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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

New Jersey ranked #21 in the nation for teaching degrees handed out in 2019. Around 5,447 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New Jersey is $18,080 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $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 16,687 undergraduates at Montclair State, of which 14,859 are full-time, and there are 21,007 students altogether. It takes the average Montclair State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. 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. Montclair State has a 4.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

#2

The College of New Jersey

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

The total student population at The College of New Jersey is 7,821, of which 7,189 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,981 are full-time. 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 48%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TCNJ is $49,200.

#3

Kean University

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

There are 12,120 undergraduates at Kean, of which 9,817 are full-time, and there are 14,309 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

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

Roughly 67% of students at Kean take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,865 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kean is $35,800.

#4

Rowan University

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

The total student population at Rowan University is 19,618, of which 16,011 students are undergraduates and of those, 14,055 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rowan, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

61% of Rowan students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,586 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#5

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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

There are 36,158 undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, of which 34,285 are full-time, and there are 50,173 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Rutgers New Brunswick. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

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.

Roughly 50% of students at Rutgers New Brunswick take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

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

#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 3,770 undergraduates at Rider, of which 3,465 are full-time, and there are 4,674 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rider is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. 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 10,105 students at William Paterson University in total, 8,605 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,165 are full-time. 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.

Roughly 68% of students at William Paterson University take out loans to pay for college. 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 7,949 students at NJCU in total, 6,137 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,990 are full-time. For undergraduates at NJCU, the average graduation time is 5.0 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,814 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NJCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 10,219, of which 6,102 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,782 are full-time. For undergraduates at Seton Hall, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at Seton Hall take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,936 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% 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.

#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 1,793 undergraduates at Georgian Court, of which 1,417 are full-time, and there are 2,411 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

84% of Georgian Court students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,213 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgian Court is $34,500.

#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 4,450 undergraduates at Monmouth, of which 4,301 are full-time, and there are 5,953 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.

Roughly 72% of students at Monmouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,744 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 2,423 undergraduates at Saint Peter’s College, of which 2,203 are full-time, and there are 3,233 students altogether. It takes the average Saint Peter’s College undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,239 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Peter’s College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Brookdale Community College

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

There are 11,489 students at Brookdale Community College in total, 5,303 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. 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 1,681, of which 1,193 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,038 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 typical student loan amount is $7,523 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

#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 6,142 students at Ramapo College in total, 5,574 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,870 are full-time. 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,700 during the early-career years.

#16

Essex County College

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

There are 3,610 full-time undergraduates at Essex, and 7,434 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

1% of Essex students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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 6,497 students at PCCC in total, 2,446 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at PCCC take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from PCCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Stockton University

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

The total student population at Stockton University is 9,934, of which 8,893 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,459 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Stockton State is 4.3 years.

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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,600 during the early-career years.

#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 6,953, which includes 3,671 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

34% of Rowan College at Gloucester County students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

There are 7,793 students at RVCC in total, 2,992 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

12% of RVCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,627 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar 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

There are 9,735 students at Camden County College in total, 4,200 are 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,000 during the early-career years.

#22

Middlesex County College

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

There are 11,142 students at Middlesex County College in total, 5,139 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. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Middlesex County College is $27,500.

#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 2,206 students at Caldwell in total, 1,709 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,609 are full-time. It takes the average Caldwell undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 69% of students at Caldwell take out loans to pay for college. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Caldwell is $32,200.

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

There are 3,366 students at FDU in total, 2,620 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,539 are full-time. 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 84%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at FDU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,676 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FDU is $38,200.

#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

There are 834 undergraduates at CSE, of which 628 are full-time, and there are 1,287 students altogether. 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.

82% of CSE students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,540 a year. CSE has a 8.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CSE with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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