New Jersey contains ten schools that offer gerontology programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest-ranking gerontology school in NJ, has a total student population of 37,366 and is the 55th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 gerontology schools in New Jersey, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Monmouth University comes out as the most expensive ($23,513/yr), with Hudson County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,676/yr.
Gerontology students from New Jersey schools who go on to become gerontologists, physicians, clinical dietitians, medical staff physicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,308,380 people working as life, physical, and social science employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,660. Also, Rehabilitation counselors make on average $34,710 per year and there are about 112,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Jersey alone, there are 5,910 employed rehabilitation counselors earning an average yearly salary of $35,610. Life, physical, and social science employees in this state earn $76,420/yr and there are 41,070 employed.
Also, within the gerontology schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from gerontology, 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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