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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in New Jersey is $16,042 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $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 3,444, which includes 3,444 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 average amount of student loans is $7,360 a year. Jersey College has a 2.6% 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 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 36,158 undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, of which 34,285 are full-time, and there are 50,173 students altogether. 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%. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 50% of students at Rutgers New Brunswick take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,635 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 Rutgers New Brunswick with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Union County College

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

There are 4,226 full-time undergraduates at Union County College, and 9,181 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

8% of Union County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 10,227 students at TESU in total, 9,544 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 69 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from TESU is $46,200.

#5

Rutgers University - Camden

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

There are 5,739 undergraduates at Rutgers Camden, of which 4,767 are full-time, and there are 7,233 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Roughly 65% of students at Rutgers Camden take out loans to pay for college. 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 7,949 students at NJCU in total, 6,137 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,990 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NJCU is 5.0 years.

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

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,814 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 NJCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown is 648, which includes 394 full-time undergraduates. Lincoln Tech - Moorestown has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,466 a year. Lincoln Tech - Moorestown 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 - 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

The total student population at Chamberlain University - New Jersey is 789, which includes 341 full-time undergraduates. Chamberlain - New Jersey has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

100% of Chamberlain - New Jersey students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,309 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#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 10,219 students at Seton Hall in total, 6,102 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,782 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

About 73% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

57% of Seton Hall students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Seton Hall is $44,800.

#10

Felician University

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

There are 2,262 students at Felician in total, 1,852 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,640 are full-time. For undergraduates at Felician, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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 average amount of student loans 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

The total student population at Berkeley College - Woodland Park is 2,858, of which 2,682 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,972 are full-time. It takes the average Berkeley College - Woodland Park undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Berkeley College - Woodland Park is $30,000.

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 8,206, of which 6,353 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,113 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FDU is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,244 a year. FDU has a 7.6% 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 $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

The total student population at Ramapo College of New Jersey is 6,142, of which 5,574 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,870 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ramapo College, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at Ramapo College take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Ramapo College is $41,700.

#14

Rowan College at Burlington County

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

There are 8,439 students at RCBC in total, 4,145 are 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RCBC is $27,600.

#15

Brookdale Community College

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

There are 5,303 full-time undergraduates at Brookdale Community College, and 11,489 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

12% of Brookdale Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,600 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus is 561, which includes 368 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 90% of students at Lincoln Tech - Paramus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,199 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Paramus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Ocean County College

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

There are 4,250 full-time undergraduates at OCC, and 8,171 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

17% of OCC students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OCC is $27,900.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
123 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin is 504, which includes 363 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Lincoln Tech - Iselin take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

#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 5,953 students at Monmouth in total, 4,450 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,301 are full-time. For undergraduates at Monmouth, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

72% of Monmouth students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,744 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,300 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

The total student population at County College of Morris is 7,488, which includes 3,436 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 typical student loan amount is $4,455 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.1% is very similar 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

There are 8,605 undergraduates at William Paterson University, of which 7,165 are full-time, and there are 10,105 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at William Paterson University is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,352 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 $34,700 during the early-career years.

#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 7,480 students at Mercer County Community College in total, 2,576 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

6% of Mercer County Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mercer County Community College is $25,500.

#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 7,821 students at TCNJ in total, 7,189 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,981 are full-time. TCNJ has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 48% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at TCNJ take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,692 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

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

The total student population at JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing is 611, which includes 47 full-time undergraduates. JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 100% of students at JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,449 a year. JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing has a 2.3% 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 $55,600 during the early-career years.

#25

Prism Career Institute, Cherry Hill

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

There are 266 students at Prism Career Institute in total, 266 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at Prism Career Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,500 during the early-career years.

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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