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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: Programs and School Info

Learn what degree programs the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements, and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Located just outside Atlantic City, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a 4-year, public, liberal arts school offering certificate, undergraduate degree, and graduate degree programs. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked this school #47 on its list of top regional schools in the North and #11 among the top public institutions in the North region.

Academics

Students at this school can pursue degrees in 8 schools that cover the following disciplines: arts and humanities, business, education, general studies, health sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, and graduate and continuing studies. According to the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) data on degrees awarded in 2011-2012, the most popular bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs at Stockton were business administration and management, teacher education, and physical therapy, respectively. Many of Stockton's classes are available as online or hybrid courses. The Stockton Ospreys compete in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, which is part of NCAA Division III. There are 17 intercollegiate sports, and students can also participate in club sports, intramurals, and other recreational programs.

Admissions

Prospective students can apply to Stockton with a traditional printed application or an online application. Required materials include a $50 application fee, a copy of the student's Social Security card, a high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. In fall 2012, of the more than 6,000 applicants, 57% were accepted, though only 28% enrolled, per NCES statistics. The same source reported that during that academic year, 91% of undergraduates were full-time students, and 58% were female. Additionally, 99% were in-state residents, and 75% were Caucasian.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates at this school vary depending on whether students are in-state or out-of-state residents. In 2012-2013, the total expenses to attend this school ranged from nearly $31,000 to more than $37,000, per the NCES. These costs included tuition, fees, on-campus housing, books, and materials. The school offers scholarships based on class rank and test scores, as well as financial aid opportunities to help students pay the costs of their education.

THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY QUICK FACTS
School Type 4-year, public*
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees; postgraduate certificates*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Midsize suburb*
Student Body 7,516 undergraduate and 884 graduate students in 2012*
Student Housing 2 residence halls and 4 apartment suite buildings**
ACADEMICS
Schools and Programs 8 schools; approximately 40 undergraduate programs, 30 graduate programs, and 1 dual bachelor's/master's degree**
Student-Faculty Ratio 18:1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2012:
Bachelor's: Business Administration and Management (324)
Master's: Teacher Education (38)
Doctoral: Physical Therapy (33)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates (Students Who Began Studies in 2006) 40% in 4 years
64% in 6 years*
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate 57% in 2012*
First-Year Retention Rates 84% for full-time students (2011-2012)*
Average SAT Score of Entering Students Above 1,100 combined SAT scores (2012)**
Undergraduate Application Due Date May 1 for general admission (some programs have earlier deadlines)
January 31 for guaranteed scholarship consideration**
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition $12,322 for in-state students and $18,715 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees in 2012-2013)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Undergraduate Students Receiving It) In 2011-2012: Grants or scholarships (54%), Pell grants (35%), federal student loans (68%)*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 88% in 2011-2012*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, New Jersey 08205
  • Phone: (609) 652-4261
  • Website: www.stockton.edu

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