Online Colleges in New Jersey

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Methodology

Using the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we generated a list of colleges and universities that met the following criteria:

  • Level of institution is either "Four or more years" or "At least 2 but less than 4 years"
  • Data is reported for all 11 ranking variables listed in the Methodology section
  • At least 1 percent of students are taking at least some of the classes via distance education
  • "Number of programs offered via distance education" was an integer greater than 0

We ranked the resulting 1,813 colleges on 11 criteria, using provisional 2016-17 data from IPEDS:

  1. Number of programs offered via distance education
  2. Ratio of students participating fully or partially in DE to Total Enrollment
  3. Average in-state tuition for undergraduates
  4. Total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases, and media
  5. Graduation rate
  6. Retention rate
  7. The availability of any tuition plans (Payment, Guaranteed, Other)
  8. Services (Academic/Career, Placement for Completers)
  9. Credit offerings (Dual, Life, AP, Military)
  10. Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid
  11. Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

All schools were scored on a 10-point scale for each of the points listed above. Individual data point scores were then multiplied by their respective weights, and the scores were added together, for a maximum possible score of 10 points.

NOTE: Schools' tuition amounts are based on 2016-17 undergraduate and graduate data reported to the National Center for Education Statistics. The actual cost of tuition may vary.

Methodology Sources

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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  • Jersey City, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2002/oes_3640.htm
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  • Degrees and Certificates, Ocean County College Online, http://www.ocean.edu/content/public/study-online/degrees-programs.html
  • Distance Education Degrees, Rowan College at Burlington County, http://www.rcbc.edu/degrees-completely-online
  • Dr. Ronald McArthur, interview with the author, June 2015
  • Educational Technology, New Jersey City University, http://www.njcu.edu/department/educational-technology
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  • Online Courses, Cumberland County College, http://www.cccnj.edu/online-courses
  • Online Degree Programs, William Paterson University, http://www.wpunj.edu/academics/online-degree-programs.html
  • Online Degrees, Thomas Edison State University, http://www.tesu.edu/academics/online-degrees.Cfm
  • Online/Hybrid Instruction, Stockton University, https://stockton.edu/elearning/online-hybrid-instruction/index.html
  • Online Graduate Programs, Stockton University, http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/page.cfm?siteID=73&pageID=354
  • Online Learning at NJCU, New Jersey City University, http://newlearning.njcu.edu/dl/prospective.htm
  • Online Learning, Cumberland County College, http://www.cccnj.edu/academics/online-learning
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  • Why Kean Online? Kean Online, http://online.kean.edu/about/why-kean-online
  • NJ College & University Directory by Sector, State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/colleges/schools_sector.shtml
  • NJ STARS, Accessed December 2016, http://www.hesaa.org/Documents/NJSTARS_program.pdf
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  • Governor's Urban Scholarship Program, Accessed December 2016, http://www.hesaa.org/Documents/GUSScholarshipProgram.pdf
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  • New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant, Accessed December 2016, http://www.hesaa.org/Documents/TAG_program.pdf
  • New Jersey Educational Opportunity Grant, Accessed December 2016, http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/EOF/EOF_Eligibility.shtml
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  • NJIT Online, http://www.njit.edu/online/
  • Online and Hybrid Learning, Felician University, https://www.felician.edu/academics/online-and-hybrid-learning
  • Rutgers Online, https://online.rutgers.edu/
  • School of Professional Studies, Centenary University, http://sps.centenaryuniversity.edu/
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As the most densely populated state in the U.S., New Jersey has long been home to innovation. From leading the charge into the industrial age to creating an envious high-speed rail system to opening up new opportunities for businesses and individuals alike, the state has proven time and again that it is a force to be reckoned with. That determination for excellence extends to New Jersey's higher education systems.

The Leaders & Laggards Report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — a "report card" on the state of higher education throughout the United States — found that New Jersey scored impressively in almost all metrics. In fact, the retention rate, completion rate and rate of credential produced put the Garden State in the top 10 states of the nation.

What follows here is a look at some of the best online colleges and universities in New Jersey. Whether a student is starting a fresh educational pursuit, finishing up a degree or earning a certification to enhance their professional development, a school can be found offering a top-notch program that can be taken entirely online. Here's what students can expect from schools in New Jersey.

