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Cheapest Colleges in New Jersey by In State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university and you are a resident of New Jersey these are the least expensive in state colleges to consider.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published in state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in New Jersey list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our New Jersey tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in New Jersey are listed by one year's in state total cost list price for the 2017/2018 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in New Jersey? Leading the colleges list is Thomas Edison State College in Trenton with an in state total cost of $14,103.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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New Jersey's Cheapest Colleges by In State Total Cost
In State Total Cost College Rating $Value
$14,103
In State Total Cost
1) Thomas Edison State College
Trenton, Public Not For Profit
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$14,900
In State Total Cost
2) Bais Medrash Toras Chesed
Lakewood, Private Not For Profit
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$15,400
In State Total Cost
3) Rabbi Jacob Joseph School
Edison, Private Not For Profit
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$15,950
In State Total Cost
4) Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok
Elizabeth, Private Not For Profit
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$16,500
In State Total Cost
5) Talmudical Academy New Jersey
Adelphia, Private Not For Profit
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$16,650
In State Total Cost
6) University of Phoenix Jersey City Campus
Jersey City, Private For Profit
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$17,850
In State Total Cost
7) Yeshiva Toras Chaim
Lakewood, Private Not For Profit
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$18,800
In State Total Cost
8) Rabbinical College of America
Morristown, Private Not For Profit
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$24,829
In State Total Cost
9) DeVry University New Jersey
North Brunswick, Private For Profit
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$25,569
In State Total Cost
10) William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, Public Not For Profit
35 62
$25,766
In State Total Cost
11) New Jersey City University
Jersey City, Public Not For Profit
18 62
$26,952
In State Total Cost
12) Mesivta Keser Torah
Belmar, Private Not For Profit
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$27,004
In State Total Cost
13) Kean University
Union, Public Not For Profit
32 53
$27,121
In State Total Cost
14) The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Galloway, Public Not For Profit
54 71
$27,258
In State Total Cost
15) Rowan University
Glassboro, Public Not For Profit
65 76
$27,829
In State Total Cost
16) Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, Public Not For Profit
74 78
$27,945
In State Total Cost
17) Rutgers University Camden
Camden, Public Not For Profit
60 79
$28,213
In State Total Cost
18) Montclair State University
Montclair, Public Not For Profit
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$28,440
In State Total Cost
19) Rutgers University New Brunswick
New Brunswick, Public Not For Profit
82 80
$28,701
In State Total Cost
20) Rutgers University Newark
Newark, Public Not For Profit
55 82