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Nursing Schools in New Jersey

750 students earned Nursing degrees in New Jersey in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 6th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in New Jersey

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 511
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 206
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 206
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 206
Post-Master’s Certificate 33
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 33

Gender Distribution

In New Jersey, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 15.7%
  • Black or African American: 15.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.7%
  • White: 49.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 8.5%
Nursing Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in New Jersey

98,870 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Nursing Jobs in New Jersey

Nursing grads earn an average of $113,980 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in New Jersey that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,254 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,300 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 3.80% which is lower than average.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,871 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $13,339. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 7.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#3

Monmouth University

West Long Branch
95 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
6,167 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $29,632. It takes the average student 4.22 years to graduate. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#4

Seton Hall University

South Orange
67 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,162 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $28,903. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $44,800 after graduation.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,934 Total Students

In their early career, TESU grads earn an average salary of $46,200. The 7.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#6

Rowan University

Glassboro
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
19,465 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $25,529. 84% of students get financical aid. 49% of the teachers are full time.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
10,198 Total Students

90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 7.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,004 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,100 after earning their degree at this institution. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,174 Total Students

A typical student attending Ramapo College will pay a net price of $20,216. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
7,686 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.16 years. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public school has an average net price of $27,026.

Nursing Careers in NJ

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 31% $118,040
Nursing Instructors and Professors 21% $92,380
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $111,260
Nurse Midwives 14% $112,740
Registered Nurses 12% $81,820
Nurse Anesthetists 7% $176,920

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Medicine 422
Rehabilitation Professions 369
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 345
Public Health 192
Communication Sciences 183
Osteopathic Medicine 156
Mental & Social Health Services 156
Allied Health Professions 149

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