Best master’s in English programs in New Jersey

We ranked the top grad schools for English according to economic returns. Three years after completing their degree, master’s degree in English graduates earn a weighted average salary of $42,111. Our graduate English rankings cover 65 of the 226 programs available, accounting for 47% of total conferrals. 

We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data. For more information on how we determine the best English programs, please visit our methodology page.


 

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#1 in New Jersey | #9 in English nationally

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, 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: $49,775

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $5,506

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: $29,176

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

Debt to earnings: 0.59

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 | #19 in English nationally

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.71

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: $47,100

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,101

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: $36,023

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

Debt to earnings: 0.76

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 | #26 in English nationally

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Economic score: 0.79

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: $41,565

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,968

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: $30,750

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

Debt to earnings: 0.74

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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Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey

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Princeton, New Jersey

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The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey

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How long does it take to pay down debt in english language & lit in New Jersey?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in english language & lit is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in english language & lit earn in New Jersey?

Salary

$45,013

The median master's degree in english language & lit graduate earns $45,013 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in english language & lit cost in New Jersey?

Net cost

$22,536

The average annual cost of a master's degree in english language & lit is $22,536. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.