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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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Gillette, William. Jersey Blue: Civil War Politics in New Jersey, 18541865. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

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■ ASSUMPTION COLLEGE FOR SISTERS G-10

350 Bernardsville Rd.
Mendham, NJ 07945-0800
Tel: (973)543-6528
Fax: (973)543-9459
Web Site: http://www.acscollegeforsisters.org/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 2-year, women only. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 112-acre rural campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $86,392. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2327 per student. Total enrollment: 37. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. 16 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 30 students. Part-time: 7 students. Students come from 3 states and territories, 5 other countries, 60% from out-of-state, 0% Hispanic, 84% international, 86% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, women religious or women in religious formation. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $3300 full-time, $100 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: Orientation, Christmas Program, Graduation. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Assumption College for Sisters Library with 25,000 books, 50 serials, 3,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $39,675. 16 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE U-9

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/

Description:

County-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 537-acre small town campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $673,167. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2882 per student. Total enrollment: 6,845. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 3,170 applied. Full-time: 3,074 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 3,771 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 14% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 68% 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 and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for culinary arts, nursing, allied health, occupation therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy assistant programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/1.

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.

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

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

Basking Ridge Sites
Batsto Historic Site
Baylor Massacre Site
Bound Brook
Boxwood Hall (Boudinot House)
Burlington
Chestnut Neck
Cooper's Ferry (Camden)
Coryell's Ferry
Cranbury
Crosswicks
Dey Mansion
Elizabeth
Englishtown
Five Mile Creek (or Run)
Fort Lee
Fort Mercer
Freehold (Monmouth Courthouse)
Gloucester Point
Haddonfield
Hancocks Bridge
Honeyman House
Hopewell
Hunt House
The John Woolman Memorial House
Liberty Pole
Little Egg Harbor Massacre Site
Middlebrook Encampment
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Morristown National Historical Park
Old Dutch Parsonage
Old Tennent Church (Freehold Meeting House)
Paulus Hook (Jersey City)
Princeton
The Oliver Cromwell House
Proprietary House (Westminster)
Quinton Bridge
Ringwood Manor and Iron Works
Rockingham (Berrien House)
Salem
Shabakunk Creek
Springfield
Toms River
Trenton
Von Steuben House
Wallace House

Little remains in modern New Jersey as a reminder that the region was first colonized by the Dutch and Swedes, who came primarily as traders. But when the British gained suzerainty over New Netherland, they quickly took steps to establish permanent settlements. The Duke of York's Proprietary, granted in 1664 by Charles II to his brother the Duke of York, the future James II, included the present state of New Jersey, which got its name at this time from the Channel island of Jersey, where Charles II had been given refuge in 1650.

Conflicting land claims were long a problem in the new colony, but suffice it to say here that in 1676 a line was drawn dividing it into East and West Jersey. In 1702 "the Jerseys" were united as a royal province though the region continued to have political, social, economic, and cultural differences reflecting its division by the boundary line of the seventeenth century. East Jersey was dominated by New England Puritanism and economically oriented toward the metropolis of New York; West Jersey was dominated by the Quakers, with William Penn and his associates in a controlling role and with an economic orientation toward Philadelphia.

Today's visitor to New Jersey will find many reminders of the state's split personality in the colonial era. There are surviving segments of the Province Line Road. Architectural landmarks and place-names of the Swedish presence are along the Delaware in western New Jersey, whereas their Dutch equivalents are on the other fringe of the state. (Bergen, founded by the Dutch in 1618, is New Jersey's oldest permanent settlement.) In Burlington and Perth Amboy, old capitals of the two Jerseys, vestigial land rights of the original signers of the agreement of 1676 are preserved by the Boards of Proprietors of East and West Jersey.

After a slow start in European settlement, the population of New Jersey grew from about 15,000 in 1702 to about 140,000 at the outbreak of the American Revolution. The state has been called "Cockpit of the Revolution," an apt designation because it was a major theater of military operations as the main American and British armies swept back and forth between New York City and Philadelphia. Late in 1776 the British conquered almost all of the state, only to be driven back by Washington's brilliant actions at Trenton and Princeton. The last major action in the North was on the Monmouth Battlefield in 1778, but before and after this there was serious fighting and much maneuvering when the British advanced from bases in New York, Perth Amboy, and New Brunswick toward Washington's campsites around Morristown and Middlebrook.

Meanwhile, the rich farms of New Jersey had drawn foragers from both armies to regions spared by the main armies (see salem), a considerable amount of skirmishing took place between Loyalist and Patriot militia units, and the Jersey coast became a hotbed of privateering (see little egg harbor massacre site). The Raritan River was a base for such "whaleboat warriors," as Adam Hyler and his New Brunswick rivermen armed themselves to conduct raids on British ships around New York.

Much of the terrain that figured so prominently in battles and skirmishes of the Revolution has been paved over by urban development, particularly in the heavily industrialized portion of the state adjacent to New York City. Most landmarks have long since been razed and landforms obliterated so as to make a personal visit unproductive. This guide touches only lightly on this heavily built-up region, but the Bergen County Historical Society is active, and one of its members, Adrian C. Leiby, published The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley (Rutgers University Press, 1980). This is an excellent source of information on landmarks in Bergen and Hudson counties.

Many other parts of New Jersey are surprisingly unspoiled. The Pine Barrens, scene of Revolutionary War bushwacking, privateer operations, and skirmishes between foraging parties, still have large areas of wilderness. Hikers will find many historic landmarks that are inaccessible to road-bound travelers. So much of the war in this region having been amphibious, such places as Sandy Hook, the privateering centers, Cape May, and the sites of the Delaware River forts can be seen properly only by boat. Canoeists are fortunate in having available the fourth revised edition of Exploring the Little Rivers of New Jersey, by James and Margaret Cawley (Rutgers University Press, 1993).

The state has no published guide to historical markers and no system of official information centers. Individual historians and popular writers have played a greater role in preserving New Jersey's Revolutionary War heritage than government officials. Some of their works are identified above, and others in the articles that follow. One of these came from novelist and historian Alfred Hoyt Bill, who published the 128-page New Jersey and the Revolutionary War (Rutgers University Press, 1992). Another, more recent source for this state's Revolutionary War accounts and landmarks is Mark Di Ionno's A Guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail: For Families and History Buffs (Rutgers University Press, 2000).

The New Jersey Historical Commission offices are at 225 West State Street, Trenton, N.J. 08625. Phone: (609) 292-6062; website: www.newjerseyhistory.org. The New Jersey Historical Society is located in the middle of Newark's art district at 52 Park Place. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the library is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the same days. Phone: (973) 596-8500; website: www.jerseyhistory.org.

Basking Ridge Sites

Basking Ridge Sites, Somerset County. The Widow White's Tavern, where General Charles Lee was captured by a British patrol on Friday, 13 December 1776, had undergone many changes before it was razed about 1950. The site, which remains unmarked, is at the southwest corner of South Finley Avenue and Colonial Drive. A blue state marker on Lord Stirling Road indicates the site of the General William Alexander ("Lord Stirling") estate. Still standing are two small brick buildings, believed to have been slave quarters.

Batsto Historic Site

Batsto Historic Site, Mullica River, Batsto, Burlington County. In the Pine Barrens, about 10 miles east of Hammonton on N.J. Route 542, is this recent restoration of a community that produced bog-iron products (including cannon for the Revolution) and glass from 1766 until abandoned in 1848. The Manor House (c. 1750) is all that remains to indicate the wealth of this portion of the huge Joseph Wharton estate, but the restoration includes workmen's cottages, a gristmill, sawmill, blacksmith and wheelwright shops, general store, and the oldest known fully operating post office in America. Batsto Village has been put on the National Register. As of 2004 the entire site, including the Manor House, the museum, and the visitors center underwent renovation. Guided tours are offered three times a day, seven days a week, but it is advisable to call for a reservation. Hours of operation are daily from dawn to dusk. Phone: (609) 561-0024. Website: www.batstovillage.org.

Baylor Massacre Site

Baylor Massacre Site, Hackensack River, Bergen County. The mass grave and several surviving houses of the so-called Old Tappan Massacre of September 1778 are marked on County Road 53 (Rivervale Road) between Routes 116 (Old Tappan Road) and 90-132 (Prospect and Washington Avenues). The mass grave is in a park on Red Oak Drive a few hundred yards east of Rivervale Road. Bodies of American dragoons had been buried in tanning vats, and the site was long marked by a millstone used in the tanning operation. About the time of the Civil War the stone was dragged away, and in recent years only a few people in the vicinity remembered being told where it had been located. In 1967 Mr. Thomas Demarest of Old Tappan took the initiative in seeing that archaeological work was done to locate the graves before they were permanently lost. After two weeks of digging, the first human remains were found. Uniform buttons with the cipher "LD" (Light Dragoons), silver stock buckles, and other artifacts established beyond doubt that the searchers had found what they were looking for. Parts of six bodies were accounted for when all the vats were found and explored. The official casualty list was eleven Patriots killed outright and four who died of wounds in the area. Either this is wrong, or there are other, undiscovered graves.

Patriot propagandists raised the cry of "massacre" whenever their troops were badly beaten and sustained heavy casualties. At Old Tappan the dragoons commanded by the young and inexperienced Colonel George Baylor had the misfortune of being staked out for attack by forces under Major General Charles Grey, who was famous for his "massacre" of Anthony Wayne's command at Paoli, Pennsylvania. Helped by Loyalist guides, the regulars approached Baylor's position under cover of darkness, killed or captured a twelve-man security outpost at the bridge across the Hackensack just south of the Patriot camp, and caught about one hundred dragoons asleep in three barns along what ironically was then called Overkill Road (now Rivervale Road). Baylor and his second in command, Major Alexander Clough, were among the casualties, only thirty-seven of the 104 enlisted men escaping unhurt. Clough died of wounds several days later; Baylor recovered sufficiently to take command of another dragoon regiment after being exchanged, but he died a few years later of his wounds.

Congress ordered an investigation of the alleged massacre, affidavits collected from survivors indicated that one soldier had received sixteen stab wounds and three others received twelve. The exhumed bodies support the atrocity charges; the skull of one man shows a fracture that almost certainly was caused by the butt stroke of a Brown Bess inflicted when the victim was on the ground.

In 1972 the site of the mass grave was developed into a 2-acre county park. The millstone has been restored to its former position here, after having been donated to the River Vale Board of Education by a descendant of the farmer who had it hauled out of his field and after standing for years on the lawn of the Holdrum School. The exact location of the six barns occupied by the dragoons is not known. Historical markers on Rivervale Road (County Road 53) between Old Tappan Road and Prospect Avenue indicate surviving landmarks. (The Colonel Cornelius house can be seen from the road. A nursing home is on the site of the Haring house where Baylor and Clough were trapped.) Much of the area remains unspoiled by modern construction except just north of the burial site, where a housing development has been planted in the last few years. The county bought three building lots for the park, where the mass gravesite will be preserved in a landscaped area alongside the river. The area where the British formed for their attack is now covered by the Edgewood Country Club.

Historical inquiries may be directed to the Bergen County Historical Society. Phone: (201) 343-9492; website: www.bergancountyhistory.org.

Bound Brook

Bound Brook, Raritan River, Somerset County. The present bridge over the Raritan between Bound Brook and South Bound Brook is the site of the important skirmish that took place on 13 April 1777. While the main American army was still in winter quarters at Morristown, an outpost of about five hundred Continentals and militia was here at Bound Brook under the command of General Benjamin Lincoln. About 7 miles southeast at New Brunswick were eight thousand British and German troops. Cornwallis left the latter base with about two thousand regulars on a foraging expedition. The militia outposts around the bridge on the Raritan at Bound Brook were careless, permitting Cornwallis to cross the river and threaten the isolated American position with encirclement by superior forces. Lincoln was able to get away, thanks largely to the personal efforts of Lieutenant Simon Spalding, but he lost his artillery detachment. Cornwallis withdrew with about twenty-five prisoners and the captured guns as General Nathanael Greene approached with a relief column.

An ancient granite monument marking the site of the skirmish has been moved a few feet from its original position in the dangerous intersection just north of the bridge to the side yard of the Pillar of Fire ("Holy Jumper") Temple at 519 Main Street. The inscription says Cornwallis had four thousand troops, but other authorities put the figure at about two thousand. East of the road leading to the bridge from Main Street are markers pertaining to the colonial history of this site, but the entire area is covered with rundown commercial structures. Traffic conditions make sightseeing by car dangerous.

A short distance north of Bound Brook is the site of Washington's Middlebrook Encampment.

