New Jersey contains three schools that offer marine biology programs. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest-ranking marine biology school in NJ, has a total student population of 37,366 and is the 55th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 marine biology schools in New Jersey, only 1 has 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 The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey as the lowest recorded at only $15,056/yr.
Marine Biology students from New Jersey schools who go on to become marine biologists, marine scientists, marine engineers, marine surveyors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Conservation scientists make on average $61,180 per year and there are about 16,810 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Jersey alone, there are 270 employed conservation scientists earning an average yearly salary of $63,350. Biological scientists in this state earn $79,270/yr and there are 710 employed.
Also, within the marine biology schools in New Jersey, the average student population is 3,123 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from marine biology, 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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