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114 Colleges
13,908 Yearly Graduations
$63,577 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,824 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, New Jersey is ranked #23 in the country with 13,908 degrees handed out in 2021. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $15,894 per year to get their degree at a college in New Jersey, while out of state students will pay an average of $18,901 per year.

An estimated 59% of college students in New Jersey take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,956 per year.

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Private for-profit Public vs. Private
728 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.

Roughly 82% of students at Lincoln Tech - Union take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,000 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,069 during the early-career years.

#2

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

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

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

64% of Pennco Tech-Blackwood students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,789 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pennco Tech-Blackwood with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,915 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
455 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 average amount of student loans is $8,415 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Mahwah with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,069 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
350 Yearly Degrees
$14,885 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 school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Stockton State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,202 a year. Stockton State has a 4.2% 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 Stockton State is $45,422.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
341 Yearly Degrees

There are 476 students at AIMS Education in total, 448 are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,090 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from AIMS Education with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,412 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
319 Yearly Degrees
$3,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,122 students at Camden County College in total, 3,424 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at Camden County College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,566 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Fortis Institute - Wayne

Wayne, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
315 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.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,510 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Fortis Institute - Wayne is $29,847.

#8

Berkeley College - Woodland Park

Woodland Park, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
301 Yearly Degrees
$26,085 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Berkeley College - Woodland Park is 4.4 years.

Roughly 72% of students at Berkeley College - Woodland Park take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,273 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Berkeley College - Woodland Park with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,034 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Parisian Beauty School

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

The total student population at Parisian Beauty School is 453, which includes 273 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Parisian Beauty Academy is 97%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 89% of students at Parisian Beauty Academy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,379 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,076 during the early-career years.

#10

Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown

Moorestown, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
290 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.

80% of Lincoln Tech - Moorestown students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,531 a year. Lincoln Tech - Moorestown has a 6.6% 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 $26,523 during the early-career years.

#11

Eastwick College - Ramsey

Ramsey, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
285 Yearly Degrees
$16,106 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 1.9% 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 $45,456 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Jersey College

Teterboro, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
285 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.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Of the accepted students, 13% are men and 87% are women.

81% of Jersey College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,444 a year. Jersey College has a 2.2% 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 $50,862 during the early-career years.

#13

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
267 Yearly Degrees
$10,562 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,705 full-time undergraduates at Union County College, and 8,298 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

8% of Union County College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,054 a year. Union County College has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Union County College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,605 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Universal Technical Institute Bloomfield

Bloomfield, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
256 Yearly Degrees

There are 940 students at UTI Bloomfield in total, 940 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 47 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at UTI Bloomfield take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,299 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,923 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
251 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus is 690, which includes 473 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 average amount of student loans is $6,908 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Lincoln Tech - Paramus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,523 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Total Image Beauty Academy

Union City, New Jersey
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
249 Yearly Degrees

There are 53 full-time undergraduates at Total Image Beauty Academy, and 239 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 95% of students at Total Image Beauty Academy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,028 a year. Total Image Beauty Academy has a 6.9% 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 $20,216 during the early-career years.

#17

Lincoln Technical Institute - South Plainfield

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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - South Plainfield is 283, which includes 179 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

81% of Lincoln Tech - South Plainfield students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,759 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% 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 $39,069 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

American Institute - Clifton

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

The total student population at American Institute - Clifton is 716, which includes 716 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

94% of American Institute - Clifton students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,070 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% 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 $22,885 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
230 Yearly Degrees
$18,016 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,084 undergraduates at NJIT, of which 7,389 are full-time, and there are 11,652 students altogether. For undergraduates at NJIT, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 62% of accepted students are men, and 38% are women.

Roughly 39% of students at NJIT take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,067 a year. NJIT has a 4.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NJIT with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $64,546 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Advantage Career Institute

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

The total student population at Advantage Career Institute is 77, which includes 67 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.

