New Jersey contains 80 schools that offer health science programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest-ranking health science school in NJ, has a total student population of 37,366 and is the 55th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 80 health science schools in New Jersey, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,716/yr), with New Jersey City University as the lowest recorded at only $6,871/yr.
Health Science students from New Jersey schools who go on to become health psychologists, physicians, doctors, nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 83,530 people working as environmental scientists and specialists, including health alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,360. Also, Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors make on average $40,420 per year and there are about 78,470 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Jersey alone, there are 4,760 employed substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors earning an average yearly salary of $54,970. Environmental scientists and specialists, including health in this state earn $70,230/yr and there are 2,630 employed.
Also, within the health science schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from health science, 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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