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Nursing Schools in New Jersey

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

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 285 majors commonly available.

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

98,870 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Nursing Jobs in New Jersey

Nursing grads earn an average of $113,980 in the state and $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
3,179 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average. An average student at Jersey College will pay a net price of $24,707. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,500 a year.

536 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,254 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

314 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,934 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $46,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 7.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

296 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,412 Total Students

22% of the teachers are full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

254 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
7,171 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 44%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,300 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it.

221 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
7,991 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,841. 95% of students get financical aid.

199 Degrees in Major Awarded
677 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 15% are considered full time. An average student at Chamberlain - New Jersey will pay a net price of $23,578.

#8

Seton Hall University

South Orange
193 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,162 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,800 a year. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $28,903.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,004 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.63 years.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
7,871 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 7.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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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