TRENTON, N.J. / March 7, 2017 – New Jersey community
colleges save students earning a bachelor’s degree the most tuition money in
the nation, according to a study recently released by Student Loan Hero.
national average, community college students save $11,377 on 60 credits, the
equivalent of a two-year program. Students in New Jersey who choose to attend a
community college and then transfer to a four-year college or university save
$20,993 on the cost of 60 credits.
calculate these data, Student Loan Hero researched college credit costs across
the nation and compared the cost of 60 credits at a two-year public college to
a four-year public college. Most public two-year colleges are 60 percent more
affordable than public four-year colleges, but New Jersey community college
tuition is approximately 70 percent less than its counterpart.
Loan Hero reported that credit cost at four-year public colleges in New Jersey
is the third-highest in the nation at $519 on average per credit. Attending a
New Jersey community college costs $169 on average per credit, saving students
$350 for each credit and creating the biggest dollar-cost tuition difference in
To view the full report, visit https://studentloanhero.com/featured/community-college-cost-study-10-states/.
The New Jersey Council of
County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community
colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the
leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the
community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of