Boxwood Hall (Boudinot House)

Boxwood Hall (Boudinot House), 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth. This mansion, saved from demolition in the late 1930s, restored through a WPA project, and open since 1943 as a historic house museum, was built about 1750 by the mayor of Elizabethtown. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark. During the years 1772 to 1795 it was the home of Elias Boudinot (1740–1821), a man of fine appearance, considerable scholarship, many good works, and great wealth. Alexander Hamilton lived with the Boudinots briefly while getting some schooling in Elizabethtown before entering King's College (Columbia) in 1773. In later years he was a frequent visitor to Boxwood Hall. In June 1777 Boudinot was made commissary general of prisoners, his task being to deal with the British on behalf of American prisoners in enemy hands. The journal he kept during the Revolution was published in 1894 and is an important primary source. Elected to Congress in 1777, he did not attend until July of the next year, but then served until 1784. He was president of that body for a year, starting on 4 November 1782. In June 1783 he became acting secretary of foreign affairs. Back in Congress in 1789, he was a Federalist. He left the House of Representatives to succeed David Rittenhouse as director of the mint, holding this office during the years 1795 to 1805 and leaving Boxwood Hall for a new home in Philadelphia. He then retired to study biblical literature, attempting to prove that the American Indians might be descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel and taking a leading part in the establishment of the American Bible Society. He became that organization's first president, is credited by some with originating Thanksgiving Day, and was a trustee and benefactor of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) from 1772 until his death in 1821.

Boxwood Hall is associated with the controversial story of Reverend and Mrs. James Caldwell. The latter was killed during the British attack on Connecticut Farms in June 1780, and her husband was killed by a sentinel at Elizabethtown Port in January 1782. American patriots then and since have contended that both were martyrs killed by British bullets, but there is evidence that the bullets were fired by Americans. Be that as it may, the body of James Caldwell was publicly displayed before the door of Boxwood Hall, and Elias Boudinot made a speech on the occasion.

Lafayette was an overnight guest in 1824. After having several owners, Boxwood Hall was inherited by William C. DeHart, who undertook to ruin it. In 1870 he demolished the two wings, superimposed two stories, added a rear service wing, and leased it as a boarding house. Later it became the Home for Aged Women of Elizabeth. The restoration has undone much of the damage, but the wings remain clipped and the boxwood-bordered avenue from the river to the front door is gone with the wind. Boxwood Hall is owned and operated by the state of New Jersey. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Burlington

Burlington, Delaware River, Burlington County. Many colonial buildings remain in this city that for more than a century was the capital of the province of West Jersey. The Revell House, 215213 Wood Street, was built in 1685, making it the oldest in the county; according to tradition this is where Benjamin Franklin stopped on his way to Philadelphia in 1723 and was given gingerbread by an old lady, as recounted in his autobiography. At High and Pearl Streets is the little building where Franklin's print shop was operated in 1728 and where Isaac Collins printed money for the province in 1776. From the site of Burlington Wharf, at the foot of High Street, the strategically important ferry operated from 1685 until the present bridge was built. At the foot of Wood Street was the residence of William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin and last royal governor, 1763 to 1774.

Burlington figured prominently in the strategy of the war from December 1776 until June 1778. Justifying his wide dispersal of troops along the Delaware before the British disaster at Trenton, General Sir William Howe wrote on 20 December 1776: "The chain [of advanced posts], I own, is rather too extensive, but I was induced to occupy Burlington to cover the County of Monmouth, in which there are many loyal inhabitants." But this forced Washington to extend his own defenses of the Delaware down this far on the opposite bank, Burlington being one of the places where the British could cross the river in renewing the offensive against Philadelphia. The German garrison of Burlington was withdrawn after the first Battle of Trenton, and before making his move to Princeton, Washington sent his baggage, stores, and three heaviest guns to Burlington with a strong escort.

When the British evacuated Philadelphia in June 1778, they moved through Burlington en route to Bordentown before striking out for what became the Monmouth Battlefield. New Jersey's first newspaper (excepting The Plain Dealer, published for eight weeks in 1775 and 1776 at Matthew Potter's tavern in Bridgeton), the New Jersey Gazette, was established at Burlington in 1777 and became influential during the Revolution. In his wild efforts to justify his conduct in the Battle of Monmouth, General Charles Lee used this paper as one of his many channels for taking his case to the public. "A note of [Lee's] to the printer of the Burlington paper savors of insanity or flows from worse sources," wrote General Anthony Wayne in a letter of 16 July 1778.

Further information on other local historic landmarks is available from the Burlington County Historical Society, 451 High Street, Burlington, N.J. 08016. Phone: (609) 386-4773. Guided tours, children's programs, a museum, and a research library are available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Society occupies the James Fenimore Cooper House, where the author was born in 1789. Adjoining is the James Lawrence House, where this naval hero of the War of 1812 was born in 1781.

Camden

Camden. Seecooper's ferry.

Chestnut Neck

Chestnut Neck, Mullica River, Atlantic County. A boatyard covers the ruins of this little village that played such a large part as a center of American privateering during the Revolution. Sir Henry Clinton decided in the fall of 1778 that the time had come to clean out what he called "a nest of rebel pirates," and he gave the job to the remarkable Patrick Ferguson. Then only a captain but famous as inventor of a good breech-loading rifle and as a resourceful commander of independent operations, Ferguson spent three weeks laying waste to a long stretch of the Mullica River, burning ten large vessels and destroying shipyards, storehouses, and Patriot homes. He burned the entire village of Chestnut Neck, which comprised the fort, Payne Tavern, Adams Landing, several storehouses, and about a dozen homes. In the course of his operations he surprised Pulaski's Legion in a raid (see little egg harbor massacre site).

The site of the village of Chestnut Neck is privately owned and access is restricted, but it may eventually be developed as a historic landmark. In 1950 the area of the colonial village was surveyed by Paul C. Burgess, who located the ruins of eleven homes, the fort, and other public structures mentioned above. Some archaeological exploration has been done, and it appears that the ruins have been protected so far from destruction because they lie about 3 feet below ground level. Freak weather in March 1971 exposed much of the river bottom around Chestnut Neck and revealed several sunken ships, tons of English ballast stones, anchors, and other items. The Mullica River from Chestnut Neck to the Batsto Historic Site is one of the few remaining unspoiled waterways in New Jersey, and Great Bay is good for sailing.

Chestnut Neck Battle Monument, erected in 1911 by the General Lafayette Chapter of DAR, is on U.S. 9 near the junction of County Road 575, about 2 miles northeast of Port Republic.

Cooper's Ferry (Camden)

Cooper's Ferry (Camden), Delaware River. First settled in 1679, for the most part by Quakers, this was nothing more than a few houses known variously as Pluckemin, the Ferry, and Cooper's Ferry until after the American Revolution. Jacob Cooper laid out the town in about 1773, naming it in honor of Lord Chancellor Camden, but it was not chartered under that name until 1828. The place was important as the ferry on the main colonial road through Philadelphia.

In the present city there is only one significant vestige of early American architecture, Pomona Hall. This is a handsome house whose early part was begun in 1726 by Joseph Cooper Jr., with a later part built in 1788 by his nephew, Marmaduke Cooper. The two-and-a-half-story house of "tapestry" brickwork (including the builder's initials) is located at 1900 Park Avenue in Camden, and is the home of the Camden Historical Society. Phone: (856) 964-3333. Pomona Hall is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday afternoons and is furnished with some exceptional pieces of furniture, and features a handsome staircase. A modern building adjoining Pomona Hall has a good research library of local history, a museum, and a museum store.

Coryell's Ferry

Coryell's Ferry, Delaware River. See under pennsylvania. The New Jersey end of this strategic crossing was in today's Lambertville.

Cranbury

Cranbury, Middlesex County. One of New Jersey's oldest European settlements and a place mentioned in the military operations of 1776 and 1778 (see monmouth battlefield), Cranbury has so far remained an attractive old village at the center of fast-moving industrial and residential construction. On Main Street are several pre-Revolutionary structures, including the Newold House (c. 1750). The old Post House, built during the Revolution and renamed the United States Hotel around 1780, is now the Cranbury Inn. The Cranbury Museum has recently been established in a small frame house dating from the Civil War era. It is located at 4 Park Place East and is open on Sunday afternoons. Phone: (609) 655-2611 or (609) 395-0702.

Crosswicks

Crosswicks, Burlington County. Destruction of the bridge and the skirmish here on 23 June 1778, a few days before the Battle of Monmouth, gave Washington valuable intelligence about the route General Clinton was taking in his withdrawal from Philadelphia to New York. Chesterfield Friends Meeting House (1773) was hit three times by American cannon in the course of this delaying action against General Knyphausen's column. A ball remains lodged in the north wall, and scars on the floor at the western end of the interior may have been made by British gun carriages. In December 1776 the church had been occupied by Patriot troops under General John Cadwalader, who crossed the Delaware too late to take part in the Trenton raid but who joined Washington in time for the Princeton campaign.

The little village is exceptionally attractive today, having many interesting buildings that preserve an unreconstructed eighteenth-century appearance. Its famous church is, however, the landmark for which Crosswicks is best known. The large, rectangular structure of aged brick—some of it salvaged from the older structure of 1706—is set in a huge yard. The Crosswicks Oak in the southwest corner of the yard has a plaque proclaiming that the tree was standing when William Penn reached America in 1682. An old wagon shed and other outbuildings are on the grounds.

Dey Mansion

Dey Mansion, Preakness Valley Park, Passaic County. Washington's headquarters in July and November 1780, this Georgian manor house was built about 1740 for Colonel Theunis Dey by his father, Dirck. Owned by the town of Wayne since 1930, it is a gambrel-roofed, two-and-a-half-story structure of Dutch aspect in which various building materials are combined in an interesting and pleasing manner. The house and garden have been restored. Dey Mansion is located at 199 Totowa Road and is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Phone: (973) 696-1776.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, Union County. Several important structures of the colonial and Revolutionary War periods have survived in the urban atmosphere that has grown considerably in the past two centuries around Newark Bay. Because of its many Revolutionary War associations, Boxwood Hall (Boudinot House) has been covered separately. The section on springfield gives the story of the two British raids in June 1780 in which Elizabethtown and its "fighting parson," James Caldwell, figured so prominently. His church (the First Presbyterian) and the nearby academy were burned in an earlier raid of January 1780, when record-breaking cold weather permitted the British to cross from Staten Island on the ice. The present structure, dating from 1786, is particularly handsome, and the old burying ground has several graves of famous Americans. The Belcher-Ogden Mansion (c. 1680), 1046 East Jersey Street, is of exceptional importance from the architectural as well as the historical standpoint. Tours are offered by appointment. Phone: (908) 351-2500. Other landmarks, all private, are the Bonnell House, 1045 Jersey Avenue at the northwest corner of Catherine Street; outbuildings of the Crane House, 556 Morris Avenue at Cherry Street; "Liberty Hall," west side of Morris Avenue opposite State Teachers College, open to the public Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. from April through December; and the Wilcox House, 1000 Magie Avenue.

Englishtown

Englishtown, Monmouth County. A few miles northwest of the Monmouth Battlefield and on the Patriot army's line of march to that place, Englishtown has two surviving structures of the Revolution. One is the Village Inn, built in 1726, which was Washington's headquarters after the battle. Well preserved and identified by historical markers in the very center of town (intersection of Water Street and Main Street), the inn is operated by the Battleground Historical Society and features a variety of historical exhibits. A few doors away on N.J. 522 is the two-story frame building that was the home of Moses Laird, Washington's guide before the battle and his host afterward. The building is a private residence.

Five Mile Creek (or Run)

Five Mile Creek (or Run). This name is frequently applied to the main battle of Colonel Edward Hand's delaying action on the eve of the Battle of Princeton, 2 January 1777. The decisive skirmish actually took place about a mile farther south at Shabakunk Creek.

Fort Lee

Fort Lee, community of Fort Lee, Hudson River. The western terminus of the George Washington Bridge and urban development have permanently destroyed most of this historic site. On the 300-foot bluff near the river, the sites of some outer works of Fort Lee are preserved within Palisades Interstate Park. The fortification area west of the ravine is divided among various private owners. Proposals have been made to explore and restore the site, but there is not much left with which to work.

Forts Lee and Washington were built to defend the Hudson River from British naval operations. Work started in the summer of 1776. But Fort Washington was captured with a tremendous loss of personnel and matériel on 16 November 1776, and the Patriots were forced to abandon Fort Lee a few days later, leaving most of their matériel behind to save the two thousand troops stationed there. The British had moved surprisingly fast. Lord Cornwallis with about six thousand regulars landed about 6 miles above Fort Lee at Closter Dock (around modern Alpine in Palisades Park; a historic marker to his scaling of the Palisades is on U.S. 9W). But word of this attempted envelopment reached Washington in time.

The Palisades Interstate Park Commission renovated the Kearney House in 2003. This historic building is listed on the National and State Historic Registries as the "Blackledge-Kearney House" and is sometimes referred to as the Cornwallis Headquarters. It is the oldest surviving structure in Palisades Interstate Park. Phone: (201) 768-1360.

