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Top Colleges in New Jersey for 2018-19

Welcome to OnlineColleges.com’s Top Colleges Tool 2018-19. Using the most recent final data available from the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we ranked more than 2,500 accredited colleges and universities on a variety of factors, including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. The result is a list of the best online colleges in the U.S. that is built into this interactive tool.

The filters on the left let you create customized lists of schools based on the factors that are most important to you, including location, price and religious affiliation. Choosing the right school is the first step toward success in higher education, and we’re excited to help you get started.

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STATE
TUITION
INSTITUTION TYPE
DEGREE LEVEL
MILITARY BENEFITS
RELIGIOUS AFFILATION
1 Rutgers University-New Brunswick Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
25%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
34
OVERALL SCORE
86.76
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
2 Stevens Institute of Technology Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
33%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
18
OVERALL SCORE
84.23
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
3 New Jersey Institute of Technology Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
30%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
15
OVERALL SCORE
82.63
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
4 Berkeley College-Woodland Park Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
42%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
23
OVERALL SCORE
80.64
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
5 Rutgers University-Camden Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
32%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
77
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
6 Rowan University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
26%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
73.19
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
7 Ramapo College of New Jersey Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
13%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
71.48
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
8 Centenary University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
22%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
67.51
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
9 Felician University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
24%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
63.04
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
10 New Jersey City University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
34%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
60.67
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
11 Georgian Court University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
34%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
59.96
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
12 College of Saint Elizabeth Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
29%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
54.11
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
13 Saint Peter's University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
15%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
8
OVERALL SCORE
52.62
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
14 Seton Hall University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
17%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
19
OVERALL SCORE
52.18
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
15 Monmouth University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
10%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
6
OVERALL SCORE
49.09
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
16 Rider University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
15%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
7
OVERALL SCORE
42.31
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
17 Montclair State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
19%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
41.09
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
18 Caldwell University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
14%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
37.12
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
19 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
8%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
10
OVERALL SCORE
35.52
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
20 Kean University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
9%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
30.67
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
21 Cumberland County College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
38%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
27.74
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
22 Ocean County College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
26%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
19
OVERALL SCORE
26.53
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
23 Rutgers University-Newark Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
11%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
11
OVERALL SCORE
24.66
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
24 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
20%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
9
OVERALL SCORE
24.38
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
25 Atlantic Cape Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
34%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
13
OVERALL SCORE
22.12
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
26 Rowan College at Burlington County Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
37%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
9
OVERALL SCORE
21.4
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
27 Mercer County Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
20%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
11.03
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
28 Passaic County Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
15%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
9
OVERALL SCORE
10.26
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
29 Camden County College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
20%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
9.98
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
30 Warren County Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
11%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
7.67
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
31 Bergen Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
23%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
7.45
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
32 Rowan College at Gloucester County Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
27%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
6.62
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
33 Union County College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
20%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
5.02
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
34 Sussex County Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
31%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
4.52
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
35 Essex County College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
6%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
2.87
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
36 Raritan Valley Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
18%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
1.99
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
37 Brookdale Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
14%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
1.38
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit

Methodology and Sources

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.

Sources:

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