College Education In New Jersey: New Jersey has 33 public and 24 private schools, colleges and universities. The state also boasts 19 county colleges offering two-year degrees to each of the state’s twenty-one counties. New Jersey colleges and universities are consistently found near the top of most “best of” college lists.
New Jersey Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – Princeton University (#2), Rutgers University (#64), Stevens Institute of Technology (#83); Liberal Arts Rankings – Drew University (#71).
A Closer Look at New Jersey Education: Princeton University, established in 1746, remains one of the oldest and most prominent universities in the United States.
Did You Know? Among the original Thirteen Colonies, New Jersey was the only one in which two colleges were established before the Declaration of Independence in 1776 - Rutgers and Princeton.