Fort Mercer

Fort Mercer, Red Bank Battlefield Park, Delaware River near the town of National Park, Gloucester County. Fort Mercer was a large earthwork with fourteen cannon that defended one end of the river barrier extending to Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania. These two forts were part of a system designed to defend Philadelphia from amphibious assault along the line of the Delaware River. The existence of these river defenses shaped the British strategy of avoiding the direct approach up the Delaware and attacking Philadelphia in 1777 via Head of Elk, Maryland, Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, and the Brandywine, Pennsylvania. After taking Philadelphia on 26 September and repulsing Washington's audacious counteroffensive at Germantown on 4 October, the British had to spend almost two months reducing the Delaware River defenses and establishing a relatively secure line of communications to Philadelphia. Fort Mercer was the last nut the invaders had to crack, and it proved to be a hard one.

Colonel Christopher Greene commanded the garrison of about four hundred Rhode Island troops assigned to the defense of Fort Mercer. New Jersey militia declined to answer the call to reinforce the Continentals, with the result that last-minute changes had to be made in the lines of the earthwork. On the orders of the French engineer assigned to Fort Mercer (Captain, later brevet Lieutenant Colonel, du Plessis), a new wall was built to cut off the northern wing. The attack by two thousand Hessians on 22 October 1777 was brilliantly repulsed by Greene, who had his men hold fire until the Germans were at point-blank range. Colonel Von Donop was fatally wounded and about a third of his 1,200 troops engaged were killed or wounded, whereas Greene had fewer than forty killed and wounded.

Fort Mifflin, across the river, was abandoned about three weeks later, making Fort Mercer no longer tenable. Lord Cornwallis was approaching with two thousand British troops for another assault when Greene successfully evacuated his position the night of 20 to 21 November.

Traces of the moat are preserved in the 20-acre battlefield park, and remnants of Fort Mercer can be found in the northern section of the park. Also standing is the James Whitall House, in whose orchard Fort Mercer was built and where Von Donop and other wounded Hessians were tended. The stone kitchen wing is believed to date from the early 1700s; the main section of the brick house was built in 1748. The park is located at 100 Hessian Avenue and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Phone: (856) 853-5120. The Whitall House is open to the public for tours on Wednesday through Sunday. For further information, contact the Gloucester County Historical Society. Museum phone: (856) 848-8531.

Freehold (Monmouth Courthouse)

Freehold (Monmouth Courthouse), Monmouth County. When the tired British army in its withdrawal from Philadelphia to New York reached this place on the afternoon of 26 June 1778, they found a village of a few dwellings scattered around a courthouse. The area northeast of Freehold, where Patriot forces under General Charles Lee undertook his mismanaged operations on the morning of the Battle of Monmouth, is covered by modern construction. Some of the preliminary maneuvers, however, may still be traced on the ground. The nearby Monmouth Battlefield, on the other hand, is remarkably well preserved.

Within the present commercial city, best known to visitors for the attraction of its harness-racing events, are several important Revolutionary War sites. The present courthouse is where the original one stood in 1778 and where the British wounded were left. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, occupied by troops of both sides, is still in use and was recently restored. The Craig House survives from the Revolution and has been refurbished to reflect its mid-eighteenth-century style. Guided tours of the farmhouse are available, and interested parties should call for scheduling. Phone: (908) 462-9616.

Hankinson Mansion, known as the Covenhoven House, 150 West Main Street, is the major surviving landmark. It was used by the British commander, Sir Henry Clinton, the night before the Battle of Monmouth. Built between 1690 and 1709, it features fine interior paneling and still has some of its original shingles. It was restored in 1972 to reflect the period after 1740. One of several historic houses maintained by the Monmouth County Historical Association, the Covenhoven House is used for special events. The Association has its headquarters, library, and museum in an attractive modern (1931) building of Georgian design at 70 Court Street. Phone: (732) 462-1466.

Gloucester Point

Gloucester Point, Delaware River, Gloucester County. The first white settlement on the east bank of the Delaware was established by the Dutch, who built Fort Nassau here in 1623. Not until Irish Quakers arrived in 1682, however, did the village start to grow. Gloucester Point was occupied in November 1777 by five thousand British troops under Cornwallis and supported by the fleet. Gloucester Point Park, at New Jersey Avenue and King Street, is the site of the annual meeting of the Proprietors of West Jersey and of Hugg's Tavern. The latter, razed in 1929, had been used by the local Committee of Correspondence and by Cornwallis.

Remains of the British frigate Augusta (sixty-four guns) may be seen here. This ship and the Merlin (eighteen) were badly damaged by fire from Fort Mifflin on 22 October 1777 when Washington's forces successfully defended Fort Mercer (Red Bank). In trying to withdraw, both ships ran aground. An explosion wrecked the Augusta the next day, and fire destroyed the Merlin. During the centennial of the American Revolution an effort was organized to raise the Augusta and tow it up the Schuylkill for exhibition in Fairmount Park, and plans were working out until it was discovered that the hull could not be gotten past the bridges on the Schuylkill. Money for the project ran out, and the Augusta was abandoned on Gloucester Beach and stripped by souvenir hunters.

Haddonfield

Haddonfield. In moving from Philadelphia toward New York City in the summer of 1778, the British army under General Clinton paused here to regroup before marching on to Monmouth Battlefield. Indian King Tavern, located at 233 Kings Highway East, has survived as a significant example of the colonial wayside inn. Built in 1750 and once known as the American House, it was a stopping place for couriers on the Kings Highway before the Revolution, and later a meeting hall for the state legislature and Council of Safety. It is now a state historic site and open to the public for touring on Wednesday through Sunday. Phone: (856) 429-6792. Information on many structures, sites, and programs of historic interest in Haddonfield may be accessed by contacting the Historical Society of Haddonfield, whose home is the acclaimed Greenfield Hall, located at 343 Kings Highway East. Phone: (856) 429-7375.

Hancocks Bridge

Hancocks Bridge, Alloway Creek, Salem County. British and Loyalist raids from Salem in March 1778 resulted in so many Patriot casualties at Quinton Bridge and Hancocks Bridge that they are remembered as "massacres." The background of these operations is covered under salem.

Major Simcoe was chagrined by his failure to wipe out the entire Patriot force at Quinton Bridge. Colonel Mawhood decided to commit a larger portion of his command against the Rebel militia around Hancocks Bridge, and entrusted this mission to Simcoe. After a personal reconnaissance, Simcoe planned an elaborate amphibious raid from Salem to the Delaware and up Alloway Creek. Under cover of darkness the attackers landed several miles below the village, waded through swamp to the road south of the creek, and moved stealthily to assigned positions near the houses believed to be occupied by Patriots. One detachment set up a blocking position on the dike along which reinforcements might come from Quinton Bridge. The Twenty-seventh Foot advanced overland from Salem to support the raid from the northwest side of the creek.

It was a dark and stormy night, which made the British movements difficult to control, but helped them achieve complete surprise. As luck would have it, however, all but twenty of the Patriot troops had left the village. The raiders charged through the front and back doors of Judge William Hancock's house and killed everybody in it. Among the victims were the old judge and his brother, both of them well-known Loyalists. Simcoe had been informed that the judge had not lived in his house since the Rebels took control of the village, but what the British did not know was that Hancock returned to his home at night.

(Benson Lossing published Simcoe's sketches of this action and the one at Quinton Bridge. See II, pages 344 and 345 of the original edition, or II, pages 138 and 139 of the 1972 reprint.)

Quite apart from its historic significance, the well-preserved Hancock House is of architectural importance. The brickwork of the two-and-a-half-story structure is remarkable: on one end the initials and date "W S H 1734" are patterned into the "tapestry" design above nineteen zigzag vertical lines of red and blue glazed brick. The initials are for William and Sarah Hancock, the owner and his wife, in accordance with a fairly common custom in this and other regions of colonial America. At the back of the house is a door that appears to be lacking the necessary steps to be reached from ground level. This is a saddle-door, or hearse-door, a common feature in the neighborhood and serving, as the names indicate, for mounting a horse or for a loading platform. In the attic are discolorations said to be bloodstains left from the massacre.

In 1991 the house was closed to the public. It reopened in 1998 after the New Jersey Division of Parks and Services performed a wide array of repairs on the structure, including addition of a cedar-shingle roof.

Adjacent to the Hancock House is the old cabin of cedar planks that was moved to this location from near Salem. Built of beautifully joined planks of local swamp cedar by Swedish pioneers, it is said to date from about 1640. This state historic site is open on Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Phone (856) 935-4373.

The Quaker Meeting House is on the main street about 100 yards from the above site on land donated by William Hancock. Its oldest portion dates from 1756, an addition from 1784.

(For the local historical society and identification of a useful map of the region, see the end of the section on salem.)

Honeyman House

Honeyman House, near Griggstown. John Honeyman is credited with giving Washington the information about enemy dispositions in Trenton that led to the great Patriot triumph there on 26 December 1776. One of Washington's most able spies, he kept his secrets so well that he was accused during and after the Revolution of being a British agent. The house where he lived during the period 1776 to 1786 is a well-preserved private home that can be seen from the road. It is 0.7 mile north of the village of Griggstown on the east bank of the canal that parallels the Millstone River.

Hopewell

Hopewell, Mercer County. This old village is famous as the home of John Hart (c. 1711–1779) and as the place where Washington made critical decisions in developing the strategy leading to the Battle of Monmouth. Several historic structures have been preserved in and near Hopewell, which remains a quiet and attractive country town.

John Hart's father had come here from Stonington, Connecticut, about 1712 and had risen to a position of local importance. A good twenty years before the Revolution, John himself had become a successful farmer, "the most considerable man in the community," and a growing power in public affairs. He was elected to the assembly in 1761 and served for the next ten years later, after which he continued in the Provincial Congress of New Jersey until sent to the Continental Congress in June 1776. Two months later he signed the Declaration of Independence, became speaker of the newly created state assembly, and was one of the most prominent Rebels of the region just as it became a theater of war.

John Hart was at this time a man of advanced years with many "hostages to fortune" in addition to his large family, and he was to pay dearly. His farm and mills were devastated by the opposing armies. The elderly Hart and his wife were forced to seek refuge in the woods and hills when the British came to arrest him. Martha Hart died as a result of her hardships as a refugee, and John died about two years later.

The Hart House, at 60 Hart Road, is a private home on a quiet street in modern Hopewell. Not marked, it is 0.6 mile from the traffic light at Greenwood Avenue and West Broad Street (County Road 518). To find it coming from Lambertville, turn left at this light onto Greenwood and look for Hart Road a short distance farther. Turn left onto Hart Road and look for number 60 on the right.

Not until 1865 did the New Jersey Legislature get around to providing for a memorial to its first speaker. Then it managed to botch the job: "Nearly every date on the monument at Hopewell is incorrect," notes the author of the article on John Hart in the Dictionary of American Biography. It stands on West Broad Street (County Road 518) next to the easily spotted Old School Baptist Church of 1748. The latter is a simple, two-story brick structure painted bright red, with arched windows and heavy paneled doors. Also known as the Baptist Meeting House, it was a hospital during the Revolution. Hart is buried in the nearby cemetery, as are many Revolutionary War veterans.

Washington reached Hopewell late in the afternoon of 23 June 1778 as his army stalked the British in their withdrawal from Philadelphia to New York. D. S. Freeman writes that Washington opened a headquarters near the Baptist Meeting House and began to get detailed reports that indicated what his enemy was trying to do. An important council of war was held the next day near Hopewell at the Hunt House.

Hunt House

Hunt House, County Line Road near Hopewell, Mercer County. Washington's letters of 23 to 24 June 1778, when critical decisions were being made in the days just before the Battle of Monmouth, were headed "Hunts" or "John Hunt's House." This supports the tradition that this house was the scene of the famous council of war in which most of Washington's generals sided with the veteran Charles Lee in recommending that the British not be seriously molested in their effort to retreat through the Jerseys to New York. Generals Anthony Wayne, Nathanael Greene, and Lafayette went on record with their objections, Alexander Hamilton voicing his off-the-record opinion that the majority decision "would have done honor to the most honorable body of midwives and to them only." (See monmouth battlefield.)

Privately owned, unmarked, and screened from the road by high hedges, the well-preserved Hunt House is on a hill roughly midway between Hopewell and Blawenburg, just west of the county line. To reach it from Hopewell, drive toward Blawenburg on County Road 518 and turn left on the unpaved road just short of the county line. The latter is marked on the highway. Drive 1.2 miles, crossing the railroad and making two right-angle turns. This is a section of County Line Road. The Hunt House will be to your right on the crest of the hill and with a commanding view.

The John Woolman Memorial House

The John Woolman Memorial House on 99 Branch Street in Mount Holly commemorates the life and work of John Woolman (1720–1772), one of the first active abolitionists in America, who helped lead the Quakers to their antislavery position, which they adopted in 1776. Construction of the house began in 1771, and it is maintained within Woolman's orchards as it looked in the 1780s. Open Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment by calling (609) 267-3226.

Liberty Pole

Liberty Pole, Englewood, Bergen County. At Lafayette and Palisade Avenues in Englewood is a liberty pole erected in 1964, presumably on or near the site of the original pole put up in 1766 to celebrate repeal of the Stamp Act. Liberty Pole Tavern, a well-known landmark of the Revolution, stood nearby. The tired troops of "Light Horse Harry" Lee successfully fought off an attack by Loyalists here on 19 August 1779 as the Patriots withdrew to New Bridge from their successful raid on Paulus Hook (Jersey City). The old tavern was one of the few buildings standing when the town of Englewood was laid out in 1859.

