Newark, NJ (population: 279,278) has twenty agriculture schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest ranked school in this group with an agriculture program, has a total student population of 37,366. It is the 55th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New Jersey. To learn more about agriculture programs in Newark, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of agriculture professors at Rutgers University such as Anne Bellows, Sanj Bhuyan, David Drake, Tom Gianfagna, Barbara Goff, and Ann Gould.
Agriculture students from Newark schools who go on to become agriculturalists, farmers, agricultural engineers, agricultural scientists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Farmers and ranchers make on average $42,710 per year and there are about 520 of them employed in the US today.
Newark lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary.
Of the 20 agriculture schools with a 100-mile radius of Newark, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delaware Valley College comes out as the most expensive ($24,579/yr) for agriculture students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Newark|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||5.2 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||5.8 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||6.8 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||8.8 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||9.5 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||10.5 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||11.7 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||11.8 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||12.5 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||14.8 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||15.1 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||16.1 miles|