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New Jersey City University Overview

New Jersey City University is a public institution situated in Jersey City, New Jersey. The city atmosphere of Jersey City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is New Jersey City University Known For?

1,249 Undergraduate Awards
$35,861 Avg Cost After Aid
96% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at NJCU is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from NJCU makes roughly $42,700 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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New Jersey City University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NJCU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#123 Most Popular Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#150 Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#205 Most Popular General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NJCU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Other Homeland Security Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Other Homeland Security College Factual
#1 Best Other Homeland Security Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Highest Paid Teacher Development & Methodology Graduates College Factual
#9 Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Education Graduates College Factual
#90 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual

Where Is New Jersey City University?


Contact details for NJCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-2000

How Do I Get Into NJCU?

You can apply to NJCU online at:

Admission Requirements for NJCU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NJCU?

96% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
Since NJCU has an acceptance rate of 96%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Can I Afford New Jersey City University?

$35,861 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
10.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NJCU is $35,861. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At NJCU, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $6,140 a year. That adds up to $24,560 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NJCU is 10.6%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

New Jersey City University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,921 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
78% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,844 undergraduate students at NJCU, with 4,921 being full-time and 923 being part-time.


There are also 1,706 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,921 full-time undergraduates at NJCU, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New Jersey City University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 380
Black or African American 1,152
Hispanic or Latino 2,164
White 834
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 342

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at New Jersey City University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at NJCU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, China, and India.

Online Learning at New Jersey City University

3,937 Took All Classes Online
7,338 Took At Least One Class Online
78.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,338 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NJCU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 39th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of NJCU

The following table shows how NJCU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Homeland Security #25 #25

Online Growth Rankings of NJCU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Jersey City University was 78.9%. This is the #489 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at NJCU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NJCU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Teacher Education Subject Specific 56%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NJCU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NJCU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Homeland Security #24
Instructional Media Design #55
Special Education #76
Teacher Education Subject Specific #81
Teacher Education Grade Specific #103
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #188
Education #258

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New Jersey City University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 155 0 0 0 155
General Psychology 144 0 0 0 144
Business Administration & Management 90 0 36 0 126
Criminal Justice & Corrections 107 0 10 0 117
Accounting 83 0 19 0 102
General Biology 89 0 0 0 89
Homeland Security 65 0 10 0 75
Finance & Financial Management 68 0 3 0 71
Health Sciences & Services 31 0 33 0 64
Special Education 0 0 57 0 57
Sociology 55 0 0 0 55
Fine & Studio Arts 47 0 5 0 52
Computer Information Systems 51 0 0 0 51
General English Literature 49 0 0 0 49
Educational Administration 0 0 47 0 47
Music 29 0 14 0 43
Student Counseling 0 0 41 0 41
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 11 28 0 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 0 19 14 35
Marketing 32 0 0 0 32
History 30 0 0 0 30
Instructional Media Design 0 0 28 0 28
Mathematics 27 0 0 0 27
Fire Protection 24 0 0 0 24
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 18 0 18
Communication & Media Studies 17 0 0 0 17
Romance Languages 14 0 0 0 14
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 13 0 13
Political Science & Government 13 0 0 0 13
Economics 8 0 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 7 0 0 0 7
Chemistry 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 3 0 0 0 3
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Allied Health Professions 1 0 0 0 1
Physics 1 0 0 0 1
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 1 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 1 0 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,249 11 382 15 1,657


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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