List of 4-Year Public Universities & Colleges in New Jersey

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Public colleges and state universities in New Jersey that receive funding public are considered state or public schools. These institutions may be operate as an independent entity, or as part of a larger statewide system that oversees operations. Most state funded institutions offer discounted tuition for state residents, and generally have higher enrollment than equivalent private institutions. Many state funded institutions also have active research projects and resources, particularly among larger institutions and statewide systems, where such programs may be divided up. State universities and public colleges generally have undergraduate and graduate programs, resulting in degrees from the bachelor level to the doctorate.

Public 4-Year College & University Listings

Below is a listing of all the public 4-year state universities and colleges in New Jersey. Follow the links below to get more details on admissions, tuition, financial aid and much more.

Institution NameNumber StudentsInformationVirtual Tour
Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Ramapo College of New Jersey
Kean University in Union, NJ10,000 to 19,999info
Montclair State University in Montclair, NJMore Than 20,000info
New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ5,000 to 9,999info
New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ10,000 to 19,999info
Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Rowan University
Rutgers University - Camden in Camden, NJ5,000 to 9,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Rutgers University - Camden
Rutgers University - New Brunswick in New Brunswick, NJMore Than 20,000info Virtual Campus Tour of Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Rutgers University - Newark in Newark, NJ10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of Rutgers University - Newark
The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ5,000 to 9,999info
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway, NJ5,000 to 9,999info
Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ10,000 to 19,999info
William Paterson University of New Jersey in Wayne, NJ10,000 to 19,999info Virtual Campus Tour of William Paterson University of New Jersey

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both New Jersey in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.