Cheapest Colleges in New Jersey by Out of State Tuition

If you're looking for an affordable university in New Jersey but aren't a state resident, these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in New Jersey for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of 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 list below is a ranking on published out of 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 out of 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 out of state tuition of $8,395.

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 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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New Jersey's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
College Out of State Tuition Rating $Value
1 Thomas Edison State College
Trenton, Public
$8,395 n/a n/a
2 Bais Medrash Toras Chesed
Lakewood, Private
$8,800 n/a n/a
3 University of Phoenix Jersey City Campus
Jersey City, Private
$9,464 n/a n/a
4 Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok
Elizabeth, Private
$10,200 n/a n/a
5 Rabbinical College of America
Morristown, Private
$10,700 n/a n/a
6 Rabbi Jacob Joseph School
Edison, Private
$10,700 n/a n/a
7 Talmudical Academy New Jersey
Adelphia, Private
$11,000 n/a n/a
8 Yeshiva Toras Chaim
Lakewood, Private
$11,650 n/a n/a
9 Mesivta Keser Torah
Belmar, Private
$13,200 n/a n/a
10 Kean University
Union, Public
$13,355 34 52
11 The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Galloway, Public
$14,341 66 74
12 William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, Public
$14,961 46 76
13 Strayer University New Jersey
Cherry Hill, Private
$15,300 n/a n/a
14 DeVry University New Jersey
North Brunswick, Private
$15,835 n/a n/a
15 New Jersey City University
Jersey City, Public
$15,973 40 79
16 Somerset Christian College
Zarephath, Private
$16,704 n/a n/a
17 Rowan University
Glassboro, Public
$16,712 72 78
18 Montclair State University
Montclair, Public
$17,060 54 77
19 Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, Public
$17,300 77 82
20 The College of New Jersey
Ewing, Public
$20,760 89 78

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