The College Of New Jersey

The College Of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey was founded on February 9, 1855. Before adopting its present name, the college was known as Trenton State College. In 1996, it adopted its current name. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 280 acres in Ewing Township, New Jersey. The college moved to its present location in 1930. Prior to that, it was located in Trenton. TCNJ was named the best masters level public university in the northern United States by the US News and World Reports in 2008. The college is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Communication
  • School of Business
  • School of Culture and Society
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing, Health & Exercise Science
  • School of Science

Notable alumni of The College of New Jersey include Jim Florio, the Governor of New Jersey from 1990 to 1994; Christopher Smith, United States Congressman; Gene Hart, Hall of Fame NHL Announcer.

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The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing , NJ 08628-0718
General Phone: (609) 771-1855

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The College of New Jersey Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching770multilingual education, educational administration, educational supervision, instructional media design, special ed, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Liberal Arts246women's studies, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Business and Management222business management, accounting
Science144biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling118psychology, marriage and family therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81registered nursing, nursing science
Security and Law Enforcement77criminal justice and administration
Engineering62biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, mechanical engineering
Photography and Commercial Art48commercial art, multimedia
Medical Support and Technology25speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, computer engineering
Art Studies10art studies
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Fine Arts6art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for The College of New Jersey in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,41846
Postbaccalaureate certificate413
Master's degree36814
Post-master's certificate656

The College of New Jersey Student Body

In 2007-2008, The College of New Jersey had a total enrollment of 6,964 students (6,799 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 6%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 33%
20-21 40%
22-24 15%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey94%
New York3%

The College of New Jersey Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 95 %

The College of New Jersey Room and Board (2007)

The College of New Jersey offers campus housing for 3,612 of its 6,799 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Ewing, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The College of New Jersey Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560660
SAT Math590690
SAT Writing570670

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

The College of New Jersey Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,308
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,415
Room and board $ 9,612
Room charge $ 6,960
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,652
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
The College of New Jersey participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 264200)

The College of New Jersey Faculty

The College of New Jersey has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3442
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1017

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$93,1772*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year49$111,51131$106,553
Associate professoracademic year58$89,46051$84,998
Assistant professoracademic year64$72,33277$69,895
Instructoracademic year1*5$68,407
All faculty totalacademic year172$89,231164$81,475

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The College of New Jersey Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New Jersey Athletic Conference
Basketball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Baseball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Track New Jersey Athletic Conference

The College of New Jersey Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Mechanical Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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