Little Egg Harbor Massacre Site

Little Egg Harbor Massacre Site, near Tuckerton, Ocean County. When Captain Patrick Ferguson started wiping out American privateering bases along the Mullica River (see chestnut neck), the newly raised legion of Casimir Pulaski was ordered to oppose his operations. Pulaski's Legion, three light infantry companies, three light horse troops, and an artillery detachment, was too late to interfere seriously with Ferguson's search-and-destroy operations. But its arrival did force the British to discontinue their plan of attacking a major base of the privateers around the Forks of the Mullica and of raiding the nearby Batsto iron works (see batsto historic site).

Pulaski's troops included a high percentage of deserters and a good many foreign adventurers of dubious military merit. His legion reached the Little Egg Harbor district around modern Tuckerton and camped a short distance southwest, around a farm. A deserter went over to Ferguson and informed him of Pulaski's location, pointing out that his camp might be surprised because morale was low and security lax.

Ferguson loaded 250 of his best troops in boats and under cover of darkness rowed 10 miles to what is now Osborne's Island. He then moved about 2 miles through salt marshes and bog to reach the place where the infantry of Pulaski's Legion had a fifty-man outpost a short distance from the main camp. It was about an hour before first light on 15 October 1778 when the British moved in to catch their quarry asleep in three houses; only five were taken alive.

Pulaski led his mounted troops up, and Ferguson retreated to his boats with the loss of a few men captured. At a bend in Radio Road on Pulaski Drive, somewhat less than 3 miles from the center of Tuckerton, is the Pulaski Monument. Presumably it stands about where the main American camp was located. What inspired the Society of the Cincinnati to erect this memorial to Pulaski's humiliating defeat is hard to understand, but it is even more difficult to find local authorities who can pinpoint landmarks of the action. Contemporary accounts of the Little Egg Harbor Massacre vary considerably, and modern historians have shown little interest in straightening out the record of exactly when and where it occurred.

Middlebrook Encampment

Middlebrook Encampment, north edge of Bound Brook, Somerset County, just east of the junction of Routes 22 and 287. The campaign of 1777, which ended with the British capture of Philadelphia, started with a complex sequence of strategic maneuvers between the main British and American armies in north central New Jersey. Anticipating the British offensive, Washington left his winter quarters around Morristown and advanced to a forward position around Middlebrook. Here he covered the passes of the Watchung Mountains while putting his army within 7 miles of the major enemy outpost at New Brunswick. Students of strategy will recognize the Middlebrook encampment as being a classic flanking position that would check a British attempt to advance on Philadelphia via the overland route through New Jersey used the preceding year. General Sir William Howe, who had studied the same basic military textbooks as Washington, consequently undertook to lure his opponent out of this strong position and defeat him. When Howe deployed south of the Raritan between New Brunswick and Somerset Courthouse (now Millstone), Washington left Middlebrook and split his forces, putting a strong detachment under General William Alexander ("Lord Stirling") near modern Metuchen and his main body around the place then called Quibble Town, now New Market. Feigning a strategic withdrawal through New Brunswick to Amboy, Howe then launched an offensive designed to defeat in detail the strong detachment under General Alexander near Metuchen. He hoped to defeat the rest of Washington's weakened army afterwards in a pitched battle after blocking his retreat through the passes to Middlebrook. Washington saw through Howe's strategy as soon as the British advance was detected. Alexander fought a brisk rear guard action against Lord Cornwallis around Metuchen (the Battle of Short Hills), and the main body of the Patriot army withdrew safely to Middlebrook. The British returned to Staten Island, whence they later moved by sea to Head of Elk, Maryland, to start their successful advance on Philadelphia by way of the Brandywine (see under pennsylvania).

Having used the Middlebrook encampment in May to June 1777, Washington's army was back during the period November 1778 to June 1779. Major military operations in the North had ended with the Battle of Monmouth (see monmouth battlefield) in June 1778, so the second season at Middlebrook was less dramatic than the first.

The Washington Camp Ground Association owns 23 acres of the historic site on the north edge of Bound Brook (on Mountain Avenue) and at the foot of First Watchung Mountain. It is undeveloped except for a memorial flagpole flanked by two Civil War cannon (Parrott guns), a painted sign, a speaker's stand, and a Girl Scout cabin. The site is reached by driving north on County Highway 527 (Mountain Avenue) from Bound Brook, proceeding 0.1 mile beyond U.S. 22 (underpass), and turning left (west) onto Middlebrook Avenue. The latter winds through a residential area for 0.5 mile to the Camp Ground, which is easily spotted on the hillside to the right.

The word "Middlebrook," so famous as the name of this encampment, survives locally only as the name of the inconspicuous creek that forms the western boundary of the borough of Bound Brook. The site is open free to the public all year round.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Monmouth Battlefield State Park, west of Freehold, Monmouth County. The colonial crossroads village of Monmouth Courthouse, which gave its name to this major battle of the Revolution, is located approximately 12 miles east of Exit 8 off the N.J. Turnpike on Route 33. From the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 123 to Route 9 south for 15 miles to business Route 33 West. The park is located 1.5 miles on the right, near the present town of Freehold. Here the landmarks of the preliminary skirmishing have virtually disappeared, but a short distance west the terrain of the real battle is remarkably well preserved. Fields have been enlarged, swampy creek beds and ravines have been drained and graded; a railroad and County Road 522 bisect the battlefield, but the state owns about 1,800 acres, including the major terrain features. The site is now a state park and major recreation area that includes a visitors center (located on Comb's Hill), an interpretive center, over 25 miles of hiking and horseback trails, and picnicking areas, and a reenactment of the great battle is held every year during the last week of June. Moving west toward Old Tennent Church (Freehold Meeting House) from modern Freehold on County Road 522, you will initially be following the colonial road along which Lee's disorganized detachment retreated. Between the highway and the railroad embankment is the bogus "Molly Pitcher's Well," constructed by the railroad in modern times and having no true association with history.

A little farther along, and easily spotted, is a railroad underpass. Turn left here and immediately to your right is the site of the hedgerow that figured so prominently in the final phase of the battle. In this immediate area is the surviving Old Tennent Parsonage. The present road leads southwest to Wemrock Brook and the base of Combs Hill, critical terrain from which Patriot guns delivered enfilade fire against the flank of attacking British forces.

Returning to the railroad underpass and the highway, this is where the alignment of the colonial road to Old Tennent Church and the modern highway part company. The old bridge over West Ravine (now Weamacony Creek) was just below the present one. A highway marker indicates that Charles Lee and Washington had their famous encounter just east of the latter point. The high ground due north is where General William Alexander ("Lord Stirling") commanded Washington's left wing. Here the British started their unsuccessful attacks on the last position organized by the Americans. Washington, Von Steuben, and Alexander exhorted the defenders of this flank as the Black Watch, supported by light infantry and field artillery, attempted to penetrate or envelop it.

One problem in the development of Monmouth Battlefield Park was that major disagreement existed among authorities as to what happened where. Mythmakers have already succeeded in creating the impression that Molly Pitcher had an important part in the Patriot victory.

To go back now to an explanation of the Monmouth campaign, the battle took place on 28 June 1778 as General Sir Henry Clinton marched from Philadelphia to New York. The British had been occupying Philadelphia while the Americans shivered at Valley Forge. Lacking shipping to make the move by sea, and also worried about the French fleet, Clinton decided to move overland. Starting on 16 June, he successfully accomplished the difficult task of crossing the Delaware without being caught astride the river. He paused at Haddonfield to embark his sick, his heavy equipment, and some three thousand Loyalists for New York and to organize the rest of his command for the arduous march.

Washington, meanwhile, had reacted quickly to news of the British withdrawal from Philadelphia, ordering his army to cross the Delaware at Coryell's Ferry (now Lambertville). But as Clinton continued up the river toward Bordentown, just below Trenton, the Americans had the perplexing problem of dispersing sufficiently to find and slow up the enemy and at the same time keeping well enough concentrated to avoid "defeat in detail." Bad roads and bad weather (rain alternating with days of record-breaking heat) impeded the operations of friend and foe but caused greatest suffering in the ranks of the British, who were marching with heavy individual loads and escorting 1,500 wagons in addition to their artillery.

From Bordentown the British could have taken any one of several routes north. Not until he reached Hopewell did Washington start to get the detailed reports from which a true picture of enemy intentions emerged. A famous council of war took place on 24 June (probably at the Hunt House) while Washington's troops were given a day's rest. Washington tentatively accepted the "bridge of gold" strategy advocated by General Charles Lee and endorsed by the majority of his generals. Using a term familiar to European strategists of the time, Lee argued that an escape route should be left open to the enemy and that Washington should not risk his amateurs in a major engagement with Clinton, in whose ranks marched some of the finest regiments of the British army.

But Washington and his army had lost their amateur status at Valley Forge, the Trenton-Princeton campaign proving that they were capable of brilliant performance against those professionals who had triumphed so consistently since Bunker Hill. The training directed by General Von Steuben at Valley Forge had already paid off when the young General Lafayette had to extricate his command from Barren Hill, Pennsylvania. The speed and efficiency with which the little Rebel army left its winter quarters at Valley Forge in pursuit of Clinton was further evidence of its new professionalism.

The Monmouth Campaign is therefore fascinating for what it reveals of Washington's generalship, not only in the field of strategic decision making but also in working with the strengths and weaknesses of his major subordinate commanders. Not wanting to abandon hope for bringing on a major engagement but knowing that Lee was not the right man to use, Washington got Lee to waive his seniority so Lafayette could command a special task force organized to put more pressure on the British withdrawal. But just as Washington apparently had finessed this move, Lee decided that he should command this detachment after all.

Thus it came to pass that on the eve of the Battle of Monmouth, five thousand American troops under a general who did not want to fight were 5 miles from Monmouth Courthouse at Englishtown, and the rest of the army was with Washington another 8 miles to the west, at Cranbury.

The British had reached Monmouth Courthouse the afternoon of 26 June after a 19-mile march on roads deep with sand and in a humid heat. Many had died of heat exhaustion, and Clinton let his troops rest on 27 June. The American command and control system, meanwhile, had temporarily broken down. Washington had no further doubt about the general route the British were following, and he had made a night march (25 to 26 June) to reach Cranbury. Colonel Stephen Moylan's thirty dragoons, Colonel Dan Morgan's six hundred riflemen, and General Philemon Dickinson's one thousand New Jersey militia were observing British movements, but their efforts were uncoordinated. Washington was in the dark, not only about enemy movements but also about the location of his own troops at this critical moment.

Shortly before daybreak, at 4 a.m., Clinton's supply train under the escort of Knyphausen's division started north for Middletown while Clinton waited with Cornwallis's division until this forward element had the proper lead. The fatuous Lee got around to resuming his cautious advance at 7 a.m. He had not bothered to send out patrols during the night to make contact with Patriot militia around Monmouth Courthouse or to keep him informed of Clinton's activities, and when he finally did reach the scene of action he proceeded to get into a violent argument with General Dickinson about whether, in fact, Clinton had resumed his retreat or was preparing to attack! But Washington had received a report from Dickinson about the British movement and was leading the rest of his army forward from Cranbury to support Lee.

The true situation at this time was that a strong British rear guard remained around the courthouse, but Clinton and Cornwallis had left. In a confused series of mismanaged efforts Lee succeeded only in warning Clinton that a major portion of the Rebel army was at hand. The British commander in chief, who had been doing everything in accordance with conventional tactical wisdom, ordered back a brigade and some light dragoons from Knyphausen's division to cover his northern flank while Cornwallis turned to eliminate Lee's threat to his rear.

The latter's thoroughly confused troops dropped back and then broke into a panic-stricken retreat. British officers naturally did what they could to encourage this stampede. What happened next is not known with any degree of certainty, except that Washington met Lee on the road and personally took command. The Patriots managed to rally, check the British on successive lines of defense, and hold their final position against a series of heroic but poorly coordinated assaults.

With the temperature reading 100 degrees in the sun, Clinton called a halt to his efforts. Washington ordered a counterattack and planned to pursue, but his own troops were too exhausted to comply. The British regrouped about half a mile east of the Middle Ravine, rested until midnight, and then slipped away. By 10 a.m. the next day they entered Knyphausen's camp at Middletown, and a day later Clinton's entire force was at Sandy Hook waiting for boats to take them to New York.

The Battle of Monmouth was the last major engagement in the North, the longest sustained battle of the Revolution, and perhaps the best one ever fought by the army that Washington personally headed. Strategically and tactically, it showed Washington at his best. Troops and commanders on both sides performed with tremendous proficiency, particularly considering that they had endured great hardships before reaching the battlefield and fought the long battle on one of the hottest days of the Revolutionary period. Monmouth probably witnessed the largest concentration of African American troops on the United States side of the Revolution, an estimated seven hundred serving in the Continental army at the battle.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk and admission is free. Phone: (732) 462-9616; visitors center phone: (732) 780-5782.

