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Colleges in New Jersey


New Jersey is a small Northeastern state 130 miles of Atlantic coastline.The State of New Jersey is nicknamed ‘The Garden State’. New Jersey was the 3rd state in the USA. Many of its counties are considered part of the New York City metropolitan area. Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is the site of Liberty State Park, where ferries embark for nearby Ellis Island, with its historic Immigration Museum, and the iconic Statue of Liberty. The capital of New Jersey is Trenton and it’s Largest City – Newark.

New Jersey is famous for farming (potatoes, tomatoes, peaches). While most people associate agriculture with our nation’s heartland, New Jersey is home to more than 9,071 farms covering 715,057 acres of farmland. The state is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production.
And possesses major industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum-based products, insurance and tourism.

State of New Jersey Higher Education

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.

A mix of small liberal arts colleges, midsize colleges and large research universities are located throughout New Jersey. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick is among the largest colleges in the U.S., enrolling more than 31,000 undergraduate students annually. Some of the publicly funded colleges and universities in New Jersey are located in Newark and the capital of Trenton. Several notable private institutions are located in the state as well, including Princeton University.

New Jersey is a small Northeastern state 130 miles of Atlantic coastline. According to Forbes’ annual list of America’s Top Colleges, Princeton University made the top five.The State of New Jersey is nicknamed ‘The Garden State’.

Although there was still a wide gap between New Jersey institutions, with Montclair State University coming in at 488 and Princeton University at number 4, according to Forbes.

List of Colleges and Universities in New Jersey

State of New Jersey Gear Up Scholarship 

New Jersey GEAR UP State Project Programs

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