Best Online Colleges in New Jersey for 2018-19

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With so many educational options available in New Jersey, it can be difficult to make a decision about which one to attend. To help you make a decision, we analyzed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) regarding tuition, online programs, retention rate and more to create this list of the 10 best online colleges and universities in the state. Curious about our methodology for this ranking? You can find more details at the bottom of the page, or create your own rankings here at our Top Colleges Tool.

1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$14,372
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
25%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
34
School Type
4-year

Founded in 1766, Rutgers University's several component schools -- including nursing, business, social work and education -- each offer 100 percent online programs for those who want the reputation offered by a storied university combined with the flexibility of distance learning.

Though most online programs offered through Rutgers are on the master's degree level, bachelor's degree programs are represented here as well, including those in business administration, nursing and labor and employment relations. Not quite ready to jump into a full program? Individual online courses in a wide variety of areas, from criminal justice to personal finance to general education, can help students decide if Rutgers is right for them.

2

Stevens Institute of Technology

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$48,838
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
33%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
18
School Type
4-year

The family of inventor Edwin A. Stevens -- known for designing steamboats, locomotives and other innovations -- founded Stevens Institute of Technology in 1870, starting with only a single mechanical engineering degree program. As of 2018, students can choose from numerous master's programs and dozens of certificate programs, all with an eye toward engineering and emerging technologies. Some examples include programs in enterprise and cloud computing, information systems, pharmaceutical manufacturing and systems security engineering.

All courses are delivered via the Canvas learning system, supplemented by Blackboard Collaborative. Students can use web conferencing to work with their peers on class projects while enhancing their video-conferencing skills.

3

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$16,430
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
30%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
15
School Type
4-year

The New Jersey Institute of Technology presents students with an assortment of online master's degree and graduate certificate programs to choose from: computer science, business administration, civil engineering, transportation, data mining and more. Programs follow a three-semester calendar, and classwork is self-paced, with set weekly deadlines.

However, NJIT is taking distance education a step further. They are pioneering an innovative course format called "converged learning," where students in the same class have the freedom to attend class on-campus or off-campus however they please. Students sitting in the classroom can work and learn with students who are watching lectures from another state.

Accreditation:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Location:

University Heights, Newark,
NJ
 
4

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$24,050
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
42%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
23
School Type
4-year

18 percent of students that were enrolled at Berkeley College in fall 2017 were enrolled entirely in online courses offered through Berkeley College Online. With a variety of online associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs available in areas such as accounting, legal studies, marketing communications, financial services and more, it's not hard to see why. The college also maintains several helpful resources for its online students, including computer training, library services, academic advisement and career services.

5

Rutgers University-Camden

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$14,238
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
32%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
12
School Type
4-year

Rutgers University's Camden campus might be small, but it is also mighty. As part of Rutgers University -- New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public university -- the school offers online education to its students through the Pearson Learning Studio platform. Multiple start dates are available throughout the year.

Through Rutgers Online, students can pursue online bachelor's degree programs in business administration and nursing (RN-to-BSN), as well as online master's degree programs in areas such as engineering, education and social work. Students who choose to enroll in accelerated courses may be able to complete their program in as few as two years.

Accreditation:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Location:

406 Penn, Camden,
NJ
 
6

Rowan University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$13,108
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
26%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
4
School Type
4-year

Rowan University, which began as a teacher preparation school in 1923, has evolved to offer degree programs in many different subjects -- including subjects such as business, education and engineering through Rowan Global, the online arm of the university.

Rowan Global offers fully online bachelor's degree programs and graduate studies, and many hybrid programs as well, which make use of chat rooms, online discussion boards and email to open communications between students and professors. These accelerated online programs are made possible through academic partnerships with nine of RU's colleges, including the colleges of business, biomedical science, engineering, performing arts and more.

7

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$13,870
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
13%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
2
School Type
4-year

Though Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public institution, its pastoral setting and small enrollment can give it a private college feel. The college's 18:1 student-faculty ratio helps its students -- even those enrolled in online courses -- to benefit from the advantages a smaller classroom size can offer.

Ramapo's Center for Innovative and Professional Learning offers a wide variety of online and hybrid certificate programs, including those in paralegal studies, HTML5 Mobile App development and web development. Accelerated degree completion programs are also available for students who have already earned the majority of their associate or bachelor's degree credits.