Morristown National Historical Park

Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. About 30 miles west of the principal British base of New York City but protected by a series of parallel ranges of hills and small mountains, Morristown was of great military importance to the American cause. Fortunately, the most interesting landmarks have been preserved. In the Jockey Hollow Area a wildlife sanctuary and nature trail have been developed in the unspoiled setting of Washington's army's encampment during the terrible winter of 1779 to 1780. In this area are the Tempe Wick house and gardens and a replica of the crude log hut that served as a military hospital.

The "Fort Nonsense" site is preserved on a hill overlooking Morristown. Reconstructed fortifications once marked this place where Washington is alleged to have ordered construction of earthworks merely to keep his soldiers too busy to get into trouble. This legend has been discredited, no reference to "Fort Nonsense" having yet been discovered in any document written before 1833.

Tours are available daily of the Ford Mansion at 230 Morris Street in the Headquarters Area, which was built during the period 1772 to 1774 by Colonel Jacob Ford Jr., an influential iron manufacturer and powder mill owner. He died early in 1777. During the winter of 1779 to 1780 his widow and their four children occupied two rooms of the mansion while Washington moved in with seventeen other "guests," including his wife, aides, and servants. "Washington's Headquarters" is a splendid example of colonial architecture. Its restoration started in 1939, and another restoration, most of it focused on the Washington's Headquarters Museum, began in January 2005.

Behind it is the Historical Museum, notable for its research library, one of the country's most valuable collections of Washington memorabilia, and other historical exhibits.

The Schuyler-Hamilton House at 5 Olyphant Place dates from about 1765. Here Alexander Hamilton successfully courted Elizabeth Schuyler.

A "living history" program of colonial crafts and military arts has been one of the park's major attractions. Additionally, there is a twenty-minute introductory video and a visitors center where souvenirs and books can be purchased. The entire site encompasses over 1,700 acres. Phone: (973) 539-2016 (visitors' information); (973) 543-4030 (Jockey Hollow Visitors Center).

Old Dutch Parsonage

Old Dutch Parsonage, Somerville, Somerset County. At 65 Washington Place, near the Wallace House and therefore frequented by General and Mrs. Washington during several months in 1778 to 1779, this handsome brick house is the birthplace of Frederick Frelinghuysen (1753–1804). The latter was a young lawyer and Patriot politician before entering military service during the Revolution. First a major of minutemen, then a militia colonel and aide to General Philemon Dickinson, he took part in the campaigns of Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth. In 1790 he was commissioned a brigadier general in the Indian campaign in the Old Northwest, and during the Whiskey Rebellion he served as a major general of militia. Meanwhile he had held a number of elected offices: congressman for eight months during the Revolution (from November 1778) and for a year starting in 1782, a state legislator for several terms, and a United States senator (5 December 1793–May 1796).

These are the Revolutionary War associations of the Old Dutch Parsonage, but this historic landmark is much more significant for its cultural distinctions. It was built by the congregation of the First Dutch Reformed Church in 1751 for their parson. The first occupant was the father of Frederick, but he died when the boy was only two years old. The bereaved Mrs. Frelinghuysen, daughter of a wealthy East India merchant, was about to take her two small children home to Amsterdam when the young New Yorker who had been living in the household as her husband's divinity student persuaded the widow to marry him.

With this sound secular underpinning the new master of the parsonage, Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh (1736–1790), went on to become one of the first ministers of the Dutch Reformed faith ordained in America (1758) and a founder of what became Rutgers University (then Queen's College, chartered in 1766). Not until late in 1771 did the school open, however, and at this time the eighteen-year-old Frederick Frelinghuysen was the only member of the faculty. Thus can the Old Dutch Parsonage be called the cradle of Rutgers.

Jacob Hardenbergh preached resistance against England so effectively that the British put a price on his head. The dominie slept with a musket at his bedside and on several occasions had to flee his home to avoid capture. He served in the state legislature during several sessions. When Washington took up residence in the nearby Wallace House, he formed a warm friendship with Hardenbergh. This remarkable man had never been in good health, and he died in 1790 after four years as full-time head of Queen's College. Two other residents of the Wallace House during Washington's stay were the slaves Greg and Phyllis, the latter of whom was admired for her cooking. The original slave quarters above the kitchen have been preserved.

The parsonage was about to be demolished in 1907 but was bought by descendants of the first occupant and moved about 100 yards to the present location. Colonial furnishings include a gilded Dutch mirror brought to this country around 1750 by Dinah Van Bergh when she arrived as the bride of John Frelinguysen. The Frelinghuysen Chapter of the DAR has deeded the house to the state, which administers it as a historic site. Both the Wallace House and the Parsonage are open to the public. Phone: (908) 725-1015.

Old Tennent Church (Freehold Meeting House)

Old Tennent Church (Freehold Meeting House), 448 Tennent Road, near Route 9, Tennent, Monmouth County. "The new church" is what Washington called it, the simple but imposing white structure having been built in 1751 to replace an earlier one of 1731. The present name was adopted in 1859; before this the church had been known successively as the Old Scots Meeting House and the Old Freehold Meeting House. The Scots Presbyterian congregation was chartered in 1749 and is still vigorous.

On high ground overlooking the West Ravine and alongside the road from Englishtown to Monmouth Courthouse, the tall structure remains as a benchmark of the Battle of Monmouth (see monmouth battlefield). The old road past the church has disappeared, the present highway—County Road 522—being a short distance south.

Spectators gathered on the hilltop during the battle of 28 June 1778, some of them watching from the steeple and the roof of the church. One is said to have been mortally wounded by a spent cannonball that left a scar on a gravestone he was using for a seat. Portions of the battlefield are visible from around the church.

Old Tennent is a frame building of two stories with a steeply pitched roof that greatly increases its height. A stubby, octagonal steeple on one end of the high gable is topped by a spire and an early Dutch weathercock. Cedar shingles, with their many layers of white paint, form the siding. The church, which may be visited weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon, has an old-fashioned pulpit with overhanging sounding board, narrow pews with high backs, and a gallery once reserved for slaves. Beneath the center aisle is the grave of William Tennent, former minister and ardent Patriot, who died in 1777. (It is not certain whether the church was named for William, his brother John, or both.)

In the cemetery is the tomb of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Monckton, a British hero of the battle who was mortally wounded in leading his grenadier battalion in the last assault on the hedgerow. He was pulled into the American lines, together with the captured colors of his battalion, and died a prisoner.

Old Tennent Church serves an active congregation today. The venerable building, cemetery, and grounds are beautifully maintained. A modern annex, at a respectful distance, bustles with weekday activity. Phone: (732) 446-6299.

Paulus Hook (Jersey City)

Paulus Hook (Jersey City). The scene of "Light Horse Harry" Lee's triumph on 19 August 1779 has long since been obliterated by the commercial development of Jersey City. The site of the main British fortification is said to be about where Washington and Grand Streets now intersect. Paulus Hook Park has been created at this spot. Elements of Washington's abortive "Flying Camp" are said to have been stationed here in the latter half of 1776, but the main camp, under General Hugh Mercer, was at Amboy. Conceived as a force of ten thousand militia that could move rapidly to threatened areas, the Flying Camp never attained that strength. Some two thousand of Mercer's men helped construct the fortifications of New York City, many were captured in the Battle of Long Island, and most of the troops at Fort Lee were from the Flying Camp. Formally authorized on 3 July 1776, the organization went out of existence on 30 November of the same year, having accomplished little. Yet the romantic name recurs on Revolutionary War monuments. Presently there remains a Paulus Hook Historic District, and a few of the buildings and churches have been preserved.

Princeton

Princeton, Mercer County. Foreign visitors might well wonder why such great wealth has been expended on the architecture of Princeton University and so little effort has been made to develop the Princeton Battlefield. What happened here in a few minutes on 3 January 1777 brought to a brilliant conclusion "The Nine Days' Wonder," Washington's remarkable counteroffensive with a ragged little army that saved the American Revolution. It was almost five years later that Washington's victory at Yorktown virtually ended the war, but on this occasion Cornwallis said to him: "When the illustrious part that your Excellency has borne in this long and arduous contest becomes a matter of history, fame will gather your brightest laurels rather from the banks of the Delaware than from those of the Chesapeake."

The history of the Trenton-Princeton campaign, the nine days that ended in the Battle of Princeton, has been so well described that it will not be summarized here. Emphasis will be placed instead on what the informed visitor can expect to find on the ground today.

The route of Washington's night march from Trenton to Princeton is marked by twelve stone monuments, the last of which are on County Road 533 leading north to Princeton. U.S. 206 follows the general trace of the main road between Trenton and Princeton that Cornwallis took and along which British reinforcements marched from Princeton toward Trenton. As you approach Princeton on County Road 533, or Quaker Road, the topography is much as it was two centuries ago. It is a region of large farms, with wide, open fields to the right and the unspoiled course of Stony Brook to the left.

But the "Back Road" onto which Washington's main force turned just short of the Quaker Meeting House is gone. The Princeton Pike, which turns into Mercer Street, is a road put in after the Revolution (1807) and is roughly parallel to the old Back Road but some 250 yards to the northwest. (Battle Road, in the residential development just to the southwest of Princeton township, follows a stretch of the old Back Road. Another vestige survives as a declivity just east of the Thomas Clark House, mentioned below.)

Continuing on Quaker Road in the path of General Hugh Mercer's detachment, crossing the Princeton Pike (Mercer Road), the county highway follows Stony Brook to the old stone bridge and ruins of Worth's Mill. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mawhood had left one regiment behind in Princeton and was leading two others up the steep hill from this bridge toward Trenton (on what is now U.S. 206) when his alert flank guards looked back and discovered the Rebel troop movements to their rear.

Visiting Princeton when the leaves are off the trees, as they were on the day of the battle, makes it possible to appreciate the critical role played by the terrain in providing observation from Mawhood's position on the high ground west of the Stony Brook Bridge.

Mercer's assigned mission was to destroy the heavy wooden flooring of the bridge to block British movement back to Princeton, but his troops were driven off by fire. Mawhood doubled back, retraced his steps up the Post Road (U.S. 206) toward Princeton about one-quarter mile to the vicinity of the Olden House (still standing; see below), then cut south. Mercer, meanwhile, had left the Quaker Road and moved northeast toward the high ground now covered by residential housing. A single modern street, Parkside Drive, starts about where Mercer left Quaker Road and loops up the hill through the general area of the initial skirmish; this street leads to the middle of the battlefield park at Mercer Road.

An important topographical feature of the battlefield was the creek running along the southeast side of the Post Road (U.S. 206) and presenting an obstacle to troop movement from the highway to the high ground that was the initial objective of Mawhood and Mercer. This stream is still there, but its banks have been cleared and smoothed. The orchard in which the first fighting occurred has disappeared.

Battlefield State Park is an open area of about 50 acres astride Mercer Road. For nearly three hundred years, this ground was occupied by a solitary white oak tree famous now as the Mercer Oak. The great tree collapsed in 2001, but it stood near the place where the middle-aged but highly promising Hugh Mercer was mortally wounded. Legend has it that he was carried to the tree after receiving seven bayonet wounds and having been left for dead on the field, but it is much more likely that he was taken straight to the Thomas Clark house.

The battlefield park is unmarked, so the visitor is left to private resources to identify the ground on which Washington rallied his troops for the successful counter-attack against Mawhood. A ceramic tablet beneath a flagpole on the east edge of the field represents the only "interpretation" that state and local history agencies have managed to come up with so far.

Frog Hollow, where the British tried to make another stand against Washington's army, can still be seen east of the Graduate College in the open ground of the Springdale Golf Course. The positions of American and British troops opposing each other in Frog Hollow were just north of the Back Road, so in terms of present landmarks this portion of the battlefield is not on the golf course but in the residential area bisected by College Road.

The famous "spy map" of Princeton showed the Americans that the Back Road would permit their entering the town without encountering several prepared defenses on the main roads. Mawhood had left the Fortieth Foot to hold Princeton when he headed for Trenton with the Seventeenth and Fifty-fifth Foot. The Fortieth had its main position, one hundred men with eight six-pounders, at the western approach to town, where Stockton and Nassau Streets now join at the Princeton Battle Monument (see below). Another one hundred men were in a fortification in an orchard where Vandeventer Avenue and Wiggins Street now cross. Three or four small cannon were at Vandeventer and Nassau covering the Post Road in the direction of Kingston, and two small guns in front of Nassau Hall covered Witherspoon Street. The latter street led north to John Witherspoon's country house, Tusculum, which was being used by the officers of the Fortieth Foot (see below).

But the British were unable to organize their defense of Princeton. Washington's strategic surprise and his subsequent tactical success against Mawhood in the fierce engagement around the bridge now paid off. The British abandoned their strongpoints in the streets of the village and most of them fled, although they took all but two guns with them. Some took refuge in Nassau Hall and prepared to make a stand. Captain Alexander Hamilton rolled his battery into the Back Campus and a body of infantry prepared to assault the building. The cannon roared, the storming party entered the building, and the British quickly surrendered. Out marched 194 prisoners.

