Colleges that offer degrees at the doctoral level are typically traditional public or private not-for-profit schools, but the range of programs that can be studied at this advanced level varies widely from school to school. This article compares New Jersey colleges that offer doctorates in multiple disciplines based on statistics provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.
New Jersey Schools With Doctoral Programs Near Large Cities
Among the schools in New Jersey with doctoral programs, there are a few located near large cities. This includes Rowan University, located within driving distance of Philadelphia, and Montclair State University which is located in the northern part of the state. Other schools near large cities include:
- New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark)
- Rutgers University-Newark (Newark)
- New Jersey City University (Jersey City)
- William Paterson University of New Jersey (Wayne)
Largest Schools in New Jersey With Doctoral Programs
The largest schools in New Jersey with doctoral programs all had an enrollment, as of Fall 2014, of more than 9,000 total students, including undergraduates. Rutgers University- New Brunswick had 13,834 graduate students, while Montclair State University has 4,137 graduate students. The next three largest schools are as follows:
- Seton Hall University (3,810 graduate students)
- Rutgers University- Newark (3,906 graduate students)
- Rowan University (2,756 graduate students)
Lowest Average Graduate Tuition
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) tracks a multitude of statistics for colleges in the U.S., including an average graduate tuition figure. The amount used reflects 2015-16 average graduate tuition costs, and in-state rates are used where those are available.
- Montclair State University ($9,960)
- New Jersey City University ($9,974)
- Stockton University ($10,476)
- William Paterson University of New Jersey ($11,452)
- Kean University ($12,835)
Highest Graduation Rate
Another NCES statistic, the graduation rate, offers a measuring stick that reflects a school's overall success. The figure is based on first-time undergraduates who enrolled full time in 2012 for a bachelor's degree and finished in six years or less.
- Princeton University (97% graduation rate)
- Rutgers University-New Brunswick (80% graduation rate)
- Stockton University (73% graduation rate)
- Rutgers University - Newark (68% graduation rate)
- Rowan University (67% graduation rate)
We've attempted to make finding the right doctoral program in New Jersey a little easier by listing them in the categories of proximity to cities, largest programs, tuition, and graduation rate.