2019 Best Online Colleges in New Jersey

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Based on affordability and alumni salaries, this list highlights the best online colleges in New Jersey. Ranked #1, St. Peter's University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations such as Accountancy, Healthcare Management, and Management. St. Peter's University has a median salary of $92,640 and offers an annual tuition of $14,850. Thomas Edison State University, ranked #3, provides a wide range of online degrees for $9,967 annually and has a median salary of $80,796.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in New Jersey, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 St. Peter's University $14,850 $92,640
#2 #2 Rider University $42,120 $95,597
#3 #3 Thomas Edison State University $9,967 $80,796
#4 #4 Rowan University $14,100 $77,749
#5 #5 William Paterson University of New Jersey $22,336 $74,068
#6 #6 Centenary University $19,776 $72,756

2019 Online Colleges in New Jersey Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $14,850
  • Median Salary: $92,640
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Jersey City
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St. Peter's University has four online programs that they offer to distance learners: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), an Ed.D in Higher Education, and a Master of Higher Education in General Administration. Their online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration allows students to take business core requirements in courses like Business Finance, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Marketing, and Introduction to Corporate Finance. Students applying to the RN to BSN program must have a New Jersey Registered Nursing License and proof of current malpractice insurance.

  • Annual Tuition: $42,120
  • Median Salary: $95,597
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Lawrenceville
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Rider University offers a number of online bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as two certificate programs. Their undergraduate programs are a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They currently offer five graduate degrees: a Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership, a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Business Communication-Health Communication Concentration, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (8)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,967
  • Median Salary: $80,796
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Trenton
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Thomas Edison State University in Trenton offers many associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees, along with a number of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Their associate degree programs include an Associate of Arts in Human Services, an Associate of Science in Computer and Information Technology, an Associate of Science in Business Administration, plus quite a few more. Students seeking an online undergraduate degree can major in operations management, criminal justice, computer science, and homeland security and emergency management, along with many others. The university offers 14 online graduate degrees in majors like nursing, management, public service leadership, and homeland security.

Online Associate Degrees (13)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (39)

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Online Master's Degrees (50)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (31)

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,100
  • Median Salary: $77,749
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Glassboro
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Distance learners attending Rowan University can receive an online Bachelor of Arts degree in nursing, psychology, liberal studies, and construction management, among others. Their online graduate degrees include a Master of Arts in School Administration, a Master of Arts in Educational Technology, a Master of Science in Finance, and a Master of Engineering Management. Their online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership has a number of specializations, including a nurse educator, higher education, P-12 track, and a community college leadership initiative specialization.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (17)

Online Doctoral Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (23)

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  • Annual Tuition: $22,336
  • Median Salary: $74,068
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Wayne
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William Paterson University of New Jersey offers an online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with specializations in geography, history, sociology, and psychology. These programs were designed for busy, working adults as well as transfer students who are looking to complete their degree online. Students with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Fine Arts degree from an accredited university can apply their previous credits towards their bachelor's degree. They also offer two online graduate degree programs: an MEd in literacy, and an MEd in Curriculum and Learning.

  • Annual Tuition: $19,776
  • Median Salary: $72,756
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Hackettstown
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Centenary University in Hackettstown offers an online Bachelor of Science in Accounting, an online Master of Business Administration, an online Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration, and an online Master of Education in Educational Practices. Their online Master of Business Administration program is given in an accelerated format, which requires 39 credits in order for students to graduate. Students in this program need to take a total of 13 courses, seven of which come from foundational courses and five courses which come from the following: problems in marketing, financial management quantitative analysis, the global business environment, human resource management, and organizational theory.

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in New Jersey (30)

Online degrees are available at all levels from New Jersey-based colleges. All schools on this list are accredited and 24 of them are non-profits. Located in Toms River, Ocean County College offers 14 different fully online degree programs at the associate level as well as multiple certificate options. For students at the bachelor's and master's levels, Thomas Edison State University is an affordable option, offering over 30 bachelor's programs and over 40 master's programs for online students. Thomas Edison State University's tuition is an affordable rate of $9,036 per year.

At a Glance:

  • There are 11 schools on this list offering tuitions under $15,000 per year, including Camden County College and Strayer University.
  • Average annual tuition at New Jersey community colleges is $6,919 per year.
  • Residents of New Jersey hoping to attend a college in the state can apply for funding from the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), which provides up to the total cost of tuition for eligible students.

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