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85 Colleges
92,116 Yearly Graduations
$64,475 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,191 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 92,116 students received a degree from a college in New Jersey, making it rank #17 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,119 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $18,184 a year.

An estimated 48% of college students in New Jersey take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,798 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
13,374 Yearly Degrees
$15,804 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. Students tend to stick around at Rutgers New Brunswick. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

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

Roughly 45% of students at Rutgers New Brunswick take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,729 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,962 during the early-career years.

#2

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
5,480 Yearly Degrees
$13,298 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,374 undergraduates at Montclair State, of which 14,543 are full-time, and there are 21,005 students altogether. For undergraduates at Montclair State, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

55% of Montclair State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,848 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,890 during the early-career years.

#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
5,429 Yearly Degrees
$14,376 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rowan University is 19,678, of which 15,963 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,832 are full-time. 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 78%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Rowan take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,421 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rowan is $47,699.

#4

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,915 Yearly Degrees
$15,208 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. It takes the average Rutgers Newark undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 41% of students at Rutgers Newark take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,071 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,962 during the early-career years.

#5

Kean University

Union, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,222 Yearly Degrees
$12,595 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.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Kean take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,229 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,751 during the early-career years.

#6

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,108 Yearly Degrees
$46,880 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,814 students at Seton Hall in total, 5,913 of which 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.

Roughly 60% of students at Seton Hall take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $11,419 a year. Seton Hall 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 $54,071 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,020 Yearly Degrees
$18,016 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 freshman retention rate at NJIT is 89%, 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 66%. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

39% of NJIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,067 a year. NJIT has a 4.0% 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 $64,546 during the early-career years.

#8

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,862 Yearly Degrees
$56,920 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stevens Institute of Technology is 7,257, of which 3,791 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,759 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Stevens is 4.5 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 34% are women.

67% of Stevens students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $11,171 a year. Stevens has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stevens with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $82,237 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,667 Yearly Degrees
$14,885 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,846 undergraduates at Stockton State, of which 8,427 are full-time, and there are 9,893 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Stockton State is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

72% of Stockton State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,202 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,422 during the early-career years.

#10

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,561 Yearly Degrees
$7,182 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

TESU has a 4.7% 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 $55,659 during the early-career years.

#11

Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,272 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 average amount of student loans is $4,915 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,687 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,216 Yearly Degrees
$14,208 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,635 students at William Paterson University in total, 7,971 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,480 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 63% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,540 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from William Paterson University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,130 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,212 Yearly Degrees
$17,287 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,105 undergraduates at TCNJ, of which 6,898 are full-time, and there are 7,783 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 51% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,155 a year. TCNJ has a 1.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from TCNJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,264 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,073 Yearly Degrees
$56,010 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.

The acceptance rate at Princeton is 6%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

6% of Princeton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,647 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $84,713 during the early-career years.

#15

Rutgers University - Camden

Camden, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,995 Yearly Degrees
$15,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rutgers University - Camden is 7,076, of which 5,502 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,608 are full-time. It takes the average Rutgers Camden undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 76%. 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. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,962 during the early-career years.

#16

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,826 Yearly Degrees
$7,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,243 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middlesex County College is $36,062.

#17

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,789 Yearly Degrees
$41,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,674 students at Monmouth in total, 4,263 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,093 are full-time. It takes the average Monmouth undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Monmouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,696 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Monmouth with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,158 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,784 Yearly Degrees
$15,072 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. For undergraduates at NJCU, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

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

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,140 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NJCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,933 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,703 Yearly Degrees
$8,804 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

Roughly 12% of students at Brookdale Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,359 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brookdale Community College is $33,421.

#20

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,652 Yearly Degrees
$10,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Union County College is 8,298, which includes 3,705 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Union County College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,054 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 $31,605 during the early-career years.

#21

Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,545 Yearly Degrees
$5,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

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

14% of OCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,880 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OCC is $33,392.

#22

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,533 Yearly Degrees
$14,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,412 undergraduates at Ramapo College, of which 4,720 are full-time, and there are 6,042 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ramapo College is 4.5 years.

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

Roughly 56% of students at Ramapo College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,768 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Ramapo College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,159 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,490 Yearly Degrees
$38,074 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 typical student loan amount is $7,246 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FDU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,453 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,489 Yearly Degrees
$35,850 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rider University is 4,636, of which 3,630 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,279 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rider, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,098 a year. Rider has a 4.7% 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 Rider is $47,393.

#25

Rowan College at Burlington County

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,416 Yearly Degrees
$5,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,316 students at RCBC in total, 3,474 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,689 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from RCBC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,358 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other New Jersey Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Camden County College 1,230
27 County College of Morris 1,203
28 Raritan Valley Community College 1,160
29 Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus 1,105
30 Hudson County Community College 1,066
31 Essex County College 1,053
32 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus 1,012
33 Beth Medrash Govoha 943
34 Berkeley College - Woodland Park 904
35 Saint Peter’s University 864
36 Mercer County Community College 784
37 Georgian Court University 633
38 Jersey College 618
39 Atlantic Cape Community College 599
40 Drew University 571
41 Felician University 550
42 Passaic County Community College 515
43 Centenary University 503
44 Cumberland County College 488
45 Sussex County Community College 463
46 Caldwell University 456
47 College of Saint Elizabeth 396
48 Bloomfield College 281
49 Eastwick College - Ramsey 253
50 Chamberlain University - New Jersey 212
51 Salem Community College 180
52 Eastern International College - Jersey City 153
53 Warren County Community College 148
54 Strayer University - New Jersey 140
54 Pillar College 140
56 Princeton Theological Seminary 114
57 Eastwick College - Nutley 99
58 Eastwick College - Hackensack 97
59 Eastern International College - Belleville 79
60 DeVry University - New Jersey 67
61 Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel 40
61 Yeshiva Gedolah Keren Hatorah 40
63 Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yaakov Yitzchok 38
64 Yeshiva Gedolah Shaarei Shmuel 30
65 New Brunswick Theological Seminary 27
66 Seminary Bnos Chaim 26
67 Bais Medrash Mayan Hatorah 23
68 Rabbinical College of America 20
69 Yeshivas Be’er Yitzchok 18
70 Bais Medrash Toras Chesed 17
70 Yeshiva Toras Chaim 17
70 Yeshiva Chemdas Hatorah 17
73 Yeshiva Gedolah of Woodlake Village 16
74 Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine 15
75 Best Care College 13
75 Yeshiva Gedolah of Cliffwood 13
77 Assumption College for Sisters 10
78 Yeshivas Emek Hatorah 7
79 Rabbi Jacob Joseph School 5
80 Yeshiva Bais Aharon 4
81 Beth Medrash of Asbury Park 2
81 Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma 2
81 Talmudical Academy - New Jersey 2
84 Yeshiva Gedolah Tiferes Boruch 1
84 Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah 1

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