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
Zacharie School of Real Estate Manahawkin NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Worldwide Educational Services Inc - Passaic Office Clifton NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 12
Worldwide Educational Services Inc - Newark Office Newark NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 95
Worldwide Educational Services Inc - Middlesex Off New Brunswick NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 52
Worldwide Educational Services Inc - Jersey City Off Jersey City NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 418
Worldwide Educational Services Inc Phillipsburg NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 27
Worldwide Educational Services Inc Elizabeth NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 16
William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne NJ 4-year public 9945
White Horse Bartending School Berlin NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Weichert Real Estate School Morris Plains NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Warren County Community College Washington NJ 2-year public 797
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark NJ 4-year public 4666
Union County Vocational Technical School Scotch Plains NJ Less than 2-year public 165
Union County College Cranford NJ 2-year public 8655
Total Concepts Educational School East Orange NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Thoroughbred Race Riding Academy Westmont NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Thomas Edison State College Trenton NJ 4-year public 11000
The Stuart School Wall NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 122
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Pomona NJ 4-year public 6312
The Plaza School of Technology Paramus NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
The Institute for Health Education Fairfield NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 22
The College of New Jersey Ewing NJ 4-year public 6861
Teterboro School of Aeronautics Teterboro NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 159
Talmudical Academy - New Jersey Adelphia NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 27
Sussex County Community College Newton NJ 2-year public 2286
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 4121
Stenotech Career Institute Fairfield NJ 2-year private, for-profit 55
Stat - A - Matrix Institute Edison NJ Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Star Technical Institute Lakewood NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 62
Star Technical Institute Stratford NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 173
St Francis Medical Center - School of Radiologic Technology Trenton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 10
South Jersey Professional School of Business Northfield NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
South Jersey Professional School of Business Marlton NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Somerset County Technology Institute Bridgewater NJ 2-year public 532
Solberg Flight Training Center Readington NJ 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Sjhs School of Radiologic Technology Bridgeton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Shore Beauty School Pleasantville NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 16
Seton Hall University South Orange NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 9920
Seashore Healing Arts Center Somers Point NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Sanford - Brown Institute - Iselin Iselin NJ 2-year private, for-profit 404
Salem County Vocational Technical Schools Woodstown NJ Less than 2-year public No Data
Salem Community College Carneys Point NJ 2-year public 1166
Saint Peters College Jersey City NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 3282
Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing Trenton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 37
Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing Jersey City NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Rutgers University - Newark Newark NJ 4-year public 9352
Rutgers University - New Brunswick/piscataway New Brunswick NJ 4-year public 35236
Rutgers University - Camden Camden NJ 4-year public 5136
Rutgers the State University Central Office New Brunswick NJ Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Rowan University Glassboro NJ 4-year public 9364
Roman Academy of Beauty Culture Hawthorne NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 101
Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness Marlton NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 106
Rider University Lawrenceville NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 5274
Reignbow Beauty Academy North Plainfield NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 50
Reignbow Beauty Academy Perth Amboy NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 146
Raritan Valley Flying School Princeton NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Raritan Valley Community College Somerville NJ 2-year public 5751
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah NJ 4-year public 5195
Rabbinical College of America Morristown NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 259
Rabbi Jacob Joseph School Edison NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 64
Professional School of Business Millburn NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Prism Career Institute Cherry Hill NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 77
Prism Career Institute West Atlanitc City NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 77
Princeton University Princeton NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 6547
Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 743
Princeton School of Real Estate Pennington NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Philadelphia College of Bible - New Jersey Liberty Corner NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 90
Pennco Tech Blackwood NJ 2-year private, for-profit 289
Paterson Technical Institute Paterson NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Passaic County Community College Paterson NJ 2-year public 4633
Pascack Valley Hospital School of Radiography Westwood NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Parisian Beauty School Hackensack NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 162
P B Cosmetology Education Center Gloucester NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 137
Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing Camden NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 12
Orange Beauty School Orange NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Omega Institute Pennsauken NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 161
Ocean School of Real Estate Brick NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Ocean County Vocational - Technical School Toms River NJ Less than 2-year public 177
Ocean County College Toms River NJ 2-year public 7143
O Briens Professional Travel School Mahwah NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
North Jersey School of Real Estate Edison NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
North Jersey School of Dog Grooming Chatham NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark NJ 4-year public 8820
New Jersey City University Jersey City NJ 4-year public 8342
New Horizon Institute of Cosmetology Inc West New York NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 220
New Community Workforce Development Center Newark NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 468
New Brunswick Theological Seminary New Brunswick NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 240
Natural Motion Institute - Jersey City Jersey City NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 105
Nash Academy of Animal Arts Edgewater NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center - Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Sch... Plainfield NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 47
Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center - Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Sch... Plainfield NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 273
Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing Montclair NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 102
Morristown Memorial Hospital Sch of Cardio Techn Morristown NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Morris County Vocational School District Denville NJ Less than 2-year public No Data
Montclair State University Montclair NJ 4-year public 13502
Monmouth University West Long Branch NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 5636
Monmouth County Vocational School District Long Branch NJ Less than 2-year public 803
Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Sch East Brunswick NJ Less than 2-year public 516
Middlesex County College Edison NJ 2-year public 10398
Micro Tech Training Center Jersey City NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 129

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

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