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 | #7 in Nursing nationally

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.13

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $99,563

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,191

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $16,651

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

Debt to earnings: 0.17

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #9 in Nursing nationally

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.13

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $108,462

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $32,090

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $20,582

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

Debt to earnings: 0.19

Calculated by dividing the debt 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

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.20

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $104,847

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,475

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $28,794

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

Debt to earnings: 0.27

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #55 in Nursing nationally

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $121,163

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $44,791

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $39,604

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

Debt to earnings: 0.33

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #56 in Nursing nationally

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus

Madison, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $121,163

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $44,791

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $39,604

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

Debt to earnings: 0.33

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #65 in Nursing nationally

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.21

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $115,126

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $38,754

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $36,991

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

Debt to earnings: 0.32

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #69 in Nursing nationally

Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.22

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $108,874

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $32,502

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $33,438

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

Debt to earnings: 0.31

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #99 in Nursing nationally

Kean University

Union, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.24

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $106,550

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $30,178

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $35,475

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

Debt to earnings: 0.33

Calculated by dividing the debt 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 | #248 in Nursing nationally

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.32

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $110,124

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $33,752

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $51,250

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

Debt to earnings: 0.47

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#10 in New Jersey | #304 in Nursing nationally

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.37

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $101,587

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $25,215

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $49,965

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

Debt to earnings: 0.49

Calculated by dividing the debt 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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Mahwah, New Jersey

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Ewing, New Jersey

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