# New Jersey Colleges

In terms of yearly graduations, New Jersey is ranked #15 in the country with 90,621 degrees handed out in 2018. New Jersey colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $15,590 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $17,661 per year.

About 49% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,363 per year.

## Most Popular Schools in New Jersey

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There are 49,577 students at Rutgers New Brunswick in total, 33,677 of which 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

50% of Rutgers New Brunswick students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,635 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

There are 21,013 students at Montclair State in total, 14,944 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

61% of Montclair State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,564 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% 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.

The total student population at Rowan University is 18,484, of which 13,634 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Rowan, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,586 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rowan is $38,500.

The total student population at Kean University is 14,226, of which 9,516 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Kean undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

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

67% of Kean students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,865 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,800 during the early-career years.

There are 12,768 students at Rutgers Newark in total, 7,162 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rutgers Newark is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,172 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Stevens Institute of Technology is 6,916, of which 3,113 students are full-time undergraduates. 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.

67% of Stevens students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,819 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $68,600 during the early-career years.

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.

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. NJIT has a 3.7% 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 $53,600 during the early-career years.

There are 9,801 students at Seton Hall in total, 5,554 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 73%. Of the accepted students, 44% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seton Hall is $44,800.

There are 10,252 students at William Paterson University in total, 7,285 of which 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.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,352 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% 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 $34,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at Thomas Edison State University is 11,945, of which 62 students 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 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TESU is $46,200.

There are 9,216 students at Stockton State in total, 7,809 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Stockton State is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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 average amount of student loans 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.

There are 8,273 students at Princeton in total, 5,260 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Princeton is 98%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The acceptance rate at Princeton is 6%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 50% 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 3.5% 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.

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. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

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.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students 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 1.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from TCNJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $49,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 12,790 students at Brookdale Community College in total, 5,944 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to 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.

There are 2,374 full-time undergraduates at FDU, and 7,846 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FDU is 4.5 years.

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

67% of FDU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,244 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Monmouth University is 6,340, of which 4,502 students are full-time undergraduates. 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.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,744 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% 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 $41,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

The total student population at New Jersey City University is 8,283, of which 5,210 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average NJCU undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% 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 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

The total student population at Rutgers University - Camden is 6,853, of which 4,493 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Rutgers Camden undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. 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 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

The total student population at Union County College is 9,711, of which 4,297 students are 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 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

There are 4,910 full-time undergraduates at Ramapo College, and 6,120 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Ramapo College. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,182 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% 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.

There are 3,711 full-time undergraduates at Rider, and 5,073 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rider is 4.1 years.

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

76% of Rider students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,532 a year. Rider 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 Rider with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

Roughly 8% of students at Middlesex County College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,492 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%.

Students who graduate from Middlesex County College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

17% of OCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

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 14.4% 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.

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