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Computer Science Schools in Rhode Island

In 2018-2019, 339 students earned their CompSci degrees in RI.

In terms of popularity, Computer Science is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 8 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Computer Science Majors in Rhode Island

CompSci majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 241
Master’s Degree 85
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 13

Gender Distribution

In Rhode Island, a compsci major is more popular with men than with women.

Computer Science Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of compsci majors in Rhode Island is as follows:

  • Asian: 16.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.8%
  • White: 37.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 24.5%
  • Other Races: 11.8%
Computer Science Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Computer Science Grads in Rhode Island

In this state, there are 8,770 people employed in jobs related to a compsci degree, compared to 2,790,990 nationwide.

Computer Science Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Computer Science Jobs in Rhode Island

In this state, compsci grads earn an average of $103,930. Nationwide, they make an average of $96,200.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in Rhode Island that offer compsci degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:


Brown University

283 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
10,333 Total Students

The 1.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 60% of students receive it. Most students complete their degree in 4.14 years.


Rhode Island College

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
7,523 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $10,523. 100% of the teachers are full time.


Providence College

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
4,618 Total Students

An average student at Providence will pay a net price of $38,990. Most students complete their degree in 4.03 years. Graduates earn an average $48,700 after graduation.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,838 Total Students

In their early career, RWU grads earn an average salary of $42,600. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 41%.

Computer Science Careers in RI

Some of the careers compsci majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 28% $96,730
Systems Software Developers 14% $101,110
Computer and Information Research Scientists 14% $116,600
Computer and Information Systems Managers 11% $141,670
Computer Workers 11% $79,840
Computer Network Support Specialists 10% $53,320
Computer Science Professors 0% $119,450
Computer Programmers -8% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to compsci.

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Information Technology 128
Computer Information Systems 123
Computer Programming 87
Computer Systems Networking 67
Computer Software Applications 49
Other Computer Sciences 17
Information Science 2

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