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161 Colleges
103,579 Yearly Graduations
$63,184 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,163 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

New Jersey ranked #17 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 103,579 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $15,796 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $17,740 a year.

An estimated 58% of college students in New Jersey take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,041 per year.

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#1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
13,397 Yearly Degrees
$15,003 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 35,844 undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, of which 33,788 are full-time, and there are 50,411 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,729 a year. Rutgers New Brunswick has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,300 during the early-career years.

#2

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
5,581 Yearly Degrees
$13,073 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,005 students at Montclair State in total, 16,374 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,543 are full-time. It takes the average Montclair State undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at Montclair State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,848 a year. Montclair State has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Montclair State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
4,488 Yearly Degrees
$12,939 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,963 undergraduates at Rowan, of which 13,832 are full-time, and there are 19,678 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rowan is 4.4 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,421 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rowan with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,317 Yearly Degrees
$14,502 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rutgers University - Newark is 13,231, of which 9,118 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,974 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Rutgers Newark. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

41% of Rutgers Newark students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,071 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rutgers Newark is $44,300.

#5

Kean University

Union, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,149 Yearly Degrees
$12,445 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Kean University is 14,064, of which 11,686 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,400 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Kean is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,229 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kean is $35,800.

#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,063 Yearly Degrees
$45,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Seton Hall University is 9,814, of which 5,913 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,724 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,419 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Seton Hall with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,963 Yearly Degrees
$55,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,791 undergraduates at Stevens, of which 3,759 are full-time, and there are 7,257 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Stevens. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 34% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Stevens take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,171 a year. Stevens has a 0.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stevens is $68,600.

Public Public vs. Private
2,894 Yearly Degrees
$17,674 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,084 undergraduates at NJIT, of which 7,389 are full-time, and there are 11,652 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NJIT is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Of the accepted students, 68% are men and 32% are women.

Roughly 39% of students at NJIT take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,067 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NJIT is $53,600.

#9

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,599 Yearly Degrees
$7,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,576 undergraduates at TESU, of which 75 are full-time, and there are 10,495 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from TESU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $46,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,352 Yearly Degrees
$14,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stockton University is 9,893, of which 8,846 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,427 are full-time. It takes the average Stockton State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

72% of Stockton State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,202 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Stockton State is $35,600.

#11

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,335 Yearly Degrees
$48,502 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,774 undergraduates at Princeton, of which 4,689 are full-time, and there are 7,853 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 6% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

6% of Princeton students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,647 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Princeton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $60,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,215 Yearly Degrees
$13,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 9,635, of which 7,971 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,480 are full-time. William Paterson University has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

63% of William Paterson University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,540 a year. William Paterson University has a 8.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from William Paterson University is $34,700.

#13

Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,188 Yearly Degrees
$8,281 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,409 students at Bergen Community College in total, 5,994 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Bergen Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,915 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bergen Community College is $27,200.

#14

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,108 Yearly Degrees
$16,029 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The College of New Jersey is 7,783, of which 7,105 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,898 are full-time. For undergraduates at TCNJ, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 51%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $11,155 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCNJ is $49,200.

#15

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,846 Yearly Degrees
$8,804 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,783 full-time undergraduates at Brookdale Community College, and 10,438 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

12% of Brookdale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,359 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

#16

Rutgers University - Camden

Camden, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,782 Yearly Degrees
$14,877 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,076 students at Rutgers Camden in total, 5,502 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,608 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,620 a year. Rutgers Camden has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rutgers Camden is $44,300.

#17

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,780 Yearly Degrees
$40,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,263 undergraduates at Monmouth, of which 4,093 are full-time, and there are 5,674 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

72% of Monmouth students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,696 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 during the early-career years.

#18

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,751 Yearly Degrees
$14,738 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,550 students at NJCU in total, 5,844 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,921 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NJCU is 4.9 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Roughly 34% of students at NJCU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,140 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NJCU is $33,400.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,704 Yearly Degrees
$42,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,479 students at FDU in total, 5,734 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,189 are full-time. For undergraduates at FDU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at FDU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,200 during the early-career years.

#20

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,697 Yearly Degrees
$10,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,705 full-time undergraduates at Union County College, and 8,298 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

8% of Union County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Union County College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,574 Yearly Degrees
$4,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,424 full-time undergraduates at Camden County College, and 8,122 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,566 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Camden County College is $26,000.

#22

Rowan College at Burlington County

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,552 Yearly Degrees
$5,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rowan College at Burlington County is 7,316, which includes 3,474 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at RCBC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,689 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from RCBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,546 Yearly Degrees
$14,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ramapo College of New Jersey is 6,042, of which 5,412 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,720 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ramapo College is 4.5 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at Ramapo College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,768 a year. Ramapo College has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,700 during the early-career years.

#24

Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,509 Yearly Degrees
$5,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,480 students at OCC in total, 3,735 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

14% of OCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,880 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

#25

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,465 Yearly Degrees
$7,416 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,464 full-time undergraduates at Middlesex County College, and 10,084 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

6% of Middlesex County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,243 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middlesex County College is $27,500.

