New Jersey

New Jersey Colleges and Universities

New Jersey is home to accredited colleges and universities offering degrees in subjects such as finance, business management, agriculture, manufacturing, hospitality, printing and chemistry, fields and industries New Jersey is known for providing many of its products and services in. For-profit colleges and universities in New Jersey are accredited two and/or four year institutions of higher education. Some of the state’s for-profit postsecondary schools are Strayer University, the University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Cortiva Institute and Engine City Technical Institute.

Some of the top public and private accredited New Jersey colleges and universities include:

  • Princeton University
  • College of New Jersey
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Monmouth University
  • Rider University
  • Rutgers University
  • Thomas Edison State College
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Assumption College for Sisters
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ocean County College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Caldwell College
  • Camden County College
  • Rowan University
  • Somerset Christian College
  • Bloomfield College

About New Jersey Higher Education and State Offerings

New Jersey is one of the smaller states in America.  It joined the statehood on December 18, 1787; capital city of New Jersey is Trenton, a mid-sized city located about 40 minutes North of
Center City Philadelphia and approximately two hours South of New York City.  States neighboring New Jersey include Pennsylvania and New York.  Nicknamed the “Garden State,” and known for its shores and beaches, New Jersey is situated along the Atlantic Ocean. 

Nearly eight million people live in New Jersey. Like its neighboring states, New Jersey’s leading industries include manufacturing, education, information technology, telecommunications, hospitality and tourism.  The state’s capital city generates income for its economy from property taxes, government jobs and elementary secondary schools and healthcare facilities.  One drive to downtown Trenton and college and university students in the city discover the large numbers of government agencies, buildings and offices populating the city’s streets. Because New Jersey is centrally located to major cities like New York and Philadelphia, students attending accredited colleges and universities in New Jersey are generally less than two hours away from major tourist attractions, entertainment hubs and historic sites.

New Jersey College Student Activities and Employment Opportunities

Besides its beaches, concert halls, boardwalks and numerous places of worship, places where artist like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Jon Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick, Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, George Clinton and Kool and the Gang either launched or grew their careers, New Jersey is also home to attractions like the Old Barracks Museum, Strand Theater, McCarter Theater Center, New Jersey Battleship and Grounds for Sculpture.  Major college and professional athletic teams in New Jersey include:

  • Princeton University Tigers
  • Monmouth University Hawks
  • Rowan University Profs
  • Rider College Broncos
  • Seton Hall University Hawks
  • Rutgers University Knights
  • New Jersey City University Gothic Knights
  • New Jersey Nets (NBA)
  • Atlantic City Cardsharks (indoor football)
  • Red Bull New York (pro soccer team)
  • New Jersey Pride (pro lacrosse)
  • New Jersey Stallions (pro soccer)
  • Trenton Titans (pro hockey)

Top New Jersey Employers for College and University Graduates

If college and university students take classroom or distance learning programs in New Jersey that complement the state’s major industries they can increase their chances of gaining jobs with the state’s top employers, amongst which include:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Teknicks
  • Rue Insurance
  • KRS
  • Red Nucleus
  • Vedic Soft
  • Edward Jones
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Patton Boggs
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Deloitte
  • Kessler Rehabilitation Center
  • Valley Health System
  • Friedman, LLP
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Wyndham Worldwide

Undergraduate and graduate degrees that may help college students to land jobs with the above and other top employers include:

  • Associate of Science in Education
  • Associate of Arts in Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Communications
  • Master of Science in Business Management
  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
  • Doctorate of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Doctorate of Science in Law

By adding a minor in general subjects like business, finance, psychology or communications New Jersey college students may be able to use their degrees to succeed at a variety of jobs.  After college students start working with the state’s employers as they complete internships and work/study programs, they are encouraged to introduce themselves to senior leaders at the organizations and get contact information for human resource managers and hiring managers at organizations they’re interested in working with after they graduate with Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degrees.


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