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Public Health Schools In New Jersey

New Jersey has 5 accredited public health schools where public health faculty who teach public health classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public health in the state of New Jersey, which encompasses public health training at the following levels:


  1. Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1281

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Rutgers University-Newark

    249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall, Newark, New Jersey 07102

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

    Jim Leeds Rd, Pomona, New Jersey 08240-0195

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    65 Bergen Street, Room 1441, Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. William Paterson University of New Jersey

    300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, New Jersey 07470

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Public Health Employment

New Jersey 11,410
National 484,220

Of all of the public health professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of New Jersey.

Employment Growth for Public health professionals In New Jersey

10,120 10,490 11,500 11,450 11,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New Jersey, public health is a growing field. There were 1,290 more public health professionals working in New Jersey in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public health has grown by 13% in New Jersey. This growth is slower than the national trend for public health professionals which shows a 19% increase in the number of public health professionals working around the nation.

Public Health VS. All Professions salaries in New Jersey

$65,333 $67,607 $69,450 $71,403 $72,453
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Health
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public health professionals is growing, the salaries paid to public health professionals are increasing in New Jersey. The mean salary for public health professionals in 2006 was $65,333 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $72,453 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public health professionals in New Jersey

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25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a 10% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 107% pay differential between the highest paid public health professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public health in New Jersey.

Average Salaries for Public health professionals and related professions in New Jersey

Emergency Management
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Management
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

In New Jersey, public health professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Health programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey


The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited public health schools in New Jersey is increasing. In New Jersey, there were 216 graduates in 2006. And there were 257 graduates from public health courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 19% percent increase in the number of public health school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey. 33% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in public health.

Public Health Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of public health faculty in New Jersey, growth in the field of public health academia and public health faculty salaries in New Jersey. If you are involved in teaching public health courses to students at the certificate in public health, bachelors degree in public health, masters degree in public health, and doctoral degree in public health levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of public health in New Jersey. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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