Top MSN programs in New Jersey

A master of science in nursing provides the necessary skills for specialist roles. Practitioner-track MSN programs can lead to a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Non-practitioner tracks are the primary path to careers in nursing education or administration. See below the best MSN programs, ranked according to our methodology

Our master's in nursing rankings cover 408 of the 493 universities available, accounting for 96% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $101,473.

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#1 in New Jersey | #5 in Nursing nationally

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.17

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $108,462

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,858

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,582

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.19

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in New Jersey | #8 in Nursing nationally

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.19

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $99,563

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $12,984

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $16,651

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.17

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in New Jersey | #51 in Nursing nationally

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan

Teaneck, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.29

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $121,163

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $12,784

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $39,604

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.33

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in New Jersey | #54 in Nursing nationally

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.29

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $104,847

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,645

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $28,794

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.27

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in New Jersey | #67 in Nursing nationally

Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.31

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $108,874

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $778

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $33,438

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.31

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in New Jersey | #69 in Nursing nationally

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.31

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $115,126

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,045

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $36,991

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.32

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in New Jersey | #104 in Nursing nationally

Kean University

Union, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.35

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $106,550

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,723

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $35,475

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.33

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in New Jersey | #220 in Nursing nationally

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.46

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $110,124

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $2,365

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $51,250

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.47

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#9 in New Jersey | #270 in Nursing nationally

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.52

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $101,587

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $5,149

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $49,965

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.49

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

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Jersey City, New Jersey

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Morristown, New Jersey

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Galloway, New Jersey

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Ewing, New Jersey

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How long does it take to pay down debt in registered nursing in New Jersey?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in registered nursing is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in registered nursing earn in New Jersey?

Salary

$110,568

The median master's degree in registered nursing graduate earns $110,568 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in registered nursing cost in New Jersey?

Net cost

$24,645

The average annual cost of a master's degree in registered nursing is $24,645. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.