Egg Harbor-based students in search of a traditional college experience close to home only have a handful of options. Most of the schools within 25 miles of the city are specialized for-profit institutions. In this article, we take a closer look at schools in the area sorted by location, size, cost and graduation rates based on data from the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Closest Schools to Egg Harbor, NJ
In the Egg Harbor area, there are several for-profit schools, but they are all specialized schools with just a few fields of study and won't be discussed in this article. Schools in the area offering more traditional programs that are close to Egg Harbor are listed here:
- Atlantic Cape Community College, 7.7 miles
- Stockton University, 9.8 miles
- Cumberland County College, 20.5 miles
Largest Schools Near Egg Harbor, NJ
Larger schools offer expanded programs, flexibility in class schedule and instructor options. See which schools offer the largest student body enrollment in the area:
- Stockton University (8,570 students)
- Atlantic Cape Community College (6,845 students)
- Cumberland County College (3,844 students)
Lowest Net Costs
The National Center for Education Statistics determines the net cost of attending a particular college by subtracting the average amount of financial aid that students received from the total cost of attendance for students paying the in-state tuition and fees rate. In the Egg Harbor area, the net cost at schools ranged from about $7,900 to about $15,000 in 2014-2015.
- Cumberland County College, $7,909
- Atlantic Cape Community College, $8,898
- Stockton University, $14,980
Highest Graduation Rates
Students can learn about the success rates of the colleges that they are considering by examining the graduation rates. The NCES determines a school's overall graduation rate by how many students complete their programs within 150% of normal time, which is three years for an associate's degree program and six years for a bachelor's degree program. In the Egg Harbor area, the overall graduation rate was notably lower at the two community colleges than at the public four-year college.
- Stockton University, 73%
- Cumberland County College, 26%
- Atlantic Cape Community College, 16%
Few choices exist for traditional college pathways in the Egg Harbor area, but students can find options to meet their needs based on the aforementioned