Best Graduate Schools in New Jersey by Salary Potential

New Jersey has a wide variety of grad school options to choose from. Find out where you can earn an MBA, PhD, JD or master's degree and earn a high salary. [Read More]

PayScale's College Salary Report ranks the top graduate schools in New Jersey by alumni salary, including PhD programs, master's degree programs, as well as law and business schools. Our goal is to give graduate students in New Jersey a solid understanding of what can be both the best academic choice, and the most sound financial investment, considering future salaries and overall career satisfaction.

The Rutgers University MBA program alumni earn a solid salary after graduation in the state with a median mid-career salary well over $100,000. PhDs from Princeton also report high salaries. Fifty-three percent of the PhDs from Princeton are STEM subjects. Students who earn a traditional master's from Princeton will see mid-career median salaries over $100,000, and combined with Princeton's excellent reputation, it is no surprise that these Ivy League graduates do so well.

Stevens Institute of Technology has the fewest women attending the school (only 25 percent of students are female), though it reports the highest median mid-career salaries for students achieving a non-MBA master's degree.

Overall, the school with the highest percentage of students who find high meaning in their careers goes to Princeton.

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