List of colleges and universities in New Jersey
As of 2014[update], the State of New Jersey recognizes and licenses 66 institutions of higher education (post-secondary) through its Commission on Higher Education. These institutions include three public research universities, eight state colleges and universities, fourteen private colleges and universities (two of which are classified as research universities), nineteen county colleges, fourteen religious institutions, and eight for-profit proprietary schools.
New Jersey was the only British colony to permit the establishment of two colleges in the colonial period. Princeton University, chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, chartered on 10 November 1766 as Queen's College, were two of nine colleges founded before the American Revolution.:passim. In the 1860s, these two colleges competed to become the state's land grant college under the terms of the Morrill Act of 1862 which provided land and funding to expand development of engineering, scientific, agricultural, and military education at one school in each state. Rutgers received the designation in 1864 began to expand instruction in these areas and taking on a hybrid private-public role that paved the way for its transformation into a state university in 1945. Today, Rutgers is a large public research university serving over 65,000 students. Princeton remained a private college and developed into a research university that is one of the nation's eight prestigious Ivy League schools.
On 22 August 2012, the New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act which divided the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) between Rutgers and Rowan University, creating two public medical schools. According to The Star-Ledger, the law gave Rutgers "nearly all of UMDNJ—including its medical schools in Newark and Piscataway—in one of the greatest expansions in the state university’s history" and southern New Jersey's Rowan University would "take over UMDNJ’s osteopathic medical school in Stratford."
There are three law schools in the state accredited by the American Bar Association; two at Rutgers (at the university's Rutgers–Newark and Rutgers–Camden campuses respectively) and the other at Seton Hall University's campus in Newark.
- 1 Colleges and universities
- 2 Independent religious schools
- 3 Defunct institutions
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Colleges and universities
Public colleges and universities
|Kean University||Union, Hillside||1855||Public||Master's||16,000+||-|
|Montclair State University||Montclair||1908||Public||Master's||18,498||-|
|New Jersey City University||Jersey City||1929||Public||Master's||8,550||-|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology||Newark||1881||Public||Research university||10,130||MSA|
|Ramapo College of New Jersey||Mahwah||1969||Public||Master's||6,008||-|
|Richard Stockton College of New Jersey||Galloway||1969||Public||Master's||8,111||-|
|Rowan University||Glassboro, Camden||1923||Public||Master's||11,501||MSA|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey[a]||New Brunswick and Piscataway, Camden, Newark||1766||Public||Research university||65,000||MSA|
|The College of New Jersey||Ewing||1855||Public||Master's||6.964||-|
|Thomas Edison State College||Trenton||1972||Public||Master's||20,877||-|
|William Paterson University||Wayne||1855||Public||Master's||11,423||-|
Private colleges and universities
County community colleges
New Jersey has a system of 19 public community colleges at the county level statewide. This reflects the fact that each college serves one of New Jersey's 21 counties, except for Atlantic Cape Community College and Raritan Valley Community College, each of which serves two counties. In 1989, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges was created to promote the advancement of the state's county community colleges. In 2003, governor James McGreevey created the New Jersey Community Colleges Compact, through Executive Order No. 81, as a statewide partnership to enable cooperation between the colleges and various state departments. The county colleges of New Jersey represent 56% of all undergraduate students in the state and offer studies in associate degree and certificate programs. Reflecting long-term trends nationwide, the male-to-female ratio of students in the system is 41% male to 59% female, and 48% of students are over the age of 24. Overall, the system enrolls more than 350,000 students each year on campuses that range in size from 1,300 students at Salem Community College to over 15,000 students at Bergen Community College.
Not all of the county colleges were founded by the State of New Jersey; the oldest county college in New Jersey, Union County College, was founded in 1933 by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration as Union County Junior College; it operated as a private college from 1936 to 1982, and merged with the publicly operated Union County Technical Institute in 1982 to become the current public institution.
For-profit proprietary institutions
|Berkeley College||Newark, Paramus, Woodland Park, Woodbridge||-||Proprietary
|Special Focus Institution||3,709||-|
|DeVry University||North Brunswick||1931||Proprietary
|Eastern International College||Jersey City, Belleville||-||Proprietary
|Eastwick College||Ramsey, Hackensack||1985||Proprietary
|ITT Technical Institute||-||-||Proprietary
|Special Focus Institution||-||ACICS|
|Special focus institution||-||COE,|
|Strayer University||Cherry Hill||1892||Proprietary
|University of Phoenix||Jersey City||-||Proprietary
|Special focus institution||-||NCACS|
Independent religious schools
|Assumption College for Sisters||Mendham||1953||Private||Associates||40||MSA, NJCHE|
|Pillar College[e]||Zarephath, Newark||1908||Private||Special focus institution||241||-|
Christian theological seminaries
Theological schools are typically classified as "Special Topic Institutions" by the Carnegie Foundation.
