Have you thought about attending graduate school in Rhode Island? Although Rhode Island is the smallest of the 50 states, it is densely populated and highly industrialized. It is a major center for jewelry manufacturing. Non-manufacturing employment includes research in health, medicine, and the ocean environment. Some of the state’s largest employers include the State of Rhode Island, CVS Caremark, Brown University and Stop & Shop Supermarkets. i
Rhode Island has a population of 1,055,173 as a 20154 estimate, which is a 0.2% change from 2010. 31.3% of the residents of the state have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and the annual median household income is $56,361. ii
Fishing ports are at Galilee and Newport. Rural areas of the state support small-scale farming, including grapes for local wineries, turf grass, and nursery stock. Tourism generates over a billion dollars a year in revenue. Some popular tourist destinations include summer vacations at Newport and Block Island, historic mansions such as The Breakers, and “The Towers”.
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