Parsippany, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

While there is only one school located in Parsippany, there are 97 additional schools located within a 25-mile radius. Learn about the top schools in several categories, including highest graduation rates and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

Prospective Parsippany-area college students have a variety of options to choose from, including private, 4-year colleges, several public schools, and even community colleges. Weigh evaluation criteria such as location, price, school size, and graduation rates using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Schools Closest to Parsippany, New Jersey

Four of the five schools closest to Parsippany are privately owned and operated. All 5 schools are within driving distance and are less than 9 miles away. Below is a list of the 5 closest schools to Parsippany:

  • College of Saint Elizabeth (6.1 miles away)
  • Caldwell University (7.1 miles away)
  • Drew University (7.2 miles away
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (7.2 miles away)
  • County College of Morris (8.6 miles away)

Largest Schools Near Parsippany, New Jersey

The 5 largest schools near Parsippany are all public institutions, with 2 of the 5 being community colleges. The area does not have a shortage of moderate to large size schools, since there are 16 total schools with over 8,000 students. Here is a list of the 5 largest schools near Parsippany, ranging from around 11,500 to 20,500 students:

  • Montclair State University (20,465 total students)
  • Bergen Community College (14,585 total students)
  • Kean University (14,112 total students)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (11,720 total students)
  • Middlesex County College (11,662 total students)

Lowest Net Price

The NCES reported in 2014-2015 that the average net prices for the five least expensive schools in the Parsippany area ranged from around $3,400-$6,850. The net price is a result of taking the cost of full-time attendance and subtracting any institutional or government aid. The 5 schools with the lowest net price are listed below:

  • 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)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES reported that the top five graduation rates for schools in the Parsippany area ranged from 66%-82%. These rates were based on students who enrolled in a 4-year university and graduated with a bachelor's degree in six years, which is 150% of normal graduation time. Here are the 5 schools with the highest graduation rates:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (82% graduation rate)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (74% graduation rate)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (68% graduation rate)
  • Drew University (67% graduation rate)
  • Montclair State University (66% graduation rate)

Students searching for schools in the Parsippany area should certainly weigh these factors when making their college selection: graduation rate, school size, location, and cost.

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