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New Jersey

State of New Jersey

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named for the British Channel Island of Jersey.

NICKNAME: The Garden State.

CAPITAL: Trenton.

ENTERED UNION: 18 December 1787 (3rd).

SONG: "I'm from New Jersey" (unofficial).

MOTTO: Liberty and Prosperity.

COAT OF ARMS: In the center is a shield with three plows, symbolic of agriculture. A helmet above indicates sovereignty, and a horse's head atop the helmet signifies speed and prosperity. The state motto and the date "1776" are displayed on a banner below.

FLAG: The coat of arms on a buff field.

OFFICIAL SEAL: The coat of arms surrounded by the words "The Great Seal of the State of New Jersey."

BIRD: Eastern goldfinch.

FLOWER: Violet.

TREE: Red oak; dogwood (memorial tree).

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. 3rd Monday in January; Lincoln's Birthday, 12 February (sometimes observed on a Friday or Monday closest to this date); Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February; Good Friday, Friday before Easter, March or April; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October; Election Day, 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 7 AM EST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Situated in the northeastern United States, New Jersey is the smallest of the Middle Atlantic states and ranks 46th among the 50 states.

The total area of New Jersey is 7,787 sq mi (20,168 sq km), of which 7,468 sq mi (19,342 sq km) constitute land and 319 sq mi (826 sq km) are inland water. New Jersey extends 166 mi (267 km) n-s; the extreme width e-w is 57 mi (92 km).

New Jersey is bordered on the n and ne by New York State (with the boundary formed partly by the Hudson River, New York Bay, and Arthur Kill, and passing through Raritan Bay); on the e by the Atlantic Ocean; on the s and sw by Delaware (with the line passing through Delaware Bay); and on the w by Pennsylvania (separated by the Delaware River). Numerous barrier islands lie off the Atlantic coast.

New Jersey's total boundary length is 480 mi (773 km), including a general coastline of 130 mi (209 km); the tidal shoreline is 1,792 mi (2,884 km). The state's geographic center is in Mercer County, near Trenton.

TOPOGRAPHY

Although small, New Jersey has considerable topographic variety. In the extreme northwest corner of the state are the Appalachian Valley and the Kittatinny Ridge and Valley. This area contains High Point, the state's peak elevation, at 1,803 ft (550 m) above sea level. To the east and south is the highlands region, an area of many natural lakes and steep ridges, including the Ramapo Mountains, part of the Appalachian chain. East of the highlands is a flat area broken by the high ridges of the Watchungs and Sourlands andmost spectacularlyby the Palisades, a column of traprock rising some 500 ft (150 m) above the Hudson River. The mean elevation of the state is approximately 250 ft (76 m).

The Atlantic Coastal Plain, a flat area with swamps and sandy beaches, claims the remaining two-thirds of the state. Its most notable feature is the Pine Barrens, 760 sq mi (1,968 sq km) of pitch pines and white oaks. Sandy Hook, a peninsula more than 5 mi (8 km) long, extending northward into the Atlantic from Monmouth County, is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Sea level at the Atlantic Ocean is the lowest elevation in the state.

Major rivers include the Delaware, forming the border with Pennsylvania, and the Passaic, Hackensack, and Raritan. The largest natural lake is Lake Hopatcong, about 8 mi (13 km) long. Some 550 to 600 million years ago, New Jersey's topography was the opposite of what it is now, with mountains to the east and a shallow sea to the west. Volcanic eruptions about 225 million years ago caused these eastern mountains to sink and new peaks to rise in the northwest; the lava flow formed the Watchung Mountains and the Palisades. The shoreline settled into its present shape at least 10,000 years ago.

CLIMATE

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware River, most of New Jersey has a moderate climate with cold winters and warm, humid summers. Winter temperatures are slightly colder and summer temperatures slightly milder in the northwestern hills than in the rest of the state.

In Atlantic City, the yearly average temperature is 54°f (12°c), ranging from 32°f (0°c) in January to 75°f (23°c) in July. Precipitation is plentiful, averaging 46 in (117 cm) annually; snowfall totals about 16 in (41 cm). At Atlantic City, annual precipitation is about 40.3 cm (102 cm). The annual average humidity is 81% at 7 am, reaching a normal high of 87% in September.

Statewide, the record high temperature is 110°f (43°c), set in Runyon on 10 July 1936; the record low is 34°f (37°c), set in River Vale on 5 January 1904. A 29.7-in. (75.4-cm) accumulation on Long Beach Island in 1947 was the greatest 24-hour snowfall in the state's recorded history. Occasional hurricanes and violent spring storms have damaged beachfront property over the years, and floods along northern New Jersey rivers especially in the Passaic River basin, are not uncommon. A serious drought occurs, on average, about once every 15 years.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Although highly urbanized, New Jersey still provides a diversity of natural regions, including a shady coastal zone, the hilly and wooded Allegheny zone, and the Pine Barrens in the south. Birch, beech, hickory, and elm all grow in the state, along with black locust, red maple, and 20 varieties of oak; common shrubs include the spicebush, staggerbush, and mountain laurel. Vast stretches beneath pine trees are covered with pyxie, a small creeping evergreen shrub. Common wild flowers include meadow rue, butter-flyweed, black-eyed Susan, and the ubiquitous eastern (common) dandelion. Among rare plants are Candy's lobelia, floating heart, and pennywort. Six plant species were listed as threatened or endangered in 2006, including the American chaffseed and small whorled pogonia.

Among mammals indigenous to New Jersey are the white-tailed deer, black bear, gray and red foxes, raccoon, woodchuck, opossum, striped skunk, eastern gray squirrel, eastern chipmunk, and common cottontail. The herring gull, sandpiper, and little green and night herons are common shore birds, while the red-eyed vireo, hermit thrush, English sparrow, robin, cardinal, and Baltimore oriole are frequently sighted inland. The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, serves as an important breeding and wintering site for over 70,000 birds each year. The site also supports 38 mammal species, 8 amphibian species, and 11 types of reptiles.

Anglers in the state prize the northern pike, chain pickerel, and various species of bass, trout, and perch. Declining or rare animals include the whippoorwill, hooded warbler, eastern hognose snake, northern red salamander, and northern kingfish. Sixteen animal species (vertebrates and invertebrates) were listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened or endangered in April 2006, including four species of turtle, the Indiana bat, bald eagle, shortnose sturgeon, roseate tern, and three species of whale.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Laws and policies regulating the management and protection of New Jersey's environment and natural resources are administered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The state devoted 1.4% of its total budget appropriations, or $225.1 million, to environmental protection in 199697.

The proximity of the populace to industrial plants and to the state's expansive highway system makes air pollution control a special concern in the state. New Jersey had one of the most comprehensive air pollution control programs in the United States, maintaining a network of 105 air pollution monitoring stations, as well as 60 stations that monitor just for particulates and 10 that monitor for radiation. New Jersey was the first state to begin a statewide search for sites contaminated by dioxin, a toxic by-product in the manufacture of herbicides.

The DEP reported that a 1984 review of water quality in the state showed that water quality degradation had been halted and that the quality of streams had been stabilized or improved. The greatest improvements had been made in certain bays and estuaries along the Atlantic coast, where the elimination of discharges from older municipal sewage treatment plants resulted in the reopening of shellfish-harvesting grounds for the first time in 20 years. However, some rivers in highly urbanized areas were still severely polluted.

Approximately 1,500 treatment facilities discharge waste water into New Jersey's surface and groundwaters. Nearly 80% of these facilities comply with the requirements of federal and state clean water laws. Solid waste disposal in New Jersey became critical as major landfills reached capacity. In 1977, the state had more than 300 operating landfills; in 1991 there were about 50 landfills. The state's solid waste stream is 1,100 tons per capita. Some counties and municipalities were implementing recycling programs in 1985, and the state legislature was considering a bill to make recycling mandatory. By the mid-1990s the state of New Jersey had about 30 curbside recycling programs.

New Jersey's toxic waste cleanup program is among the most serious in the United States. In 2003, 23.1 million lb of toxic chemicals were released in the state. In 2003, New Jersey had 551 hazardous waste sites listed in the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database, 113 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006, including the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center, the Middlesex Sampling Plant (of the US Department of Energy), and the US Radium Corp., as well as several farm sites. In 2004, New Jersey ranked first in the nation for the highest number of sites on the National Priorities List. In 2005, the EPA spent over $85 million through the Superfund program for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites in the state. The same year, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included $44 million for the clean water state revolving fund and $19 million for the drinking water revolving fund.

The New Jersey Spill Compensation Fund was established by the state legislature in 1977 and amended in 1980. A tax based on the transfer of hazardous substances and petroleum products is paid into the fund and used for the cleanup of spills.

New Jersey first acquired land for preservation purposes in 1907. Since 1961, the state has bought more than 240,000 acres (97,000 hectares) under a "Green Acres" program for conservation and recreation. In 1984, an $83-million Green Trust Fund was established to expand land acquisition. The Green Acres Program has assisted county and municipal governments in acquiring over 70,000 acres (28,000 hectares). Additionally, Green Acres is assisting nonprofit conservation groups in acquiring over 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares) in a 50% matching grant program established in 1989. The US Congress designated 1.1 million acres (445,000 hectares) in the southern part of the state as the Pinelands National Reserve in 1978. Since then, the state has purchased more than 60,000 acres (24,000 hectares) in the region, bringing the state open-space holding in the Pinelands to more than 270,000 acres (109,000 hectares). As of 1 July 1993, there were approximately 790,000 acres (319,000 hectares) of preserved public open space and recreation land in New Jersey.

There are about 916,000 acres (370,692 hectares) of wetlands in the state. The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge on the Atlantic coast was established in 1984 through the merger of the Brigantine and Barnegat National Wildlife Refuges. The site was designated as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in 1986, primarily for its role as a habitat for breeding and wintering waterbirds. Part of the Delaware Bay Estuary wetlands lie within New Jersey, but jurisdiction of this Ramsar site (designated 1992) lies with the state of Delaware.

POPULATION

New Jersey ranked 10th in population in the United States with an estimated total of 8,717,925 in 2005, an increase of 3.6% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, New Jersey's population grew from 7,730,188 to 8,414,350, an increase of 8.9%. In 2004, New Jersey had the highest population density among the 50 states: 1,175.60 persons per sq mi. The population is projected to reach 9.2 million by 2015 and 9.6 million by 2025.

In 2004, the median age was 37.8. Persons under 18 years old accounted for 24.8% of the population while 12.9% was age 65 or older.

Sparsely populated at the time of the Revolutionary War, New Jersey did not pass the one million mark until the 1880 census. Most of the state's subsequent growth came through migration, especially from New York during the period after 1950 when the New Jersey population stood at 4,835,329. The most significant population growth came in older cities in northern New Jersey and in commuter towns near New York and Philadelphia. The average annual population growth declined from 2.3% in the 1950s to 1.7% in the 1960s, and the state actually experienced a net loss from migration of 275,000 during the 1970s. Total growth rose to 5% during the 1980s.

New Jersey's major population centers, with estimated 2004 population figures, are Newark, 280,451; Jersey City, 239,079; Paterson, 150,869; and Elizabeth, 124,724.

ETHNIC GROUPS

New Jersey is one of the most ethnically heterogeneous states. As of 2000, 1,476,327 New Jerseyites (17.5% of the state's population) were of foreign birth. The leading countries of origin were Italy, 7.3%; Cuba, 6.5%; India, 5.4%; and Germany, 4.4%. As of 2001, New Jersey had the third-highest percentage of foreign-born residents among the 50 states, surpassed only by California and New York.

Blacks first came to New Jersey as slaves in the 1600s; the state abolished slavery in 1804, one of the last of the northern states to do so. Today black people constitute the state's largest (13.6%) ethnic minority, 1,141,821 as of 2000. Newark elected its first black mayor, Kenneth Gibson, in 1970, three years after the city was torn by racial disorders that killed 26 people and injured some 1,500 others. In 2004, 14.5% of the state's population was black.

The estimated Hispanic and Latino population in 2000 was 1,117,191 (up from 868,000 in 1996), or 13.3% of the total. The Puerto Rican population, which increased from 55,361 in 1960 to 366,788 in 2000, lived mostly in Newark, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Paterson, and Passaic. There were 77,337 Cubans in 2000, many of them in Union City and Elizabeth; their numbers were augmented by the migration of Cuban refugees in 1980. Smaller Spanish-speaking groups included Colombians and Dominicans. In 2004, 14.9% of the state's population was Hispanic or Latino.

The estimated number of Asians living in New Jersey in 2000 was 480,276, the fifth-largest total among the 50 states. Pacific Islanders numbered 273,000. The largest group of Asians reported was from India (169,180 in 2000, up from 54,039 in 1990); there were 85,245 Filipinos, 100,355 Chinese (more than double the 1990 figure of 47,068), 65,349 Koreans, and 14,672 Japanese. In 2004, 7% of the state's population was Asian.

The state's total Native American population, including Eskimos and Aleuts, numbered 19,492 in 2000. Among the state's American Indians is a group claiming to be descended from Dutch settlers, black slaves, British and German soldiers, and Leni-Lenape and Tuscarora Indians; incorporated as the Ramapough Mountain Indians in 1978, they live in the Ramapo hills near Ringwood and Mahwah. In 2004, 0.3% of the state's population was American Indian.

In 2004, 1.2% of the state's population reported origin of two or more races.

LANGUAGES

European settlers found New Jersey inhabited largely by the Leni-Lenape Indians, whose legacy can still be found in such placenames as Passaic, Totowa, Hopatcong, Kittatinny, and Piscataway.

In 2000, 5,854,578 New Jerseyites74.5% of the resident population five years old or olderspoke only English at home, down from 80.5% in 1990.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "Other Asian languages" includes Dravidian languages, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Turkish. The category "Other Indic languages" includes Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, and Romany. The category "African languages" includes Amharic, Ibo, Twi, Yoruba, Bantu, Swahili, and Somali.

LANGUAGE NUMBER PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 7,856,268 100.0
  Speak only English 5,854,578 74.5
  Speak a language other than English 2,001,690 25.5
Speak a language other than English 2,001,690 25.5
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 967,741 12.3
  Italian 116,365 1.5
  Chinese 84,345 1.1
  Polish 74,663 1.0
  Portuguese or Portuguese Creole 72,870 0.9
  Tagalog 66,851 0.9
  Korean 55,340 0.7
  Gujarathi 47,324 0.6
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 47,225 0.6
  Arabic 47,052 0.6
  German 41,025 0.5
  Russian 38,566 0.5
  Other Asian languages 36,573 0.5
  Other Indic languages 35,718 0.5
  Hindi 31,395 0.4
  French Creole 28,783 0.4
  Greek 26,566 0.3
  African languages 21,514 0.3

English in New Jersey is rather evenly divided north and south between Northern and Midland dialects. Special characteristics of some New York metropolitan area speech occur in the northeast portion, such as the absence of /r/ after a vowel, a consonant like /d/ or /t/ instead of the /th/ sounds in this or thin, and pronunciations as coop rhyming with stoop, food with good, and goal and fool; faucet has the vowel of father. Dominant in the southern half are run (small stream), baby coach (baby carriage) in the Philadelphia trading area, winnering owl (screech owl), and eel worm (earthworm). Heard also are out as /aot/, muskmelon as /muskmillon/, and keg rhyming with bag, scarce with fierce, spook with book, and haunted with panted.

RELIGIONS

With a history of religious tolerance, New Jersey has welcomed many denominations to its shores. Dutch immigrants founded a Reformed Church in 1662, the first in the state. After the English took control, Puritans came from New England and Long Island, Congregationalists from Connecticut, and Baptists from Rhode Island. Quaker settlements in Shrewsbury and western New Jersey during the early 1670s predated the better-known Quaker colony in Pennsylvania. Episcopalians, Presbyterians, German Lutherans, and Methodists arrived during the 18th century. The state's first synagogue was established in 1848, in Newark.

About the only religion not tolerated by New Jerseyites was Catholicism; the first Catholic parish was not organized until 1814 and laws excluding Catholics from holding office were on the books until 1844. The Catholic numbers swelled as a result of Irish immigration after 1845, and even more with the arrival of Italians after 1880. Today, Roman Catholics constitute the state's single largest religious group. Passaic is the headquarters of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite in the Byzantine Catholic Church.

In 2004, the number of Roman Catholics within the state was at about 3,479,158. The next largest group is Jewish, with about 468,000 members in 2000. The largest Protestant denomination (with 2000 data) is the United Methodist Church, with 140,133 adherents, followed by the Presbyterian Church USA, with 119,735; the Episcopal Church, 91,964; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 79,264. There were about 120,724 Muslims in the state. Nearly 3.5 million people (about 42.3% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization.

American Atheists, a national organization founded by Madalyn Murray O'Hair in 1958, is based in Parsippany.

TRANSPORTATION

Ever since the first traders sought the fastest way to get from New York to Philadelphia, transportation has been of central importance to New Jersey and has greatly shaped its growth. In the mid-1820s, Hoboken engineer John Stevens built the first steam locomotive operated in the United States. Over the protests of the dominant stagecoach operators, his son Robert obtained a charter in 1830 for the Camden and Amboy Railroad. The line opened in 1834, and six years later it held a monopoly on the lucrative New York-Philadelphia run. Other lines, such as the Elizabeth and Somerville, the Morris and Essex, the Paterson and Hudson, and the Jersey Central, were limited to shorter runs, largely because the Camden and Amboy's influence with the legislature gave it a huge competitive advantage. Camden and Amboy stock was leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1871, and the ensuing controversy over whether New Jersey transit should be entrusted to an "alien" company led to the passage of a law opening up the state to rail competition. Industry grew around the rail lines, and the railroads became a vital link in the shipment of products from New York and northern New Jersey.

As of 2003, the major freight operations were run by CSX and Northfolk Southern. In that same year, there were 2,798 route mi (4,504 km) of track in the state, of which 1,581 mi (2,545 km) was Class I track. In addition, there were one regional, one Canadian, six local, and six switching and terminal railroads operating in the state. As of 2006, daily Amtrak service linked Newark, Trenton, and four other New Jersey cities along the main eastern rail corridor. But the bulk of interstate passenger traffic consists of commuters to New York and Philadelphia on trains operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) and the Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO), a subsidiary of the Delaware River Port Authority.

The New Jersey Transit Corporation, called NJ TRANSIT, is a public corporation created under the Public Transportation Act of 1979. The corporation is charged with coordinating and improving bus and rail services throughout the state. It is the nation's third largest pubic transit agency, providing 223 million passenger trips annually. It operates 711 daily trains on 11 rail lines, and 2,027 buses on 236 routes throughout the state. It also owns and operates the Newark City Subway, a 4.3-mile light rail system providing service through downtown Newark.

Although associated more with the West, the first stagecoach service began in New Jersey, as part of a New York-Philadelphia trek that took some five days in 1723. For a time, colonial law required towns along the way to provide taverns for the passengers, and it was not uncommon for coach operators who were also tavern owners to find some way to prolong the journey an extra night. They traveled on roads that were barely more passable than the Leni-Lenape trails from which they originated. Improvement was slow, but by 1828, the legislature had granted 54 turnpike charters.

Road building has continued ever since. In 2004, there were 38,122 mi (61,376 km) of public roads in the state. The major highways are the New Jersey Turnpike, opened in 1952 and extending 133 mi (214 km) between Bergen and Salem counties, and the Garden State Parkway, completed in 1955 and stretching 173 mi (278 km) from the New York State line to Cape May. There were some 6.218 million registered vehicles in the state in 2004, including about 3.974 million automobiles, approximately 2.076 million trucks of all types, and around 19,000 buses. There were 5,799,532 licensed New Jersey drivers in that same year.

Many bridges and tunnels link New Jersey with New York State, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Twenty-seven bridges cross the Delaware River, connecting New Jersey with Pennsylvania and Delaware.

At the gateway to New York Harbor, ports at Elizabeth and Newark have overtaken New York City ports in cargo volume, and contribute greatly to the local economy. Operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port Newark has almost 4 mi (6.4 km) of berthing space along Newark Bay, while nearby Port Elizabeth, with better than 3 mi (4.8 km) of berths, is a major handler of containerized cargo. In 2004, ports under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey handled 152.377 million tons of cargo. Private piers in Jersey City and Bayonne handle both containerized and bulk cargoes. The tonnage handled by northern New Jersey port facilities, taken as a whole, make it the largest port on the east coast, and second largest overall in the United States. The Ports of Philadelphia and Camden, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, operate facilities along the Delaware River, including the Beckett Street and Broadway Terminals in Camden, that were formerly operated by the South Jer- sey Port Corporation. The port facility at Paulsboro is the most active in the state, with 30.485 million tons of cargo handled in 2004. The port of Camden-Gloucester handled 7.189 million tons that same year. New Jersey in 2004 had 360 mi (579 km) of navigable inland waterways. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 111.661 million tons.

In 2005, New Jersey had a total of 389 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 119 airports, 256 heliports, and 13 seaplane bases. Newark Liberty International Airport is the state's busiest airport, with 15,827,675 passengers enplaned in 2004, making it the 12th-busiest airport in the United States.

HISTORY

The first known inhabitants of what is now New Jersey were the Leni-Lenape (meaning "Original People"), who arrived in the land between the Hudson and Delaware rivers about 6,000 years ago. Members of the Algonkian language group, the Leni-Lenape were an agricultural people supplementing their diet with freshwater fish and shellfish. The peace-loving Leni-Lenape believed in monogamy, educated their children in the simple skills needed for wilderness survival, and clung rigidly to a tradition that a pot of food must always be warm on the fire to welcome all strangers.

The first European explorer to reach New Jersey was Giovanni da Verrazano, who sailed into what is now Newark Bay in 1524. Henry Hudson, an English captain sailing under a Dutch flag, piloted the Half Moon along the New Jersey shore and into Sandy Hook Bay in the late summer of 1609, a voyage that established a Dutch claim to the New World. Hollanders came to trade in what is now Hudson County as early as 1618, and in 1660, they founded New Jersey's first town, called Bergen (now part of Jersey City). Meanwhile, across the state, Swedish settlers began moving east of the Delaware River in 1639. Their colony of New Sweden had only one brief spurt of glory, from 1643 to 1653, under Governor Johan Printz.

The Leni-Lenape lost out to the newcomers, whether Dutch, Swedish, or English, despite a series of treaties that the Europeans thought fair. State and local records describe these agreements: huge tracts of land exchanged for trinkets, guns, and alcohol. The guns and alcohol, combined with smallpox (another European import), doomed the "Original People." In 1758, when a treaty established an Indian reservation at Brotherton (now the town of Indian Mills), only a few hundred Indians remained.

England assumed control in March 1664, when King Charles II granted a region from the Connecticut River to the Delaware River to his brother James, the Duke of York. The duke, in turn, deeded the land between the Hudson and Delaware rivers, which he named New Jersey, to his court friends John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, and Sir George Carteret, on 23 June 1664. Lord Berkeley and Sir George became proprietors, owning the land and having the right to govern its people. Subsequently, the land passed into the hands of two boards of proprietors in two provinces called East Jersey and West Jersey, with their capitals in Perth Amboy and Burlington, respectively. East Jersey was settled mainly by Puritans from Long Island and New England, West Jersey by Quakers from England. The split cost the colony dearly in 1702, when Queen Anne united East and West Jersey but placed them under New York rule. The colony did not get its own "home rule" until 1738, when Lewis Morris was named the first royal governor.

By this time, New Jersey's divided character was already established. Eastern New Jersey looked toward New York, western New Jersey toward Philadelphia. The level plain connecting those two major colonial towns made it certain that New Jersey would serve as a pathway. Along the makeshift roads that soon crossed the regionmore roads than in any other colonytravelers brought conflicting news and ideas. During the American Revolution, the colony was about equally divided between Revolutionists and Loyalists. William Franklin (illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin), royal governor from 1763 until 1776, strove valiantly to keep New Jersey sympathetic to England, but failed and was arrested. Throughout the Revolutionary period, he remained a leading Loyalist; after the war, he left for England.

Franklin's influence caused New Jersey to dally at first over independence, but in June 1776, the colony sent five new delegates to the Continental CongressAbraham Clark, John Hart, Frances Hopkinson, Richard Stockton, and the Reverend John Witherspoonall of whom voted for the Declaration of Independence. Two days before the Declaration was proclaimed, New Jersey adopted its first state constitution. William Livingston, a fiery anti-British propagandist, was the first elected governor of the state.

New Jersey played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War, for the side that controlled both New York and Philadelphia would almost certainly win. George Washington and his battered troops made their winter headquarters in the state three times during the first four years of the war, twice in Morristown and once in Somerville. Five major battles were fought in New Jersey, the most important being the Battle of Trenton on 26 December 1776 and the Battle of Monmouth on 28 June 1778. At war's end, Princeton became the temporary capital of the United States from 26 June 1783 to 4 November 1783.

The state languished after the Revolution, with many of its pathway towns ravaged by the passing of competing armies, its trade dependent on New York City, and its ironworks (first established in 1676) shut down because of decreased demand. The state's leaders vigorously supported a federation of the 13 states, in which all states, regardless of size, would be represented equally in one national legislative body. This so-called New Jersey Plan led to the establishment of the US Senate.

Railroads and canals brought life to the state in the 1830s and set it on a course of urbanization and industrialization. The 90-mi (145-km) Morris Canal linked northern New Jersey with the coal fields of Pennsylvania. Considered one of the engineering marvels of the 19th century, the canal rose to 914 feet (279 meters) from sea level at Newark Bay to Lake Hopatcong, then fell 760 feet (232 meters) to a point on the Delaware River opposite Easton, Pa. Old iron mines beside the canal found markets, the dyeing and weaving mills of Paterson prospered, and Newark, most affected by the emerging industries, became the state's first incorporated city in 1836. Another canal, the Delaware and Raritan, crossed the relatively flat land from Bordentown, Trenton, and New Brunswick boomed. Princeton, whose leaders fought to keep the canal away from the town, settled into a long existence as a college community built around the College of New Jersey, founded in Elizabeth in 1746 and transferred to Princeton in 1756.

The canals were doomed by railroad competition almost from the start. The Morris Canal was insolvent long before World War I, and the Delaware Canal, although operative until 1934, went into a long, slow decline after the Civil War. The first railroad, from Bordentown to South Amboy, closely paralleled the Delaware and Raritan Canal and in 1871 became an important part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The coal brought in on railroad cars freed industry from waterpower; factories sprang up wherever the rails went. The Hudson County waterfront, eastern terminus for most of the nation's railway systems, became the most important railroad area in the United States. Rail lines also carried vacationers to the Jersey shore, building an important source of income for the state.

The Civil War split New Jersey bitterly. Leaders in the Democratic Party opposed the war as a "Black Republican" affair. Prosperous industrialists in Newark and Trenton feared that their vigorous trade with the South would be impaired, Cape May innkeepers fretted about the loss of tourists from Virginia, and even Princeton students were divided. As late as the summer of 1863, after the Battle of Gettysburg, many state "peace Democrats" were urging the North to make peace with the Confederacy. Draft calls were vigorously opposed in 1863, yet the state sent its full quota of troops into service throughout the conflict. Most important, New Jersey factories poured forth streams of munitions and other equipment for the Union army. At war's end, political leaders stubbornly opposed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and blacks were not permitted to vote in the state until 1870.

During the last decades of the 19th century, New Jersey developed a reputation for factories capable of making the components necessary for thousands of other manufacturing enterprises. Few factories were large, although in 1873, Isaac M. Singer opened a huge sewing machine plant at Elizabeth that employed 3,000 persons. Oil refineries on the Hudson County waterfront had ever-expanding payrolls, pottery firms in Trenton thrived, and Newark gained strength from many diversified manufacturers and also saw its insurance companies become nationally powerful.

Twentieth-century wars stimulated New Jersey's industries. During World War I, giant shipyards at Newark, Kearny, and Camden made New Jersey the nation's leading shipbuilding state. The Middlesex County area refined 75% of the nation's copper, and nearly 75% of US shells were loaded in the state. World War II revived the shipbuilding and munitions industries, while chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, spawned by the World War I cutoff of German chemicals, showed further growth during the second world conflict. Paterson, preeminent in locomotive building during the 19th century, became the nation's foremost airplane engine manufacturing center. Training and mobilization centers at Ft. Dix and Camp Kilmer moved millions of soldiers into the front lines.

The US Census Bureau termed New Jersey officially "urban" in 1880, when the state population rose above 1 million for the first time. Urbanization intensified throughout the 20th century and especially after World War II, as people left the old cities in New Jersey and other northeastern states to buy homes in developments on former farmlands. Places like Cherry Hill, Woodbridge, Clifton, and Middletown Township boomed after 1945, increasing their population as much as sixfold in the decades that followed. New Jersey also experienced many of the problems of urbanization. Its cities have declined; traffic congestion is intense in the morning, when commuters stream into urban areas to work, and again in the evening, when they return home to what once was called "the country." That country now knows the problems of urban growth: increased needs for schools, sewers, police and fire protection, and road maintenance, along with rising taxes.

The state has not surrendered to its problems, however. In 1947, voters overwhelmingly approved a new state constitution, a terse, comprehensive document that streamlined state government, reformed the state's chaotic court system, and mandated equal rights for all. Governor Alfred E. Driscoll promptly integrated the New Jersey National Guard, despite strong federal objectives; integration of all US armed forces soon followed. After 1950 voters passed a wide variety of multi-million-dollar bond issues to establish or rebuild state colleges. Funds were allocated for the purchase and development of new park and forest lands. Large bond issues have financed the construction of highways, reservoirs, and rapid transit systems. In 2000, the state legislature approved the largest construction program in New Jersey history. Settling a long-running battle over how to rebuild the state's deteriorating and overcrowded schools, lawmakers agreed to spend $12 billion system-wide, with benefits to be seen in inner cities as well as in suburbs.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, New Jersey experienced a recession. The unemployment rate climbed to almost 10%. Over 270,000 people left the state. The state's cities were hit particularly hard, suffering both from the loss of manufacturing jobs and from a flight of retailing to suburban malls. The economy of New Jersey in these decades also underwent a dramatic restructuring. While the state lost over 200,000 manufacturing jobs it gained 670,000 jobs in service industries. The economy rebounded during the 1980s, but began to contract again at the end of the decade, declining further during the recession of early 1990s. In 1996 the state's unemployment rate fell below 6% for the first time in six years. By 1999 it had dropped to 4.6%. Observers credited the recovery of the 1990s in part to a skilled workforce that attracted pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, and other high-tech firms to the state. Tax and economic incentives also helped bring business to the state. The state ranked second in the nation in both per capita personal income ($33,953) and low poverty rate (8.6%) in 1998. However, the state faced a severe budget crisis from 200205. Nevertheless, the state's per capita personal income in 2004 was $41,332, third in the nation behind Connecticut and Massachusetts.

In September 1999 New Jersey experienced one of the worst natural disasters in its history; Hurricane Floyd damaged more than 8,000 homes and destroyed several hundred more. A federal aid package approved in 2000 promised victims some relief.

During the second half of the 1900s New Jersey had no predictable political pattern. It gave huge presidential majorities to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson, narrowly supported Democrat John F. Kennedy, favored Republican Gerald Ford over Democrat Jimmy Carter by a small margin, gave two big majorities to Republican Ronald Reagan, favored Democrat Bill Clinton in the 1990s, and favored Democrat Al Gore over George W. Bush in 2000. New Jersey gave its 15 electoral votes to Democrat John Kerry in 2004, in a 53% to 46% margin over George W. Bush. For more than 20 years, the state's two US senators, Clifford B. Case (R) and Harrison A. Williams (D), were recognized as like-minded liberals. Democrat Bill Bradley, former Princeton University and New York Knickerbockers basketball star, was elected to Case's seat in 1978. (In 1999 Bradley made a run for the presidency. Though gaining considerable support from the electorate, he dropped his bid for the Democratic nomination in the face of competition from Vice President Al Gore.) In 2006, New Jersey was represented by US Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, both Democrats.

Republican Governor Thomas Kean, who served from 198389, helped improve the public image of New Jersey, long perceived as dominated by smoke-belching factories and troubled cities. Kean was succeeded by Democrat Jim Florio who sought to redistribute wealth throughout the state by doubling the income tax of those in the top bracket, raising the sales tax, lowering property taxes for middle- and low-income homeowners and renters, and shifting state aid from public schools in affluent areas to schools in poor and moderate income communities. In 1992, Florio lost his bid for reelection to Republican Christine Todd Whitman, who promised to lower income taxes by 30%. As soon as she took office, Whitman implemented a 5% cut and pushed through another 10% cut as part of her budget package in 1993. Whitman won a second term in the 1996 election. Whitman was named President George W. Bush's head of the Environmental Protection Agency; she took office in January 2001 and resigned in May 2003.

Democrat Richard J. Codey, former state Senate president, became acting governor in November 2004 after Governor James E. McGreevey resigned before his term expired. McGreevey announced his resignation in August 2004 after revealing that he is gay and that he had an adulterous affair with a man.

STATE GOVERNMENT

New Jersey's first state constitution took effect in 1776. A second constitution was written in 1844, and a third in 1947. This last document, as amended (36 times as of January 2005), continues to govern the state today.

The state legislature consists of a 40-member Senate and an 80-member General Assembly. Annual legislative sessions begin in early January and are not limited in length. Special sessions, also of unlimited duration, may be called by petition of a majority of the members in each house. Senators, elected to four-year terms, must be at least 30 years old, and have been New Jersey residents for four years and district residents for a year. Assembly members, elected to two-year terms, must be at least 21 years old, and have been New Jersey residents for two years and district residents for a year. All legislators must be qualified voters prior to election. Both houses of the legislature meet in unlimited annual sessions. The legislative salary was $49,000 as of 2004.

New Jersey is one of only four statesthe others are Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennesseein which the governor is the only statewide elected administrative official. Given broad powers by the state constitution, the governor appoints the heads or commissioners of the major state departments with the advice and consent of the Senate; not subject to Senate approval are more than 500 patronage positions. The governor is also commander-in-chief of the state's armed forces, submits the budget to the legislature each January, presents an annual message on the condition of the state, and may grant pardons and, with the aid of the Parole Board, grant executive clemency. Elected to a four-year term in the odd-numbered year following the presidential election, the governor may run for a second term but not for a third until four years have passed. A candidate for governor must be at least 30 years old and must have been a US citizen for 20 years and a New Jersey resident for seven years in order to qualify for the ballot. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $157,000.

A bill may be introduced in either house of the legislature. Once passed, it goes to the governor, who may sign it, return it to the legislature with recommendations for change, or veto it in its entirety. A two-thirds vote by the members in each house is needed to override a veto. If the governor neither signs nor vetoes a bill, it becomes law after 45 days as long as the legislature is in session.

Amendments to the state constitution may originate in either house. If, after public hearings, both houses pass the proposal by a three-fifths vote, the amendment is placed on the ballot at the next general election. If approved by a majority, but by less than a three-fifths vote in both houses, the amendment is referred to the next session of the legislature, at which time, if again approved by a majority, it is placed on the ballot. The amendment goes into effect 30 days after ratification by the electorate.

To vote in New Jersey, one must be at least 18 years old, a US citizen, and a New Jersey and county resident for at least 30 days prior to election day. Restrictions apply to those convicted of crimes in New Jersey or another state.

POLITICAL PARTIES

From the 1830s through the early 1850s, Democrats and Whigs dominated the political life of New Jersey. Exercising considerable, though subtle, influence in the decade before the Civil War was the Native American (Know-Nothing) Party, an anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic group that won several assembly and Senate seats. Wary of breaking ties with the South and ambivalent about the slavery issue, New Jerseyites, especially those in Essex and Bergen counties, did not lend much support to the abolitionist cause. Early Republicans thus found it advantageous to call themselves simply "Opposition;" the state's first Opposition governor was elected in 1856. Republicans controlled the state for most of the 1860s; but with heavy support from business leaders, the Democrats regained control in 1869 and held the governorship through 1896. They were succeeded by a series of Progressive Republican governors whose efforts were largely thwarted by a conservative legislature. Sweeping reforms- including a corrupt-practices act, a primary election law, and increased support for public education-were implemented during the two years that Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, served as governor before being elected to the presidency. Between 1913 and 1985, Democrats held the statehouse almost two-thirds of the time.

New Jersey's unenviable reputation for corruption in government dates back at least to 1838, when ballot tampering resulted in the disputed election of five Whigs to the US House of Representatives. (After a House investigation, the Whigs were barred and their Democratic opponents given the seats.) Throughout the rest of the century, corruption was rampant in local elections: Philadelphians, for example, were regularly imported to vote in Atlantic City elections, and vote buying was a standard election-day procedure in Essex and Hudson counties. Wilson's 1911 reform bill eliminated some of these practices, but not the bossism that had come to dominate big-city politics. Frank Hague of Jersey City controlled patronage and political leaders on the local, state, and national level from 1919 to 1947; during the 1960s and 1970s, Hague's successor John V. Kenny, Jersey City mayor Thomas Whelan, and Newark mayor Hugh Addonizio, along with numerous other state and local officials, were convicted of corrupt political dealings. From 1969 to mid-1975, federal prosecutors indicted 148 public officials, securing 72 convictions. Brendan Byrne, who had never before held elective office, won the governorship in 1973, mainly on the strength of a campaign that portrayed him as the "judge who couldn't be bought." On the national level, New Jersey Representative Peter Rodino gained a reputation for honesty and fairness when he chaired the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings against Richard Nixon. However, the state's image suffered a further blow in 1980, when, as a result of the FBI's "ABSCAM" investigation, charges of influence peddling were brought against several state officials, including members of the Casino Control Commission, whose function was to prevent corruption and crime in Atlantic City's gambling establishments.

Later in the year, New Jersey Democrat Harrison Williams became the nation's first US senator to be indicted, on charges of bribery and conspiracy, as a result of the ABSCAM probe. He was convicted in 1981 and sentenced to prison. As a result of the same investigation, US Representative Frank Thompson Jr., was convicted in 1980 on bribery and conspiracy charges. A New Jerseyite, Raymond Donovan, was named secretary of labor by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, but he resigned in 1985 after being

New Jersey Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORAL VOTES NEW JERSEY WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST PROHIBITION SOCIALISTh LABOR SOCIALIST WORKERS
*Won US presidential election.
1948 16 Dewey (R) 895,455 981,124 42,683 10,521 10,593 3,354 5,825
1952 16 *Eisenhower (R) 1,015,902 1,373,613 5,589 8,593 5,815 3,850
CONSTITUTION
1956 16 *Eisenhower (R) 850,337 1,606,942 5,317 9,147 6,736 4,004
CONSERVATIVE
1960 16 *Kennedy (D) 1,385,415 1,363,324 8,708 4,262 11,402
1964 17 *Johnson (D) 1,867,671 963,843 7,075 8,181
AMERICAN IND. PEACE AND FREEDOM
1968 17 *Nixon (R) 1,264,206 1,325,467 262,187 8,084 6,784 8,667
PEOPLE'S AMERICAN
1972 17 *Nixon (R) 1,102,211 1,845,502 5,355 34,378 4,544 2,233
US LABOR LIBERTARIAN COMMUNIST
1976 17 Ford (R) 1,444,653 1,509,688 7,716 1,650 9,449 3,686 1,662
1980 17 *Reagan (R) 1,147,364 1,546,557 8,203 20,652 2,198 2,555
WORKERS WORLD
1984 16 *Reagan (R) 1,261,323 1,933,630 8,404 6,416 1,564
NEW ALLIANCE PEACE AND FREEDOM CONSUMER SOCIALIST
1988 16 *Bush (R) 1,320,352 1,743,192 5,139 9,953 8,421 3,454 2,587
IND. (Perot) IND. (Bradford) TAXPAYERS
1992 15 *Clinton (D) 1,436,206 1,356,865 3,513 521,829 6,822 4,749 2,670
GREEN (NADER)
1996 15 *Clinton (D) 1,652,329 1,103,078 32,465 262,134 14,763
IND. (Buchana)
2000 15 Gore (D) 1,788,850 1,284,173 94,554 6,989 6,312
IND. (Nader) GREEN (Cobb) CONSTITUTION (Peroutka) SOCIALIST (Brown)
2004 15 Kerry (D) 1,911,430 1,670,003 19,418 1,807 4,514 2,750 664

indicted late in 1984 for allegedly seeking to defraud the New York City Transit Authority while serving as vice president of the Schiavone Construction Company in Secaucus.

In the 2000 presidential voting, Democrat Al Gore defeated Republican George W. Bush, picking up 56% of the vote to Bush's 41%. Independent Ralph Nader garnered 3%. In 2004, Democratic challenger John Kerry won 52.7% of the vote to incumbent George W. Bush's 46.5%. In 2004, there were 5,009,000 registered voters. In 1998, 25% of registered voters were Democratic, 19% Republican, and 56% unaffiliated or members of other parties. The state had 15 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election.

In 1993, New Jersey elected its first woman as governor, Republican Christine Todd Whitman; she was reelected in 1997. In late 2000 she was named by President George W. Bush to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a post she resigned in June 2003. Democrat James McGreevey was elected New Jersey's governor in 2001; he resigned in August 2004 and was succeeded by state Senate president Richard Codey. In fall 2005 elections, Democratic US senator Jon Corzine was elected governor. Democrat Frank Lautenberg, first elected to the Senate in 1982, and reelected in 1988 and 1994, returned to the Senate in 2002 after having retired in 2000. Following 2004 national elections, the state's delegation to the US House consisted of seven Democrats and six Republicans. Following the 2005 statewide elections, the state Senate contained 22 Democrats and 18 Republicans, while the General Assembly consisted of 48 Democrats and 32 Republicans.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

As of 2005, New Jersey had 21 counties, 324 municipal governments, 604 public school districts, and 276 special districts. In 2002, there were 242 townships. Counties are classed by population and whether or not they border the Atlantic Ocean. Cities, boroughs, and towns may employ the mayor-council system, council-manager system, commission system, or other forms of their own devising. Most townships and villages are governed by committee or by a council and a mayor with limited powers. Cities, like counties, are classed by population and location: first-class cities are those over 150,000 in population; second-class, 12,000-150,000; third-class, all others except ocean resorts; and fourth-class, ocean resorts.

The budgets of all local units are supervised by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, which also offers municipal aid programs.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 347,538 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in New Jersey operates under executive order and state statute; a counterterrorism office director is named to oversee the state's homeland security activities.

The constitution of 1947 limited the number of state government departments to 20. New Jersey in 1974 became the first state to establish a Public Advocate Department (as of 2006 the Office of the Public Defender), empowered to provide legal assistance for indigent criminal defendants, mental patients, and any citizen with a grievance against a government agency or regulated industry. A Code of Ethics, adopted by the legislature in 1976, seeks to prevent state employees from using their positions for personal gain. By executive order, more than 500 state executive officials must file financial disclosure statements.

The Education Department administers state and federal aid to all elementary and secondary schools, oversees pupil transportation, and has jurisdiction over the state library, museum, and historical commission. State-run colleges and universities and higher education policy are the province of the Commission on Higher Education. All state-maintained highways and bus and rail transportation are the responsibility of the Department of Transportation, which also operates New Jersey Transit, whose function is to acquire and operate public transportation services.

The Human Services Department administers welfare, Medicaid, mental health, and developmentally disabled programs, as well as veterans' institutions and programs and other state-supported social services. Alcohol, drug abuse, and many other health-related programs are monitored by the Health and Senior Services Department, which also oversees hospitals and compiles statewide health statistics.

The Office of the Attorney General, officially titled the Department of Law and Public Safety, is the statewide law enforcement agency. Its functions include criminal justice, consumer affairs, civil rights, alcoholic beverage control, and gaming enforcement; also within this department are the State Police, State Racing Commission, Violent Crimes Compensation Board, and a number of regulatory boards. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs controls the Army and Air National Guard. Correctional institutions, training schools, treatment centers, and parole offices are administered by the Corrections Department.

The Division of Energy monitors the supply and use of fuel and administers the state master plan for energy use and conservation; it forms part of the Board of Public Utilities, which has broad regulatory jurisdiction, ranging from garbage collection to public broadcasting. Other agencies are the departments of agriculture, banking and insurance, commerce, community affairs, environmental protection, labor and workforce development, state, and treasury.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

All judges in New Jersey, except municipal court judges, are appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate. Initial terms for supreme and superior court judges are seven years; after reappointment, judges may serve indefinitely.

The supreme court, the state's highest, consists of six associate justices and a chief justice, who is also the administrative head of the state court system. As the court of highest authority, the supreme court hears appeals on constitutional questions and on certain cases from the superior court, which comprises three divisions: chancery, law, and appellate. The chancery division has original jurisdiction over general equity cases, most probate cases, and divorce actions. All other original cases are tried within the law division. The appellate division hears appeals from the chancery and law divisions, from lower courts, and from most state administrative agencies. A state tax court, empowered to review local property tax assessments, equalization tables, and state tax determinations, has been in operation since 1979; by statute, it may have from 6 to 12 judges. Municipal court judges, appointed by local governing bodies for three-year terms, hear minor criminal matters, motor vehicle cases, and violations of municipal ordinances.

The legislature approved a sweeping reform of the state's criminal law code in 1978. Strict sentencing standards were established, and one result was an overcrowding of the state's prison system. Governor Brendan Byrne signed a law in 1981 imposing a minimum three-year sentence on anyone committing a crime with a gun.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 26,757 prisoners were held in New Jersey's state and federal prisons, a decrease from 27,246 of 1.6% from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 1,470 inmates were female, down from 1,517 or 3.1% from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), New Jersey had an incarceration rate of 306 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Jersey in 2004, had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 355.7 reported incidents per 100,000 population, or a total of 30,943 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 211,313 reported incidents or 2,429.2 reported incidents per 100,000 people. As of 1982, New Jersey has had a death penalty, of which lethal injection is the sole method of execution. However, as of that year through 5 May 2006, the state has yet to carry out an execution. As of 1 January 2006, New Jersey had 13 inmates on death row.

In 2003, New Jersey spent $272,195,275 on homeland security, an average of $32 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

In 2004, there were 6,392 active-duty military personnel and 13,628 civilian personnel stationed in New Jersey. The largest installation in the state is McGuire Air Force Base in Wrightstown. The US Coast Guard operates a training center in Cape May. New Jersey firms received over $4.1 billion in defense contracts awards in 2004, defense payroll outlays were $1.8 billion.

Of the 582,917 veterans living in New Jersey in 2003, World War II veterans numbered 110,844; Korean conflict, 80,677; Vietnam era, 167,895; and 58,244 served in the Persian Gulf War. For the fiscal year 2004, total Veterans Affairs expenditures in New Hampshire exceeded $1.0 billion.

As of 31 October 2004, the New Jersey State Police employed 2,684 full-time sworn officers.

MIGRATION

New Jersey's first white settlers were inter-colonial migrants: Dutch from New Amsterdam, Swedes from west of the Delaware River, and Puritans from New England and Long Island. By 1776, New Jersey's population was about 138,000, of whom perhaps 7% were black slaves.

Population growth lagged during the early 19th century, as discouraged farmers left their worn-out plots for more fertile western soil; farmers in Salem County, for example, went off to found new Salems in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, and Oregon. Not until the rapid industrial growth of the mid-1800s did New Jersey attract great waves of immigrants. Germans and Irish were the first to arrive, the latter comprising 37% of Jersey City's population by 1870. The late 1800s and early 1900s brought newcomers from Eastern Europe, including many Jews, and a much larger number of Italians to the cities. By 1900, 43% of all Hudson County residents were foreign-born. More recently, migration from Puerto Rico and Cuba has been substantial. In 1990, 143,974 New Jersey residents age 5 and older had lived in Puerto Rico in 1985. In 1996, 1,152,000 New Jersey residents, or 14%, were foreign born. In 1998, 35,091 foreign immigrants entered the state, the fifth-highest total for any state that year.

From World War I on, there has been a steady migration of blacks from southern states; Newark's black population grew by 130,000 between 1950 and 1970. Black as well as Hispanic newcomers settled in major cities just as whites were departing for the suburbs. New Jersey's suburbs were also attractive to residents of New York City, Philadelphia, and other adjacent areas, who began a massive move to the state just after World War II; nearly all of these suburbanites were white. From 1940 to 1970, New Jersey gained a net total of 1,360,000 residents. Between 1970 and 1990, however, the state lost about 250,000 residents through migration. Between 1990 and 1998, New Jersey had a net loss of 350,000 in domestic migration and a net gain of 360,000 in international migration. While the black, Hispanic, and Asian populations were still rising, whites were departing from New Jersey in increasing numbers. As of 1998, New Jersey's black population numbered 1,188,000; Hispanic, 866,000; and Asian, 453,000. Between 1990 and 1998, the state's overall population increased 4.7%. In the period 200005, net international migration was 290,194 and net internal migration was 194,901, for a net gain of 95,293 people.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

New Jersey participates in such regional bodies as the Interstate Sanitation Commission, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Of primary importance to the state are its relations with neighboring Pennsylvania and New York. With Pennsylvania, New Jersey takes part in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, and Delaware River Port Authority; with New York, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and the Waterfront Commission, established to eliminate corruption and stabilize employment at the Hudson River ports. The Delaware River Basin Commission manages the water resources of the 12,750-sq mi (33,000-sq km) basin under the jurisdiction of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The Delaware River and Bay Authority operates a bridge and ferry between New Jersey and Delaware. In fiscal year 2005, the state received $8.694 billion in federal grants, an estimated $9.086 billion in fiscal year 2006, and an estimated $9.509 billion in fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

New Jersey was predominantly agricultural until the mid-1800s, when the rise of the railroads stimulated manufacturing in northern New Jersey and opened the Jersey shore to resort development. The steady growth of population in the 1900s fostered the growth of service-related industries, construction, and trade, for which the state's proximity to New York and Philadelphia had long been advantageous.

