College Attendance

Note: Data taken from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, 2009.

For all NJ public schools:

Percentage of 9th graders who graduate from high school and college within a reasonable time period:

  • New Jersey: 22.3%
  • Tied for 17th among the states
  • National average: 20.5%

Percentage of public high school graduates going straight to college (2008):

  • New Jersey: 71.1%
  • 5th among the states
  • national average: 63.3%

Percentage of 18-24 year-olds enrolled in college:

  • New Jersey: 33.7%
  • 34th among the states
  • national average: 36.2%

Percentage of students graduating with bachelors degrees within six years:

  • New Jersey: 63.3%
  • 8th among the states
  • national average: 55.5%

Percentage of students graduating with associates degrees within three years:

  • New Jersey: 16.8%
  • 42nd among the states
  • national average: 29.2%