8

Centenary University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$32,098
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
22%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
2
School Type
4-year

Founded in 1867 by the United Methodist Church, Centenary University has a long history of educating adult learners and returning students, both on-campus and online. Accelerated eight-week courses help busy working professionals to earn higher education at a pace that can fit into their busy schedules. And there is certainly no shortage of guidance for students who are looking for it! One-on-one tutoring, skill building workshops, special topic workshops and tutorials on Excel, APA style, writing and research are available through Centenary's self-efficacy and life skills initiative: "Quill & Query."

Accreditation:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Location:

400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown,
NJ
 
9

Felician University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$32,990
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
24%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
4
School Type
4-year

A private Roman Catholic university founded in 1923, Felician University prides itself on student service, up to and including its distance education programs. Students can opt for which type of online learning they prefer: fully online courses; hybrid courses; or eCompanion courses, where an on-campus course is supplemented with online learning aids. Though the fully online courses usually allow students to work at their own pace, there is one caveat to keep in mind: students who are inactive for one week without prior permission from the instructor are considered unofficially withdrawn from the course.

Accreditation:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Location:

262 S Main St, Lodi,
NJ
 
10

New Jersey City University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$11,430
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
34%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
1
School Type
4-year

From a teacher preparation school with a single three-year program in 1929, New Jersey City University has evolved into a full-blown public university that offers a dazzling number of online courses through Blackboard Learn. Students at NJCU can pursue programs that last anywhere from six to 18 months, oriented towards allied health, business, computers, accounting and more. The self-paced instruction allows students to pursue their education while juggling other obligations. Six-week courses are also available as stand-alone programs, designed to teach new skills or offer professional development.

Affordable Online Colleges in New Jersey for 2018-19

Career changers, single parents, new college students and anyone else interested in attending New Jersey colleges may be looking at affordability as a key factor. After all, paying for college can be a challenge for anyone in any walk of life. Directly below is a list of some of the most affordable online colleges in New Jersey, broken down into two categories: two-year schools and four-year schools.

To view New Jersey schools ranked by quality and other factors, use our Top Colleges tool.

  • School Type - 2 Years
  • School Type - 4 Years
  • COLLEGE NAMETUITION & FEES/YEAR
    Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    DISTANCE EDUCATION PARTICIPATION
    Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    NUMBER OF ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
    Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..
    SCHOOL TYPE
    Camden County College$4,44020%52-year
    Rowan College at Burlington County$4,54537%92-year
    Cumberland County College$4,74038%22-year
    Warren County Community College$4,89011%12-year
    Mercer County Community College$4,93220%32-year
  • COLLEGE NAMETUITION & FEES/YEAR
    Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    DISTANCE EDUCATION PARTICIPATION
    Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    NUMBER OF ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
    Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..
    SCHOOL TYPE
    Thomas Edison State University$6,350100%604-year
    University of Phoenix-New Jersey$9,84038%134-year
    New Jersey City University$11,43034%14-year
    Kean University$11,8709%24-year
    Montclair State University$12,11619%24-year

College Accreditation in New Jersey

Students should put in some time determining if their college is properly accredited. Accreditation is important because it means that a college or university's educational programs meet widely accepted quality standards, so students' degrees are considered valid regardless of where they locate after graduation. Enrolling in a college or university that has received accreditation from a recognized accrediting body is as vital to the educational journey as determining what topics to study in college.

There are several nationally recognized accrediting bodies for public, private and independent two-and four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey, including the following:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Students can see how their prospective college in New Jersey is accredited by checking online with the Department of Education or with the State Office of Higher Education.

School Interviews

To provide a clearer picture about online colleges in New Jersey, an interview with a dean at one of the state's community colleges is provided below. In it, he gives details about online programs available through the school, advice for succeeding, and what the online educational landscape could look like in the future.

 Dr. Ronald McArthur
If present trends continue, more online teaching methodologies will become part and parcel of even old school face-to-face education.

Dr. Ronald McArthur

Dean of Liberal Studies

Atlantic Cape Community College

Q: Can you tell us a little about the online programs offered at California State University-Dominguez Hills?

Cal State Dominguez Hills has the largest distance learning program in the Cal State system, enrolling more than 4,000 students annually. The university has garnered numerous awards for innovative distance learning programs and was named one of the top distance learning colleges by Forbes magazine. CSUDH has been offering distance learning programs since 1974, including the first ever online Master’s program approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CSUDH offers a variety of online degree and certificate programs, as well as individual courses. Degrees include programs in Business, Nursing, Public Administration, Negotiation, Quality Assurance, Applied Studies and the Humanities. Certificates include programs in supply chain management, purchasing, community college teaching, assistive technology, and technical writing.

