In 1939, the private, not-for-profit Caldwell College opened its doors in Caldwell, New Jersey, providing post-secondary educational opportunities for women. Founded on Catholic values and traditions, the college continued growing. By the fall of 1986, Caldwell College allowed the entrance of male students. The College has since expanded with the addition of Master’s degree programs, and more recently, the institution began awarding a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to the Ph.D. program, Caldwell College supports 29 undergraduate degrees and 22 graduate programs of study, and is most noted for degrees in business, psychology, and education. Caldwell College has also entered a new chapter by sponsoring Power Degrees that allow students the opportunity to complete degree programs in accelerated formats. Today, approximately 2,300 students are enrolled at Caldwell College, and student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.
Caldwell College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Additionally, specific academic programs also have specialized accreditation, including select business programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the Teacher Preparation program by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, and graduate programs in counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs.
In order to accommodate the growing needs of adult learners, Caldwell College offers 20 plus online and distance learning programs. Online degree programs include:
- Criminal Justice
- Business Administration
- M.A. in Educational Administration
- Post-Master Principal Certification
- Post-Master Supervisor Certification
- Post-Master Superintendent Certification
Admissions requirements vary among prospective students and programs. Typically, undergraduate students will need to submit the application, official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and an essay, along with possible letters of recommendation. International students will need to submit proof of English language proficiency. Graduate applications are program specific and include requirements, like the application, prior certifications and/or prerequisites, official college transcripts, minimum GPAs, and possible related work experience, recommendation letters, and GRE/GMAT/MAT scores. Caldwell College recognizes the achievements of students, and awards credit for eligible assessments, including Advanced Placement, CLEP, DANTES, TECEP, ACT-PEP, and others. In addition, Caldwell College supports the Prior Learning Assessment program to grant earned credits for approved prior life experience.
Tuition for the undergraduate full-time students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours is $26,990 annually. Graduate students pay tuition of $830 per credit hour and continuing education students pay $650 per credit hour. Additional fees may apply.
Financial aid for eligible students is available through the following sources:
- College Scholarships, including merit-based and need-based aid
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
- New Jersey Tuition Aid Grants and Scholarships
- New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Grants
- Federal Work Study
- Federal Stafford Loans, Subsidized/Unsubsidized
- Federal PLUS Loan
- Private loans
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:997
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