Best Colleges in New Jersey

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Program Quality, Student Services Evaluated to Find Top Two- and Four-Year Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) March 8, 2017 – Leading higher education resource and information provider has released its analysis of the Best Colleges in New Jersey for 2017. The site evaluated two- and four-year schools across the state to find the colleges and universities that offer the best combination of quality, student services and post-college earnings. Of the 46 total schools ranked, Princeton University, Stevens Institute of Technology, The College of New Jersey, Rutgers University New Brunswick and Rutgers University Newark topped the list in the four-year category, while Rowan College at Burlington County, Mercer County Community College, Raritan Valley Community College, Camden County College and Salem Community College earned top scores in the two-year category. Each school included in the ranking is listed below.

“New Jersey has a strong and established higher education system, which is great news for students who are exploring college options,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “The schools on our list have demonstrated a strong commitment to students, combining quality education with helpful resources that prepare them to be competitive in the job market after graduation.”

Schools on New Jersey’s “Best Colleges” leaderboard must meet specific base requirements to be included: all hold regional accreditation, not-for-profit standing. Individual scoring is then established based on additional criteria that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates and more.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in New Jersey” list, visit

The Best Four-Year Colleges in New Jersey for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Bloomfield College
  • Caldwell University
  • Centenary College
  • College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Drew University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
  • Felician College
  • Georgian Court University
  • Kean University
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rider University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University-Camden
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • Saint Peter's University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stockton University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey
The Best Two-Year Colleges in New Jersey for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Atlantic Cape Community College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Camden County College
  • County College of Morris
  • Cumberland County College
  • Essex County College
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Middlesex County College
  • Ocean County College
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Salem Community College
  • Sussex County Community College
  • Union County College
  • Warren County Community College was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


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