Piscataway, New Jersey Education and City Information

Piscataway is north of New Brunswick and one of the oldest municipalities in New Jersey. Piscataway's residents are within driving distance of several universities, colleges, community colleges, career schools and seminaries. Examine Piscataway's population and demographics, industries and school options in this article.

About Piscataway, New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey, is a community of approximately 55,000 people, according to the Piscataway Township's official website. A diverse town, its residents are roughly 45% Caucasian, 19% African-American, 23% Asian and 7% Hispanic, as of 2016 township info.

Piscataway is part of Middlesex County, and its highway system allows easy access to New York City, the Jersey shore, and upstate New York. The community is home to a section of the campus of Rutgers University and its football stadium. The downtown area has performing arts centers and galleries. There are also numerous restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Piscataway has community parks and a golf course. Temperatures reach average July highs in the mid 80s and average January lows in the low 20s. The area also sees average rainfall of 48 inches annually.

Educational Opportunities

Part of Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus is located in Piscataway, which is also home to three proprietary institutions: American Institute of Medical Sciences and Education, Strayer University and Central Career Institute. Rutgers is a public school that serves around 48,000 students. It was ranked 72nd among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.

Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham is about 14 miles away in Madison. A private, non-profit school, it has about 3,200 students and primarily offers bachelor's and master's degrees. Middlesex County College is a 2-year school just four miles away in Edison. About 12,000 students are enrolled in the school's certificate or associate's degree programs. Other schools in the area include New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Raritan Valley Community College, Kean University and Drew University.

Economic Info

Large corporations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Colgate Palmolive and Bristol-Myers Squibb, have headquarters in Piscataway or in the local area. Large employers in Middlesex County include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Novo Nordisk, Silverline Building Products and Raritan Bay Medical Center.

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