During the 1970s, New Jersey's economy followed national trends, except that the mid-decade recession was especially severe. Conditions in most areas improved in the latter part of the decade, particularly in Atlantic City, with the construction of gambling casinos and other entertainment facilities. Manufacturing in the central cities declined, however, as industries moved to suburban locations.

Although petroleum refining, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food processing, apparel, fabricated metals, electric and electronic equipment, and other machinery are all important, the state is more noteworthy for the diversity of its manufacturers than for any dominant company or product. The service sector of the economy, led by wholesale and retail trade, continued to grow rapidly during the 1990s. The heaviest concentrations of jobs are in and near metropolitan New York and Philadelphia, but employment opportunities in the central and north-central counties have been increasing. Fresh market vegetables are the leading source of farm income. Overall growth in the state economy was robust coming into the 21st century, with annual growth rates averaging over 6% 1998 to 2000. The national recession and slowdown of 2001 slowed annual growth to 2.2%, but in 2002 the state economy was showing resiliency. Employment losses for the state as a whole started later and were milder than for the nation as a whole.

New Jersey's gross state product (GSP) in 2004 was $416.053 billion of which the real estate sector accounted for the largest share at $65.656 billion or 15.7% of GSP, followed by manufacturing (durable and non durable goods) at $45.357 billion (10.9% of GSP), and professional and technical services at $33.652 billion (8% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 766,323 small businesses in New Jersey. Of the 256,863 businesses that had employees, an estimated total of 252,831 or 98.4% were small companies. An estimated 35,895 new businesses were established in the state in 2004, up 22.8% from the year before. Business terminations that same year came to 50,034, up 35.9% from 2003. There were 684 business bankruptcies in 2004, down 6.8% from the previous year. In 2005, the state's personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 485 filings per 100,000 people, ranking New Jersey as the 29th highest in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005, New Jersey had a gross state product (GSP) of $431 billion which accounted for 3.5% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state at number 8 in highest GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 New Jersey had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $41,626. This ranked fourth in the United States and was 126% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 4.2%. New Jersey had a total personal income (TPI) of $361,524,402,000, which ranked seventh in the United States and reflected an increase of 5.6% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 5.1%. Earnings of persons employed in New Jersey increased from $252,207,195,000 in 2003 to $265,438,128,000 in 2004, an increase of 5.2%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 200204 in 2004 dollars was $56,772 compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period an estimated 8.2% of the population was below the poverty line as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006 the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in New Jersey numbered 4,501,800, with approximately 231,300 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 5.1%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 4,074,900. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in New Jersey was 10.6% in February 1977. The historical low was 3.5% in June 2000. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 4.2% of the labor force was employed in construction; 7.8% in manufacturing; 21.5% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.9% in financial activities; 14.6% in professional and business services; 13.9% in education and health services; 8.4% in leisure and hospitality services; and 15.8% in government.

Although migrant workers are still employed at south Jersey tomato farms and fruit orchards, the number of farm workers coming into the state is declining with the increased use of mechanical harvesters.

The state's first child labor law was passed in 1851, and in 1886, workers were given the right to organize. Labor's gains were slow and painful, however. In Paterson, no fewer than 137 strikes were called between 1881 and 1900, every one of them a failure. A 1913 strike of Paterson silkworkers drew nationwide headlines but, again, few results. Other notable strikes were a walkout at a Carteret fertilizer factory in 1915, during which six picketers were killed by guards; a yearlong work stoppage by Passaic textile workers in 1926; and another Paterson silkworkers' strike in 1933, this one finally leading to union recognition and significant wage increases. That year, the state enacted a law setting minimum wages and maximum hours for women. This measure was repealed in 1971, in line with the trend toward nonpreferential labor standards.

The BLS reported that in 2005, a total of 791,000 of New Jersey's 3,868,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 20.5% of those so employed, up from 19.8% in 2004, well above the national average of 12%. New Jersey is one of only five states whose union membership rate exceeds 20%. Overall in 2005, a total of 838,000 workers (21.7%) in New Jersey were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. New Jersey is also one of 28 states that does not have a right-to-work law.

As of 1 March 2006, New Jersey had a state-mandated minimum wage rate of $6.15 per hour, which will increase on October 1, 2006 to $7.15 per hour. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 46.2% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

New Jersey is a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables. Its total farm income was $862 million in 2005. In 2004, it ranked fourth in cranberries, spinach, and lettuce, and eighth in fresh market tomatoes.

Some 820,000 acres (about 332,000 hectares) were in 9,900 farms in 2004. The major farm counties are: Warren for grain and milk production, Gloucester and Cumberland for fruits and vegetables, Atlantic for blueberries, Burlington for nursery production and berries, Salem for processing vegetables, and Monmouth for nursery and equine.

In 2004, New Jersey produced 265,140 tons of fresh market vegetables. Leading crops (in hundredweight units) were: bell peppers, 962,000; cabbage, 928,000; sweet corn, 525,000; tomatoes, 690,000; and head lettuce, 164,000. New Jersey farmers also produced 56,440 tons of vegetables for processing. Fruit crops in 2004 (in pound units) included apples, 40,000,000, and peaches, 32,500,000. In 2004, cranberry production was 40 million lb. The expansion of housing and industry has increased the value of farm acreage and buildings in New Jersey to over $9,750 per acre, fourth highest in the nation after Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

In 2005, New Jersey had an estimated 44,000 cattle and calves, valued at $48.8 million. During 2004, New Jersey farmers had an estimated 11,000 hogs and pigs valued at $1.3 million. In 2003, poultry farmers produced 686,000 million lb (312 million kg) of turkey, 3 million lb (1.4 million kg) of chickens, and 556 million eggs. The state's total milk yield was 216 million lb (98.1 million kg) in 2003.

FISHING

In 2004, New Jersey had a commercial fish catch of 185.6 million lb (84.3 million kg) worth $139.4 million, the eighth highest catch volume in the nation. Cape May-Wildwood had the 15th-highest value and 13th-largest volume of all US ports, bringing in 97.5 million lb (44.3 million kg) of fish, worth $68.1 million. Clams, scallops, swordfish, tuna, squid, lobster, and flounder are the most valuable species. The state ranked second in the nation for volume of Atlantic mackerel landings, at 35.5 million lb (16.1 million kg). The state also led the nation in landings of surf clams (43.5 million lb/19.8 million kg) and quahogs (17.6 million lb/8 million kg). In 2003, there were 15 processing and 83 wholesale plants in the state with about 2,050 employees. The commercial fleet in 2001 had 397 vessels.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior maintains a total of 190,000 acres (76,900 hectares) on 12 different sites with boating access. The state stocks over 1.8 million fish per year to lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery and the Pequest Trout Hatchery are major suppliers.

Recreational fishermen catch finfish and shellfish along the Atlantic coast and in the rivers and lakes of northern New Jersey. In 2004, the state issued 169,418 sport fishing licenses.

FORESTRY

Over 42% of New Jersey's land area, or 1,876,000 acres (759,000 hectares), was forested in 2003. Of that total, 1,288,000 acres (521,000 hectares) were private commercial timberland. The forests of New Jersey are important for their function in conservation and recreation. Wood that is harvested contributes to specialty markets and quality veneer products. State forests cover 382,000 acres (155,000 hectares).

MINING

According to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the estimated value of nonfuel mineral production by new Jersey in 2003 was $272 million, an increase from 2002 of about 5%.

According to the preliminary data for 2003, crushed stone, and construction sand and gravel were the state's top nonfuel minerals, by value. These were followed by industrial sand and gravel, and greens and marl.

According to preliminary figures for 2003, a total of 22.5 million metric tons of crushed stone were produced, for a total value of $142 million, while construction sand and gravel output totaled 15.2 million metric tons, with a value of $92 million. Industrial sand and gravel production in 2003 totaled 1.51 million metric tons, for a value of $33.8 million. New Jersey in 2003 continued to be the only state that produced greensand marl, also known as the mineral glauconite, which is processed and sold mainly as a water-softening filtration medium to remove soluble iron and manganese from well water. A secondary use is as an organic conditioner for soils.

ENERGY AND POWER

As of 2003, New Jersey had 37 electrical power service providers, of which nine were publicly owned and one was a cooperative. Of the remainder, four were investor owned, six were owners of independent generators that sold directly to customers, 12 were generation-only suppliers and five were delivery-only providers. As of that same year there were 3,737,697 retail customers. Of that total, 3,624,915 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 11,267 customers, while publicly owned providers had 56,447 customers. There were seven independent generator or "facility" customers, 12 generation-only customers. There was no data on the number of delivery-only customers.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 18.647 million kW, with total production that same year at 57.399 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, only 3.3% came from electric utilities, with the remaining 96.7% coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 29.709 billion kWh (51.8%), came from nuclear generating plants, with natural gas fired plants in second place at 14.775 billion kWh (25.7%) and coal fueled plants in third at 9.789 billion kWh (17.1%). Other renewable power sources accounted for 2.4% of all power generated, with petroleum fired plants at 2.7%. Pumped storage and hydroelectric generation, and plants using other types of gases made up the remainder.

As of 2006, New Jersey had three operating nuclear power stations: the Hope Creek in Lower Alloways Township; the Oyster Creek plant at Forked River; and the Salem Creek plant near Salem.

New Jersey has no known proven reserves or production of crude oil and natural gas. However, the state has six crude oil refineries, some of which are the largest in the United States. As of 2005, the state's refineries had a distillation capacity of 615,000 barrels per day. New Jersey produces little of its own energy, importing much of its electric power and virtually all of its fossil fuels.

INDUSTRY

New Jersey's earliest industries were glassmaking and iron working. In 1791, Alexander Hamilton proposed the development of a planned industrial town at the Passaic Falls. The Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, an agency charged with developing the town, tried but failed to set up a cotton mill at the site, called Paterson, in 1797. By the early 1800s, however, Paterson had become the country's largest silk manufacturing center and by 1850, it was producing locomotives as well. On the eve of the Civil War, industry already had a strong foothold in the state. Newark had breweries, hat factories, and paper plants; Trenton, iron and paper; Jersey City, steel and soap; and Middlesex, clays and ceramics. The late 1800s saw the birth of the electrical industry, the growth of oil refineries on Bayonne's shores, and emerging chemical, drug, paint, and telephone manufacturing centers. All these products retain their places among the state's diverse manufactures.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, New Jersey's manufacturing sector covered some 20 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $94.125 billion. Of that total, chemical manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $26.911 billion. It was followed by petroleum and coal products manufacturing at $12.222 billion; food manufacturing at $9.481 billion; computer and electronic product manufacturing at $6.115 billion; and fabricated metal product manufacturing at $5.241 billion.

In 2004, a total of 308,566 people in New Jersey were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 201,419 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the chemical manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees at 50,881 with 25,643 actual production workers. It was followed by fabricated metal product manufacturing at 30,235 employees (21,120 actual production workers); food manufacturing at 28,958 employees (18,783 actual production workers); computer and electronic product manufacturing at 28,710 employees (14,868 actual production workers); and plastics and rubber products manufacturing with 25,186 employees (18,778 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that New Jersey's manufacturing sector paid $14.447 billion in wages. Of that amount, the chemical manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $3.084 billion. It was followed by computer and electronic product manufacturing at $1.603 billion; fabricated metal product manufacturing at $1.241 billion; printing and related support activities at $1.111 billion; and miscellaneous manufacturing at $1.078 billion.

COMMERCE

With one of the nation's busiest ports, one of the busiest airports (Newark), the largest length of highways and railroads per state area, and many regional distribution centers, New Jersey is an important commercial state.

According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, New Jersey's wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $256.9 billion from 16,803 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 9,293 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 6,281 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 1,229 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $125.9 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $107.06 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $23.9 billion. The state's wholesale trade is largely concentrated near manufacturing centers and along the New Jersey Turnpike. Bergen, Union, and Essex counties accounted for most of the state's wholesale trade.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, New Jersey was listed as having 34,741 retail establishments with sales of $102.1 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were: food and beverage stores (6,824); clothing and clothing accessories stores (5,782); miscellaneous store retailers (3,423); and health and personal care stores (2,866). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts stores accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $26.3 billion, followed by food and beverage stores at $19.1 billion; general merchandise stores at $10.3 billion; nonstore retailers at $8.01 billion; and building material/garden equipment and supplies dealers at $7.4 billion. A total of 434,574 people were employed by the retail sector in New Jersey that year.

Port Newark and the Elizabeth Marine Terminal, foreign-trade zones operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, have been modernized and enlarged in recent years, and together account for most of the cargo unloaded in New York Harbor. In 2005, New Jersey exported $21.08 billion to foreign countries. Leading exports were chemicals, electronics, and industrial machinery. Most exports went to Canada, Japan, the UK, and Mexico.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Consumer fraud cases are handled by the Division of Consumer Affairs and the Office of the Attorney General, both of which are under the Department of Law and Public Safety. The Division of Consumer Affairs also supervises the activities of 41 boards and committees, which are responsible for regulating over 80 occupations and professions.

When dealing with consumer protection issues, the state's Attorney General's Office can initiate civil and criminal proceedings; represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies; administer consumer protection and education programs; handle formal consumer complaints; and exercise broad subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own; initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts; initiate criminal proceedings; and represent counties, cities and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The offices of the Division of Consumer Affairs are located in Newark. County government consumer affairs offices are located in Atlantic City, Blackwood, Bridgeton, Cape May Court House, East Orange, Flemington, Freehold, Hackensack, Jersey City, Mount Holly, New Brunswick, Somerville, Toms River, Trenton, Wayne, Westfield and Woodbury. City government consumer affairs offices are located in Middlesex, Nutley, Perth Amboy, Plain-field, Secaucus, Union and Woodbridge.

BANKING

The colonies' first bank of issue opened in Gloucester in 1682. New Jersey's first chartered bank, the Newark Banking and Insurance Co., was the first of many banks to open in that city. By the mid-l800s, Newark was indisputably the financial center of the state. For the most part, commercial banking in New Jersey is overshadowed by the great financial centers of New York City and Philadelphia.

As of June 2005, New Jersey had 136 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 20 state-chartered and 226 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island market area accounted for the largest portion of the state's financial institutions and deposits in 2004, with 233 institutions and $770.488 billion in deposits, followed by the Trenton-Ewing market area with 25 institutions and $9.302 billion in deposits. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 5.1% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $9.559 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 94.9% or $178.820 billion in assets held.

Regulation of all state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations and limited purpose trust companies is the responsibility of the Department of Banking and Insurance. National or federally chartered banks are regulated by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency. The principal regulator of federally chartered savings and loan associations is the Office of Thrift Supervision.

In 2004, the median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) was 3.54%, down slightly from 3.55% in 2003. A large number of New Jersey's banks are residential lenders, and the widespread use of long-term mortgages in results in higher concentrations of long-term assets in New Jersey, around twice that reported by other banks elsewhere in the nation.

In 2004, the median percentage of past-due/nonaccrual loans to total loans was 0.88%, up from 0.85% in 2003.

INSURANCE

In 2004, there were over 4.4 million individual life insurance policies in force in New Jersey, with a total value of over $540.6 billion; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was $902.4 billion. The average coverage amount is $120,600 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled $2.1 billion.

As of 2003, there were 81 property and casualty and 7 life and health insurers domiciled in the state. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled $16.9 billion. That year, there were 189,830 flood insurance policies in force in the state, with a total value of $33.1 billion. About $6 billion of coverage was held through FAIR plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high risk areas.

In 2004, 62% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 3% held individual policies, and 20% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 15% of residents were uninsured. New Jersey ranks as having the third-highest percentage of employment-based insureds among the fifty states. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged at 16% for single coverage and 20% for family coverage. The state offers a 12-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 5.1 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes bodily injury liability of up to $15,000 per individual and $30,000 for all persons injured in an accident, as well as property damage liability of $5,000. Personal injury protection is also required. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $1,188.42, which ranked as the highest average in the nation.

All insurance agents, brokers, and companies in the state are licensed and regulated by the Department of Banking and Insurance.

SECURITIES

There are no stock or commodity exchanges in New Jersey. Regulation of securities trading in the state is under the control of the Bureau of Securities of the Division of Consumer Affairs, within the Department of Law and Public Safety.

In 2005, there were 5,310 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 12,690 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 517 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 167 NASDAQ companies, 112 NYSE listings, and 45 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had 22 Fortune 500 companies; Johnson and Johnson (based in New Brunswick) ranked first in the state and 32nd in the nation with revenues of over $50.5 billion, followed by Medco Health Solutions (Franklin Lakes), Prudential Financial (Newark), Honeywell Intl., (Morristown), and Merck (Whitehouse Station). All five of these companies are listed on the NYSE.

PUBLIC FINANCE

The annual budget, prepared by the Treasury Department's Division of Budget and Accounting, is submitted by the governor to the legislature for approval. The fiscal year (FY) runs from 1 July through 30 June.

Fiscal year 2006 general funds were estimated at $28.4 billion for resources and $27.5 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to New Jersey were $11.3 billion.

In the fiscal year 2007 federal budget, New Jersey was slated to receive: $110.5 million in State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) funds to help the state provide health coverage to low-income, uninsured children who do not qualify for Medicaid. This funding is a 23% increase over fiscal year 2006; and $52 million for the HOME Investment Partnership Program to help New Jersey fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership, or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. This funding is a 12% increase over fiscal year 2006.

TAXATION

In 2005, New Jersey collected $22,934 million in tax revenues or $2,631 per capita, which placed it 10th among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Sales taxes accounted for 28.6% of the total, selective sales taxes 15.8%, individual income taxes 35.9%, corporate income taxes 9.7%, and other taxes 10.1%.

As of 1 January 2006, New Jersey had six individual income tax brackets ranging from 1.4 to 8.97%. The state taxes corporations at a flat rate of 9.0%.

In 2004, state and local property taxes amounted to $18,229,254,000 or $2,099 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state as having the highest property taxes in the nation. Local governments collected $18,225,594,000 of the total and the state government $3,660,000.

New Jersey taxes retail sales at a rate of 6%. Food purchased for consumption off-premises is tax exempt. The tax on cigarettes is 240 cents per pack, which ranks second among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. New Jersey taxes gasoline at 14.50 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

Per dollar of federal tax paid in 2004, New Jersey citizens received only $0.55 in federal spending, the lowest amount in the nation and down from 1922 when it received $0.66 per dollar sent to Washington.

ECONOMIC POLICY

New Jersey's controlled budget and relatively low business tax burden have helped encourage new businesses to enter the state. The New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism Commission is the state's lead agency in coordinating efforts between gov-

New JerseyState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols: - zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 50,588,543 5,824.82
  General revenue 37,904,075 4,364.31
    Intergovernmental revenue 9,580,081 1,103.06
    Taxes 20,981,428 2,415.82
      General sales 6,261,700 720.98
      Selective sales 3,478,584 400.53
      License taxes 1,177,242 135.55
      Individual income tax 7,400,733 852.13
      Corporate income tax 1,896,998 218.42
      Other taxes 766,171 88.22
    Current charges 4,316,948 497.06
    Miscellaneous general revenue 3,025,618 348.37
  Utility revenue 591,310 68.08
  Liquor store revenue - -
  Insurance trust revenue 12,093,158 1,392.42
Total expenditure 46,455,897 5,348.98
  Intergovernmental expenditure 9,813,688 1,129.96
  Direct expenditure 36,642,209 4,219.02
    Current operation 23,411,920 2,695.67
    Capital outlay 3,465,474 399.02
    Insurance benefits and repayments 8,131,855 936.31
    Assistance and subsidies 471,762 54.32
    Interest on debt 1,161,198 133.7
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 3,129,159 360.29
Total expenditure 46,455,897 5,348.98
  General expenditure 36,064,484 4,152.50
    Intergovernmental expenditure 9,813,688 1,129.96
    Direct expenditure 26,250,796 3,022.54
  General expenditures, by function:
    Education 12,122,842 1,395.84
    Public welfare 8,593,086 989.42
    Hospitals 1,616,323 186.11
    Health 770,150 88.68
    Highways 2,388,481 275.01
    Police protection 431,279 49.66
    Correction 1,375,329 158.36
    Natural resources 330,844 38.09
    Parks and recreation 399,223 45.97
    Government administration 1,404,840 161.75
    Interest on general debt 1,156,794 133.19
    Other and unallocable 5,475,293 630.43
  Utility expenditure 2,259,558 260.17
  Liquor store expenditure - -
  Insurance trust expenditure 8,131,855 936.31
Debt at end of fiscal year 35,770,241 4,118.62
Cash and security holdings 87,493,366 10,074.08

ernment and the private sector to provide access to a broad range of technical, financial and other assistance that helps businesses grow and contribute to economic development. The commission administers a number of development programs designed to retain and attract business and jobs. The state's Economic Development Authority (EDA) is an independent authority established to provide financing programs, including loans, loan guarantees, and tax-free and taxable bond packages.

The Urban Enterprise Zone Program seeks to revitalize urban areas by granting tax incentives and relaxing some government regulations. The Office of Business Services was established as a clearinghouse to help, support, and promote the development of small, women- and minority-owned enterprises. The Office of International Trade and Protocol seeks to boost the state's exports and bring more foreign companies into the state. Other offices within the department promote tourism and motion picture production. Besides financing, EDA offers a full range of real estate development services, training for entrepreneurs, and technical support. Specific categories targeted for assistance are small and mid-size businesses, high-tech businesses, nonprofits, and brown-fields. There are also separate divisions for advocating Smart Growth principles and for trade adjustment assistance.

HEALTH

The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 4.9 per 1,000 live births. The birth rate in 2003 was 13.5 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 36.3 per 1,000 women in 2000, representing the third-highest rate in the country (after the District of Columbia and New York). In 2003, about 80.2% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 83% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 8.5 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were: heart disease, 262; cancer, 207.5; cerebrovascular diseases, 46.8; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 33.6; and diabetes, 29.5. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 8.9 per 100,000 population. In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was at about 21.2 per 100,000 population. In 2002, about 52.9% of the population was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 18.8% of state residents were smokers.

In 2003, New Jersey had 78 community hospitals with about 22,800 beds. There were about 1.1 million patient admissions that year and 14.7 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 16,900 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,411. Also in 2003, there were about 356 certified nursing facilities in the state with 50,551 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 87.7%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 75.8% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year. New Jersey had 333 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 928 nurses per 100,000 in 2005. In 2004, there were a total of 7,045 dentists in the state.

About 11% of state residents were enrolled in Medicaid programs in 2003; 14% were enrolled in Medicare programs in 2004. Approximately 15% of the state population was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $12.7 million.

The state's only medical school, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, is a public institution that combines three medical schools, one dental school, a school of allied professions, and a graduate school of biomedical sciences.

SOCIAL WELFARE

Through the Department of Human Services, New Jersey administers the major federal welfare programs, as well as several programs specifically designed to meet the needs of New Jersey minority groups. Among the latter in the 1990s was the Cuban-Haitian Entrant Program. Additional assistance went to refugees from such areas as Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe.

In 2004, about 332,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $331. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 392,416 persons (186,661 households); the average monthly benefit was about $92.89 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $437.4 million.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. New Jersey's TANF program is called Work First New Jersey (WFNJ). In 2004, the state program had 108,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $274 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 1,370,440 New Jersey residents. This number included 939,010 retired workers, 123,960 widows and widowers, 148,650 disabled workers, 57,990 spouses, and 100,810 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 15.7% of the total state population and 91.3% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $1.054; widows and widowers, $993; disabled workers, $976; and spouses, $509. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $516 per month; children of deceased workers, $705; and children of disabled workers, $310. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments in December 2004 went to 150,151 New Jersey residents, averaging $415 a month.

HOUSING

Before 1967, New Jersey took a laissez-faire attitude toward housing. With each locality free to fashion its own zoning ordinances, large tracts of rural land succumbed to "suburban sprawl"single-family housing developments spread out in two huge arcs from New York City and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the tenement housing of New Jersey's central cities was left to deteriorate. Because poor housing was at least one of the causes of the Newark riot in 1967, the state established the Department of Community Affairs to coordinate existing housing aid programs and establish new ones. The state legislature also created the Mortgage Finance Agency and Housing Finance Agency to stimulate home buying and residential construction. In an effort to halt suburban sprawl, local and county planning boards were encouraged during the 1970s to adopt master plans for controlled growth. Court decisions in the late 1970s and early 1980s challenged the constitutionality of zoning laws that precluded the development of low-income housing in suburban areas.

In 2004, the state had an estimated 3,414,739 housing units, of which 3,134,481 were occupied; 68.1% were owner-occupied. About 54.6% of all units were single-family, detached homes. Nearly 60% of the entire housing stock was built before 1969. Utility gas is the most common heating energy source, followed by fuel oil and kerosene. It was estimated that 98,620 units lacked telephone service, 10,054 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 16,364 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household had 2.71 members.

In 2004, 36,900 new privately owned units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $291,294, the fifth highest in the country. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,847, the highest rate in the country. Renters paid a median of $877, the second-highest rate in the country, after California. In 2006, the state received over $8.3 million in community development block grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

EDUCATION

Public education in New Jersey dates from 1828, when the legislature first allocated funds to support education; by 1871, a public school system was established statewide. In 2004, 87.6% of persons 25 years and older were high school graduates. Some 34.6% of persons obtained a bachelor's degree or higher.

The total enrollment for fall 2002 in New Jersey's public schools stood at 1,367,000. Of these, 979,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 389,000 attended high school. Approximately 57.9% of the students were white, 17.7% were black, 17.2% were Hispanic, 7% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.2% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 1,386,000 in fall 2003 and was expected to be 1,415,000 by fall 2014, an increase of 3.5% during the period 200214. Expenditures for public education in 200304 were estimated at $20.8 billion or $12,981 per student, the highest among the 50 states. There were 204,732 students enrolled in 964 private schools. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005 eighth graders in New Jersey scored 284 out of 500 in mathematics compared with the national average of 278.

As of fall 2002, there were 361,733 students enrolled in institutions of higher education; minority students comprised 34.3% of total postsecondary enrollment. In 2005, New Jersey had 58 degree-granting institutions including, 14 public four-year schools, 19 public two-year schools, and 21 nonprofit, private four-year schools. Rutgers, the state university, began operations as Queen's College in 1766 and was placed under state control in 1956, encompassing the separate colleges of Rutgers, Douglass, Livingston, and Cook, among others. As of 2005, the university had campuses at New Brunswick/Piscataway, Camden, and Newark. The major private university in the state and one of the nation's leading institutions is Princeton University, founded in 1746. Other major private universities are Seton Hall (1856); Stevens Institute of Technology (1870); and Fairleigh Dickinson (1942), with three main campuses.

The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education offers tuition aid grants and scholarships to state residents who attend colleges and universities in the state. Guaranteed loans for any qualified resident are available through the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority.

ARTS

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, New Jersey towns, especially Atlantic City and Newark, were tryout centers for shows bound for Broadway. The New Jersey Theater Group, a service organization for nonprofit professional theaters, was established in 1978; several theatersincluding the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theater at Princeton and Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburnare members of the Theater Group.

Around the turn of the century, Ft. Lee was the motion picture capital of the world. Most of the best-known "silents"including the first, The Great Train Robbery, and episodes of The Perils of Pauline were shot there, and in its heyday the state film industry supported 21 companies and 7 studios. New Jersey's early preeminence in cinema, an era that ended with the rise of Hollywood, stemmed partly from the fact that the first motion picture system was developed by Thomas Edison at Menlo Park in the late 1880s. The state created the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission in 1977; in the next six years, production companies spent $57 million in the state. Notable productions during this period included two Woody Allen pictures, Broadway Danny Rose and The Purple Rose of Cairo.

The New Jersey State Council of the Arts consists of 17 members appointed by the governor. In 2005, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and other New Jersey arts organizations received 29 grants totaling $1,186,200 from the National Endowment for the Arts. State and private sources also contributed funding to New Jersey's arts programs. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) was founded in 1973 and consists of a 25-member board of trustees. As of 2006 ongoing programs associated with the NJCH included the annual Humanities Festival Week, a week of programs adhering to a particular humanities theme chosen each year; Ideas at Work, promoting forums for thoughts on humanity topics in the work place; and the Horizons Speakers Bureau, providing lectures in humanities across the state. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities contributed $2.6 million to 36 state programs.

The state's long history of support for classical music dates at least to 1796, when William Dunlap of Perth Amboy wrote the libretto for The Archers, the first American opera to be commercially produced. The state's leading orchestra is the New Jersey Symphony, which makes its home in the new New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark; there are other symphony orchestras in Plainfield and Trenton. As of 2006 the New Jersey Symphony of Newark was noted for providing educational and community programs that included the Newark Early Strings Program, which provides free string instruction to second, third and fourth grade students in the Newark Public School District, and REACH (Resources for Education and Community Harmony,) which presents a variety of musical programs that allow for personal interaction with the artists. The New Jersey State Opera performs in Newark's Symphony Hall, while the Opera Festival of New Jersey makes its home in Lawrenceville. Noteworthy dance companies include the American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, described as a "cross-cultural contemporary dance company."

The jazz clubs of northern New Jersey and the seaside rock clubs in Asbury Park have helped launch the careers of many local performers. The city of Asbury Park was scheduled to host its 18th annual Jazz Festival in June 2006. Famous rock music star Bruce Springsteen grew up in southern New Jersey and titled his first album with Columbia Records, Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ (1973). Atlantic City's hotels and casinos host numerous star performances every year.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

For calendar year 2001, New Jersey had 309 public library systems, with a total of 458 libraries, 149 of which were branches. The state's public library systems that same year housed 31,035,000 volumes of books and serial publications, and had a total circulation of 49,171,000. The system also had 1,076,000 audio and 789,000 video items, 43,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and 15 bookmobiles. The Newark Public Library was the largest municipal system with 1,452,336 volumes and 10 branches. Distinguished by special collections on African-American studies, art and archaeology, economics, and international affairs, among many others, Princeton University's library is the largest in the state, with 4,973,619 volumes and 34,182 periodical subscriptions in 1998; Rutgers University ranked second with 3,238,416. The New Jersey State Library in Trenton contained 470,000 volumes, mostly on the state's history and government. One of the largest business libraries, emphasizing scientific and technical data, is the AT&T Bell Laboratories' library system, based in Murray Hill. In 2001, operating income for the state's public library system was $315,890,000 and included $1,509,000 in federal grants and $9,730,000 in state grants.

New Jersey has more than 177 museums, historic sites, botanical gardens and arboretums. Among the most noteworthy museums are the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark and New Jersey State Museum in Trenton; the Newark Museum, containing both art and science exhibits; Princeton University's Art Museum and Museum of Natural History; and the Jersey City Museum. Also of interest are the early waterfront homes and vessels of Historic Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City, as well as Grover Cleveland's birthplace in Caldwell; the Campbell Museum in Camden (featuring the soup company's collection of bowls and utensils); Cape May County Historical Museum; Clinton Historical Museum Village; US Army Communications-Electronics Museum at Ft. Monmouth; Batsto Village, near Hammonton; Morristown National Historic Park (where George Washington headquartered during the Revolutionary War); Sandy Hook Museum; and one of the most popular attractions, the Edison National Historic Site, formerly the home and workshop of Thomas Edison, in West Orange. In 1984, the grounds at the Skylands section of Ringwood State Park were designated as the official state botanical garden.

COMMUNICATIONS

Many communications breakthroughsincluding Telstar, the first communications satellitehave been achieved by researchers at Bell Labs in Holmdel, Whippany, and Murray Hill. Three Bell Labs researchers shared the Nobel Prize in physics (1956) for developing the transistor, a device that has revolutionized communications and many other fields. In 1876, at Menlo Park, Thomas Edison invented the carbon telephone transmitter, a device that made the telephone commercially feasible.

The first mail carriers to come to New Jersey were, typically enough, on their way between New York and Philadelphia. Express mail between the two cities began in 1737, and by 1764, carriers could speed through the state in 24 hours. In colonial times, tavern keepers generally served as the local mailmen. The nation's largest bulk-mail facility is in Jersey City. In 2004, 95.1% of the state's occupied housing units had telephones. Additionally, by June of that same year there were 6,326,459 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 65.5% of New Jersey households had a computer and 60.5% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 1,654,477 high-speed lines in New Jersey, 1,479,635 residential and 174,842 for business.

Because the state lacks a major television broadcasting outlet, New Jerseyites receive more news about events in New York City and Philadelphia than in their own towns and cities. In 2005, there were 60 major radio stations (8 AM, 52 FM) and 7 television stations, none of which commanded anything like the audiences and influence of the stations across the Hudson and Delaware rivers. In 1978, in cooperation with public television's WNET (licensed in Newark but operated in New York), New Jersey's public stations began producing New Jersey's first nightly newscast.

A total of 251,401 Internet domain names were registered in New Jersey in the year 2000.

PRESS

New Jersey has not been known for having a very powerful press. In 1702, Queen Anne banned printers from the colony. The state's first periodical, founded in 1758, died two years later. New Jersey's first daily paper, the Newark Daily Advertiser, did not arrive until 1832.

Many present-day newspapers, most notably the Newark Star-Ledger, have amassed considerable circulation. However, no newspaper has been able to muster statewide influence or match the quality and prestige of the nearby New York Times or Philadelphia Inquirer, both of which are read widely in the state, along with other New York City and Philadelphia papers. In 2005, there were 18 morning dailies, 1 evening, and 15 Sunday papers. Most of the largest papers are owned by either Gannett Co., Inc (of Virginia) or Advance Publications (of New York).

The following table shows leading New Jersey dailies with their approximate 2005 circulation:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
*owned by Gannett Co., Inc. +owned by Advance Publications.
Atlantic City Press (m,S) 74,655 93,129
Camden-Cherry Hill Courier-Post * (m,S) 75,408 89,922
Hackensack (Bergen County) Record (m,S) 176,177 212,333
Neptune-Asbury Park Asbury Park Press * (m,S) 160,399 212,471
Newark Star-Ledger + (m,S) 400,042 608,257
Trenton Times + (m,S) 67,600 73,006

Numerous scholarly and historical works have been published by the university presses of Princeton and Rutgers. The offices of Pearson Education and its division, Prentice-Hall, are located in Upper Saddle River. Several New York City publishing houses maintain their production and warehousing facilities in the state. Periodicals published in New Jersey include Home, Medical Economics, New Jersey Monthly, and Personal Computing.

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were over 10,065 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 6,826 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations.

Princeton is the headquarters of several education-related groups, including the Educational Testing Service, Graduate Record Examinations Board, the International Mathematical Union, Independent Educational Services, and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Seeing Eye of Morristown was one of the first organizations to provide seeing-eye dogs for the blind. Other medical and health-related organizations are National Industries for the Blind (Wayne), the American Council for Headache Education (Mount Royal), the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (Cherry Hill), and the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (Teaneck). Birthright USA, an anti-abortion counseling service, has its headquarters in Woodbury; the National Council on Crime and Delinquency is in Ft. Lee. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Piscataway is a professional organization with national membership. There are statewide professional organizations representing most professions.

Hobby and sports groups include the US Golf Association, the International Golf Federation, and the World Amateur Golf Council in Far Hills; US Equestrian Team in Gladstone; Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball in Trenton; the International Boxing Federation in East Orange; the American Double Dutch League in Cherry Hill; and National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association in Upper Montclair. The Miss America Organization, established in 1921, sponsors the annual Miss America competition in Atlantic City. The American Vegan Society is based in Malaga.

Several religious organizations have base offices in New Jersey, including the American Coptic Association, the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, USA, the National Interfaith Hospitality Network, and the Xaverian Missionaries of the United States. The American Atheists organization is also based in the state.

There are numerous arts and cultural organizations. Some of national interest include the Music Critics Association of North America, the Musical Heritage Society, the National Music Council, the Royal Academy of Dance, and the World Congress of Teachers of Dancing. The American Accordionist's Associations and an American Accordion Musicological Society are both based in New Jersey. There are a number of local historical societies. The Heritage Institute of Ellis Island is located in Jersey City.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

Tourism is a leading industry in New Jersey, accounting for a sizeable part of the state's revenues. One out of nine New Jersey workers has a job in tourism, which was the fastest growing economic sector in 2005, with $36.6 billion in revenue. In 2005, there were 72.2 million visitors to the state, 57% of which were day-trip travelers. About 34% of all trips are made by residents within the state. Nearly 25% of all visitors are from New York and 19% are from Pennsylvania. The Jersey shore has been a popular attraction since 1801, when Cape May began advertising itself as a summer resort. Dining, entertainment, and gambling are also popular.

Of all the shore resorts, the largest has long been Atlantic City, which by the 1890s was the nation's most popular resort city and by 1905 was the first major city with an economy almost totally dependent on tourism. That proved to be its downfall, as improvements in road and air transportation made more modern resorts in other states easily accessible to easterners. By the early 1970s, the city's only claims to fame were the Miss America pageant and the game of Monopoly, whose standard version uses its street names. In an effort to restore Atlantic City to its former luster and revive its economy, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1976 to allow casinos in the resort. Some 33 million people visit Atlantic City annually. New Jersey has 127 miles of beaches from Sandy Hook to Cape May and Ocean City. Casino taxes were earmarked to reduce property taxes of senior citizens. New Jersey's close proximity to New York also makes it attractive to visitors. New Jersey hosts the Liberty Science Center with ferry rides to the Statue of Liberty. Camden has a Six Flags amusement park and Columbia features the Lakota Wolf Preserve.

State attractions include 10 ski areas in northwestern New Jersey (on Hamburg Mountain alone, more than 50 slopes are available), canoeing and camping at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 3 national wildlife refuges, 31 public golf courses, and 30 amusement parks, including Great Adventure in central Jersey. Dutch Neck Village, created in 1976, includes a living museum and the Old Hickory Arboretum. Jersey Greens, the largest outlet mall in New Jersey, opened in 1999, anticipating revenues of $5.6 million annually.

SPORTS

New Jersey did not have a major league professional team until 1976, when the New York Giants of the National Football League moved across the Hudson River into the newly completed Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands Sports Complex at East Rutherford. The NFL's New York Jets began playing their home games at the Meadowlands in 1984. The Continental Airlines Arena, located at the same site, is the home of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. As New York teams that no longer play in their home state, the Giants and the Jets are scorned by some New York sports purists. When the Giants won the Super Bowl in 1987, New York's then mayor, Ed Koch, refused them the ticker-tape parade traditionally given to local sports champions on the grounds that since they play in New Jersey they are not a New York team.

The state did celebrate a championship it could call its own, however, when the Devils won the Stanley Cup in 1995. The Devils repeated their success with two more Stanley Cup victories in 2000 and 2003.

The New Jersey Nets have made a surge in the recent past, becoming one of the most successful teams in the NBA. They captured berths in consecutive NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003, falling short on both occasions, however.

The Meadowlands is also the home of a dual thoroughbred-harness-racing track. Other racetracks are Garden State Park (Cherry Hill), Monmouth Park (Oceanport), and Atlantic City Race Course for thoroughbreds, and Freehold Raceway for harness racing. Auto racing is featured at speedways in Bridgeport, East Windsor, and New Egypt. Trenton has a minor league baseball team, the Thunder, in the Eastern League. New Jersey has several world-class golf courses, including Baltusrol, the site of seven US Opens and the 2005 PGA Championship. Numerous championship boxing matches have been held in Atlantic City.

New Jersey is historically significant for the births of two major national sports. Princeton and Rutgers played what is claimed to be the first intercollegiate football game on 6 November 1869 at New Brunswick. (Princeton was named national champion several times around the turn of the century, for the last time in 1911). The first game of what is known today as baseball was played in New Jersey at the Elysion Field in Hoboken between the Knickerbockers and the New York Nine on 19 June 1846. Several important college games are held at Giants Stadium each fall. In college basketball, Seton Hall placed high in the rankings repeatedly in the late 1980s and early 1990s, winning the National Invitational Tournament in 1953. In 1989 they made it to the finals, losing to Michigan by one point in overtime. Rutgers had a formidable men's basketball team in the 1970s, making it to the Final Four in 1976.

Other annual sporting events include the New Jersey Offshore Grand Prix Ocean Races held at Point Pleasant Beach in July and the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood.

FAMOUS NEW JERSEYITES

While only one native New Jerseyite, (Stephen) Grover Cleveland (18371908), has been elected president of the United States, the state can also properly claim (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (b.Virginia, 18561924), who spent most of his adult life there. Cleveland left his birthplace in Caldwell as a little boy, winning his fame and two terms in the White House (188589, 189397) as a resident of New York State. After serving as president, he retired to Princeton, where he died and is buried. Wilson, a member of Princeton's class of 1879, returned to the university in 1908 as a professor and became its president in 1902. Elected governor of New Jersey in 1910, Wilson pushed through a series of sweeping reforms before entering the White House in 1913. Wilson's two presidential terms were marked by his controversial decision to declare war on Germany and his unsuccessful crusade for US membership in the League of Nations after World War I.

Two vice presidents hail from New Jersey: Aaron Burr (17561836) and Garret A. Hobart (184499). Burr, born in Newark and educated at what is now Princeton University, is best remembered for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel at Weehawken in 1804. Hobart was born in Long Branch, graduated from Rutgers College, and served as a lawyer in Paterson until elected vice president in 1896; he died in office.

Four New Jerseyites have become associate justices of the US Supreme Court: William Paterson (b.Ireland, 17451806), Joseph P. Bradley (181392), Mahlon Pitney (18581924), and William J. Brennan Jr. (19061997). Among the relatively few New Jerseyites to serve in the US cabinet was William E. Simon (1927), secretary of the treasury under Gerald Ford.

Few New Jerseyites won important political status in colonial years because the colony was so long under New York's political and social domination. Lewis Morris (b.New York, 16711746) was named the first royal governor of New Jersey when severance from New York came in 1738. Governors who made important contributions to the state included William Livingston (b.New York, 172390), first governor after New Jersey became a state in 1776; Marcus L. Ward (181284), a strong Union supporter; and Alfred E. Driscoll (190275), who persevered in getting New Jersey a new state constitution in 1947 despite intense opposition from the Democratic Party leadership. Other important historical figures are Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, 1754?1832), a heroine of the American Revolution, and Zebulon Pike (17791813), the noted explorer.

Two New Jersey persons have won the Nobel Peace Prize: Woodrow Wilson in 1919, and Nicholas Murray Butler (18621947) in 1931. A three-man team at Bell Laboratories in Mur-ray Hill won the 1956 physics award for their invention of the transistor: Walter Brattain (b.China, 190287), John Bardeen (b.Wisconsin, 190891), and William Shockley (b.England, 1910). Dr. Selman Waksman (b.Russia, 18881973), a Rutgers University professor, won the 1952 prize in medicine and physiology for the discovery of streptomycin. Dickinson Woodruff (18951973) won the medicine and physiology prize in 1956, and Joshua Lederberg (b.1925) was a co-winner in 1958. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (b.Germany, 18791955), winner of a Nobel Prize in 1921, spent his last decades in Princeton. One of the world's most prolific inventors, Thomas Alva Edison (b.Ohio, 18471931) patented over 1,000 devices from workshops at Menlo Park and West Orange. David Dinkins (b.1927), first African-American mayor of New York was born in Trenton, New Jersey. Norman Schwarzkopf (b.1934), commander of US forces in Desert Storm (Gulf War), was born August 22, 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey. Michael Chang (b.1972), 1989 French Open tennis champion, was born in Hoboken.

The state's traditions in the arts began in colonial times. Patience Lovell Wright (172586) of Bordentown was America's first recognized sculptor. Jonathan Odell (17371818) was an anti-Revolutionary satirist, while Francis Hopkinson (b.Pennsylvania, 173791), lawyer, artist, and musician, lampooned the British. Authors of note after the Revolution included William Dunlap (17661839), who compiled the first history of the stage in America; James Fenimore Cooper (17891851), one of the nation's first novelists; Mary Mapes Dodge (b.New York, 18381905), noted author of children's books; Stephen Crane (18711900), famed for The Red Badge of Courage (1895); and Albert Payson Terhune (18721942), beloved for his collie stories.

Quite a number of prominent 20th-century writers were born in or associated with New Jersey. They include poets William Carlos Williams (18831963) and Allen Ginsberg (19261997); satirist Dorothy Parker (18931967); journalist-critic Alexander Woollcott (18871943); Edmund Wilson (18951972), influential critic, editor, and literary historian; Norman Cousins (191290); Norman Mailer (b.1923); Thomas Fleming (b.1927); John McPhee (b.1931); Philip Roth (b.1933); Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones, b.1934); and Peter Benchley (b.New York, 19402006).

Notable 19th-century artists were Asher B. Durand (17961886) and George Inness (b.New York, 182594). The best-known 20th-century artist associated with New Jersey was Ben Shahn (18981969); cartoonist Charles Addams (191288) was born in Westfield. Noted photographers born in New Jersey include Alfred Stieglitz (18641946) and Dorothea Lange (18951965). Important New Jersey composers were Lowell Mason (b.Massachusetts, 17921872), called the "father of American church music," and Milton Babbitt (b.Pennsylvania, 1916), long active at Princeton. The state's many concert singers include Anna Case (18891984), Paul Robeson (18981976), and Richard Crooks (190072). Popular singers include Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (191598), Sarah Vaughan (19241990), Dionne Warwick (b.1941), Paul Simon (b.1942), and Bruce Springsteen (b.1949). Jazz musician William "Count" Basie (190484) was born in Red Bank.

Other celebrities native to New Jersey are actors Jack Nicholson (b.1937), Michael Douglas (b.1944), Meryl Streep (b.1948), and John Travolta (b.1954). Comedians Lou Costello (190659), Ernie Kovacs (191962), Jerry Lewis (b.1926), and Clerow "Flip" Wilson (193398) were also born in the state. New Jersey-born athletes include figure skater Richard "Dick" Button (b.1929), winner of two Olympic gold medals.

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New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

NEW JERSEY. While ranked forty-sixth among the states in size, in 2002 New Jersey ranked ninth in terms of population, with nearly 8.5 million people. New Jersey is by far the nation's most urbanized and most densely populated state, with 1,144 persons per square mile. In contrast, the national population density in 2000 was just 80 persons per square mile.

Between 1991 and 2001, New Jersey saw its population rise steadily, by 0.85 percent per annum. In 2000, 8,414,350 people lived in New Jersey. By July 2001, the state had 8,484,431 residents; New Jersey's population grew faster than any other state in the northeast region during 2000–2001. During those years, the state lost 39,200 inhabitants through domestic migration, but this was offset by the influx of 60,400 international immigrants. As a result, New Jersey ranked sixth among the states in foreign immigration between 2000 and 2001. While the state's population grew, the average household size actually shrank during the 1990s.

New Jersey's radical transformation from rural to industrial society, from vast regions of farmland to suburban sprawl, did not happen quickly but rather very gradually beginning in the seventeenth century.

Colonial Era

New Jersey began as a British colony in 1664, when James, duke of York, granted all his lands between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers to John, Lord Berkeley, and Sir George Carteret. On 10 February 1665 the two new proprietors issued concessions and agreements setting forth their governmental and land policies. Berkeley then sold his interest in the colony in March 1674 to John Fenwick, a Quaker who represented Edward Byllynge, for £1,000. The trustees for Byllynge, including William Penn, tried to establish a Quaker colony in West Jersey, but Fenwick seceded from the Byllynge group and settled at Salem in November 1675, thereby becoming lord proprietor of his tenth of the proprietary lands. In July 1676, the Quintpartite Deed legally separated the lands of New Jersey into east and west; Carteret remained proprietor of East Jersey while Byllynge, William Penn, and two other Quakers became the proprietors of West Jersey. In February 1682, after the death of Carteret, twelve men purchased his lands for £3,400. Following this transaction the Board of Proprietors of East Jersey was formed in 1684; four years later nine men established the Council of Proprietors of West Jersey.

The Crown refused to grant the proprietors of East and West Jersey governmental authority until 1702. Under the new terms of agreement, the British government allowed both groups to retain the rights to the soil and to the collection of quitrents (rents paid on agricultural lands). The boards of proprietors are still in existence and hold meetings at Perth Amboy (for East Jersey) and Burlington (for West Jersey).

Disputes over land titles in the colony resulted in land riots between 1745 to 1755. The English immigrants that settled in East Jersey during the 1660s argued that they did not need to pay proprietary quitrents, since they had purchased the land from indigenous Native Americans. In response to the dispute, James Alexander, an influential councillor of East Jersey, filed a bill in chancery court on 17 April 1745. On 19 September 1745, Samuel Baldwin, one of the claimants to land in East Jersey, was arrested on his land and taken to jail in Newark. One hundred fifty men rescued him from prison. This incident incited sporadic rioting and disruption of the courts and jails in most East Jersey counties. The land rioters did not stop rebelling until 1754, in response to fears of English retaliation, the coming of the French and Indian War, as well as unfavorable court decisions.

