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Chemistry in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Chemistry Programs in New Jersey

Around 0.3% of New Jersey's graduates graduate from chemistry degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 459 chemists graduate from New Jersey's 30 chemistry schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a chemistry program is Princeton University. Princeton University, which was ranked 5th in the country in 2010, is located in Princeton. 73 students graduated with a degree in chemistry from Princeton University in 2010. Tuition at Princeton University was $36,640 per year.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a chemistry program. It is located in New Brunswick. In 2010, Rutgers University-New Brunswick graduated 50 students from its chemistry program. The tuition rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $12,582 per year.

The third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a chemistry program is The College of New Jersey. The College of New Jersey, which was ranked 21st in the country in 2010, is located in Trenton. In 2010, The College of New Jersey graduated 31 students from its chemistry programs. The tuition rate at The College of New Jersey was $13,293 per year.


Chemistry schools in New Jersey, charge students an average tuition of $18,517 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,873 per year, or as little as $3,120 per year. In 2010, the following New Jersey chemistry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Drew University - located in Madison, students are charged $39,873 per year
  2. Stevens Institute of Technology - located in Hoboken, students are charged $39,816 per year
  3. Princeton University - located in Princeton, students are charged $36,640 per year

The chemistry schools in New Jersey that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Union County College - located in Cranford, students are charged $3,120 per year
  2. Essex County College - located in Newark, students are charged $3,384 per year
  3. Gloucester County College - located in Sewell, students are charged $3,456 per year

A chemistry degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

Most people who graduate from chemistry school in New Jersey go on to work as a chemist. 5,640 chemists were working in New Jersey in 2010. In New Jersey, the largest numbers of chemists work in the following counties:

  1. Essex County - 2,300 chemists
  2. Middlesex County - 1,970 chemists
  3. Burlington County - 270 chemists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of chemists in the state of New Jersey will shrink to 5,600. This would require a -11% decline in the profession.


A chemist in New Jersey earns $76,190 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. chemists in New Jersey had varying salaries from $37,650 to $122,960 per year in 2010. A chemist in the following New Jersey counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Essex County - $78,650 per year
  2. Mercer County - $76,020 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $73,450 per year

The following counties in New Jersey have the lowest average salaries for chemists:

  1. Burlington County - $66,800 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $73,450 per year
  3. Mercer County - $76,020 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Jersey statistics regarding a career in chemistry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as physics or chemistry.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Chemistry in New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in New Jersey
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry in New Jersey
  • Doctoral Degree in Chemistry in New Jersey
  • Certificate in Chemistry in New Jersey

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Chemists 5,640 $76,190 13.5%
Chemical Technicians 3,380 $44,840 -16.7%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 780 $52,750 -50.3%

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