#21

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
229 Yearly Degrees
$7,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Middlesex County College is 10,084, which includes 4,464 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Middlesex County College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,243 a year. Middlesex County College has a 6.5% 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 $36,062 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
211 Yearly Degrees
$5,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,358 full-time undergraduates at RCSJ, and 6,369 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,347 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from RCSJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,664 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
210 Yearly Degrees

There are 79 full-time undergraduates at Christine Valmy International School, and 226 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

71% of Christine Valmy International School students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,849 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Christine Valmy International School with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,304 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Rowan College at Burlington County

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees
$5,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,474 full-time undergraduates at RCBC, and 7,316 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

12% of RCBC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,689 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RCBC is $32,358.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness is 268, which includes 150 full-time undergraduates. Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

43% of Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,778 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

Other New Jersey Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Ocean County Vocational-Technical School 193
27 Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin 185
28 Mercer County Community College 177
29 Bergen Community College 170
30 Prism Career Institute, West Atlantic City 169
31 Prism Career Institute, Cherry Hill 161
32 Eastwick College - Nutley 160
32 Fortis Institute - Lawrenceville 160
34 Hudson County Community College 159
35 County College of Morris 158
36 Brookdale Community College 150
37 Eastwick College - Hackensack 147
38 Innovate Salon Academy 145
39 Raritan Valley Community College 137
39 Thomas Edison State University 137
39 ASI Career Institute 137
42 Teterboro School of Aeronautics 133
43 Rutgers University - Camden 130
44 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York 129
45 Rutgers University - New Brunswick 127
46 American Institute - Toms River 119
47 Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences 117
48 Artistic Academy of Hair Design 114
49 Eastern International College - Jersey City 110
50 Essex County College 109
51 American Institute - Somerset 104
52 Innovate Salon Academy - Ewing 103
53 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy 101
54 Rowan University 100
54 Shore Beauty School 100
56 Monmouth University 95
57 Best Care College 85
57 Pro Beauty Academy 85
59 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield 83
60 Salem Community College 82
61 William Paterson University of New Jersey 76
62 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Clifton 73
63 National Career Institute 72
63 Medical Career Institute 72
65 Empire Beauty School-Union 67
66 New Community Career & Technical Institute 66
67 Divers Academy International 64
67 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Brick 64
69 P B Cosmetology Education Center 60
70 Morris County Vocational School District 59
71 Passaic County Community College 58
72 Cutting Edge Academy 55
73 Adult and Continuing Education - BCTS 54
74 Cumberland County College 53
75 New Jersey City University 50
76 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Kenilworth 48
76 Union County Vocational Technical School 48
78 Atlantic Cape Community College 45
79 Empire Beauty School-Cherry Hill 43
79 Central Career School 43
81 Garden State Science and Technology Institute 42
82 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus 41
83 Monmouth County Vocational School District 40
83 Healthcare Training Institute 40
85 Universal Training Institute 39
85 Paul Mitchell the School Jersey Shore 39
87 Institute for Therapeutic Massage 38
88 Kean University 35
88 Rider University 35
88 Capri Institute of Hair Design, Paramus 35
91 Sussex County Community College 33
92 Empire Beauty School-Bloomfield 32
93 Mobile Technical Training 26
94 Stevens Institute of Technology 22
95 Caldwell University 21
96 Montclair State University 20
96 Rizzieri Institute 20
98 JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing 16
98 Ocean County College 16
98 St Francis Medical Center-School of Radiologic Technology 16
101 Eastern International College - Belleville 15
101 American Institute of Alternative Medicine 15
103 College of Saint Elizabeth 13
104 Warren County Community College 10
105 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus 9
106 Felician University 8
107 Georgian Court University 6
107 Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine 6
109 Saint Peter’s University 5
110 DeVry University - New Jersey 2
111 Ramapo College of New Jersey 1
112 Centenary University 0
112 Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing 0
112 Rutgers University - Newark 0

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