Having so skillfully executed this thrust deep to the British rear, Washington's tired troops had to move fast to escape the larger enemy force under Cornwallis moving north from Trenton. The ragged little Patriot army had been under arms for forty hours in bitter winter weather without time for rest or hot food. Washington marched to Kingston and then up the east side of Millstone River to Somerset Courthouse (now Millstone). Cornwallis pursued to Kingston, then returned to his base at New Brunswick. By 6 January, when Washington reached Morristown, the British had been cleared from all their conquests in New Jersey except the posts at Amboy and New Brunswick, where they presented no offensive threat.

The only Registered National Historic Landmarks in Princeton are Nassau Hall and Princeton Battlefield Park. Morven, the governor's mansion, is among the "Sites Also Noted." Others fail to meet various criteria of the National Survey, mainly that of "integrity," but are nevertheless of great interest. Several excellent guidebooks to the Princeton area are available, but the places associated with the American Revolution are briefly described below. The sequence of the following paragraphs corresponds generally with the route usually followed in visiting the sites. Nassau Hall is the logical starting point, this centrally located structure being Princeton's most important landmark.

The Bainbridge House. Located in the center of Princeton at 158 Nassau Street, this is a handsome little two-story frame structure with a painted brick veneer front. Built about 1765 by Robert Stockton, it was used by General Sir William Howe in late 1776 and by members of Congress in late 1783 (see Nassau Hall, above). William Bainbridge, who became famous as commander of the U.S.S. Constitution in the War of 1812, was born in the house in 1774, hence the present name. Owned by Princeton University, the Bainbridge House is leased by the Historical Society of Princeton, which uses it for headquarters and operates it as a house museum. The Society has a good reference library on regional history and genealogy and offers a variety of guided walking tours pertaining to the history, architecture, and ethnicity of the area. Phone: (609) 921-6748.

Morven. Morven is at 55 Stockton Street (U.S. 206), just west of its junction with Nassau Street. It served as the official residence for New Jersey's governors until the late 1980s. The grandfather of Richard Stockton (1730–1781) acquired a large tract around Princeton in 1696, and Morven is believed by some authorities to date from 1701. Recent studies (Grieff et al., Princeton Architecture) conclude that the structure was completed in 1755. A splendid Georgian manor house of painted brick, with classical columns and detailed pediment on the wide porch of the central section, the mansion has unmatched wings (each the size of a normal house). Two fires were followed by reconstruction, and records are few, so Morven has been a problem for architectural historians. Stockton inherited the mansion and died here a broken man during the Revolution. A graduate of the College of New Jersey eight years before it was moved to Princeton, he had distinguished himself as a lawyer and Patriot politician. As a signer of the Declaration of Independence he was subjected to particularly harsh treatment by the British when they captured him in the winter of 1776. In his weakened condition Stockton signed the amnesty proclamation. He returned to find his estate pillaged by the British, his fortune greatly depleted, his health fatally impaired by neglect of a lip wound during his imprisonment, and his patriotism impugned because he signed the amnesty declaration. A tumor spread from his lip to the throat, and Stockton died early in 1781. His grave was located when the cemetery of the Princeton Friends Meeting (below) was restored in 1912. A memorial stone was erected the next year.

Morven was occupied by senior British officers including Cornwallis. Its library and furniture were looted during the occupation. Washington visited Morven in 1783 while Congress held its sessions in Nassau Hall.

Recently renovated, the Morven House reopened to the public in 2004 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. Phone: (609) 683-4495.

The Nassau Club. This edifice, at 6 Mercer Street near the monument, is on the site of the Jonathan Sergeant house burned to the ground by the British in December 1776, the only house in Princeton to suffer this fate during the Revolution. The present structure dates from 1813.

Nassau Hall. Construction of Nassau Hall was begun in 1754, two years after the College of New Jersey (founded 1746) was formally moved to Princeton from Newark (having been originally at Elizabethtown). Named for King William III of the House of Nassau, the building contained classrooms, eating and sleeping accommodations, and chapel for the entire student body (seventy undergraduates initially). American and British troops used Nassau Hall during the Revolution as barracks and hospital, doing much damage to the building. During the mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line in January 1781 the Board of Sergeants occupied the ruined building. When Congress fled from Philadelphia to escape the threat of three hundred disgruntled war veterans, Nassau Hall was the national capitol during the period 24 June to 3 November 1783.

The simple lines of the solid, long stone building influenced the design of Harvard's Hollis Hall (1762–1763), Brown's University Hall (1770–1771), and Dartmouth Hall (1784–1791), thus helping establish the familiar architectural tradition of so many later college structures. The original character of Nassau Hall was destroyed in the reconstruction following the fire of 1855.

A precious scientific relic exhibited in Nassau Hall is the orrery (planetarium) built by David Rittenhouse and acquired in 1771 by the College. Ironically, it was not damaged by the British (who intended to send it back to England) but was broken by idly curious American troops tampering with the delicate instrument. Most of it could be repaired, but the part showing the phases of the moon never worked properly again. Behind Nassau Hall in the center of the Back Campus, or Cannon Green, is a gun that may have been part of a British battery deployed to defend the village in January 1777. Abandoned by troops of both sides because its carriage was broken, it was taken to New Brunswick during the War of 1812 to be used in the defenses of that town, but was found to be unsafe to fire. A group of Princeton citizens retrieved it about fifteen years later, and in 1838 it was planted, muzzle down, where it has since become an object of various college traditions. Known as the Big Cannon, it is not to be confused with the other one (planted between Clio and Whig Halls a short distance to the south) that figured in the "Cannon War" of 1875 between Princeton and Rutgers.

"The Old Barracks." This edifice at 32 Edgehill Street incorporates part of Princeton's oldest building. It was the original homestead of the Stockton family, started in the early 1700s and evolving into a two-and-a-half-story fieldstone house of eleven rooms. Plain and rectangular in design, it derives its name from the fact that it was used by British troops for barracks. The surviving portion of "the Old Stockton House," as it is labeled on the "spy map" of 1776, was bought in 1908 and restored as a private residence. It remains privately owned and is not open to the public, but presents an interesting view from the street. (Edgehill Street runs between Stockton and Mercer Streets a little less than 0.25 mile west of the Princeton Battle Monument.)

Olden House. The Olden House (private)is marked on the south side of Stockton Street about 0.25 mile east of Stony Brook Bridge. Washington stood on the porch of this little frame house to watch his defeated army march past in its retreat to Trenton in December 1776; exactly a month later he revisited the house to give instructions that British wounded be properly tended there. Architectural historians have disagreed, but an authoritative study concludes that the Olden House stands on its original foundations.

This stretch of Stockton Street is said to preserve its colonial appearance of small houses separated by spaces originally reserved for pastures and gardens. There is evidence that an eighteenth-century blacksmith shop was at number 481 and that the smith's home was at number 487.

In 1996 the Olden House went under a major restoration. It is the gift shop and home of the Drumthwacket Foundation. Reservations are required; phone: (609) 683-0591.

The Princeton Battle Monument. This memorial, conspicuous at the intersection of Nassau and Stockton Streets, was unveiled in 1922 by President Harding. It is a bad imitation of the sculpture on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Princeton Friends Meeting. Commonly known as the Quaker Meeting House, and a landmark of the battle of 1777, this was the center of a Quaker settlement established in 1696. (Captain Henry Greenland was the first white settler, his plantation occupying most of what became Princeton township and dating from 1681.) In 1709 the Quakers built a small frame meetinghouse. The present structure dates from 1758 and is a two-story building with a front porch, stone fireplaces at each end, and a simple interior with a gallery reached by a winding staircase. The window glass and much of the woodwork are original. Wounded men were treated here after the Battle of Princeton. The nearby cemetery, surrounded by a stone wall erected in 1859, has the grave of Richard Stockton (see Morven, above) and of the Olden family. In the late 1800s the Stony Brook Meeting, as this was originally called, fell into disuse. The structure was restored in 1912, and since 1949 it has been used regularly by the Society of Friends formally reestablished in Princeton eight years earlier.

Stony Brook Bridge. The present stone bridge across Stony Brook was built in 1792 to replace the original one of 1738 at this point. Ruins of Worth's Mill rise prominently near the center of the bridge. The mill was bought in 1716 by Joseph Worth and operated until the early part of the twentieth century.

Tusculum. This residence, built by John Witherspoon when he was president of Princeton, remains standing and in excellent condition a short distance north of the town. A great stone structure that looks like a barn, it was built in 1773 and named for the resort where Roman nobles had their summer houses. It was headquarters of the Fortieth Foot during the brief British occupation of Princeton. Little structural damage was done because the invaders left so precipitously on 3 January 1777—leaving their breakfast to be eaten by the Patriots, in fact—but Witherspoon's fine library of rare books and his valuable furniture fell victim to vandalism. Witherspoon lived at Tusculum permanently from 1779 until his death in 1794. As of this writing the house cannot be visited, and in certain seasons is not visible from the road.

The Oliver Cromwell House

The Oliver Cromwell House, located at 114 East Union Street in Burlington City, was built in 1798. Oliver Cromwell (1752–1853) spent much of his long life in this home. Cromwell, a free black, was one of an estimated five thousand African Americans who served on the Patriot side during the Revolution. He was one of the two African Americans to cross the Delaware on 25 December 1776 with George Washington (the other, Prince Whipple, is the one appearing in the famous painting by Emanuel Leutze), taking part in the ensuing Battles of Trenton and Princeton. The following year Washington asked Congress to allow the enlistment of black troops, which it allowed, to the benefit of the Patriot cause. Cromwell went on to see action at the Battles of Brandywine, Monmouth, and Yorktown, and had his discharge papers signed personally by George Washington.

Proprietary House (Westminster)

Proprietary House (Westminster), 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County. The Council of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey had this house built in 1764 for the royal governor's residence. It was occupied by the royal governor, William Franklin, until he was arrested by order of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey in June 1776. During the British occupation of Perth Amboy the house was used by General Sir William Howe. Soon after the Revolution a fire destroyed the interior. The house then became a resort hotel until 1883, when it was taken over by the Presbyterian Board of Relief for Disabled Ministers and Widows and Orphans of Deceased Ministers. At that time it was named Westminster. In 1911 it became a roominghouse. The Proprietary House has gone under significant renovation since being taken over by the state of New Jersey. The house is maintained by the Proprietary House Association and is open to the public during the following hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Phone: (732) 826-5527.

Quinton Bridge

Quinton Bridge, Alloway Creek, Salem County. For reasons explained under Salem, the British were operating in this region in the spring of 1778. Colonel Charles Mawhood and Major John Graves Simcoe, supported by local Loyalists, killed approximately thirty Patriot militia around Quinton Bridge on 18 March by drawing the defenders into an ambuscade. All landmarks have disappeared except the piles of the old bridge, which are a few hundred feet upstream from where N.J. 49 now crosses Alloway Creek into the village of Quinton. About 100 yards farther along this highway and on the north side is a granite marker erected in 1918 to commemorate the Revolutionary War skirmish. About 3 miles away is another granite marker, this one erected in 1928 to mark the graves of men who fought at Quinton Bridge.

Perhaps because the action was a brilliant British victory, local historians have not gone to pains to set the record straight. Even the date of the action and the names of landmarks and principal commanders vary from one account to another. The following reconstruction is as accurate as I have been able to make it.

Captain William Smith was the senior officer with the three hundred Patriot militia around Quinton Bridge when Colonel Mawhood approached from Salem with regulars of the Seventeenth Foot and Simcoe's Loyalist Rangers. Mawhood devised a stratagem to draw the Patriots out of their prepared defenses and across the bridge into an ambuscade. Under cover of darkness the British concealed detachments of the Seventeenth and the Rangers in and around Wetherby's Tavern on the Salem side of the creek and a pistol shot northeast of the highway. The morning of 18 March, Mawhood baited his trap by having an element of the Seventeenth Foot leave the area of the tavern and march away toward Salem.

Falling for the trick, Captain Smith left one hundred troops to man the prepared defenses and led two hundred militiamen across the bridge in a disorganized pursuit. Neglecting to scout their flanks, the Patriots hurried along the road past the tavern. They had gone only a few hundred feet beyond the bridge when a surprise fire was delivered by concealed troops from the front, flanks, and rear. Between thirty and forty Patriots died in the panic-stricken flight back across the creek, many of them drowning in an attempt to cross downstream from the bridge.

Andrew Bacon defied British fire to cut away the draw of the bridge, but this hero received a wound that left him a cripple. Meanwhile, Colonel Elijah Hand arrived with his militia and two cannon to reinforce the defenses on the south bank and check the pursuing British. Disappointed by his lack of greater success, Mawhood withdrew but struck again at Hancocks Bridge.

Although no Revolutionary War structures remain, the terrain over which the main action took place remains undeveloped on the Salem side of Alloway Creek. Simcoe's sketch of the battle can be correlated easily with the modern topographical map of the area. Archaeologists would probably have little difficulty in finding the location of major landmarks on the battlefield.

