These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New Jersey For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, New Jersey has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in NJ, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in New Jersey.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in New Jersey:

  1. Stevens Institute of Technology
  2. The College of New Jersey
  3. Rowan University
  4. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  5. Seton Hall University
  6. Rider University
  7. Stockton University
  8. Monmouth University
  9. William Paterson University of New Jersey
  10. College of Saint Elizabeth

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of New Jersey has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In New Jersey For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 30 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in New Jersey that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Stevens Institute of Technology, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in New Jersey.’

1. Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hoboken
Employed: 94.52%

2. The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ewing
Employed: 93.67%

3. Rowan University

Rowan University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Glassboro
Employed: 92.94%

4. Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Mahwah
Employed: 92.75%

5. Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: South Orange
Employed: 91.97%

6. Rider University

Rider University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lawrenceville
Employed: 91.72%

7. Stockton University

Stockton University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Galloway
Employed: 91.65%

8. Monmouth University

Monmouth University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: West Long Branch
Employed: 91.55%

9. William Paterson University of New Jersey

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Wayne
Employed: 91.47%

10. College of Saint Elizabeth

College of Saint Elizabeth

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Morristown
Employed: 91.21%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In New Jersey

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only New Jersey, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in New Jersey by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New Jersey

Rank College Employed
1 Stevens Institute of Technology 94.52%
2 The College of New Jersey 93.67%
3 Rowan University 92.94%
4 Ramapo College of New Jersey 92.75%
5 Seton Hall University 91.97%
6 Rider University 91.72%
7 Stockton University 91.65%
8 Monmouth University 91.55%
9 William Paterson University of New Jersey 91.47%
10 College of Saint Elizabeth 91.21%
11 New Jersey Institute of Technology 91.16%
12 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 90.88%
13 Rutgers University-Newark 90.88%
14 Rutgers University-Camden 90.88%
15 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus 90.71%
16 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus 90.71%
17 Montclair State University 90.06%
18 Drew University 89.76%
19 Kean University 88.99%
20 Centenary University 88.98%
21 Georgian Court University 88.61%
22 Princeton University 88.52%
23 Saint Peter’s University 88.51%
24 New Jersey City University 87.63%
25 Caldwell University 87.57%
26 Felician University 86.86%
27 Bloomfield College 85.83%
28 Thomas Edison State University 83.63%
29 Rabbinical College of America 69.41%
30 Beth Medrash Govoha 61.79%
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