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New Jersey Schools

The field of academia is a thriving field in New Jersey. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the academic community in New Jersey, and the future trends.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in New Jersey By Profession

864 869 906 867
379 421 434 437
3,002 2,950 2,984 3,021
2,838 2,919 2,971 3,050
3,723 3,720 3,751 3,819
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

There are 160 colleges and universities in New Jersey. In 2006 there were 10,806 higher education faculty at these institutions. In 2009 there were 11,194 higher education faculty at these institutions.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 4%.

Average faculty salaries in New Jersey

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

Higher education faculty in New Jersey earn $69,166 per year on average. This is more than salaries made by faculty in other parts of the US, which average $57,293 per year. And generally, in New Jersey, male faculty earn 4% more than their female counterparts.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in New Jersey

No data at this time.

Of the 9,219 college faculty in New Jersey, 60% are tenured. Another 20% are on track to be tenured.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in New Jersey by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. New Jersey Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 0.88% 1.75% 4.14%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Jersey
  • Light Blue: National

In New Jersey the number of full-time faculty in the state has grown by 4%. Similarly from 2006 to 2009, the number of part-time faculty has also increased by 13%. This data shows that in New Jersey, working part-time in academia is becoming less common.

National Vs. New Jersey Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 7.54% 6.7% 13.34%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Jersey
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in New Jersey

No data at this time.

And in 2009 16% of those who were working on a part-time basis, identified themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority background. While 20% of those who were working on a full-time basis identified themselves as being from an ethnically diverse background.

Part time faculty minorities in New Jersey

No data at this time.

National Vs. New Jersey Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 2.64% 8.48% 15.94%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: New Jersey
  • Yellow: National

Between the years 2006 and 2009, New Jersey's minority faculty has seen a 9% increase. This is consistent with national statistics, which show that of the 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally in 2006, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background, while of the 855,625 faculty working in 2009, 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at New Jersey by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at New Jersey by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. New Jersey Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 2.98% 1.81% 4.97%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Jersey
  • Light Blue: National

The percentage of women working in academia in New Jersey has also increased over the past few years. And nationally, from 2006 to 2009, the number of women faculty at colleges and universities has increased by 9%.

National Vs. New Jersey Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 6.29% 7.66% 14.22%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: New Jersey
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. New Jersey Faculty employment by Gender

National New Jersey
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in New Jersey


Consistent with the growth in the number of collegiate-level faculty in New Jersey, the number of students studying in institutions of higher learning has also increased in the state.

Currently New Jersey has 63,193 graduate students and 388,719 undergraduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in New Jersey

14775 15367 16627 17596 17443
30522 30292 32613 32036 33379
1176 1157 1266 1316 2869
12799 12352 13039 13127 13552
14879 14554 14600 17651 19686
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in New Jersey


In 2009, in New Jersey, 25,548 students graduated from institutions of higher learning. Of these students, 38% graduated from bachelors degree programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in New Jersey.

Retention rates in New Jersey

Returning Students 64%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In New Jersey, for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs, 64 students return to school the following year and 50 students eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in New Jersey

Graduation Students 50%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. New Jersey Students By Gender

National New Jersey
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 43%
Women 57%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

The student population in New Jersey is diverse. Of the 451,912 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 57% are female, and 36% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are consistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. New Jersey Students Minorities

