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Salaries by Major at Rhode Island College

How much money do Rhode Island College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,000 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for RIC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $63,300 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $56,800 and Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $50,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Social Work (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $48,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Rhode Island College graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Rhode Island College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $56,800
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $50,900
Social Work (Master's Degree) $48,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217420 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Rhode Island College.