Colleges in New Jersey

On June 29th, 2011 New Jersey's governor, Chris Christy, issued a reorganization plan that abolished the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. This was in response to a 2010 task force that studied the situation of New Jersey colleges. The task force noted the need to streamline the system of colleges in New Jersey by transferring the powers, functions and duties to the Secretary of Higher Education. This act also strengthened the powers and independence of all boards of trustees. A new governor's Higher Education Council was established to provide advice and assistance to the Secretary of Higher Education and to better serve New Jersey schools of higher education.

The system of schools in New Jersey for obtaining a post-secondary education include 31 public and 35 private institutions and enrolls more that 440,000 full and part time degree-seeking students across the state.

The State University, the Institute of Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry, Rutgers, five state universities, four state colleges and 19 community colleges comprise the system of public colleges in New Jersey. Private schools in New Jersey include 14 senior colleges and universities, 13 theological seminaries and rabbinical schools, two associates religious colleges and seven proprietary institutions that have the authority to grant degrees.

The best way to rank New Jersey colleges and universities is by using the average SAT scores of newly enrolled students. This is because New Jersey is a "SAT state," meaning that more students take the SAT exam than the ACT exam. All major New Jersey colleges and universities report SAT scores, and they are the standard for elite New Jersey schools. For example, 96 percent of Princeton students submitted SAT scores while only 25 percent gave their ACT scores.

Using this SAT criteria, the following New Jersey schools and their locations are the top ten in the state.

1. Princeton University, Princeton

2.The College of New Jersey, Ewing

3.Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken

4. Rutgers University, New Brunswick

5. Drew University, Madison

6. Ramapo College, Mahwah

7. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

8. Monmouth University, West Long Branch

9. Rutgers University, Camden

10. Caldwell College, Caldwell

Economy

In 2010, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimated the gross state product(GSP) of New Jersey at $487 billion. The per capita GSP was reported as $54,699 in 2008. Per capita income was $51,358, the nation's third highest. It ranks 2nd for the number of places with per capita income that beats the national average, and nine counties in the state are among the wealthiest 100 counties in the United States. It has a higher percentage of millionaire households than any other state.

The last few decades of the 19th century saw New Jersey as a state with many smaller factories producing the necessary components for a multitude of other larger manufacturers. Oil refineries along the Hudson waterfront greatly expanded employment. Manufacturing was highly diversified, pottery firms flourished and insurance companies grew powerful.

Early in the 20th century, wars provided stimulation for the state's industries. During the years of the first world war, giant shipyards at Camden, Kearny and Newark led the nation in shipbuilding. Middlesex County refined 75 percent of all copper in the nation. Seventy-five percent of the nation's shells were loaded in New Jersey.

The munitions and shipbuilding industries were also important during World War II. After the banning of German chemicals in World War I, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing showed much growth during the second world war. Paterson, a company that had formerly built locomotives become the nation's leading builder of airplane engines.

The US Census Bureau had declared New Jersey as an urban state in 1880 since the population was over one million for the first time. After World War II, urbanization intensified as people from older cities and other northern states left to buy homes in the country. Towns like Cherry Hill, Clifton, Middletown, and Woodbridge boomed. The populations in these towns grew sixfold in the following decades. The need for schools, police and fire departments and road maintenance grew. Voters approved a new state constitution in 1947 that streamlined state government and mandated equal rights for all citizens.The state's armed forces were immediately integrated.

After 1950, multi-million-dollar bond issues were passed to rebuild or establish state colleges in New Jersey. Funds were also allocated for the development of new parks, forest lands, reservoirs, highways and rapid transit systems. At the beginning of the 21st century, state legislature approved the spending of $12 billion to improve the overcrowded and deteriorating school system. The funds were dispersed to both inner city and suburban schools.

Although the state had experienced a recession during the latter part of the 20th century because of the loss of manufacturing jobs, the economy had rebounded by 1999 due in part due to biotechnology, electronics, pharmaceutical and other high-tech firms that were drawn to the state's skilled workforce.

New Jersey is likely to continue this trend well into the 21st century.

