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48 Colleges
$66,421 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,961 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 5,648 students received a nursing degree from a college in New Jersey, making it rank #23 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New Jersey is $16,605 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $19,986 a year.

An estimated 41% of college students in New Jersey take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,490 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Jersey College

Teterboro, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
84% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Jersey College is 3,514, which includes 3,514 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 13% of accepted students are men, and 87% are women.

84% of Jersey College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,849 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jersey College is $54,085.

#2

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$16,263 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
35% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Rutgers University - New Brunswick is 50,411, of which 35,844 students are undergraduates and of those, 33,788 are full-time. For undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 68%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,262 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $58,494 during the early-career years.

#3

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$10,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
5% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,705 full-time undergraduates at Union County College, and 8,298 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 5% of students at Union County College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,043 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,264 during the early-career years.

#4

Rutgers University - Camden

Camden, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$16,112 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
47% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,502 undergraduates at Rutgers Camden, of which 4,608 are full-time, and there are 7,076 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 47% of students at Rutgers Camden take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,189 a year. Rutgers Camden has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rutgers Camden with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,494 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$7,372 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,576 undergraduates at TESU, of which 75 are full-time, and there are 10,495 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TESU is $60,491.

#6

Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$36,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
40% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Felician University is 2,556, of which 2,115 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,820 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Felician is 4.6 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Felician take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,775 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Felician is $46,671.

#7

Chamberlain University - New Jersey

North Brunswick, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$20,652 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
100% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,023 students at Chamberlain - New Jersey in total, 398 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 100% of students at Chamberlain - New Jersey take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $13,350 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Chamberlain - New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $76,330 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$48,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
57% Freshmen Loans

There are 9,814 students at Seton Hall in total, 5,913 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,724 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Seton Hall is 4.1 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

57% of Seton Hall students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,780 a year. Seton Hall has a 1.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seton Hall is $57,189.

#9

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$13,564 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
35% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,844 undergraduates at NJCU, of which 4,921 are full-time, and there are 7,550 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NJCU is 4.9 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,456 a year. NJCU has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NJCU is $43,504.

Public Public vs. Private
$14,624 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
50% Freshmen Loans

There are 9,635 students at William Paterson University in total, 7,971 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,480 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at William Paterson University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,511 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from William Paterson University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,279 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$15,363 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
42% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,412 undergraduates at Ramapo College, of which 4,720 are full-time, and there are 6,042 students altogether. Ramapo College has a freshman retention rate of 87%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

42% of Ramapo College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,795 a year. Ramapo College has a 0.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Ramapo College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $52,446 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$5,320 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
7% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Ocean County College is 7,480, which includes 3,735 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

7% of OCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,140 a year. OCC has a 2.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from OCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,377 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$8,948 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
8% Freshmen Loans

There are 10,438 students at Brookdale Community College in total, 4,783 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Brookdale Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,998 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,167 during the early-career years.

#14

Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$8,438 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Bergen Community College is 11,409, which includes 5,994 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,057 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Bergen Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,204 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Rowan College at Burlington County

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$5,268 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
9% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,316 students at RCBC in total, 3,474 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

9% of RCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,593 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,292 during the early-career years.

#16

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$14,952 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
55% Freshmen Loans

There are 19,678 students at Rowan in total, 15,963 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,832 are full-time. It takes the average Rowan undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Roughly 55% of students at Rowan take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,798 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rowan with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $50,231 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$10,260 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
19% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,983 full-time undergraduates at County College of Morris, and 6,697 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at County College of Morris take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,771 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from County College of Morris with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,336 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$43,216 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
64% Freshmen Loans

There are 5,674 students at Monmouth in total, 4,263 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,093 are full-time. It takes the average Monmouth undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Monmouth take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,968 a year. Monmouth has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Monmouth is $54,123.

#19

Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$7,296 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
7% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,080 students at RVCC in total, 2,653 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,340 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,565 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$37,563 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
52% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus is 7,479, of which 5,734 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,189 are full-time. It takes the average FDU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at FDU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,754 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FDU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,783 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$35,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
62% Freshmen Loans

There are 2,231 students at Georgian Court in total, 1,642 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,290 are full-time. It takes the average Georgian Court undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 80%. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 68% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,647 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Georgian Court with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,948 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$34,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
77% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at College of Saint Elizabeth is 1,272, of which 786 students are undergraduates and of those, 632 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,031 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CSE is $38,437.

#23

Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$6,150 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
8% Freshmen Loans

There are 1,994 full-time undergraduates at Mercer County Community College, and 6,342 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,174 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mercer County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,622 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$3,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
8% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Camden County College is 8,122, which includes 3,424 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

8% of Camden County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,771 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Camden County College is $30,320.

#25

Hudson County Community College

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
$8,390 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
3% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Hudson County Community College is 7,039, which includes 3,822 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,673 a year. HCCC has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from HCCC is $28,054.

Other New Jersey Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 The College of New Jersey 84
27 Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus 74
28 Middlesex County College 70
29 Stockton University 67
30 Eastern International College - Belleville 64
31 Kean University 62
32 Saint Peter’s University 58
32 Caldwell University 58
34 Passaic County Community College 54
35 Bloomfield College 51
36 Montclair State University 50
36 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus 50
38 Eastern International College - Jersey City 43
39 Cumberland County College 41
40 Berkeley College - Woodland Park 39
41 Salem Community College 28
42 Essex County College 23
43 Warren County Community College 16
44 Eastwick College - Ramsey 15
45 Best Care College 13
46 Rutgers University - Newark 4
46 Rider University 4
48 Atlantic Cape Community College 1

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