Independent Colleges and Universities for New Jersey:

Broad Support for Maximum Impact

Supporting New Jersey’s independent colleges and universities benefits 64,000+ 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

$800 million

in 2017-18, up from $342 million in 2007-08

135 scholarships

totaling $442,000 in 2018

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 15% overall student body

Confer 24% of NJ’s bachelor’s degrees

Confer 37% of NJ advanced degrees

Encourage student-employer networking