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83 Colleges
90,621 Yearly Graduations
$62,358 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,451 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

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.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
13,068 Yearly Degrees
$17,232 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#2

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
5,296 Yearly Degrees
$12,188 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
4,436 Yearly Degrees
$13,518 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#4

Kean University

Union, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,229 Yearly Degrees
$15,025 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#5

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
3,118 Yearly Degrees
$17,232 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#6

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,939 Yearly Degrees
$35,960 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. 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.

Public Public vs. Private
2,855 Yearly Degrees
$20,232 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.

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.

#8

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,810 Yearly Degrees
$22,662 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

Public Public vs. Private
2,719 Yearly Degrees
$12,780 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#10

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,547 Yearly Degrees
$12,024 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#11

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,313 Yearly Degrees
$11,226 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#12

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,294 Yearly Degrees
$49,450 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#13

Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,175 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. 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.

#14

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
2,088 Yearly Degrees
$14,234 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.

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.

#15

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,939 Yearly Degrees

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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,900 Yearly Degrees
$22,896 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#17

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,895 Yearly Degrees
$26,114 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#18

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,863 Yearly Degrees
$12,756 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#19

Rutgers University - Camden

Camden, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,824 Yearly Degrees
$17,232 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#20

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,588 Yearly Degrees

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.

#21

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,564 Yearly Degrees
$16,948 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#22

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,542 Yearly Degrees
$21,598 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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.

#23

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,518 Yearly Degrees

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.

#24

Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,476 Yearly Degrees

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.

#25

Rowan College at Burlington County

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
1,347 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 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.

Other New Jersey Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 County College of Morris 1,269
27 Camden County College 1,267
28 Essex County College 1,229
29 Beth Medrash Govoha 1,218
30 Rowan College at Gloucester County 1,066
31 Raritan Valley Community College 1,055
32 Hudson County Community College 981
33 Mercer County Community College 923
33 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus 923
35 Berkeley College - Woodland Park 920
36 Saint Peter’s University 855
37 Atlantic Cape Community College 727
38 Georgian Court University 721
39 Passaic County Community College 694
40 Cumberland County College 621
41 Jersey College 577
42 Centenary University 546
43 Felician University 513
44 Caldwell University 494
45 Drew University 453
46 Sussex County Community College 408
47 College of Saint Elizabeth 395
48 Bloomfield College 302
49 Eastwick College-Ramsey 259
50 Warren County Community College 258
51 DeVry University - New Jersey 227
51 Salem Community College 227
53 Princeton Theological Seminary 203
54 Strayer University - New Jersey 134
55 Eastwick College-Nutley 124
56 Pillar College 103
57 Eastwick College-Hackensack 81
58 Eastern International College - Jersey City 65
59 Seminary-Bnos-Chaim 50
60 Eastern International College - Belleville 48
61 Chamberlain University-New Jersey 41
62 University of Phoenix - New Jersey 39
63 Yeshiva-Gedola-Tiferes-Yerachmiel 38
64 New Brunswick Theological Seminary 29
65 Yeshiva-Gedolah-Keren-Hatorah 26
66 Yeshiva Gedolah Shaarei Shmuel 23
67 Yeshivas-Emek-Hatorah 22
68 Rabbinical College of America 17
69 Yeshiva-Chemdas-Hatorah 16
70 Bais Medrash Toras Chesed 14
70 Yeshiva-Gedolah-Of-Cliffwood 14
72 Yeshiva Toras Chaim 11
73 Yeshivas Be’er Yitzchok 9
74 Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah 8
74 Beth Medrash of Asbury Park 8
76 Assumption College for Sisters 7
77 Rabbi Jacob Joseph School 6
78 Bais Medrash Mayan Hatorah 5
79 Talmudical Academy - New Jersey 4
80 Yeshiva Bais Aharon 2
80 Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma 2
82 Yeshiva-Gedolah-Tiferes-Boruch 1
83 Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine 0

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