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122 Colleges
15,034 Yearly Graduations
$62,813 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,805 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 15,034 students received a trade school degree from a college in New Jersey, making it rank #20 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $15,703 per year to get their degree at a college in New Jersey, while out of state students will pay an average of $18,725 per year.

An estimated 58% of college students in New Jersey take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,951 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
696 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,212 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Union, and 1,493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 35 to 1.

82% of Lincoln Tech - Union students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,000 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Union with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
539 Yearly Degrees
$26,305 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,625 students at Berkeley College - Woodland Park in total, 2,451 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,745 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,273 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,000 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
456 Yearly Degrees

There are 709 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Mahwah, and 897 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

78% of Lincoln Tech - Mahwah students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,415 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Mahwah with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Jersey College

Teterboro, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
397 Yearly Degrees

There are 3,514 full-time undergraduates at Jersey College, and 3,514 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

About 34% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 12% are men and 88% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,444 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Jersey College is $46,500.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees

There are 448 full-time undergraduates at AIMS Education, and 476 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

31% of AIMS Education students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,090 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#6

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

Blackwood, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
374 Yearly Degrees

There are 522 full-time undergraduates at Pennco Tech-Blackwood, and 743 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,789 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pennco Tech-Blackwood is $24,300.

#7

Fortis Institute - Wayne

Wayne, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
336 Yearly Degrees

There are 411 full-time undergraduates at Fortis Institute - Wayne, and 521 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

84% of Fortis Institute - Wayne students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,510 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,300 during the early-career years.

#8

Eastwick College - Ramsey

Ramsey, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
304 Yearly Degrees
$16,882 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 781 students at Eastwick College - Ramsey in total, 368 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,279 a year. Eastwick College - Ramsey has a 4.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastwick College - Ramsey with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$4,680 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Camden County College is 8,122, which includes 3,424 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

11% of Camden County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,566 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Camden County College is $26,000.

#10

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$14,329 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Stockton University is 9,893, of which 8,846 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,427 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Stockton State is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,202 a year. Stockton State has a 4.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Stockton State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Parisian Beauty School

Hackensack, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
294 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Parisian Beauty School is 453, which includes 273 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Parisian Beauty Academy. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Roughly 89% of students at Parisian Beauty Academy take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,379 a year. Parisian Beauty Academy has a 2.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Parisian Beauty Academy is $20,500.

#12

American Institute - Clifton

CLIFTON, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
276 Yearly Degrees

There are 716 full-time undergraduates at American Institute - Clifton, and 716 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 94% of students at American Institute - Clifton take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,070 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from American Institute - Clifton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
275 Yearly Degrees
$5,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus is 6,369, which includes 3,358 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

64% of RCSJ students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,347 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from RCSJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown

Moorestown, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
264 Yearly Degrees

There are 710 students at Lincoln Tech - Moorestown in total, 484 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,531 a year. Lincoln Tech - Moorestown has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees

There are 690 students at Lincoln Tech - Paramus in total, 473 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

86% of Lincoln Tech - Paramus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,908 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - Paramus is $23,400.

#16

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York

West New York, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
248 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York is 270, which includes 112 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 100% of students at Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,407 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York is $12,200.

#17

Advantage Career Institute

Eatontown, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
243 Yearly Degrees

There are 77 students at Advantage Career Institute in total, 67 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Advantage Career Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,480 a year.

#18

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

Toms River, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
236 Yearly Degrees

There are 316 full-time undergraduates at OCVTS, and 316 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at OCVTS. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

Approximately 32% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,587 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OCVTS is $33,000.

#19

Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
235 Yearly Degrees
$8,281 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,409 students at Bergen Community College in total, 5,994 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Bergen Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,915 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bergen Community College is $27,200.

#20

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
228 Yearly Degrees
$17,674 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at New Jersey Institute of Technology is 11,652, of which 9,084 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,389 are full-time. NJIT has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

Roughly 39% of students at NJIT take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,067 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,600 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
222 Yearly Degrees

There are 268 students at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness in total, 150 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 43% of students at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,778 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,600 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees

There are 388 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Iselin, and 589 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 87% of students at Lincoln Tech - Iselin take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,616 a year. Lincoln Tech - Iselin has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Iselin with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus is $21,100.

