Located in the northeastern part of the U.S., New Jersey shares borders with New York to the north and northeast, the Delaware Bay to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the south. To the west is Pennsylvania and the Delaware River. Trenton is the state capital, and Newark is the largest city. Other cities include Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Sussex, Atlantic City, and Cape May.
According to 2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, New Jersey had a total population of 8,899,339. It was also the most densely populated state in the country.
Known as the ‘Garden State’, New Jersey is a major agricultural state with more than 9,071 farms covering 715,057 acres. It ranks fifth nationally in blueberry production and third in cranberries, bell peppers, and spinach. In addition, the state boasts a huge manufacturing sector with key industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food processing and electrical equipment. The tourism and financial services sectors are also well developed.
There are 21 companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 list that have their headquarters in New Jersey, including Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Prudential Financial, and Honeywell International,
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in New Jersey, contact the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|New Jersey Institute of Technology||Music||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Raritan Valley Community College||Business,Education,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Newark Campus||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Mercer County Community College||Business,Health,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Burlington County College||Health,Liberal Arts,Security/ Protective Services||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Essex County College||Business,Health,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Union County College||Economics,Mechanical Engineering,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Kean University||Business,Education,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Montclair State University||Engineering,Information Technology,Petroleum Engineering||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Thomas Edison State College||Visual/Performing Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|