New Jersey Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in New Jersey

Life isn't all "Jersey Shore" when it comes to New Jersey, the fifth smallest state in the country. As residents know, there is plenty to experience within major cities in the state--like Newark, Jersey City, and Trenton--although the 127 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean is certainly a draw to residents and out-of-state vacationers. These cities are also home to many schools, including Seton Hall University Law School in Newark, Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, Thomas Edison State College in Trenton and more. In fact, the state's 20 four-year colleges and 21 two-year colleges provide a diverse range of educational opportunities for students, including the dental or medical education needed to enter the growing health care field.

'Snookying' up to your first job after college in New Jersey

Some of the occupations in New Jersey that are predicted to grow by more than 20 percent during the 2008 to 2018 decade are in health care. However, some categories expected to see job growth, such as veterinarians and physician assistants, pay more than others, such as home health aides. In addition to the health care sector, employment opportunities are also expected to increase nearly 20 percent in other occupational fields, such as funeral attendants, tree trimmers and pruners, and preschool teachers. Representative occupations and earned mean annual wages for workers in New Jersey were, according to 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Funeral attendants: $37,440
  2. Home health aides: $22,370
  3. Physician assistants: $94,790
  4. Preschool teachers: $35,680
  5. Tree trimmers and pruners: $37,030
  6. Veterinarians: $125,790

No matter what educational path you choose, New Jersey colleges offer opportunities to help you make a start and seek a comfortable living--whether that's in the city or at the beach.

See also: New Jersey Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in New Jersey

Assumption College for Sisters
Mendham, New Jersey www.acs350.org
Atlantic Cape Community College
Mays Landing, Atlantic City, Rio Grande, New Jersey www.atlantic.edu
Bergen Community College
Paramus, Hackensack, New Jersey www.bergen.edu
Bloomfield College
Bloomfield, New Jersey www.bloomfield.edu
Caldwell College
Caldwell, New Jersey www.caldwell.edu
Camden County College
Blackwood, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey www.camdencc.edu
Centenary College
Hackettstown, New Jersey www.centenarycollege.edu
College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, New Jersey www.cse.edu
County College of Morris
Randolph, New Jersey www.ccm.edu
Cumberland County College
Vineland, New Jersey www.cccnj.edu
Drew University
Madison, New Jersey www.drew.edu
Felician College
Lodi, Rutherford, New Jersey www.felician.edu
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, New Jersey www.georgian.edu
Hudson County Community College
Jersey City, New Jersey www.hccc.edu
Kean University
Union, New Jersey www.kean.edu
Mercer County Community College
Trenton, West Windsor, New Jersey www.mccc.edu
Middlesex County College
Edison, New Jersey www.middlesexcc.edu
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, New Jersey www.monmouth.edu
Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey www.montclair.edu
Ocean County College
Toms River, New Jersey www.ocean.edu
Passaic County Community College
Paterson, New Jersey www.pccc.edu
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey www.princeton.edu
Rabbinical College of America
Morristown, New Jersey
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, New Jersey www.ramapo.edu
Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch (Somerville), New Jersey www.raritanval.edu
Rider University
Lawrenceville, New Jersey www.rider.edu
Rivier College
Nashua, New Hampshire www.rivier.edu
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey www.rowan.edu
Rutgers University - Camden
Camden, New Jersey www.camden.rutgers.edu
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
New Brunswick, New Jersey (main campus) www.rutgers.edu
Rutgers University - Newark
Newark, New Jersey www.newark.rutgers.edu
Saint Peter's College
Jersey City, New Jersey www.spc.edu
Seton Hall University
South Orange, New Jersey www.shu.edu
Somerset Christian College
Zarephath, New Jersey www.somerset.edu
Somerset County Technology Institute
Bridgewater, New Jersey www.scti.org
Talmudical Academy - New Jersey
Adelphia, New Jersey
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Pomona, New Jersey www.stockton.edu
Union County College
Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, New Jersey www.ucc.edu
Warren County Community College
Washington, New Jersey www.warren.edu
William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey www.wpunj.edu
Burlington County College
Pemberton, New Jersey
College of New Jersey
Essex County College
Madison, Teaneck
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, Teaneck, NJ; Wroxton, England; Vancouver, BC
Gloucester County College
Helene Fuld School of Nursing
New Jersey City University
Jersey City
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Salem Community College
Carneys Point, New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology
Sussex County Community College
Newton, New Jersey
Thomas Edison State College
Trenton, New Jersey
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey