Cheapest Colleges in New Jersey by In State Tuition

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.

Keep in mind that affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published in state tuition. 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 methodology for the list below is solely a ranking on published in state tuition 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 net price.

The most affordable four year colleges in New Jersey are listed by one year's in state tuition list price for the 2013/2014 school year.

What is the cheapest college in New Jersey? Leading our colleges list is Thomas Edison State College in Trenton with an in state tuition of $5,700.

Another affordable option for New Jersey students is to study at a community college for two years, then progress to a full four year college to earn your bachelors degree. A comprehensive list of New Jersey community colleges can be found here with annual tuition that may be cheaper than four year colleges.

Academic Score is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Colleges which are "not ranked" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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New Jersey's Cheapest Colleges by In State Tuition
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1 Thomas Edison State College
Trenton, Public
$5,700
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2 Kean University
Union, Public
$7,132
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3 William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, Public
$7,421
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4 New Jersey City University
Jersey City, Public
$7,561
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5 The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Galloway, Public
$7,948
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6 Montclair State University
Montclair, Public
$8,182
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7 Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, Public
$8,650
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8 Bais Medrash Toras Chesed
Lakewood, Private
$8,800
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9 Rowan University
Glassboro, Public
$8,906
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10 University of Phoenix Jersey City Campus
Jersey City, Private
$9,464
11 Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok
Elizabeth, Private
$10,200
12 The College of New Jersey
Ewing, Public
$10,355
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13 Rabbi Jacob Joseph School
Edison, Private
$10,700
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14 Rabbinical College of America
Morristown, Private
$10,700
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15 Rutgers University New Brunswick
New Brunswick, Public
$10,718
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16 Rutgers University Camden
Camden, Public
$10,718
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17 Rutgers University Newark
Newark, Public
$10,718
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18 Talmudical Academy New Jersey
Adelphia, Private
$11,000
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19 Yeshiva Toras Chaim
Lakewood, Private
$11,650
20 New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, Public
$12,800
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