Q: What advice would you give to students interested in an online degree program?

Students looking for online degree programs will be aware of the for-profit universities, as they have large advertising budgets. Most of the time, however, students can find the same degrees for much less money at state universities. Do a little research, and you’re likely to find the online program that fits your needs. Look for a college or university that is regionally accredited (in California, the accrediting body is WASC). Plus, most will be less expensive than private, for-profit institutions.

Q. How do you anticipate online learning might evolve in the coming years?

If present trends continue, more online teaching methodologies will become part and parcel of even old school face-to-face education. Increasingly, faculty are interested in posting videos of traditional lecture content online within a learning management system (LMS) like Blackboard while leaving face-to-face time with students for problem solving, Q&A, group-work, lab-work, etc. By off-loading content into the LMS, faculty can perform high-touch intervention in the teaching and learning process — even for larger scaled courses. Online is no longer the exclusive domain of distance learning programs, but ever increasingly those methodologies are being used effectively even in the traditional classroom.

Financial Aid Resources in New Jersey

Every year, over 1 million New Jersey college students receive financial aid through the state's Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), with more than $18 billion dollars given to students since 1959. For those who wish to attend a New Jersey college or university, HESAA offers scholarships, grants, and loan programs administered by the state.

While the Institute for College Access and Success finds that New Jersey graduates carry an average student loan debt of $28,318, the array of state financial aid programs can help offset tuition and related expenses.

New Jersey Gift Aid: Grants & Scholarships

New Jersey's scholarships and grants are generally available to students who have shown academic merit and/or can demonstrate financial need. Every bit of assistance helps, but since grants and scholarships don't have to be repaid, they may be the options most worth exploring.

1.New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie ...
Type : Scholarship
Criteria:
Applicant must have caddied for at least two seasons. Scholastic achievement, CEEB SAT Scores, qualities of character and leadership, length of service as a caddie, and financial need are the selection criteria. Attendance full-time at an accredited college or university is required.
Award Amount
$5,500
Application Deadline
March 1
Renewable
Renewable if recipient maintains satisfactory grades and demonstrates financial need.
Yes
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
No
Application URL
2.Monk's Home Improvements Service Scholarship
Type : Scholarship
Criteria:
Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university this fall or a current college student. Applicant must have a permanent address located within the Monk's service area in Northern New Jersey and be available for an in-person interview in Morristown, NJ. Demonstration of community service required in essay.
Award Amount
N/A
Application Deadline
March 31
Renewable
No
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
No
Application URL
3.Clanseer and Anna Johnson Scholarships
Type : Scholarship
Criteria:
Applicants must have been born in the United States and be New Jersey residents. They must have an A or B average in science and math-related subjects and maintain above average grades overall. Financial need and merit are considered. Scholarship winners are asked to perform at least ten hours of community service each week for a year following graduation.
Award Amount
$6,000
Application Deadline
June 30
Renewable
No
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
No
Application URL
4.New Jersey State Elks Special Children's ...
Type : Scholarship
Criteria:
Applicants must be New Jersey residents and high school seniors with physical handicaps. They must demonstrate financial need and excellent academic standing.
Award Amount
$2,500
Application Deadline
mid-April
Renewable
Yes
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
No
Application URL

Check out the Ultimate Guide to Grants for guidance on how to find grants in your state, and the Ultimate Guide to Scholarships for similar assistance with scholarships.

New Jersey Loans

Although federal student loans are usually the most ideal option for student borrowers, state-sponsored loan programs can have favorable terms as well. New Jersey's program helps students who do not have expenses covered by other aid.

NJCLASS offers fixed-rate and variable-rate supplemental loans to those students whose college expenses are not covered by other forms of student aid. Eligible students must be the borrower of the loan and also must be enrolled at least half-time at an approved school, either in-state or out-of-state.

  • Application deadline:  Must file the FAFSA by May 1, 2017 (priority deadline is February 1)
  • Award amount:  Varies

Find out more about how student loans work in the Ultimate Guide to Student Loans.

Additional Resources for Financial Aid in New Jersey

 
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