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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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
13,397 Yearly Degrees
$15,407 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 36,158 undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, of which 34,285 are full-time, and there are 50,173 students altogether. It takes the average Rutgers New Brunswick undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 50% of students at Rutgers New Brunswick take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,635 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rutgers New Brunswick with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Montclair State University

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

There are 21,007 students at Montclair State in total, 16,687 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,859 are full-time. 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%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,564 a year. Montclair State has a 4.8% 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 $36,900 during the early-career years.

#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
4,488 Yearly Degrees
$14,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,011 undergraduates at Rowan, of which 14,055 are full-time, and there are 19,618 students altogether. It takes the average Rowan undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 61% of students at Rowan take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,586 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,500 during the early-career years.

#4

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,317 Yearly Degrees
$14,826 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rutgers University - Newark is 13,605, of which 9,319 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,975 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at Rutgers Newark take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,172 a year. Rutgers Newark 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.

#5

Kean University

Union, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,149 Yearly Degrees
$12,595 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,309 students at Kean in total, 12,120 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 9,817 are full-time. For undergraduates at Kean, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,865 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% 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
$43,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Seton Hall University is 10,219, of which 6,102 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,782 are full-time. It takes the average Seton Hall undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,936 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $44,800 during the early-career years.

#7

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,963 Yearly Degrees
$54,014 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,659 undergraduates at Stevens, of which 3,642 are full-time, and there are 7,283 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Stevens is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 44%. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 0.9% which is much lower than the average 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

The total student population at New Jersey Institute of Technology is 11,518, of which 8,794 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,878 are full-time. It takes the average NJIT undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at NJIT take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,273 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,600 during the early-career years.

#9

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,599 Yearly Degrees
$7,926 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,227 students at TESU in total, 9,544 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 69 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

TESU has a 7.1% 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 TESU is $46,200.

#10

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,352 Yearly Degrees
$14,048 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,934 students at Stockton State in total, 8,893 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,459 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Stockton State is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Stockton State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,285 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Stockton State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,335 Yearly Degrees
$52,800 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Princeton University is 8,419, of which 5,422 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,328 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount is $4,163 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Princeton is $60,800.

Public Public vs. Private
2,215 Yearly Degrees
$13,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,605 undergraduates at William Paterson University, of which 7,165 are full-time, and there are 10,105 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,700 during the early-career years.

#13

Bergen Community College

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

The total student population at Bergen Community College is 12,968, which includes 6,817 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Bergen Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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
$16,923 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The College of New Jersey is 7,821, of which 7,189 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,981 are full-time. It takes the average TCNJ undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 54% of students at TCNJ take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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
$8,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Brookdale Community College is 11,489, which includes 5,303 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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
$15,264 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,233 students at Rutgers Camden in total, 5,739 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,767 are full-time. 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.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% 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. 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.

#17

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,780 Yearly Degrees
$39,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,450 undergraduates at Monmouth, of which 4,301 are full-time, and there are 5,953 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Monmouth is 4.2 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $8,744 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
$12,414 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,949 students at NJCU in total, 6,137 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,990 are full-time. For undergraduates at NJCU, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

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

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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
$42,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,206 students at FDU in total, 6,353 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,113 are full-time. For undergraduates at FDU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 67% of students at FDU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,244 a year. FDU has a 7.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from FDU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

Union County College

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

The total student population at Union County College is 9,181, which includes 4,226 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Union County College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

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
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,735 students at Camden County College in total, 4,200 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
$5,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rowan College at Burlington County is 8,439, which includes 4,145 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 10% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,600 during the early-career years.

#23

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,546 Yearly Degrees
$14,678 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,574 undergraduates at Ramapo College, of which 4,870 are full-time, and there are 6,142 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at Ramapo College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,182 a year. Ramapo College has a 5.4% 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
$5,115 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Ocean County College is 8,171, which includes 4,250 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at OCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from OCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,465 Yearly Degrees
$7,128 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,139 full-time undergraduates at Middlesex County College, and 11,142 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

8% of Middlesex County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,492 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close 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 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 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 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 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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