New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ 07305
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New Jersey City University is one of the thirteen public 4-year colleges in New Jersey. The campus is located in an urban area, in Jersey City.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,283 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 991 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 763 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 77%). Every year 33% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

New Jersey City University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $8,350, and fees were $3,411. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $17,640 and $3,411 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,283
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 15 64
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1959 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1979 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT870 to 1080
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $55

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$278/credit
In State Students$278/credit
Out of State Students$588/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$583/credit
In State Students$583/credit
Out of State Students$1,027/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,510 $12,510 $26,460
ADN 70 $19,460 $19,460 $41,160
BSN 125 $34,750 $34,750 $73,500
FNP 50 $29,150 $29,150 $51,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of New Jersey City University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 76% $4,909
Other Federal Grant 12% $513
State Grant & Scholarships 67% $5,787
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 40% $5,220
Federal Student Loans 39% $5,644
Private Loans 3% $10,464


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,106
$30,001 to $48,000$11,719
$48,001 to $75,000$15,286
$75,001 to $110,000$20,550
Over $110,000$21,036

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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