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Social Work Schools in New Jersey

2,041 students earned Social Work degrees in New Jersey in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Social Work is the 11th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Social Work Majors in New Jersey

Social Work majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,038
Bachelor’s Degree 593
Associate’s Degree 224
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 102
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 102
Post-Master’s Certificate 48
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 48
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 22
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 14

Gender Distribution

In New Jersey, a social work major is more popular with women than with men.

Social Work Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of social work majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.0%
  • Black or African American: 23.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 25.0%
  • White: 42.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
Social Work Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Social Work Grads in New Jersey

There are 22,580 people in the state and 987,750 people in the nation working in social work jobs.

Social Work Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Social Work Jobs in New Jersey

In this state, social work grads earn an average of $72,380. Nationwide, they make an average of $58,470.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in New Jersey that offer social work degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

771 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
50,173 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $44,300 after graduation.

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

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,949. The average student takes 4.47 years to complete their degree at Montclair State.

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

The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. 89% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years.

#4

Monmouth University

West Long Branch
138 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
5,953 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $29,632. 99% of students get financical aid. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

116 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,497 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 77% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

112 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
6,142 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 5.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, Ramapo College grads earn an average salary of $41,700.

104 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
13,605 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.58 years. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,300 a year. 85% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

87 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
14,309 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,800 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,547.

76 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
7,233 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 44%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,293. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.80%.

#10

Seton Hall University

South Orange
51 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
10,219 Total Students

98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at Seton Hall will pay a net price of $28,903. It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate.

Social Work Careers in NJ

Some of the careers social work majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Social and Community Service Managers 19% $82,240
Healthcare Social Workers 16% $62,900
Substance Abuse Social Workers 16% $73,840
Counselors 12% $56,970
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 12% $63,720
Social Work Professors 6% $71,930
Social Workers 4% $66,110
Marriage and Family Therapists 0% $72,450
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists -3% $73,780

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to social work.

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Public Administration 457
Public Policy 285
Human Services 132
Other Public Administration 81

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