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 average 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 2018/2019 school year.

What is the cheapest college in New Jersey? Leading the colleges list is Bais Medrash Toras Chesed in Lakewood with an out of state tuition of $6,400.

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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

New Jersey's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Tuition
Out of State Tuition College Rating $Value
Out of State Tuition
21) Rutgers University Camden
Camden, Public Not For Profit
51 75
Out of State Tuition
22) Rutgers University New Brunswick
New Brunswick, Public Not For Profit
82 80
Out of State Tuition
23) Rutgers University Newark
Newark, Public Not For Profit
62 80
Out of State Tuition
24) New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, Public Not For Profit
70 74
Out of State Tuition
25) Bloomfield College
Bloomfield, Private Not For Profit
31 37
Out of State Tuition
26) Georgian Court University
Lakewood, Private Not For Profit
44 43
Out of State Tuition
27) College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, Private Not For Profit
- -
Out of State Tuition
28) Felician College
Lodi, Private Not For Profit
22 14
Out of State Tuition
29) Centenary College
Hackettstown, Private Not For Profit
38 48
Out of State Tuition
30) Caldwell College
Caldwell, Private Not For Profit
49 63
Out of State Tuition
31) Saint Peter's College
Jersey City, Private Not For Profit
39 66
Out of State Tuition
32) Monmouth University
West Long Branch, Private Not For Profit
58 46
Out of State Tuition
33) Drew University
Madison, Private Not For Profit
- -
Out of State Tuition
34) Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus
Teaneck, Private Not For Profit
- -
Out of State Tuition
35) Seton Hall University
South Orange, Private Not For Profit
68 58
Out of State Tuition
36) Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
Madison, Private Not For Profit
- -
Out of State Tuition
37) Rider University
Lawrenceville, Private Not For Profit
55 46
Out of State Tuition
38) Princeton University
Princeton, Private Not For Profit
99 83
Out of State Tuition
39) Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, Private Not For Profit
91 57