Public Colleges in New Jersey

The 2021 Directory of New Jersey Public Colleges and Costs

New Jersey Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2021

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 $11,851 for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a change of $573 from the 2018-2019 average of $11,278 and represents a 5.08% 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 42,753 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $12,230. New Jersey Institute of Technology is the most expensive public school in New Jersey with an in-state tuition of $14,448.

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
Kean University

Union, New Jersey

$9,935 43 13
Mercer County Community College

West Windsor, New Jersey

$4,434 NA NA
Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey

$5,472 NA NA
Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey

$12,082 52 35
New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey

$12,248 40 27
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey

$14,448 68 78
Ocean County College

Toms River, New Jersey

$4,170 NA NA
Passaic County Community College

Paterson, New Jersey

$7,260 NA NA
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

$12,171 66 67
Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg, New Jersey

$5,088 NA NA