10 Best Colleges For Jobs In New Jersey For 2019

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. The College of New Jersey
  2. Rowan University
  3. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  4. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  5. Seton Hall University
  6. Stevens Institute of Technology
  7. Monmouth University
  8. Rutgers University-Newark
  9. Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  10. Rutgers University-Camden

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, The College of New Jersey, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in New Jersey.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In New Jersey

Rank College Employed
1 The College of New Jersey 94.26%
2 Rowan University 93.27%
3 Ramapo College of New Jersey 93.1%
4 New Jersey Institute of Technology 92.58%
5 Seton Hall University 92.55%
6 Stevens Institute of Technology 92.0%
7 Monmouth University 91.83%
8 Rutgers University-Newark 91.58%
9 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 91.58%
10 Rutgers University-Camden 91.58%
11 Rider University 91.46%
12 William Paterson University of New Jersey 91.38%
13 Stockton University 91.15%
14 College of Saint Elizabeth 90.88%
15 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus 90.44%
16 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus 90.44%
17 Kean University 90.31%
18 Montclair State University 90.25%
19 Centenary University 90.02%
20 Drew University 89.56%
21 Georgian Court University 89.47%
22 Princeton University 88.06%
23 Caldwell University 87.96%
24 New Jersey City University 87.79%
25 Felician University 87.71%
26 Saint Peter’s University 87.47%
27 Bloomfield College 87.02%
28 Thomas Edison State University 80.55%
29 Rabbinical College of America 75.0%
30 Beth Medrash Govoha 61.6%
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