Engineering

2021 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey

4 Colleges
2,697 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,906 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent engineering programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the engineering program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in New Jersey

Check out the engineering programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

New Jersey Institute of Technology has taken the #1 spot in this year's engineering ranking for non-traditional students. NJIT is a large public school located in the city of Newark. NJIT not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.8%. There are approximately 2,782 students at NJIT that take at least one class online. 2,851 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #2 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 student loan default rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is lower than is typical, just 3.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 10,368 students take at least one class online at Rutgers New Brunswick. There are roughly 7,501 part time students in attendance at Rutgers New Brunswick. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rowan University. Rowan is a large public school located in the suburb of Glassboro. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rowan, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey ranking.

About 5.6% of Rowan students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 4,688 students take at least one class online at Rowan. About 3,804 of the students at Rowan are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The College of New Jersey landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best engineering schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large suburb of Ewing, TCNJ is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. TCNJ also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in New Jersey list, coming in at #4.

The student loan default rate at TCNJ is lower than is typical, just 2.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 306 students at TCNJ that take at least one class online. There are roughly 693 part time students in attendance at TCNJ. TCNJ does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Engineering Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 1,002
Electrical Engineering 908
Civil Engineering 605
Chemical Engineering 476
Biomedical Engineering 363

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 4,647
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,921
Mathematics & Statistics 1,162
Physical Sciences 1,047
Engineering Technologies 830

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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