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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 terms of yearly trade school graduations, New Jersey is ranked #20 in the country with 15,034 degrees handed out in 2019. New Jersey colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $15,497 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $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 1,427, which includes 1,086 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,080 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar 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

There are 2,682 undergraduates at Berkeley College - Woodland Park, of which 1,972 are full-time, and there are 2,858 students altogether. For undergraduates at Berkeley College - Woodland Park, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Approximately 83% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah is 847, which includes 644 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Lincoln Tech - Mahwah. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

Approximately 76% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,812 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 - Mahwah is $29,200.

#4

Jersey College

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

The total student population at Jersey College is 3,444, which includes 3,444 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Around 8% of accepted students are men, and 92% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,360 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 $46,500 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees

There are 379 full-time undergraduates at AIMS Education, and 406 students altogether. AIMS Education has a freshman retention rate of 92%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

40% of AIMS Education students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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 668 students at Pennco Tech-Blackwood in total, 439 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

70% of Pennco Tech-Blackwood students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Pennco Tech-Blackwood with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Fortis Institute - Wayne

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

There are 449 full-time undergraduates at Fortis Institute - Wayne, and 554 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

94% of Fortis Institute - Wayne students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Fortis Institute - Wayne with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 360 full-time undergraduates at Eastwick College - Ramsey, and 824 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.

82% of Eastwick College - Ramsey students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,175 a year. Eastwick College - Ramsey has a 3.2% 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 $33,800 during the early-career years.

#9

Camden County College

Blackwood, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
303 Yearly Degrees
$4,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,735 students at Camden County College in total, 4,200 are 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%.

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

#10

Stockton University

Galloway, New Jersey
Public Public vs. Private
296 Yearly Degrees
$14,048 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,934 students at Stockton State in total, 8,893 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,459 are full-time. For undergraduates at Stockton State, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,285 a year. Stockton State has a 4.9% 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 $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 464 students at Parisian Beauty Academy in total, 275 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Parisian Beauty Academy. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Roughly 83% of students at Parisian Beauty Academy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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

There are 695 students at American Institute - Clifton in total, 695 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 97% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,700 during the early-career years.

#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 6,953, which includes 3,671 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 34% of students at Rowan College at Gloucester County take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rowan College at Gloucester County is $27,100.

#14

Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown

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

The total student population at Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown is 648, which includes 394 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,466 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 Lincoln Tech - Moorestown is $23,400.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
252 Yearly Degrees

There are 368 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Paramus, and 561 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Approximately 90% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

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

There are 271 students at Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York in total, 113 are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $7,623 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.4% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 55 full-time undergraduates at Advantage Career Institute, and 74 students altogether.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,815 a year.

#18

Ocean County Vocational-Technical School

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

There are 364 students at OCVTS in total, 364 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

30% of OCVTS students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Bergen Community College is 12,968, which includes 6,817 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,200 during the early-career years.

#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 8,794 undergraduates at NJIT, of which 6,878 are full-time, and there are 11,518 students altogether. 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.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,273 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 252 students at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness in total, 163 are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

There are 363 full-time undergraduates at Lincoln Tech - Iselin, and 504 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Roughly 89% of students at Lincoln Tech - Iselin take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,765 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
202 Yearly Degrees

There are 215 full-time undergraduates at Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus, and 269 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 34 to 1.

Roughly 47% of students at Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Lincoln Technical Institute - South Plainfield

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

There are 310 students at Lincoln Tech - South Plainfield in total, 181 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

74% of Lincoln Tech - South Plainfield students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,639 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% 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
$15,305 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 305 full-time undergraduates at Eastwick College - Nutley, and 511 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 38%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Eastwick College - Nutley take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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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