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Public Health Schools in New Jersey

773 students earned Public Health degrees in New Jersey in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Public Health is the 7th most popular major in the state out of a total 28 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in New Jersey

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 547
Master’s Degree 158
Associate’s Degree 34
Post-Master’s Certificate 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 17
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 17
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 17

Gender Distribution

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

Public Health Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 24.6%
  • Black or African American: 19.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.2%
  • White: 30.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.7%
  • Other Races: 6.3%
Public Health Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in New Jersey

23,150 people in the state and 898,630 in the nation are employed in jobs related to public health.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Public Health Jobs in New Jersey

In this state, public health grads earn an average of $80,990. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,690.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 14 colleges in New Jersey that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,623. Graduates earn an average $44,300 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
21,007 Total Students

35% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,900 a year.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
7,821 Total Students

83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate. The 2.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
9,934 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.32 years to graduate. 51% of the teachers are full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,399.

#5

Rider University

Lawrenceville
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,674 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $28,387. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at Rider.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,488 Total Students

53% of students get financical aid. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,508.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
2,206 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.39 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $22,967.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,497 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 77% of students receive it. In their early career, PCCC grads earn an average salary of $22,200. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,480 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $5,125. Of all the students who attend this school, 37% get financial aid.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,142 Total Students

54% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Graduates earn an average $27,500 after graduation.

Public Health Careers in NJ

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 21% $92,890
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $111,260
Physicists 16% $119,930
Community Health Workers 13% $45,750
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 8% $62,450
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 8% $77,190
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 6% $80,730
Epidemiologists 0% $102,500

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

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Nursing 5,665
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
Dental Support Services 453
Medicine 422

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