New Jersey Education and State Information

New Jersey is often called the Garden State. It has approximately 75 nonprofit colleges and universities, including Princeton University and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

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Information about New Jersey

According to 2015 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, New Jersey is home to nearly 9 million people. It has the highest population density of any state, at more than 1,200 people per square mile; this compares to a national average of approximately 85 people per square mile. A robust business environment has continued to bring people to New Jersey.

New Jersey has a variety of entertainment options. Atlantic City holds plenty of excitement with its casinos and entertainment venues. New Jersey's beautiful coastline draws millions of visitors each summer. The state is famous for its golf courses, and outdoor ice skating and skiing are great pastimes in the winter. Temperatures reach the 80s in the summer and dip down into the low 20s in the winter.

New Jersey Educational Opportunities

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Princeton University the top university in the nation. Other New Jersey schools that were ranked nationally include Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey's main campus in New Brunswick at #72 and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken at #75.

Additionally, U.S. News ranked the College of New Jersey in Ewing the third-best regional university in the North. Rowan University in Glassboro earned #19 and Rider University in Lawrenceville ranked #22 in that same category, while the Ramapo College of New Jersey just missed top 25.

For those seeking a 2-year degree or a certificate, New Jersey has more than a hundred options. These include Bergen Community College in Paramus, Brookdale Community College in Lincroft and Camden Community College in Blackwood.

New Jersey Economy and Industry Outlook

New Jersey has transformed from an industry-based state to a technological region. Many Fortune 500 companies have established headquarters in New Jersey, most notably Johnson & Johnson. Healthcare industry giants Bristol-Myers Squibb and Schering-Plough are in New Jersey, and major branches of the telecom and technology corporations AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies and Verizon also call New Jersey home.

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