NJ Universities Offering Accredited Programs

New Jersey is home to 55 4-year colleges and universities. Compare these institutions in the state of New Jersey to determine which school might be right for you.

Learn about several of New Jersey's 4-year colleges, and preview information regarding closeness to large cities, student population, net tuition, and graduation rates provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

New Jersey Schools Near Large Cities

Schools located within large cities are often appealing for a number of reasons, such as typically having larger campus sizes and an easy access to downtown. Fortunately, there are several examples of schools within large New Jersey cities.

  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark)
  • Pillar College (Newark)
  • New Jersey City University (Jersey City)
  • Saint Peter's University (Jersey City)

Largest Schools in New Jersey

Attending school at a college with many students has several benefits, including an increased amount of diversity among students and greater opportunities for social interaction. The NCES lists the top five New Jersey schools by student population in fall of 2014. Theses public universities are:

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (48,378)
  • Thomas Edison State University (21,495)
  • Montclair State University (20,022)
  • Rowan University (14,778)
  • Kean University (14,359)

Lowest Net Price

College is an investment and, thankfully, the NCES College Navigator provides the average net price of attendance for thousands of post-secondary institutions across the country. Listed below are the schools with the lowest average net price paid by their full-time undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 school year:

  • New Jersey City University ($7,753)
  • Rutgers University-Newark ($10,569)
  • Rutgers University-Camden ($13,524)
  • Saint Peter's University ($13,906)
  • Montclair State University ($14,549)

Highest Graduation Rate

Another determining factor to consider before enrolling in any school is the graduation rate. This percentage can be indicative of the efforts that institutions put forth to see their students graduate. Below are the schools with the highest graduation rates for full-time undergraduates enrolled in fall 2009:

  • Princeton University (97%)
  • The College of New Jersey (85%)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (82%)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (80%)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (74%)

When choosing where to attend a university in New Jersey, make sure to take into account the schools' graduation rates, student population, net tuition rates, and location before making a decision.

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