From the beginning colonial New Jersey was characterized by ethnic and religious diversity. In East Jersey, New England Quakers, Baptists, and Congregationalists settled alongside Scotch-Irish Presbyterians and Dutch migrants from New York. While the majority of residents lived in towns with individual landholdings of 100 acres, a few rich proprietors owned vast estates. West Jersey had fewer people than East Jersey, and both English Quakers and Anglicans owned large landholdings. Both Jerseys remained agrarian and rural throughout the colonial era, and commercial farming only developed sporadically. Some townships, though, like Burlington and Perth Amboy, emerged as important ports for shipping to New York and Philadelphia. The colony's fertile lands and tolerant religious policy drew more settlers, and New Jersey boasted a population of 120,000 by 1775.

New Jersey's "madness" for "municipal multiplication," notes one recent scholar, could clearly be observed in the colonial partisan politics of many founding town-ships, and is especially evident in the historical balkanization of dozens of large townships that developed along the lower bank of the Raritan. South Amboy, for example, would split into nine separate communities—and, by the end of the nineteenth century, there was very little left of the once-huge township. Similar patterns were duplicated throughout the state, such as in the huge township of Shrewsbury in East Jersey. Eventually that single town-ship would be fragmented into seventy-five separate towns spreading over two counties.

Transportation and growth spurred rivalries between townships. During the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries, before the advent of the railroad, South Amboy's growing port served as the link in ferry transportation from Manhattan and Philadelphia. Equally important, a major roadway also took passengers through the township of Piscataway, which then included most of what would become Middlesex and Mercer Counties. After the coming of the railroad, rivalry between South Amboy and New Brunswick eventually altered the role of each township and the relations of power between the two competitive communities.

Hundreds of tales of factional disputes illustrate the pettiness and quarrelsomeness of the issues that came to divide New Jersey's municipalities: struggles involving railroad lands, school district control, moral regulation, and greedy individualism all led to the fracture of townships, towns, and cities. Many factors thwarted the consolidation of large and medium-sized cities, including antiurban prejudices that prevented the early creation of an urban way of life. New Jersey's geography and topography clearly helped shape the state's long tradition of divisiveness and fragmentation. The state's rivers, woodlands, and salt marshes divided towns, boroughs, and villages. Economic considerations and political pressures contributed to the crazy zigzag development of New Jersey's 566 municipalities, as did personal whims and interests. All of these factors combined to draw each boundary line of those hundreds of municipalities as the state's geo-political map was drawn—every line has a story to tell. Hardly ever practical, functional, or straight, the boundary line designs eventually became to resemble, in the words of Alan Karcher, "cantilevered and circumlinear" shapes that formed "rhomboids and parallelograms—geo-metric rectangles and chaotic fractals." As New Jersey evolved, these "often bizarre configurations" became less and less defensible while their boundaries remained "immutable and very expensive memorials" to the designers who concocted them.

From the reunification of East Jersey and West Jersey in 1702 until 1776, the colony was ruled by a royal governor, an appointive council, and an assembly. While the governor of New York served as the governor of New Jersey until 1738, his power was checked and reduced by the assembly's right to initiate money bills, including controlling governors' salaries. From 1763 on, both political factionalism and sectional conflict hindered the role New Jersey played in the imperial crisis that would eventually erupt into the American Revolution. One important pre-revolutionary incident, however, was the robbery of the treasury of the East Jersey proprietors on 21 July 1768, resulting in increased tensions between Governor William Franklin and the assembly. Although most New Jerseyites only reluctantly engaged in brief boycotts and other forms of protest over the Stamp Act and Townshend duties, the colonists of New Jersey found themselves being swept along by their more militant and powerful neighbors in New York and Pennsylvania. Once the Crown had shut down the port of Boston, however, New Jersey quickly joined rank and formed a provincial congress to assume control of the colony. After participating in both sessions of the Continental Congress and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the colony's representatives ratified a state constitution on 2 July 1776.

During the days of the American Revolution, few states suffered as much or as long as New Jersey. In the first few years of war, both British and American armies swept across the state, while Loyalists returned in armed forays and foraging expeditions. Triumphant battles at Trenton on 26 December 1776, Monmouth on 28 June 1778, and Springfield, 23 June 1780, helped ensure American independence. Because of the weak government under the Articles of Confederation, though, New Jersey suffered immensely from the aftershocks of war's devastation and a heavy state debt. At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, New Jersey's representative William Paterson addressed the problem of indebtedness by speaking for the interests of smaller states, and advocating the passage of the New Jersey Plan.

Growth of Industry

After the instability of the 1780s, in the Federalist era the young state turned to novel kinds of industrial activities and began to erect a better transportation system to bolster its nascent economy. In November 1791, Alexander Hamilton helped create the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures, which began operating a cotton mill in the new city of Paterson. As a promoter of national economic growth, Hamilton spearheaded other industrial ventures. After they had purchased land, Hamilton and other New York and New Jersey Federalists incorporated themselves as the Associates of New Jersey Company on 10 November 1804. Hamilton was shot while dueling with Aaron Burr in New Jersey, and died of his wounds; after his death, neither of his ventures proved successful until the 1820s.

During the first three decades of the nineteenth century, the nation experienced a transportation revolution, stimulated by capital investment and new manufacturing ventures. Improved roads—especially the Morris Turnpike of 1801—invigorated the state's economy, and steamboats linked New Jersey to the ports of New York and Philadelphia. Furthermore, the construction of the Morris Canal (1824–1838) and the Delaware and Raritan Canal (1826–1838) brought coal and iron to eastern industry, and the Camden and Amboy Railroad was completed in 1834. All these transportation advances increased internal trade and stimulated the infant manufacturing sector and rapid urbanization.

Disputes over school district boroughs, religion, prostitution, gambling, prohibition, exclusivity, zoning and prezoning, and the construction of canals, railroads, roads, and pathways all contributed to New Jerseyites' antiurban bias, myopic sense of community, and preoccupation with the control of property. Every key decision made at the state capital in Trenton regarding taxes, schools, transportation, preservation of natural resources, and a myriad of other issues, observed one political insider, faces the obstacle "that it must accommodate 566 local governments."

Because of these disputes, the number of New Jersey's boroughs rose from 5 to 193 between 1850 and 1917, when more than one hundred of the municipalities still consisted of less than 2,000 inhabitants. After 1930, this fragmentation slowed, with only ten new municipalities created and just three eliminated. New Jersey's communities became more isolated, particularly after the 1947 regulations on zoning took effect.

As the state's political landscape shifted and fragmented over the centuries, in the mid-nineteenth century New Jersey's economic and industrial landscape also underwent massive changes, transforming from a rural farming region into an urban, industrial state. Cities like Camden and Hoboken grew as a result of increased shipping and railroad facilities, while Newark and Jersey City mushroomed with the concentration of specialized industries like leather, shoemaking, and iron. The demand for both skilled and unskilled labor fostered a surge in the urban population of the state's major cities, while the need for cheap, unskilled workers in building and rail construction and factory production was met in part by new waves of immigrants. Starting in the 1840s, Germans, Irish, Poles, and other European immigrants—Protestant, Jewish, and Roman Catholic—added to New Jersey's ethnic and religious diversity. At the turn of the twentieth century, African Americans from the South pushed into the state's already overcrowded urban slums.

The Twentieth Century

New Jersey's political development reflected the changing social and economic climates, and changing demographic patterns. Because New Jersey's state constitution of 1776 envisioned a weak executive with no veto powers, it was not until modern times (like the years under Governor Woodrow Wilson) that the governor wielded more power than the state legislature.

The New Jersey state government has always been sensitive to the demands of business. During the political awakening of the Jacksonian era, the Whig Party forged the first ties between business and state government. Following the Civil War, liberal incorporation laws—and the unremitting pressure industrial giants like Standard Oil and the Pennsylvania Railroad Company placed on legislators—helped establish the corporate control of state politics. Then during the height of the Progressive age at the end of his 1911–1913 governorship, Woodrow Wilson used his newly expanded executive power to begin his assault on these corporations with his "Seven Sisters" monopoly legislation. These political reforms, though, did not prevent the political parties of the early twentieth century from being controlled by urban bosses, such as Frank Hague of Jersey City.

Even with Wilson's gains, it was not until the passage of the new state constitution of 1947 that the governor of New Jersey become a more independent figure with broader discretionary powers. By then, postwar New Jersey had become an even more urbanized and industrialized state, boasting a high standard of living but struggling with a concomitant array of social problems, including environmental pollution, urban decay, racial tension, and rising unemployment among growing minority populations.

With the proliferation of the automobile culture in the 1920s, New Jersey's population quickly decentralized into suburbs along the state's main highways. The rapid suburbanization and population growth (the state had surpassed the seven million mark by 1970), made New Jersey the nation's most urbanized state.

Through the twentieth century, the state developed a varied economic landscape. Its principal industries included recreation facilities, particularly along the Jersey shore; scientific research; chemical and mineral refining; and insurance. By the 1970s, New Jersey led the nation in the production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The state had also developed into four distinct topographical areas: the Hudson-to-Trenton great manufacturing hub, with its heavy concentration of chemical and major pharmaceutical, apparel, petroleum, and glass industries; the Atlantic coastal region (from New York Harbor to Atlantic City and Cape May), the state's vacation land; the Pinelands; and the southern, western, and northern regions, composed primarily of farms, forests, and wealthy suburbs.

The removal, relocation, and decentralization of the state's old manufacturing plants away from older areas in or near the major cities caused dramatic shifts in New Jersey's industrial economy, prompting the Trenton legislature to adopt new public policies toward the wholesale, retail, service, transportation, utilities, and finance industries.

Although urban centers declined in the postwar era—Camden by 13.4 percent, Jersey City by 6.7 percent, and Newark by 7.4 percent—commercial activities in the state's tertiary sector provided jobs for an even larger share of the labor force than industry had. Hudson County suffered the heaviest loss of jobs in the state (with just 2.1 percent growth in the 1980s and grim projections into the 1990s). Only two of New Jersey's major cities—Paterson and Elizabeth—experienced significant growth during these years. Another hard-felt drop in urban population would occur in the 1990s among the largest cities: Camden, Newark, Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, Trenton, Passaic, and Paterson. These changes—combined with decreasing fertility rates, reduced movement of jobs from New York and Philadelphia to New Jersey, a marked decline in jobs in the Middle Atlantic states, and the state's transient status—led to New Jersey's population increasing by only 5 percent during the 1980s (from 7,365,011 to 7,730,188).

While many cities' populations plummeted after the 1970s, New Jersey retained the distinction of being America's most suburbanized state. By 1990, with practically 90 percent of its population classified as living in urban areas, New Jersey ranked ninth in the nation for population size. The state had an unemployment rate of just 5 percent in 1990, and boasted a per capita income rate second only to Connecticut.

In 1990, the state's largest ethnic group was Italian Americans, while African Americans constituted about 13 percent and Hispanics another 7 percent of the population. Asians were the fastest-growing racial group in the state in the 1990s, with a 77.3 percent growth rate. Dispersal patterns suggest that more than one in every two New Jersey Asians clustered in just three counties (Middlesex, Bergen, and Hudson), making them the largest minority group in Middlesex and Bergen Counties. Among New Jersey's Asian residents, the Indian Asian population ranked first in size and grew the fastest, followed by the Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, Chinese, and Japanese. The Japanese population was the only Asian group to decline in the 1990s.

People of Hispanic descent accounted for more than half of New Jersey's demographic growth in the 1990s. Puerto Ricans constituted the largest Hispanic group, accounting for nearly a third of the state's Hispanic population, with large concentrations in Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Camden counties. Mexicans comprised the fastest growing group among the state's Hispanic population. Cubans were the only Hispanic group to experience a population decline in the 1990s.

During the 1990s, the proportion of non-Hispanic whites in the state dropped from 74 percent to 66 percent, echoing the nationwide pattern of decline.

The decade of the 1990s proved to be another painful one for New Jersey's cities, with the total value of property dropping slightly even as values in suburban and rural towns continued to escalate. New Jersey attempted to improve its battered image by opening of the Garden State Arts Center and the Meadowlands sports complex. By the end of the 1990s, with a booming national economy and the state's concentration of skilled and specialized labor (especially in biotech and pharmaceuticals), most New Jersey cities began to experience a slight rebound.

New Jersey's Future

The State Plan for the early 2000s sought to channel growth by restricting state infrastructure spending in many rural and suburban areas and focusing instead on urban redevelopment. The recession that gripped the nation in 2001 also affected development schemes, and New Jersey's cities faced a difficult future.

One experiment in redevelopment would be watched closely, to see if former industrial sites could be successfully transformed into residential properties. After decades of decline, the Middlesex County city of Perth Amboy (population 47,000) welcomed $600 million in housing and retail development to be built on former industrial sites. One problem facing many of New Jersey's cities was the brownfields, contaminated vacant or underutilized industrial properties. The state attempted to reward developers interested in cities by reducing the red tape associated with brownfields. Before most other industrial cities in New Jersey, Perth Amboy secured an early federal grant and worked out an arrangement with the state environmental officials.

According to the state Planning Commission chairperson, Joseph Maraziti, the city's redevelopment plan had widespread implications for the entire state. "I have seen an evolution in Perth Amboy, and not just a visual change but a spiritual one.…That is exactly the message of the State Plan. We are trying to revitalize New Jersey's cities and towns. If that does not happen, nothing else in the state will work well." Other older industrial cities like New Brunswick, Jersey City, and Newark were also looking at Perth Amboy's example. They were all hoping that a fifty-year history of urban flight was about to be reversed.

When Governor Christine Todd Whitman gave her state-of-the-state address in early January 2001, New Jersey had the sixteenth largest economy in the world and the second highest per capita income in America. Perhaps her biggest accomplishment as governor was the creation of over 435,000 jobs in the state, but budget deficits accrued and a $2.8 billion budget gap developed under Whitman's Republican administration. With the Garden State Preservation Trust, though, Governor Whitman preserved nearly as much land as the combined administrations of governors Jim Florio, Brendan T. Byrne, William T. Cahill, and Richard J. Hughes. Before stepping down as governor in 2001, Whitman boasted that her administration had already created ten new business incubators and thirty "cyberdistricts" in New Jersey, with a focus on promoting high technology.

At the beginning of 2002, the state under Governor James E. McGreevey faced a $2.9 billion to $5 billion shortfall. To address this shortfall, the governor demanded 5 percent cutbacks in all agencies, and laid off 600 non-union public employees. McGreevey suggested that a Newark sports arena would be a catalyst for development, and proposed a stimulus package that would include public investment in the state's other urban centers, such as Camden, and job training programs to improve the quality of the state's work force.

Despite the governor's optimism, in 2002 New Jersey faced revenue shortfalls, pollution that ranked the worst in the nation, problems with the black business economy in northern New Jersey, issues surrounding the state's redevelopment areas, and problems facing New Jersey's "urban 30" cities.

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See alsoAtlantic City ; East Jersey ; Newark ; Suburbanization ; Urbanization .

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New Jersey

New Jersey, Middle Atlantic state of the E United States. It is bordered by New York State (N and, across the Hudson River and New York Harbor, E), the Atlantic Ocean (E), Delaware, across Delaware Bay and River (SW), and Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River (W).

Facts and Figures

Area, 7,836 sq mi (20,295 sq km). Pop. (2010) 8,791,894, a 4.5% increase since the 2000 census. Capital, Trenton. Largest city, Newark. Statehood Dec. 18, 1787 (3d of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution). Highest pt., High Point Mt., 1,803 ft (550 m); lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Garden State. Motto, Liberty and Prosperity. State bird, Eastern goldfinch. State flower, purple violet. State tree, red oak. Abbr., N.J.; NJ

Geography

New Jersey is surrounded by water except along the 50 mi (80 km) of northern border with New York state. The northern third of the state lies within the Appalachian Highland region, where ridges running northeast and southwest shelter valleys containing pleasant streams and glacial lakes. Beyond the crest of wooded slopes are long-established farms given over to dairying and field crops. The Kittatinny Mts., with the state's highest elevations (up to 1,803 ft/550 m), stretch across the northwest corner of New Jersey from the New York border to the Delaware Water Gap. In 1961 New Jersey, along with three other states and the federal government, signed the Delaware River Basin Compact, providing for the control of water resources and rights throughout the Delaware River basin.

Southeast of the Highlands lie the Triassic lowlands or piedmont plains, extending from the northeastern border to Trenton, the capital, and encompassing every major city of the state except Camden and Atlantic City. The monotony of the lowlands is broken by ancient trap-rock ridges that extend to the Palisades of the Hudson, and many commuter towns lie along the wooded slopes. East of Newark, the largest city, and Hackensack acres of tidal marshes have been converted to industrial, office, and commercial use. This area, called the Meadowlands, also contains a huge sports and entertainment complex. Drainage is provided by the state's major rivers, the Passaic, the Raritan, and the Hackensack.

The busy lowlands give way in the southeast to the coastal plains, which cover more than half the state. The coast itself is highly developed as a resort area. Offshore barrier islands make large harbors impractical but provide 115 mi (185 km) of sheltered waterways that have made possible a superior combination of bay and ocean facilities. Inland from the coast lie the Pine Barrens, a vast area of forests, small rivers, and few settlements.

Economy

Only four states are smaller in size than New Jersey, yet New Jersey ranks ninth in the nation in population and has the highest population density of any U.S. state, facts owing in part to its proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia but also indicative of its economic importance. New Jersey is a major industrial center, an important transportation corridor and terminus, and a long-established playground for summer vacationers.

The state is noted for its output of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, machinery, and a host of other products, including electronic equipment, printed materials, and processed foods. Bayonne is the terminus of pipelines originating in Texas and Oklahoma, and there are oil refineries at Linden and Carteret. The long history of heavy industry in New Jersey has left the state with the largest inventory of U.S. Superfund sites, and industrial cleanup is an important issue in its cities.

New Jersey has been a leader in industrial research and development since the establishment in 1876 of Thomas Edison's research facility in Menlo Park. Color televison, the videotape recorder, and the liquid crystal display were invented in New Jersey corporate research labs. Today telecommunications and biotechnology are major industries in the state, and the area near Princeton has developed into a notable high-tech center. Finance, warehousing, and "big box" retailing have also become important to the state's economy, attracting corporations and shoppers and to a large extent reversing New Jersey's onetime role as a suburb for commuters to New York City and Philadelphia.

A tremendous transportation system, concentrated in the industrial lowlands, moves products and a huge volume of interstate traffic through the state. Busy highways like the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike are part of a network of toll roads and freeways. New Jersey is linked to Delaware and Pennsylvania by many bridges across the Delaware River. Traffic to and from New York is served by railway and subway tunnels and by the facilities of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey—the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln and Holland vehicular tunnels, and three bridges to Staten Island. Airports are operated by many cities, and Newark airport (controlled by the Port Authority) ranks among the nation's busiest. Shipping in New Jersey centers on the ports of the Newark Bay and New York Bay areas—notably Port Newark and Port Elizabeth—with relatively minor seagoing traffic on the Delaware as far north as Trenton.

This extensive transportation network also serves to maintain New Jersey's well-known vacation industry, reaching ocean beaches, inland lakes, forests, and mountain resort areas. Atlantic City's emergence as a casino gambling center has made it the largest visitor destination in the state.

In addition to being a center of industry, transportation, and tourism, New Jersey is a leading state in agricultural income per acre. The scrub pine area of the southern inland region is used for cranberry and blueberry culture. North of the pine belt the soil is extremely fertile and supports a variety of crops, most notably potatoes, corn, hay, peaches, and vegetables (especially tomatoes and asparagus). Dairy products, eggs, and poultry are also important. Commercial and residential expansion, however, has taken over much of the state's farmland, and New Jersey is now almost one third developed.

Government, Politics, and Higher Education

The New Jersey legislature consists of a senate of 40 members and an assembly of 80 members. The governor serves a four-year term and may be reelected once. Republican Christine Todd Whitman, elected governor in 1993, was reelected in 1997. After she resigned (2001) to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Donald T. DiFrancesco, president of the state senate, became acting governor. In 2001, Democrat James E. McGreevey was elected to the office. He resigned in 2004 after disclosing he had had an extramarital homosexual relationship with a political appointee, and Senate President Richard J. Codey became acting governor. Jon S. Corzine, a Democrat, was elected to the governorship in 2005; he lost to Republican Christopher J. Christie in 2009. Christie won a second term in 2013. New Jersey sends 12 representatives and 2 senators to the U.S. Congress and has 14 electoral votes.

New Jersey's two best-known institutions of higher learning were established in the 18th cent.—Princeton Univ., at Princeton, as the College of New Jersey in 1746; and Rutgers Univ., mainly at New Brunswick, as Queen's College in 1766. Among other New Jersey educational institutions are Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., with three campuses; Seton Hall Univ., mainly at South Orange; Stevens Institute of Technology, at Hoboken; the Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with five campuses; and a number of state colleges. The Institute for Advanced Study, at Princeton, is one of the leading research centers of the country.

History

Early Settlement to Statehood

The history of New Jersey goes back to Dutch and Swedish communities established prior to settlement by the English. Dutch claims to the Hudson and Delaware valleys were based on the voyages of Henry Hudson, who sailed into Newark Bay in 1609. Under the auspices of the Dutch West India Company patroonships were offered for settlement, and small colonies were located on the present sites of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Gloucester City.

Swedes and Finns of New Sweden, who predominated in the Delaware Valley after 1638, were annexed by the New Netherland colony in 1655. In 1664, New Netherland was seized for the English, but the Dutch disputed this claim. Proprietorship of lands between the Hudson (at lat. 41°N) and the northernmost point of the Delaware was granted to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. The original grants to Berkeley and Carteret divided the region in two. The split was further defined in the Quintipartite Deed of 1676, which divided the province into East and West Jersey. East Jersey was held by Carteret.

In 1681 William Penn and 11 other Quakers purchased East Jersey from Carteret's widow. In both Jerseys confusion resulting from the unwieldy number of landowners together with widespread resentment against authority caused the proprietors to surrender voluntarily their governmental powers to the crown in 1702, although they retained their land rights. New Jersey's independence from New York was recognized, but authority was vested in the governor of New York until 1738, when Lewis Morris was appointed governor of New Jersey alone. Under the royal governors the same problems persisted—land titles were in dispute and opposition to the proprietors culminated in riots in the 1740s.

East Jersey was dominated by Calvinism, implanted by Scottish and New England settlers, while in West Jersey the Quakers soon developed a landed aristocracy with strong political and economic influence. Anti-British sentiment gradually spread from its stronghold in East Jersey throughout the colony and took shape in Committees of Correspondence. Although the Tory party was to prove strong enough to raise six Loyalist battalions, the patriot cause was generally accepted, and in June, 1776, the provincial congress adopted a constitution and declared New Jersey a state.

The Revolution and Economic Expansion

Because of its strategic position, New Jersey was of major concern in the American Revolution. Washington's memorable Christmas attack on the Hessians at Trenton in 1776, followed by his victory at Princeton, restored the confidence of the patriots. In June, 1778, Washington fought another important battle in New Jersey, at Monmouth. Altogether, about 90 engagements were fought in the state, and Washington moved his army across it four times, wintering twice at Morristown.

At the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787, the delegates from New Jersey sponsored the cause of the smaller states and carried the plan for equal representation in the Senate. New Jersey was the third state to ratify (Dec., 1787) the Constitution of the United States. By this time New Jersey's population had grown from an estimated 15,000 in 1700 to approximately 184,000. Trenton became the state's capital in 1790. Agriculture had been supplemented by considerable mining and processing of copper and iron and by the production of lumber, leather, and glass.

During the next 50 years, a period of enormous economic expansion, the dominance of the landed aristocracy gave way to industrial growth and to a more democratic state government. The important textile industry, powered by the falls of the Passaic, was initiated at Paterson. Potteries, shoe factories, and brickworks were built. Roads were improved, the Morris Canal and the Delaware and Raritan canals were chartered, and the Camden and Amboy RR completed a line from New York to Philadelphia with monopoly privileges.

Governmental Reform and Civil War

Prior to the Civil War an era of reform resulted in the framing of a new state constitution (1844) in which property qualifications for suffrage were abolished, provisions were made for the popular election of the governor and the assemblymen, and a balance of power and responsibility was established among the executive, legislative, and judicial departments. In spite of some pro-Southern sentiment, New Jersey recruited its quota of regiments in the Civil War and gave valuable financial aid to the Union. The war demands proved lucrative for commerce and industry, and the expanding labor market attracted large numbers of European immigrants.

Political Struggles and a New Constitution

By 1865 the pattern of the state's development was molded. Population and industry showed rapid and steady growth. Large economic interests grasped control of political power, giving rise to sporadic but unsustained popular movements for reform. The Camden and Amboy RR was transferred by lease to the Pennsylvania RR in 1871, and its monopolistic power was lessened by legislation opening the state to all rail lines and by the assessment and taxation of railroad properties.

After the 1870s easy incorporation laws and low corporation tax rates attracted new trusts to incorporate through "dummy" offices in the state. There was much liberal sentiment against the power of "big business." A general reform movement sponsored by Woodrow Wilson when he was governor (1910–12) resulted in such legislation as the direct primary, a corrupt practices act, and the "Seven Sisters" acts for the regulation of trusts (later repealed).

The state voted predominantly Democratic from the Civil War until 1896. Since that time it has frequently voted Republican in national elections, and in state politics it has often divided power between Democratic governors and Republican legislatures. The powerful political machine of Frank Hague, centered in Jersey City, wielded great influence in the Democratic party from 1913 until 1949, when it was defeated by insurgents within its ranks.

In 1947 a new constitution was framed and accepted to replace the antiquated constitution of 1844. The liberal Bill of Rights was preserved and extended, governmental departments were streamlined, the cumbersome court system was simplified, the executive power was strengthened, and labor's right to organize and bargain collectively was recognized. In 1966 another convention was called to rewrite those portions of the 1947 constitution invalidated by application of the U.S. Supreme Court's "one man, one vote" rule to state legislatures. The convention drafted sweeping revisions, which were approved by the electorate in Nov., 1966.

Racial Tensions and New Economic Development

A six-day race riot in Newark in July, 1967, drew attention to the urgent need for social and political reform in many of the state's urban centers. During the early 1970s the state government proposed plans for massive urban renewal and economic development projects, but the trend of movement away from central cities increased throughout the 1970s and 1980s and into the 1990s.

During this period, New Jersey lost thousands of manufacturing jobs but replaced them through the dramatic development of the economy's service and trade sectors. In 1976 the state legalized casino gambling and in 1978 the first casino opened in Atlantic City. The Meadowlands Sports Complex opened in 1976 and now includes a football stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets professional football teams, and an indoor arena. New Jersey was hard hit by recession in the early 1990s and the state suffered from overdevelopment, but increasing economic diversity had fueled a recovery by the decade's end. Many of the state's numerous shore communities and resorts suffered significant damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Bibliography

See I. S. Kull, ed., New Jersey: A History (5 vol., 1930); J. E. Pomfret, The Province of West New Jersey, 1609–1702 (1956) and The Province of East New Jersey, 1609–1702 (1962); K. Widmer, The Geography and Geology of New Jersey (1965); J. T. Cunningham, Colonial New Jersey (1971); J. E. Pomfret, Colonial New Jersey (1973); C. A. Stansfield, Jr., New Jersey: A Geography (1983); A. Bernard and L. Sante, New Jersey: An American Portrait (1986); J. Monninger, New Jersey (1987); M. N. Lurie et al., New Jersey: A History of the Garden State (2012).

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New Jersey

NEW JERSEY


Atlantic City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

Jersey City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

New Brunswick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269

Paterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

Trenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

The State in Brief

Nickname: Garden State

Motto: Liberty and Prosperity

Flower: Purple violet

Bird: Eastern goldfinch

Area: 8,721 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 47th)

Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 1,803 feet

Climate: Moderate with marked differences between the northwest and southeast extremities

Admitted to Union: December 18, 1787

Capital: Trenton

Head Official: Governor Richard Codey (D) (until 2006)

Population

1980: 7,365,000

1990: 7,730,188

2000: 8,414,350

2004 estimate: 8,698,879

Percent change, 19902000: 8.9%

U.S. rank in 2004: 10th

Percent of residents born in state: 53.4% (2000)

Density: 1,134.4 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 259,789

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 6,104,705

Black or African American: 1,141,821

American Indian and Alaska Native: 19,492

Asian: 480,276

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 3,329

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 1,117,191

Other: 450,972

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 563,785

Population 5 to 19 years old: 1,720,322

Percent of population 65 years and over: 13.2%

Median age: 36.7 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 117,127

Total number of deaths (2003): 73,589 (infant deaths, 660)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 17,089

Economy

Major industries: Manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, services, trade, mining, fishing

Unemployment rate: 4.2% (April 2005)

Per capita income: $40,002 (2003; U.S. rank: 3rd)

Median household income: $55,221 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 8.2% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: 1.4% on first $20,000; 1.75% on next

$30,000; 2.45% on next $20,000, 3.5% on next $10,000, 5.525% on $70,000, 6.37% over $150,000

Sales tax rate: 6%

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New Jersey

New Jersey State in e USA, on the Atlantic coast, s of New York; the capital is Trenton. Other major cities include Newark, Atlantic City, and Paterson. Settlement began in the 1620s, when the Dutch founded New Netherland (later New York). The British took the colony in 1664, separated the land between the Hudson and Delaware rivers and named it New Jersey. The n part of the state is in the Appalachian highland region; se of this are the Piedmont plains and more than half the state is coastal plain. Various crops are grown, and cattle and poultry are important. New Jersey is overwhelmingly industrial and densely populated. Industries: chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber goods, textiles, electronic equipment, missile components, copper smelting, oil refining. Area: 20,295sq km (7836sq mi). Pop. (2000) 8,414,350.

Statehood :

December 18, 1787

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The Garden State

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Liberty and prosperity

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NEW JERSEY


The history of New Jersey is a study in conflicts geographical, political, social, and economic. One end of the state often seems like a part of New York City; the other end has close ties to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although the state retains a healthy agricultural sector, it is better known as a place where industry developed early and then went into decline for a period of time. High unemployment and urban decay have plagued the cities in New Jersey for several decades. In the 1980s and 1990s, however, better times seemed to be on the horizon for the "Garden State."

In 1524 Italian explorer Giovanni di Verrazano sailed into Newark Bay and became the first known European to reach New Jersey. English Captain Henry Hudson also sailed along the New Jersey shore and established a claim for the Dutch, under whose flag he sailed. Dutch traders founded New Jersey's first town, and Swedish settlers began to settle east of the Delaware River. By the mid-1770s the indigenous Leni-Lanape Indians (whom the English called the Delaware) had exchanged most of their valuable lands for trinkets, guns, and alcohol and had almost disappeared from the area.

England took control in 1664 after King Charles II granted a region from the Connecticut River to the Delaware River to his brother James, Duke of York. The Duke deeded part of the land to his friends Baron John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret, making New Jersey a proprietorship (New Jersey was named for one of the British channel islands). The country was later divided into two separate parts, East Jersey and West Jersey, only to be reunited in 1702 by Queen Anne. A royal governor was appointed in 1738. To this day the two areas of New Jersey have quite different characters, with the northeastern section closely identified with New York and the southwestern section looking toward Philadelphia.


New Jersey played an important role in the American Revolution (17751783), but it experienced an economic decline in the aftermath of the war. Its trade with New York was interrupted; its towns were left in ruins; and its profitable iron works were shut down. After New Jersey entered the Union in 1787, however, the state began to recover economically; the town of Paterson, for example, developed as a center of silk manufacturing.

In the 1830s railroads and canals helped to set New Jersey on a course toward urbanization and industrialization. One of the greatest engineering feats of its time, the Morris Canal, connected northern New Jersey with the coal fields of Pennsylvania. The canal benefited many businesses along its route, from iron mines to dyeing and weaving mills. A second canal, the Delaware and Raritan, crossed flat land in the middle of the state. The most important town along the Morris Canal was Newark, the first in the state to be incorporated; it developed around breweries, hat factories, and paper manufacturers. Other towns grew with industries as well: Trenton was noted for its iron and paper plants and Jersey City was noted for its steel and soap operations.

Railroads spelled the end of profitability for the canals, which went into decline after the American Civil War (18611865). The first railroad, the Camden and Amboy, opened in 1834; it soon began to monopolize the New York-Philadelphia corridor. Coal brought by the railroad provided a new source of power other than water, and industries sprang up along the rail-road's route. After the Camden and Amboy was leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad, numerous other rail lines opened up other areas to development.

Despite much political wrangling over the Civil War in New Jersey, the state benefited economically from the war by providing tons of ammunition and equipment for the Union army. After the war factories continued to make many components used by other manufacturers. In 1873 Isaac Singer (18111875) opened a sewing machine plant at Elizabeth; oil refineries grew along the Hudson County waterfront; and pottery manufacturers thrived in Trenton. Newark had a diversified base of manufacturing and a large number of nationally known insurance companies.

New Jersey became the nation's top shipbuilding state during World War I (19141918). In addition, New Jersey refined 75 percent of the copper in the country and loaded an equal percentage of U.S. shells. The war, however, did not substantially hinder labor unrest, which had been a part of New Jersey's history since the 1880s. In 1915, at Carteret, a walkout at a fertilizer factory led to the killing of six strikers by guards. In the postwar era, Passaic textile workers stayed off the job for a year in 1926, and in 1933 Paterson silk workers finally gained union recognition and higher wages after another strike.

By that time, however, many other New Jersey workers were experiencing reduced work weeks or unemployment. As the Great Depression (19291939) worsened, many expected to take advantage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's (19331945) New Deal programs to provide a measure of relief. Unfortunately for many, these government jobs were almost entirely under the control of Frank Hague, Mayor of Jersey City, a corrupt politician with many ties to the Roosevelt administration. According to Thomas Fleming's history of New Jersey, New Jersey: A Bicentennial History, Harry Hopkins, head of the Works Progress Administration, "ignored stacks of testimony and sworn affidavits from men and women who said that they were forced to vote for Hague's candidates and pay 3 percent of their salaries to the [political] machine in return for their jobs." Fleming painted a sorry picture of the relationship between New Jersey politicians and their constituents during this time: "For the first time politicians had access to huge amounts of legal money and jobs. No longer did they have to rely on padded loyal payrolls and money from illegal gambling and phony real estate deals." The power of Hague's political machine in the state was formidable, lasting until his defeat as mayor in 1947.

World War II (19391945) brought a revival of industry in New Jersey, especially in shipbuilding and munitions. Chemical and pharmaceutical companies also thrived, while Paterson became the nation's leading aircraft engine manufacturing center. After the war many people left the older cities to build homes in suburbs like Cherry Hill, Woodbridge, and Middletown Township. Between 1940 and 1950 the population of the state burgeoned by 1.2 million, stretching highway use and housing availability to the limit. New Jersey rapidly became the center for many research laboratories during this time, which helped creation of a number of affluent areas such as Bergen County.

For many in the inner cities, however, postwar hopes of economic opportunity had been crushed. According to Fleming, the many African Americans who had come to Newark seeking jobs after the war "virtually guaranteed tragedy." Only half found employment in the declining industries, and "[s]ome 40 percent of them had to travel to work outside the city every morning while 300,000 suburban workers poured into the central district to work in giant insurance company offices or in the remaining industrial jobs." In 1967 the city of Newark erupted into four days of rioting, looting, and burning, which left the city in shambles, both economically and psychologically.

In the next five years Newark lost 23,000 private jobs. In the 1970s and 1980s, 270,000 people left New Jersey as cities lost manufacturing jobs and retailing moved to suburbia. Unemployment reached nearly 10 percent. By the mid-1980s, however, recovery was on the horizon. With the loss of manufacturing jobs came a resurgence of jobs in the service industries. After another recession in the early 1990s, the state rebounded again. The unemployment rate fell to six percent in 1996 for the first time in six years. The recovery was due at least in part to the presence of a highly skilled workforce, which attracted pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, and other high-technology industries to the state. Along with business incentive programs administered by the state Department of Commerce and Economic Development, the relatively low tax burden in New Jersey has helped to encourage new businesses to come into the state. Per capita personal income in the state in 1996 was over $31,000 and ranked second among all states.

Vitally important to New Jersey's economy are the ports which line New York Harbor. Ports at Elizabeth, with three miles of berthing space, and Newark, with four miles, handle more cargo than New York City ports, benefiting the local economy greatly. Privately owned piers in Jersey City and Bayonne also handle significant cargo. Northern New Jersey port facilities taken together form the largest port in the eastern United States and the second largest in the whole country.

See also: Isaac Singer

FURTHER READING

Amick, George. The American Way of Graft. 5 vols. Princeton, NJ: Center for Analysis of Public Issues, 1987.

Cunningham, John T. This is New Jersey, 4th ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1994.

Fleming, Thomas. New Jersey: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1977.

A New Jersey Anthology. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1994.

New Jersey, State of Economic Policy Council and Office of Economic Policy. 1985 Economic Outlook for New Jersey. Trenton, 1984.

contemporary new jersey is still what governor [jonathan] belcher called it in 1745"the best country for middling fortunes, and for people who have to live by the sweat of their brows."

thomas fleming, new jersey: a bicentennial history, 1977.

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NEW JERSEY

NEW JERSEY , one of the original 13 states of the United States, total population 8,429,000, Jewish population 485,000 (2001 est.). Jews have lived throughout the state from the northern border with New York State to the southern border with Delaware and Pennsylvania, on the eastern coast as well as within the suburban New York communities. The largest concentration of Jews is in Bergen County (83,700), Essex County (76,200), Monmouth County (65,000), Middlesex County (45,000), Cherry Hill and southern New Jersey (49,000), Ocean County in the Northeast (29,000), Union County (30,000), and Atlantic and Cape May counties (15,800). While cities such as Newark, Paterson, and Camden were once the scene of thriving Jewish communities, Jews in New Jersey tend to be suburban and to a lesser extent exurban. New Jersey granted religious tolerance to its citizens as early as 1665, and the state constitution of 1844 abolished all religious qualifications for voting and holding public office.

Although the first organized Jewish communities in New Jersey were not established until the middle of the 19th century, Jewish merchants from Philadelphia and New York conducted business in the state as early as the 17th century. Among the first Jewish settlers were Aaron and Jacob Lozada, who owned a grocery and hardware store in Bound Brook as early as 1718. Daniel Nunez appears in a 1722 court record as town clerk and tax collector for Piscataway Township and justice of the peace for *Middlesex County. Perth Amboy, on the *Trenton-Philadelphia road, was a center for Jewish and other merchants from the time it became the capital of East Jersey in 1685. Among the early prominent settlers in the state was David *Naar, who was active at the state constitutional convention in 1844, became mayor of Elizabeth in 1849, and purchased the Trenton True American newspaper in 1853. Naar was instrumental in developing the first public school and public library in Trenton.

German Jews settled in *Trenton, the state capital, in the 1840s, the most prominent among them being Simon Kahnweiler,

a merchant and manufacturer. The Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association was incorporated in the town in 1857 and Har Sinai Congregation held its first service in 1858. The first organized Jewish community in New Jersey was in Newark (see *Essex County), where Congregation B'nai Jeshurun was incorporated in 1848. Other early communities with organized congregations included: Paterson (1847), New Brunswick (1861), Jersey City (1864), Bayonne (1878), Elizabeth (1881), *Vineland (1882), *Passaic (1899), Perth Amboy (1890), *Atlantic City (1890), Woodbine (1891), *Camden (1894), and Englewood (1896; see *Bergen County).

Newark once boasted a vibrant community of 80,000 Jews, immigrants from Eastern Europe. They started out destitute and within a generation had achieved a prosperity that fueled a second mass migration, to the suburbs of Essex County and beyond. Newark's demise as a center of Jewish life, and death – at one time there were nearly 100 cemeteries – has been traced to the riots and looting of 1967. The riots wiped out much of the merchant class when stores were pillaged in a burst of rage. Actually, Jews began to leave earlier, lured by the charms of suburbia, the alternative to cramped urban living. The postwar building boom, generous loans to returning GIs, and the affordable automobile sent Jews out of Newark and to Livingston, Millburn, and the Oranges. Philip Roth immortalized the Weequahic section of Newark where he grew up in several novels, particularly Portnoy's Complaint and The Plot Against America. Weequahic, on the south side of Newark, was a destination place for recently arrived Jews who lived in cold-water flats and then moved up to the middle class. That neighborhood faded away, along with the Riviera, a fancy hotel where Roth's mother and father spent their wedding night. It is now the shabby Divine Hotel Riviera, named after Father Divine, a religious leader who founded a sect in the early part of the 20th century. By 2004, B'nai Jeshurun, Newark's first synagogue, had become the Hopewell Baptist Church on Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

Demographically (1970), New Jersey was divided into two major areas of settlement – northeastern New Jersey, from Bergen County to Middlesex County, which included nearly 300,000 Jews, and the Camden area, near Philadelphia, which included about 18,000 Jews – as well as the northeastern shore area (Long Branch and Asbury Park), the southeastern shore (Atlantic City, 10,000 Jews), the Trenton area (10,000 Jews), and other smaller communities. The Jewish population of New Jersey, which was dependent upon the economic development in the northeastern sector of the state, both for employment and market outlets in nearby New York City, grew from an estimated 5,600 in 1880, to 25,000 in 1900, 40,000 in 1905, 70,000 in 1907, 258,306 in 1927, and leveled off to 259,970 in 1937. By 1969 there were 387,000 Jews in the state. Whereas a third of the state's Jewish population resided in Newark in 1937, by the late 1960s the overwhelming majority of the Jews in the northeastern area (as was also true of the general population) lived in the suburban areas of Bergen, Essex, *Hudson, Passaic, and *Union Counties.

The economic life of New Jersey during the last half of the 19th century was largely dominated by the German Jewish community, which was small in number and engaged in small businesses and merchandising. By the end of the 1920s the waves of East European immigrants from Russia and Poland had changed the demographic nature of the northeastern part of the state. The silk industry of Paterson – largely in the hands of Polish Jews who had worked in the textile industry in Lodz and Bialystok – and the garment industry in Jersey City and Newark, as well as the woolen and worsted mills of Passaic, drew heavily upon the East European and Slavic population of the area. Sephardic families from the Mediterranean and the Balkans settled in New Brunswick and Atlantic City. Between 1912 and 1924 the Sephardim constituted about one third of the Jewish community of 2,500 in New Brunswick. Many worked at Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Rubber, and Michelin Tire. Michelin was a French company, and because many of the Sephardim spoke French, it was an attraction as a workplace. The original members of the Atlantic City community came from many areas of the Middle East, and some worked for or ran auction houses or galleries on the Boardwalk. In the 1970s a large group moved from a Syrian enclave in Brooklyn (their ancestors were from Aleppo and Damascus) to Monmouth County, particularly Deal, Bradley Beach, and Elberon near the Atlantic Ocean. Strictly observant, the community flourished through the early years of the 21st century.

The Jewish colonies of Vineland, Carmel, Woodbine, Rosenhayn, and others, which were started in the late 19th century in southern New Jersey, were helped initially by the Alliance Israélite Universelle and the Baron de Hirsch Fund. Some of the communities, such as Carmel and Woodbine, found the soil generally poor and inadequate for agricultural uses, but Vineland, which had an estimated Jewish population of 2,450 in 1970, established a thriving poultry industry. Jews also played a significant role in the tourist industry of the shore areas of Lakewood, Long Branch, Asbury Park, and Atlantic City.

Jewish community life, which until World War ii was largely distinguished by local congregations, Hebrew schools, Jewish centers, fraternal groups, and local philanthropic organizations of an Old World character, quickly changed in the 1950s and 1960s with the mass migration to the suburbs. Center city congregations merged and area-wide organizations like the Community Council of Passaic-Clifton, which administers the United Jewish Appeal, and the Passaic-Clifton Board of Rabbis, which supervises kashrut in the community, served a far-flung community. The Jews of Bergen and Essex counties, with more than 75,000 Jews each, were scattered among 100 communities – 70 separate municipalities in Bergen County alone. More than 100 Jewish organizations operated within Bergen County.

In recent years, younger Jews have moved from New York City to more affordable communities in New Jersey like Fort Lee, Jersey City and the gentrified Hoboken. Their influx was accelerated by an improvement in rail and bus service, which made Essex and adjacent counties a relatively easy commute into Manhattan.

Various community newspapers have appeared in the state since the beginning of the 20th century. In 1910 Mordechai Mansky began publication of the Newarker Wochenblat, a Yiddish weekly which appeared until 1914. Among the early Anglo-Jewish newspapers published were the Jewish Chronicle of Newark (founded in 1921), The Jewish Post of Paterson, and the Jewish Review of Jersey City. In 1947 the Jewish News, a weekly, was founded, and by 1969 it had a circulation of over 25,000, the largest of any community newspaper in New Jersey.

[Yehuda Ben-Dror /

James Marshall (2nd ed.)]

The Jewish News has been an influential voice in the New Jersey Jewish community for nearly 60 years. It publishes four editions, reaching more than 50,000 households. With its growth and mergers, the Jewish News, or njjn, has become the second largest Jewish newspaper in America, and the largest-circulation weekly newspaper in the state.

[Abraham Halperin (2nd ed.)]

Several New Jersey universities have thriving programs in Judaic Studies, and Richard Stockton University in the Atlantic City area offers a Master's Program in Holocaust teaching.

U.S. Senator Frank R. *Lautenberg remains the most prominent Jewish political leader in the state and one of its most important philanthropists. He was born, raised, and established his company in New Jersey (A.B. Data). For many years, he was the junior senator to Bill Bradley and then briefly its senior senator before retiring. Recalled into politics following a political scandal, he ran in 2004 and won again.

A New Jersey native, Michael *Chertoff, the Jewish day school-educated son of a rabbi, was President George W. Bush's second secretary of homeland security.

[David Twersky (2nd ed.)]

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Application fee: $35. Area resident tuition: $2370 full-time, $79 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4740 full-time, $158 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9480 full-time, $316 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $550 full-time, $18 per credit part-time, $2.50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Culinary Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa, History/Government Club, Student Nurses Club, Occupational Therapy Club. Major annual events: Buccaneer Day, Earth Day, New Student Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. William Spangler Library with 78,000 books, 300 microform titles, 300 serials, 1,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $356,200. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 8,000. Mays Landing is the county seat of Atlantic County, 18 miles from Atlantic City.

■ BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-14

400 Paramus Rd.
Paramus, NJ 07652-1595
Tel: (201)447-7100
Fax: (201)444-7036
Web Site: http://www.bergen.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 167-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 14,812. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 7,486 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 7,326 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 120 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 7% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 31% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents for nursing and dental hygiene programs.

Costs Per Year:

Area resident tuition: $2249 full-time, $93.70 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4632 full-time, $193 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4872 full-time, $203 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $568 full-time, $23 per credit part-time, $8 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Sidney Silverman Library and Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with an OPAC.

Community Environment:

Bergen Community College is located in Paramus, which is the geographic center of Bergen County in northern New Jersey. With more than 300,000 households and nearly 1 million residents, Bergen County is one of the largest counties in the state. The college is located on a 167-acre campus that is bordered by two golf courses and a county park. There is convenient transportation to New York City by bus, train, and ferry. The college is approximately 20 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

■ BERKELEY COLLEGE F-6

44 Rifle Camp Rd.
West Paterson, NJ 07424-3353
Tel: (973)278-5400
Free: 800-446-5400
Fax: (973)278-2242
Web Site: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 2,422. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,955 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 2,040 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 382 students, 84% women, 16% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 25 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 17% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 26% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Berkeley College, New York; Berkeley College, White Plains. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $26,700 includes full-time tuition ($16,950), mandatory fees ($750), and college room and board ($9000).

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Athletics Club, Paralegal Student Association, International Club, Fashion and Marketing Club. Major annual events: Berkeley Day, Mardi Gras, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access, security patrols. 110 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Walter A. Brower Library with 49,584 books, 6,419 microform titles, 224 serials, 2,659 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ BETH MEDRASH GOVOHA N-13

617 Sixth St.
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2797
Tel: (732)367-1060
Admissions: (908)367-1060

Description:

Independent Jewish, upper-level, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1943. Setting: small town campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. 29 applied, 59% were admitted. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 2% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program.

Community Environment:

See Georgian Court College.

■ BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE H-6

467 Franklin St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003-9981
Tel: (973)748-9000
Free: 800-848-4555
Fax: (973)748-0916
Web Site: http://www.bloomfield.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 12-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $8.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5273 per student. Total enrollment: 2,212. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,531 applied, 47% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 42% from top half. Full-time: 1,721 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 491 students, 78% women, 22% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 29 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 53% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 38% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.70 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, graded essay/term paper, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 1/7 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/21 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,500 includes full-time tuition ($14,850), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($7400). College room only: $3700. Part-time tuition: $1495 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Versatile Entertainment, Team Infinite, Residence Life Development, Haitian Student Organization, Sisters in Support. Major annual events: Spring Festival, End of Year Formal, Welcome Back Barbeque. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security cameras in high-traffic areas. College housing designed to accommodate 262 students; 339 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Bloomfield College Library plus 1 other with 64,700 books, 59 microform titles, 456 serials, 1,437 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $595,000. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located between Newark and Montclair, Bloomfield, population 55,000, is a suburban, residential city. Excellent shopping facilities, libraries, churches, numerous civic and service organizations and hospitals are a part of the community. Part-time employment is available. Commercial transportation is convenient.

■ BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE L-14

765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
Tel: (732)842-1900
Admissions: (732)224-2268
Fax: (732)576-1643
Web Site: http://www.brookdalecc.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 221-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 12,724. 4,081 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,588 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 6,136 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 50 other countries, 0.1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 1 ten-week and 2 six-week summer terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACCUPLACER required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2202 full-time, $91.75 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4404 full-time, $183.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $225 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $462 full-time, $19.25 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Circle K, SAGE, Outdoor Club. Major annual events: May Fest, International Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Brookdale Community College Library with 150,000 books, 17,987 microform titles, 709 serials, 33,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 1,100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Bounded by Sandy Hook Bay and the Navesink River, the Lincroft countryside area is located along the eastern shore of central New Jersey. The area abounds in orchards and horse farms. Community facilities include a library, churches of various faiths, above-average shopping facilities and many civic and service organizations. Railroads and buses furnish public transportation. Recreational facilities are very good including 7 miles of seashore for bay fishing, swimming and water sports.

■ BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE O-9

Route 530
Pemberton, NJ 08068-1599
Tel: (609)894-9311
Fax: (609)894-0183
Web Site: http://www.bcc.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 225-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1967 per student. Total enrollment: 7,519. 2,442 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,411 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 4,108 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 22% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 39% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2 summer terms. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: New Jersey Basic Skills Exam required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Creative Writing Guild. Major annual events: AIDS Awareness Week, Drugs/Alcohol Awareness Week, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, electronic entrances to buildings and rooms, surveillance cameras. College housing not available. Burlington County College Library plus 1 other with 92,400 books, 15,400 microform titles, 1,750 serials, 11,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $806,400. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The main campus is located in a rural setting where the principal agricultural pursuit is the raising of berries. Bus transportation is available. The campus is located 35 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City. Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base are nearby. Burlington County, the largest of New Jersey's 21 counties, has numerous churches and synagogues and excellent health care and recreational facilities.

■ CALDWELL COLLEGE F-13

9 Ryerson Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195
Tel: (973)618-3000; 888-864-9516
Admissions: (973)618-3226
Web Site: http://www.caldwell.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1939. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $4.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $30,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5084 per student. Total enrollment: 2,229. Faculty: 184 (83 full-time, 101 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,234 applied, 78% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 56% from top half. Full-time: 1,059 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 612 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 28 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 16% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 38% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 1/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,650 includes full-time tuition ($18,700), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($7650). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $458 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, International Students Organization, Caldwell College Education Association, Circle K, Black Student Cooperative Unit. Major annual events: Founders' Day, Semi-Formal Banquet, Fall Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, dusk-to-dawn patrols by trained security personnel. 371 college housing spaces available; 355 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Jennings Library with 144,698 books, 6,121 microform titles, 426 serials, 2,007 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $912,238. 197 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The birthplace of President Grover Cleveland, Caldwell is situated in Western Essex County with bus lines serving the area, and New York City only 20 miles away. Community services include a number of churches, a public library, hospitals and various civic organizations. The Grover Cleveland County Park, golf courses and tennis courts provide facilities for recreation. Skiing and ice skating are available during the winter season.

■ CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE Q-6

PO Box 200
Blackwood, NJ 08012-0200
Tel: (856)227-7200; 888-228-2466
Web Site: http://www.camdencc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 320-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5211 per student. Total enrollment: 14,829. 9,472 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 2 states and territories, 21 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 21% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 39% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $73 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $77 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $13 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Circle K, Laser Club, Math Club, Chess Club. Major annual events: Welcome Back Barbecue, College Community Day, Military Career Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 91,366 books, 19,970 microform titles, 449 serials, 2,038 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Blackwood is located in Gloucester Township (population 30,461), near Philadelphia, PA.

■ CENTENARY COLLEGE F-9

400 Jefferson St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2100
Tel: (908)852-1400
Free: 800-236-8679
Fax: (908)852-3454
Web Site: http://www.centenarycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 42-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5741 per student. Total enrollment: 2,472. Faculty: 304 (63 full-time, 241 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 693 applied, 75% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 1,617 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 270 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 17 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 35% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; agriculture; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Center for Adult and Professional Studies. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $28,770 includes full-time tuition ($19,840), mandatory fees ($1030), and college room and board ($7900). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Part-time tuition: $395 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, equestrian teams, Quill, student government, Kappa Delta Epsilon. Major annual events: Homecoming/Alumni Weekend, Christmas Semi-Formal, President's Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. 625 college housing spaces available; 620 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Taylor Memorial Learning Resource Center with 67,272 books, 20,591 microform titles, 211 serials, 4,965 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $263,936. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 16,000, Hackettstown is a suburban and residential community. The area industry has not destroyed the natural surroundings. There is easy access to New York City by bus and train. The ski resorts of the Pocono Mountains are only 30 minutes via Route 80 West. State parks maintained by New Jersey are minutes away.

■ THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY L-9

PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628
Tel: (609)771-1855
Free: 800-624-0967
Admissions: (609)771-2131
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tcnj.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1855. Setting: 255-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $6.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6962 per student. Total enrollment: 6,768. Faculty: 705 (341 full-time, 364 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 7,300 applied, 45% were admitted. 68% from top 10% of their high school class, 94% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 10 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 5,726 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 169 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 20 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 6% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 6% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 95% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (Sandy Hook and Sea Isle City). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.5 high school GPA, 3 recommendations. Required for some: interview, art portfolio or music audition. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7051 full-time, $249.75 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,314 full-time, $436 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2656 full-time, $93.10 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $8458. College room only: $6090. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 185 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, College Union Board, The Signal, intramurals. Major annual events: Family Fest Performing Arts Series, Homecoming, Student Center Late Nighter. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,594 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Roscoe L. West Library with 550,000 books, 319,000 microform titles, 7,900 serials, 4,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.8 million. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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Community Environment:

See Rider University.

■ COLLEGE OF SAINT ELIZABETH G-11

2 Convent Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
Tel: (973)290-4000
Free: 800-210-7900
Admissions: (973)290-4700
Fax: (973)290-4710
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cse.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (also offers coed adult undergraduate degree program and coed graduate programs). Founded 1899. Setting: 188-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $19.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7755 per student. Total enrollment: 1,858. Faculty: 178 (65 full-time, 113 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 422 applied, 79% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 671 students, 98% women, 2% men. Part-time: 534 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 40 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 16% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 43% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 4 members of the Seton Colleges, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: 11/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,715 includes full-time tuition ($18,640), mandatory fees ($1100), and college room and board ($8975). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $587 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $170. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Students Take Action Committee, International/Intercultural Club, College Activities Board, campus ministry. Major annual events: Oktoberfest/Parents' Day, International Night, Christmas Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 423 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Mahoney Library with 110,230 books, 88,581 microform titles, 852 serials, 853 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 152 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Situated in northern New Jersey, two miles east of Morristown (population 16,839), the college is near enough to New York to enjoy the educational, cultural and social advantages of that city. All forms of commercial transportation are convenient.

■ COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS F-11

214 Center Grove Rd.
Randolph, NJ 07869-2086
Tel: (973)328-5000; 888-226-8001
Admissions: (973)328-5100
Fax: (973)328-1282
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ccm.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 218-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3791 per student. Total enrollment: 8,496. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 4% from top quarter, 22% from top half. Students come from 4 states and territories, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 4% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 27% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations. Placement: New Jersey Basic Skills Exam required; SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Programming Board, Black Student Union, United Latino Organization, student newspaper. Major annual event: Spring Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Matsen Learning Resource Center with 102,550 books, 819 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 51 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Morristown, population 16,839 is a suburban area 27 miles west of New York City, and was the winter encampment of General Washington's army during the winter of 1777 and 1779-80. Many historical events took place in Morristown. The sites have been restored and are incorporated in the Morristown National Historical Park. Commercial transportation is available. Excellent shopping and recreational facilities are available, including all water sports. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

■ CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE U-6

PO Box 1500, College Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08362-1500
Tel: (856)691-8600
Fax: (856)691-6157
Web Site: http://www.cccnj.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 100-acre small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 3,176. 2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 19% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 50% 25 or older. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, radiography programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1848 full-time, $77 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3696 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7392 full-time, $308 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time, $25 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Senate. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Cumberland County College Library with 51,000 books, 3,900 microform titles, 213 serials, 480 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $261,000. 275 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cumberland County's population lies mainly in the tri-city area of Vineland, Bridgeton, and Millville. Industries include glass production, clothing manufacturing, and food processing and canning. Most church denominations are represented, and a hospital, shopping facilities, and numerous service and civic groups all contribute to the general well-being of the Cumberland area. Golf, tennis, and water sports are the main recreational activities in the county.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY J-11

630 US Hwy. 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-3362
Tel: (732)435-4880; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 10-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 1,503. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. Full-time: 1,154 students, 38% women, 62% men. Part-time: 349 students, 42% women, 58% men. 0.3% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 22% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 45% 25 or older. Retention: 45% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $505 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Data Processing Management Association, Telecommunications Management Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Major annual event: Student Appreciation Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 32,109 books, 210 serials, 1,870 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 575 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

North Brunswick is a suburban community within easy access to New York City, and Philadelphia and all their cultural and recreational resources. In addition, the 125-mile New Jersey Seacoast provides all forms of water sports.

■ DREW UNIVERSITY G-12

36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940-1493
Tel: (973)408-3000
Admissions: (973)408-3739
Fax: (973)408-3939
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.drew.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 186-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $225,393. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $12,221 per student. Total enrollment: 2,627. Faculty: 233 (148 full-time, 85 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 3,802 applied, 77% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 1,561 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 52 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 12 other countries, 44% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Saint Elizabeth, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 3/15, 12/24 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $39,698 includes full-time tuition ($30,740), mandatory fees ($546), and college room and board ($8412). College room only: $5438. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1280 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $22.75 per credit, $273. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: The Acorn (student newspaper), Student Government Association, Volunteer Resource Center, University Program Board, WMNJ (student radio station). Major annual events: First Annual Picnic, Holiday Ball, Midnight Breakfast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,337 college housing spaces available; 1,325 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Drew University Library with 499,758 books, 373,236 microform titles, 2,609 serials, 2,445 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Madison, population approximately 16,000, is a suburban community in historical surroundings. Bordering a rural area that features numerous horse farms and a 6,000-acre national wildlife preserve, Madison is on a commuter rail line, just 30 miles from Manhattan. Some part-time employment is available.

■ ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE G-14

303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102-1798
Tel: (973)877-3000
Admissions: (973)877-3119
Fax: (973)623-6449
Web Site: http://www.essex.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 22-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 10,435. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. 4,957 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,683 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 4,752 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 69 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 50% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 50% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at New Jersey Institute of Technology; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2318 full-time, $77.25 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4635 full-time, $154.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $650 full-time, $26 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fashion Entertainment Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Latin Student Union, DECA, Black Student Association. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library with 91,000 books, 29,607 microform titles, 639 serials, 3,618 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See New Jersey Institute of Technology.

■ FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE AT FLORHAM G-12

285 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940-1099
Tel: (973)443-8500
Free: 800-338-8803
Admissions: (201)692-7304
Web Site: http://www.fdu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1942. Setting: 178-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $126,669. Total enrollment: 3,481. Faculty: 309 (113 full-time, 196 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,829 applied, 72% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 2,300 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 295 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 21 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 11% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 20% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Saint Elizabeth, Drew University, Cornell University, University of Hawaii at Hilo. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $33,932 includes full-time tuition ($24,364), mandatory fees ($540), and college room and board ($9028). College room only: $5404. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $725 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $130 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Florham Programming Committee, Association of Black Collegians, 'Metro' newspaper. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Greek Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, trained law enforcement personnel on staff. 1,580 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Friendship Library plus 1 other with an OPAC. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, METROPOLITAN CAMPUS F-15

1000 River Rd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666-1914
Tel: (201)692-2000
Free: 800-338-8803
Admissions: (201)692-7304
Web Site: http://www.fdu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1942. Setting: 88-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $159,331. Total enrollment: 7,937. Faculty: 561 (182 full-time, 379 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,775 applied, 65% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 1,833 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 3,611 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 52 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 20% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 38% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cornell University, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Duke University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,646 includes full-time tuition ($22,604), mandatory fees ($540), and college room and board ($9502). College room only: $5878. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $725 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $130 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 63 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Indian Cultural Experience, Student Program Board, Student Government Association, International Student Association, Multicultural Council. Major annual events: Springfest, Welcome Week, International Fashion Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, trained law enforcement personnel on staff. 1,012 college housing spaces available; 850 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Weiner Library plus 2 others with an OPAC. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 210 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FELICIAN COLLEGE F-14

262 South Main St.
Lodi, NJ 07644-2117
Tel: (201)559-6000
Admissions: (201)559-6187
Fax: (973)778-4111
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.felician.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 37-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $716,953. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6023 per student. Total enrollment: 1,806. Faculty: 148 (83 full-time, 65 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,250 applied, 87% were admitted. Full-time: 1,157 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 393 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 12% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 60% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview, ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,150 includes full-time tuition ($17,300), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($7950). Part-time tuition: $575 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 20 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Zeta Alpha Zeta teaching sorority, Campus Activity Board, Students In Free Enterprise, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Homecoming/College Festival, Midnight Madness, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 500 college housing spaces available. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Felician College Library with 101,040 books, 77,143 microform titles, 563 serials, 3,991 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $393,821. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Felician is located on two campuses, in Lodi and in Rutherford, in Bergen County, New Jersey, 12 miles from New York City and 10 minutes from the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

■ GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY N-13

900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
Tel: (732)987-2760
Free: 800-458-8422
Admissions: (732)364-2202
Fax: (732)987-2000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.georgian.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1908. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Endowment: $40 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $173,946. Total enrollment: 3,153. Faculty: 298 (110 full-time, 188 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 532 applied, 75% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 1,345 students, 95% women, 5% men. Part-time: 654 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 11 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 12/30 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,700 includes full-time tuition ($18,380), mandatory fees ($720), and college room and board ($7600). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $495 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $180 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 44 open to all. Most popular organizations: Social Work Club, Athletic Training Club, Re-Entry Women, Commuter Life, Phi Alpha Theta. Major annual events: Family Day, Irish Afternoon, Fall Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 356 college housing spaces available; 271 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. The Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library with 145,413 books, 693,370 microform titles, 1,123 serials, 2,313 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lakewood, population 46,000, is located in the central part of New Jersey and is convenient to the Route 9 corridor, Garden State Parkway, and Interstate 95. New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City are each less than one and one-half hours from the college. Lakewood offers the services of a public library, hospital, various houses of worship, and numerous major civic and service organizations. The famous New Jersey shore is less than one-half hour away. Nearby are also the Naval Air Engineering Center, a sport parachuting center, and shopping centers.

■ GIBBS COLLEGE (LIVINGSTON)

630 West Mount Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
Tel: (973)369-1360
Web Site: http://www.gibbsmontclair.com

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ GIBBS COLLEGE (MONTCLAIR) F-13

33 Plymouth St.
Montclair, NJ 07042-2699
Tel: (973)744-2010
Admissions: (201)744-2010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njgibbscollege.net/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 2-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 600. 450 applied, 78% were admitted.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, CPAt. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE R-6

1400 Tanyard Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080
Tel: (856)468-5000
Admissions: (856)415-2209
Fax: (856)468-8498
Web Site: http://www.gccnj.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 270-acre rural campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 5,610. 2,219 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,950 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,660 students, 65% women, 35% men. 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, respiratory therapy, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, auto technology programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, student government, Accounting Club, Student Nurses Club, student newspaper. Major annual events: St. Nicholas Day, Earth Day, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Gloucester County College Library with 55,710 books, 127,705 microform titles, 875 serials, 13,407 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden College of Arts and Sciences.

■ HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-15

25 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel: (201)656-2020
Admissions: (201)714-2115
Fax: (201)714-2136
Web Site: http://www.hccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $56,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2369 per student. Total enrollment: 6,489. 6,350 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,277 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 2,212 students, 72% women, 28% men. 0.2% Native American, 42% Hispanic, 19% black, 18% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 42% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACCUPLACER required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1. Preference given to county residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations:; 25% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Psychology Club, Hispanos Unidos Pura El Progreso, International Student Organization, Drama Society. Major annual events: International Festival, Senior Dinner Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Hudson County Community College Library/Learning Resources Center with 32,000 books, 11,000 microform titles, 251 serials, and 940 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $710,000. 351 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ KEAN UNIVERSITY H-13

1000 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
Tel: (908)737-KEAN
Admissions: (908)737-7100
Fax: (908)737-3415
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kean.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of New Jersey State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1855. Setting: 151-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $3.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $290,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7818 per student. Total enrollment: 12,958. Faculty: 1,160 (382 full-time, 778 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 4,289 applied, 71% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 57% from top half. Full-time: 7,591 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 2,444 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 74 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 21% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 32% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Consortium of East New Jersey. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/31. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4898 full-time, $163.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7530 full-time, $251 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2609 full-time, $87.70 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $8374. College room only: $5892. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 130 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organization: Student Organization. Major annual events: homecoming, Campus Awareness Festival, Celebration of Diversity. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour patrols by campus police. 1,300 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Nancy Thompson Library plus 2 others with 280,000 books, 16,053 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.7 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The township of Union, population 53,400, and its proximity to major automobile, bus, rail, and air transportation networks makes access to the university excellent. This provides continuous cultural, intellectual and social interchange between the cities and the university. Community facilities include library, numerous churches, hospitals and clinics, major civic and service organizations. A recreation center provides facilities for special activities.

■ MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE M-9

1200 Old Trenton Rd., PO Box B
Trenton, NJ 08690-1004
Tel: (609)586-4800
Free: 800-392-MCCC
Fax: (609)586-6944
Web Site: http://www.mccc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 292-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 8,928. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,049 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 3,404 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 5,524 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 24% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 41% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3945 full-time, $131.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6045 full-time, $201.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $495 full-time, $16.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 38 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, student radio station, African-American Student Organization, Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: NJCAA National Soccer Tournament, Club Day, Spring Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Mercer County Community College Library plus 1 other with 57,317 books, 251,470 microform titles, 8,934 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $555,239.

Community Environment:

See Rider University.

■ MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE J-12

2600 Woodbridge Ave., PO Box 3050
Edison, NJ 08818-3050
Tel: (732)548-6000
Admissions: (732)906-4243
Web Site: http://www.middlesexcc.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 11,276. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 9,394 applied, 69% were admitted. Students come from 4 states and territories, 44% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission exceptions: dental hygiene, nursing, radiography, medical laboratory technology, psychosocial rehabilitation, respiratory care and automotive technology programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: National League of Nursing Exam for most health-related programs. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1,957 full-time, $81.55 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4,526 full-time, $188.60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $612 full-time, $25.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Middlesex County College Library plus 1 other with 85,160 books, 8,583 microform titles, 599 serials, 5,642 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,290 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Edison (population, 67,120) is located in a major metropolitan area, and is both a residential and industrial city with train and bus service available. It is located 45 minutes from New York City. Community facilities include a library, churches of all denominations, several hospitals, museums and various civic and service organizations. Edison offers fine shopping facilities. Part-time jobs are available. Parks and the Raritan River provide for boating and swimming, etc.

■ MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY L-15

400 Cedar Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
Tel: (732)571-3400
Free: 800-543-9671
Admissions: (732)571-3456
Fax: (732)263-5166
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.monmouth.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1933. Setting: 153-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Endowment: $38.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $630,249. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6402 per student. Total enrollment: 6,350. Faculty: 513 (246 full-time, 267 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 5,089 applied, 69% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 4,116 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 439 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 12 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 11% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, resume of activities including community involvement and leadership positions, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,956 includes full-time tuition ($20,066), mandatory fees ($620), and college room and board ($8270). College room only: $4440. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $581 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $155 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 67 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student-run radio station, Student Government Association, student newspaper (Outlook), Student Activities Board, Shadows (yearbook). Major annual events: Homecoming, Winter Ball, Spring Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,742 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Memorial Library with 260,400 books, 16,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 673 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is located in West Long Branch, a suburban community of 7,700 people. The campus is located just one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. Both New York and Philadelphia are about a one and a half hour trip away. Newark airport is 45 miles distant. Train and bus service are available 2 miles from campus.

■ MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY F-13

1 Normal Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
Tel: (973)655-4000
Free: 800-331-9205
Admissions: (973)655-5116
Fax: (973)893-5455
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.montclair.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1908. Setting: 275-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5300 per student. Total enrollment: 16,063. Faculty: 1,172 (477 full-time, 695 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 8,877 applied, 54% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 50 valedictorians. Full-time: 9,909 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 2,265 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 87 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 10% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 23% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; family and consumer sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New Jersey School of Conservation, New Jersey Marine Science Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $5581 full-time, $186.04 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,029 full-time, $334.22 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2128 full-time, $69.61 per credit part-time, $20 per term part-time. College room and board: $8618. College room only: $5768. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 87 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Latin American Student Organization, Campus Recreation, Players (A Theatrical Organization), WMSC-FM (The Student-Run Radio Station), Human Relations and Leadership Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Welcome Week, World's Fair. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video surveillance, student escorts. 3,149 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Sprague Library with 426,583 books, 1.2 million microform titles, 2,955 serials, 47,408 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.1 million. 218 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population about 40,000, the township of Montclair is a residential suburb about 14 miles west of New York City and about six miles northwest of Newark. Residents can commute to Manhattan by bus or railroad. An art museum, theater groups, music societies, and a library are provided by the community as well as two hospitals, several shopping areas and numerous active civic and social organizations.

■ NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY G-15

2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
Tel: (201)200-2000; 888-441-NJCU
Admissions: (201)200-3234
Fax: (201)200-2044
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njcu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 46-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 8,464. Faculty: 524 (251 full-time, 273 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,719 applied, 54% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 4,192 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,812 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 20% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hudson County Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $5190 full-time, $173 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,230 full-time, $341 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1850 full-time, $59.95 per credit part-time. College room and board: $7306. College room only: $4630.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities, frorority; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Student Association, Black Freedom Society, Latin Power Association. Major annual events: Unity Banquet, Spring and Fall Formals, Club and Greek Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library with 212,786 books, 465,875 microform titles, 1,260 serials, 2,234 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Jersey City, the second largest in the state with a population of 260,545, is just across the Hudson River (via the Holland Tunnel or PATH trains) from New York City. A manufacturing center, Jersey City is home to roughly 600 industrial plants. It is a major shipping port and the terminus for some of the nation's largest railroads and transcontinental motor freight lines. Transportation is convenient for all the entertainment, recreational, cultural, and historical offerings to be had in either New Jersey or throughout the tri-state area.

■ NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY G-14

University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973)596-3000
Free: 800-925-NJIT
Admissions: (973)596-3300
Fax: (973)802-1854
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njit.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: 45-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $73 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $70 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9600 per student. Total enrollment: 8,058. Faculty: 654 (416 full-time, 238 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,562 applied, 71% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 4,082 students, 20% women, 80% men. Part-time: 1,181 students, 19% women, 81% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 65 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 11% black, 21% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 24% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; computer and information sciences; engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Essex County College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Camden County College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Required for some: essay, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $8472 full-time, $321 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,676 full-time, $628 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1350 full-time, $64 per credit part-time, $102 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $8572. College room only: $5974. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 9% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Student Activities Council, Microcomputer Users Group, Chess Club. Major annual events: World Week, Spring Week, Miniversity. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, bicycle patrols, sexual assault response team. 1,434 college housing spaces available; 1,393 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Van Houten Library plus 1 other with 160,000 books, 1,100 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.6 million. 1,938 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Newark is the largest metropolis of New Jersey and contains some of the state's greatest cultural institutions: the Newark Museum, the Newark Public Library, and Symphony Hall. Construction has begun on the 12.5 acre New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts. Part-time employment opportunities are good.

■ OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE P-13

College Dr., PO Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001
Tel: (732)255-0400
Admissions: (732)255-0304
Web Site: http://www.ocean.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 275-acre small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 8,449. Full-time: 4,023 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 4,426 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 6 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents for nursing program.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2460 full-time, $82 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3360 full-time, $112 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $184 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $720 full-time, $24.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Ocean County College Library with 74,215 books and 428 serials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A principality in Dover Township, Toms River is the business, vacation, financial, and industrial hub of Ocean County. The city is located four miles inland from the New Jersey shoreline where buses and trains are convenient. An airport is within 20 miles. Community facilities include churches of the major denominations, hospitals, libraries, and civic and service organizations. Recreational activities offered are swimming, picnicking, hiking, camping and canoeing. Some part-time work is available.

■ PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE E-14

One College Blvd.
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179
Tel: (973)684-6800
Admissions: (973)684-6304
Web Site: http://www.pccc.cc.nj.us/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 6-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $78,695. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $97,474. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3777 per student. Total enrollment: 6,308. 2,076 applied, 100% were admitted. 1% from out-of-state, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, respiratory therapy, radiological technology programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: New Jersey Basic Skills Exam required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to county residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Latin American Club, Christian Club, International Club, Soccer Club, Volleyball Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Passaic County Community College Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 90,000 books, 250 microform titles, 263 serials, and 2,000 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $482,542. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Bergen Community College.

■ PRINCETON UNIVERSITY K-10

Princeton, NJ 08544-1019
Tel: (609)258-3000
Admissions: (609)258-3062
Web Site: http://www.princeton.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1746. Setting: 600-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Endowment: $11.2 billion. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $187.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $31,450 per student. Total enrollment: 6,916. Faculty: 1,060 (809 full-time, 251 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. 16,510 applied, 11% were admitted. 94% from top 10% of their high school class, 99% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 4,719 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 187 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 75 other countries, 85% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 9% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 0% 25 or older, 98% live on campus. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; engineering; history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton Theological Seminary. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/3, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $42,200 includes full-time tuition ($33,000) and college room and board ($9200). College room only: $4885.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 250 open to all. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 4,535 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library plus 14 others with 7 million books, 6.4 million microform titles, 44,634 serials, 522,790 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $40.8 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Numerous historical events have taken place at Princeton since the time of its founding in 1746. The first state legislature met here in 1776, as well as in 1873; the Continental Congress Sessions were held here. Princeton is 50 miles southwest of New York City and 45 miles northeast of Philadelphia. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Community facilities are excellent, housing is available for students. The James Forrestal Campus which adjoins Princeton University's campus is an integral part of the University's advanced training and research in the basic and engineering sciences. The largest single project at Forrestal is the Plasma Physics Laboratory, a long range effort to develop a controlled thermonuclear reactor which would provide an infinite energy source. Many of the facilities of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences for the Aerospace Propulsion Sciences and the Gas Dynamics Laboratories are here. Rockingham, five miles north is also known as the Berrien Mansion which was used as General Washington's headquarters during 1783. His"Farewell Address to the Armies" was delivered here.

■ RABBI JACOB JOSEPH SCHOOL J-12

One Plainfield Ave
Edison, NJ 08817
Tel: (908)985-6533

Description:

Independent Jewish, 4-year.

■ RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF AMERICA G-11

226 Sussex Ave., PO Box 1996
Morristown, NJ 07962-1996
Tel: (973)267-9404
Fax: (973)267-5208

Description:

Independent Jewish, 4-year, men only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 81-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 259. 60 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 24 states and territories, 10 other countries. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Yeshivah Gedolah of New England, Yeshivah Gedolah of Miami. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. On-campus residence required through senior year. 10,000 books.

■ RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY E-14

505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
Tel: (201)684-7500
Admissions: (201)684-7300
Fax: (201)684-7508
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ramapo.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of New Jersey State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 300-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $1.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $60,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6116 per student. Total enrollment: 5,538. Faculty: 433 (187 full-time, 246 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4,507 applied, 41% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 4,254 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 979 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 60 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 18% 25 or older, 51% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; business/marketing; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New Jersey Institute of Technology; SUNY State College of Optometry; University of Medical and Dental of N.J.; NY Chiropractic College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous until 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $6091 full-time, $190.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,008 full-time, $344 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2701 full-time, $84.40 per credit part-time. College room and board: $9464. College room only: $6840.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: History Club, Organization for Latin Unity, Sci-Fi Club, Ramapo Pride, Future Educators of America. Major annual events: Unity Barbeque, Family Day, Haunted Mansion. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, surveillance cameras, patrols by trained security personnel. 2,531 college housing spaces available; 2,497 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. George T. Potter Library plus 1 other with 172,639 books, 20,251 microform titles, 662 serials, 2,994 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. 580 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Mahwah, population 12,000, is a suburban community near the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New York-New Jersey border. Darlington County Park offers two lakes for swimming and a third for boating. Sports facilities, skiing, nature trails and picnic areas exist at nearby Campgaw Mountain.

■ RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-10

PO Box 3300
Somerville, NJ 08876-1265
Tel: (908)526-1200
Fax: (908)704-3442
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.raritanval.edu/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 225-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $78,196. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3295 per student. Total enrollment: 6,251. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 2,433 applied, 68% were admitted. Full-time: 2,575 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 3,676 students, 64% women, 36% men. 7% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 8% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 40% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Somerset County Technical Institute. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for foreign students or respiratory care, nursing programs. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2430 full-time, $81 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2430 full-time, $81 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $850 full-time, $23 per credit part-time, $80 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Club, The Latin Pride Club, Student Nurses Association, The Record (student newspaper), Christian Fellowship Club. Major annual events: Fall Picnic, Spring Picnic, Student Awards Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, 24-hour outdoor surveillance cameras. College housing not available. Evelyn S. Field Learning Resources Center with 82,942 books, 7,863 microform titles, 354 serials, 1,140 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $857,730. 844 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Somerville is the county seat for Somerset County. It is a suburban community located ten miles west of Plainfield and ten miles northwest of New Brunswick.

■ THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY U-10

PO Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Rd.
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Tel: (609)652-1776
Admissions: (609)652-4261
Fax: (609)748-5541
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stockton.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of New Jersey State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 1,600-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $1.5 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $331,743. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5519 per student. Total enrollment: 7,034. Faculty: 426 (242 full-time, 184 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,448 applied, 52% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 22 class presidents, 3 valedictorians, 245 student government officers. Full-time: 5,650 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 920 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 30 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 8% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 22% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous until 5/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5498 full-time, $171.82 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8896 full-time, $278 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2896 full-time, $90.50 per credit part-time. College room and board: $7902. College room only: $5370. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 81 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment, Board of Activities, Los Latinos Unidos, Unified Black Student Society, Stockton Residents Association. Major annual events: Osprey Ball, Spring Fling, Student, Faculty and Staff Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, on-campus sworn/commissioned police force. College housing designed to accommodate 2,080 students; 2,090 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Library with 258,822 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 16,826 serials, 13,523 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.5 million. 1,375 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pomona is located about 12 miles northwest of Atlantic City in an undeveloped forest area.

■ RIDER UNIVERSITY L-9

2083 Lawrenceville Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3001
Tel: (609)896-5000
Free: 800-257-9026
Admissions: (609)895-5768
Fax: (609)895-6645
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rider.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1865. Setting: 340-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Endowment: $51.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9358 per student. Total enrollment: 5,552. Faculty: 501 (234 full-time, 267 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 4,463 applied, 81% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 3,611 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 764 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 16 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 13% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, audition, music examination, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $32,310 includes full-time tuition ($22,910), mandatory fees ($560), and college room and board ($8840). College room only: $4940. Part-time tuition: $432 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 106 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 17% of eligible men and 16% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Entertainment Council, Association of Commuter Students, Latin American Student Organization. Major annual events: Cranberry Fest, Homecoming, Family Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,741 college housing spaces available; 2,265 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Franklin F. Moore Library plus 1 other with 404,353 books, 810,051 microform titles, 13,600 serials, 9,650 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.8 million. 403 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The capital of the state, Trenton's slogan is"Trenton Makes-the World Takes" and more than 400 industries support this claim. Products include pottery, wire, rope, rubber and cigars. Situated midway between New York City and Philadelphia, all forms of commercial transportation are available. Along with the usual community facilities, Trenton supports a symphony orchestra and provides community concerts. There are many part-time job opportunities in the New York to Philadelphia corridor. The mountains and seashore are a short distance, providing excellent recreational facilities. Some of the numerous points of interest are the Friends Meetinghouse, New Jersey State Museum, Old Barracks, Trent House and Washington Crossing State Park.

■ ROWAN UNIVERSITY R-6

201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
Tel: (856)256-4500
Admissions: (856)256-4200
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rowan.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of New Jersey State College System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $92.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2 million. Total enrollment: 9,762. Faculty: 886 (436 full-time, 450 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 7,303 applied, 47% were
admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 7,283 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 1,201 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 29 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; communications/journalism; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: 4/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $6294 full-time, $262 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,588 full-time, $524 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2313 full-time, $107.20 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. College room and board: $8242. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 150 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 12% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board. Major annual events: Project Santa, Homecoming Week, Spring Festival Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 1,545 students; 2,868 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Keith and Shirley Campbell Library plus 2 others with 316,500 books, 478,692 microform titles, 1,858 serials, 52,834 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Glassboro was established in 1775 when a German widow and her seven sons organized Stanger & Co., the first successful glass factory in North America. Hollybush, a mansion of a glass manufacturer, which formed part of the original campus, was the site of a summit conference between President Lyndon Johnson and Russian Premier Alexei Kosygin in 1967. Glassboro is near enough to large cities that all forms of commercial transportation are available. Philadelphia Airport is 35 minutes away. Part-time employment is available. Nearby lakes and beaches provide recreational facilities.

■ RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, CAMDEN P-6

311 North Fifth St.
Camden, NJ 08102-1401
Tel: (856)225-1766
Admissions: (732)932-4636
Web Site: http://camden-www.rutgers.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1927. System endowment: $496.3 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $150.7 million. System-wide educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9536 per student. Total enrollment: 5,321. Faculty: 401 (229 full-time, 172 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 6,153 applied, 53% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 96% from top half. Full-time: 2,949 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 897 students, 61% women, 39% men. 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 15% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 31% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; science technologies; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 2/28. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7336 full-time, $236.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,934 full-time, $484.05 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1692 full-time. College room and board: $8088. College room only: $5778.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Option: coed housing available. Paul Robeson Library plus 2 others with 714,447 books, 259,982 microform titles, 5,189 serials, and 326 audiovisual materials. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $29.4 million. 184 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY J-12

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
Tel: (732)932-4636
Web Site: http://www.rutgers.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1766. System endowment: $496.3 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $150.7 million. System-wide educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9536 per student. Total enrollment: 34,449. Faculty: 2,224 (1,535 full-time, 689 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 25,462 applied, 61% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 78% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 24,361 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 2,352 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 9 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 9% black, 22% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 8% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 2/28. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7336 full-time, $236.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,934 full-time, $484 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1885 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course level. College room and board: $8838. College room only: $5378. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities. Student services: health clinic. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Archibald S. Alexander Library plus 14 others with 4.7 million books, 3.3 million microform titles, 17,182 serials, 91,657 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $29.4 million. 1,450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, NEWARK G-14

Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973)353-1766
Admissions: (732)932-4636
Fax: (973)353-1048
Web Site: http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1892. System endowment: $496.3 million. System-wide research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $150.7 million. System-wide educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9536 per student. Total enrollment: 10,246. Faculty: 653 (422 full-time, 231 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 9,927 applied, 47% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 70% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 4,911 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,602 students, 56% women, 44% men. 6% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 21% black, 23% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 24% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; computer and information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 2/28. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7336 full-time, $236.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,934 full-time, $484.05 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1476 full-time. College room and board: $8984. College room only: $5654. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Option: coed housing available. John Cotton Dana Library plus 4 others with 941,103 books, 1.5 million microform titles, 6,408 serials, and 34,994 audiovisual materials. Systemwide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $29.4 million. 708 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT PETER'S COLLEGE G-15

2641 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
Tel: (201)915-9000; 888-SPC-9933
Admissions: (201)915-9495
Fax: (201)432-5860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spc.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1872. Setting: 15-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $20 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. Total enrollment: 3,282. 2,041 applied, 67% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 64% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Students come from 28 states and territories, 9 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 19% 25 or older, 27% live on campus. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Jesuit Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 42 open to all. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Culture Club, Black Action Committee, Asian American Student Union, Argus Eyes Dramatic Society, Voices of Praise Gospel Choir. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Winter Fest, All-Nighter. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, ID checks at residence halls and library. 763 college housing spaces available; 692 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Theresa and Edward O'Toole Library plus 1 other with 178,587 books, 66,439 microform titles, 1,741 serials, 330 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SALEM COMMUNITY COLLEGE R-3

460 Hollywood Ave.
Carneys Point, NJ 08069-2799
Tel: (856)299-2100
Admissions: (856)351-2707
Fax: (856)299-9193
Web Site: http://www.salemcc.org/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3305 per student. Total enrollment: 1,251. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 598 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 653 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 15% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 52% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2385 full-time, $79.50 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2685 full-time, $89.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2685 full-time, $89.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $920 full-time, $29 per credit part-time, $25 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Science Club, Multicultural Exchange Club. Major annual events: Talent Show, Graduation, Children's Christmas Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Michael S. Cettei Memorial Library with 28,951 books, 240 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $153,676. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SETON HALL UNIVERSITY J-5

400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079-2697
Tel: (973)761-9000
Free: 800-THE HALL
Admissions: (973)761-9688
Fax: (973)761-9452
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.shu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1856. Setting: 58-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $197.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8705 per student. Total enrollment: 9,637. Faculty: 926 (441 full-time, 485 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,982 applied, 84% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 4,801 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 534 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 49 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 11% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, counselor report, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous until 12/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $35,186 includes full-time tuition ($22,770), mandatory fees ($1950), and college room and board ($10,466). College room only: $6664. Part-time tuition: $759 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $185 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 116 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Association, Adelante/Caribe, Black Student Union, National Council of Negro Women. Major annual events: University Day, Deck The Hall, Career Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,209 college housing spaces available; 2,198 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Walsh Library plus 1 other with 506,042 books, 530,000 microform titles, 1,475 serials, 2,225 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A upper middle class suburb, South Orange enjoys the cultural and recreational advantages of New York City and Newark. Mass transportation is available. Community facilities include a public library, two hospitals in nearby Livingston and Summit, and Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches.

■ SOMERSET CHRISTIAN COLLEGE I-11

10 Liberty Square
PO Box 9035
Zarephath, NJ 08890-9035
Tel: (732)356-1595
Free: 800-234-9305
Fax: (732)356-4846
Web Site: http://www.somerset.edu/

Description:

Independent religious, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1908. Total enrollment: 142. 93 applied, 96% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 26% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 95% 25 or older. Retention: 13% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 'FastTrack' semesters. Part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, recommendations. Required for some: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organization: Nursing Home Visitation. Major annual events: chapels, Convocation, picnics. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Arthur K. White Library with 60,000 books, 95 serials, 150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

■ STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY G-15

Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: (201)216-5000
Free: 800-458-5323
Admissions: (201)216-5194
Fax: (201)216-8348
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stevens.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1870. Setting: 55-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $130.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $25.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $20,594 per student. Total enrollment: 4,689. Faculty: 331 (210 full-time, 121 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 2,418 applied, 47% were admitted. 49% from top 10% of their high school class, 81% from top quarter, 96% from top half. 11 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,788 students, 25% women, 75% men. Part-time: 1 student, 100% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 52 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 5% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 2% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; computer and information sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at New York University Dual-degree program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 3/15, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,335 includes full-time tuition ($30,240), mandatory fees ($1595), and college room and board ($9500). College room only: $4800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1008 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $528 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 34% of eligible men and 31% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Drama Society, Student Council (including Ethnic Student Council), foreign student clubs, Inter-Dormitory Council, student newspaper. Major annual events: Boken, Techfest, Midnight Breakfast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 75 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. S. C. Williams Library with 115,234 books, 11,062 microform titles, 134 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Hoboken, a quaint, park-like community, is just one mile square and easily accessible to Manhattan. Recently it has become a residential center for young professionals. Many new shops, restaurants, and clubs have opened in the past ten years. The recreational and cultural advantages of New York are convenient for Hoboken, as well as many job opportunities. Stevens takes advantage of its location and has a popular cooperative education program, in addition to providing internships and research opportunities with leading companies.

■ SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-9

1 College Hill
Newton, NJ 07860 Tel: (973)300-2100
Admissions: (973)300-2219
Web Site: http://www.sussex.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: 160-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $883,431. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3628 per student. Total enrollment: 3,461. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 629 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,706 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,755 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 12% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 46% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2310 full-time, $77 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4620 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4620 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $510 full-time, $13 per credit part-time, $15 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, 'The College Hill' (newspaper), Human Services Club, Arts Club, Returning Adult Support Group. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Talent Show, International Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, trained security personnel. College housing not available. Sussex County Community College Library with 34,346 books, 173 microform titles, 266 serials, 602 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 302 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ TALMUDICAL ACADEMY OF NEW JERSEY M-13

Route 524
Adelphia, NJ 07710
Tel: (732)431-1600
Admissions: (201)431-1600

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: small town campus. Calendar: semesters.

■ THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE M-9

101 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176
Tel: (609)984-1100; 888-442-8372
Fax: (609)292-9000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tesc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (offers only distance learning degree programs). Founded 1972. Setting: 2-acre urban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 11,224. Part-time: 10,904 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 55 states and territories, 74 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 86% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; engineering technologies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: continuous. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required: age 21 or over and a high school graduate. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. State resident tuition: $3780 per year part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: guard from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., local police patrol. College housing not available.

■ UNION COUNTY COLLEGE L-4

1033 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016-1599
Tel: (908)709-7000
Admissions: (908)709-7127
Fax: (908)709-0527
Web Site: http://www.ucc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: 48-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $7.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3743 per student. Total enrollment: 10,976. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 6,593 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 5,327 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 5,649 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 82 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 25% Hispanic, 24% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 50% 25 or older, 9% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Area resident tuition: $2460 full-time, $82 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4920 full-time, $164 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: SIGN, Spanish Club, Black Students Heritage Organization, Student Government Organization, International Cultural Exchange Students. Major annual events: new student mixers, international cultural festivals, Hip-Hop Appreciation Week and Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. MacKay Library plus 2 others with 135,783 books, 8,565 microform titles, 2,609 serials, 3,455 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 881 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburban area, 10 miles southwest of Newark, Cranford enjoys all the cultural and recreational advantages of nearby New York. Major forms of commercial transportation are available.

■ WARREN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE G-8

475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882-4343
Tel: (908)689-1090
Admissions: (908)835-2300
Web Site: http://www.warren.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: 77-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 1,129. 480 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 347 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 358 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 57% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Raritan Valley Community College, Union County College, Northampton County Area Community College.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Placement: New Jersey Basic Skills Exam required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities. Campus security: evening and weekend security. College housing not available. 23,143 books, 70 microform titles, 375 serials, and 1,300 audiovisual materials. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE OF RIDER UNIVERSITY K-10

101 Walnut Ln.
Princeton, NJ 08540-3899
Tel: (609)921-7100
Free: 800-96-CHOIR
Admissions: (609)921-9100
Fax: (609)921-2538
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://westminster.rider.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Rider University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 23-acre small town campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Endowment: $15.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9358 per student. Total enrollment: 452. Faculty: 101 (35 full-time, 66 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 206 applied, 76% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 1 class president, 10 student government officers. Full-time: 323 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 10 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 56% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 3% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Princeton University, Rider University, Princeton Theological Seminary. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, audition, music examination, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. One-time mandatory fee: $560. Comprehensive fee: $32,670 includes full-time tuition ($22,910), mandatory fees ($560), and college room and board ($9200). College room only: $4380. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $870 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per course. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Westminster Choir, Westminster Singers, Westminster Handbell Choir, Black and Hispanic Alliance, Student Activities Committee. Major annual events: Homecoming/Alumni Weekend, Christmas at Westminster, opera performance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 208 college housing spaces available; 190 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Talbott Library-Learning Center with 55,000 books and 160 serials. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Princeton University.

■ WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY E-13

300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470-8420
Tel: (973)720-2000
Admissions: (973)720-2906
Fax: (973)720-2910
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://ww2.wpunj.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of New Jersey State College System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1855. Setting: 300-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 10,970. Faculty: 1,071 (372 full-time, 699 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 5,380 applied, 67% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 7,472 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,638 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 55 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 13% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5358 full-time, $172.16 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,474 full-time, $339.16 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3382 full-time, $108.84 per credit part-time. College room and board: $9070. College room only: $6040. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Student Association, Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), Sisters of Awareness, Student Activities Committee. Major annual event: Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 2,299 college housing spaces available; 2,284 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, women-only housing available. David and Lorraine Cheng Library with 305,155 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 4,112 serials, 19,661 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 50,000, Wayne is a suburban community located in the center of Passaic County's Wayne Township. The University lies twenty miles west of New York City and is easily accessed by all major New Jersey arteries and nearby Newark Airport. Community facilities include excellent shopping, hospitals, churches of all denominations and numerous clubs and organizations. The University is located within an hour of New York City, the Jersey shore, the Delaware Water Gap and the Meadowlands all of which offer facilities for recreation.

