Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey

5 Colleges
2,697 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,548 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New JerseyIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 2,697 bachelor's degrees from a New Jersey school, making the subject the 6th in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.1% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those engineering schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in New Jersey

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for engineering majors.

Best Value Engineering Schools in New Jersey

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the small city of New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey list, coming in at #3.

The average student at Rutgers New Brunswick graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $33,258 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $142,344 to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers New Brunswick. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Our rankings recognize New Jersey Institute of Technology as the #2 school in this year's rankings. NJIT is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Newark. NJIT did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey list.

It takes about 4.7 years for the average student at NJIT to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,461. This means that the average student pays around $170,637 to get a bachelor’s degree from NJIT. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Stevens Institute of Technology comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Stevens is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Hoboken. Stevens also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey list, coming in at #1.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Stevens to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $48,120. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Stevens is $217,021. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The College of New Jersey landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value engineering schools. Located in the suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at TCNJ, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey ranking.

The average student at TCNJ graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,957. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from TCNJ is $144,372. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Our rankings recognize Rowan University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Rowan is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Glassboro. In addition to being on our best value list, Rowan has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Rowan to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $34,946. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Rowan be around $153,063. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 6,878
New York 7,376
Maryland 2,298
Delaware 514
District of Columbia 414

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 758
Electrical Engineering 528
Civil Engineering 387
Chemical Engineering 324
Biomedical Engineering 252

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,021
Computer & Information Sciences 2,470
Mathematics & Statistics 701
Physical Sciences 575
Engineering Technologies 285

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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