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161 Colleges
103,579 Yearly Graduations
$62,606 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,040 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, New Jersey is ranked #17 in the country with 103,579 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $15,651 per year to get their degree at a college in New Jersey, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,656 per year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,760 per year.

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#1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
13,397 Yearly Degrees
$17,736 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is 49,577, of which 33,677 students are full-time undergraduates. Rutgers New Brunswick has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,635 a year. Rutgers New Brunswick has a 3.8% 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
$12,600 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 14,944 full-time undergraduates at Montclair State, and 21,013 students altogether. For undergraduates at Montclair State, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Montclair State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,564 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$12,879 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,634 full-time undergraduates at Rowan, and 18,484 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,586 a year. Rowan has a 5.6% 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 Rowan is $38,500.

#4

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,317 Yearly Degrees
$17,736 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,162 full-time undergraduates at Rutgers Newark, and 12,768 students altogether. It takes the average Rutgers Newark undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,172 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#5

Kean University

Union, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,149 Yearly Degrees
$15,326 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,516 full-time undergraduates at Kean, and 14,226 students altogether. It takes the average Kean undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Kean take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,865 a year. Kean has a 6.9% 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 $35,800 during the early-career years.

#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,063 Yearly Degrees
$23,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,801 students at Seton Hall in total, 5,554 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Seton Hall is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Seton Hall take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,936 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% 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
$36,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Stevens Institute of Technology is 6,916, of which 3,113 students are full-time undergraduates. Stevens has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 44% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Stevens take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,819 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Stevens with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $68,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
2,894 Yearly Degrees
$20,624 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,380 full-time undergraduates at NJIT, and 11,446 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NJIT is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

44% of NJIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,273 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from NJIT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,599 Yearly Degrees
$12,024 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,945 students at TESU in total, 62 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,200 during the early-career years.

#10

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,352 Yearly Degrees
$13,517 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Stockton University is 9,216, of which 7,809 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Stockton State. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

72% of Stockton State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,285 a year. Stockton State has a 4.9% 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 Stockton State is $35,600.

#11

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,335 Yearly Degrees
$51,870 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,273 students at Princeton in total, 5,260 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Princeton is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 6% of students getting accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,163 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$13,086 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 10,252, of which 7,285 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at William Paterson University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at William Paterson University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,352 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 7,704 full-time undergraduates at Bergen Community College, and 14,062 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

25% of Bergen Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,323 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

#14

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,108 Yearly Degrees
$14,554 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,552 students at TCNJ in total, 6,728 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at TCNJ, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 48%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,692 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,846 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,944 full-time undergraduates at Brookdale Community College, and 12,790 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

12% of Brookdale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,045 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% 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
$17,736 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,493 full-time undergraduates at Rutgers Camden, and 6,853 students altogether. Rutgers Camden has a freshman retention rate of 88%, 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 69%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

65% of Rutgers Camden students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,389 a year. Rutgers Camden has a 3.8% 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.

#17

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,780 Yearly Degrees
$27,126 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,340 students at Monmouth in total, 4,502 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 74%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Monmouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,744 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Monmouth is $41,300.

#18

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,751 Yearly Degrees
$13,140 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 8,283 students at NJCU in total, 5,210 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NJCU is 5.0 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at NJCU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,814 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,704 Yearly Degrees
$22,186 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus is 7,846, of which 2,374 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average FDU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,244 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FDU is $38,200.

#20

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,697 Yearly Degrees

There are 9,711 students at Union County College in total, 4,297 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

8% of Union County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,826 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Union County College is $25,200.

#21

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,574 Yearly Degrees

There are 10,492 students at Camden County College in total, 5,041 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

14% of Camden County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,571 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% 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

The total student population at Rowan College at Burlington County is 8,951, of which 4,458 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

10% of RCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,036 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RCBC is $27,600.

#23

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,546 Yearly Degrees
$17,329 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Ramapo College of New Jersey is 6,120, of which 4,910 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Ramapo College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,182 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ramapo College is $41,700.

#24

Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,509 Yearly Degrees

There are 8,377 students at OCC in total, 4,605 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

17% of OCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,840 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% 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

There are 11,381 students at Middlesex County College in total, 5,369 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,492 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

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 at Gloucester County 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 P C 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 Workforce Development Center 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 Atlantic Beauty & Spa Academy LLC 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 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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