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New Jersey

New Jersey

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE FOR SISTERS

350 Bernardsville Rd. Mendham, NJ 07945-0800
Tel: (973)543-6528
Fax: (973)543-9459
Web Site: http://www.acscollegeforsisters.org/
President/CEO: Sr. Mary Joseph Schultz, SCC
Registrar: Sr. Catherine Kemper, SCC
Admissions: Sr. Gerardine Tantsits
Financial Aid: Sr. Catherine Kemper, SCC
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Women Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 100 Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $3300 full-time, $100 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 30, PT 7 Faculty: FT 1, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1 Library Holdings: 25,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credits, Associates

ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
Tel: (609)625-1111
Free: 800-645-CHIEF
Admissions: (609)343-5500
Fax: (609)343-4921
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.atlantic.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John May
Registrar: Heather Peterson
Admissions: Regina Skinner
Financial Aid: Linda DeSantis
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Area resident tuition: $2370 full-time, $79 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4740 full-time, $158 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9480 full-time, $316 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $550 full-time, $18 per credit part-time, $2.50 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,074, PT 3,771 Faculty: FT 86, PT 292 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Library Holdings: 78,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AOTA, APTA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Archery M & W; Basketball M

BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

400 Paramus Rd.
Paramus, NJ 07652-1595
Tel: (201)447-7100
Fax: (201)444-7036
Web Site: http://www.bergen.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Judith K. Winn
Registrar: Lamont Pride
Financial Aid: Joseph Roberto
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Area resident tuition: $2249 full-time, $93.70 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4632 full-time, $193 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4872 full-time, $203 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $568 full-time, $23 per credit part-time, $8 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,486, PT 7,326 Faculty: FT 297, PT 459 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, APTA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

BERKELEY COLLEGE

44 Rifle Camp Rd.
West Paterson, NJ 07424-3353
Tel: (973)278-5400
Free: 800-446-5400
Fax: (973)278-2242
Web Site: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mildred Garcia
Registrar: Gail Okun
Admissions: Christine G. Richard
Financial Aid: Marilyn Stamas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $26,700 includes full-time tuition ($16,950), mandatory fees ($750), and college room and board ($9000). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,040, PT 382 Faculty: FT 51, PT 93 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 1 Library Holdings: 49,584 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates; 180 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACBSP

BETH MEDRASH GOVOHA

617 Sixth St.
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2797
Tel: (732)367-1060
Admissions: (908)367-1060 President/CEO: Rabbi A. Malkiel Kotler
Registrar: Rabbi Jacob Bursztyn
Admissions: Rabbi Yehuda Jacobs
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Men Affiliation: Jewish H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester Credit Hours For Degree: 150 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AARTS

BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE

467 Franklin St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003-9981
Tel: (973)748-9000
Free: 800-848-4555
Fax: (973)748-0916
Web Site: http://www.bloomfield.edu/
President/CEO: Richard Levao
Registrar: Annette Raymond
Admissions: Lourdes de Delgado
Financial Aid: Nalini Gadhia
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Scores: 69% SAT V 400+; 72% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 47 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,500 includes full-time tuition ($14,850), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($7400). College room only: $3700. Part-time tuition: $1495 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,721, PT 491 Faculty: FT 62, PT 220 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 86 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 64,700 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 33 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1597
Tel: (732)842-1900
Admissions: (732)224-2268
Fax: (732)576-1643
Web Site: http://www.brookdalecc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Peter F. Burnham
Registrar: Kim Toomey
Admissions: Kim Toomey
Financial Aid: Michael Bennett
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2202 full-time, $91.75 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4404 full-time, $183.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 full-time, $225 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $462 full-time, $19.25 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,588, PT 6,136 Faculty: FT 222, PT 491 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 150,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W

BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE

Route 530
Pemberton, NJ 08068-1599
Tel: (609)894-9311
Fax: (609)894-0183
Web Site: http://www.bcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert Messina
Admissions: Elva DeJesus-Lopez
Financial Aid: Christopher Pesotski
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,411, PT 4,108 Faculty: FT 66, PT 357 Student-Faculty Ratio: 27:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 92,400 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, AHIMA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W

CALDWELL COLLEGE

9 Ryerson Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195
Tel: (973)618-3000; 888-864-9516
Admissions: (973)618-3226
Web Site: http://www.caldwell.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Patrice Werner, OP
Registrar: Sr. Judith Rudolph, OP
Admissions: Kathryn Reilly
Financial Aid: Lissa Anderson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 82% SAT V 400+; 80% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,650 includes full-time tuition ($18,700), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($7650). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $458 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,059, PT 612, Grad 558 Faculty: FT 83, PT 101 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 94 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 26 Library Holdings: 144,698 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 122 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ACBSP Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W

CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE

PO Box 200
Blackwood, NJ 08012-0200
Tel: (856)227-7200; 888-228-2466
Web Site: http://www.camdencc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Phyllis Della Vecchia
Registrar: Edward Reynolds
Admissions: Jacqueline Baldwin
Financial Aid: Jacqueline Baldwin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $73 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $77 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $13 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 132, PT 606 Library Holdings: 91,366 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, COptA, NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W

CENTENARY COLLEGE

400 Jefferson St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2100
Tel: (908)852-1400
Free: 800-236-8679
Fax: (908)852-3454
Web Site: http://www.centenarycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth L. Hoyt
Registrar: Elise Bayse
Admissions: Diane Finnan
Financial Aid: Michael Corso
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 72% SAT V 400+; 59% SAT M 400+; 1% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 75 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $28,770 includes full-time tuition ($19,840), mandatory fees ($1030), and college room and board ($7900). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Part-time tuition: $395 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,617, PT 270, Grad 585 Faculty: FT 63, PT 241 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 84 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 58 Library Holdings: 67,272 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: TEAC Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628
Tel: (609)771-1855
Free: 800-624-0967
Admissions: (609)771-2131
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tcnj.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. R. Barbara Gitenstein
Registrar: Frank Cooper
Admissions: Lisa Angeloni
Financial Aid: Kathleen Ragan
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 45 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7051 full-time, $249.75 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,314 full-time, $436 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2656 full-time, $93.10 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $8458. College room only: $6090. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,726, PT 169, Grad 873 Faculty: FT 341, PT 364 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 32 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 550,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ACA, ASLHA, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Wrestling M

COLLEGE OF SAINT ELIZABETH

2 Convent Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
Tel: (973)290-4000
Free: 800-210-7900
Admissions: (973)290-4700
Fax: (973)290-4710
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cse.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Francis Raftery
Registrar: Dr. Carol Strobeck
Admissions: Donna Tatarka
Financial Aid: Vincent Tunstall
Type: Comprehensive Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 74% SAT V 400+; 76% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 79 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,715 includes full-time tuition ($18,640), mandatory fees ($1100), and college room and board ($8975). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $587 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $170. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 671, PT 534, Grad 653 Faculty: FT 65, PT 113 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 68 Library Holdings: 110,230 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AAFCS, ADtA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Equestrian Sports W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS

214 Center Grove Rd.
Randolph, NJ 07869-2086
Tel: (973)328-5000; 888-226-8001
Admissions: (973)328-5100
Fax: (973)328-1282
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ccm.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Edward J. Yaw
Registrar: Kathy Verba
Admissions: Jessica Chambers
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Scores: 77% SAT V 400+; 80% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 174, PT 323 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 102,550 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACBSP, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Soccer M; Softball W; Tennis M & W

CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE

PO Box 1500, College Dr.
Vineland, NJ 08362-1500
Tel: (856)691-8600
Fax: (856)691-6157
Web Site: http://www.cccnj.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth L. Ender
Registrar: Maud Fried-Goodnight
Admissions: Maud Fried-Goodnight
Financial Aid: Kimberly Mitchell
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1848 full-time, $77 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3696 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7392 full-time, $308 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $600 full-time, $25 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,639, PT 1,537 Faculty: FT 43, PT 184 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 51,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M

DEVRY UNIVERSITY

630 US Hwy. 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-3362
Tel: (732)435-4880; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Harold Y. McCulloch
Financial Aid: Albert Cama
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $11,890 full-time, $505 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,154, PT 349 Faculty: FT 52, PT 102 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 63 Library Holdings: 32,109 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credit hours, Associates; 126 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABET

DREW UNIVERSITY

36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940-1493
Tel: (973)408-3000
Admissions: (973)408-3739
Fax: (973)408-3939
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.drew.edu/
President/CEO: Thomas H. Kean
Registrar: Horace Tate
Admissions: Mary Beth Carey
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 20% ACT 18-23; 69% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 77 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $39,698 includes full-time tuition ($30,740), mandatory fees ($546), and college room and board ($8412). College room only: $5438. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1280 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $22.75 per credit, $273. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,561, PT 52, Grad 786 Faculty: FT 148, PT 85 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 88 Library Holdings: 499,758 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AClPE, ATS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse M & W; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W

ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE

303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102-1798
Tel: (973)877-3000
Admissions: (973)877-3119
Fax: (973)623-6449
Web Site: http://www.essex.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Zachary Yamba
Registrar: Zee Kassa
Admissions: Marva Mack
Financial Aid: Mildred Cofer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2318 full-time, $77.25 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $4635 full-time, $154.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $650 full-time, $26 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,683, PT 4,752 Faculty: FT 162, PT 430 Student-Faculty Ratio: 28:1 Library Holdings: 91,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: APTA, COptA, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M; Track and Field M & W

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE AT FLORHAM

285 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940-1099
Tel: (973)443-8500
Free: 800-338-8803
Admissions: (201)692-7304
Web Site: http://www.fdu.edu/
President/CEO: J. Michael Adams
Registrar: Carol Creekmore
Admissions: Bernetta Millonde
Financial Aid: Margaret McGrail
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 97.5% SAT V 400+; 96.5% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $33,932 includes full-time tuition ($24,364), mandatory fees ($540), and college room and board ($9028). College room only: $5404. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $725 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $130 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,300, PT 295, Grad 886 Faculty: FT 113, PT 196 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 56 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 78 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, METROPOLITAN CAMPUS

1000 River Rd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666-1914
Tel: (201)692-2000
Free: 800-338-8803
Admissions: (201)692-7304
Web Site: http://www.fdu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. J. Michael Adams
Admissions: Bernetta Millonde
Financial Aid: Margaret McGrail
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 93.7% SAT V 400+; 94.5% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 65 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,646 includes full-time tuition ($22,604), mandatory fees ($540), and college room and board ($9502). College room only: $5878. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $725 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $130 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,833, PT 3,611, Grad 2,493 Faculty: FT 182, PT 379 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 26 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, APA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

FELICIAN COLLEGE

262 South Main St.
Lodi, NJ 07644-2117
Tel: (201)559-6000
Admissions: (201)559-6187
Fax: (973)778-4111
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.felician.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Theresa Martin
Registrar: June Finn
Admissions: Cara McCloud
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic % Accepted: 87 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For nursing, elementary education programs: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,150 includes full-time tuition ($17,300), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($7950). Part-time tuition: $575 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,157, PT 393, Grad 256 Faculty: FT 83, PT 65 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 76 Library Holdings: 101,040 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 68 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W

GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY

900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
Tel: (732)987-2760
Free: 800-458-8422
Admissions: (732)364-2202
Fax: (732)987-2000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.georgian.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Rosemary Jeffries, PhD
Registrar: Jill Riley
Admissions: Kathie DeBona
Financial Aid: Carol Strauss
Type: Comprehensive Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 86% SAT V 400+; 82% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 75 Admission Plans: Early Action Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,700 includes full-time tuition ($18,380), mandatory fees ($720), and college room and board ($7600). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $495 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $180 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,345, PT 654, Grad 1,154 Faculty: FT 110, PT 188 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 145,413 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 132 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball W; Cross-Country Running W; Soccer W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

GIBBS COLLEGE (LIVINGSTON)

630 West Mount Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
Tel: (973)369-1360
Web Site: http://www.gibbsmontclair.com
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed

GIBBS COLLEGE (MONTCLAIR)

33 Plymouth St.
Montclair, NJ 07042-2699
Tel: (973)744-2010
Admissions: (201)744-2010
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njgibbscollege.net/
President/CEO: Mary-Jo Greco
Admissions: Mary-Jo Greco
Financial Aid: Jeanie Winstrom
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: FT 14, PT 6 Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE

1400 Tanyard Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080
Tel: (856)468-5000
Admissions: (856)415-2209
Fax: (856)468-8498
Web Site: http://www.gccnj.edu/
President/CEO: William F. Anderson
Registrar: Kim Momballou
Admissions: David Schleicher
Financial Aid: Jeffrey Williams
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $10.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For those granted qualified admission: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,950, PT 2,660 Faculty: FT 59, PT 167 Student-Faculty Ratio: 33:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 55,710 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCNMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Wrestling M

HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

25 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel: (201)656-2020
Admissions: (201)714-2115
Fax: (201)714-2136
Web Site: http://www.hccc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Glen Gabert
Registrar: Pinhas Friedenberg
Admissions: Robert Martin
Financial Aid: Pamela Norris-Littles
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For applicants under 18: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,277, PT 2,212 Faculty: FT 85, PT 289 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 32,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABET, AAMAE, ACF, AHIMA

KEAN UNIVERSITY

1000 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
Tel: (908)737-KEAN
Admissions: (908)737-7100
Fax: (908)737-3415
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.kean.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dawood Farahi
Registrar: Carol Gubernat
Admissions: Audley Bridges
Financial Aid: Sandra Bembry
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey State College System Scores: 86% SAT V 400+; 88% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 71 Application Deadline: May 31 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4898 full-time, $163.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7530 full-time, $251 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2609 full-time, $87.70 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $8374. College room only: $5892. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,591, PT 2,444, Grad 2,923 Faculty: FT 382, PT 778 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 53 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 12 Library Holdings: 280,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, AOTA, ASLHA, CSWE, FIDER, JRCEPAT, NAIT, NASAD, NASM, NASPAA, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1200 Old Trenton Rd., PO Box B
Trenton, NJ 08690-1004
Tel: (609)586-4800
Free: 800-392-MCCC
Fax: (609)586-6944
Web Site: http://www.mccc.edu/
President/CEO: Robert R. Rose,, PhD
Registrar: Donald Beach
Financial Aid: Reginald Page
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2940 full-time, $98 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3945 full-time, $131.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6045 full-time, $201.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $495 full-time, $16.50 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System:
Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,404, PT 5,524 Faculty: FT 137, PT 392 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 57,317 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABFSE, APTA, CAA, JRCERT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE

2600 Woodbridge Ave., PO Box 3050
Edison, NJ 08818-3050
Tel: (732)548-6000
Admissions: (732)906-4243
Web Site: http://www.middlesexcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John Bakum
Registrar: Edwin Griffith
Admissions: Peter W. Rice
Financial Aid: Gail Scott-Bey
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1,957 full-time, $81.55 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4,526 full-time, $188.60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $612 full-time, $25.50 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 206, PT 346 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 85,160 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ABET, ADA, JRCERT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Wrestling M

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

400 Cedar Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
Tel: (732)571-3400
Free: 800-543-9671
Admissions: (732)571-3456
Fax: (732)263-5166
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.monmouth.edu/
President/CEO: Paul G. Guffney, II
Registrar: Susan O'Keefe
Admissions: Lauren Cifelli
Financial Aid: Claire Alasio
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 58% ACT 18-23; 38% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,956 includes full-time tuition ($20,066), mandatory fees ($620), and college room and board ($8270). College room only: $4440. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $581 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $155 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,116, PT 439, Grad 1,795 Faculty: FT 246, PT 267 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 43 Library Holdings: 260,400 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credits, Associates; 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

1 Normal Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
Tel: (973)655-4000
Free: 800-331-9205
Admissions: (973)655-5116
Fax: (973)893-5455
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.montclair.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Susan A. Cole
Registrar: Denise M. DeBlasio
Admissions: Dennis Craig
Financial Aid: Frank A. Cuozzo
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 95.9% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 54 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $5581 full-time, $186.04 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,029 full-time, $334.22 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2128 full-time, $69.61 per credit part-time, $20 per term part-time. College room and board: $8618. College room only: $5768. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,909, PT 2,265, Grad 3,889 Faculty: FT 477, PT 695 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 27 Library Holdings: 426,583 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAFCS, ADtA, ASLHA, NASAD, NASD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
Tel: (201)200-2000; 888-441-NJCU
Admissions: (201)200-3234
Fax: (201)200-2044
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njcu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Carlos Hernandez
Registrar: Miriam Hernandez-Laria
Admissions: Jason Hand
Financial Aid: Carmen Panlilio
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 79% SAT V 400+; 84% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 54 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $5190 full-time, $173 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,230 full-time, $341 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1850 full-time, $59.95 per credit part-time. College room and board: $7306. College room only: $4630. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,192, PT 1,812, Grad 2,460 Faculty: FT 251, PT 273 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 73 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 4 Library Holdings: 212,786 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NASAD, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling W; Cross-Country Running W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973)596-3000
Free: 800-925-NJIT
Admissions: (973)596-3300
Fax: (973)802-1854
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.njit.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert A. Altenkirch
Registrar: Joseph F. Thompson
Admissions: William Anderson
Financial Aid: Kathy Bialk
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 89% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $8472 full-time, $321 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,676 full-time, $628 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1350 full-time, $64 per credit part-time, $102 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $8572. College room only: $5974. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,082, PT 1,181, Grad 2,795 Faculty: FT 416, PT 238 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 58 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 28 Library Holdings: 160,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, CEPH Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M; Golf M; Soccer M; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball M & W

OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE

College Dr., PO Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001
Tel: (732)255-0400
Admissions: (732)255-0304
Web Site: http://www.ocean.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jon H. Larson
Registrar: Mary Fennessy
Admissions: Mary Fennessy
Financial Aid: Susan Barschow
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For nursing program: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2460 full-time, $82 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $3360 full-time, $112 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5520 full-time, $184 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $720 full-time, $24. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,023, PT 4,426 Faculty: FT 119, PT 291 Library Holdings: 74,215 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W

PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

One College Blvd.
Paterson, NJ 07505-1179
Tel: (973)684-6800
Admissions: (973)684-6304
Web Site: http://www.pccc.cc.nj.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Steven M. Rose
Registrar: Victoria Orellano
Admissions: Patrick Noonan
Financial Aid: Sheila Attias
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 78, PT 279 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 90,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Princeton, NJ 08544-1019
Tel: (609)258-3000
Admissions: (609)258-3062
Web Site: http://www.princeton.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Shirley M. Tilghman
Registrar: Joseph Greenberg
Admissions: Janet Rapelye
Financial Aid: Don M. Betterton
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 11 Admission Plans: Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: January 01 Application Fee: $65.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $42,200 includes full-time tuition ($33,000) and college room and board ($9200). College room only: $4885. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 4,719, PT 187, Grad 2,010 Faculty: FT 809, PT 251 Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 51 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 98 Library Holdings: 6,968,555 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 31 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M & W; Ice Hockey M & W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Squash M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W; Wrestling M

RABBI JACOB JOSEPH SCHOOL

One Plainfield Ave
Edison, NJ 08817
Tel: (908)985-6533
Type: Four-Year College Affiliation: Jewish Professional Accreditation: AARTS

RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF AMERICA

226 Sussex Ave., PO Box 1996
Morristown, NJ 07962-1996
Tel: (973)267-9404
Fax: (973)267-5208 President/CEO: Rabbi Moshe Herson
Registrar: Rabbi Israel Teitelbaum
Admissions: Rabbi Israel Teitelbaum
Financial Aid: Rabbi Israel Teitelbaum
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Men Affiliation: Jewish H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 13 Library Holdings: 10,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AARTS

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
Tel: (201)684-7500
Admissions: (201)684-7300
Fax: (201)684-7508
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ramapo.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. W. Sanborn Pfeiffer
Registrar: Cynthia Brennan
Admissions: Nancy Jaeger
Financial Aid: Mark Singer
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey State College System Scores: 99.8% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 41 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $6091 full-time, $190.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,008 full-time, $344 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2701 full-time, $84.40 per credit part-time. College room and board: $9464. College room only: $6840. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,254, PT 979, Grad 305 Faculty: FT 187, PT 246 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: ACT, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 47 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 51 Library Holdings: 172,639 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 3300
Somerville, NJ 08876-1265
Tel: (908)526-1200
Fax: (908)704-3442
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.raritanval.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan
Registrar: Richard Cole
Admissions: Mary O'Malley
Financial Aid: Audrey Loera
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 68 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2430 full-time, $81 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2430 full-time, $81 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $850 full-time, $23 per credit part-time, $80 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,575, PT 3,676 Faculty: FT 101, PT 300 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 82,942 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: COptA, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Softball W

THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

PO Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Rd.
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Tel: (609)652-1776
Admissions: (609)652-4261
Fax: (609)748-5541
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stockton.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Herman Saatkamp
Registrar: Joseph Losasso
Admissions: Salvatore Catalfamo
Financial Aid: Jeanne S. Lewis
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey State College System Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 52 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action Application Deadline: May 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5498 full-time, $171.82 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8896 full-time, $278 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2896 full-time, $90.50 per credit part-time. College room and board: $7902. College room only: $5370. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,650, PT 920, Grad 464 Faculty: FT 242, PT 184 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 38 Library Holdings: 258,822 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACN, AOTA, APTA, CSWE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

RIDER UNIVERSITY

2083 Lawrenceville Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3001
Tel: (609)896-5000
Free: 800-257-9026
Admissions: (609)895-5768
Fax: (609)895-6645
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rider.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mordechai Rozanski
Registrar: Susan A. Stefanick
Admissions: Susan C. Christian
Financial Aid: James O'Hara
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 97.74% SAT V 400+; 98.6% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 81 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $32,310 includes full-time tuition ($22,910), mandatory fees ($560), and college room and board ($8840). College room only: $4940. Part-time tuition: $432 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,611, PT 764, Grad 1,177 Faculty: FT 234, PT 267 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 56 Library Holdings: 404,353 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ACA, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

ROWAN UNIVERSITY

201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
Tel: (856)256-4500
Admissions: (856)256-4200
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rowan.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald Farish
Registrar: Edwin Eigenbrot, Jr.
Admissions: Marvin Sills
Financial Aid: Luis A. Taverez
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey State College System Scores: 94.02% SAT V 400+; 95.88% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 47 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $6294 full-time, $262 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,588 full-time, $524 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2313 full-time, $107.20 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. College room and board: $8242. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,283, PT 1,201, Grad 1,278 Faculty: FT 436, PT 450 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 83 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 36 Library Holdings: 316,500 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, JRCEPAT, NASAD, NASM, NAST, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Lacrosse W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, CAMDEN

311 North Fifth St.
Camden, NJ 08102-1401
Tel: (856)225-1766
Admissions: (732)932-4636
Web Site: http://camden-www.rutgers.edu/
President/CEO: Roger J. Dennis
Registrar: Terry L. Richartz
Admissions: Diane Williams Harris
Financial Aid: Richard Woodland
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 53 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7336 full-time, $236.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,934 full-time, $484.05 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1692 full-time. College room and board: $8088. College room only: $5778. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,949, PT 897, Grad 688 Faculty: FT 229, PT 172 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 13 Library Holdings: 714,447 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, ABA, APTA, AALS, CSWE, NASPAA

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
Tel: (732)932-4636
Web Site: http://www.rutgers.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard L. McCormick
Registrar: Kenneth J. Iuso
Admissions: Diane Williams Harris
Financial Aid: Jean Rash
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Scores: 99.8% SAT V 400+; 99.9% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 61 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7336 full-time, $236.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,934 full-time, $484 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1885 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course level. College room and board: $8838. College room only: $5378. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 24,361, PT 2,352, Grad 7,369 Faculty: FT 1,535, PT 689 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 46 Library Holdings: 4,737,147 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACPhE, ACSP, ALA, APA, ASLA, CSWE, NASD, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, NEWARK

Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973)353-1766
Admissions: (732)932-4636
Fax: (973)353-1048
Web Site: http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Steven J. Diner
Registrar: Dr. Miguel Estremera
Admissions: Diane William Harris
Financial Aid: Melvin Brown
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Scores: 99.8% SAT V 400+; 99.8% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 47 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $7336 full-time, $236.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,934 full-time, $484.05 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1476 full-time. College room and board: $8984. College room only: $5654. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,911, PT 1,602, Grad 2,929 Faculty: FT 422, PT 231 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 15 Library Holdings: 941,103 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, ABA, AALS, CSWE, NASPAA, NLN

SAINT PETER'S COLLEGE

2641 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
Tel: (201)915-9000; 888-SPC-9933
Admissions: (201)915-9495
Fax: (201)432-5860
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James N. Loughran, SJ
Registrar: Susan E. Nelson
Admissions: Joe Giglio
Financial Aid: Rebecca S. Royal
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Scores: 90.1% SAT V 400+; 90.5% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 118 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 82 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 27 Library Holdings: 178,587 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 69 credits, Associates; 129 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

SALEM COMMUNITY COLLEGE

460 Hollywood Ave.
Carneys Point, NJ 08069-2799
Tel: (856)299-2100
Admissions: (856)351-2707
Fax: (856)299-9193
Web Site: http://www.salemcc.org/
President/CEO: Dr. Peter B. Contini
Admissions: Dr. Reva Curry
Financial Aid: Suzanne Campo
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2385 full-time, $79.50 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2685 full-time, $89.50 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2685 full-time, $89.50 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $920 full-time, $29 per credit part-time, $25 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 598, PT 653 Faculty: FT 22, PT 44 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Library Holdings: 28,951 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079-2697
Tel: (973)761-9000
Free: 800-THE HALL
Admissions: (973)761-9688
Fax: (973)761-9452
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.shu.edu/
President/CEO: Msgr. Robert Sheeran
Registrar: Mary Ellen Farrel
Admissions: Dr. Bryan Terry
Financial Aid: Karen Struthers
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $35,186 includes full-time tuition ($22,770), mandatory fees ($1950), and college room and board ($10,466). College room only: $6664. Part-time tuition: $759 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $185 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,801, PT 534, Grad 3,063 Faculty: FT 441, PT 485 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 62 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 45 Library Holdings: 506,042 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 130 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AAMFT, AACN, ABA, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AClPE, AALS, ATS, CSWE, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Rugby M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

SOMERSET CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

10 Liberty Square
PO Box 9035
Zarephath, NJ 08890-9035
Tel: (732)356-1595
Free: 800-234-9305
Fax: (732)356-4846
Web Site: http://www.somerset.edu/
Admissions: Cheryl L. Burdick
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 11, PT 131 Faculty: FT 3, PT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 60,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: AABC

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: (201)216-5000
Free: 800-458-5323
Admissions: (201)216-5194
Fax: (201)216-8348
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stevens.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Harold J. Raveche
Admissions: Maureen P. Weatherall
Financial Aid: David Sheridan
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 47 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED not accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $41,335 includes full-time tuition ($30,240), mandatory fees ($1595), and college room and board ($9500). College room only: $4800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1008 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $528 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,788, PT 1, Grad 2,900 Faculty: FT 210, PT 121 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 68 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 80 Library Holdings: 115,234 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 136 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Equestrian Sports W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Lacrosse M & W; Soccer M & W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M

SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1 College Hill
Newton, NJ 07860
Tel: (973)300-2100
Admissions: (973)300-2219
Web Site: http://www.sussex.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bradley Gottfried
Registrar: Patricia Bice
Admissions: James Donohue
Financial Aid: James Pegg
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $2310 full-time, $77 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4620 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4620 full-time, $154 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $510 full-time, $13 per credit part-time, $15 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,706, PT 1,755 Faculty: FT 41, PT 192 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Library Holdings: 34,346 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Soccer M & W; Softball W

TALMUDICAL ACADEMY OF NEW JERSEY

Route 524
Adelphia, NJ 07710
Tel: (732)431-1600
Admissions: (201)431-1600 President/CEO: Yeruchim Shain
Admissions: Rabbi G. Finkel
Financial Aid: Neal Gottlieb
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Men Affiliation: Jewish H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: AARTS

THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE

101 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176
Tel: (609)984-1100; 888-442-8372
Fax: (609)292-9000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tesc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. George A. Pruitt
Registrar: Sharon Smith
Admissions: Renee San Giacomo
Financial Aid: James Owens
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $75.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $75. State resident tuition: $3780 per year part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5400 per year part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: , PT 10,904, Grad 320 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NLN

UNION COUNTY COLLEGE

1033 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016-1599
Tel: (908)709-7000
Admissions: (908)709-7127
Fax: (908)709-0527
Web Site: http://www.ucc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas H. Brown
Registrar: Joann Davis
Admissions: Jo Ann Davis-Wayne
Financial Aid: Elizabeth Riquez
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education % Accepted: 98 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Area resident tuition: $2460 full-time, $82 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $4920 full-time, $164 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $780 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,327, PT 5,649 Faculty: FT 184, PT 259 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Library Holdings: 135,783 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: APTA, CARC, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M; Volleyball W

WARREN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882-4343
Tel: (908)689-1090
Admissions: (908)835-2300
Web Site: http://www.warren.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Vincent De Sanctis
Registrar: Lyn Williams
Admissions: Peggy Heim
Financial Aid: Anna Reese
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 347, PT 358 Faculty: FT 17, PT 66 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 23,143 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credits, Associates

WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE OF RIDER UNIVERSITY

101 Walnut Ln.
Princeton, NJ 08540-3899
Tel: (609)921-7100
Free: 800-96-CHOIR
Admissions: (609)921-9100
Fax: (609)921-2538
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://westminster.rider.edu/
Admissions: Katherine Shields
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Rider University Scores: 94% SAT V 400+; 94% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $45.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $45. One-time mandatory fee: $560. Comprehensive fee: $32,670 includes full-time tuition ($22,910), mandatory fees ($560), and college room and board ($9200). College room only: $4380. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $870 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per course. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 323, PT 10, Grad 119 Faculty: FT 35, PT 66 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 67 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 58 Library Holdings: 55,000 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: NASM

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470-8420
Tel: (973)720-2000
Admissions: (973)720-2906
Fax: (973)720-2910
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://ww2.wpunj.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Arnold Speert
Registrar: Mark Evangelista
Admissions: Jonathan McCoy
Financial Aid: Robert Baumel
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: New Jersey State College System Scores: 92.4% SAT V 400+; 95.21% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 67 Admission Plans: Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: May 01 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $5358 full-time, $172.16 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,474 full-time, $339.16 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3382 full-time, $108.84 per credit part-time. College room and board: $9070. College room only: $6040. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,472, PT 1,638, Grad 1,860 Faculty: FT 372, PT 699 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 41 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 24 Library Holdings: 305,155 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, ACA, ASLHA, JRCEPAT, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Fencing M & W; Field Hockey W; Football M; Golf M; Ice Hockey M; Skiing (Downhill) M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

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Chemistry, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Comparative Literature, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Dance, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Science, A

Finance, A

History, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ornamental Horticulture, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Philosophy, A

Photography, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Psychology, A

Public Health (MPH, DPH), A

Real Estate, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Sociology, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Women's Studies, A

BERKELEY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business/Commerce, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Interior Design, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, AB

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

BETH MEDRASH GOVOHA

Rabbinical Studies, B

BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, B

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Graphics, B

Creative Writing, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

CytoTechnology/Cytotechnologist, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, B

Economics, B

Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Environmental Biology, B

Film/Video and Photographic Arts, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Human Resources Management and Services, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Public Policy Analysis, B

Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Toxicology, B

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, B

BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architecture, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Audio Engineering, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Design and Visual Communications, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Educational/Instructional Media Design, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Interior Design, A

International Relations and Affairs, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Library Science, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD, A

Modern Languages, A

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Photography, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design, A

Psychology, A

Public Relations/Image Management, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

Social Work, A

Sociology, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Visual and Performing Arts, A

BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

American Sign Language (ASL), A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

BioTechnology, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Engineering, A

Chemical Technology/Technician, A

Chemistry, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Studies, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Foodservice Systems Administration/Management, A

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Information Technology, A

Journalism, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Philosophy, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Psychology, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Sociology, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

CALDWELL COLLEGE

Accounting, BM

Art Therapy/Therapist, M

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

French Language and Literature, B

History, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Management Science, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Theology/Theological Studies, B

CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Animal Sciences, A

Applied Art, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Science, A

Environmental Studies, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, A

Forestry, A

Gerontology, A

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, A

Human Services, A

Information Technology, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, A

Laser and Optical Technology/Technician, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Real Estate, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

Word Processing, A

CENTENARY COLLEGE

Accounting, BM

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminology, B

Education, BM

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Equestrian/Equine Studies, AB

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, B

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication Disorders, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Economics, B

Education, BMO

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MO

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering Science, B

English, M

English as a Second Language, MO

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, M

Health Education, M

History, B

History Teacher Education, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

International and Comparative Education, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, O

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Mechanical Engineering, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Advanced Practice, MO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Reading Teacher Education, MO

School Nursing, O

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Spanish Language Teacher Education, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Statistics, B

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, MO

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

Women's Studies, B

COLLEGE OF SAINT ELIZABETH

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Dietetics/Dieticians, B

Education, O

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

English Language and Literature, B

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Management, M

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Nursing Science, B

Nutritional Sciences, O

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, B

Philosophy, B

Psychology, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, M

Theology/Theological Studies, B

COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Applied Art, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Educational/Instructional Media Design, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Science, A

Engineering Technology, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Interdisciplinary Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, A

Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant, A

Public Administration, A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Agricultural Business and Management, A

Agriculture, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Community Organization and Advocacy, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship, A

Engineering, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ornamental Horticulture, A

Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Social Work, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

DEVRY UNIVERSITY

Biomedical Technology/Technician, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, AB

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, AB

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Medical Informatics, B

DREW UNIVERSITY

African Studies, B

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biochemistry, B

Bioethics/Medical Ethics, MDO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Chemistry, B

Chinese Studies, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Computer Science, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

English, MD

English Language and Literature, B

Ethics, MD

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, BMD

Holocaust Studies, O

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, MDO

Interdisciplinary Studies, MDO

Mathematics, B

Mathematics and Computer Science, B

Music, B

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, MD

Neuroscience, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, BMD

Russian Language and Literature, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MDPO

Women's Studies, BM

ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business Teacher Education, A

Chemical Technology/Technician, A

Chemistry, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Assisting/Assistant, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, A

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Legal Professions and Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Secondary Education and Teaching, A

Social Sciences, A

Social Work, A

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE AT FLORHAM

Accounting, BM

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BM

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemical Engineering, MO

Chemistry, BM

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Corporate and Organizational Communication, MO

Creative Writing, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, MO

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, O

English Language and Literature, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, MO

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MO

French Language and Literature, B

Health Services Administration, MO

History, B

Hospitality Administration/Management, M

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management and Services, MO

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MO

International Business/Trade/Commerce, MO

Management, M

Management of Technology, O

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Marketing, MO

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, AB

Organizational Behavior Studies, MO

Organizational Management, O

Pharmacology, MO

Philosophy, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BMO

Public Administration, M

Reading Teacher Education, O

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Taxation, MO

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Writing, M

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY, METROPOLITAN CAMPUS

Accounting, BMO

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BM

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, MD

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Computer Engineering, M

Computer Science, M

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education, BMO

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, O

Electrical Engineering, M

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electronic Commerce, M

Engineering and Applied Sciences, M

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, MO

Environmental Studies, B

Experimental Psychology, MO

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MO

French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, B

History, BM

Hospitality Administration/Management, M

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management and Services, MO

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

International Affairs, M

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

International Relations and Affairs, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management, MO

Management Information Systems and Services, MO

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Marketing, MO

Marketing Research, B

Mathematics, B

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, B

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, AB

Medical Technology, M

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, M

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, O

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Science, B

Pharmaceutical Administration, MO

Philosophy, B

Political Science and Government, BM

Psychology, BMDO

Public Administration, MO

Reading Teacher Education, O

School Psychology, MD

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, MO

Systems Science and Theory, M

Visual and Performing Arts, B

FELICIAN COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art/Art Studies, General, AB

Behavioral Sciences, AB

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, AB

Business Administration and Management, AB

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, AB

Computer Science, AB

CytoTechnology/Cytotechnologist, B

Education, BM

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, AB

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Gerontology, B

Health and Medical Laboratory Technologies, B

History, AB

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, AB

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, AB

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Mental Health/Rehabilitation, A

Natural Sciences, AB

Nursing, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, AB

Philosophy, AB

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, AB

Religion/Religious Studies, AB

Religious Education, M

Social Sciences, AB

Sociology, AB

Special Education and Teaching, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Toxicology, B

GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Counseling Psychology, MO

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Education, MO

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MO

Educational Psychology, O

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mathematics, BM

Music, B

Natural Sciences, B

Physics, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, O

Theology and Religious Vocations, MO

GIBBS COLLEGE (MONTCLAIR)

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Engineering, A

Chemistry, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Science, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Engineering Science, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Finance, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Health and Physical Education, A

History, A

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, A

Human Development and Family Studies, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, A

Law and Legal Studies, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Political Science and Government, A

Psychology, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Science, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Human Services, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

KEAN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, M

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, M

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication and Media Studies, MO

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Health Nursing, M

Computational Sciences, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Education, M

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, B

Counseling Psychology, MO

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Curriculum and Instruction, MO

Design and Visual Communications, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, MO

Economics, B

Education, MO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Educational Psychology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMO

English, M

English as a Second Language, MO

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, M

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

Graphic Design, M

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, B

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M

Industrial Design, B

Interior Design, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Liberal Studies, M

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Management of Technology, M

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, MO

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Middle School Education, MO

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, MO

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing Administration, M

Nursing Science, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, BM

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Political Science and Government, BM

Printing Management, B

Psychology, BMO

Public Administration, BMO

Reading Teacher Education, MO

School Nursing, O

School Psychology, MO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Science Technologies/Technicians, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, MO

Social Sciences, O

Social Work, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, M

Speech Teacher Education, B

Statistics, M

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, M

Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, B

MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Airline Flight Attendant, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, A

Chemistry, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Community Organization and Advocacy, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dance, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering Science, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, A

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology/Technician, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ornamental Horticulture, A

Photography, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Physics, A

Plant Sciences, A

Public Health (MPH, DPH), A

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Sculpture, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Advertising, A

Applied Art, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology Technician/BioTechnology Laboratory Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dance, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Dietetics/Dieticians, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Engineering Science, A

Engineering Technology, A

English Language and Literature, A

Fashion Merchandising, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

General Studies, A

History, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Modern Languages, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Photography, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Sciences, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Psychology, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Accounting, M

Advertising and Public Relations, O

Anthropology, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication and Media Studies, MO

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, M

Computer Software Engineering, B

Corporate and Organizational Communication, MO

Counseling Psychology, MO

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, MO

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Biology, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

General Studies, A

Health Services Administration, MO

History, BM

Liberal Studies, M

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Mathematics, B

Media Studies, O

Music, B

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Advanced Practice, O

Nursing Science, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BMO

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Real Estate, B

School Nursing, O

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, BM

Software Engineering, MO

Special Education and Teaching, BMO

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, O

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

Accounting, M

Advertising and Public Relations, M

Anthropology, B

Applied Mathematics, M

Art Education, M

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, M

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, B

Biochemistry, BM

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MO

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, BM

Child and Family Studies, M

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Composition, M

Computer Science, BMO

Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies, M

Consumer Economics, M

Corporate and Organizational Communication, M

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MD

Dance, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Economics, BM

Education, MDO

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities, M

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Psychology, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, M

English, M

English as a Second Language, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, MD

Environmental Studies, M

Exercise and Sports Science, MO

Fashion/Apparel Design, B

Finance and Banking, M

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, B

French Language and Literature, BM

Geography, B

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, B

Geosciences, MO

Health Education, MO

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, BM

Home Economics, M

Home Economics Education, M

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Human Services, M

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M

Information Science/Studies, M

Information Technology, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, M

Italian Language and Literature, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Legal and Justice Studies, MO

Linguistics, BM

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Marketing, M

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, M

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, MD

Medical Informatics, B

Molecular Biology, BMO

Music, BM

Music Teacher Education, M

Music Theory and Composition, M

Music Therapy/Therapist, BM

Nutritional Sciences, MO

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Performance, M

Philosophy, BMD

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Social Psychology, M

Social Sciences, M

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, BM

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech and Interpersonal Communication, M

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, M

Statistics, M

Theater, M

Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, B

Water Resources, O

Women's Studies, B

NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

Accounting, M

Art Education, M

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Community Health and Preventive Medicine, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, M

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Economics, B

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Educational Psychology, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English as a Second Language, M

English Language and Literature, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Geology/Earth Science, B

Health Education, M

Health Services Administration, M

History, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, M

Music, BM

Music Teacher Education, BM

Nursing, M

Nursing Science, B

Performance, M

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BMO

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Reading Teacher Education, M

School Psychology, O

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Transcultural Nursing, M

Urban Education and Leadership, M

Urban Studies/Affairs, BM

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Actuarial Science, B

Applied Mathematics, BM

Applied Physics, MD

Architecture, BMO

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Civil Engineering, BMD

Computational Biology, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, B

Computer Engineering, BMD

Computer Science, MD

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MDO

Engineering Management, M

Engineering Science, B

Engineering Technologies/Technicians, B

Engineering Technology, B

Environmental and Occupational Health, M

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Policy and Resource Management, MD

Environmental Sciences, MD

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, B

Geological/Geophysical Engineering, B

History, BM

History of Medicine, M

History of Science and Technology, M

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial Hygiene, M

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Information Science/Studies, BMD

Internet and Interactive Multimedia, M

Management of Technology, MD

Manufacturing Engineering, BM

Materials Engineering, MD

Materials Sciences, MD

Mathematics, D

Mechanical Engineering, BMDO

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Science, B

Pharmaceutical Engineering, M

Physics, B

Public Health, M

Safety Engineering, M

Science, Technology and Society, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Statistics, M

Technical and Business Writing, B

Technical Communication, M

Telecommunications, M

Transportation and Highway Engineering, MD

Transportation/Transportation Management, MD

OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business/Commerce, A

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Communications Technology/Technician, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Engineering, A

Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician, A

General Studies, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Journalism, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Public Health (MPH, DPH), A

Real Estate, A

Social Work, A

Teacher Assistant/Aide, A

PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

English Language and Literature, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Natural Sciences, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Public Administration, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, MD

Anthropology, BD

Applied Mathematics, D

Applied Physics, MD

Archeology, D

Architecture, BMD

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Asian Studies/Civilization, D

Astrophysics, BD

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, D

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, D

Biophysics, D

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Civil Engineering, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BD

Community College Education, D

Comparative Literature, BD

Composition, D

Computational Sciences, D

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, MD

Demography and Population Studies, DO

East Asian Studies, B

Ecology, BD

Economics, BD

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electronic Materials, D

English, D

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, D

Environmental Studies, MD

Evolutionary Biology, D

Finance and Banking, M

Financial Engineering, MD

French Language and Literature, BD

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, B

Geology/Earth Science, D

Geophysics and Seismology, D

Geosciences, D

German Language and Literature, BD

History, BD

History of Science and Technology, D

International Affairs, MDO

Italian Language and Literature, D

Mathematical Physics, D

Mathematics, BD

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Molecular Biology, BD

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, BD

Musicology and Ethnomusicology, D

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, BMD

Neuroscience, D

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, D

Operations Research, BMD

Philosophy, BD

Photonics, D

Physical Chemistry, D

Physics, BD

Plasma and High-Temperature Physics, D

Political Science and Government, BD

Polymer/Plastics Engineering, MD

Portuguese Language and Literature, D

Psychology, BD

Public Affairs, MDO

Public Policy Analysis, B

Religion/Religious Studies, BD

Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BD

Social Studies Teacher Education, D

Sociology, BD

Spanish Language and Literature, BD

Statistics, MD

Structural Engineering, MD

Transportation and Highway Engineering, MD

Water Resources Engineering, D

RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF AMERICA

Religion/Religious Studies, B

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Accounting, B

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, B

Bioinformatics, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Economics, B

Environmental Sciences, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Intermedia/Multimedia, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International/Global Studies, B

Law and Legal Studies, B

Legal Professions and Studies, B

Liberal Studies, M

Mathematics, B

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Theatre/Theatre Arts Management, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, A

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Engineering, A

Environmental Studies, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Intermedia/Multimedia, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician, A

Real Estate, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Criminology, B

Economics, B

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Geology/Earth Science, B

History, B

Holocaust Studies, M

Information Science/Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Mathematics, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Science, B

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, M

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Teacher Education, Multiple Levels, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

RIDER UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Actuarial Science, B

Advertising, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Bilingual and Multilingual Education, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biopsychology, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Education, O

Business Teacher Education, B

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, B

Composition, M

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Curriculum and Instruction, BM

Economics, B

Education, BMO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Educational Leadership and Administration, BO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BO

English as a Second Language, O

English Education, O

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Language Teacher Education, O

French Language and Literature, B

General Studies, AB

Geology/Earth Science, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Management Science, B

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, O

Music, BM

Music Teacher Education, BM

Music Theory and Composition, B

Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, B

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, B

Performance, M

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Piano and Organ, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Sacred Music, M

School Psychology, BO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, BO

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, O

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, M

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

ROWAN UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Advertising and Public Relations, M

Art Education, M

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemical Engineering, B

Chemistry, B

Civil Engineering, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Science, B

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Police Science, B

Curriculum and Instruction, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Education, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, M

Educational Leadership and Administration, D

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering and Applied Sciences, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Education, M

Environmental Studies, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geography, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, M

History, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Library Science, M

Mathematics, BM

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Mechanical Engineering, B

Music, M

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, M

Music Theory and Composition, B

Nursing, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BM

Reading Teacher Education, M

School Psychology, MO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Student Personnel Services, M

Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, B

Theater, M

Writing, M

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, CAMDEN

Accounting, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Technology/Technician, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Chemistry, BM

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, B

Engineering, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

Health Services Administration, M

History, BM

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

International Affairs, M

International Development, M

Law and Legal Studies, PO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Liberal Studies, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BM

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Therapy/Therapist, M

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, MO

Public History, M

Public Policy Analysis, MO

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY

Accounting, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, M

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, MD

African Studies, BD

Agricultural Economics, M

Agricultural Engineering, M

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering, B

Agriculture, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Analytical Chemistry, MD

Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, B

Animal Genetics, B

Animal Physiology, B

Animal Sciences, BMD

Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production, B

Anthropology, BMD

Applied Mathematics, MD

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, BMD

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Astrophysics, B

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, BMD

Biochemical Engineering, MD

Biochemistry, BMD

Bioengineering, M

Biological Anthropology, D

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Biomedical Sciences, B

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Biometry/Biometrics, B

Biopsychology, D

BioTechnology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Cell Biology and Anatomy, MD

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, B

Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology, B

Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies, B

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, B

Ceramic Sciences and Engineering, BMD

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BMD

Chinese Language and Literature, B

Civil Engineering, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, BMD

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Microbiology, MD

Clinical Psychology, MD

Cognitive Sciences, D

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, MD

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, BMD

Composition, MD

Computer Engineering, BMD

Computer Science, BMD

Condensed Matter Physics, MD

Counseling Psychology, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Dance, B

Design and Applied Arts, M

Developmental Biology and Embryology, MD

Developmental Education, M

Developmental Psychology, D

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Drawing, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, MD

East Asian Studies, B

Ecology, BMD

Economics, BMD

Education, MD

Educational Administration and Supervision, MD

Educational Measurement and Evaluation, M

Educational Psychology, MD

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, MD

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

Engineering Science, B

English, D

English as a Second Language, M

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Entomology, MD

Environmental Biology, MD

Environmental Design/Architecture, B

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Sciences, MD

Environmental Studies, B

Equestrian/Equine Studies, B

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Evolutionary Biology, BMD

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, B

Film/Cinema Studies, B

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Food Science, B

Food Science and Technology, MD

Foreign Language Teacher Education, MD

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, MD

French Language and Literature, BMD

Gender Studies, MD

Genetics, MD

Geography, BMD

Geology/Earth Science, BMD

German Language and Literature, BMD

Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician, MD

Health Psychology, D

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

Historic Preservation and Conservation, D

History, BD

History of Medicine, D

History of Science and Technology, D

Horticultural Science, MD

Human Resources Management and Services, MD

Immunology, MD

Industrial and Labor Relations, MD

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MD

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Information Science/Studies, BMD

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

Interdisciplinary Studies, BD

International Affairs, D

Italian Language and Literature, BMD

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Jewish/Judaic Studies, B

Journalism, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Labor and Industrial Relations, B

Latin American Studies, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Legal and Justice Studies, D

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Library Science, M

Linguistics, BD

Management Science, B

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, B

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, BMD

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Materials Engineering, MD

Materials Sciences, MD

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics Teacher Education, MD

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Mechanics, MD

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, B

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, MD

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, BD

Microbiology, MD

Molecular Biology, BMD

Molecular Genetics, MD

Molecular Pharmacology, D

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, MD

Museology/Museum Studies, M

Music, BMDO

Music History, Literature, and Theory, MD

Music Teacher Education, B

Natural Resources and Conservation, B

Natural Resources Management/Development and Policy, B

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, B

Neurobiology and Neurophysiology, D

Neuroscience, D

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nutritional Sciences, BMD

Oceanography, Chemical and Physical, MD

Operations Research, D

Organic Chemistry, MD

Painting, BM

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MD

Pharmacy, BP

Philosophy, BD

Photography, B

Physical Chemistry, MD

Physics, BMD

Physiology, D

Plant Biology, MD

Plant Molecular Biology, MD

Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, MD

Plant Physiology, MD

Plant Sciences, BM

Political Science and Government, BMDO

Portuguese Language and Literature, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Printmaking, B

Psychology, BMD

Public Health, MDO

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Policy Analysis, MO

Quality Management, M

Reading Teacher Education, MD

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Russian Language and Literature, B

Russian Studies, B

School Psychology, MD

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, MD

Sculpture, BM

Social Psychology, D

Social Sciences, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, MD

Social Work, BMDO

Sociology, BMD

Spanish Language and Literature, BMD

Special Education and Teaching, MD

Statistics, BMD

Systems Engineering, MD

Theater, M

Theoretical Physics, MD

Toxicology, MD

Translation and Interpretation, M

Turf and Turfgrass Management, B

Urban and Regional Planning, MDO

Urban Studies/Affairs, B

Virology, MD

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Water Resources, MD

Women's Studies, BMD

Writing, M

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, NEWARK

Accounting, BMDO

African-American/Black Studies, B

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, B

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Analytical Chemistry, MD

Anthropology, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Applied Physics, MD

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, BMD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biopsychology, D

Botany/Plant Biology, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Chemistry, BMD

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Cognitive Sciences, D

Computational Biology, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, MD

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, BM

Engineering, B

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Sciences, MD

Environmental Studies, B

Ethnic and Cultural Studies, B

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MDO

Fine Arts and Art Studies, B

French Language and Literature, B

Geological/Geophysical Engineering, B

Geology/Earth Science, BM

German Language and Literature, B

Health Services Administration, M

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, B

History, BM

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Information Science/Studies, B

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

International Affairs, MD

International Business/Trade/Commerce, MD

Italian Language and Literature, B

Journalism, B

Law and Legal Studies, PO

Liberal Studies, M

Logistics and Materials Management, D

Management, D

Management Information Systems and Services, MD

Management Strategy and Policy, M

Marketing, MD

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Mathematics, BD

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, B

Music, B

Music History, Literature, and Theory, M

Neuroscience, D

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Organic Chemistry, MD

Organizational Management, D

Philosophy, B

Physical Chemistry, MD

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, BMO

Psychology, BD

Public Administration, MD

Public Policy Analysis, M

Science, Technology and Society, B

Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Social Psychology, D

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Taxation, M

Urban Studies/Affairs, MD

Women's Studies, B

Zoology/Animal Biology, B

SAINT PETER'S COLLEGE

Accounting, BMO

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Banking and Financial Support Services, B

Biochemistry, B

Biological and Physical Sciences, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, AB

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business/Managerial Economics, AB

Chemistry, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Programming/Programmer, B

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Curriculum and Instruction, MO

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Economics, B

Education, MO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BO

English Language and Literature, B

Finance, A

Finance and Banking, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, AB

Information Science/Studies, AB

International Business/Trade/Commerce, ABM

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management, M

Management Information Systems and Services, M

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, AB

Mathematics, B

Modern Languages, B

Natural Sciences, B

Nursing, M

Nursing Science, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Policy Analysis, AB

Reading Teacher Education, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Social Sciences, AB

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Urban Education and Leadership, M

Urban Studies/Affairs, AB

Visual and Performing Arts, B

SALEM COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Education, A

English Language and Literature, A

Family and Community Services, A

Health and Physical Education, A

History, A

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Journalism, A

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mathematics, A

Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Psychology, A

Public Administration, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster, A

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BMO

African-American/Black Studies, B

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, MD

Analytical Chemistry, MD

Anthropology, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Arts Management, M

Asian Studies/Civilization, BM

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, M

Biochemistry, BMD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Chemistry, BMD

Christian Studies, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, M

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Corporate and Organizational Communication, M

Counseling Psychology, D

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Economics, B

Education, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MDO

Educational Leadership and Administration, DO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, M

English as a Second Language, MO

English Language and Literature, B

Experimental Psychology, M

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, MO

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, B

Gerontological Nursing, M

Health Services Administration, MO

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, D

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Inorganic Chemistry, MD

International Affairs, MO

International Business/Trade/Commerce, MO

International Relations and Affairs, B

Italian Language and Literature, B

Jewish/Judaic Studies, M

Labor and Industrial Relations, B

Law and Legal Studies, MPO

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, BMO

Marketing, MO

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, MDO

Mass Communication/Media Studies, M

Mathematics, B

Microbiology, M

Molecular Biology, MD

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, MO

Museology/Museum Studies, M

Music, BM

Music Performance, B

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Nursing, MO

Nursing - Adult, M

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Nursing Education, MO

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Organic Chemistry, MD

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, MP

Pediatric Nurse/Nursing, M

Pharmaceutical Administration, M

Philosophy, B

Physical Chemistry, MD

Physical Therapy/Therapist, D

Physician Assistant, M

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, BMDO

Public Administration, M

Religion/Religious Studies, BM

Religious Education, B

School Nursing, M

School Psychology, O

Secondary Education and Teaching, BM

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, BMO

Taxation, MO

Theology and Religious Vocations, MPO

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Women's Health Nursing, M

SOMERSET CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Bible/Biblical Studies, A

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Applied Mathematics, MD

Biochemistry, B

Biomedical/Medical Engineering, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MDO

Chemical Engineering, BMDO

Chemistry, BMDO

Civil Engineering, BMDO

Computational Mathematics, B

Computer Engineering, BMDO

Computer Science, BMDO

Construction Engineering and Management, M

Electrical Engineering, MDO

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electronic Commerce, MO

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MDO

Engineering Physics, BMDO

Engineering/Industrial Management, B

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MDO

Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, B

History, B

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Industrial and Manufacturing Management, MO

Information Science/Studies, MO

Management Information Systems and Services, MDO

Management of Technology, MDO

Management Strategy and Policy, M

Marine Affairs, M

Materials Engineering, MDO

Materials Sciences, MDO

Mathematics, BMD

Mechanical Engineering, BMDO

Near and Middle Eastern Studies, B

Ocean Engineering, MD

Philosophy, B

Physics, BMDO

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Project Management, MO

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, O

Software Engineering, O

Statistics, MO

Systems Engineering, B

Telecommunications Management, MDO

SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Broadcast Journalism, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Studies, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Fire Protection, A

Human Services, A

Journalism, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Public Health (MPH, DPH), A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE

Human Resources Management and Services, M

Insurance, M

Liberal Studies, M

Management, M

Project Management, M

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling, M

UNION COUNTY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations, A

Business/Commerce, A

Chemistry, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology, A

Engineering, A

Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician, A

Gerontology, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Industrial Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Language Interpretation and Translation, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Management Information Systems and Services, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapist Assistant, A

Physical Sciences, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, A

WARREN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Education, A

Environmental Studies, A

Fine/Studio Arts, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Social Sciences, A

WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE OF RIDER UNIVERSITY

Conducting, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Music, B

Music Pedagogy, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Music Theory and Composition, B

Piano and Organ, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Voice and Opera, B

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

Accounting, B

African Studies, B

African-American/Black Studies, B

Anthropology, B

Applied Art, B

Applied Mathematics, B

Art History, Criticism and Conservation, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Behavioral Sciences, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

BioTechnology, M

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business/Managerial Economics, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, M

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Ecology, BM

Education, BM

Educational Leadership and Administration, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

Environmental Studies, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, M

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Geography, B

Health Teacher Education, B

History, BM

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Limnology, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Media Studies, M

Molecular Biology, M

Music, BM

Music Management and Merchandising, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, B

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physical Sciences, B

Physiology, M

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Public Health (MPH, DPH), B

Public Policy Analysis, M

Reading Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Sociology, BM

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BM

Voice and Opera, B

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New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

STATE EDUCATION OFFICE

Michael Klavon, Acting Director
Office of Vocational-Technical, Career, and Adult Programs
State Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
(609)633-0665

STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION

Every private vocational school (except schools under the jurisdiction of or subject to regulation by other regulatory agencies) soliciting pupils from the general public, charging tuition and/or other fees, offering instruction to four (4) or more pupils at one time for the purpose of entry level employment or for upgrading in a specific occupational field, must have a certificate of approval issued by the Commissioner under the rules of the State Board of Education.
The certificate of approval is valid for one year and may be revoked for good cause. The certificate of approval is renewed on an annual basis. Each school is required to furnish such information and reports as the Commissioner shall deem necessary and proper.
The rules of the State Board of Education for private vocational schools specify the requirements for facilities and equipment, administrative and instructional staff, courses/programs of study, requirements for enrollment, financial responsibility, school records, school conduct, advertising, state refund policy and tuition/fees listing.
The school director, administrative personnel, instructors and sales representatives must meet specific qualification requirements and be approved by the Department.
Private vocational schools shall conduct only those courses/programs which have been reviewed and approved by the Department of Education. Specific data concerning the course/program titles, vocational objectives, course content, length of program, tuition/fees, methods of instruction and evaluation, etc. are required to be approved at the time of course approval by the Commissioner.

ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City Medical Center

1925 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Allied Medical. Founded 1968. Contact: Ted Vanderlaan, (609)345-4000. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,000 per year. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (24 Mo)

BARNEGAT

Dogs N Cats Grooming School

PO Box 882, Barnegat, NJ 08005. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Brenda Carpino, Owner, (609)660-7645, (609)971-7000, Web Site: http://www.petgroomingschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,300, all professional tools included. Enrollment: Total 5. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Pet Grooming (150 Hr)

BAYONNE

Hudson Area School of Radiologic Technology

69-71 New Hook Rd., Bayonne, NJ 07002. Allied Medical. Founded 1969. Contact: Kenneth Lee, D.H.S.R.T. (R)(M), (201)795-8246, Fax: (201)339-9157, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $8,000 ($1,000 book fees). Enrollment: Total 32. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (2 Yr)

BERLIN

Camden County Airport, Inc.

817 New Freedom Rd., Watson Town, Berlin, NJ 08009. Flight and Ground. Founded 1954. Contact: Karl Kleinberg, Dir., (856)767-1233, 800-453-4574, Fax: (856)768-1659. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Other. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane

White Horse Bartending School

409 S. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009. Trade and Technical. Founded 1984. Contact: Jean M. Schneider, (856)767-8646. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $395; $110 TAM seminar (plus book). Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bartending (34 Hr)

BLACKWOOD

Camden County College Blackwood Campus

Box 200, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Dennis Ferry, (856)227-7200, Web Site: http://www.camdencc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,580 in-district; $2,700 out-of-state; $1,200 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 15,116. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: MSA; CADE; NAACLS; COA; ADA; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Animal Science, General (2 Yr); Art (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Banking; Business Management (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (2 Yr); Communications Technology (2 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing; Computer Technology; Cytotechnology; Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Electrical Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Electro-Mechanical Technology (2 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Histologic Technology; Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Laboratory Technology; Laser Technology (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Mechanical Engineering (2 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Music (2 Yr); Nursing, Vocational (3 Yr); Optical Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Robotics (2 Yr); Safety Technology (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Social Services Aide (2 Yr); Teacher Assistant; Word Processing (1 Yr)

Pennco Technical

99 Erial Rd., PO Box 1427, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Trade and Technical. Founded 1973.(856)232-0310, 800-575-9399, Fax: (856)232-2032, Web Site: http://www.penncotech.com; Web Site: http://www.penncotech.com/request.html. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 350. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (1200 Hr); Automotive Technology (2100 Hr); Auto Painting (1200 Hr); Computer Aided Drafting (300 Hr); Computer Programming (1950 Hr); Diesel Technology (2100 Hr); Drafting, Electro-Mechanical (2340 Hr); Drafting, Electronic (1560 Hr); Drafting Technology (1560 Hr); Electrical Engineering Technology (1950 Hr); Marine Technology (900 Hr); Secretarial, Medical (600 Hr)

BORDENTOWN

Empire Beauty School (Bordentown)

610 Rt 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Cosmetology.800-223-3271, Web Site: http://www.empire.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Tuition: $13,800. Enrollment: Total 110. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology; Cosmetology Instructor; Manicurist

BRICK

Brick Computer Science Institute

515 Hwy. 70, Brick, NJ 08723. Business. Founded 1970. Contact: Fred Feldman, (732)477-0975, 800-585-3523, Fax: (732)477-0962, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.brickcomputer.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $16,500. Enrollment: Total 620. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Programming (12 Mo); Graphic Arts (12 Mo); Systems, Basic (12 Mo)

BRIDGETON

Cumberland County Technical Education Center

601 Bridgeton Ave., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Bill Shannessey, Public Relations/Recruiter, (856)451-9000, Fax: (856)453-1118, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cumberland.tec.nj.us; Patrick Cruet, Assistant Principal. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies (approximately $500 per course). Enrollment: Total 650. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ADA; FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing (10 Mo); Auto Body & Fender Repair (10 Mo); Auto Mechanics (10 Mo); Aviation Maintenance Technology (20 Mo); Carpentry (10 Mo); Communications Technology (10 Mo); Computer Aided Drafting (10 Mo); Computer Operations (10 Mo); Cosmetology (10 Mo); Culinary Arts (10 Mo); Dental Assisting (10 Mo); Electrical Construction (10 Mo); Health Occupations (5 Mo); Manicurist (5 Mo); Mechanics, Diesel (10 Mo); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Printing (10 Mo); Welding Technology (10 Mo)

BRIDGEWATER

Somerset County Technology Institute

PO Box 6350, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Trade and Technical. Founded 1961. Contact: Carole L. Koenig, Registrar/Admissions Rep., (908)526-8900, Fax: (908)526-9494, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.scti.org; Grace Beam, Admin.Sec., E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,100 in-state; $5,000 out-of-state; $1,000 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 545. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: COE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Automotive Technology; Building Construction Technology; Carpentry; Commercial Art; Computer Technology; Construction Technology; Cosmetology; Dental Assisting; Diesel Technology; Electrical Construction; Electrical Technology; Health Occupations; Health Technology; Horticulture; Manufacturing Technology; Mechanical Drafting; Mechanics, Diesel; Media Technology; Medical Assistant; Nurses Aide; Nursing, L.P.N.; Nursing, Practical; Office Administration; Plumbing; Secretarial, Electronics; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical; Supermarket Management; Telecommunications Technology

BURLINGTON

Institute of Logistical Management

315 W. Broad St., PO Box 427, Burlington, NJ 08016. Founded 1923. (609)747-1515, 888-456-4600, Fax: (609)747-1517, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.logistics-edu.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $595 per course. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: DETC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Business; Logistics; Transportation Engineering Technology

CAMDEN

Camden City Area Vocational-Technical School

Baird Ave. & Park Blvd., Camden, NJ 08105. Trade and Technical. Contact: R. Oczkowski, (609)963-2212. Public. Coed. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Appliance Repair; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Baker, Commercial Maritime; Building Trades; Cabinet & Mill Work; Carpentry; Commercial Foods; Cosmetology; Data Processing; Dental Assisting; Dental Technology; Drafting & Design Technology; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Food Preparation & Service; Health Occupations; Machine Technology; Machine Tool & Die Design; Maintenance, Machine Tool; Masonry; Nursing, Practical; Office, General; Plastics Technology; Plumbing; Sewing, Commercial; Tailoring; Water & Waste Water Pollution Technology; Welding Technology

Divers Academy International

2500 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104. Trade and Technical. Founded 1975. Contact: Tamara M. Brown, (856)966-1871, 800-238-DIVE, Fax: (856)541-4355, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.diversacademy.com; Web Site: http://www.diversacademy.com/contact/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $14,525; $2,800 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 189. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Diving, Sea (5 Mo); Welding Technology (5 Mo)

Jerrothia Riggs Center, Camden Board of Education, Practical Nursing Program

1656 Kaighns Ave., Camden, NJ 08103. Trade and Technical. Founded 1965. Contact: Marlene Rambaran, (609)966-2479, (609)966-6628, Fax: (609)966-2841, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.camden.k12.nj.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Term: Other. Tuition: None. Enrollment: Total 45. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (18 Mo)

RCA Technical Institute

Building 204-1, Cherry Hill Office, Camden, NJ 08104. Business. Founded 1961. Contact: R. Ekey, (609)665-0480. Private. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Curriculum: Computer Programming; Computer Programming, Advanced; Computer Servicing - Theory & Systems; Digital Computing; Electronics Technology; Radio & Television Service & Repair

Virtua Health

1000 Atlantic Ave., Camden, NJ 08104. Allied Medical. Founded 1958. (856)246-3598, (856)246-3000, Fax: (856)246-3647, Web Site: http://www.virtua.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,200 per year, $2,400 total. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (2 Yr)

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE

Cape May County Technical Schools District

188 Crest Haven Rd., Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Trade and Technical. Contact: Robert Matthies, Principal, (609)465-2161, Fax: (609)465-3877, Web Site: http://www.capemaytech.com; Rusty Miller, Dir. of Adult/Continuing Education. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 1,350. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Agriculture, General; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Automotive Technology; Baking; Carpentry; Child Care & Guidance; Commercial Art; Communications Technology; Cooperative Education; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Environmental Technology; Food Service & Management; Hotel & Motel Management; Marine Technology; Nurses Aide; Nursing, Practical; Welding Technology; Word Processing

CARNEYS POINT

Salem Community College

460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point, NJ 08069. Two-Year College. Founded 1972. Contact: Reva Curry, Ph.D., Dean of Student Services, (856)299-2100, (856)351-2696, Fax: (856)299-9193, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.salemcc.edu; Scott Hendrickson, Dir. of Enrollment Services, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: https://myscc.salemcc.edu/Applicant/InfoRequest.aspx. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $3,305 in-district; $3,605 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 1,163. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (1 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Computer Programming (1 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (1 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Glass Blowing (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Health Care & Management (1 Yr); Human Resources Assistant (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Liberal Arts (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Mathematics (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr); Surgical Technology (2 Yr); Web Development (1 Yr)

CHATHAM

North Jersey School of Dog Grooming

11 Roosevelt Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928. Trade and Technical, Other. Founded 1966. Contact: Janis Estrin, Dir., (973)635-0101, 800-406-5632, Fax: (973)635-1248. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Day. Tuition: $5,461; $795 equipment. Enrollment: Total 12. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Pet Grooming (60 Days)

CHERRY HILL

Chubb Institute (Cherry Hill)

2100 Rte. 38 & Mall Dr., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(856)755-4800, 877-600-8860, Fax: (856)755-4801, Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu; Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu/request.php?. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $9,412 - $16,118. Enrollment: Total 377. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Networking; Graphic Design; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing

Connecticut School of Broadcasting - Cherry Hill

1 Cherry Hill, No. 203, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Trade and Technical. Founded 1964. Contact: Tom DeFranco, Dir., 800-887-2346, Web Site: http://www.800tvradio.com; Nicole Taurino, Office Manager. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $9940; $50 in fees. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Broadcasting, Nontechnical (8-16 Wk); Radio & Television (8-16 Wk); Television & Radio Production (8-16 Wk)

Electrolysis Training Institute

Atrium Medical Center, 1910 Rte. 70, Ste. 10, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Trade and Technical. Founded 1998. Contact: Chloe Handler, CPE, (856)424-7333, (856)424-3350, 800-698-3351, Fax: (856)424-7151, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.chloehandler.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $6,000 for 600-hour course. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Electrology (600 Hr)

Empire Beauty School (Cherry Hill)

2100 Rte. 38, Plaza Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Cosmetology. Founded 1983. Contact: Warren Payton, Dir., (856)667-8887, 800-295-8390, Fax: (856)667-8867, Web Site: http://www.empire.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $13,800. Enrollment: Total 123. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Manicurist (200 Hr)

Harris School of Business

1 Cherry Hill, 1 Mall Dr., Ste. 700, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-2112. Business. Founded 1965. Contact: Alan Harris, Dir., (856)662-5300, Fax: (856)663-7849, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://harrisschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 30, women 180. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated; Bookkeeping; Computer Applications; Legal Assistant; Medical Assistant; Paralegal; Secretarial, General; Secretarial, Legal; Secretarial, Medical

Prism Career Institute

3 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Business. Founded 1986. Contact: Diane Bayer, Oper., (609)561-4424, Fax: (609)704-8559, Web Site: http://www.prismcareerinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 16, women 29. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Graphics

CLIFFSIDE PARK

Nash Academy of Animal Arts

653 Anderson Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ 07010. Trade and Technical. Founded 1988. Contact: Tanya Nash, Dir., (201)945-2710, 888-491-2064, Fax: (201)945-2721, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nashacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Pet Grooming (200-600 Hr)

CLIFTON

Capri Institute Cosmetology Training Center (Clifton)

1595 Main Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011. Cosmetology. Founded 1961. Contact: Chanel Coleman-Jordan, Assoc.Dir., (973)772-4610, 800-Be Capri, Fax: (973)772-8732, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.capriinstitute.com; Web Site: http://www.capriinstitute.com/contact.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,950-$9,750 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 20, women 131. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (300 Hr)

Harrison Career Institute-Clifton

1227-31 Main Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. (973)253-0444, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,866 - $10,884; $426 - $941 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 156. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (900 Hr)

Keyskills Learning, Inc.

50 Mount Prospect Ave., Clifton, NJ 07013. Business. Founded 1986. Contact: Shellye Young, (973)778-8136, Fax: (973)916-1754, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://keyskillslearning.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 120. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Medical Information Specialist (655 Hr); Microsoft Certified Specialist (640 Hr)

CRANFORD

Union County College

1033 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016-1599. Two-Year College. Founded 1933. Contact: Dr. Wallace E. Smith, VP Academic Affairs, (908)709-7000, (908)709-7515, Fax: (908)709-0527, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ucc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $73/credit hour resident; $146 non-resident. Enrollment: men 3,489, women 6,109. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate, Diploma. Accreditation: AOTA; APTA; JRCERT; NLNAC; MSA; CAAHEP; CAPTE; JRCRTE; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Advertising (2 Sm); Architectural Technology (4 Sm); Business Administration (2 Sm); Business Education (4 Sm); Business Management (4 Sm); Business Occupations (4 Sm); Communications Technology (4 Sm); Computer Information Science (1 Sm); Criminal Justice (1 Sm); Electrical Engineering Technology (4 Sm); Electro-Mechanical Technology (4 Sm); Geriatric Care (2 Sm); Graphic Arts (4 Sm); Graphic Design (4 Sm); Language (1 Sm); Laser Technology (4 Sm); Mechanical Engineering (4 Sm); Media Technology (2 Sm); Nursing, Practical (2 Sm); Nursing, R.N. (4 Sm); Office Management (4 Sm); Respiratory Therapy (4 Sm)

DELRAN

Harrison Career Institute-Delran

Heritage Square Shopping Cent., 4000 Rte. 130 N., Ste. A, Delran, NJ 08075. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(856)764-8933, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,866 - $10,884; $419 - $941 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 125. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Dental Assisting (904 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (900 Hr)

DENVILLE

Morris County School of Technology

400 E. Main St., Denville, NJ 07834. Trade and Technical. Contact: Kenneth Williams, Dir. of Adult Ed., (973)627-4600, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mcvts.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Tuition: Varies by program. $4,440 cosmetology, $5,500 out-of-county; $4,200 LPN, $8,100 out-of-county. Enrollment: men 375, women 225. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS; NLNAC; COE; MSA. Curriculum: Animal Science - Companion Animal Care & Management; Animal Science, General; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Building Trades; Carpentry; Child Care & Guidance; Commercial Art; Commercial Foods; Computer Aided Design; Computer Aided Drafting; Cosmetology; Culinary Occupations; Custodial Training; Data Processing; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Heating Technology; Information Sciences Technology; Landscaping; Masonry; Mechanics, Diesel; Mechanics, Truck; Plumbing; Welding Technology

DEPTFORD

Harrison Career Institute-Deptford

The Plaza at Deptford, 1450 Clements Bridge Rd., Deptford, NJ 08096. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(856)384-2888, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info. html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,866 - $10,884; $419 - $941 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 213. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Dental Assisting (904 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (900 Hr); Renal Technology (900 Hr)

DOVER

Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art

37 Myrtle Ave., Dover, NJ 07801. Art. Founded 1976. Contact: Debra Kubert, Dir., (973)361-1327, 800-343-4792, Fax: (973)361-1844, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.kubertsworld.com; Joe Kubert, Pres.. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $14,550; $1,300 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 97, women 4. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cartooning (3 Yr)

EDISON

Cittone Institute

1697 Oak Tree Rd., Edison, NJ 08820-2806. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. Founded 1967. Contact: John J. Willies, (732)548-8798, 877-606-6583, Fax: (732)548-9682, Web Site: http://www.cittone.com; Web Site: http://www.cittone.com/c_contact_us.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $11,944; $350 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 618. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Business Administration; Computer Networking; Computer Support Technology (7 Mo); Graphic Design; Massage Therapy; Medical Administrative Assistant; Medical Assistant; Medical Insurance Specialist; Network Support; Pharmacy Technician; Word Processing (9 Mo)

Crossroads Career Institute, Inc.

1 Ethel Rd., Ste. 101A, Edison, NJ 08817. Allied Medical. Founded 1996. Contact: Christine Haas, Dir., (732)650-9494, Fax: (732)650-0024, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ccischool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Child Care - Nanny (700 Hr); Medical Assistant (600 Hr); Medical Record Technology (300 Hr); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (200 Hr); Medical Transcription (050 Hr); Nurse, Assistant (12 Wk)

Middlesex County College

2600 Woodbridge Ave., PO Box 3050, Edison, NJ 08818. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Dr. Peter Rice, Dir. of Admissions, (732)548-6000, Fax: (732)494-8244, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.middlesexcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Term: Semester. Tuition: $80/credit county resident; $159/credit out-of-county (plus fees). Enrollment: Total 11,800. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; ACICS; NLNAC; MSA; ADA; CAAHEP; JRCERT; ABA; ADtA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Air Conditioning & Heating (2 Yr); Biological Technology (2 Yr); Business, International (1 Yr); Chemical Technology (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Commercial Art (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Correctional Science (1 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2 Yr); Dietetic Technology (2 Yr); Distributive Education (2 Yr); Electrical Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Engineering (2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Mechanical (2 Yr); Environmental Health (2 Yr); Finance (2 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Handicapped, Special Education (2 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (2 Yr); Instructional Aide (1 Yr); Legal Assistant (1 Yr); Management (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Marketing Art (2 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Merchandising, Retail (2 Yr); Music (2 Yr); Nursery School Assistant (2 Yr); Nursing, Vocational (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Police Science (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Safety Technology (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr); Social Services Aide (2 Yr); Teacher Assistant (2 Yr)

PC Age Career Institute

145 Talmadge Rd, Ste. 19, Edison, NJ 08817. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Samuel Heier, (732)287-3622, 888-722-4360, Fax: (732)287-4511, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pcage.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 400. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cisco Certification; Computer Programming; Internet Technologies; Network Support

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

Star Technical Institute (Egg Harbor Township)

English Creek Shopping Center, 3003 English Creek Ave., Ste. 212, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1984. Contact: Mike Burten, Dir., (609)407-2999, 800-659-STAR, Fax: (609)646-9472, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.startechinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,578 - $9,844; $220-$661 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 6, women 129. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Allied Health Occupations (600-750 Hr); Cardiovascular Technology (800 Hr); Massage Therapy (600 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (750 Hr); Medical Information Specialist (600 Hr)

ELIZABETH

Drake College of Business

125 Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Business. Founded 1883. Contact: Emil Fadel, Dir., (908)352-5509, Fax: (908)352-6915, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.drakecollege.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $4,200. Enrollment: Total 180. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Health Aide (36 Wk); Medical Assistant (38 Wk); Medical Office Management (3 Mo); Medical Technology (3 Mo); Nurse, Assistant (3 Mo); Word Processing (36 Wk)

Thomas A. Edison Area Vocational-Technical School

625 Summer St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Trade and Technical. Contact: Frank E. Sovinee, Shop Dept. Chairman, (908)353-2200. Public. Coed. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Appliance Repair; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Automotive Technology; Building Construction Technology; Cabinet & Mill Work; Carpentry; Civil Engineering Technology; Commercial Foods; Cosmetology; Dressmaking & Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Machine Shop; Machine Tool & Die; Maintenance, Machine Tool; Millwright; Nursing Home Administration; Nursing, Practical; Painting; Pipefitting; Plumbing; Printing; Radio & Television Service & Repair; Sheet Metal; Welding Technology

ENGLEWOOD

Computer Career Training Center

40 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ 07631. Trade and Technical. Founded 1991. Contact: Annette Jones, (201)568-0488, Fax: (201)568-2411. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 120. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Operations

Englewood Hospital & Medical Center School of Radiography

350 Engle St., Englewood, NJ 07631. Allied Medical. Founded 1966. Contact: Pamela Woodward, (201)894-3481, (201)894-3000, Fax: (201)894-5244, Web Site: http://www.englewoodhospital.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $6,150 Books are separate. Enrollment: Total 14. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: CAAHEP; JRCERT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (2 Yr)

EWING

Harrison Career Institute-Ewing

Capitol Plaza, 1001 Spruce St., Ste. 7, Ewing, NJ 08628. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(609)656-4303, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,034 - $10,884; $420 - $941 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 243. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Dental Assisting (904 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr); Renal Technology (900 Hr)

FAIRFIELD

Institute for Health Education

7 Spielman Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004. Allied Medical. Founded 1987. (973)808-1666. Fax: (973)808-3305. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT; ADA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (900 Hr); EKG Technician (60 Hr); Massage Therapy (629 Hr); Medical Assistant (900 Hr); Medical Insurance Specialist (1000 Hr); Medical Technology - Phlebotomy (100 Hr)

StenoTech Career Institute

20 Just Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004-3490. Business. Founded 1989. Contact: Jean M. Melone, Pres./School Dir., (973)882-4875, 888-783-6685, Fax: (973)882-6101, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.stenotechcareerinst.com; Jean Diamond, Administrator. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,595 - $16,785; $300 - $750 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 81. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Court Reporting (720-3000Hr); Data Entry (1800 Hr); Medical Transcription (960 Hr)

FREEHOLD

DDP Training Center

PO Box 345, 45 E. Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728-0345. Trade and Technical. Founded 1986. Contact: Kirk Strickland, Principal, (732)409-2635, (732)577-8969, Fax: (732)577-8448, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://ddptrain.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,135 for certificate program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Desktop Publishing (340 Hr); Web Development (340 Hr)

GLEN GARDNER

Hunterdon County Polytech

256 County Rd. 513, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826. Trade and Technical. Founded 1992. Contact: Dan Kerr, Principal, (908)638-5226, Fax: (908)638-5284, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hcpolytech.org; Pat Moore, Dean of Students, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Enrollment: men 263, women 236. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agribusiness (1 Yr); Agriculture, General (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Building Construction Technology (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (2 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting (2 Yr); Computer Repair (2 Yr); Cosmetology (2 Yr); Distributive Education (1 Yr); Horticulture, Ornamental (1 Yr); Office, General (1 Yr); Printing (2 Yr)

GLOUCESTER CITY

P. B. School Cosmetology Education Center

110 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Cosmetology. Founded 1946. Contact: Colleen M. Hogan, Dir., (856)456-4927, Fax: (856)456-7186, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pbcosmetologyschool.com; Trish Passante, Admissons/Career Development, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr)

HACKENSACK

Adult & Continuing Education-Bergen County Technical Schools

200 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6637. Trade and Technical. Contact: Robert J. Aloia, Acting superintendent, (201)343-6000, (201)343-2047, Web Site: http://www.bergen.org. Public. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $7,605. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

Bergen County Technical Schools & Special Services

200 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. Trade and Technical. Founded 1963.(201)343-6000, Fax: (201)489-6914, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bergen.org. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Other. Tuition: $500 per month. Enrollment: men 136, women 72. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (9 Mo); Animal Science - Companion Animal Care & Management (7 Mo); Appliance Repair (7 Mo); Auto Body & Fender Repair (7 Mo); Auto Mechanics (7 Mo); Baking (9 Mo); Beauty (9 Mo); Boiler, Hot Water Steam (5 Mo); Carpentry (9 Mo); Child Care & Guidance (6 Mo); Commercial Art (9 Mo); Commercial Foods (9 Mo); Computer Aided Drafting (10 Mo); Computer Aided Manufacturing (10 Mo); Drafting, Composite (10 Mo); Electrical Technology (9 Mo); Electronics Technology (10 Mo); Engineering (6 Mo); Fashion Design & Illustration (9 Mo); Horticulture (7 Mo); Machine Shop (10 Mo); Masonry (9 Mo); Mechanics, Diesel (7 Mo); Medical Office Management (7 Mo); Medical Receptionist (7 Mo); Plumbing (7 Mo); Printing (9 Mo); Word Processing (6 Mo)

Hohokus-Hackensack School of Business And Medical Sciences

66 Moore St., Hackensack, NJ 07601. Business, Allied Medical, Nursing, Trade and Technical. Contact: Thomas Eastwick, President, (201)488-9400, Web Site: http://www.hohokushackensack.com; Web Site: http://www.hohokushackensack.com/contact.php. Private. Coed. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $9,025 in-state; $9,025 out-of-state. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

Parisian Beauty Academy

362 State St., Hackensack, NJ 07601. Cosmetology. Founded 1949. Contact: Harry R. Comp, Jr., (201)487-2203, 800-686-2203, Fax: (201)487-4079, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.naccas.org/parisian. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,245-$11,500 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 16, women 171. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

HACKETTSTOWN

Centenary College

400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2100. Other. Founded 1867. Contact: Elise Bayse, Registrar, (908)852-1400, 800-236-8679, Fax: (908)852-3435, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.centenarycollege.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $575/credit. Enrollment: Total 2,169. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: MSA; IACBE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (4 Yr); Art (4 Yr); Biological Technology (4 Yr); Business Administration (4 Yr); Business Management (4 Yr); Communications Technology (4 Yr); Criminal Justice (4 Yr); Design (4 Yr); Education (4 Yr); Fashion Design & Illustration (4 Yr); Horse Management (4 Yr); Mathematics (4 Yr); Theatre Arts (4 Yr)

HAMILTON

Broadcaster's Training Center

240 Redwood Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08610-3519. Trade and Technical. Founded 1975. Contact: Bill Singer, (609)538-0672, Fax: (609)538-0672. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $2,700. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Radio (100 Hr)

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS

Connecticut School of Broadcasting - Hasbrouck Heights

377 Rte. 17, South Penthouse, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604. Trade and Technical. Founded 1964. Contact: Janet Hutsebaut, Dir., (201)288-5800, 800-887-2346, Fax: (201)288-7966, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.800tvradio.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $9940; $50 in fees. Enrollment: Total 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Broadcasting, Nontechnical (8-16 Wk); Radio & Television (8-16 Wk); Television & Radio Production (8-16 Wk)

HAWTHORNE

Roman Academy of Beauty Culture

431 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, NJ 07506. Cosmetology. Founded 1962. Contact: Paul C. Scillia, Dir., (973)423-2223, (866)423-2224, Fax: (973)423-1823, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://romanacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,650 plus $750 books and supplies for cosmetology; $4,650 plus $650 books and supplies for skin care. Enrollment: men 15, women 163. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

JERSEY CITY

Chubb Institute (Jersey City)

40 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(201)876-3800, 877-600-8860, Fax: (201)656-2091, Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu; Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu/request.php?. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $9,412 - $16,118. Enrollment: Total 617. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Networking; Graphic Design; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing

Harrison Career Institute-Jersey City

600 Pavona Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(201)222-1700, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,500; $498 - $912 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 192. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Renal Technology (900 Hr)

Hudson County Community College

70 Sip Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306. Two-Year College. Founded 1974. Contact: Nelson Vieira, Dir. of Admissions, (201)714-7100, (201)360-4110, Fax: (201)714-2136, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hccc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $63 per credit; $2300/yr. full-time resident; $6,900/yr non-resident. Enrollment: Total 3,625. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; CAAHEP; AAMAE; MSA; NLNAC; ACF; CARC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Child Care & Guidance (2 Yr); Child Care - Nanny (2 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Culinary Arts (2 Yr); Data Processing (2 Yr); Electronic Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Engineering (2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Electronic (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Management (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Record Technology (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Public Administration Technology (2 Yr)

Jersey City Medical Center

355 Grand St., Jersey City, NJ 07304. Allied Medical. Contact: Dr. Todd Simon, Program Dir., (201)915-2431, Fax: (201)915-2219. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology

Natural Motion Institute of Hair Design

2800 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306. Cosmetology. Founded 1965. Contact: Raymond Testa, (201)659-0303, 800-378-1899, Fax: (201)659-2618, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://naturalmotion.us. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $10,200. Enrollment: men 30, women 220. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Hair Styling (1200 Hr)

Travel Institute

910 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306. Trade and Technical. Founded 1976. Contact: Al Milan, (201)420-7855. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $895. Enrollment: men 12, women 28. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Travel Agents (150 Hr); Travel & Tourism (150 Hr)

KENILWORTH

Capri Institute Cosmetology Training Center (Kenilworth)

660 N. Michigan Ave., Kenilworth, NJ 07033. Cosmetology. Founded 1980. Contact: Heather Miller, Assoc.Dir., (908)964-1330, 800-232-2774, Fax: (908)851-0705, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.capriinstitute.com/; Web Site: http://www.capriinstitute.com/contact.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,950-$9,750 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 10, women 138. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (300 Hr)

LAKEWOOD

Star Technical Institute (Lakewood)

1255 Rte. 70 & Airport Rd., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1979. Contact: Betty M. Rockower, (732)901-9710, 800-659-STAR, Fax: (732)901-0824, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.startechinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,578 - $10,585; $220-$378 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 37, women 231. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (800 Hr); EKG Technician (600 Hr); Massage Therapy (900 Hr); Medical Assistant (750 Hr); Medical Insurance Specialist (750 Hr); Medical Office Management (800 Hr); Surgical Technology (950 Hr)

LAUREL SPRINGS

Empire Beauty School (Laurel Springs)

1305 Blackwood-Clementon Rd, Commerce Plz. 2, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021-5602. Cosmetology.800-223-3271, Web Site: http://www.empire.edu. Private. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Tuition: $13,800. Enrollment: Total 103. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology; Cosmetology Instructor; Manicurist

LINCROFT

Brookdale Community College

765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738-1599. Two-Year College. Founded 1967. Contact: Stephen Curto, Dir. of Student Dev. Srvcs, (732)224-0561, (732)224-2345, Fax: (732)224-2271, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.brookdalecc.edu; Mary Goldman, Student Dev. Services Admin., E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,664 in-district; $4,866 in-state; $5,862 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 13,083. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: JRCERT; CAAHEP; NAACLS; NLNAC; MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Administrative Assistant (2 Yr); Auto Engine Diagnosis (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics - Automatic Transmission (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics - Brake & Wheel Alignment (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics - Tune Up (2 Yr); Automotive Service (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Broadcasting, Nontechnical (2 Yr); Broadcasting Technology (2 Yr); Business (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Computer Aided Manufacturing (2 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Computer Programming, Business (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (1 Yr); Drafting, Electro-Mechanical (2 Yr); Drafting, Engineering (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Early Childhood Specialist (2 Yr); Electronic Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Engineering (2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Electronic (2 Yr); Fashion Merchandising (2 Yr); Fire Science (1 Yr); Food Service & Management (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Horticulture, Ornamental (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Import - Export (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Insurance Adjuster (2 Yr); Interior Design (2 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Library Technical Assistant (2 Yr); Library Technology (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Mechanical Drafting (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Personnel Management (2 Yr); Photography (2 Yr); Public Administration Technology (2 Yr); Radio Announcing (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Small Business Management (2 Yr); Television Production (2 Yr); Word Processing (2 Yr); X-Ray Technology (2 Yr)

LINDEN

Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences

1118 E. Baltimore Ave., Linden, NJ 07036. Trade and Technical, Nursing, Allied Medical, Business. Founded 1954. Contact: Alan E. Concha, (908)486-9353, (908)486-9354, 800-646-WELD, Fax: (908)486-9321, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hohokustrades.com; Web Site: http://www.hohokustrades.com/contact.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 80, women 1. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Blue Print Reading (160 Hr); Welding, Combination (275 Hr); Welding, Electric Arc (100 Hr); Welding, Heli Arc (60 Hr); Welding, MIG (15 Hr); Welding, Oxy-Acetylene (50 Hr); Welding, Pipe (330-600 Hr); Welding, Plate (200 Hr); Welding Technology (55 Hr); Welding, TIG (90-120 Hr)

Horizon Institute of Paralegal Studies

449 N. Wood Ave., Linden, NJ 07036-4144. Business. Founded 1979. Contact: Michael Posnock, (908)486-0404, Fax: (908)925-6150, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hips-inc.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $5,300. Enrollment: Total 120. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Legal Assistant (8 Mo); Paralegal (8 Mo)

Linden Area Vocational-Technical Building

W. Saint George Ave., Linden, NJ 07036. Trade and Technical. Founded 1972. Contact: Ann P. Grace, (201)486-2212. Public. Coed. Term: Year. Tuition: none. Enrollment: Total 325. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (3 Yr); Automotive Technology (3 Yr); Carpentry (3 Yr); Commercial Art (3 Yr); Cosmetology (2 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Drafting Technology (3 Yr); Electricity - Master Electrician (3 Yr); Electronics Technology (3 Yr); Food Service & Management (3 Yr); Graphic Arts (3 Yr); High School Diploma (3 Yr); Nurse, Assistant (3 Yr); Nurses Aide (3 Yr); Welding, Combination (3 Yr)

Mix'Em Up Bartending School

623 N. Wood Ave., Linden, NJ 07036. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Drew S. Tobia, (908)925-6499, 800-925-6499, Fax: (908)925-5512, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mixemup.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $395. Enrollment: Total 8. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Bartending (40 Hr)

LIVINGSTON

Gibbs College

630 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039. Business. Founded 1911. Contact: Mary-Jo Greco, President, (973)744-2010, (973)744-6962, Fax: (973)744-2298, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.gibbsnj.edu/; Web Site: http://contact.gibbsnj.edu/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $24,995. Enrollment: Total 1,400. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Business Administration (18 Mo); Computer Networking (18 Mo); Computer Programming (18 Mo); Criminal Justice (18 Mo); Hospitality (18 Mo); Medical Assistant (12 Mo); Office Administration (18 Mo); Visual Communications (18 Mo)

MADISON

American School of Floral and Plant Design

2 Green Village Rd., Madison, NJ 07940. Other. Founded 1981. Contact: Valerie Nugent-Eppel, (973)377-4448, Fax: (973)377-4034, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://americanfloralschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $2,500. Enrollment: men 4, women 32. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Floristry (4-9 Wk)

MAHWAH

National Tax Training School

67 Ramapo Valley Rd., Ste. 102, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Correspondence. Founded 1952. Contact: B. Eisenberg, (201)684-0828, 800-914-8138, Fax: (201)684-0829, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.nattax.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $690. Enrollment: Total 1,100. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: DETC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Income Tax Preparation (10-12 Wk)

MAYS LANDING

Atlantic Cape Community College

5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699. Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Regina M. Skinner, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services, (609)343-4900, (609)625-1111, Fax: (609)343-4921, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.atlantic.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted.

Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies; $1,100/semester average full-time (12 credits); $73/credit county residents; $146/credit out-of-county; $256/cr. Enrollment: Total 5,987. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: JRCRTE; ABET; AOTA; APTA; NLNAC; MSA; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Culinary Arts (2 Yr); Finance (2 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (2 Yr); Secretarial, General (2 Yr)

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Trade and Technical. Founded 1913. Contact: Mr. Philip J. Guenther, Superintendent, (609)625-2249, Fax: (609)625-8622, Web Site: http://www.acvts.org; Ronald J. DeFelice, Principal. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Tuition: $2,800. Enrollment: men 85, women 60. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Agriculture, General; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics - Diesel; Automotive Technology; Baking; Building Trades; Carpentry; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Applications; Computer Repair; Cosmetology; Dental Assisting; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Graphic Arts; Media Technology; Medical Assistant; Nursing, Practical; Plumbing

MEDFORD

Burlington County Institute of Technology (Medford)

10 Hawkins Rd., Medford, NJ 08055. Trade and Technical. Contact: Dolores M. Szymanski, Superintendent, (609)654-0200, Web Site: http://www.bcit.cc; Web Site: http://www.bcit.cc/contact.htm. Public. Coed. Term: Other. Curriculum: Appliance Repair; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Baking; Building Trades; Business Education; Cabinet & Mill Work; Commercial Art; Commercial Foods; Computer Technology; Cosmetology; Diesel Technology; Diesel Truck Driving; Drafting Technology; Electrical Construction; Electronics Technology; Engineering Technology; Environmental Technology; Health Technology; Machine Shop; Machine Tool & Die Design; Masonry; Needle Trades; Nursing, Practical; Plumbing; Printing; Sheet Metal; Truck Driving; Upholstering; Welding Technology

MERCERVILLE

Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture

60 Ward Ave. Extension, Mercerville, NJ 08619. Trade and Technical. Founded 1974. Contact: James E. Ulry, Academic Director, (609)890-7777, Fax: (609)890-1816. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $4,800. Enrollment: men 15, women 10. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Foundry (2 Yr); Moldmaking; Sculpture

NEPTUNE

Jersey Shore Medical Center, Meridian Health System

1945 Corlies Ave., Neptune, NJ 07753. Allied Medical. Founded 1947. Contact: Prela Simmons, Prog. Dir., (732)776-4603, Fax: (732)776-4592, Web Site: http://www.meridianhealth.com. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Tuition: $1,000. Enrollment: Total 8. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NAACLS. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Technology

NEWARK

Essex County College

303 University Ave., Newark, NJ 07102. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Dr. Susan Mulligan, Dean of Student Affairs, (973)877-3000, (973)877-3070, Fax: (973)623-6055, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.essex.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $80/credit resident; $159 non-resident. Enrollment: Total 8,500. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Architectural Technology; Art; Biological Technology; Business Administration; Business Education; Chemical Technology; Computer Aided Design; Computer Information Science; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Digital Program Design; Early Childhood Education; Energy Systems Technology; Engineering; Engineering Technology, Electronic; Finance; Fine Arts; Fire Science; Health Care & Management; Hospitality; Information Sciences Technology; Journalism; Legal Assistant; Liberal Arts; Manufacturing Technology; Massage Therapy; Mathematics; Microcomputers; Music; Nursing, L.P.N.; Nursing, Vocational; Office, General; Office Technology; Ophthalmic Dispensing Technology; Physical Education; Physical Therapy Aide; Radiologic Technology; Respiratory Therapy; Social Services Aide; Surveying; Technological Studies; Web Development; Word Processing

Essex County Technical Careers Center

91 W. Market St., Newark, NJ 07103. Trade and Technical. Founded 1973. Contact: Emmanuel Addo, Principal, (201)622-1100, Fax: (973)623-2010, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.essextech.org; James Andrews, Vice-Principal. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 316, women 355. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Carpentry (12 Mo); Dental Assisting (10 Mo); Machine Shop (12 Mo); Nursing, Practical (12 Mo)

Fashion Design Training Studio

39 Ferry St., 3rd Fl., Newark, NJ 07105. Trade and Technical. Founded 1993. Contact: Olga Rosario, (973)817-7756, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.fashiondesignts.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,360. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Fashion Design & Merchandising

Newark Business Training Institute

341 Roseville Ave., Newark, NJ 07107. Business. Founded 1976. Contact: George Martinez, Admin., (973)268-8900, Fax: (973)268-8903. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $3,790-$3,990. Enrollment: Total 500. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Customer Service (09 Wk); Secretarial, General (17 Wk); Secretarial, Medical (18 Wk)

Star Technical Institute (Newark)

550 Broad St., 3rd Fl., Newark, NJ 07102. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1986.(973)639-0789, 800-659-STAR, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.startechinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $7,158 - $10,195; $220 - $661 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 87. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Allied Health Occupations (600 Hr); Cardiovascular Technology (800 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (750 Hr); Medical Assistant; Medical Insurance Specialist (600 Hr); Surgical Technology (950 Hr)

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

School of Health-Related Professions, 65 Bergen St., Newark, NJ 07101-1709. Allied Medical. Founded 1976. Contact: Brian Lewis, Asst. Dean for Enrollment Svcs., (973)972-5454, (973)972-8515, Fax: (973)972-7463, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://shrp.umdnj.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies; $220/credit undergraduate; $389/credit graduate. Enrollment: Total 5,329. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC; LCMEAMA; JRCNMT; AOsA; APTA; APA; ADtA; ADA; ACNM; MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Biomedical Technology (2 Yr); Cytotechnology (1 Yr); Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Dental Hygiene (2.5 Yr); Dietetic Technology (1 Yr); Health Occupations (2 Yr); Health Technology (2.5 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Medical Technology (15 Mo); Midwifery (1 Yr); Nuclear Medical Technology (1 Yr); Physical Therapy Technology (3 Yr); Physicians Assistant (3 Yr); Rehabilitation Therapy (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (1 Yr); Ultrasonography (15 Mo)

NEWTON

Sussex County Community College

One College Hill Rd., Newton, NJ 07860. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: James Donohue, Registrar/Dir. of Admissions, (973)300-2100, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.sussex.edu; Marybeth Mayer, Allied Health Admissions Coordinator, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $2,670 in-district; $4,860 out-of-state. Enrollment: men 1,450, women 1,702. Degrees awarded: Associate, Certificate. Accreditation: MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Auto Mechanics; Automotive Service; Building Trades; Business Management; Child Development; Commercial Art; Computer Technology; Criminal Justice; Data Processing; Drafting Technology; Education; Electrical Technology; Emergency Medical Technology; Environmental Technology; Fire Science; Health Information Technology; Information Technology; Marketing; Mechanics, Diesel; Medical Assistant; Medical Transcription; Nursing; Office, General; Paralegal; Photography; Surgical Technology; Veterinary Technology

NORTH BRUNSWICK

Chubb Institute (North Brunswick)

621 US Rte. 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. Founded 1967. Contact: Todd Brown, (732)448-2600, 877-600-8860, Fax: (732)448-2665, Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu; Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu/request.php?. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $9,412 - $20,397. Enrollment: Total 594. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Networking (5 Mo); Graphic Design; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing; Surgical Technology

NORTH PLAINFIELD

Reignbow Beauty Academy & Hair Fashion Institute (North Plainfield)

121 Watchung Ave., North Plainfield, NJ 07060. Cosmetology. Founded 1982. Contact: Paul Ferrara, Dir., (908)754-4247, Fax: (908)754-8911, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.reignbowbeautyacademy.com/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $12,200 plus $675 books and supplies for cosmetology. Enrollment: men 19, women 87. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr); Skin Care

NUTLEY

RETS Institute

103 Park Ave., Nutley, NJ 07110. Trade and Technical. Founded 1957. Contact: Martin Klangasky, (973)661-0600, Fax: (973)661-2954, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.rets-institute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 350, women 150. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Business (9 Mo); Computer Technology (12 Mo); Electronic Engineering Technology (18 Mo); Electronics & Communication (18 Mo); Electronics, Industrial (18 Mo); Electronics Technology (12 Mo); Medical Assistant (9 Mo)

OAKHURST

Harrison Career Institute-Oakhurst

2105 Highway 35, Oakhurst, NJ 07755. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. (732)493-1660, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,500 - $11,184; $403 - $685 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 136. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Renal Technology (900 Hr)

OAKLAND

Design on Disk

14 Mohawk Ave., Oakland, NJ 07436. Trade and Technical. Founded 1988. Contact: Mary Cicitta, (201)405-1409, Fax: (201)405-0270. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $3,990. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Desktop Publishing; Media Technology; Web Development

OCEAN

Concorde School of Hair Design

Highway 35 & Dean Rd., Ocean, NJ 07712. Cosmetology. Founded 1981. Contact: Louis LaMonica, Owner, (732)493-1355, 800-942-4748, Fax: (732)493-6203, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.concordeschools.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $2,785-$10,740 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 8, women 81. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr)

OLD BRIDGE

Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing

One Hospital Plz., Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Nursing. Contact: Pam Hicks, Admissions, (732)442-3700, (732)607-6505, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://rbmc.org. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $8,795 in-state; $9,295 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 154. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Nursing (30 Mo)

ORANGE

JAS Dietetic Assistant School

17 N. Essex Ave., Orange, NJ 07050. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Juliet A. Songco, (973)675-1444, (201)709-6584, Fax: (973)992-5827. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $310-$2,360. Enrollment: Total 6. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dietary Assistant (108 Hr); Food Preparation & Service (16 Hr); Food Service & Management (276 Hr)

Orange Beauty School

556 Main St., Orange, NJ 07050. Cosmetology. Founded 1965. Contact: Theresa Grasso, (973)674-9348, (973)674-9540, Fax: (973)674-9540. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $5,300 cosmetology; $2,500 Manicuring. Enrollment: men 10, women 30. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Beauty; Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr)

PARAMUS

Authentic Bartending School

54 N. Rte. 17, Paramus, NJ 07652. Trade and Technical. Founded 1992. Contact: Joann Connor, (201)909-8889, 800-836-3227, Fax: (201)909-8014. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $375. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Bartending

Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ 07652. Two-Year College. Founded 1965. Contact: Maxine Lisboa, Dir.of Recruitment and Admissions, (201)447-7100, (201)447-7195, Fax: (201)670-7973, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bergen.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Semester. Tuition: $83/credit Bergen County resident; $171/credit out-of-county; $181/credit out-of-state (plus additional fees). Enrollment: Total 7,258. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: MSA; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Automotive Technology; Banking & Finance; Broadcasting Technology; Business Administration; Commercial Art; Computer Operations; Computer Programming, Business; Computer Technology; Criminal Justice; Data Entry; Dental Hygiene; Drafting & Design Technology; Early Childhood Education; Engineering Technology; Floristry; Horticulture, Ornamental; Hotel & Restaurant Management; Journalism; Labor Studies; Legal Assistant; Medical Assistant; Medical Laboratory Technology; Nursing, Vocational; Public Relations; Real Estate, Basic; Respiratory Therapy; Retail Management; Secretarial, General; Small Business Management; Surgical Technology; Theatre Arts; Theatre, Technical; Travel Agents; Ultrasonography; Word Processing; X-Ray Technology

Berkeley College - Paramus

64 E. Midland Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652. Business, Two-Year College. Founded 1931. Contact: L. Contey, (201)967-9667, Fax: (201)265-6446, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $5,650 per quarter; part-time $415/credit. Enrollment: Total 465. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma, Associate. Accreditation: MSA; ABA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (90 Credits); Business Management (90 Credits); Computer Applications (45 Credits); Computer Networking (90 Credits); Criminal Justice (90 Credits); Fashion Design & Merchandising (90 Credits); Fashion Merchandising (90 Credits); Health Information Technology (90 Credits); Information Systems (90 Credits); Interior Design (90 Credits); Paralegal (90 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (45 Credits); Web Development (90 Credits)

Capri Institute Cosmetology Training Center (Paramus)

615 Winters Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652. Cosmetology. Founded 1980. Contact: Brenda Baviera, Associate Dir., (201)599-0880, 800-BE-CAPRI, Fax: (201)599-9258, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.capriinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,950-$9,750 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: men 15, women 188. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Cosmetology Instructor (500 Hr); Esthetician (600 Hr); Nail Technology (300 Hr)

Dover Business College

East 81 Rte. 4 West, Paramus, NJ 07652. Business. Contact: Timothy D. Luing, Exec. Dir., (201)843-8500, (866)463-6837, Fax: (201)843-3896, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.doverbusinesscollege.org. Private. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $10,866 in-state; $10,866 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 136. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate.