The cemetery mentioned at the beginning of this section can be found by going east from Quinton on N.J. 49 for about 0.7 mile from the bridge, turning right on Jericho Road (well marked), and proceeding 2.3 miles. The cemetery is in a clump of old trees about 100 yards across an open field to your left (east).

A granite marker there reads: "Honor to the brave American soldiers killed in the skirmish at Quinton's Bridge." The only headstone standing among the stubs of some twenty-five others is that of the commander who blundered so badly: Captain William Smith (1742–1820).

Ringwood Manor and Iron Works

Ringwood Manor and Iron Works, Passaic County. The mines, furnaces, forges, and manor house at Ringwood started becoming a part of American history soon after 1730, when Cornelius Board found iron deposits in the area. He built Sterling Forge sometime before 1740, and sold land to the Ogdens of Newark, whose Ringwood Company started smelting iron in 1741. Peter Hasenclever organized the American Company and developed ironworks at Ringwood and elsewhere as manager for this group of investors (also called the London Company). This German entrepreneur had sold his interest in a mercantile business in Cádiz in 1763 and left Spain for England to become a British citizen. An excellent ironmaster and an energetic manager, he is believed to have lived at Ringwood and to have devoted most of his attention to development of this property. But after becoming overextended in his operations, Hasenclever turned the Ringwood works over to John Jacob Faesch, returned to England, and declared bankruptcy.

Robert Erskine (1735–1780) came to America in 1771 to take over from Faesch, who left to develop highly successful ironworks at Mount Hope and elsewhere. Erskine was educated at Edinburgh and was a fellow of the Royal Society (admitted in 1771 under the sponsorship of Benjamin Franklin) and a qualified engineer in several fields, including hydraulics and topography. He quickly became an excellent ironmaster but was unable to get necessary working capital from London. Erskine struggled along with advances from a New York bank. When the Revolution broke out he lined up with the Patriot cause.

Having thus saved his properties from confiscation, Erskine organized his workers into a militia company. This move not only provided local protection but also kept his men on the job and out of the Continental army. Erskine was commissioned a captain of this company and was promised that his militia would be ordered away only in case of invasion. The Ringwood works furnished the American armies a variety of iron products, from miscellaneous hardware, camp stoves, and ordnance items to major components of the great chains used to obstruct the Hudson. The old manor house, which burned during the Revolution, and the new one built nearby were visited by Washington and his generals. Contemporary journals mention the gracious entertainment for which the ironmaster's manor house was noted.

But the master of Ringwood is better remembered as the mapmaker of the Revolution. In addition to having professional training in topography and unusual skill as a draftsman, Erskine had traveled over much of the region west of the Hudson that became the theater of military operations. Although Washington met Erskine early in the war, knew of his ability as a cartographer and his familiarity with the ground, and was badly handicapped by lack of good maps, Erskine did not become a full-time mapmaker until the summer of 1778. During the next thirty months as geographer and surveyor of the United States, he made 129 maps, some of them having as many as twenty sheets. Most have been preserved by the New-York Historical Society (170 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 10024) and many are reproduced in histories of the Revolution.

Erskine caught cold during a field trip and died on 2 October 1780, the day Major John André was executed some 20 miles away at Tappan. The story that Washington attended Erskine's funeral seems to be based on the premise that he did not want to witness André's hanging, but the mythmakers have carelessly overlooked the realities of time, distance, and funeral arrangements.

The tomb of Erskine is in Ringwood Manor State Park. No likeness has yet been found of this major figure in American history, and little mention was made of his work during the Revolution in contemporary writings because so much of it was secret.

Ringwood continued after the Revolution to be a major source of iron products, including heavy ordnance items. The state park preserves little more than the sites that figured in the Revolution. Principal attractions are the elaborate manor house that evolved after 1810, the extensive landscaping and formal gardens, and interesting relics dating mostly from after the Revolution. Ringwood Manor became a National Historic Landmark in 1967. Near the town of Ringwood, the 4,044-acre park is a wildlife sanctuary. Picnicking, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities are provided for in the park. 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, N.J. 07456-1799; phone: (973) 962-7031.

Rockingham (Berrien House)

Rockingham (Berrien House), near Princeton, Somerset County. Located along the Delaware and Raritan Canal on County Route 603 in Franklin Township, this two-story frame house was used by Washington from 23 August to 10 November 1783, before he retired to Mount Vernon. From its second-story porch he read the "Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States."

The oldest portion of the house is possibly the second-oldest house remaining in the Millstone River Valley. The original structure, a two-story, two-frame house, is believed to have been built between 1702 and 1710. John Berrien bought it about 1764 and expanded it to twenty rooms. In July 1783 the house, its numerous outbuildings, and 360 acres of surrounding farm were offered for sale. Congress had taken refuge in Princeton and was anxious to have Washington handy for final conferences on military matters, so they made the Rocky Hill (Rockingham) house available to him, Mrs. Washington, and his staff. Although the general would have been happier to make a single move from Newburgh to Mount Vernon, his days at Berrien House were exceptionally pleasant. Evidence poured in to prove that he was regarded as a national hero. Congress was expressing its gratitude in a number of ways. Rocky Hill was the scene of much official entertaining (which both of the Washingtons enjoyed), including a dinner for Congress on 5 September that was served under a captured British marquee on the lawn.

After the Revolution the historic house changed hands several times before large-scale quarrying operations started destroying the hill on which it had been built. At one time the abandoned house was a shack for quarry workers. The Washington Headquarters Association was then organized by local citizens to save Rockingham. Moved about 0.25 mile up the hill from the Millstone River, it was restored and opened to the public in 1897. In 1935 the Association presented the house to the state, which has since administered it as a historic site. But the quarry continued its destruction of the hillside, and in 1957 the house was again moved less than a mile from its original site. In 2001 it was moved to the present address. The house is now run by the state of New Jersey within the Department of Parks and Forestry and has been restored to its original state. Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday through Sunday, although it is recommended that visitors call first to assure that they are open. Phone: (609) 683-7132.

D. S. Freeman points out in his biography of Washington that the house was known originally as Rocky or Rock Hill, not Rockingham. The latter name may have stemmed from a journalistic error in New York's Royal Gazette in August 1783.

Salem

Salem, Salem County. The first permanent settlement of English colonists on the Delaware River was established here in 1675 by Quakers under John Fenwick. In 1682 New Salem, as it was originally called, became a port of entry by royal commission. The place prospered as a center of trade and industry.

Foragers under General Anthony Wayne collected 150 head of cattle around Salem in February 1778 for Washington's army at Valley Forge. The British then sent about 1,500 troops to Salem to conduct their own foraging operations and stop those of the Patriots. Loyalist reinforcements joined the British at Salem, increasing the strength of Colonel Charles Mawhood's regulars and the newly raised Queen's Rangers under Major John Graves Simcoe. With intelligence furnished by the local Loyalists, Mawhood and Simcoe surprised and annihilated careless detachments of Patriot militia at nearby Quinton Bridge and Hancocks Bridge.

Salem's decline as a river port started during the Revolution; agriculture in the region became unproductive soon thereafter, and many of its people moved west. In the words of the WPA guide, "Zadock Street left Salem in 1803, founded Salem, Ohio, and then Salem, Indiana, a few years later. His son, Aaron, established Salem, Iowa; the parade ended at the Pacific Ocean with Salem, Oregon."

After an economic revival and the establishment of industry about the time of the Civil War, Salem preserves a considerable amount of small-town charm and a number of historic landmarks. One is the Friends Meeting House on East Broadway opposite the head of Walnut Street. This two-story, red-brick building with two entrances (originally for men and women), was erected in 1772 to replace an earlier structure that stood within the Friends Burial Ground. The latter survives on West Broadway between Fourth and Fifth Streets. Here is the ancient Salem Oak, beneath which John Fenwick bartered with the Indians for land. At least five hundred years old, the tree is 80 feet tall and measures more than 30 feet in circumference.

The Salem County Historical Society is located at 79-83 Market Street, Salem, N.J. 08079. Phone: (856) 935-5004.

Shabakunk Creek

Shabakunk Creek, just south of Lawrenceville on U.S. 206, Mercer County. Washington's brilliant strategy in the Princeton campaign was made possible by the delaying action directed by Colonel Edward Hand against British forces under Cornwallis on the road from Princeton to Trenton. While Washington's main force occupied defensive positions along the Assumpink Creek in Trenton on 2 January 1777, a large covering force was sent north on the Post Road (now U.S. 206) to block the expected British advance. The controversial General Rochedefermoy, whose American nom de guerre generally is rendered as Fermoy, had command of the American delaying action, but for reasons that have never been explained he abandoned his troops and returned to Trenton. Colonel Hand assumed command and ordered a slow retreat as superior enemy forces moved south from Lawrence (then called Maidenhead). Wherever a good delaying position could be organized, Hand halted his troops for a stand. Along Shabakunk Creek he held the British for two hours before continuing an orderly withdrawal to Trenton.

The site is marked on U.S. 206 about a mile south of its intersection with County Highway 546 in Lawrenceville.

Springfield

Springfield, Union County. On 7 and 23 June 1780 the British penetrated to this point in large-scale raids from Staten Island. On both occasions their operations were designed to pull Washington's main army from its strong defensive position around Morristown, and on both occasions they were outfought by American forces. But in the process the British destroyed virtually all of Springfield, Connecticut Farms (now Union), and Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth).

Despite the destruction of 1780 and the subsequent urbanization of this portion of New Jersey, several important structures of the Revolutionary and earlier period remain standing, particularly in Elizabeth. The topography is of more interest to serious students of military history, however, and much of it is still unspoiled. With a current large-scale topographical map of the area and contemporary sketches of the military actions it is possible to trace on the ground the interesting events of June 1780.

From his headquarters at Morristown, Washington had good reason to be perplexed by the British maneuvers that started early in that month. The main British army had shifted its efforts to the South, where they were successfully overrunning South Carolina after having failed to achieve a strategic decision in the North. A large French expeditionary force under Rochambeau was expected in America to support the Patriot cause. One of Washington's finest generals, Benedict Arnold, was commanding the critical defenses of the Hudson Highlands centered around the newly created fortress of West Point.

When a large British expedition from Staten Island landed at De Hart's Point near Elizabethtown and started advancing toward the gaps of the Watchung Mountains around Springfield, Washington suspected that this was a strategic diversion to mask some great strategic plan that the British were unfolding. Actually, General Wilhelm von Knyphausen, the second-highest ranking general in Britain's American forces, was taking advantage of Sir Henry Clinton's absence to exercise his initiative. The veteran Prussian had intelligence indicating that Patriot morale in New Jersey was low and that local Loyalists were eager to rise up and support British military operations in the region.

On 7 June a powerful column of about five thousand British, German, and Loyalist troops advanced west from Elizabethtown through Connecticut Farms. Colonel Elias Dayton's Third New Jersey Regiment (of Maxwell's Brigade) had been outposting Elizabethtown. Reinforced by local militia, Dayton conducted a delaying action to the bridge over the Rahway River at Springfield. Surprised by the effective American resistance, the British withdrew to the high ground just to the northwest of Connecticut Farms and established a defensive position. After burning most of the settlement the raiders retreated in a heavy thunderstorm during the night (7-8 June). The Patriot regulars and militia, both being reinforced, pursued vigorously and effectively. His operation a conspicuous failure, Knyphausen retained his beachhead at De Hart's Point but evacuated part of his force to Staten Island.

Washington had meanwhile moved his main body forward from Morristown to the Short Hills, just to the northwest of Springfield. He was delighted with the performance of Dayton and the Jersey militia but unsure as to what Knyphausen meant to accomplish. The situation became even more confusing when the British marched forth again on 23 June in what appeared to be a repetition of their earlier effort.

Clinton had returned from Charleston on 17 June to learn of Knyphausen's fiasco. But almost immediately, he received a message from the traitor Benedict Arnold that Rochambeau's expeditionary force was on its way across the Atlantic to join the Patriot cause. Clinton therefore ordered a renewal of the advance on Springfield, but this time it really was a strategic diversion. Clinton had good reasons: he wanted to delay Washington's movement to cross the Hudson and join Rochambeau, who was to debark at Newport, Rhode Island, and he wanted to gain time for his troops to return from Charleston, after which he planned to launch an offensive up the Hudson and into Westchester County. The latter maneuver would concentrate British forces, not only to prevent a junction of Washington and Rochambeau but also for the defense of New York City against a French attack from the sea.

The Second Battle of Springfield, 23 June, was a more serious affair than the skirmish on 7 June. Both sides had been reinforced, the British now numbering about six thousand, the Americans having about half that strength in Continentals and local militia. Because of threatening moves of British ships up the Hudson toward West Point on 20 June, Washington had moved his main force to Pompton, but he had left General Greene with about one thousand Continentals at Springfield. He had also detached mounted troops, including the dragoons of "Light Horse Harry" Lee's legion, to screen the country between Springfield and Elizabethtown. In addition, Washington had organized a task force of five hundred men under General Edward Hand to harass the beachhead at De Hart's Point.