#24

Lincoln Technical Institute - South Plainfield

South Plainfield, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
199 Yearly Degrees

There are 283 students at Lincoln Tech - South Plainfield in total, 179 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,759 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - South Plainfield with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Eastwick College - Nutley

Nutley, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$15,806 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 455 students at Eastwick College - Nutley in total, 273 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,991 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.7% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Eastwick College - Nutley is $26,000.

Other New Jersey Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 National Career Institute 191
27 County College of Morris 181
28 Fortis Institute - Lawrenceville 172
29 ASI Career Institute 169
30 Middlesex County College 168
31 American Institute - Toms River 166
31 Harris School of Business-Cherry Hill Campus 166
33 Rutgers University - New Brunswick 161
34 Brookdale Community College 159
35 Mercer County Community College 157
36 Union County College 156
37 Total Image Beauty Academy 155
37 Eastwick College - Hackensack 155
39 Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences 146
40 Thomas Edison State University 144
41 Hudson County Community College 137
42 Prism Career Institute, Cherry Hill 134
43 Healthcare Training Institute 130
44 Prism Career Institute, West Atlantic City 126
45 Branford Hall Career Institute - Jersey City 125
46 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Clifton 119
46 Teterboro School of Aeronautics 119
48 Raritan Valley Community College 118
48 Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology 118
50 Rowan College at Burlington County 117
51 Artistic Academy of Hair Design 116
52 Rutgers University - Camden 115
53 Essex County College 111
53 Innovate Salon Academy 111
55 Jolie Health & Beauty Academy-Cherry Hill 108
55 P B Cosmetology Education Center 108
57 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy 105
58 Atlantic Cape Community College 99
59 Passaic County Community College 97
60 Medical Career Institute 96
61 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Northfield 95
62 Salem Community College 93
63 Monmouth University 91
64 Rowan University 90
64 William Paterson University of New Jersey 90
66 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield 84
67 New Community Career & Technical Institute 83
68 Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus 78
69 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Paramus 72
70 Shore Beauty School 71
71 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Brick 68
72 Empire Beauty School-Bloomfield 67
73 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Kenilworth 66
73 Cumberland County College 66
75 Eastern International College - Jersey City 65
76 Garden State Science and Technology Institute 64
76 Union County Vocational Technical School 64
78 Paul Mitchell the School Jersey Shore 63
79 Innovate Salon Academy - Ewing 61
80 Best Care College 58
81 American Institute - Somerset 57
82 Empire Beauty School-Union 56
83 Jolie Health and Beauty Academy-Turnersville 54
84 New Jersey City University 53
85 Institute for Therapeutic Massage 52
86 Divers Academy International 48
86 Mobile Technical Training 48
88 Universal Training Institute 47
88 Monmouth County Vocational School District 47
90 Empire Beauty School-Bordentown 46
90 Cutting Edge Academy 46
92 Pro Beauty Academy 43
92 Empire Beauty School-Paramus 43
94 Adult and Continuing Education - BCTS 41
95 Kean University 40
96 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus 39
97 Empire Beauty School-Cherry Hill 37
98 Warren County Community College 30
98 Eastern International College - Belleville 30
100 Rizzieri Institute 29
101 Montclair State University 28
102 Morris County Vocational School District 23
103 Rider University 22
104 Stevens Institute of Technology 21
105 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 20
105 Caldwell University 20
107 Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing 19
108 JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing 15
109 Sussex County Community College 13
110 Georgian Court University 10
110 DeVry University - New Jersey 10
112 St Francis Medical Center-School of Radiologic Technology 9
112 Saint Peter’s University 9
112 Felician University 9
115 Universal Technical Institute Bloomfield 8
116 Ocean County College 6
117 Branford Hall Career Institute - Parsippany 5
118 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus 4
119 Ramapo College of New Jersey 2
120 Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine 0
120 Rutgers University - Newark 0
120 College of Saint Elizabeth 0

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