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122 Colleges
15,034 Yearly Graduations
$61,987 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,834 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 $15,497 per year to get their degree at a college in New Jersey, while out of state students will pay an average of $18,620 per year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,709 per year.

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Private for-profit Public vs. Private
696 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Union is 1,368, which includes 1,038 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

86% of Lincoln Tech - Union students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,080 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lincoln Tech - Union is $29,200.

#2

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
539 Yearly Degrees
$25,441 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Berkeley College - Woodland Park is 3,468, of which 3,324 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,431 are full-time. It takes the average Berkeley College - Woodland Park undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

83% of Berkeley College - Woodland Park students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,903 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Berkeley College - Woodland Park is $30,000.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
456 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah is 857, which includes 622 full-time undergraduates. Lincoln Tech - Mahwah has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

76% of Lincoln Tech - Mahwah students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,812 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#4

Jersey College

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

There are 3,179 full-time undergraduates at Jersey College, and 3,179 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,360 a year. Jersey College has a 2.6% 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 $46,500 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees

There are 398 full-time undergraduates at AIMS Education, and 425 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at AIMS Education is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,643 a year. AIMS Education has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#6

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

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

There are 558 students at Pennco Tech-Blackwood in total, 388 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 70% of students at Pennco Tech-Blackwood take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,757 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,300 during the early-career years.

#7

Fortis Institute - Wayne

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

The total student population at Fortis Institute - Wayne is 539, which includes 440 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 94% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,110 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.3% 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
$15,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 290 full-time undergraduates at Eastwick College - Ramsey, and 740 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 37%. Of the accepted students, 13% are men and 87% are women.

Approximately 82% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,175 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average 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
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Camden County College is 9,675, which includes 4,271 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

14% of Camden County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,571 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% 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
$14,048 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,621 students at Stockton State in total, 8,604 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,136 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Stockton State is 4.3 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,285 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 412, which includes 246 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Parisian Beauty Academy. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,958 a year. Parisian Beauty Academy has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Parisian Beauty Academy with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

American Institute - Clifton

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

The total student population at American Institute - Clifton is 655, which includes 655 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 97% of students at American Institute - Clifton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,509 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from American Institute - Clifton is $22,700.

#13

Rowan College at Gloucester County

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

The total student population at Rowan College at Gloucester County is 7,130, which includes 3,851 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

34% of Rowan College at Gloucester County students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,437 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rowan College at Gloucester County 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 579 students at Lincoln Tech - Moorestown in total, 407 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Lincoln Tech - Moorestown. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,466 a year. Lincoln Tech - Moorestown has a 8.3% 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 489 students at Lincoln Tech - Paramus in total, 346 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

90% of Lincoln Tech - Paramus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,199 a year. Lincoln Tech - Paramus has a 8.3% 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.

#16

Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York

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

There are 31 full-time undergraduates at Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York, and 64 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,623 a year. Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York has a 8.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $12,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Advantage Career Institute

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

The total student population at Advantage Career Institute is 104, which includes 62 full-time undergraduates.

Roughly 13% of students at Advantage Career Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,815 a year.

#18

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

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

There are 369 full-time undergraduates at OCVTS, and 369 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

Approximately 30% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,890 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% 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 13,352 students at Bergen Community College in total, 7,320 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Bergen Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,323 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bergen Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#20

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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

There are 11,423 students at NJIT in total, 8,532 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,827 are full-time. It takes the average NJIT undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 61%. Of the accepted students, 68% are men and 32% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at NJIT take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,273 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% 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

The total student population at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness is 295, which includes 227 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 55% of students at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,491 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness is $23,600.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees

There are 327 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Iselin, and 459 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

89% of Lincoln Tech - Iselin students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,765 a year. Lincoln Tech - Iselin has a 8.3% 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 Lincoln Tech - Iselin is $23,400.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees

There are 274 students at Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus in total, 198 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 34 to 1.

47% of Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,198 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 32.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Lincoln Technical Institute - South Plainfield

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

There are 318 students at Lincoln Tech - South Plainfield in total, 220 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 74% of students at Lincoln Tech - South Plainfield take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,639 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,200 during the early-career years.

#25

Eastwick College - Nutley

Nutley, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
192 Yearly Degrees
$15,305 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 487 students at Eastwick College - Nutley in total, 310 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 38% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,558 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,000 during the early-career years.

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 Workforce Development Center 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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