Community Colleges in New Jersey

The 2021 Directory of New Jersey Community Colleges and Costs

New Jersey Community Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

How much does it cost to attend community college in New Jersey?   The average annual in-state two year college tuition in New Jersey was $6,256 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $101 from the 2018-2019 average of $6,155 and represents a 1.64% annual increase. The list of New Jersey community colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Community colleges, also known as junior colleges, provide an excellent money saving opportunity for those concerned with college costs. Many students are choosing to begin their education at community colleges for two years, taking advantage of their lower cost. Then after two years transferring to a full four year institution to pursue a full bachelors degree or higher. Most community colleges also have the benefit of open admission policies.  

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 19 community colleges and universities in New Jersey, the most popular being Bergen Community College with 7,320 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $7,224. Union County College is the most expensive community school in New Jersey with an in-state tuition of $10,562.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. New Jersey colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in New Jersey or cheap New Jersey colleges guide.

<Academic 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 ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore New Jersey Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Atlantic Cape Community College

Mays Landing, New Jersey

$5,796 NA NA
Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey

$7,224 NA NA
Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, New Jersey

$7,605 NA NA
Burlington County College

Pemberton, New Jersey

$3,806 NA NA
Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey

$3,330 NA NA
County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey

$8,220 NA NA
Cumberland County College

Vineland, New Jersey

$3,960 NA NA
Essex County College

Newark, New Jersey

$7,590 NA NA
Gloucester County College

Sewell, New Jersey

$4,080 NA NA
Hudson County Community College

Jersey City, New Jersey

$7,152 NA NA
Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, New Jersey

$4,434 NA NA
Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey

$5,472 NA NA
Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey

$4,170 NA NA
Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey

$7,260 NA NA
Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, New Jersey

$5,088 NA NA
Salem Community College

Carneys Point, New Jersey

$6,210 NA NA
Sussex County Community College

Newton, New Jersey

$5,040 NA NA
Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey

$10,562 NA NA
Warren County Community College

Washington, New Jersey

$5,100 NA NA