Livingston, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

While there are no schools located in Livingston, New Jersey, there are 101 schools located within a 25-mile radius. Learn about the top schools in several categories, including highest graduation rate and lowest cost, to find the school for you.

Aspiring college students who live near Livingston, NJ, and want to attend a local school have numerous options to choose from, including for-profit universities, healthcare training schools and community colleges, among others. This information compares and contrasts the traditional public or private institutions in the Livingston area, using data we have taken from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Closest Schools to Livingston, New Jersey

Northern New Jersey, being in the New York Metropolitan Area, contains a large number of different colleges, universities and other postsecondary educational institutions. The following five schools have the closest campuses to the Livingston area:

  • Seton Hall University (4.3 miles away)
  • Caldwell University (4.6 away)
  • Drew University (5.5 miles away)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (5.5 miles away)
  • Kean University (7.1 miles away)

Largest Schools near Livingston, New Jersey

Livingston is found within a reasonable distance to many larger schools, including a few with student populations exceeding 10,000. If you are interested in pursuing your studies in a larger environment, these are the largest schools in the area of Livingston:

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (49,428 students)
  • Montclair State University (20,465 students)
  • Bergen Community College (14,585 students)
  • Kean University (14,112 students)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (11,720 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

A school's net price describes the amount left over when you subtract the normal financial aid package given to full-time undergrads from the average cost of attending that school. In the area around Livingston, the schools with the lowest net prices in the 2014-2015 academic year are:

  • Raritan Valley Community College ($3,392)
  • Union County College ($4,102)
  • Bergen Community College ($6,187)
  • Hudson County Community College ($6,791)
  • Middlesex County College ($6,832)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES compiles the graduation rates for different schools by taking the percentage of each school's full-time undergraduate population who graduates with their degrees no longer than 150% of the average length of time it takes to complete that program. For the highest graduation rates near Livingston in 2015, look into the following five schools:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (82% graduation rate)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (80% graduation rate)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (74% graduation rate)
  • Rutgers University - Newark (68% graduation rate)
  • Drew University (67% graduation rate)

If you are looking at schools in a large metropolitan area--such as that found in northern New Jersey--you should make sure that you look into factors likes campus location, school size, net price and graduation rate to make you school search much easier.

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