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Biggest Colleges in New Jersey

Find the ideal New Jersey college for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals. CollegeStats helps you compare New Jersey colleges offering a variety of degree programs to choose from.

List of the Largest Colleges in New Jersey

Big colleges in New Jersey are really well-funded with their large number of alumni. This means more educational resources for students, and top professors and faculty hired to instruct courses. Large colleges also come with the benefit of having solid sports programs for the athletic students. Of course, they also boast a wide array of choices when it comes to degree programs and classes. If you are thinking about attending a large college in the state, it may be worth considering our list below of New Jersey's biggest colleges. Check it out and start narrowing down your choices!

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate # of Students
1

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick

NJ

$15,917

4 year

92.12%

54,344

2

Bergen Community College

Paramus

NJ

$5,962

2 year

67.1%

22,537

3

Montclair State University

Montclair

NJ

$14,798

4 year

81.44%

22,534

4

Thomas Edison State College

Trenton

NJ

N/A

4 year

N/A

21,495

5

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft

NJ

$5,923

2 year

69.39%

20,816

6

Camden County College

Blackwood

NJ

$8,425

2 year

62.94%

19,959

7

Middlesex County College

Edison

NJ

$4,912

2 year

62.25%

18,516

8

Kean University

Union

NJ

$15,110

4 year

74.55%

16,963

9

Burlington County College

Pemberton

NJ

$7,059

2 year

62.66%

16,530

10

Union County College

Cranford

NJ

$4,186

2 year

57.6%

16,490

11

Essex County College

Newark

NJ

$2,748

2 year

58.42%

16,203

12

Rowan University

Glassboro

NJ

$15,413

4 year

84.01%

15,394

13

Ocean County College

Toms River

NJ

$9,234

2 year

70.72%

15,152

14

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne

NJ

$13,191

4 year

76.26%

13,628

15

Rutgers University-Newark

Newark

NJ

$9,858

4 year

85.58%

13,524

16

Hudson County Community College

Jersey City

NJ

$6,415

2 year

55.18%

12,675

17

Passaic County Community College

Paterson

NJ

$7,096

2 year

65.27%

12,591

18

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark

NJ

$14,875

4 year

83.8%

11,955

19

Raritan Valley Community College

Branchburg

NJ

$3,318

2 year

76.67%

11,867

20

County College of Morris

Randolph

NJ

$6,174

2 year

73.45%

11,757

21

Seton Hall University

South Orange

NJ

N/A

4 year

85.05%

11,215

22

Mercer County Community College

West Windsor

NJ

$5,307

2 year

66.64%

11,073

23

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck

NJ

N/A

4 year

67.37%

10,312

24

New Jersey City University

Jersey City

NJ

$6,931

4 year

72.44%

10,286

25

Rowan College at Gloucester County

Sewell

NJ

$6,999

2 year

65.86%

9,914

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