New Jersey contains 24 schools that offer broadcasting programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest-ranking broadcasting school in NJ, has a total student population of 37,366 and is the 55th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 24 broadcasting schools in New Jersey, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham comes out as the most expensive ($26,891/yr), with Mercer County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,403/yr.
Broadcasting students from New Jersey schools who go on to become broadcast technicians, reporters, news reporters, news anchors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,220 people working as broadcast technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $38,330. Also, Broadcast news analysts make on average $67,990 per year and there are about 5,820 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Jersey alone, there are 100 employed broadcast news analysts earning an average yearly salary of $70,900. Broadcast technicians in this state earn $55,720/yr and there are 360 employed.
Also, within the broadcasting schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from broadcasting, there are 3172 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,929 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $8,300, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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