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64 Colleges
7,355 Yearly Graduations
$64,169 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,574 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, New Jersey is ranked #22 in the country with 7,355 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $16,042 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $19,182 a year.

An estimated 53% of college students in New Jersey take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,394 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Jersey College

Teterboro, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,037 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Jersey College is 3,179, which includes 3,179 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 8% are men and 92% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,360 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% 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 $46,500.

#2

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
536 Yearly Degrees
$15,407 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 50,254 students at Rutgers New Brunswick in total, 36,039 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 34,052 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Rutgers New Brunswick is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,635 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rutgers New Brunswick is $44,300.

#3

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
341 Yearly Degrees
$10,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Union County College is 9,412, which includes 4,223 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Union County College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,826 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Union County College is $25,200.

#4

Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
314 Yearly Degrees
$7,926 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Thomas Edison State University is 10,934, of which 10,217 students are undergraduates and of those, 77 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

TESU has a 7.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,200 during the early-career years.

#5

Rutgers University - Camden

Camden, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
254 Yearly Degrees
$15,264 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rutgers University - Camden is 7,171, of which 5,776 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,764 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Rutgers Camden is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,389 a year. Rutgers Camden has a 3.8% 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 Rutgers Camden is $44,300.

#6

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
221 Yearly Degrees
$12,414 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,991 students at NJCU in total, 6,237 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,091 are full-time. It takes the average NJCU undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

40% of NJCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,814 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NJCU is $33,400.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown is 579, which includes 407 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Lincoln Tech - Moorestown. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,466 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - Moorestown is $23,400.

#8

Chamberlain University - New Jersey

North Brunswick, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees
$19,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 293 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - New Jersey, and 677 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Chamberlain - New Jersey. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

About 33% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,309 a year. Chamberlain - New Jersey has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#9

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
193 Yearly Degrees
$43,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,136 undergraduates at Seton Hall, of which 5,777 are full-time, and there are 10,162 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Seton Hall is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

57% of Seton Hall students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,936 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Seton Hall with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
158 Yearly Degrees
$35,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Felician University is 2,004, of which 1,624 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,457 are full-time. It takes the average Felician undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

73% of Felician students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,986 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Felician with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
152 Yearly Degrees
$25,441 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,468 students at Berkeley College - Woodland Park in total, 3,324 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,431 are full-time. For undergraduates at Berkeley College - Woodland Park, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

83% of Berkeley College - Woodland Park students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,903 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Berkeley College - Woodland Park with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
148 Yearly Degrees
$42,220 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus is 7,871, of which 5,860 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,232 are full-time. For undergraduates at FDU, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

67% of FDU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,244 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,200 during the early-career years.

#13

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
146 Yearly Degrees
$14,678 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,174 students at Ramapo College in total, 5,609 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,821 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Ramapo College is 4.2 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,182 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Rowan College at Burlington County

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
136 Yearly Degrees
$5,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rowan College at Burlington County is 8,890, which includes 4,418 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

10% of RCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,036 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,600 during the early-career years.

#15

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
134 Yearly Degrees
$8,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Brookdale Community College is 11,856, which includes 5,535 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 12% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,045 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Brookdale Community College is $26,600.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees

There are 346 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Paramus, and 489 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

90% of Lincoln Tech - Paramus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,199 a year. Lincoln Tech - Paramus has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

#17

Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$5,115 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,176 students at OCC in total, 4,427 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at OCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,840 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from OCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
123 Yearly Degrees

There are 459 students at Lincoln Tech - Iselin in total, 327 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

89% of Lincoln Tech - Iselin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,765 a year. Lincoln Tech - Iselin has a 8.3% 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 Lincoln Tech - Iselin is $23,400.

#19

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
120 Yearly Degrees
$39,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,630 undergraduates at Monmouth, of which 4,448 are full-time, and there are 6,167 students altogether. For undergraduates at Monmouth, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Monmouth take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,744 a year. Monmouth has a 3.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 during the early-career years.

#20

County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
119 Yearly Degrees
$9,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,556 students at County College of Morris in total, 3,505 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at County College of Morris take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,455 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from County College of Morris with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees
$13,370 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 10,198, of which 8,735 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,270 are full-time. For undergraduates at William Paterson University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 68% of students at William Paterson University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,352 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from William Paterson University is $34,700.

#21

Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
116 Yearly Degrees
$5,592 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,686 students at Mercer County Community College in total, 2,608 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Mercer County Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,782 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Mercer County Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
113 Yearly Degrees
$16,923 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,048 undergraduates at TCNJ, of which 6,823 are full-time, and there are 7,686 students altogether. TCNJ has a freshman retention rate of 94%, 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 48%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,692 a year. TCNJ has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $49,200 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
110 Yearly Degrees
$24,107 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 48 full-time undergraduates at JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing, and 587 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

100% of JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,449 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $55,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Prism Career Institute, Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
108 Yearly Degrees

There are 61 students at Prism Career Institute in total, 61 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,539 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Prism Career Institute is $21,500.

Other New Jersey Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Prism Career Institute, West Atlantic City 97
27 College of Saint Elizabeth 91
27 Bergen Community College 91
29 Camden County College 90
30 Rowan University 88
31 Raritan Valley Community College 83
32 Middlesex County College 81
33 Healthcare Training Institute 79
34 Kean University 77
34 Rowan College at Gloucester County 77
34 Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing 77
37 Ocean County Vocational-Technical School 76
37 Cumberland County College 76
39 Essex County College 75
40 Saint Peter’s University 69
41 Atlantic Cape Community College 65
42 Passaic County Community College 64
43 Stockton University 63
44 Salem Community College 59
45 Caldwell University 53
45 Georgian Court University 53
45 Best Care College 53
48 Universal Training Institute 47
49 Bloomfield College 45
50 Eastwick College - Hackensack 42
51 Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing 40
52 Eastern International College - Belleville 29
53 Montclair State University 25
54 New Community Workforce Development Center 19
54 Monmouth County Vocational School District 19
56 Morris County Vocational School District 18
56 Eastern International College - Jersey City 18
58 Warren County Community College 17
59 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus 16
60 Hudson County Community College 13
61 National Career Institute 7
62 Rutgers University - Newark 5
62 Rider University 5
64 Eastwick College - Ramsey 0

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