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Education in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Education Programs in New Jersey

Around 2.5% of New Jersey's graduates graduate from education degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,664 education professionals graduate from New Jersey's 34 education schools.

Top Schools

Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which was ranked 17th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a education program. It is located in New Brunswick. In 2010, 241 students graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick's education program. Students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid $12,582 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a education 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 540 students from its education program. The College of New Jersey charged in-state students $13,293 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a education program is Ramapo College of New Jersey. Ramapo College of New Jersey, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Mahwah. 69 students graduated with degree in education from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2010. Students at Ramapo College of New Jersey paid $11,874 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at New Jersey's education schools ranges from $39,873 per year to $3,048 per year. But, the average tuition is $15,598 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Jersey education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Drew University - located in Madison, students are charged $39,873 per year
  2. Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham - located in Madison, students are charged $33,410 per year
  3. Seton Hall University - located in South Orange, students are charged $31,890 per year

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

  1. Mercer County Community College - located in Princeton Junction, students are charged $3,048 per year
  2. Ocean County College - located in Toms River, students are charged $3,146 per year
  3. Essex County College - located in Newark, students are charged $3,384 per year

An education degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

Many New Jersey education graduates become a postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. In 2010, there were 105,260 education professional working in New Jersey, including 2,480 instructional coordinators, 2,880 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 420 social science teachers. The New Jersey counties with the largest populations of education professional are:

  1. Essex County - 28,630 education professionals
  2. Middlesex County - 23,760 education professionals
  3. Burlington County - 14,640 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 99,850 education professionals will be working in New Jersey. This would require the number of education professional to grow by 12%.


education professionals in New Jersey make an average of $72,106 per year. However, this number is only an average. Education professional in New Jersey had varying salaries from $19,640 to $159,750 per year in 2010. The following counties in New Jersey have the highest average salaries for education professionals:

  1. Essex County - $72,395 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $71,911 per year
  3. Mercer County - $71,175 per year

On average, education professionals earn the least in the following New Jersey counties:

  1. Atlantic County - $57,472 per year
  2. Cape May County - $62,800 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $63,765 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in New Jersey were:

  1. Business Teacher - $95,090 per year
  2. Social Science Teacher - $92,380 per year
  3. Computer Science Teacher - $89,970 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in New Jersey were:

  1. Middle School Vocational Teacher - $58,820 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $55,240 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in New Jersey and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 47,680 $62,990 -0.9%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 26,930 $63,930 -5.5%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 9,840 $77,460 18.7%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 5,320 $58,990 -5.3%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 2,880 $55,240 44.0%
Instructional Coordinators 2,480 $65,710 -35.8%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 1,960 $61,640 19.5%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,930 $73,500 18.4%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,470 $95,090 2.8%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,380 $73,570 24.3%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,110 $74,860 -9.0%
Education Administrators, All Other 930 $77,440 -4.1%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 840 $89,970 -22.2%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 420 $92,380 35.5%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 90 $58,820 -40.0%

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