Independent Colleges and Universities for New Jersey:

Broad Support for Maximum Impact

Supporting New Jersey’s independent colleges and universities benefits 62,000+ students and fulfills the vision of cooperation between business and academic leaders. New Jersey’s independent schools:

Respond to in-demand occupations


of NJ’s STEM degrees


of NJ’s Nursing degrees


of NJ’s Education degrees

Provide institutional grants and tuition assistance

$1 billion

in 2017-18, up from $418.6 million in 2010-11

117 scholarships

totaling $406,800 in academic year 2022-23

Promote minority and nontraditional student success


enroll 12% overall enrollment of NJ’s minority student body


of bachelor’s degrees conferred on minority students

Create a career-ready workforce

Enroll 17% overall student body

Confer 22% of NJ’s bachelor’s degrees

Confer 34% of NJ advanced degrees

Encourage student-employer networking