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Nursing Schools in New Jersey

In 2018-2019, 5,665 students earned their Nursing degrees in NJ.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st 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
Bachelor’s Degree 2,388
Associate’s Degree 2,319
Master’s Degree 511
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 208
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 208
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: 10.2%
  • Black or African American: 19.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 14.1%
  • White: 45.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 9.4%
Nursing Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in New Jersey

There are 98,870 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Nursing Jobs in New Jersey

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $113,980, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 51 colleges in New Jersey that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Jersey College

Teterboro
640 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,444 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. This private school has an average net price of $24,707. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

536 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,173 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,300 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,623.

314 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,227 Total Students

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

296 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,181 Total Students

69% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,200 a year.

254 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
7,233 Total Students

44% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The student loan default rate is 3.80% which is lower than average.

221 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
7,949 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,400 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending NJCU will pay a net price of $12,841. The average student takes 4.97 years to complete their degree at NJCU.

199 Degrees in Major Awarded
789 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 15%. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%.

#8

Seton Hall University

South Orange
193 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,219 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $28,903. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 94% are considered full time.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,262 Total Students

The average student takes 4.63 years to complete their degree at Felician. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,362. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
8,206 Total Students

The 7.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $38,200 after graduation.

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
Allied Health Services 2,470
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,690
Allied Health Professions 1,287
Health Sciences & Services 1,255
Health/Medical Admin Services 795
Public Health 773
Dental Support Services 453
Medicine 422

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