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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

New Jersey ranked #20 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 15,034 students received some type of diploma that year. 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 1,493 students at Lincoln Tech - Union in total, 1,212 are full-time undergraduates. 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% 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
$26,305 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,451 undergraduates at Berkeley College - Woodland Park, of which 1,745 are full-time, and there are 2,625 students altogether. It takes the average Berkeley College - Woodland Park undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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%.

Students who graduate from Berkeley College - Woodland Park with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,415 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#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. Around 12% of accepted students are men, and 88% are women.

Roughly 81% of students at Jersey College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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 average amount of student loans is $5,090 a year. AIMS Education has a 5.7% 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 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

The total student population at Fortis Institute - Wayne is 521, which includes 411 full-time undergraduates. 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 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 368 full-time undergraduates at Eastwick College - Ramsey, and 781 students altogether. 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. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

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

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Camden County College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Stockton University

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

There are 9,893 students at Stockton State in total, 8,846 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,427 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students 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. 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 $35,600 during the early-career years.

#11

Parisian Beauty School

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

There are 453 students at Parisian Beauty Academy in total, 273 are 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 average amount of student loans is $7,379 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,500 during the early-career years.

#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 716, which includes 716 full-time undergraduates. 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

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 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#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.

Roughly 80% of students at Lincoln Tech - Moorestown take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

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

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
252 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.

Roughly 86% of students at Lincoln Tech - Paramus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,908 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 typical student loan amount 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%.

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

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

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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. OCVTS has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Roughly 32% of students at OCVTS take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

#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 average amount of student loans 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. It takes the average NJIT undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

39% of NJIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,067 a year. NJIT has a 4.9% 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 $53,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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. Students tend to stick around at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

Students who graduate from Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
209 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin is 589, which includes 388 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

87% of Lincoln Tech - Iselin students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

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

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

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 average amount of student loans is $7,759 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#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 273 full-time undergraduates at Eastwick College - Nutley, and 455 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

82% of Eastwick College - Nutley students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,991 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Eastwick College - Nutley with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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