PARSIPPANY

Chubb Institute (Parsippany)

8 Sylvan Way, 1st Fl., Parsippany, NJ 07054-0342. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. Founded 1970. Contact: Thomas Hull, Dir., (973)630-4900, 877-600-8860, Fax: (973)630-4218, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu; Web Site: http://www.chubbinstitute.edu/request.php?. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $9,412 - $16,118. Enrollment: Total 667. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT; ACICS; ACCET. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Networking (12 Mo); Graphic Design; Massage Therapy; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing

PATERSON

Passaic County Community College

1 College Blvd., Paterson, NJ 07505. Two-Year College. Founded 1968. Contact: Patrick Noonan, Dir. of Admissions, (973)684-6868, Fax: (973)684-6778, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pccc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $73/credit NJ resident; $146 non-resident; $93/credit on-line. Enrollment: men 2,302, women 4,596. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: MSA; CAAHEP; JRCERT; NLNAC; AHIMA; CARC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General; Automotive Technology; Banking; Banking & Finance; Bilingual Occupations; Business Administration; Computer Information Science; Computer Networking; Computer Programming, Business; Computer Science; Computer Support Technology; Criminal Justice; Desktop Publishing; Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Specialist; E-Commerce; Electronic Engineering Technology; Engineering; Engineering Technology; Engineering Technology, Computer; English As A Second Language; Fire Protection Technology; Fire Science; Fitness Specialist; Food Preparation & Service; Health Information Technology; Health Occupations; Health Technology; Hotel & Restaurant Management; Human Services; Laboratory Technology; Legal Administration; Liberal Arts; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Assistant; Medical Laboratory Technology; Medical Transcription; Nurses Aide; Nursing, L.P.N.; Nursing, R.N.; Office, General; Office Technology; Public Administration Technology; Respiratory Therapy; Retail Management; Sales; Science; Web Development; Word Processing

Paterson Technical Institute

51 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07505. Trade and Technical. Founded 1970. Contact: Ismael Yepes, Dir., (973)279-4579, Fax: (973)247-8999. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,980. Enrollment: men 40. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available.

PEMBERTON

Burlington County College

601 Pemberton Brown Mills Rd., Pemberton, NJ 08068. Two-Year College. Founded 1969. Contact: Richard Pokrass, (609)894-9311, (856)222-9311, Fax: (609)894-9440, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bcc.edu; Mary Jenkins, Recruiter/Advisor, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: County resident: $65/credit plus fees part-time, $846/semester full time; out-of-county: $80/credit; out-of-state: $145/. Enrollment: Total 3,411. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; CAAHEP; NLNAC; MSA; AHIMA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (1 Yr); Accounting Technology (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (1-2 Yr); Biological Technology (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Chemical Technology (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Deaf Education (1-2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Electronic (2 Yr); Entrepreneurship (1-2 Yr); Fashion Design & Illustration (2 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Food Service & Management (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Health Information Technology (2 Yr); Information Systems (2 Yr); Management (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Personal Computing (2 Yr); Police Science (1 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr)

Burlington County College - Radiography Program

60 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd., Pemberton, NJ 08068. Allied Medical, Two-Year College. Founded 1961. Contact: Elizabeth Price, (609)894-9311, Fax: (609)726-0628, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.bcc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 14. Degrees awarded: Associate. Accreditation: JRCERT. Approved: Vet.Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); X-Ray Technology (2 Yr)

PENNSAUKEN

Camden County Technical School

6008 Browning Rd., Pennsauken, NJ 08109. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Patricia Fitzgerald, Principal, (856)663-1042, (856)663-1040, Fax: (856)665-8011, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ccts.tec.nj.us. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Housing not available. Term: Other. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: MSA; ADA; CAAHEP. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (12 Mo)

Omega Institute

7050 Rte. 38 E., Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4417. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical. Founded 1980. Contact: Todd German, Public Relations Coordinator, (856)663-4299, 800-765-5554, Fax: (609)661-9585, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.omegacareers.com; Web Site: http://www.omegacareers.com/contact.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $5,600-$9,665. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ABHES; ACICS; COMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Administrative Assistant (750 Hr); Legal Assistant (900 Hr); Massage Therapy (600 Hr); Medical Assistant (900 Hr); Medical Record Technology (900 Hr)

PERTH AMBOY

Perth Amboy Skills Center

178 Barracks St., Perth Amboy, NJ 08861. Trade and Technical. Founded 1907. Contact: Ana Cruz, Director, (908)826-3360, Fax: (908)826-2644. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: None Required. Enrollment: Total 2,500. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Clerk, Typist (6 Mo); Computer Operator (3 Mo); English As A Second Language; Food Service & Management (4 Mo); Health Aide; High School Diploma; Nursing, Practical (12 Mo); Remediation; Secretarial, General

Reignbow Beauty Academy & Hair Fashion Institute (Perth Amboy)

312 State St., Perth Amboy, NJ 08861. Cosmetology. Founded 1972. Contact: Paul Ferrara, Dir., (732)442-6007, Fax: (732)324-7715, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.reignbowbeautyacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $12,200 plus $675 books and supplies for cosmetology. Enrollment: men 20, women 218. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr); Skin Care

PHILLIPSBURG

Worldwide Educational Services

481 Memorial Pkwy., Ste. 217, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. Business. Founded 1971. Contact: Andrew S. Biondo II, (908)213-0805, Fax: (908)213-9705, E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Office Technology

PISCATAWAY

Somerset School of Massage Therapy (Cortiva Institute)

180 Centennial Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854. Trade and Technical. Founded 1987. Contact: Ron Diana, Dir. of Education, (732)885-3400, (866)CORTIVA, Fax: (732)885-0440, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cortiva.edu; Kelly Belford, Career Services, Web Site: http://www.cortiva.com/locations/ssmt/about/RequestInfo.html?SchoolId=6. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,500. Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: COMTA; AMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (780 Hr)

PLAINFIELD

DuCret School of Art

1030 Central Ave., Plainfield, NJ 07060. Art. Founded 1926. Contact: Frank J. Falotico, (908)757-7171, Fax: (908)757-2626, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ducret.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $370 1 class/wk.; $720 2/wk.; $1,080 3/wk.; $1,430 4/wk.; 5 plus classes/wk. $355/class; additional fees. Enrollment: men 83, women 122. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Ceramics; Commercial Art; Computer Graphics; Desktop Publishing; Fashion Illustration; Fine Arts (3 Yr); Graphic Design; Illustration; Painting; Photography; Sculpture

PLEASANTVILLE

Shore Beauty School

103 W. Washington Ave., Pleasantville, NJ 08232. Cosmetology. Founded 1980. Contact: Stewart Shostak, (609)645-3635, 888-237-4673, Fax: (609)645-0024, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.shorebeautyschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $2,050-$8,520; $175-$575 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 4, women 32. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (250-900 Hr); Nail Technology (300 Hr)

T. Byrd's Computer Training Institute

1501 S. New Rd., Pleasantville, NJ 08232. Business. Founded 1990. Contact: Trina Byrd, (609)484-9356, Fax: (609)484-8777. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Day. Tuition: $3,290 PC Specialist; $4,815 MCSE. Enrollment: Total 380. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Science (16 Wk); Personal Computing (16 Wk)

POMPTON LAKES

Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Inc.

125 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442. Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: Lisa Helbig, (973)839-6131, (732)936-9111, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.massageprogram.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: varies (call for latest brochure). Enrollment: Total 120. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: COMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (600 Hr)

PRINCETON

Raritan Valley Flying School

Princeton Airport, 41 Airpark Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540-5796. Flight and Ground. Founded 1973. Contact: Naomi Nierenberg, (609)921-3100, Fax: (609)921-1291, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://princetonairport.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: men 130, women 45. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction, Advanced Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Basic Ground; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Multi-Engine Rating - Airplane; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Primary Flying

RAMSEY

HoHoKus School of Business and Medical Sciences

10 S. Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical, Business, Nursing. Founded 1968. Contact: Rafael Castilla, MD, Dean of Academics, (201)327-8877, Fax: (201)825-2115, Web Site: http://hohokus.com; Web Site: http://hohokus.com/contact.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $6,000-$15,000. Enrollment: Total 514. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Clerical, Medical (6-12 Mo); Medical Assistant (9-12 Mo); Medical Technology - Cardiology (12-20 Mo); Nursing, L.P.N. (11-18 Mo); Secretarial, Data Processing (1 Yr); Secretarial, Executive (9 Mo); Ultrasonography (12-20 Mo)

RANDOLPH

County College of Morris

214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph, NJ 07869-2086. Two-Year College. Founded 1968. Contact: Edward Yaw, President, (973)328-5000, Fax: (973)328-5026, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ccm.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Full-time: $2448/yr. Morris County resident; $6264 out-of-state; $102 per credit, part-time for Morris County residents. Enrollment: Total 8,422. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; AVMA; NLNAC; ACCP; CARC; MSA; ACBSP; CAAHEP; JRCERT; NAACLS; ACSCPT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Agribusiness; Art; Aviation Technology; Avionics; Biological Technology; Biomedical Technology; Business; Business Administration; Chemical Technology; Computer Aided Design; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Applications; Computer Networking; Computer Programming; Computer Programming, Business; Computer Support Technology; Computer Technology; Conservation & Environmental Science; Criminal Justice; Culinary Arts; Dance; Design; Drama - Theatre; Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Specialist; Education; Electronic Engineering Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering; Engineering Technology; Engineering Technology, Electronic; Engineering Technology, Mechanical; English As A Second Language; Fire Science; Graphic Design; Horticulture; Hospitality; Human Services; Information Sciences Technology; Journalism; Landscape Architecture; Landscaping; Liberal Arts; Mathematics; Mechanics, Basic; Media Technology; Music; Music & Recording Technology; Office, General; Photography - Photo Equipment Technology; Physical Fitness; Radiologic Technology; Respiratory Therapy; Telecommunications Technology; Veterinary Technology; Web Development; Word Processing

READINGTON

Professional Adult Training-Medical Careers Training Center

PO Box 56, Readington, NJ 08870-0056. Allied Medical. Founded 1996. Contact: Teri A. Provenzano, (908)429-8680, Fax: (908)429-2134. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Month. Tuition: $4,000. Enrollment: Total 50. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: CAAHEP. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Assistant (910 Hr)

RED BANK

Barbizon Schools of Red Bank

80 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701. Trade and Technical. Founded 1970. Contact: Mary S. DeMont, Dir., (732)842-6161, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.barbizonmodeling.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Acting (6 Wk); Cosmetic Merchandising; Modeling & Personal Improvement (14 Wk); Modeling, Professional (26 Wk)

ROBBINSVILLE

Building Inspector's Training Institute

1200 Rte. 130, Robbinsville, NJ 08691. Other, Trade and Technical. Founded 1994. Contact: W. David Goldstein, Course Dir., (609)490-0022, 888-882-6242, Fax: (609)426-1230, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.inspectoreducation.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Week. Tuition: $2,950-$3,800; or $250 per course. Enrollment: men 110, women 2. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Building Inspection Technology (90-130 Hr)

ROCKAWAY

Morris Hills Regional District Area Vocational-Technical Schools

48 Knoll Dr., Rockaway, NJ 07866-4088. Trade and Technical. Contact: Thomas Hudak, (201)989-2802, (973)644-2349, E-mail: [email protected] us. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students not accepted. Housing not available. Term: Year. Enrollment: men 202, women 127. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Auto Mechanics (36 Wk); Business Education (36 Wk); Carpentry (36 Wk); Child Care & Guidance (36 Wk); Communications, Commercial (36 Wk); Computer Aided Drafting (36 Wk); Computer Science (36 Wk); Cosmetology (36 Wk); Distributive Education (36 Wk); Electricity, Apprenticeship (36 Wk); Graphic Arts (36 Wk); Hospitality (36 Wk); Machine Shop (36 Wk); Maintenance, Electronic Computer (36 Wk); Marketing (36 Wk); Welding, Arc & Gas (36 Wk)

RUNNEMEDE

George Ann's Delaware Valley Finishing and Modeling Studio Workshop

156 E. 3rd Ave., Runnemede, NJ 08078. Other. Founded 1958. Contact: Miss GeorgeAnn, Pres., (856)939-4600, (609)939-9542. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Month. Tuition: $350; $620; $960 full course. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Placement service available. Curriculum: Modeling & Charm; Modeling, Professional (6 Mo); Television, Commercial & Announcing

SADDLE BROOK

Helma Institute of Massage Therapy

190 Midland Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ 07663. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1981. Contact: Ed Perez, Dir. of Admissions, (201)226-0056, 877-464-3562, Fax: (973)478-8748, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.helma.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $4,495. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT; AMTA; ABMP; NCBTMB. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (1080 Hr)

SALEM

Salem County Area Vocational-Technical School

172 Salem-Woodstown Rd., Salem, NJ 08079. Trade and Technical. Contact: Jason Helder, Dir., (856)935-7363, Fax: (856)769-4214. Public. Coed. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Baking; Cosmetology; Dry Cleaning & Laundry; Food Service & Management; Glass Blowing; Landscaping; Maintenance, Building; Nurses Aide; Secretarial, Medical; Sewing, Commercial; Small Engine Repair

SCOTCH PLAINS

Union County Vocational - Technical Schools

1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Trade and Technical. Founded 1964. Contact: Dr. Thomas J. Bistocchi, Superintendent, (908)889-8288, Fax: (908)889-6116. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $5,000 county residents; $7,500 out-of-state. Enrollment: men 69, women 37. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ADA; COE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (2 Yr); Appliance Repair (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (1 Yr); Auto Mechanics (1 Yr); Baking (1 Yr); Building Maintenance (2 Yr); Carpentry (2 Yr); Commercial Art (1 Yr); Computer Repair (2 Yr); Cosmetology (1 Yr); Electrical Technology (1 Yr); Food Service & Management (1 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Health Care & Management (2 Yr); Horticulture (2 Yr); Landscaping (2 Yr); Machine Shop (2 Yr); Maintenance Technology (1 Yr); Office, General (2 Yr)

SEWELL

Gloucester County College

1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Lois Briddell, Admissions/Recruitment, (856)468-5000, Fax: (856)468-8498, Web Site: http://www.gccnj.edu; Web Site: http://www.gccnj.edu/general_information/contact.cfm. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $71/credit county resident; $142 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 2,490. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, Automated (2 Yr); Accounting, General (1 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Banking (2 Yr); Biological Technology (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Chemical Engineering (1 Yr); Chemical Technology (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Data Processing (2 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (2 Yr); Engineering (2 Yr); Environmental Technology (1 Yr); Graphic Arts (1 Yr); Hazardous Waste Technology (1 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Marketing Management (2 Yr); Nuclear Medical Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Paralegal (1-2 Yr); Quality Control (1 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (1 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Secretarial, Executive (2 Yr); Secretarial, Legal (2 Yr); Secretarial, Medical (2 Yr); Security Training (1 Yr); Ultrasonography (2 Yr); Word Processing (1 Yr)

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

1360 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080. Trade and Technical, Cosmetology, Two-Year College. Founded 1975. Contact: Arlene Powers, Dir. of Admissions &Recruitment, (856)468-1445, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.gcit.org; Gloria Faust, Admissions, E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies. Enrollment: Total 820. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (1 Yr); Allied Health Occupations (1 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (1 Yr); Auto Mechanics (1 Yr); Baking (1 Yr); Carpentry (1 Yr); Computer Technology (1 Yr); Cosmetology (1 Yr); Diesel Technology (1 Yr); Drafting & Design Technology (1 Yr); Electrical Technology (1 Yr); Fitness Management (1 Yr); Food Preparation & Service (1 Yr); Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (1 Yr); Information Technology (2 Yr); Marine Technology (1 Yr); Media Technology (1 Yr); Plumbing (1 Yr); Welding Technology (1 Yr)

SICKLERVILLE

Technical Institute of Camden County

343 Berlin Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville, NJ 08081. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Gary Bennett, (856)767-7002, Fax: (856)767-4278. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies with program. Enrollment: Total 1,100. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ADA; CAAHEP; AAMAE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Auto Mechanics; Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Service; Automotive Technology; Building Trades; Business Administration; Business Technology; Career Development; Carpentry; Commercial Art; Commercial Foods; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Applications; Computer Electro-Mechanics; Computer Programming; Computer Science; Computer Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Drafting & Design Technology; Drafting, Architectural; Electrical Technology; Graphic Arts; Health Information Technology; Health Occupations; Landscaping; Manicurist; Masonry; Medical Assistant; Medical Office Management; Medical Record Librarian; Medical Technology - Dialysis; Medical Transcription; Microcomputers; Nursing, Practical; Office, General; Paralegal; Plumbing; Printing; Restaurant Operations; Video Production; Water & Waste Water Pollution Technology; Welding Technology

SOMERVILLE

Raritan Valley Community College

PO Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876. Two-Year College. Founded 1965. Contact: Dr. G. Jeremiah Ryan, Pres., (908)526-1200, (908)218-8864, Fax: (908)725-2831, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.raritanval.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $78 per credit plus fees; on-line courses, $93/credit. Enrollment: Total 2,497. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: NLNAC; MSA; COA; ABA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Aviation Technology (2 Yr); Business, International (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Computer Networking (1 Yr); Computer Programming (2 Yr); Construction Technology (2 Yr); Diesel Technology (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Manufacturing Technology (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Mechanical Drafting (2 Yr); Media Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Administration (2 Yr); Office Technology (1 Yr); Ophthalmic Assistant (2 Yr); Quality Control (1 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (1 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Retail Management (2 Yr); Systems Analyst (1 Yr); Travel & Transportation Management (1 Yr)

SOUTH ORANGE

Harrison Career Institute-South Orange

525 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(973)763-9484, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,650 - $10,500; $420 - $991 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 161. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Dental Assisting (900 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

Bryman Institute

5000 Hadley Rd., Ste. 100, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 2005.(908)222-9300, 888-741-4271, Fax: (908)222-7377, Web Site: http://bryman-institute.com/about.php?schoolLocation=South%20Plainfield. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Medical Assistant (720 Hr); Medical Insurance Specialist (648 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (720 Hr)

Central Career School

126 Corporate Blvd., South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Trade and Technical. Founded 1995. Contact: T. Rodgers, (908)412-8600, Fax: (908)412-8601, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.centralcareer.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $4,245-$5,595. Enrollment: Total 66. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Computer Business Systems Technology (6 Mo); Dental Assisting (6 Mo); Medical Billing (6 Mo); Office Technology (6 Mo)

SPRINGFIELD

Union County Regional Area Vocational-Technical School

Mountain Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081. Trade and Technical. Contact: Charles Serson. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Term: Varies with Program. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Curriculum: Auto Mechanics; Cabinet & Mill Work; Child Care & Guidance; Computer Technology; Cosmetology; Data Processing; Drafting Technology; Electronics Technology; Machine Tool & Die; Printing

STRATFORD

Star Technical Institute (Stratford)

43 S. White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ 08084. Allied Medical, Trade and Technical. Founded 1985. Contact: Richard Lincoln, Dir., (856)435-7827, 800-659-STAR, Fax: (856)435-8668, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.startechinstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $9,564 - $11,368; $199 - $378 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 106. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Allied Health Occupations (750 Hr); Cardiovascular Technology (800 Hr); Pharmacy Technician (900 Hr); Surgical Technology (950 Hr)

TEANECK

ELS Language Centers

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus, 1000 River Rd., Robison Hall, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Other. Founded 1961. Contact: Melissa Rigas, Center Dir., (201)907-0004, Fax: (201)907-0110, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.els.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Month. Tuition: $1,395 intensive; $1,045 semi-intensive. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: ACCET. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: English As A Second Language (3-4 Wk)

Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing

690 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666-4246. Contact: Claire Tynan, Senior VP, (201)833-3005, Web Site: http://www.schoolofnursing.info. Private. Housing available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $11,004 in-state; $11,004 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 11.

TETERBORO

Teterboro School of Aeronautics

80 Moonachie Ave, Teterboro, NJ 07608. Trade and Technical. Founded 1947. Contact: Richard Ciasulli, Dir. of Admissions, (201)288-6300, Fax: (201)288-5609, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.teterboroschool.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $19,646; $1,200 books, tools, fees. Enrollment: Total 122. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT; FAA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Airframe Mechanics (12 Mo); Power Plant Mechanics (12 Mo)

TOMS RIVER

Ocean County College

College Dr., PO Box 2001, Toms River, NJ 08754-2001. Two-Year College. Founded 1964. Contact: Carey R. Trevisan, Student Affairs, (732)255-0400, (908)255-4000, 800-OCEANFIRST, Fax: (732)255-0444, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ocean.edu; Web Site: http://www.ocean.edu/root/contact_us.asp. Public. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $82 per credit county resident; $112 out-of-county; $184 out-of-state. Enrollment: Total 8,344. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; NAACLS; NLNAC; MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Banking & Finance (2 Yr); Building Construction Technology (1 Yr); Business Administration (1 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (1 Yr); Computer Science - Terminal Operation (1 Yr); Criminal Justice (1 Yr); Engineering (2 Yr); Engineering Technology, Electronic (1 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Geriatric Care (2 Yr); Human Services (2 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Management (2 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Real Estate, Basic (2 Yr); Visual Communications (2 Yr); Word Processing (1 Yr)

Ocean County Vocational Technical School

1299 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River, NJ 08753. Trade and Technical. Founded 1959. Contact: Joan Buttafuoco, (732)473-3100, Fax: (732)349-9788 E-mail: [email protected] Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $900-$1,800. Enrollment: Total 396. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration; Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance; Airframe Mechanics; Auto Mechanics - Diesel; Automotive Collision Repair; Automotive Technology; Aviation Technology; Building Construction Technology; Cabinet & Mill Work; Child Care & Guidance; Climate Control; Computer Aided Design; Computer Aided Drafting; Computer Technology; Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; Dental Assisting; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Environmental Technology; Fashion Merchandising; Health Occupations; Landscaping; Masonry; Medical Office Management; Medical Transcription; Nursing, Practical; Office Technology; Photography; Plumbing; Printing Technology; Recreational Vehicle Repair; Seaman; Welding Technology

St. Barnabas Health Care System

368 Lakehurst Rd., Ste. 203, Toms River, NJ 08755. Allied Medical. Founded 1995. Contact: Pat Meyer, Dir., (973)450-2000, 888-S724-7123, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.sbhcs.com; Web Site: http://www.saintbarnabas.com/contact. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Enrollment: Total 20. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Curriculum: Nurses Aide (10 Wk)

TOTOWA

Milo School of Computer Graphics

37 Vreeland Ave., Totowa, NJ 07512. Art, Other. Founded 1990. Contact: Joseph Milo, (973)812-9466, Fax: (973)812-1770, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.hicom.net/~miloserv/. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $500-$5,000. Enrollment: men 50, women 50. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Computer Graphics (15 Wk); Web Development (15 Wk)

PC Horizons Computer Learning Center

225 Rte. 46 West, Ste. 7, Totowa, NJ 07512. Business. Founded 1989. Contact: Tom Errion, Dir., (973)256-7493, (973)890-0370, Fax: (973)256-7448, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.pchorizons.net. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $4,000. Enrollment: Total 10. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Computer Operations; Microcomputers

TRENTON

California Modeling, Talent & Finishing School & Roz Clancy Casting & Acting

937 Brunswick Ave., Trenton, NJ 08638. Trade and Technical, Other. Founded 1972. Contact: Roz Clancy, (609)393-3323, (609)730-1090. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: Varies. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Acting; Charm & Finishing; Modeling & Personal Improvement

Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Rd., POBox B, Trenton, NJ 08690-0182. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Raymond J. Procaccini, (609)586-4800, Fax: (609)587-4666, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mccc.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Semester. Tuition: $91/credit in-county; $122/credit out-of-county; $189/credit out-of-state/foreign. Enrollment: Total 3,445. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: ABET; ABFSE; CAAHEP; NAACLS; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Advertising (2 Yr); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (1 Yr); Architectural Technology (1 Yr); Automotive Technology (1 Yr); Aviation Management (2 Yr); Aviation Technology (2 yr); Banking (2 Yr); Business, General Office (2 Yr); Civil Engineering Technology (2 Yr);Community Aid (2 Yr); Computer Aided Design (1 Yr); Computer Graphics (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (1 Yr); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (1 Yr); Cooking, Commercial (1 Yr); Correctional Science (2 Yr); Electronic Engineering Technology (2 Yr); Fire Science (2 Yr); Funeral Service Education (2 Yr); Handicapped, Special Education (2 Yr); Horticulture, Ornamental (1 Yr); Hotel & Restaurant Management (2 Yr); Information Sciences Technology (2 Yr); Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Law Enforcement (2 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (1 Yr); Medical Laboratory Technology (2 Yr); Microcomputers (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Physical Therapy Aide (2 Yr); Quality Control (1 Yr); Radio (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Respiratory Therapy (2 Yr); Surveying (2 Yr); Teacher Assistant (2 Yr)

Mercer County Technical School (Assunpink Center)

1085 Old Trenton Rd., Trenton, NJ 08690. Trade and Technical. Founded 1968. Contact: Robert Murphy, Career Admissions Coordinator, (609)586-5144, (609)586-8966, Fax: (609)586-1709, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mctec.net/assunpink. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: Varies by program. Enrollment: Total 734. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (2 Yr); Auto Body & Fender Repair (2 Yr); Auto Mechanics (2 Yr); Automotive Collision Repair (2 Yr); Automotive Technology (2 Yr); Building Construction Technology (2 Yr); Building Maintenance (1 Yr); Business Technology (2 Yr); Commercial Art (2 Yr); Computer Aided Design; Computer Networking (1 Yr); Computer Technology (2 Yr); Cosmetology (2 Yr); Dance (2 Yr); Drama Theatre (2 Yr); Electrical Construction (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (2 Yr); Food Store Marketing (2 Yr); Graphic Arts (2 Yr); Health Occupations (1 Yr); Horticulture (1 Yr); Landscape Architecture (1 Yr); Marketing (2 Yr); Medical Assistant (1 Yr); Supermarket Management (2 Yr); Telecommunications Technology (2 Yr); Voice (2 Yr)

Mercer County Technical School (Health Careers Center)

1070 Klockner Rd., Trenton, NJ 08619. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical, Nursing. Founded 1969. Contact: Virginia Clevenger, RN, Principal, (609)587-7640, Fax: (609)587-3304, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.mctec.net. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: varies with program. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: CAAHEP; MSA; ADA; COE. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (1 Yr); Health Technology (6 Mo); Massage Therapy (1 Yr); Medical Assistant (1 Yr); Nurses Aide (8 Wk); Nursing, Practical (1 Yr)

Ronson Aviation, Inc.

Mercer County Airport, Trenton, NJ 08628. Flight and Ground. Founded 1962. Contact: Wolcott Blair, Dir. of Oper., (609)771-9500, Fax: (609)771-0885, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ronsonaviation.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma not required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: None required. Enrollment: men 40, women 8. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: FAA. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Aircraft Flight Instruction; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Airline Transport Pilot; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Commercial Flying; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Flight Instructor Additional Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Helicopter Rating; Aircraft Flight Instruction, Instrument Flying

St. Francis Medical Center

601 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08629. Allied Medical. Founded 1948. Contact: Theresa Levitsky, Program Dir., (609)599-5234, (609)599-5164, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://stfrancismedical.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Year. Tuition: $6,358; $600 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 16. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: JRCERT; NLNAC. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Curriculum: Nursing, Practical (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Surgical Technology (2 Yr)

UNION

Academy of Professional Hypnosis

1358 Burnet Ave., Union, NJ 07083. Other. Founded 1991. Contact: John Gatto, (908)964-4417, (908)964-4467, 800-240-4976, Fax: (908)810-0255, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://hypnoacademy.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $1,785. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Hypnotism (100 Hr)

Engine City Technical Institute

2365 Rte. 22 W., Union, NJ 07083. Trade and Technical. Founded 1969. Contact: Daniel Kasper, (908)964-1450, 800-305-3487, Fax: (908)964-8475. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Year. Tuition: $15,400. Enrollment: Total 100. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Diesel Technology (11 Mo)

European Academy of Cosmetology, Inc.

1126 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083. Cosmetology. Founded 1981. Contact: Santo Trapani, (908)686-4422, 800-322-4247, Fax: (908)687-0947, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://eachair.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $10,200 basic cosmetology; $2,550 manicuring; $5,100 skin care. Enrollment: men 30, women 120. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr); Skin Care (600 Hr)

Lincoln Technical Institute

2299 Vauxhall Rd., Union, NJ 07083. Trade and Technical. Founded 1946. Contact: James Morrissey, Jr., (908)964-7800, 800-501-5617, Fax: (908)964-3035, Web Site: http://www.lincolntech.com; Web Site: http://www.lincolntech.com/c_contact_us.php. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Term: Year. Tuition: $13,884. Enrollment: men 800, women 20. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (8 Mo); Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (11 Mo); Auto Mechanics (6 Mo); Automotive Technology (13 Mo); Drafting, Architectural (12.5 Mo); Electronics Technology (8 Mo); Mechanical Drafting (12.5 Mo)

Union Township Area Vocational-Technical School

N. 3rd St., Union, NJ 07083. Trade and Technical. Contact: J. Kordys, (201)688-1200. Public. Coed. Curriculum: Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Cosmetology; Data Processing; Dental Assisting; Drafting Technology; Electrical Technology; Machine Tool & Die; Painting; Printing

VINELAND

Cumberland County College

PO Box 1500, Vineland, NJ 08362. Two-Year College. Founded 1966. Contact: Maud Fried-Goodnight, Exec.Dir., Enrollment, (856)691-8600, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cccnj.edu. Public. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $3,060 in-district; $5,370 in-state; $9900 out-of-state; $1,200 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 3,174. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: JRCERT; NLNAC; MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (2 Yr); Agriculture, General (2 Yr); Aviation Maintenance Technology (2 Yr); Aviation Technology (2 Yr); Business Administration (2 Yr); Business Management (2 Yr); Community Aid (2 Yr); Computer Aided Drafting (2 Yr); Computer Information Science (1 Sm); Computer Networking (2 Yr); Computer Science (2 Yr); Construction Management (2 Yr); Criminal Justice (2 Yr); Early Childhood Education (2 Yr); Education (2 Yr); Electronics Technology (1 Yr); Entrepreneurship (1 Sm); Geriatric Care (2 Yr); Graphic Design (2 Yr); Horticulture, Ornamental (2 Yr); Hospitality (2 Yr); Industrial Management & Supervision (2 Yr); Industrial Technology (1 Yr); Journalism (2 Yr); Landscaping (1 Sm); Law Enforcement (1 Yr); Legal Assistant (2 Yr); Marketing Management (2 Yr); Microcomputers (1 Yr); Nursing, R.N. (2 Yr); Office Management (1 Yr); Office Technology (2 Yr); Paralegal (2 Yr); Personnel Management (2 Yr); Plastics Technology (2 Yr); Quality Control (2 Yr); Radiologic Technology (2 Yr); Sales (1 Yr); Social Services Aide (2 Yr); Teacher Assistant (1 Yr)

Harrison Career Institute-Vineland

1386 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360. Trade and Technical, Allied Medical.(856)696-0500, 877-HCI-5700, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://hci.edu; Web Site: http://hci.edu/info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $10,500 - $11,807; $524 - $910 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 183. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: ACCSCT. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Cardiovascular Technology (900 Hr); Medical Administrative Assistant (904 Hr); Medical Assistant (748 Hr); Renal Technology (900 Hr)

WALL

Stuart School of Business

2400 Belmar Blvd., Wall, NJ 07719. Business. Founded 1961. Contact: Letitia Cooper, (732)681-7200, 800-924-2924, Fax: (732)681-7205, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.stuartschool.com; Web Site: http://stuartschool.com/req_info.html. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Varies with Program. Tuition: $3,650-$9,425; $450 books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 92. Degrees awarded: Diploma, Certificate. Accreditation: ACICS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Curriculum: Medical Assistant (48-60 Wk); Medical Information Specialist (48 Wk); Medical Technology Phlebotomy (4-6 Wk); Office Administration (48 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (4 Wk)

WALL TOWNSHIP

Somerset School of Massage Therapy (Cortiva Institute)

1985 Hwy. 34, Wall Township, NJ 07719. Trade and Technical. Founded 1987. Contact: Ron Diana, Dir. of Education, (732)282-0100, (732)885-3400, (866)COR-TIVA, Fax: (732)282-1108, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cortiva.edu; Kelly Belford, Career Services, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.cortiva.com/locations/ssmt/about/RequestInfo.html?SchoolId=6. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $6,500. Enrollment: Total 300. Degrees awarded: Diploma. Accreditation: COMTA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (780 Hr)

WAYNE

Berdan Institute

201 Willowbrook Blvd., 2nd Fl., Wayne, NJ 07470. Allied Medical. Founded 1976. Contact: Mr. E. Lynn Thacker, (973)837-1818, Fax: (973)256-1840, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://berdaninstitute.com. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $8,625; $400 books and supplies. Enrollment: men 16, women 253. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: AAMAE; ADA; CAAHEP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Dental Assisting (34-46 Wk); Massage Therapy (30-42 Wk); Medical Administrative Assistant (34-46 Wk); Medical Assistant (34-46 Wk); Medical Insurance Specialist (29-38 Wk); Pharmacy Technician (30-40 Wk)

WEST LONG BRANCH

Center for Therapeutic Massage School

232 Norwood Ave., West Long Branch, NJ 07764. Other. Founded 1996. Contact: Mona Schreck, Dir., (732)332-0333, (732)571-9111, Fax: (732)332-0317, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.ctmschool.com/. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Other. Tuition: $6,500 plus books and supplies. Enrollment: Total 17. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: AMTA; ABMP; NCBTMB. Financial aid not available. Placement service not available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (9 Mo)

WEST NEW YORK

New Horisons Institute of Cosmetology

5518 Bergenline Ave., West New York, NJ 07093. Cosmetology. Founded 1980. Contact: Sonia Jimenez, (201)866-4000, Fax: (201)866-1032. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Hour. Tuition: $8,000 cosmetology; $1,500 manicuring. Enrollment: men 4, women 192. Degrees awarded: Certificate. Accreditation: NACCAS. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Cosmetology (1200 Hr); Manicurist (300 Hr)

WEST PATERSON

Berkeley College - Garret Mountain Campus

44 Rifle Camp Rd., West Paterson, NJ 07424. Two-Year College. Founded 1931. Contact: Dr. Mildred Garcia, (973)278-5400, 800-446-5400, Fax: (973)278-9141, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu; E-mail: [email protected] Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $5,650 per quarter; part-time $415/credit. Enrollment: men 601, women 1,711. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: MSA; ABA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (90 Credits); Business Management (90 Credits); Computer Applications (45 Credits); Computer Networking (90 Credits); Criminal Justice (90 Credits); Health Care & Management (90 Credits); Information Sciences Technology (90 Credits); Interior Design (90 Credits); Marketing (90 Credits); Paralegal (90 Credits); Secretarial, Executive (90 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (45 Credits); Web Development (90 Credits)

WESTAMPTON

Burlington County Institute of Technology (Westampton)

695 Woodlane Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060. Trade and Technical. Contact: Daniel Money, Principal, (609)267-4226, (609)654-0200, Fax: (609)267-4746, Web Site: http://www.bcit.cc; Web Site: http://www.bcit.cc/contact.htm. Public. Coed. Term: Other. Tuition: None. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Advertising; Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; Auto Body & Fender Repair; Auto Mechanics; Baking; Building Maintenance; Building Trades; Business Education; Business Occupations; Cabinet & Mill Work; Carpentry; Commercial Art; Commercial Foods; Computer Technology; Cooking, Commercial; Cosmetology; Data Processing; Diesel Technology; Drafting Technology; Dressmaking & Design; Electrical Construction; Electronics Technology; Environmental Technology; Health Occupations; Health Technology; Horticulture; Machine Shop; Machine Tool & Die; Maintenance, Machine Tool; Marketing; Masonry; Needle Trades; Nursing, Practical; Plumbing; Printing; Textile Technology; Upholstering; Welding Technology

WESTWOOD

Healing Hands Institute

41 Bergenline Ave., Westwood, NJ 07675. Other. Founded 1990. Contact: Eva R. Carey, Dir., (201)722-0099, Fax: (201)722-0690, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web Site: http://www.healinghandsinstitute.com; Alice Feuerstein, Dir.. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Trisemester. Tuition: $6,598. Enrollment: Total 200. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Diploma. Accreditation: COMTA; NCBTMB; AMTA; ABMP. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities not available. Curriculum: Massage Therapy (1022 Hr)

WOODBRIDGE

Berkeley College - Woodbridge Campus

430 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Two-Year College. Founded 1931. Contact: Diane Recinos, Dir./COO, (732)750-1800, 800-446-5400, Fax: (732)750-0652, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: http://www.berkeleycollege.edu. Private. Coed. HS diploma required. Out-of-state students accepted. Housing not available. Term: Quarter. Tuition: $5,650 per quarter; part-time $415/credit. Enrollment: Total 461. Degrees awarded: Certificate, Associate. Accreditation: MSA. Approved: Vet. Admin. Financial aid available. Placement service available. Handicapped facilities available. Curriculum: Accounting, General (90 Credits); Business Management (90 Credits); Computer Applications (45 Credits); Criminal Justice (90 Credits); Fashion Merchandising (90 Credits); Health Information Technology (90 Credits); Information Systems (90 Credits); Paralegal (90 Credits); Software Development/Engineering (45 Credits); Web Development (90 Credits)

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New Jersey

New Jersey

1 Location and Size

2 Topography

3 Climate

4 Plants and Animals

5 Environmental Protection

6 Population

7 Ethnic Groups

8 Languages

9 Religions

10 Transportation

11 History

12 State Government

13 Political Parties

14 Local Government

15 Judicial System

16 Migration

17 Economy

18 Income

19 Industry

20 Labor

21 Agriculture

22 Domesticated Animals

23 Fishing

24 Forestry

25 Mining

26 Energy and Power

27 Commerce

28 Public Finance

29 Taxation

30 Health

31 Housing

32 Education

33 Arts

34 Libraries and Museums

35 Communications

36 Press

37 Tourism, Travel & Recreation

38 Sports

39 Famous New Jerseyites

40 Bibliography

State of New Jersey

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named for the British Channel Island of Jersey.

NICKNAME : The Garden State.

CAPITAL: Trenton.

ENTERED UNION: 18 December 1787 (3rd).

OFFICIAL SEAL: The coat of arms surrounded by the words “The Great Seal of the State of New Jersey.” FLAG: The coat of arms on a buff field.

COAT OF ARMS: In the center is a shield with three plows, symbolic of agriculture. A helmet above indicates sovereignty, and a horse’s head atop the helmet signifies speed and prosperity. The state motto and the date “1776” are displayed on a banner below.

MOTTO: Liberty and Prosperity.

SONG: “I’m from New Jersey” (unofficial).

COLORS: Buff and Jersey blue.

FLOWER: Violet.

TREE: Red oak; dogwood (memorial tree).

ANIMAL: Horse.

BIRD: Eastern goldfinch.

INSECT: Honeybee.

SHELL: Knobbed whelk.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day, 1 January; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 3rd Monday in January; Lincoln’s Birthday, 12 February (sometimes observed on a Friday or Monday closest to this date); Washington’s Birthday, 3rd Monday in February; Good Friday, Friday before Easter, March or April; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October; Election Day, 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November; Veterans’ Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 7 AM EST = noon GMT.

1 Location and Size

Situated in the northeastern United States, New Jersey is the smallest of the Mid-Atlantic states and ranks 46th among the 50 states. The total area of New Jersey is 7,787 square miles (20,168 square kilometers), of which 7,468 square miles (19,342 square kilometers) are land and 319 square miles (826 square kilometers) are inland waters. New Jersey extends 166 miles (267 kilometers) from north to south and 57 miles (92 kilometers) from east to west. New Jersey’s total boundary length is 480 miles (773 kilometers), including a general coastline of 130 miles (209 kilometers). Numerous barrier islands lie off the Atlantic coast.

2 Topography

Although small, New Jersey has considerable physical variety. In the extreme northwest corner of the state are the Appalachian Valley and the Kittatinny Ridge and Valley, containing High Point, the state’s highest point, at 1,803 feet (550 meters) above sea level. To the east and south is the highlands region, including the Ramapo Mountains. East of the highlands is a flat area broken by the high ridges of the Watchungs and Sourlands and—most spectacularly—by the Palisades, rising some 500 feet (150 meters) above the Hudson River. The Atlantic Coastal Plain claims the remaining two-thirds of the state. Its most notable feature is the Pine Barrens, 760 square miles (1,968 square kilometers) of pitch pines and white oaks.

Sandy Hook, a peninsula more than five miles (eight kilometers) long, extends northward into the Atlantic from Monmouth County. Major rivers include the Delaware, forming the border with Pennsylvania, and the Passaic, Hackensack, and Raritan. The largest natural lake is Lake Hopatcong, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) long.

3 Climate

Most of New Jersey has a moderate climate with cold winters and warm, humid summers. In Atlantic City, the temperatures ranges from 32°f (0°c) in January to 75°f (23°c) in July. Statewide, the record high temperature is 110°f (43°c), set in Runyon on 10 July 1936. The record low,

New Jersey Population Profile

Total population estimate in 2006:8,724,560
Population change, 2000–06:3.7%
Hispanic or Latino†:15.3%
Population by race
One race:98.5%
White:69.9%
Black or African American:13.3%
American Indian /Alaska Native:0.2%
Asian:7.3%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander:0.0%
Some other race:7.8%
Two or more races:1.5%

Population by Age Group

Major Cities by Population
City Population % change 2000–05
Notes: †A person of Hispanic or Latino origin may be of any race. NA indicates that data are not available.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey and Population Estimates. www.census.gov/ (accessed March 2007).
Newark280,6662.6
Jersey239,614-0.2
Paterson149,8430.4
Elizabeth125,8094.3
Trenton84,639-0.9
Camden80,0100.1
Clifton79,9221.6
Passaic68,3380.7
East Orange68,190-2.3
Union65,128-2.9

-34°f (-37°c), was set in River Vale on 5 January 1904.

Precipitation is plentiful, averaging 46 inches (117 centimeters) annually. Snowfall totals about 16 inches (41 centimeters) per year. Occasional hurricanes and violent spring storms have damaged beachfront property over the years and floods along northern New Jersey rivers, especially in the Passaic River basin, are not uncommon. A serious drought occurs on an average of once every 15 years.

4 Plants and Animals

Birch, beech, and elm all grow in the state, along with 20 varieties of oak. Common shrubs include the spicebush and mountain laurel. Common wildflowers include meadow rue, butterflyweed, and black-eyed Susan. In 2006, six plant species were listed as threatened or endangered, including the American chaffseed and small whorled pogonia.

Among mammals native to New Jersey are the white-tailed deer, black bear, and raccoon. The herring gull and sandpiper are common shore birds, while the robin, cardinal, and Baltimore oriole are frequently sighted inland. Anglers prize the northern pike and various species of bass, trout, and perch.

Declining or rare animals include the whip-poorwill, hooded warbler, eastern hognose snake, northern red salamander, and northern kingfish. In 2006, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed 16 animal species as threatened or endangered, including four species of turtle, the Indiana bat, bald eagle, shortnose sturgeon, roseate tern, and three species of whale.

New Jersey Population by Race

Census 2000 was the first national census in which the instructions to respondents said, “Mark one or more races.” This table shows the number of people who are of one, two, or three or more races. For those claiming two races, the number of people belonging to the various categories is listed. The U.S. government conducts a census of the population every ten years.

 Number Percent
Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000: Redistricting Data. Press release issued by the Redistricting Data Office. Washington, D.C., March, 2001. A dash (—) indicates that the percent is less than 0.1.
Total population8,414,350100.0
One race8,200,59597.5
Two races203,2072.4
White and Black or African American23,6110.3
White and American Indian/Alaska Native11,4280.1
White and Asian22,7010.3
White and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1,261
White and some other race88,1841.0
Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native7,1670.1
Black or African American and Asian3,784
Black or African American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1,397
Black or African American and some other race25,8310.3
American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian2,338
American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander78
American Indian/Alaska Native and some other race2,501
Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1,293
Asian and some other race10,2430.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and some other race1,390
Three or more races10,5480.1

5 Environmental Protection

Laws and policies regulating the management and protection of New Jersey’s environment and natural resources are administered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

The proximity of the populace to industrial plants and to the state’s expansive highway system makes air pollution control a special concern in the state. New Jersey has one of the most comprehensive air pollution control programs in the United States, maintaining a network of 105 air pollution monitoring stations, as well as 60 stations that monitor just for particulates and 10 monitoring radiation.

The DEP reported that a 1984 review of water quality in the state showed that water quality degradation had been halted and the quality of streams had been stabilized or improved. Some rivers in highly urbanized areas, however, were still severely polluted.

Approximately 1,500 treatment facilities discharge waste water into New Jersey’s surface and groundwaters. Nearly 80% of these facilities comply with the requirements of federal and state clean water laws. Mandatory recycling programs exist throughout the state.

New Jersey’s toxic waste cleanup program is among the most serious in the United States. In 2003, New Jersey had 551 hazardous waste sites listed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s database, 113 of which were on the National Priorities List in 2006.

New Jersey was the first state to begin a statewide search for sites contaminated by dioxin, a toxic byproduct in the manufacture of herbicides.

Since 1961, the state has bought more than 240,000 acres (97,000 hectares) under a “Green Acres” program for conservation and recreation. Additionally, Green Acres is assisting nonprofit conservation groups in acquiring over 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares).

6 Population

In 2006, New Jersey ranked 11th (down from 10th in 2005) population among the 50 states with an estimated total of 8,724,560 residents. The population is projected to reach 9.6 million by 2025. The population density in 2004 was 1,175.60 persons per square mile (453.89 persons per square kilometer), making New Jersey the most densely populated state in the country. In 2004, the median age was 37.8 years. In 2005, about 13% of all residents were 65 or older while 25% were 18 or younger.

The state’s entire population is classified as living in metropolitan areas, a distinction claimed by no other state. Newark, the state’s largest city, had an estimated 280,666 inhabitants in 2005. Populations of other New Jersey cities in 2005 were Jersey City, 239,614; Paterson, 149,843; and Elizabeth, 125,809.

7 Ethnic Groups

New Jersey is one of the most ethnically diverse states in the nation. According to the 2000 census, 1,476,327 New Jerseyites (about 17.5% of the state’s population) were of foreign birth. The leading countries of origin were Italy, Cuba, India, and Germany. As of 2001, New Jersey had the third-highest percentage of foreign-born residents among the 50 states, surpassed only by California and New York.

In 2000, the largest ethnic minority in the state was black Americans, with about 1,141,821 people (13.6% of the population). The Hispanic and Latino population had 1,117,191 people (about 13.3% of the total population), including 366,788 Puerto Ricans, 77,337 Cubans, and smaller Spanish-speaking groups of Colombians and Dominicans. The estimated number of Asians living in New Jersey was 480,276, including 169,180 Asian Indians, 85,245 Filipinos, 100,355 Chinese, 65,349 Koreans, and 14,672 Japanese. Native Americans, including Eskimos and Aleuts, numbered 19,492. A group known as the Ramapough Mountain People claim to be descendants of Dutch settlers, black slaves, British and German soldiers, and Leni-Lenape and Tuscarora Native Americans. They live in the Ramapo hills near Ringwood and Mahwah.

