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.
Keep in mind that 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 methodology for the list below is solely 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.
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.
|College||Out of State Tuition||Academic Score||Request Info|
|1||Thomas Edison State College
|2||Bais Medrash Toras Chesed
|3||University of Phoenix Jersey City Campus
Jersey City, Private
|4||Yeshivas Be'er Yitzchok
|5||Rabbi Jacob Joseph School
|6||Rabbinical College of America
|7||Talmudical Academy New Jersey
|8||Yeshiva Toras Chaim
|9||Mesivta Keser Torah
|11||The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
|12||William Paterson University of New Jersey
|13||Strayer University New Jersey
Cherry Hill, Private
|14||DeVry University New Jersey
North Brunswick, Private
|15||New Jersey City University
Jersey City, Public
|16||Somerset Christian College
|18||Montclair State University
|19||Ramapo College of New Jersey
|20||The College of New Jersey
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