Newark, NJ (population: 279,278) has three engineering schools within its city limits. New Jersey Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 8,840. It is the 1870th highest ranked school in the USA and the 49th highest in the state of New Jersey (#1 is Rutgers University-New Brunswick). To learn more about engineering programs in Newark, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at New Jersey Institute of Technology such as George Abdou, Ali Akansu, Tariq Anwar, Hussain Assadipour, Ezzat Bakhoum, and Golgun Bengu.
Engineering students from Newark schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 30 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $103,850. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $80,120/yr and there are 15,110 employed.
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. Thus, about 15.504 out of every 1000 jobs in Newark are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0.035/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 3 engineering schools in Newark, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New Jersey Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($15,683/yr) for engineering students, with Essex County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,641/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|