8 Languages

English in New Jersey is rather evenly divided north and south between Northern and Midland dialects. Special characteristics of New York metropolitan-area speech occur in the northeast portion, such as the absence of /r/ after a vowel. Dominant in the southern half are the terms run (small stream), baby coach (baby carriage), and eel worm (earthworm). Heard also are keg rhyming with bag, scarce with fierce, spook with book, and haunted with panted.

In 2000, 74.5% of the resident population five years old or older spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home with number of speakers were Spanish, 967,741; Italian, 116,365; Chinese, 84,345; Polish, 74,663; Portuguese, 72,870; Tagalog, 66,851; Korean, 55,340; and Gujarati, 47,324. Place names borrowed from the native Leni-Lanape tribe include Passaic, Totowa, and Piscataway.

9 Religions

New Jersey has a long history of religious tolerance. Dutch immigrants founded a Reformed Church in 1662. Puritans came from New England and Long Island, Congregationalists from Connecticut, and Baptists from Rhode Island. Quakers settled in Shrewsbury and western New Jersey during the early 1670s. The state’s first synagogue was established in 1848, in Newark. About the only religion not tolerated by New Jerseyites was Catholicism. The first Catholic parish was not organized until 1814 and laws excluding Catholics from holding office were on the books until 1844.

In 2004, Roman Catholics constituted New Jersey’s single largest religious group, with 3,479,158 adherents. The next largest group is Jewish, with Jews numbering about 468,000 in 2000. The largest Protestant denomination (with 2000 data) was the United Methodist Church, with 140,133 adherents, followed by the Presbyterian Church USA, with 119,735; the Episcopal Church, 91,964; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 79,264. There were about 120,724 Muslims in the state. Nearly 3.5 million people (about 42.3% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization. Passaic is the headquarters of the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite of the Byzantine Catholic Church.

10 Transportation

In the mid-1820s, Hoboken engineer John Stevens built the first steam locomotive operated in the United States. Over the protests of the dominant stagecoach operators, his son Robert obtained a charter in 1830 for the Camden and Amboy Railroad. The line opened in 1834, and six years later it held a monopoly on the lucrative New York–Philadelphia run. As of 2003, the major freight operations were run by CSX and Northfolk Southern. That year, there were 2,798 route miles (4,504 kilometers) of track in the state. In addition, there were one regional, one Canadian, six local, and six switching and terminal railroads operating in the state. As of 2006, daily Amtrak trains linked Newark, Trenton, and four other New Jersey cities along the main eastern rail corridor. But the bulk of interstate passenger traffic consists of commuters to New York and Philadelphia on trains operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA) and the Port Authority Transit Corp. (PATCO), a subsidiary of the Delaware River Port Authority.

The New Jersey Transit Corporation, called NJ TRANSIT, is a public corporation charged with coordinating and improving bus and rail services throughout the state. It is the nation’s third largest pubic transit agency, providing 223 million passenger trips annually. It operates 711 daily trains on 11 rail lines, and 2,027 buses on 236 routes throughout the state. It also owns and operates the Newark City Subway, a light rail system providing service through downtown Newark.

Although associated more with the West, the first stagecoach service began in New Jersey, as part of a New York–Philadelphia trek that took some five days in 1723. For a time, colonial law required towns along the way to provide taverns for the passengers and it was not uncommon for coach operators who were also tavern owners to find some way to prolong the journey an extra night. In 2004, there were 38,122 miles (61,376 kilometers) of public roads in the state. The major highways are the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. There were some 6,218,000 registered vehicles in the state in 2004, including 3,974,000 automobiles, 2,076,000 trucks, and 19,000 buses. There were 5,799,532 licensed drivers in the same year.

Twenty-seven bridges cross the Delaware River, connecting New Jersey with Pennsylvania and Delaware. At the gateway to New York Harbor, there are ports at Elizabeth and Newark. There are private piers in Jersey City and Bayonne. The Ports of Philadelphia and Camden, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, operate facilities along the Delaware River. The port facility at Paulsboro is the most active in the state, followed by the Camden ports.

The state’s early aviation centers were Lakehurst and Newark. Lakehurst was the scene of the 6 May 1937 crash of the Hindenburg, a disaster that killed 26 people and spelled the end of commercial airship flights in the United States. Newark International Airport has become the state’s busiest, with 15,827,675 passengers in 2004. It was the 12th busiest airport in the United States that year. Statewide in 2005, there were 119 airports, 256 heliports, and 13 sea-plane bases.

11 History

The first known inhabitants of what is now New Jersey were the Leni-Lenape (meaning “Original People”). Members of the Algonquian language group, the Leni-Lenape were a peaceful agricultural people who believed in monogamy, educated their children in the simple skills needed for wilderness survival, and maintained the tradition that a pot of food must always be warm on the fire to welcome all strangers.

The first European explorer to reach New Jersey was Giovanni da Verrazano, who sailed into what is now Newark Bay in 1524. Henry Hudson, an English captain sailing under a Dutch flag, landed at Sandy Hook Bay in 1609, establishing a Dutch claim to the New World. In 1660, Hollanders founded New Jersey’s first town, called Bergen (now part of Jersey City). Native American lands were gained through a series of treaties. Ravaged by the introduction of guns, alcohol, and smallpox, only a few hundred of the “Original People” remained a century later.

England assumed control of the region in 1664. Eventually, the land passed into the hands of governing groups in two provinces called East Jersey and West Jersey. East Jersey was settled mainly by Puritans from Long Island and New England; West Jersey was settled by Quakers from England. The split cost the colony dearly in 1702, when Queen Anne united East and West Jersey but placed them under New York rule. The colony did not get its own “home rule” until 1738.

Statehood During the American Revolution, the colony was about equally divided between Revolutionists and Loyalists. However, in June 1776, the colony sent five delegates to the Continental Congress, all of whom voted for the Declaration of Independence. Two days before the Declaration was proclaimed, New Jersey adopted its first state constitution. George Washington and his battered troops made their winter headquarters in the state three times during the first four years of the war, and five major battles were fought in the state. At the end of the war, Princeton became the temporary capital of the United States until 1783.

With many of its pathway towns ravaged by the war, the state stagnated until railroads and canals brought new life in the 1830s and set it on a course of urbanization and industrialization. The coal brought in on railroad cars freed industry from waterpower; factories sprang up wherever the rails went. The Hudson County water-front, eastern terminus for most of the nation’s railway systems, became the most important railroad area in the United States.

The Civil War split New Jersey bitterly. As late as the summer of 1863, after the Battle of Gettysburg, many state “peace Democrats” were urging the North to make peace with the Confederacy. The state, however, sent its full quota of troops into service throughout the conflict. Most importantly, New Jersey factories poured forth streams of munitions and other equipment for the Union army. At war’s end, political leaders stubbornly opposed the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and blacks were not permitted to vote in the state until 1870.

Industry During the last decades of the 19th century, New Jersey developed a reputation for factories capable of making the components necessary for thousands of manufacturing enterprises. In 1873, Isaac M. Singer opened a huge sewing machine plant at Elizabeth that employed 3,000 persons. Twentieth-century wars stimulated New Jersey’s industries further.

During World War I, giant shipyards at Newark, Kearny, and Camden made New Jersey the nation’s leading shipbuilding state. The Middlesex County area refined 75% of the nation’s copper, and nearly 75% of US shells were loaded in the state. World War II revived the shipbuilding and munitions industries. Paterson became the nation’s foremost airplane engine manufacturing center. Training and mobilization centers at Fort Dix and Camp Kilmer moved millions of soldiers into the front lines.

Urbanization The US Census Bureau termed New Jersey officially “urban” in 1880, when the state population rose above one million for the first time. New Jersey has experienced many of the problems of urbanization. Its cities have declined; traffic congestion from commuters streaming into urban areas to work is intense. The suburbs acutely know the problems of urban growth: increased needs for schools, police and fire protection, sewers, and road maintenance, along with rising taxes.

The state has not surrendered to its problems, however. Voters since 1950 have passed a wide variety of multimillion dollar bond issues to establish or rebuild state colleges. Rutgers, the state university, was rapidly expanded. Funds have been allocated for the purchase and development of new park and forest lands. Large bond issues financed the construction of highways, reservoirs, and rapid transit systems.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, New Jersey experienced a recession. The unemployment rate climbed to almost 10%, and over 270,000 people left the state. The state’s cities were hit particularly hard, suffering both from the loss of manufacturing jobs and from a flight of retailing to suburban malls. While the state lost over 200,000 manufacturing jobs, it gained 670,000 jobs in service industries, and the economy recovered in the 1980s. The rise in employment centered on such industries as services, transportation, and construction.

By the early 1990s, the economy was contracting again before entering a period of recovery toward the end of the decade. By 1999 unemployment had dropped to 4.6%. Observers credited the recovery of the 1990s in part to a skilled workforce that attracted pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, and other high-tech firms to the state. Tax and economic incentives also helped bring business to the state. The state ranked second in the nation in per capita personal income ($33,953) and had the second lowest poverty rate (8.6%) in 1998. However, the state faced a severe budget crisis from 2002– 05. Nevertheless, the state’s per capita (per person) personal income in 2004 was $41,332, third in the nation behind Connecticut and Massachusetts.

In 1998, New Jersey’s area increased by 24.2 acres following a US Supreme Court ruling that awarded the Garden State most of Ellis Island.

In September 1999 New Jersey experienced one of the worst natural disasters in its history; Hurricane Floyd damaged more than 8,000 homes and destroyed several hundred more. A federal aid package was approved in July 2000 to aid the hurricane victims.

Politics Since the end of World War II, New Jersey has had no predictable political pattern. It gave huge presidential majorities to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson, and narrowly supported Democrat John F. Kennedy. The state favored Republican Gerald Ford over Democrat Jimmy Carter by a small margin, gave two big majorities to Republican Ronald Reagan, favored Democrat Bill Clinton in the 1990s, and favored Democrat Al Gore over George W. Bush in 2000. New Jersey gave its 15 electoral votes to John Kerry in 2004, in a 53% to 46% margin over George W. Bush.

In 1978 Democrat Bill Bradley, former Princeton University and New York Knickerbockers basketball star, was elected to the US Senate; Bradley was reelected in 1984 and 1990, but did not run in 1996. In 2006, New Jersey was represented in the US Senate by Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, both Democrats.

Governor Thomas Kean, a Republican who served from 1983–89, helped to improve the public image of New Jersey, long perceived as dominated by smoke-belching factories and troubled cities. Kean was succeeded by Democrat Jim Florio, whose tax increases, which took effect just at the time the New Jersey economy had begun to waver, angered voters. In 1993, Florio lost his bid for reelection to Republican Christine Todd Whitman, the state’s first woman governor. As soon as she took office, Whitman implemented a 5% tax cut and pushed through another 10% cut as part of her budget package in 1993. Whitman won a second term in the 1996 election. In 2001, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); she resigned in 2003. Democrat Richard J. Codey, former state senate president, became acting governor in November 2004 after Governor James E. McGreevey resigned before his term expired. In the November 2005 gubernatorial election, former US Senator Jon S. Corzine, a Democrat, was elected governor. Corzine took office in 2006.

12 State Government

The state legislature consists of a 40-member senate and an 80-member general assembly. New Jersey is one of four states (the others are Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee) in which the governor is the only elected administrative official. Given broad powers by the state constitution, the governor appoints the heads, or commissioners, of the major state departments with the advice and consent of the senate.

A bill may be introduced in either house of the legislature. Once passed, it goes to the governor, who may sign it, return it to the legislature with recommendations for change, or veto it in its entirety. A two-thirds majority in each house is needed to override a veto.

The legislative salary as of December 2004 was $49,000 and the governor’s salary was $157,000.

13 Political Parties

Sweeping reforms—including a corrupt practices act, a primary election law, and increased support for public education—were implemented during the two years (1911–13) that Woodrow

Wilson, a Democrat, served as New Jersey’s governor. Between 1913 and 1985, Democrats held the statehouse almost two-thirds of the time.

In 2004, there were 5,009,000 registered voters. In 1998, 25% of registered voters were Democratic, 19% Republican, and 56% unaffiliated or members of other parties. Following the 2006 statewide elections, the state senate contained 22 Democrats and 18 Republicans, while the general assembly consisted of 49 Democrats and 31 Republicans. Twenty-three women were elected to the state legislature in 2006, or 19.2%.

In the 2000 presidential voting, Democrat Al Gore won 56% of the vote, while Republican George W. Bush won 41%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democratic challenger John Kerry won 52.7% of the vote to incumbent President George W. Bush’s 46.5%.

In 1993, New Jersey elected its first woman as governor, Republican Christine Todd Whitman. Democrat James McGreevey was elected New Jersey’s governor in 2001; he resigned in 2004 and was succeeded by state senate president Richard Codey. In the November 2005 gubernatorial election, Codey decided not to run for a full term, and former US Senator Jon S. Corzine, a Democrat, was elected governor. Democrat Robert Menendez was appointed by Corzine to fill the US Senate seat he left vacant

New Jersey Governors: 1776–2007

1776–1790William LivingstonFederalist
1790Elisha LawrenceFederalist
1790–1793William PatersonFederalist
1793Thomas HendersonFederalist
1793–1801Richard HowellFederalist
1801–1802Joseph BloomfieldRepublican
1802–1803John LambertDem-Rep
1803–1812Joseph BloomfieldDem-Rep
1812–1813Aaron OgdenFederalist
1813–1815William Sandford PenningtonDem-Rep
1815William KennedyDem-Rep
1815–1817Mahlon DickersonRepublican
1817–1829Isaac Halstead WilliamsonFederalist
1829–1832Peter Dumont VroomDemocrat
1832–1833Samuel Lewis SouthardRepublican
1833Elias P. SeeleyWhig
1833–1836Peter Dumont VroomDemocrat
1836–1837Philemon DickersonDemocrat
1837–1843William PenningtonDem-Rep
1843–1844Daniel HainesDemocrat
1845–1848Charles Creighton StrattonWhig
1848–1851Daniel HainesDemocrat
1851–1854George Franklin FortDemocrat
1854–1857Rodman McCamley PriceDemocrat
1857–1860William Augustus NewellRepublican
1860–1863Charles Smith OldenRepublican
1863–1866Joel ParkerDemocrat
1866–1869Marcus Lawrence WardRepublican
1869–1872Theodore Fitz RandolphDemocrat
1872–1875Joel ParkerDemocrat
1875–1878Joseph Dorsett BedleDemocrat
1878–1881George Brinton McClellanDemocrat
1881–1884George Craig LudlowDemocrat
1884–1887Leon AbbettDemocrat
1887–1890Robert Stockton GreenDemocrat
1890–1893Leon AbbettDemocrat
1893–1896George Theodore WertsDemocrat
1896–1898John Williams GriggsRepublican
1898Foster MacGowan VoorheesRepublican
1898–1899David Ogden WatkinsRepublican
1899–1902Foster MacGowan VoorheesRepublican
1902–1905Franklin MurphyRepublican
1905–1908Edward Casper StokesRepublican
1908–1911John Franklin FortRepublican
1911–1913Thomas Woodrow WilsonDemocrat
1913James Fairman FielderDemocrat
1913–1914Leon R. TaylorDemocrat
1914–1917James Fairman FielderDemocrat
1917–1919Walter Evans EdgeRepublican
1919–1920William Nelson RunyonRepublican
1920Clarence Edwards CaseRepublican
1920–1923Edward Irving EdwardsDemocrat
1923–1926George Sebastian SilzerDemocrat
1926–1929Arthur Harry MooreDemocrat
1929–1932Morgan Foster LarsonRepublican
1932–1935Arthur Harry MooreDemocrat
1935Clifford R. PowellRepublican
1935Horace Griggs PrallRepublican
1935–1938Harold Giles HoffmanRepublican
1938–1941Arthur Harry MooreDemocrat
1941–1944Charles EdisonDemocrat
1944–1947Walter Evans EdgeRepublican
1947–1954Alfred Eastlack DriscollRepublican
1954–1962Robert Baumle MeynerDemocrat
1962–1970Richard Joseph HughesDemocrat
1970–1974William Thomas CahillRepublican
1974–1982Brendan Thomas ByrneDemocrat
1982–1990Thomas H. KeanRepublican
1990–1994James Joseph FlorioDemocrat
1994–2001Christine Todd WhitmanRepublican
2001Donald T. DeFrancescoRepublican
2001–2004James McGreeveyDemocrat
2004–2006Richard CodeyDemocrat
2006–Jon S. CorzineDemocrat
Democratic Republican – Dem-Rep

when he became governor in January 2006, and Menendez won that Senate seat in his own right in November 2006. Democrat Frank Lautenberg, first elected to the Senate in 1982, and reelected in 1988 and 1994, returned to the Senate in 2002 after having retired in 2000. Following the 2006 midterm elections, the state’s delegation to the US House of Representatives consisted of seven Democrats and six Republicans.

14 Local Government

As of 2005, New Jersey had 21 counties, 324 municipal governments, 604 public school districts, and 276 special districts. In 2002, there were 242 townships. Counties are divided into classes by population and location. These classes determine the number of members on the main county governing body (the board of freeholders)

New Jersey Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 1948–2004

YEAR NEW JERSEY WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST PROHIBITION SOCIALIST LABOR
* Won US presidential election.
1948Dewey (R)895,455981,12442,68310,52110,5933,354
1952*Eisenhower (R)1,015,9021,373,6135,5898,5935,815
    CONSTITUTION    
1956*Eisenhower (R)850,3371,606,9425,3179,1476,736
    CONSERVATIVE    
1960*Kennedy (D)1,385,4151,363,3248,7084,262
1964*Johnson (D)1,867,671963,8437,075
    AMERICAN IND. PEACE & FREEDOM   
1968*Nixon (R)1,264,2061,325,467262,187 8,0846,784
     PEOPLE’S AMERICAN  
1972*Nixon (R)1,102,2111,845,5025,35534,3784,544
     US LABOR LIBERTARIAN  
1976Ford (R)1,444,6531,509,6887,7161,6509,4493,686
1980*Reagan (R)1,147,3641,546,5578,20320,6522,198
     WORKERS WORLD   
1984*Reagan (R)1,261,3231,933,6308,4046,416
    NEW ALLIANCE PEACE & FREEDOM  CONSUMER
1988*Bush (R)1,320,3521,743,1925,1399,9538,4213,454
     IND. (PEROT)  IND. (BRADFORD)
1992*Clinton (D)1,436,2061,356,8653,513521,8296,8224,749
       GREEN (NADER)
1996*Clinton (D)1,652,3291,103,078262,13414,76332,465
      LIBERTARIAN  
2000Gore (D)1,788,8501,284,17394,5541,8806,312844
2004Kerry (D)1,911,4301,670,0034,514

which administers county and state programs. County officers include the clerk, sheriff, and prosecutor.

Cities, boroughs, and towns may employ the mayor-council system, council-manager system, commission system, or other forms of their own devising. Cities, too, are classed by population and location into four classes. The budgets of all local units are supervised by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, which also offers municipal aid programs.

15 Judicial System

The supreme court, the state’s highest, consists of six associate justices and a chief justice, who is also the administrative head of the state court system. As the court of highest authority, the supreme court hears appeals on constitutional questions and of certain cases from the superior court, which comprises three divisions: chancery, law, and appellate. The chancery division has original jurisdiction over general equity cases, most probate cases, and divorce actions. All other original cases are tried within the law division. The appeals division hears appeals from the chancery and law divisions, from lower courts, and from most state administrative agencies.

A state tax court, empowered to review local property tax assessments, equalization tables, and state tax determinations, has been in operation since 1979. Municipal court judges hear minor criminal matters, motor vehicle cases, and violations of municipal ordinances. In 2004, New Jersey had a total violent crime rate (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault) of 355.7 reported incidents per 100,000 persons. Crimes against property (burglary, larceny/ theft, and motor vehicle theft) that year totaled 2,429.2 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Prisoners under jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities in New Jersey numbered 26,757 as of 31 December 2004. A death penalty by lethal injection was established in 1982, although as of 5 May 2006, the sentence had yet to be imposed. As of 1 January 2006, 13 persons were under sentence of death in New Jersey.

16 Migration

New Jersey’s first white settlers were colonial migrants: the Dutch from New Amsterdam, Swedes from west of the Delaware River, and Puritans from New England and Long Island. Not until the rapid industrial growth of the mid-1800s did New Jersey attract great waves of immigrants. Germans and Irish were the first to arrive. The late 1800s and early 1900s brought newcomers from Eastern Europe, including many Jews, and a much larger number of Italians to the cities. More recently, migration from Puerto Rico and Cuba has been substantial.

From World War I on, there has been a steady migration of blacks from Southern states. Black as well as Hispanic newcomers settled in major cities just as whites were departing for the suburbs. New Jersey’s suburbs were also attractive to residents of New York City, Philadelphia, and other adjacent areas, who began a massive move to the state just after World War II.

Between 1990 and 1998, New Jersey had a net loss of 350,000 in domestic migration and a net gain of 360,000 in international migration. In the period 2000–05, net international migration was 290,194 and net internal migration was -194,901, for a net gain of 95,293 people.

17 Economy

Petroleum refining, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food processing, apparel, fabricated metals, electric and electronic equipment, and other machinery are all important. But the state is more noteworthy for the diversity of its manufacturers than for any dominant company or product. The service sector of the economy, led by wholesale and retail trade, continued to grow rapidly during the 1990s. The heaviest concentrations of jobs are in and near metropolitan New York and Philadelphia. Fresh market vegetables are the leading source of farm income.

Economic growth during the late 1990s was robust. Although the national recession of 2001 resulted in a slowdown in the economy, employment losses for the state as a whole started later and were milder than for the nation as a whole.

New Jersey’s gross state product (GSP) in 2004 was $416.05 billion, of which the real estate sector accounted for the largest share at $65.6 billion (15.7% of GSP), followed by manufacturing ($45.35 billion, or 10.9% of GSP), and professional and technical services ($33.65 billion, or 8% of GSP).

18 Income

In 2005, New Jersey had a gross state product (GSP) of $431 billion, eighth highest in the nation. In 2004, New Jersey ranked fourth among the 50 states and the District of Columbia with a per capita (per person) income of $41,626 (the national average was $33,050). The three-year average median household income for 2002–04 was $56,772, compared to the national average of $44,473. For the same 2002–04 period, 8.2% of the state’s residents lived below the federal poverty level, as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

19 Industry

In 2004, the shipment value of all products manufactured in the state was $94.12 billion. That year, the leading industrial categories were chemical and allied products ($26.9 billion), petroleum and coal products manufacturing ($12.2 billion) food manufacturing ($9.48 billion), computer and electronic product manufacturing ($6.1 billion), and fabricated metal product manufacturing ($5.24 billion). Nearly every major US corporation has facilities in the state.

20 Labor

In April 2006, the civilian labor force in New Jersey numbered 4,501,800, with approximately 231,000 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 5.1%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. In April 2006, 4.2% of the labor force was employed in construction; 7.8% in manufacturing; 21.4% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.9% in financial activities; 14.6% in professional and business services; 13.9% in education and health services; 8.4% in leisure and hospitality services; and 15.8% in government.

Although migrant workers are still employed at south Jersey tomato farms and fruit orchards, the number of farm workers coming into the state is declining with the increased use of mechanical harvesters.

In 2005, 791,000 of New Jersey’s 3,868,000 employed wage and salary workers were members of unions, representing 20.5% of those so employed. The national average was 12%.

21 Agriculture

New Jersey is a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables. Its total farm income was $862 million in 2005. In 2004, it ranked fourth in cranberries, spinach, and lettuce, and eighth in fresh market tomatoes.

About 820,000 acres (332,000 hectares) were contained in 9,900 farms in 2004. The major farm counties are: Warren for grain and milk production, Gloucester and Cumberland for fruits and vegetables, Atlantic for blueberries, Burlington for nursery production and berries, Salem for processing vegetables, and Monmouth for nursery and equine.

In 2004, leading crops were bell peppers, cabbage, sweet corn, tomatoes, and head lettuce. New Jersey farmers also produced 56,440 tons of vegetables for processing. Fruit crops in 2004 included apples, peaches, cranberries, and strawberries.

22 Domesticated Animals

In 2005, New Jersey had an estimated 44,000 cattle and calves, valued at $48.8 million. During 2004, New Jersey farmers had an estimated 11,000 hogs and pigs valued at $1.3 million. In 2003, poultry farmers produced 686,000 million pounds (312 million kilograms) of turkey, 3 million pounds (1.4 million kilograms) of chickens, and 556 million eggs. The state’s total milk yield was 216 million pounds (98.1 million kilograms) in 2003.

23 Fishing

In 2004, New Jersey had a commercial fish catch of 185.6 million pounds (84.3 million kilograms) worth $139.4 million, the eighth-highest catch value in the nation. Cape May–Wildwood had the 15th-highest value and 13th-largest volume of all US ports, bringing in 97.5 million pounds (44.3 million kilograms) of fish, worth $68.1 million. Clams, scallops, swordfish, tuna, squid, lobster, and flounder are the most valuable species. The state ranked second in the nation for volume of Atlantic mackerel landings. The state led the nation in landings of surf clams and quahogs. In 2003, there were 15 processing and 83 wholesale plants in the state with about 2,050 employees. The commercial fleet in 2001 had 397 vessels.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior maintains a total of 190,000 acres (76,900 hectares) at 12 different sites with boating access. The state stocks over 1.8 million fish per year to lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery and the Pequest Trout Hatchery are major suppliers.

Recreational fishermen catch finfish and shellfish along the Atlantic coast and in the rivers and lakes of northern New Jersey. In 2004, the state issued 169,418 sport fishing licenses.

24 Forestry

Over 42% of New Jersey’s land area, or 1,876,000 acres (759,000 hectares), was forested in 2004. Of that total, 1,228,000 acres (521,000 hectares) were classified as commercial timberland, most of it privately owned. The forests of New Jersey are important for their function in conservation and recreation. Harvested wood contributes to specialty markets and quality veneer products. State forests cover 382,000 acres (155,000 hectares).

25 Mining

The value of nonfuel mineral production in New Jersey in 2003 was estimated to be $272 million. According to preliminary figures, 22.5 million metric tons of crushed stone were produced in 2003. Other mineral resources mined or recovered included construction sand and gravel, industrial sand and gravel, common and fire clays, greensand marl. New Jersey continued to be the only state that produced greensand marl, also known as the mineral glauconite, which is processed and sold mainly as a water-softening filtration medium to remove soluble iron and manganese from well water. A secondary use is as an organic conditioner for soils.

26 Energy and Power

Although it contains some of the largest oil refineries in the United States, New Jersey produces little of its own energy, importing much of its electric power and virtually all of its fossil fuels.

In 2003, there were 37 electric generating plants in New Jersey. Installed capacity (utility and nonutility) totaled 18.6 million kilowatts. Power production amounted to 57.4 billion kilowatt hours. In 2000, New Jersey’s total per capita energy consumption was 322 million Btu (81.1 million kilocalories), ranking it 33rd among the 50 states.

New Jersey had three nuclear power stations in operation in 2006: Hope Creek in Lower Alloways Township; Oyster Creek plant at Forked River; and the Salem Creek plant near Salem. Nuclear generating stations accounted for 51.8% of the electric power generated in the state in 2003.

27 Commerce

With one of the nation’s busiest ports and many regional distribution centers, New Jersey is an important commercial state. Wholesale sales for 2002 totaled $256.9 billion; retail sales were $102.1 billion. In 2005, New Jersey exported $21.08 billion of its own manufactures to foreign countries. Leading exports were chemicals, electronics, and industrial machinery. Most exports went to Canada, Japan, the UK, and Mexico.

28 Public Finance

The annual budget, prepared by the Treasury Department’s Division of Budget and Accounting, is submitted by the governor to the legislature for approval. The fiscal year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

The revenues for 2004 were $50.58 billion and expenditures were $46.45 billion. The largest general expenditures were for education ($12.12 billion), public welfare ($8.59 billion), and highways ($2.38 billion). The public debt of state government was $35.77 billion, or $4,118.62 per person.

29 Taxation

New Jersey’s personal income tax is the largest single source of revenues. The 6% retail sales tax is the second largest. The personal income tax schedule has six brackets ranging from 1.4% to 8.97%. The corporate tax is a flat rate of 9%. The state also imposes a full array of excise taxes covering motor fuels, tobacco products, and many other products and services. There are no local sales taxes. Other state taxes include various license and franchise fees, stamp taxes, and state property taxes. Most property taxes are collected locally.

The state collected $22.93 billion in taxes in 2005, of which 35.9% came from individual income taxes, 28.6% came from the general sales tax, 15.8% from selective sales taxes, 9.7% from corporate income taxes and 10.1% from other taxes. In 2005, New Jersey ranked 10th among the states in terms of combined state and local tax burden, which amounted to $2,631 per capita (per person). The national average was $2,192.

In October 2005, the infant mortality rate in New Jersey was 4.9 per 1,000 live births. The overall death rate stood at 8.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. The leading causes of death in the state were heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases, accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide. Among persons ages 18 and older, 18.8% were smokers. The HIV-related death rate was 8.9 per 100,000 population. A total of 43,824 AIDS cases had been reported through 2001.

New Jersey’s 78 community hospitals had about 22,800 beds in 2003. The average expense for community hospital care was $1,411 per inpatient day in 2003. In 2004, New Jersey had 333 doctors per 100,000 residents, and 928 nurses per 100,000 residents in 2005. In 2002, approximately 15% of New Jersey’s residents were uninsured.

The state’s only medical school, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, is a public institution that combines three medical schools, one dental school, a school of allied professions, and a graduate school of biomedical sciences.

31 Housing

Poor housing was at least one of the causes of the Newark riots in 1967. As a result, the state established the Department of Community Affairs to coordinate existing housing aid programs and establish new ones. In 2004, the state had an estimated 3,414,739 housing units, of which 3,134,481 were occupied; 68.1% were owner-occupied. About 54.6% of all units were single-family, detached homes. Nearly 60% of the entire housing stock was built before 1969. Utility gas is the most common heating energy source, followed by fuel oil and kerosene. It was estimated that 98,620 units lacked telephone service, 10,054 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 16,364 lacked complete kitchen facilities. The average household size was 2.71 people.

In 2004, some 36,900 new privately owned units were authorized for construction. The median home value was $291,294, the fifth highest in the country. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,847, while renters paid a median of $877, the second-highest rate in the country, after California.

32 Education

In 2004, 87.6% of residents over age 25 were high school graduates and 34.6% had college degrees.

Total public school enrollment was estimated at 1,367,000 in fall 2002 and is expected to reach 1,415,000 by fall 2014. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $20.8 billion or $12,981 per student, the highest in the nation. Enrollment in private schools in fall 2003 was 204,732.

As of fall 2002, there were 361,733 students enrolled in institutions of higher education. In 2005, New Jersey had 58 degree-granting institutions. Rutgers, the state university, began operations as Queen’s College in 1766 and was placed under state control in 1956. Altogether, New Jersey has 14 public four-year colleges, 19 two-year community colleges, and 21 private colleges. The major private university in the state and one of the nation’s leading institutions is Princeton University, founded in 1746. Other major private universities are Seton Hall (1856), Stevens Institute of Technology (1870), and Fairleigh Dickinson (1942).

33 Arts

Around the end of the 19th century, New Jersey towns, especially Atlantic City and Newark, were tryout centers for shows bound for Broadway. The New Jersey Theater Group, a service organization for nonprofit professional theaters, was established in 1978. There are several theaters in the state that are members of the statewide Theater Group, including the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theater at Princeton and Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.

Ft. Lee was once the state’s motion picture capital. The first silent film, The Great Train Robbery, was shot there. New Jersey’s early preeminence in cinema, an era that ended with the rise of Hollywood, stemmed partly from the fact that the first motion picture system was developed by Thomas Edison at Menlo Park in the late 1880s. The state created the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission in 1977.

In 1796, William Dunlap of Perth Amboy wrote the libretto for The Archers, the first American opera to be commercially produced. There are over 60 professional and community orchestras throughout the state. The leading orchestra is the New Jersey Symphony, which makes its home in the new New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. There are other symphony orchestras in Plainfield and Trenton. The New Jersey State Opera performs in Newark’s Symphony Hall, while the Opera Festival of New Jersey makes its home in Lawrenceville. Noteworthy dance companies include the American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and the Nai Ni Chen Dance Company.

The jazz clubs of northern New Jersey and the seaside rock clubs in Asbury Park have helped launch the careers of many local performers. Famous stars perform in the casinos and hotels of Atlantic City.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts supports arts programs with state and federal funds. The New Jersey Council for the Humanities was founded in 1973.

34 Libraries and Museums

In 2001, New Jersey had 309 public library systems with a total of 458 libraries, 149 of which were branches. The public library systems that year housed 31 million volumes and had a total circulation of 49,171,000. The Newark Public Library was the largest municipal system with over 1.45 million volumes and 10 branches. Princeton University’s library is the largest in the state, with over 4.9 million volumes and 34,182 periodical subscriptions. It is distinguished by special collections on African American studies, art and archaeology, economics, and international affairs, among many others. Rutgers University ranked second with 3.2 million volumes.

New Jersey has more than 177 museums, historic sites, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Among the most noteworthy museums are the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark and Princeton University’s Art Museum and Museum of Natural History. Also of interest are Grover Cleveland’s birthplace in Caldwell; the Campbell Museum in Camden (featuring the soup company’s collection of bowls and utensils); and one of the most popular attractions, the Edison National Historic Site, formerly the home and workshop of Thomas Edison, in West Orange. In 1984, the grounds at the Skylands section of Ringwood State Park were designated as the official state botanical garden.

35 Communications

Telstar, the first communications satellite, was developed by researchers at Bell Labs in Holmdel, Whippany, and Murray Hill. Three Bell Labs researchers shared the Nobel Prize in physics (1956) for developing the transistor, a device that has revolutionized communications and many other fields. In 1876, at Menlo Park, Thomas Edison invented the carbon telephone transmitter, a device which made the telephone commercially feasible.

In 2004, about 95% of the state’s occupied housing units had telephones. That year there were 6,326,459 mobile telephone subscribers. As of 2003, about 65.5% of New Jersey households had a computer and 60.5% had Internet access. Because the state lacks a major television broadcasting outlet, New Jerseyites receive more news about events in New York City and Philadelphia than in their own towns and cities. In 2005 there were 60 major radio stations (8 AM, 52 FM) and 7 television stations. In 1978, in cooperation with public television’s WNET (licensed in Newark but operated in New York), New Jersey’s public stations began producing the state’s first nightly newscast.

36 Press

Several newspapers, most notably the Newark Star–Ledger, have amassed considerable circulation. But none has been able to muster statewide influence of the nearby New York Times or Philadelphia Inquirer, both of which are read widely in the state. In 2005, there were 18 morning dailies, 1 evening, and 15 Sunday papers. Most of the largest papers are owned by either Gannett Company, Inc. (of Virginia) or Advance Publications (of New York).

As of 2005, the leading papers and their daily circulations were are the Newark Star–Ledger (400,042), the Hackensack Record (176,177), and the Neptune-Asbury Park Press (160,399).

Numerous scholarly and historical books have been published by the university presses of Princeton and Rutgers. Periodicals published in New Jersey include Home, New Jersey Monthly, Personal Computing, and Tiger Beat.

37 Tourism, Travel & Recreation

Tourism is a leading industry in New Jersey. In 2005, there were about 72.2 million visitors to the state.

The Jersey shore has been a popular attraction since 1801, when Cape May began advertising itself as a summer resort. Of all the shore resorts, the largest has long been Atlantic City, which by the 1890s was the nation’s most popular resort city. By the early 1970s, however, the city’s only claims to fame were the Miss America pageant and the game of Monopoly, whose standard version uses its street names. In an effort to restore Atlantic City to its former luster and revive its economy, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1976 to allow casinos in the resort. Some 33 million people now visit Atlantic City annually.

State attractions include 10 ski areas in northwestern New Jersey, canoeing and camping at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, three national wildlife refuges, 31 public golf courses, and 30 amusement parks, including Great Adventure in central Jersey. New Jersey’s inland lakes, trout streams, and saltwater fishing facilities are popular with anglers.

38 Sports

New Jersey is historically significant in the births of two major national sports. Princeton and Rutgers played what is claimed to be the first intercollegiate football game on 6 November 1869 at New Brunswick. The first game of what we know today as baseball was also played in New Jersey at the Elysion Field in Hoboken between the Knickerbockers and the New York Nine on 19 June 1846.

New Jersey did not have a major league professional team until 1976, when the New York Giants of the National Football League moved across the Hudson River into the newly completed Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands Sports Complex at East Rutherford. The NFL’s New York Jets began playing their home games at the Meadowlands in 1984. The Continental Airlines Arena, located at the same site, is the home of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. The Devils won the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003.

The Meadowlands is also the home of a dual thoroughbred and harness racing track. Other racetracks are Garden State Park (Cherry Hill), Monmouth Park (Oceanport), and Atlantic City Race Course for thoroughbreds; and Freehold Raceway for harness racing. Auto racing is featured at speedways in Bridgeport, East Windsor, and New Egypt.

Trenton has a minor league baseball team, the Thunder, in the Eastern League. New Jersey has several world class golf courses, including Baltusrol, the site of seven US Opens and the 2005 PGA Championship. Numerous championship boxing matches have been held in Atlantic City. Other annual sporting events include the New Jersey Offshore Grand Prix Ocean Races held at Point Pleasant Beach in July and the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood.

39 Famous New Jerseyites

While only one native New Jerseyite, (Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), has been elected president of the United States, the state can also properly claim (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (b.Virginia, 1856–1924), who spent most of his adult life there. Elected governor of New Jersey in 1910, Wilson pushed through a series of sweeping reforms before entering the White House in 1913. Wilson’s two presidential terms were marked by his controversial decision to declare war on Germany and his unsuccessful crusade for US membership in the League of Nations after World War I.

Two vice presidents hail from New Jersey: Aaron Burr (1756–1836) and Garret A. Hobart (1844–1899). Burr, born in Newark and educated at what is now Princeton University, is best remembered for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel at Weehawken in 1804.

Important historical figures include Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, 1754?–1832), a heroine of the American Revolution, and Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), the noted explorer. One of the world’s most prolific inventors, Thomas Alva Edison (b.Ohio, 1847–1931) patented over 1,000 devices from workshops at Menlo Park and West Orange. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (b.Germany, 1879–1955), winner of a Nobel Prize in 1921, spent his last decades in Princeton. General Norman Schwarzkopf (b.1934) was commander of US forces during the Persian Gulf War.

The state’s traditions in the arts began in colonial times. Patience Lovell Wright (1725–1786) of Bordentown was America’s first recognized sculptor. Authors after the Revolution included James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), one of the nation’s first novelists; and Stephen Crane (1871–1900), famed for The Red Badge of Courage (1895).

Quite a number of prominent 20th-century writers were born in or are associated with New Jersey including William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997); Norman Mailer (b.1923); John McPhee (b.1931); Philip Roth (b.1933); Imamu Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones, b.1934) and Peter Benchley (b.New York, 1940).

Notable 19th century artists were Asher B. Durand (1796–1886) and George Inness (b.New York, 1825–1894). The best known 20th-century artist associated with New Jersey was Ben Shahn (1898–1969); cartoonist Charles Addams (1912–1988) was born in Westfield. Noted photographers born in New Jersey include Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) and Dorothea Lange (1895–1965). Important composers were Lowell Mason (b.Massachusetts, 1792–1872), called the “father of American church music,” and Milton Babbitt (b.Pennsylvania, 1916), long active at Princeton.

Popular singers include Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra (1915–1998); Sarah Vaughan (1924–1990); Dionne Warwick (b.1941); Paul Simon (b.1942); and Bruce Springsteen (b.1949). Jazz musician William “Count” Basie (1904–1984) was born in Red Bank.

Other celebrities native to New Jersey are actors Jack Nicholson (b.1937); Michael Douglas (b.1944); Meryl Streep (b.1948); and John Travolta (b.1954). Comedians Lou Costello (1906–1959), Jerry Lewis (b.1926), and Clerow “Flip” Wilson (1933–1998) were also born in the state. Michael Chang (b.1972), 1989 French Open tennis champion, was born in Hoboken.

40 Bibliography

BOOKS

Bristow, M. J. State Songs of America. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Heinrichs, Ann. New Jersey. Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books, 2003.

Moragne, Wendy. New Jersey. New York: Benchmark Books, 2000.

Murray, Julie. New Jersey. Edina, MN: Abdo Publishing, 2006.

Sateren, Shelley Swanson. New Jersey Facts and Symbols. Rev. ed. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2003.

WEB SITES

New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission. New Jersey: Visitnj.org. www.state.nj.us/travel (accessed March 1, 2007).

State of New Jersey. Official Web Site for the State of New Jersey. www.state.nj.us (accessed March 1, 2007).

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New Jersey

New Jersey

The Garden State joined the Union on December 18, 1787, as the third state. Located in northeastern United States, New Jersey is the smallest of the mid-Atlantic states and ranks forty-sixth in size among the fifty states. Its total area is just 7,787 square miles (20,168 square kilometers). New Jersey is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware , Pennsylvania , New York , and Connecticut .

The Leni-Lenape (meaning “Original People”) were the first known inhabitants of New Jersey. They were a peaceful, agricultural people. The first European explorers reached the Jersey shore in 1524, and in 1609, Henry Hudson (d. 1611) sailed under the Dutch flag to lay claim to the region. New Jersey's first town, Bergen, was founded in 1660 by settlers from Holland. Within one hundred years, only a few hundred Leni-Lenape survived, the majority having been killed by smallpox, alcohol abuse, and gun violence.

England took control of the region in 1664, and it was settled into two distinct provinces but one colony: East Jersey was settled by Puritans from Long Island and New England and West Jersey was settled by English Quakers .

New Jersey was the winter headquarters for General George Washington (1732–1799) and his troops in the American Revolution (1775–83) , and five major battles were fought there. That state was bitterly divided throughout the American Civil War (1861–65). Many residents urged the North to make peace with the South. The state sent into battle its full quota of troops, and its factories manufactured munitions and other equipment for the Union army. Even after war's end, African Americans were not allowed to vote in New Jersey until 1870.

New Jersey was officially declared “urban” by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1880, when the state population rose above one million for the first time. In 2006, the population was just over 8.7 million, with 69.9 percent being white, another 13.3 African American. Hispanics and Latinos make up another 15.3 percent.

The late 1990s saw the state grow by 24.2 acres when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that most of Ellis Island , the eastern seaboard immigration center, belonged to New Jersey. In September 1999, Hurricane Floyd damaged more than eight thousand homes and destroyed hundreds more. It was one of the worst natural disasters in the state's history.

New Jersey's economy is based on oil refining, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food processing, apparel, and technological equipment. Wholesale and retail trade also generate a substantial portion of the state's income, with the heaviest concentration of jobs being in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York City. Because New Jersey is such a small state, many of its residents find jobs across the border in these states.

Tens of millions of tourists visit New Jersey each year, mostly to enjoy the Jersey shore and its popular resort, Atlantic City. The state also hosts ten ski areas, thirty amusement parks, and thirty-one public golf courses.

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NEW JERSEY

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New Jersey

New Jersey

Liberty and prosperity.

At a Glance

Name: New Jersey was named after Jersey, an island in the English Channel.

Nickname: Garden State

Capital: Trenton

Size: 7,790 sq. mi. (20, 175 sq km)

Population: 8,414,350

Statehood: New Jersey became the third state on December 18, 1787.

Electoral votes: 15 (2004)

U.S. representatives: 13 (until 2003)

State tree: red oak

State flower: purple violet

State insect: honeybee

Highest point: High Point, 1,083 ft. (550 m)

The Place

New Jersey is one of the Mid-Atlantic states. It is the fourth-smallest state in the United States, bigger than only Rhode Island, Delaware, and Connecticut. New Jersey is located between New York and Pennsylvania. The Delaware River marks the state's western border, while the Hudson River separates New Jersey from New York in the northeast.

New Jersey has a 130-mile (209-km) coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Salt marshes, shallow lagoons, and meadows cover much of the area near the coast. The land in the center of the state is fertile farmland. New Jersey has more than 800 lakes and ponds, and its many rivers provide power for the state's large cities, which include Newark, Paterson, Elizabeth, Trenton, and Camden.

About two-fifths of New Jersey is covered by forests. Most of the forested area is in the northwestern corner of New Jersey, in the Appalachian Mountains. The Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River cuts through the mountains, is one of the most scenic natural formations in the region.

The grassy Appalachian Valley is the largest valley in the area and is ideal for grazing dairy cattle.

New Jersey has warm-to-hot summers and cold winters, with more moderate temperatures along the coast. New Jersey's most valuable mineral resources are granite, traprock, sand, and gravel.

New Jersey: Facts and Firsts

  1. Cape May is the oldest seashore resort in the United States.
  2. Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world. Built in 1896, it stretches for 4.5 miles (7.2 km) along the Atlantic coast.
  3. New Jersey is the only state to have all of its counties classified as metropolitan areas.
  4. New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the country.
  5. New Jersey is a leading state in chemical production, and chemicals are the state's leading manufactured product.
  6. Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.

The Past

Before Europeans settled in New Jersey, the land was home to around 8,000 Native Americans, who came to be known as the Delaware. Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazano, working for the king of France, reached New Jersey's coast in 1524. Henry Hudson explored New Jersey as part of his Hudson River expedition for the Netherlands in the early 1600s. The earliest settlers came from the Netherlands and Sweden to trade furs. Fearing competition from the Swedes, the Dutch quickly pushed them out, and New Jersey became part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

In 1664, the English drove out the Dutch and took control of New Netherland, which they renamed New York and New Jersey. The governor of New York also ruled New Jersey until 1738, when Lewis Morris became the first governor of the New Jersey colony.

Because of New Jersey's central location, Patriot and British forces engaged in almost 100 Revolutionary War conflicts there. The colony was the site of many key battles, including the battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth.

After the Revolutionary War, New Jersey quickly became one of the first industrialized states. By 1792, Paterson was an important center for the manufacture of textiles. In 1804, New Jersey began to pass legislation to gradually free its slaves, but there was significant pro-South sympathy in the state. It was one of only three states that voted against the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln in 1864.

In the late 1800s, the construction of new canals and railroads helped Camden, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Trenton, and Passaic to become major manufacturing centers. New Jersey became the home of many large industrial businesses. Thousands of European immigrants came to work in New Jersey factories.

New Jersey suffered through unemployment and economic hardship during the Great Depression. During World War II, however, the state's electronics and chemical industries grew as the state supplied communications equipment, ships, weapons, and ammunition for the country's military operations.

New Jersey: State Smart

In 2000, New Jersey surpassed Connecticut as the state with the highest per capita (per person) income.

During the mid–20th century, many New Jersey residents left the industrial cities to live in the country. Many people who worked in the large cities of New York and Philadelphia also moved to New Jersey's suburbs, which quickly became overpopulated. The expanding population had a negative impact on the environment and strained the resources of the state government, which needed revenue to pay for roads, schools, and social assistance.

The Present

With about 89 percent of its residents living in urban areas, New Jersey has the highest population density of any state, with an average of 1,098 people per square mile. Its manufacturing centers produce electronics, paper and printed products, and processed food. New Jersey is one of the leading states in the production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

New Jersey's location between New York and Philadelphia brings business to the state, and its transportation system moves goods and people between those two cities and all over the world. New Jersey's airport in Newark is one of the busiest international airports in the world.

New Jersey is a leading agricultural state. The Garden State grows flowers that are sold all over the country, dairy farms produce milk and cheese, while produce farms grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as apples, asparagus, lettuce, and sweet corn.

Born in New Jersey

  1. Bud Abbott , comedian
  2. Charles Addams , cartoonist
  3. Jason Alexander , actor
  4. William "Count" Basie , bandleader
  5. Joan Bennett , actress
  6. Jon Bon Jovi , musician
  7. William J. Brennan Jr. , jurist
  8. Aaron Burr , political leader
  9. Grover Cleveland , U.S. president
  10. James Fenimore Cooper , author
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Thousands of tourists visit the resorts along New Jersey's Atlantic coastline every year. Atlantic City is the most famous of these resort towns, where casinos, hotels, stores, and restaurants flourish.

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New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey became a royal province in 1702 when the proprietorships of East Jersey and West Jersey were brought under the control of the English crown. The white population of the colony at the time of the merger was fifteen thousand inhabitants, and by 1750 it had quadrupled to roughly sixty thousand. Most of the population farmed in Hunterdon, Burlington, Monmouth, and Essex Counties along the widely traveled corridor connecting New York City and Philadelphia.

Throughout the colonial period New Jersey remained one of the most diverse colonies in British America. While the largest ethnic group in the colony remained the English, Dutch remnants of the colony of New Netherland were spread out across the New York City hinterland counties of Bergen and Somerset. Scots-Irish settled in large numbers in Morris County and Germans occupied the northwestern counties of Hunterdon and Sussex. The southern portion of the state was largely English Quaker with a smattering of Swedes, Germans, and non-Quaker English in the mix.

On the eve of the