|Drew Theological School||Madison||1867||United Methodist Church||ATS, MSA||
|New Brunswick Theological Seminary||New Brunswick||1784||Reformed Church in America||ATS, MSA||
|Princeton Theological Seminary||Princeton||1812||Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)||ATS, MSA||
|AARTS||Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools|
|ATS||Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada|
|MSA||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|NJCHE||New Jersey Commission on Higher Education|
|Bais Medrash Toras Chesed||Lakewood||-||-||AARTS||-|
|Beth Medrash Govoha||Lakewood||1943||Haredi Orthodox Judaism||AARTS||-|
|Mesivta Keser Torah||Belmar||-||-||AARTS||-|
|Rabbi Jacob Joseph School||Edison||-||-||AARTS||-|
|Rabbinical College of America||Morristown||1973||Jewish (Chabad Lubavitch Chasidic)||AARTS||
|Talmudical Academy of Central New Jersey||Adelphia (Howell)||1972||Orthodox Jewish||AARTS||
|Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok||Elizabeth||-||-||AARTS||-|
|Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Leyma||Linden||-||-||(pending)||-|
|Yeshiva Toras Chaim||Lakewood||-||-||AARTS||-|
|Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah||Lakewood||-||-||AARTS||-|
|Alma White College||Zarephath||-||-||1978||-|
|Bayonne Junior College||Bayonne||-||-||1951||-|
|Bergen Junior College||Teaneck||-||-||1954 Teaneck||merged with Fairleigh Dickinson University|
|College of South Jersey||Camden||-||-||1950||merged with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey|
|Don Bosco College||Newton||-||-||1990||Campus sold to County of Sussex to house Sussex County Community College|
|Englewood Cliffs College||Englewood Cliffs||-||-||1974||-|
|Essex Junior College||-||-||-||1937||-|
|Evelyn College for Women||Princeton||-||-||-||-|
|Immaculate Conception Seminary||-||-||-||1986||affiliated with Seton Hall University|
|Jersey City Junior College||-||-||-||1959||Students transferred to Jersey City State College, now New Jersey City University|
|John Marshall College||-||-||-||1950||merged into Seton Hall University as their law school|
|Law School of South Jersey||Camden||-||-||1949||(became part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)|
|Luther College of Bible||-||-||-||1978||-|
|Maryknoll Junior College||-||-||-||1954||-|
|Mother Savior Seminary||-||-||-||1961||-|
|Mount Saint Mary College||-||-||-||1970||-|
|Northeastern Bible College||-||-||-||1990||-|
|Panzer College of Physical Education||-||-||-||1958||merged with Montclair State College, now Montclair State University|
|Saint Gabriel's College||-||-||-||1968||-|
|Saint Joseph's College||-||-||-||1970||-|
|Saint Michael's Monastery||-||-||-||1984||-|
|Touro University College of Medicine||Hackensack||-||-||-||-|
|Trenton Junior College & School of Industrial Arts||-||-||-||1967||merged with Mercer County Community College|
|Union College||-||-||-||1982||merged with Union County Technical Institute to become Union County College|
|University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)||New Brunswick, Newark, Camden, Stratford||Public||-||2013||Most of UMDNJ merged with Rutgers University in 2012–13, the School of Osteopathic Medicine 2013 merged with Rowan|
|University of Newark||-||-||-||1947||merged with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey|
|Upsala College||East Orange, Wantage||Private, Lutheran-affiliated||1893||1995||Financial issues|
|Villa Walsh Junior College||-||-||-||1971||-|
|Westminster Choir College||-||-||-||1992||After financial problems, merged with Rider University|
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- Rutgers includes four campuses: the three traditional campuses of Rutgers–New Brunswick, Rutgers–Camden, and Rutgers–Newark; and a fourth "campus", Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, a division oversees medical and health education at several locations statewide subsequent to the 2012–2013 merger between Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
- as a for-profit institution without a traditional academic residency or campus, DeVry offers courses nationwide through online instruction and distance learning. This number does not reflect students in residence on a campus or enrolled for classes in New Jersey.
- formerly The Center for Allied Health and Nursing Education
- as a for-profit institution without a traditional academic residency or campus, Strayer, based in Washington DC, offers courses nationwide through online instruction and distance learning. This number does not reflect students in residence on a campus or enrolled for classes in New Jersey.
- formerly Somerset Christian College
- New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. New Jersey College & University Directory by Sector (updated 1 April 2014). Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Stoeckel, Althea. "Presidents, professors, and politics: the colonial colleges and the American revolution", Conspectus of History (1976) 1(3):45–56.
- Chapter XXIII. Education. § 13. Colonial Colleges in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1907–1921; online edition, 2000).
- McCormick, Richard P., Rutgers: A Bicentennial History (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1966).
- State of New Jersey, New Jersey State Legislature, A.3102/S.2063: "New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act" (second reprint), later codified as P.L. 2012, c.45. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor. "Governor Christie Signs Historic Legislation to Reorganize and Secure Future of New Jersey’s Higher Education System" (press release), 22 August 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Heyboer, Kelly, and DeMarco, Megan, "Gov. Christie signs N.J. higher education merger bill", The Star-Ledger, 22 August 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- American Bar Association. "ABA-Approved Law Schools by Year". Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education: Institution Lookup. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, "Our Campuses". Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institution Profile: Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institution Profile: Caldwell College, Caldwell, New Jersey, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institution Profile: Centenary College, Hackettstown, New Jersey, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Union County College, "About UCC - History". Retrieved 5 March 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institution Profile: Berkeley College, West Paterson, New Jersey, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institution Profile: Strayer University, Washington, DC, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institution Profile: Assumption College for Sisters, Mendham, New Jersey, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institution Profile: Pillar College (Somerset Christian College, Zarephath, New Jersey), Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- College & University Directory by Sector from New Jersey Commission on Higher Education