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40 Colleges
5,447 Yearly Graduations
$72,319 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,547 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 5,447 students received a teaching degree from a college in New Jersey, making it rank #21 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $18,080 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $21,244 a year.

About 46% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,637 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Montclair State University

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

There are 21,115 students at Montclair State in total, 16,988 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 15,133 are full-time. It takes the average Montclair State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 34% of accepted students 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. 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 $36,900 during the early-career years.

#2

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
627 Yearly Degrees
$16,923 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,686 students at TCNJ in total, 7,048 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,823 are full-time. It takes the average TCNJ undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

54% of TCNJ students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,692 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,200 during the early-career years.

#3

Kean University

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

There are 11,824 undergraduates at Kean, of which 9,609 are full-time, and there are 14,056 students altogether. For undergraduates at Kean, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $9,865 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Kean with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Rowan University

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

There are 19,465 students at Rowan in total, 16,120 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 14,043 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 69%. Around 52% of accepted students are men, and 48% are women.

61% of Rowan students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,586 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rowan with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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

The total student population at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is 50,254, of which 36,039 students are undergraduates and of those, 34,052 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Rutgers New Brunswick 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 58%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%!

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

#6

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
289 Yearly Degrees
$44,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,824 students at Rider in total, 3,920 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,535 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

76% of Rider students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,532 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average 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.

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

There are 8,735 undergraduates at William Paterson University, of which 7,270 are full-time, and there are 10,198 students altogether. It takes the average William Paterson University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

68% of William Paterson University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,352 a year. William Paterson University has a 7.6% 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 $34,700 during the early-career years.

#8

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
250 Yearly Degrees
$12,414 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,237 undergraduates at NJCU, of which 5,091 are full-time, and there are 7,991 students altogether. 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.

40% of NJCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,814 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar 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.

#9

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
240 Yearly Degrees
$43,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Seton Hall University is 10,162, of which 6,136 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,777 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.

57% of Seton Hall students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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.

#10

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
185 Yearly Degrees
$33,610 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,458 students at Georgian Court in total, 1,783 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,417 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Georgian Court is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,213 a year. Georgian Court has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Georgian Court with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Monmouth University

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

There are 4,630 undergraduates at Monmouth, of which 4,448 are full-time, and there are 6,167 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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 student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Monmouth is $41,300.

#12

Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
176 Yearly Degrees
$38,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Peter’s University is 3,452, of which 2,641 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,353 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

53% of Saint Peter’s College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,239 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#13

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
126 Yearly Degrees
$8,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Brookdale Community College is 11,856, which includes 5,535 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brookdale Community College is $26,600.

#14

Centenary University

Hackettstown, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$33,492 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Centenary University is 1,802, of which 1,266 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,058 are full-time. It takes the average Centenary undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Centenary take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,523 a year. Centenary has a 7.5% 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 Centenary is $37,900.

#15

Ramapo College of New Jersey

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

There are 5,609 undergraduates at Ramapo College, of which 4,821 are full-time, and there are 6,174 students altogether. Ramapo College has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% 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%.

Students who graduate from Ramapo College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Essex County College

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
90 Yearly Degrees
$8,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,589 full-time undergraduates at Essex, and 7,514 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 1% of students at Essex take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,942 a year.

Students who graduate from Essex with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
80 Yearly Degrees
$7,350 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,480 students at PCCC in total, 2,610 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,626 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

#17

Stockton University

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

There are 8,604 undergraduates at Stockton State, of which 8,136 are full-time, and there are 9,621 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount 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.

#19

Rowan College at Gloucester County

Sewell, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees
$5,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rowan College at Gloucester County is 7,130, which includes 3,851 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,437 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rowan College at Gloucester County is $27,100.

#19

Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
78 Yearly Degrees
$6,052 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Raritan Valley Community College is 7,887, which includes 3,089 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,627 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,500 during the early-career years.

#21

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
74 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Camden County College is 9,675, which includes 4,271 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 14% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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

Middlesex County College

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

There are 5,044 full-time undergraduates at Middlesex County College, and 10,894 students altogether. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,500 during the early-career years.

#23

Caldwell University

Caldwell, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees
$35,740 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,189 students at Caldwell in total, 1,651 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,517 are full-time. For undergraduates at Caldwell, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

69% of Caldwell students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,530 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Caldwell with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
50 Yearly Degrees
$44,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus is 3,483, of which 2,730 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,640 are full-time. It takes the average FDU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

72% of FDU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,676 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.

#25

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
49 Yearly Degrees
$34,226 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at College of Saint Elizabeth is 1,186, of which 800 students are undergraduates and of those, 604 are full-time. For undergraduates at CSE, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,540 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSE is $33,000.

Other New Jersey Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Felician University 43
27 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus 42
28 Thomas Edison State University 31
29 Bloomfield College 28
30 Drew University 20
31 County College of Morris 14
31 Cumberland County College 14
33 Ocean County College 5
34 Rutgers University - Camden 4
35 Warren County Community College 3
35 Salem Community College 3
37 Bergen Community College 2
37 Sussex County Community College 2
39 Pillar College 0
39 Strayer University - New Jersey 0

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