Hamilton, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

Jul 19, 2020

Feel out your collegiate options in the Hamilton area by reviewing their student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Hamilton, New Jersey

The nearby city of Trenton contains the closest school to Hamilton, a 4-year public university called Thomas Edison State University. This school is a mere 1.1 miles away from Hamilton, with the next closest colleges being:

  • Rider University (3.8 miles)
  • The College of New Jersey (5.3 miles)
  • Mercer County Community College (8.5 miles)
  • Princeton University (9.7 miles)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (18.4 miles)

Largest Schools Near Hamilton, New Jersey

The 4-year public option of Rutgers University-New Brunswick is notable in this area as being by far the largest college close to Hamilton, with 50,254 students enrolled. This is a good deal bigger than the next closest schools, which are:

  • Thomas Edison State University (10,934 students)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (8,890 students)
  • Princeton University (8,374 students)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (7,887 students)
  • Mercer County Community College (7,686 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is a helpful statistic when you're trying to get a hold on what college will cost after financial aid has been accounted for. The calculation is performed by means of subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. Here we'll focus only on numbers applying to full-time undergraduate students attending school during the 2018-2019 school year. The lowest net prices near Hamilton are:

  • Mercer County Community College ($6,567)
  • Raritan Valley Community College ($6,583)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County ($7,080)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick ($16,873)
  • Princeton University ($18,712)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates in this section are, as in the net price section, only applicable to undergraduate students enrolled full-time. They're calculated based on 150% of the average timespan necessary to completing a program during 2019. The esteemed Princeton University has the highest graduation rate in the area at 98%, followed by:

  • The College of New Jersey (86%)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (84%)
  • Rider University (67%)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (28%)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (28%)

Students looking at colleges around Hamilton have a solid spread of options, from large public universities to prestigious private schools and several community colleges.

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