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Registered Nursing Schools in Rhode Island

978 students earned Registered Nursing degrees in Rhode Island in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Rhode Island

Registered Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 651
Associate’s Degree 326
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black or African American: 5.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.7%
  • White: 69.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 13.6%
Registered Nursing Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Rhode Island

12,900 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Rhode Island

A typical salary for a registered nursing grad in the state is $78,420, compared to a typical salary of $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 5 colleges in Rhode Island that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 5 below:

377 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
17,465 Total Students

17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 67% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $20,334.

249 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,775 Total Students

In their early career, CCRI grads earn an average salary of $26,000. A typical student attending CCRI will pay a net price of $5,826. 94% of students get financical aid.


Rhode Island College

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

100% of the teachers are full time. 90% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,523.

107 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,516 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 1.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 97% of students get financical aid.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,771 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time. This private school has an average net price of $31,816.

Registered Nursing Careers in RI

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 21% $73,910
Registered Nurses 7% $77,650

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Nursing Science 36
Geriatric Nursing 15
Nurse Anesthetist 10
Family Practice Nursing 7
Nursing Practice 7
Nursing Administration 6
Public Health Nursing 5

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