The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is The College of New Jersey Ranked?

Quality Badge

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

The College of New Jersey was awarded 325 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education of the deaf.

Overall Quality

TCNJ landed the #88 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when TCNJ held the #167 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

TCNJ is also ranked #2 out of 49 schools in New Jersey.

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Is It Hard to Get Into TCNJ?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to The College of New Jersey you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 48%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to TCNJ submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 660. Math scores were between 580 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The College of New Jersey  ( 590 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for The College of New Jersey  ( 580 to 670 )
TCNJ received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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The College of New Jersey Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, The College of New Jersey is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at The College of New Jersey is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at The College of New Jersey

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 93% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like The College of New Jersey enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  93 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at TCNJ for first-time, full-time students is 72%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  72 out of 100

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The College of New Jersey Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,189 undergraduates at TCNJ with 6,981 being full-time and 208 being part-time.

How Much Does The College of New Jersey Cost?

The overall average net price of TCNJ is $27,541. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for TCNJ

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,445 $16,284 $26,445 $31,462 $32,944

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of TCNJ, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At TCNJ, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $9,692 a year. That adds up to $38,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TCNJ is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do TCNJ Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from TCNJ with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $58,500 in their early years. This is good news for future TCNJ graduates since it is 47% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at The College of New Jersey make the most money.

Location of The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey is a public institution located in Ewing, New Jersey. Ewing is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for TCNJ are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628-7718
Phone: 609-771-1855

The College of New Jersey Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from The College of New Jersey. Of these students, 1,647 received undergraduate degrees and 326 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 298 $51,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 111 $49,000
General Biology 108 $24,500
General Psychology 102 $36,400
Nursing 91 $70,700
Fine & Studio Arts 88 $32,800
Communication & Media Studies 78 $38,600
Teacher Education Subject Specific 69 $50,900
Special Education 62 NA
General English Literature 61 $32,400

Learn more about the majors offered at The College of New Jersey along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at TCNJ

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 458 students took at least one online class at The College of New Jersey. This is an increase from the 306 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 458 0
2017-2018 306 0
2016-2017 171 0
2015-2016 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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