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Registered Nursing Schools in New Jersey

In 2018-2019, 4,815 students earned their Registered Nursing degrees in NJ.

In terms of popularity, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 17 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in New Jersey

Registered Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 2,319
Bachelor’s Degree 2,123
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 208
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 208
Master’s Degree 162
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3
Post-Master’s Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

In New Jersey, a registered nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Registered Nursing Majors in NJ Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of registered nursing majors in New Jersey is as follows:

  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Black or African American: 20.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 14.6%
  • White: 44.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 9.4%
Registered Nursing Majors in NJ Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in New Jersey

81,530 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NJ

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in New Jersey

Registered Nursing grads earn an average of $82,750 in the state and $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 48 colleges in New Jersey that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Jersey College

Teterboro
640 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,444 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $46,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 2.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time.

362 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.

296 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,181 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 24 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,500. 69% of students get financical aid.

252 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,227 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.10% which is lower than average. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,200 a year.

248 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%.

199 Degrees in Major Awarded
789 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,578. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 15% are considered full time. 100% of students get financical aid.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
29% Graduation Rate
7,949 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. In their early career, NJCU grads earn an average salary of $33,400.

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,439 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $7,107. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $27,600 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 56% of students receive it.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
8,206 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $13,339. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,200 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 7.60% which is lower than average.

134 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,489 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. In their early career, Brookdale Community College grads earn an average salary of $26,600. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,987.

Registered Nursing Careers in NJ

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NJ Job Growth NJ Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 21% $92,380
Registered Nurses 12% $81,820

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to registered nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in NJ
Nursing Science 504
Nursing Research & Other 138
Clinical Nurse Leader 68
Family Practice Nursing 37
Nursing Practice 32
Adult Health Nursing 20
School Nursing 14
Critical Care Nursing 11

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