Found 206 Post-Secondary Schools In New Jersey


Title City State Type Enrollment
Academy of Massage Therapy Englewood NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 5
Adult & Continuing Education - Bcts Hackensack NJ Less than 2-year public 77
American Flyers Morristown NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American School of Floral and Plant Design Madison NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Anthem Institute - Jersey City Jersey City NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 994
Anthem Institute - Parsippany Parsippany NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 1757
Arc School of Insurance Denville NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Artistic Academy of Hair Design Morris Plains NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 63
Assumption College for Sisters Mendham NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 32
Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing NJ 2-year public 5162
Atlantic County Vocational Technical School Mays Landing NJ Less than 2-year public 175
Bayonne Hospital School of Nursing Bayonne NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Berdan Institute Wayne NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 133
Bergen Community College Paramus NJ 2-year public 11993
Berkeley College West Paterson NJ 2-year private, for-profit 1994
Berlitz Language Centers Princeton NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Ridgewood NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Summit NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Beth Medrash Govoha Lakewood NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2993
Bloomfield College Bloomfield NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 1785
Boardwalk and Marina Casino Dealers School Atlantic City NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 152
Brick Computer Science Institute Brick NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 458
Broadcasters Training School Trenton NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Brookdale Community College Lincroft NJ 2-year public 11552
Burlington County College Pemberton NJ 2-year public 6122
Caldwell College Caldwell NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2094
Camden County College Blackwood NJ 2-year public 12131
Camden County Vocational and Technical Schools Sicklerville NJ Less than 2-year public 1120
Cape May County Technical School District Cape May Courthouse NJ Less than 2-year public No Data
Capital Health System School of Nursing Trenton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 32
Capri Institute Succasunna NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 42
Capri Institute of Hair Design Kenilworth NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 157
Capri Institute of Hair Design Brick NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 154
Capri Institute of Hair Design Clifton NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 137
Capri Institute of Hair Design Paramus NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 137
Careerworks Inc Newark NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Centenary College Hackettstown NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 1335
Central Career School South Plainfield NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Charles E Gregory School of Nursing Old Bridge NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 24
Christ Hospital School of Nursing Jersey City NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 76
Cittone Institute Mount Laurel NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 892
Cittone Institute Edison NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 928
Classic Center for Health and Healing Denville NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 1771
Concorde School of Hair Design - Bloomfield Bloomfield NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 195
Concorde School of Hair Design - Ocean Township/asbury Park Ocean Township/asbury Park NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 53
Cooper Health System Center for Allied Health Education Camden NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 17
County College of Morris Randolph NJ 2-year public 7919
Creative Designs Institute Howell NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Csb School of Broadcasting - Hasbrouck Heights Hasbrouck Heights NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cumberland County College Vineland NJ 2-year public 2735
Devry University - North Brunswick, Nj North Brunswick NJ 4-year private, for-profit 3779
Divers Academy International Camden NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 66
Dover Business College Paramus NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 996
Drake College of Business Elizabeth NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 263
Drew University Madison NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2412
Ducret School of Arts Plainfield NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Empire Beauty School - Bordentown Bordentown NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 58
Empire Beauty School - Cherry Hill Cherry Hill NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 39
Empire Beauty School - Laurel Springs Laurel Springs NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 31
Engine City Technical Institute South Plainfield NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 87
Englewood Hospital Medical Center School of Rad Englewood NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Essex County College Newark NJ 2-year public 8868
European Academy of Cosmetology - Union (Northern Nj) Union NJ No Data
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 9382
Felician College Lodi NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 1544
Financial Supermarkets Inc Paterson NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Garden State Flying Service Inc Berlin NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Georgian Court University Lakewood NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2483
Gibbs College Livingston NJ 2-year private, for-profit 1202
Gloucester County College Sewell NJ 2-year public 4669
Gloucester County Vocational Technical School Dist Sewell NJ Less than 2-year public 75
Hackensack Medical Center School of Radiography Hackensack NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Harris School - Cherry Hill Cherry Hill NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 102
Harrison Career Institute - Delran Delran NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 127
Harrison Career Institute - Deptford Deptford NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 294
Harrison Career Institute - Ewing Ewing NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 296
Harrison Career Institute - Jersey City Jersey City NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 129
Harrison Career Institute - Oakhurst Oakhurst NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 248
Harrison Career Institute - Vineland Vineland NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 288
Hi Tech Training School Plainfield NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hohokus - Hackensack School of Business and Medical Sciences Hackensack NJ 2-year private, for-profit 266
Hohokus School - Rets Nutley Nutley NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 354
Hohokus School of Business and Medical Sciences Ramsey NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 288
Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences Linden NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 20
Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing Teaneck NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 59
Horizon Institute of Paralegal Studies Linden NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hudson Area School of Radiologic Technology Bayonne NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Hudson County Area Vo Tech School - Earl W Byrd Jersey City NJ Less than 2-year public No Data
Hudson County Area Vo Tech School - North Hudson North Bergen NJ Less than 2-year public No Data
Hudson County Community College Jersey City NJ 2-year public 4854
Jersey Shore Bartending School Eatontown NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Jersey Shore Medical Center - School of Clin Lab Sci Neptune NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Jersey Tractor Trailer Training Inc East Rutheford NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art Dover NJ 2-year private, for-profit 133
Katharine Gibbs School Piscataway NJ 2-year private, for-profit 440
Kayden Productions Cherry Hill NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kean University Union NJ 4-year public 11468
Kovats Real Estate and Insurance School Maywood NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lewis Flying Service Inc Williamstown NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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