Rutgers University

83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281

School Details

Founded about 250 years ago, it is not surprising that the recognition list at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is impressive - the 8th oldest college in the U.S., the first to introduce college football, and membership in the elite Association of American Universities are a few. Only men attended Queen’s College upon its opening in 1766, and by 1825, the college assumed its “Rutgers College” title honoring Colonel Henry Rutgers, a Revolutionary War soldier. Then, in 1864, Rutgers earned congressional rights to become a land-grant college, supporting further growth and higher learning with the addition of a graduate program. Just beyond the turn of the twentieth century, women began pursuing studies at Rutgers, and by the mid 1950s, New Jersey designated the university as “public” labeling it Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. From that point forward, Rutgers University was joined by other institutions, and continued forward, adding new programs and constructing new facilities.

Today, the public, 4-year campus locations extend from the largest campus, in New Brunswick, NJ enrolling 39,950 undergraduate and graduate students, to smaller campuses at Camden and Newark. Rutgers coordinates 28 schools that delivers more than 100 undergraduate majors and 100 plus graduate and professional programs. Most noteworthy, Rutgers continues to retain respect as a “research-intensive” educational facility, housing 180 research centers and institutes that have been awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants and contracts. Though more than 58,000 students attend Rutgers, coming from every state and 125 plus countries, 87% are New Jersey residents. Furthermore, the full-time population remains balanced, with 50% male students and 50% female. In addition, 99% of the faculty at Rutgers maintain a Ph.D. or terminal degree and faculty have achieved tops honors, winning awards like the National Medals of Science and Technology, MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, and Fulbright Scholarships.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Likewise, Rutgers is licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.

Combining the technological landscape and professional lifestyles of students, Rutgers University offers online programming and coursework through the Division of Continuing Studies, New Brunswick campus. Maintaining equivalent standards to that of on-campus classes, Rutgers limits online class sizes in order to connect students and create an interactive atmosphere. Furthermore, most classes are conducted in an asynchronous, but structured format, thereby giving students added flexibility. Students can access classes 24/7 and faculty engage students via videos, simulations, and group projects. Nearly all of the online courses are managed through Pearson eCollege, offering reliability and technical support. In addition, students can access library resources and eCollege Help is just a phone call or email away.

Online credit degrees / classes are offered through:

  • College of Nursing - Students can earn an RN to BS in Nursing degree through hybrid sessions, with a required 30 on-campus credit hours. The School Nurse Certificate, designed for professional registered nurses, also blends online learning with a practicum.
  • Graduate School of Education - Students choose from a wide range of online classes, including areas in Technology, Learning Disabilities, Curriculum and Instruction, and more.
  • Mason Gross School of Arts - The School of Arts hosts online coursework in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts, along with joint online classes offered in partnership with Rutgers Business School. Students can also complete the Visual and Performing Arts Certificate online.
  • Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick - The Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting program, as well as the 4-course Certificate in Governmental Financial Management, can be completed entirely online. Online students pursuing these degrees pay NJ resident tuition rates, regardless of location. Selected online classes for other degree programs are also offered online.
  • School of Communication and Information - The Master of Communication and Information Studies Digital Media track is offered online, along with a number of Professional Development Studies courses designed to offer flexibility for working professionals.
  • School of Management and Labor Relations - SMLR offers a number of asynchronous online courses that typically include reading / listening assignments, written work, discussion boards, and quizzes / exams.
  • School of Social Work - The Addiction Counselor Training Certificate combines online work and assignments with 4-5 days of on-campus attendance per semester.

In addition, students from many backgrounds can pursue a variety of online non-credit topics and certificate programs. For instance, classes enhance the skills of working professionals while providing educational support for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.

Individual online non-credit programs / classes are offered through the following departments:

  • Center for Applied Psychology Answer Program - This center offers online workshops and one-hour webinars.
  • Center for Continuing Professional Development - Programs include certificate programs, advanced placement studies, high school programs, certificates in green technology, healthcare, Paralegal Certificate, workforce development, Rosetta Stone classes, and Rutgers - ENABLED to Work program.
  • Department of Urban Education - Non-degree, online graduate courses are managed through the Newark College of Arts and Sciences University College.
  • School of Business - Camden Executive Education - Online professional certificate programs are offered online in coordination with the Camden campus, including the online Financial & Accounting, Marketing Strategy, and Strength in Sales Certificates, along with the hybrid Family Business Management Certificate.
  • School of Communication and Information - Offers non-credit coursework, in addition to credit programs (see above).
  • School of Social Work - Offers non-credit coursework, in addition to credit programs (see above).

Tuition and fees for undergraduate New Jersey residents is $13,073 annually while non-New Jersey residents pay $26,393.

Students attending Rutgers University may qualify for financial aid through a wide variety of resources. Aid programs include:

  • Scholarships, such as New Students, Need-Based, ROTC, and others
  • Federal programs, including the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational, Opportunity Grant, Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, PLUS Loan, and Work-Study
  • Graduate Assistance
  • International Student Assistance
  • New Jersey state programs, such as Tuition Aid, Educational Opportunity Fund, Bloustein Distinguished Scholars, NJ STARS II, Garden State Scholars, NJBEST 529, the Veteran Tuition Credit Program, and more
  • Alternative loans and additional resources.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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