Rhode Island

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
57
Public High School Enrollment
41,003
High School CTE Concentrators
12,442
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
13,974
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
1
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
20,162
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
4,780
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
2,958
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
10

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
4,921
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
22.6%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Paul McConnell
Career & Technical Education Coordinator
Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
Rhode Island Department of Education
Funding for FY20
FY20
$6,247,167
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
Yes
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Through statewide advisory
  • Aligning programs of study with career pathways
  • Shared definitions of “high skill, high-wage, in-demand”
  • Approving a common list of industry-recognized credentials
  • Secondary programs are aligned with guided pathways
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Yes
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
10.0%
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
0.5%
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$60,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Work-based Learning
Program Completion
Other Program Quality Indicator
Postsecondary Success

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
70% Attainment by 2025
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
51.4%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

Rhode Island's Postsecondary Success Indicator measures the percent of students with one or more of the following:

  • A CTE industry-approved credential;
  • College credits through dual or concurrent enrollment; or
  • Completion of AP tests.

Starting in 2021, this indicator will expand to include two Council Designations, one of which is a pathway endorsement that will certify that a student has completed academic study, career and interest engagement and application of skills to ensure they are prepared for their career pathway of choice.