Providence, RI (population: 170,868) has four engineering schools within its city limits. Brown University, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 8,574. It is the 9th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Rhode Island. To learn more about engineering programs in Providence, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at Brown University such as Rod Beresford, Janet Blume, Allan Bower, Eric Chason, Greg Crawford, and Rick Fleeter.
Engineering students from Providence schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today.
Providence lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary.
Of the 4 engineering schools in Providence, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Providence College comes out as the most expensive ($25,679/yr) for engineering students, with Rhode Island College as the lowest, reported at only $7,178/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Providence|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||3.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||11.4 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||17.7 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||26.4 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||27.1 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||37.6 miles|