North Brunswick, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

There are 53 public and private colleges and universities located within an approximate 25-mile radius of North Brunswick, New Jersey. As you prepare to make a college decision, consider the evaluation criteria presented below.

In close proximity to North Brunswick, New Jersey, there are many public and private postsecondary schools, ranging from community colleges to 4-year colleges and universities. Consider data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) covering topics such as proximity to North Brunswick, school size, cost, and graduation rate.

Closest Schools to North Brunswick, NJ

There is a combination of 2- and 4-year schools in this area, both public and private. The three private schools closest to North Brunswick are all for-profit institutions.

  • Branford Hall Career Institute-North Brunswick (downtown North Brunswick)
  • DeVry University-New Jersey (downtown North Brunswick)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (2.9 miles away)
  • Middlesex County College (6.2 miles away)
  • Strayer University-Piscataway (7 miles away)

Largest Schools Near North Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University is by far the largest school near North Brunswick, with nearly 49,000 total students. The area also has many moderate sized schools with enrollments all over 11,000 students. Aside from Rutgers, here are the next five largest schools:

  • Thomas Edison State University (21,495 total students)
  • Kean University (14,359 total students)
  • Brookdale Community College (14,144 total students)
  • Middlesex County College (12,059 total students)
  • Union County College (11,781 total students)

Lowest Net Price

The schools listed below have the lowest net price, which is the average total cost for in-state or in-district, full-time undergraduates to attend minus the average financial aid received. The data is from the NCES and is based on the 2014-2015 year.

  • Raritan Valley Community College ($3,392)
  • Union County College ($4,102)
  • Mercer County Community College ($5,410)
  • Brookdale Community College ($6,468)
  • Middlesex County College ($6,832)

Graduation Rate

The NCES also compiles school-specific data for the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who attend full time and earn their degree within 150% of normal completion time. For bachelor's degree seeking students, this time frame is six years. Students at the 4-year schools below all began their studies in 2009 and completed in 2015.

  • Princeton University (97% graduation rate)
  • The College of New Jersey (85% graduation rate)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (80% graduation rate)
  • Drew University (67% graduation rate)
  • Rider University (64% graduation rate)

As you can see, the North Brunswick-area has a host of educational options to choose from including large public schools, private schools with high graduation rates, and a mixture of schools within seven miles of downtown North Brunswick.

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