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
European Academy of Cosmetology - Union (Northern Nj) Union NJ No Data
Berkeley College West Paterson NJ 2-year private, for-profit 1994
Gibbs College Livingston NJ 2-year private, for-profit 1202
Hohokus - Hackensack School of Business and Medical Sciences Hackensack NJ 2-year private, for-profit 266
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
Pennco Tech Blackwood NJ 2-year private, for-profit 289
Sanford - Brown Institute - Iselin Iselin NJ 2-year private, for-profit 404
Solberg Flight Training Center Readington NJ 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Stenotech Career Institute Fairfield NJ 2-year private, for-profit 55
Assumption College for Sisters Mendham NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 32
Bayonne Hospital School of Nursing Bayonne NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Capital Health System School of Nursing Trenton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 32
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
Cooper Health System Center for Allied Health Education Camden NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 17
Ducret School of Arts Plainfield NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Englewood Hospital Medical Center School of Rad Englewood NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Hackensack Medical Center School of Radiography Hackensack NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing Teaneck NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 59
Hudson Area School of Radiologic Technology Bayonne NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Morristown Memorial Hospital Sch of Cardio Techn Morristown NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing Montclair NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 102
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
Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing Camden NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 12
Pascack Valley Hospital School of Radiography Westwood NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Philadelphia College of Bible - New Jersey Liberty Corner NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 90
Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing Jersey City NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing Trenton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 37
Sjhs School of Radiologic Technology Bridgeton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Francis Medical Center - School of Radiologic Technology Trenton NJ 2-year private, not-for-profit 10
Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing NJ 2-year public 5162
Bergen Community College Paramus NJ 2-year public 11993
Brookdale Community College Lincroft NJ 2-year public 11552
Burlington County College Pemberton NJ 2-year public 6122
Camden County College Blackwood NJ 2-year public 12131
County College of Morris Randolph NJ 2-year public 7919
Cumberland County College Vineland NJ 2-year public 2735
Essex County College Newark NJ 2-year public 8868
Gloucester County College Sewell NJ 2-year public 4669
Hudson County Community College Jersey City NJ 2-year public 4854
Mercer County Community College West Windsor NJ 2-year public 7751
Middlesex County College Edison NJ 2-year public 10398
Ocean County College Toms River NJ 2-year public 7143
Passaic County Community College Paterson NJ 2-year public 4633
Raritan Valley Community College Somerville NJ 2-year public 5751
Salem Community College Carneys Point NJ 2-year public 1166
Somerset County Technology Institute Bridgewater NJ 2-year public 532
Sussex County Community College Newton NJ 2-year public 2286
Union County College Cranford NJ 2-year public 8655
Warren County Community College Washington NJ 2-year public 797
Devry University - North Brunswick, Nj North Brunswick NJ 4-year private, for-profit 3779
Beth Medrash Govoha Lakewood NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2993
Bloomfield College Bloomfield NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 1785
Caldwell College Caldwell NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2094
Centenary College Hackettstown NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 1335
College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 1771
Drew University Madison NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2412
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
Georgian Court University Lakewood NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 2483
Jersey Shore Medical Center - School of Clin Lab Sci Neptune NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Monmouth University West Long Branch NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 5636
New Brunswick Theological Seminary New Brunswick NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 240
Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 743
Princeton University Princeton NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 6547
Rabbi Jacob Joseph School Edison NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 64
Rabbinical College of America Morristown NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 259
Rider University Lawrenceville NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 5274
Saint Peters College Jersey City NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 3282
Seton Hall University South Orange NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 9920
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 4121
Talmudical Academy - New Jersey Adelphia NJ 4-year private, not-for-profit 27
Kean University Union NJ 4-year public 11468
Montclair State University Montclair NJ 4-year public 13502
New Jersey City University Jersey City NJ 4-year public 8342
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark NJ 4-year public 8820
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah NJ 4-year public 5195
Rowan University Glassboro NJ 4-year public 9364
Rutgers University - Camden Camden NJ 4-year public 5136
Rutgers University - New Brunswick/piscataway New Brunswick NJ 4-year public 35236
Rutgers University - Newark Newark NJ 4-year public 9352
The College of New Jersey Ewing NJ 4-year public 6861
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Pomona NJ 4-year public 6312
Thomas Edison State College Trenton NJ 4-year public 11000
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark NJ 4-year public 4666
William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne NJ 4-year public 9945
Rutgers the State University Central Office New Brunswick NJ Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Academy of Massage Therapy Englewood NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 5
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
Berdan Institute Wayne NJ Less than 2-year private, for-profit 133
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

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

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