25,000 $67,265 61%
Music 98% $27,000 $42,682 98%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 64% $20,500 $35,600 64%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 86% $24,250 $44,590 86%
Ocean Engineering 13% $25,449 $60,128 13%
Political Science and Government 58% $23,500 $36,704 58%
Psychology, General 72% $23,000 $32,747 72%
Public Policy Analysis 20% $19,500 $33,993 20%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 65% $23,250 $40,056 65%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 54% $20,334 $66,605 54%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 34% $25,000 $26,353 34%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 92% $25,769 $43,054 92%
Social Sciences, Other 53% $22,675 $36,900 53%
Sociology 85% $22,889 $38,289 85%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 63% $25,750 $37,568 63%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 28% $23,074 $33,687 28%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 11% $23,500 $22,055 11%

Salary Scores for URI Master's Degrees

URI ranks higher than 62% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 80% $20,500 $66,429 80%
Apparel and Textiles 76% Not Reported $43,798 76%
Biological and Physical Sciences 28% Not Reported $43,798 28%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70% $30,750 $82,440 70%
Civil Engineering 41% Not Reported $70,680 41%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 52% Not Reported $67,660 52%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 56% $49,000 $56,867 56%
Education, General 51% $32,834 $50,439 51%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 54% Not Reported $48,849 54%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 66% Not Reported $43,426 66%
Library Science and Administration 51% $30,750 $43,798 51%
Mechanical Engineering 63% Not Reported $86,867 63%
Public Administration 81% $33,284 $63,997 81%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 66% $30,750 $110,135 66%

Salary Scores for URI Doctoral Degrees

URI ranks higher than 18% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68% $71,355 $69,338 68%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 9% $41,000 $102,470 9%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 77% Not Reported $74,786 77%

University of Rhode Island Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Jordan Balletto 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