New Jersey contains 47 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in NJ, has a total student population of 37,366 and is the 55th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 47 law and criminal justice schools in New Jersey, only 12 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 Camden County College as the lowest recorded at only $3,258/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from New Jersey schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Jersey alone, there are 140 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $71,990. Lawyers in this state earn $125,560/yr and there are 20,260 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, 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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