Other New Jersey Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Passaic County Community College 1,411
27 County College of Morris 1,395
28 Rider University 1,363
29 Beth Medrash Govoha 1,287
30 Berkeley College - Woodland Park 1,263
31 Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus 1,246
32 Raritan Valley Community College 1,232
33 Essex County College 1,106
34 Jersey College 1,037
35 Mercer County Community College 947
36 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus 943
37 Hudson County Community College 892
38 Saint Peter’s University 868
39 Cumberland County College 739
40 Lincoln Technical Institute - Union 696
41 Atlantic Cape Community College 663
42 Georgian Court University 644
43 Centenary University 575
44 Felician University 473
45 Caldwell University 466
46 Drew University 461
47 Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah 456
48 Sussex County Community College 419
49 American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education 375
50 Pennco Tech-Blackwood 374
51 Fortis Institute - Wayne 352
52 College of Saint Elizabeth 329
53 Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus 327
54 American Institute - Clifton 313
55 Bloomfield College 308
56 Eastwick College - Ramsey 304
57 Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown 302
58 Parisian Beauty School 294
59 Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin 256
60 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York 248
61 Ocean County Vocational-Technical School 244
62 Advantage Career Institute 243
63 Eastwick College - Nutley 238
64 Warren County Community College 232
65 Salem Community College 229
66 Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness 222
67 Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus 202
68 Lincoln Technical Institute - South Plainfield 199
68 Chamberlain University - New Jersey 199
70 National Career Institute 191
71 Princeton Theological Seminary 186
72 ASI Career Institute 173
73 Fortis Institute - Lawrenceville 172
74 American Institute - Toms River 168
75 Harris School of Business-Cherry Hill Campus 166
76 Eastwick College - Hackensack 163
77 DeVry University - New Jersey 155
77 Total Image Beauty Academy 155
79 Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences 146
80 PC AGE - Jersey City 141
81 Strayer University - New Jersey 140
82 Prism Career Institute, Cherry Hill 134
83 Healthcare Training Institute 130
84 Prism Career Institute, West Atlantic City 126
84 Branford Hall Career Institute - Jersey City 126
86 JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing 125
87 Teterboro School of Aeronautics 119
87 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Clifton 119
89 Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology 118
90 Artistic Academy of Hair Design 116
91 Innovate Salon Academy 111
92 P B Cosmetology Education Center 108
92 Jolie Health & Beauty Academy-Cherry Hill 108
94 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy 105
95 Seminary Bnos Chaim 102
95 Pillar College 102
97 Medical Career Institute 96
98 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Northfield 95
99 PC AGE - Metropark 91
100 Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art 86
101 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield 84
102 New Community Career & Technical Institute 83
102 Eastern International College - Jersey City 83
104 Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus 78
105 Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing 77
106 American Institute - Somerset 72
106 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Paramus 72
108 Shore Beauty School 71
109 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Brick 68
110 Empire Beauty School-Bloomfield 67
111 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Kenilworth 66
112 Garden State Science and Technology Institute 64
112 Union County Vocational Technical School 64
114 Paul Mitchell the School Jersey Shore 63
115 Innovate Salon Academy - Ewing 61
116 Eastern International College - Belleville 59
117 Best Care College 58
118 Empire Beauty School-Union 56
119 Jolie Health and Beauty Academy-Turnersville 54
120 Institute for Therapeutic Massage 52
121 Divers Academy International 48
121 Mobile Technical Training 48
123 Monmouth County Vocational School District 47
123 Universal Training Institute 47
125 Cutting Edge Academy 46
125 Empire Beauty School-Bordentown 46
127 Adult and Continuing Education - BCTS 44
128 Empire Beauty School-Paramus 43
128 Pro Beauty Academy 43
130 Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing 40
131 Empire Beauty School-Cherry Hill 37
132 Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel 33
132 New Brunswick Theological Seminary 33
134 Rizzieri Institute 29
134 Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yaakov Yitzchok 29
136 Rabbinical College of America 25
137 Morris County Vocational School District 23
137 Yeshiva Gedolah Keren Hatorah 23
139 Yeshiva Gedolah of Cliffwood 21
140 Yeshivas Be’er Yitzchok 20
140 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 20
140 Bais Medrash Toras Chesed 20
143 Yeshiva Toras Chaim 18
144 Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine 16
145 Yeshiva Chemdas Hatorah 15
146 University of Phoenix - New Jersey 14
146 Talmudical Academy - New Jersey 14
148 Yeshiva Gedolah of Woodlake Village 12
149 Bais Medrash Mayan Hatorah 11
150 Assumption College for Sisters 10
151 St Francis Medical Center-School of Radiologic Technology 9
152 Universal Technical Institute Bloomfield 8
153 Yeshiva Gedolah Shaarei Shmuel 7
153 Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah 7
155 Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma 6
156 Branford Hall Career Institute - Parsippany 5
157 Beth Medrash of Asbury Park 4
158 Rabbi Jacob Joseph School 3
159 Yeshiva Bais Aharon 2
160 Yeshivas Emek Hatorah 1
161 Yeshiva Gedolah Tiferes Boruch 0

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