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Clifton, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

The Clifton, NJ, area is home to 37 colleges within a 25-mile radius, excluding for-profit institutions. We'll examine several core facets of these schools to help you become better informed on your options.

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Get to know the graduation rates, net prices, population sizes, and distance from the city of several schools within the Clifton, NJ, general area. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Clifton, New Jersey

Students will be able to find public, private and community colleges within a mere ten miles of Clifton, with many more options not too much further. The closest schools to Clifton are:

  • Passaic County Community College (2.9 miles)
  • Felician University (3.4 miles)
  • Montclair State University (3.9 miles)
  • Bloomfield College (5.5 miles)
  • Bergen Community College (6.1 miles)

Largest Schools near Clifton, New Jersey

Students won't have to look far for a large college experience near Cllifton, with the nearby Montclair State University boasting a student population of 20,465. Students will also have a healthy selection of urban and suburban settings when seeking large colleges near Clifton. The next biggest schools near town are:

  • Bergen Community College (14,585 students)
  • Kean University (14,112 students)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (11,720 students)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (11,325 students)
  • Union County College (11,220 students)

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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

Net price is good to be aware of as you try to figure out what college will cost after receiving financial aid. In this section, you'll be provided with numbers that apply to full-time undergraduate students based on the 2014-2015 school year. The college offering the lowest net price close to Clifton is Union County College, which has a net cost of $4,102. Other comparatively inexpensive institutions nearby include:

  • Bergen Community College ($6,187)
  • Hudson County Community College ($6,791)
  • County College of Morris ($6,858)
  • New Jersey City University ($7,753)
  • Passaic County Community College ($8,584)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates you encounter in this section apply exclusively to full-time undergraduate students and are based on the 2015 school year, taking 150% of the typical time needed for program completion into account. Several schools in the area possess solid graduation rates, with the best rates coming from a mix of private and public institutions. The highest graduation rates near Clifton include:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (82%)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (74%)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (68%)
  • Drew University (67%)
  • Montclair State University (66%)

Students looking to stay around Clifton for college have a good variety of schools to choose from, with inexpensive community college options like Bergen Community College and large public schools like Montclair State not too far away.

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