Public Colleges in New Jersey

The 2023 Directory of New Jersey Public Colleges and Costs

New Jersey Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend public college in New Jersey?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in New Jersey was $12,343 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a change of $492 from the 2019-2020 average of $11,851 and represents a 4.15% annual increase. The list of New Jersey public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of New Jersey and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 32 public colleges and universities in New Jersey, the most popular being Rutgers University New Brunswick with 43,245 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,536. Ramapo College of New Jersey is the most expensive public school in New Jersey with an in-state tuition of $14,952.

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 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore New Jersey Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Atlantic Cape Community College

Mays Landing, New Jersey

$5,883 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

$2,856 NA NA
County College of Morris

Randolph, New Jersey

$8,760 NA NA
Cumberland County College

Vineland, New Jersey

$4,170 NA NA
Essex County College

Newark, New Jersey

$7,742 NA NA
Gloucester County College

Sewell, New Jersey

$4,170 NA NA
Hudson County Community College

Jersey City, New Jersey

$7,152 NA NA
Kean University

Union, New Jersey

$10,445 41 11
Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, New Jersey

$4,728 NA NA
Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey

$5,664 NA NA
Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey

$12,323 49 31
New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey

$12,992 40 27
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey

$14,790 71 83
Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey

$5,790 NA NA
Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey

$7,260 NA NA
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

$14,952 67 66
Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, New Jersey

$5,712 NA NA