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Sociology at Rutgers University - Newark

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Sociology at Rutgers University - Newark

If you are interested in studying sociology, 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 approximately 13,231 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,346 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University - Newark in 2021, 38 of them were sociology majors.

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

Rutgers Newark Sociology Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

Rutgers Newark Sociology Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the sociology 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 sociology major at Rutgers Newark is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Sociology. 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 Sociology Master’s Degree Schools 200
Most Popular Sociology Schools 271
Best Value Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools 321
Most Focused Sociology Schools 570

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in sociology from Rutgers Newark. This is the #201 most popular school for sociology master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Sociology Graduates from Rutgers Newark Make?

The median salary of sociology students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers Newark is $30,843. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 1% higher than the national average of $30,566 for all sociology bachelor's degree recipients.


Sociology Student Demographics at Rutgers Newark

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

Rutgers Newark Sociology Bachelor’s Program

87% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 38 sociology majors earned their bachelor's degree from Rutgers Newark. Of these graduates, 13% were men and 87% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 25% more racial-ethnic minorities in its sociology 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 sociology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 17
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 3
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

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

Careers That Sociology Grads May Go Into

A degree in sociology 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
Managers 18,370 $138,820
Sociology Professors 480 $94,620
Sociologists 40 $106,470


*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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