Education in Rhode Island
For being a small state, Rhode Island has a large educational impact on its residents and the country. Rhode Island has 82 public high schools and 44 private high schools for a total of 126. The state ranks 43rd in the country for student enrollment, but it has a national ranking of 21st when it comes to student and teacher ratio. The high school graduation rate for Rhode Island is 77 percent, while the dropout rate is 4.2 percent.
Advanced Degrees in Rhode Island
Rhode Island is home to some very prestigious colleges and universities, including such institutions as Brown University, Providence College, the University of Rhode Island and the New England Institute of Technology. It is estimated that around 27.2 percent of Rhode Island residents have earned some form of college degree with the most common fields of study being:
– Computer Science