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Social Work at Rutgers University - Newark

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Social Work at Rutgers University - Newark

If you are interested in studying social work, you may want to check out the program at Rutgers University - Newark. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Rutgers Newark is located in Newark, New Jersey and has a total student population of 13,231. Of the 2,346 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University - Newark in 2021, 108 of them were social work majors.

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

Rutgers Newark Social Work Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Rutgers Newark Social Work Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the social work progam at Rutgers Newark 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 social work major at Rutgers Newark is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Social Work. 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 Social Work Schools 349

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in social work from Rutgers Newark. This is the #304 most popular school for social work master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Social Work Graduates from Rutgers Newark Make?

The median salary of social work students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers Newark is $35,836. This is 12% higher than $31,866, which is the national average for all social work bachelor's degree recipients.


Social Work Student Demographics at Rutgers Newark

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the social work majors at Rutgers University - Newark.

Rutgers Newark Social Work Bachelor’s Program

92% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 108 social work students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Rutgers Newark, about 8% were men and 92% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 31% more racial-ethnic minorities in its social work bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 22
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Rutgers Newark also has a doctoral program available in social work. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Social Work Grads May Go Into

A degree in social work 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 - Newark.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 5,060 $67,700
Marriage and Family Therapists 4,150 $72,380
Social and Community Service Managers 3,370 $88,570
Healthcare Social Workers 3,120 $64,570
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,790 $73,810


*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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