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Astronomy & Astrophysics at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Astronomy & Astrophysics at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Every astronomy and astrophysics school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the astronomy program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick stacks up to those at other schools.

Rutgers New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and has a total student population of 50,411. Of the 8,803 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University - New Brunswick in 2021, 13 of them were astronomy and astrophysics majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Astronomy & Astrophysics section at the bottom of this page.

Rutgers New Brunswick Astronomy & Astrophysics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Astronomy

Rutgers New Brunswick Astronomy & Astrophysics Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the astronomy progam at Rutgers New Brunswick compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The astronomy major at Rutgers New Brunswick is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Astronomy & Astrophysics. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Astronomy & Astrophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 64

Astronomy Student Demographics at Rutgers New Brunswick

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the astronomy majors at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Rutgers New Brunswick Astronomy & Astrophysics Bachelor’s Program

31% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 13 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in astronomy from Rutgers New Brunswick in 2021, 69% were men and 31% were women.


About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in astronomy at Rutgers New Brunswick are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 3% more racial-ethnic minorities in its astronomy bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a bachelor's in astronomy.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 8
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Rutgers New Brunswick also has a doctoral program available in astronomy. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Astronomy Grads May Go Into

A degree in astronomy can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Physics Postsecondary Professors 460 $113,400
Physicists 370 $134,280
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 110 $101,940


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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