National New Jersey
Minorities 29%
Minorities 36%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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  1. New Jersey Business Schools105,959 Employed
  2. New Jersey Teaching Schools75,288 Employed
  3. New Jersey Engineering Schools58,540 Employed
  4. New Jersey Biology Schools52,599 Employed
  5. New Jersey Art Schools35,240 Employed
  6. New Jersey Law Schools34,843 Employed
  7. New Jersey Psychology Schools32,684 Employed
  8. New Jersey Health Science Schools32,289 Employed
  9. New Jersey Information Technology Schools32,134 Employed
  10. New Jersey Information Systems Schools31,230 Employed
  11. New Jersey Liberal Arts Schools31,147 Employed
  12. New Jersey Math Schools30,010 Employed
  13. New Jersey Business Administration Schools27,447 Employed
  14. New Jersey Music Schools26,216 Employed
  15. New Jersey Criminal Justice Schools24,728 Employed
  16. New Jersey Nursing Schools22,786 Employed
  17. New Jersey Accounting Schools21,810 Employed
  18. New Jersey Counseling Schools20,390 Employed
  19. New Jersey MBA Schools20,062 Employed
  20. New Jersey Design Schools19,677 Employed
  21. New Jersey English Schools19,426 Employed
  22. New Jersey Management Schools19,319 Employed
  23. New Jersey Special Education Schools18,111 Employed
  24. New Jersey Educational Leadership Schools17,853 Employed
  25. New Jersey Chemistry Schools17,659 Employed
  26. New Jersey BSN Schools16,690 Employed
  27. New Jersey Forensic Nursing Schools16,690 Employed
  28. New Jersey RN to BSN Schools16,690 Employed
  29. New Jersey Physics Schools16,689 Employed
  30. New Jersey History Schools15,165 Employed
  31. New Jersey Finance Schools14,980 Employed
  32. New Jersey Communications Schools14,327 Employed
  33. New Jersey Political Science Schools13,935 Employed
  34. New Jersey Sociology Schools13,401 Employed
  35. New Jersey Nutrition Schools13,145 Employed
  36. New Jersey Human Services Schools12,845 Employed
  37. New Jersey Theology Schools12,036 Employed
  38. New Jersey Public Administration Schools11,742 Employed
  39. New Jersey Marketing Schools11,670 Employed
  40. New Jersey Social Work Schools11,357 Employed
  41. New Jersey Biochemistry Schools11,253 Employed
  42. New Jersey Human Resources Schools11,043 Employed
  43. New Jersey Architecture Schools10,683 Employed
  44. New Jersey Mechanical Engineering Schools10,083 Employed
  45. New Jersey Civil Engineering Schools10,077 Employed
  46. New Jersey School Psychology Schools9,296 Employed
  47. New Jersey Visual Communications Schools9,074 Employed
  48. New Jersey Elementary Education Schools8,486 Employed
  49. New Jersey Radiology Technology Schools8,459 Employed
  50. New Jersey Public Health Schools7,796 Employed
  51. New Jersey Respiratory Therapy Schools7,680 Employed
  52. New Jersey Biomedical Engineering Schools7,425 Employed
  53. New Jersey Paralegal Schools7,231 Employed
  54. New Jersey Hospitality Schools6,889 Employed
  55. New Jersey Early Childhood Education Schools6,742 Employed
  56. New Jersey Dental Hygienist Schools6,598 Employed
  57. New Jersey Culinary Schools5,844 Employed
  58. New Jersey Drafting Schools5,372 Employed
  59. New Jersey Healthcare Management Schools5,074 Employed
  60. New Jersey Small Business Schools4,954 Employed
  61. New Jersey Electrical Engineering Schools4,873 Employed
  62. New Jersey Computer Networking Schools4,806 Employed
  63. New Jersey Journalism Schools4,777 Employed
  64. New Jersey Physical Therapy Schools4,617 Employed
  65. New Jersey Computer Programming Schools4,488 Employed
  66. New Jersey Health Information Management Schools4,485 Employed
  67. New Jersey Speech Therapy Schools4,300 Employed
  68. New Jersey Fire Science Schools4,252 Employed
  69. New Jersey Sports Medicine Schools4,241 Employed
  70. New Jersey Healthcare Administration Schools4,128 Employed
  71. New Jersey Computer Engineering Schools4,036 Employed
  72. New Jersey Veterinary Schools3,978 Employed
  73. New Jersey Physician Assistant Schools3,715 Employed
  74. New Jersey Advertising Schools3,675 Employed
  75. New Jersey Public Relations Schools3,675 Employed
  76. New Jersey Graphic Design Schools3,629 Employed
  77. New Jersey International Business Schools3,395 Employed
  78. New Jersey Web Design Schools3,018 Employed
  79. New Jersey Hotel Management Schools2,552 Employed
  80. New Jersey Property Management Schools2,525 Employed
  81. New Jersey Fashion Schools2,490 Employed
  82. New Jersey Creative Writing Schools2,460 Employed
  83. New Jersey Computer Science Schools2,379 Employed
  84. New Jersey Sports Management Schools2,222 Employed
  85. New Jersey Film Schools2,188 Employed
  86. New Jersey Video Production Schools2,188 Employed
  87. New Jersey Occupational Therapy Schools1,992 Employed
  88. New Jersey Industrial Design Schools1,954 Employed
  89. New Jersey Sonography Schools1,900 Employed
  90. New Jersey Ultrasound Technology Schools1,900 Employed
  91. New Jersey Mental Health Schools1,854 Employed
  92. New Jersey Interior Design Schools1,827 Employed
  93. New Jersey Web Development Schools1,796 Employed
  94. New Jersey Animation Schools1,728 Employed
  95. New Jersey Computer Animation Schools1,728 Employed
  96. New Jersey Video Game Design Schools1,728 Employed
  97. New Jersey Construction Management Schools1,638 Employed
  98. New Jersey Health Information Schools1,635 Employed
  99. New Jersey Fashion Design Schools1,587 Employed
  100. New Jersey Surgical Technology Schools1,539 Employed
  101. New Jersey Clinical Psychology Schools1,447 Employed
  102. New Jersey X Ray Technician Schools1,392 Employed
  103. New Jersey Physical Therapy Assistant Schools1,306 Employed
  104. New Jersey Christian Counseling Schools1,116 Employed
  105. New Jersey Homeland Security Schools1,110 Employed
  106. New Jersey Music Therapy Schools1,069 Employed
  107. New Jersey Music Production Schools985 Employed
  108. New Jersey Ministry Schools929 Employed
  109. New Jersey Fashion Marketing Schools903 Employed
  110. New Jersey Fashion Merchandising Schools903 Employed
  111. New Jersey Restaurant Management Schools759 Employed
  112. New Jersey Organizational Psychology Schools698 Employed
  113. New Jersey Risk Management Schools659 Employed
  114. New Jersey Forensic Psychology Schools550 Employed
  115. New Jersey Software Engineering Schools433 Employed
  116. New Jersey Gerontology Schools425 Employed
  117. New Jersey Criminology Schools420 Employed
  118. New Jersey Carpentry Schools290 Employed
  119. New Jersey Medical Billing Schools285 Employed
  120. New Jersey Medical Coding Schools209 Employed
  121. New Jersey Business Management Schools48 Employed
  122. New Jersey Court Reporter Schools10 Employed

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