# 2022 best colleges in New Jersey

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $50,066

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $34,420

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $52,536

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rutgers University-Camden

Camden, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $20,038

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rutgers University-Newark

Newark, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $20,038

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $20,038

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $10,371

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Saint Peter's University

Jersey City, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,404

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $22,818

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $14,396

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $19,858

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,027

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Caldwell University

Caldwell, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,200

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,666

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus

Madison, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $10,371

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Drew University

Madison, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $11,562

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $13,890

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,106

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Centenary University

Hackettstown, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,781

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $10,819

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.