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Public Health Schools in New Jersey

773 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Public Health is the 34th most popular major in the state.

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

In this state, there are 23,150 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Public Health Jobs in New Jersey

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $80,990, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

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

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,623. The student loan default rate is 3.80% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,300 a year.

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

The 4.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,949.

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

This public school has an average net price of $27,026. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The average student takes 4.16 years to complete their degree at TCNJ.

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

The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#5

Rider University

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

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.30%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. In their early career, Rider grads earn an average salary of $41,200.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,488 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $30,600 after graduation. 30% of the teachers are full time. 53% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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

100% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $32,200 after graduation. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,497 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. A typical student attending PCCC will pay a net price of $9,272.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,480 Total Students

37% of students get financical aid. A typical student attending Mercer County Community College will pay a net price of $5,125. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

5 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,142 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,500 a year. 100% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending Middlesex County College will pay a net price of $8,642.

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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