So when Knyphausen sallied forth the second time he met a well-organized delaying action. Closing up to the Raritan River just east of Springfield, Knyphausen used half of his strength to continue the advance but sent the rest on a wide envelopment along what is now Vauxhall Road. Lee's dragoons, reinforced by militia, skillfully delayed the British enveloping column while Colonel Israel Angell's Rhode Island Continentals defended the Springfield Bridge (on the Raritan) for forty minutes. Angell then withdrew through the village, a spirited resistance being offered on the high ground around the church (see below), and the Rhode Islanders joined Colonel William Shreve's New Jersey militia around the "Second Bridge," just west of the village.

Greene reinforced Lee with two regiments of New England regulars to block the threatened envelopment and concentrated the rest of his force on high ground just west of Springfield. Knyphausen had had enough. Breaking off the action, he withdrew after burning all but four of the buildings in Springfield. Washington had started moving to support Greene and had ordered the evacuation of supplies from Morristown when he got the news that no help was needed at Springfield. The invaders quickly withdrew to Staten Island, leaving only their dead, wounded, some stragglers, and some prisoners of war. (Casualty figures are very confused, as are many other facts of the two raids.)

The Cannonball House survives in Springfield as the major landmark of the Revolution. Built about 1750 as a simple farm house, it bears the scar of a cannonball said to have been fired during the fighting on 23 June. Open on a very limited schedule as a house museum (the cannonball is among the artifacts on exhibit), it is headquarters for the Springfield Historical Society, located at 166 Milltown Road in Springfield. For an appointment, call (973) 912-4464.

Conspicuous on high ground in the center of modern Springfield is a little white frame church built in 1791 on the site of the one burned in June 1780. By 1778 the latter structure was being used as a public storehouse and the congregation was worshiping in the parsonage a short distance north. Reverend James Caldwell had delivered a memorable series of sermons to the Springfield congregation in 1774. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, Caldwell was known to his Loyalist enemies as the "high priest of the Revolution" and to his admirers as the "fighting parson." When the British landed near Elizabethtown for their first raid, Caldwell's wife Hannah and their children took refuge in the parsonage at Connecticut Farms. Here Mrs. Caldwell was killed during the skirmish on 7 June. Patriot propagandists made her a martyr "killed … by a shot from a British soldier, June 25th, 1780, cruelly sacrificed by the enemies of her husband and of her country." Thus reads the inscription on the monument to Reverend Caldwell and his wife in Elizabeth. The date is obviously wrong, but there is evidence that the rest of the statement also is muddled. Nobody can ever know for certain what really happened, but evidence was produced that she was murdered by a former servant who had some motive for revenge. Many believed at the time that she was killed by a stray shot.

Caldwell went to Connecticut Farms after the first skirmish at Springfield, in which he took part as chaplain of Colonel Dayton's regiment, to find this personal tragedy. In the battle of 23 June he is said to have broken into the church at Springfield, emerged with an armful of Watts's hymnals, and flung them to Patriot soldiers who had run out of wadding for their muskets. As they tore pages out for this use the fiery parson is alleged to have exhorted, "Give 'em Watts, boys—give 'em Watts!" Like so many clever sayings of the Revolution, this one is not mentioned by honest historians, probably because it was not mentioned by any primary sources, but it is repeated by civic boosters and popular writers. Bret Harte was inspired to write a poem entitled "Caldwell at Springfield."

Reverend Caldwell was murdered under peculiar circumstances by an American sentry in Elizabethtown. On 24 November 1781 he made the mistake of arguing with a soldier about the latter's strict interpretation of the special orders prescribed for his guard post. The soldier proceeded to shoot the reverend dead, for which lack of good sense the soldier was hanged for murder. Evidence was presented that the soldier, James Morgan, had been bribed to kill Caldwell whenever the opportunity arose.

In Westfield are landmarks associated with the trial and execution of Morgan, the former taking place in a building where the Presbyterian Church now stands at Broad Street and Mountain Avenue, and the latter spot, Morgan's or Gallows Hill, being on Broad Street at the northeast side of town.

Toms River

Toms River, Ocean County. The Huddy-Asgill Affair started here when Loyalists surprised the blockhouse commanded by Captain Joshua Huddy of the militia, taking him prisoner and burning the small settlement on 24 March 1782. The Loyal Association of Refugees later took Huddy from a prison ship and hanged him on 12 April in revenge for his alleged killing of the Loyalist Philip White. This hanging precipitated a famous episode that figures in most general accounts of the Revolution and is the subject of a book by Katherine Mayo, General Washington's Dilemma (1938). (Mayo's book is out of print, but can be purchased through internet venues.) In brief, after failing to have surrendered to them the Loyalist captain, Richard Lippincott, who had been in charge of Huddy's execution, the Patriots selected by lot a British captain to hang in retribution. As luck would have it, the intended victim was the only son of Sir Charles Asgill. Lady Asgill packed off to the French court to intercede with the king and queen for the life of young Captain Charles Asgill, and Congress finally directed that he be released. (Captain Asgill, about twenty years old at the time, succeeded to his father's title and rose to the rank of full general in 1814.)

The crude blockhouse surrendered by Huddy was located on the knoll where the Ocean County Courthouse on Washington Street was built in 1850.

Trenton

Trenton, at the head of navigation of the Delaware River. New Jersey's capital was first settled by Europeans in 1680. Originally called the Falls, the place was renamed in 1719 for William Trent, who five years earlier had bought the plantation of the original pioneer and who was chief justice of New Jersey in 1724. His house, a red-brick early Georgian structure built in 1719, became the official residence of the first colonial governor and was used by state governors. Restored and furnished in 1936 and again in 1993, it is operated by the Trent House Association and located at 15 Market Street in Trenton. Visiting hours are daily from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Phone: (609) 989-3027.

To eliminate the odium of billeting British troops during the Colonial Wars, the General Assembly hit on the solution of building five barracks in Burlington, Elizabethtown, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, and Trenton. Only the Trenton barracks survives. Originally a two-story structure of native, undressed stone, it was started on 31 May 1758 and occupied that December, although it was not completed until the next spring. The central portion was 130 feet long, and 58-foot wings were on the north and south. Officers' quarters were later added to the north wing.

When the Seven Years' War ended (1763), the assembly ordered that the furnishings of all five barracks be sold and the buildings rented. During the Revolution they reverted to their original purpose, being occupied by American, British, and Hessian troops as the tide of war changed. Washington retreated through Trenton, arriving on 3 December 1776 and transporting his army into Pennsylvania four days later. Trenton was garrisoned by the Hessian brigade of Colonel Johann Rall that had distinguished itself at White Plains and Fort Washington, New York.

Having suffered one humiliating defeat after another, and forced to abandon New York City and retreat across New Jersey, Washington astonished friend and foe by the brilliance of his counteroffensive across the storm-lashed Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776. Rall's garrison was surprised the next morning at about 8 a.m., many of the 1,200 Hessians suffering the effects of Christmas festivities. The Germans responded bravely, forming in the streets of Trenton and attempting to assault the guns that had gone into action at the heads of King and Queen Streets. Recoiling in the face of point-blank fire and under increasing musket fire from the west, the Hessians retreated to the open field east of the village. Here they soon surrendered. The elderly Rall was mortally wounded seconds after ordering withdrawal from the village. About 500 Germans escaped, 918 were captured, and 22 were killed. (Authorities disagree wildly on the number who escaped.) Washington did not have a man killed in the skirmish, and only about four Americans were wounded. One was Captain James Monroe, who became the fifth president of the United States. Another was Captain William Washington, kinsman of the commander in chief and later a hero of Nathanael Greene's campaigns in the South. One of the artillery companies that performed such decisive service was commanded by Captain Alexander Hamilton. Washington's force when it crossed the Delaware numbered about 2,400 troops (18 guns); the shooting lasted less than two hours.

Trenton Battle Monument, on the highest ground in modern Trenton, marks the place where the Patriot artillery opened the battle. It is 148 feet high and served by an elevator to an observation deck offering a good view of the surrounding country. On top of the deck's roof is a statue of George Washington. This state and national historic site is at the intersection of North Broad and Warren Streets. The site is open free to the public on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For further information and details on scheduling private tours, contact the Washington Crossing State Park. Phone (609) 737-0623.

The Old Barracks, from which tumbled the sleepy Hessians on 26 December 1776, has been preserved as Trenton's prize attraction. Of exceptional historical and architectural interest, it also serves as a model and inspiration in the field of conservation. Having been used during the Seven Years' War and the Revolution (hundreds of wounded from Yorktown were cared for here), the barracks were sold in 1786 and made over into private dwellings. In 1813 a 40-foot swath was cut through the northern end of the central section to extend Front Street westward to the State House (built in 1792 and much changed since then). After having served for fifty years as a home for aged women, the remaining L-shaped portion of the barracks was put up for sale in 1899. The Daughters of the American Revolution and others succeeded in saving the historic structure from demolition, later forming the Old Barracks Association to restore it. The northern wing, being used for private housing, was bought by the state. The city later agreed to close the extension of Front Street, making restoration of the entire site possible.

This work was completed in 1917, and since then the Old Barracks has been open to the public. A further restoration began in 1985 and was completed in 1998. The site is owned and maintained by the state but administered by the Old Barracks Association. An interpretation center features large dioramas portraying the three main events in Washington's masterful counteroffensive: his crossing of the Delaware, his raid on Trenton, and his subsequent victory at Princeton. Five smaller dioramas depict significant lesser episodes such as the "capture" of John Honeyman (who is alleged to have given Washington information that contributed to the triumph at Trenton) and the fighting near the Old Barracks. Tape recordings complement the dioramas, and there is a sixteen-minute narrative tied to eighty slides presenting the story of this campaign. An excellent collection of firearms is also on display. The Old Barracks hosts a series of special events, including reenactments. A living-history program, "Camp In," is available.

The Old Barracks is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on major holidays. Phone: (609) 396-1776. Located near the State Capitol on South Willow Street opposite West Front Street, it may be viewed from the outside at any time. For particulars write Old Barracks Association, South Willow Street, Trenton, N.J. 08608.

Trenton has a number of other sites associated with the Revolution. One is the Friends Meeting House (usually closed to the public) at East Hanover and Montgomery Streets, used by troops on both sides during the war. Others figured in Washington's return to Trenton around New Year's Day 1777 for his campaign to the north around Princeton. Washington's camp was on the south bank of Assumpink Creek. Sandtown Road, which he took from here through Mercerville, is now Route 53. The delaying action north of Trenton that figured so prominently in the events preceding the Battle of Princeton was fought around modern Lawrenceville (see five mile creek).

Von Steuben House

Von Steuben House, River Edge, Bergen County at the dead end (east) of Main Street. In 1967 it was proved that the oldest portion of this Dutch house was built around 1695 by David Ackerman, whereas previously it had been said to date from Isaac Zabriskie's acquisition of the property about 1738. The Zabriskies enlarged the sandstone and brick structure, which became a mercantile establishment. During the Revolution it was used by American and British forces, Washington being quartered here briefly in 1780. The house was confiscated as Loyalist property, purchased after the war by the state of New Jersey and presented to General Friedrich von Steuben for his services on behalf of the Patriot cause. Steuben never occupied the house (preferring New York City and having been given 16,000 acres in upstate New York), but it has become known popularly as the Von Steuben House. Officially it is the Ackerman-Zabriskie-Von Steuben House. Owned by the state, it is one of the headquarters of the Bergen County Historical Society and open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: (201) 487-1739.

Wallace House

Wallace House, Somerville, Somerset County. William Wallace had not completed construction of his house when General and Mrs. Washington moved in during the second Middlebrook Encampment. The Washingtons occupied the Wallace House from December 1778 to June 1779. Major operations in the North having ended, Washington's principal military occupation was planning the Sullivan Expedition that wiped out the Iroquois settlements of western New York. Near the Wallace House are several houses still standing that were used by Washington's senior generals. Across the street is the brick house built in 1751 and now known as the Old Dutch Parsonage.

The Wallace House is a white frame structure of two stories with a large attic and a small kitchen wing. Original architectural features survived unchanged when the Revolutionary Memorial Society acquired the property. In 1946 the Society presented it to the state. The historic house museum is located at 38 Washington Place in Somerville and administered by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Services. Both the Wallace House and the Old Dutch Parsonage are open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Phone: (908) 725-1015.

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Child Development, A

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Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

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Applied Mathematics, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Biochemistry, B

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Business Administration and Management, B

Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist, B

Chemistry, B

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Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Graphics, B

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Film/Video and Photographic Arts, B

Finance, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

History, B

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Information Science/Studies, B

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Music Management and Merchandising, B

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Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Public Policy Analysis, B

Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management, B

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Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant, B

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

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BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

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Architecture, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Audio Engineering, A

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Biological and Physical Sciences, A

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Chemistry, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

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Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

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Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, A

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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

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Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Engineering, A

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Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

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Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Environmental Studies, A

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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

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Physics, A

Political Science and Government, A

Psychology, A

Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations, A

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Sociology, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Survey Technology/Surveying, A

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Accounting, BM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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