The College of New Jersey

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     

U.S. News ranks TCNJ #1 for 2012

EWING, NJ … Once again, The College of New Jersey has found a place near the top of the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Regional Universities category for the northern region of the country.

Holding fast to its fourth place ranking, the 2012 edition ranks the College as the number one public and fourth overall school in the standings among both public and private institutions in its category. TCNJ is one of only two public schools in the top 10.

According to U.S. News, the 626 schools that make up the Best Regional Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate degree programs and master’s degree programs, but few, if any, doctoral programs.

TCNJ ties with Villanova University for the highest average freshman retention rate, 95 percent, and has the third highest graduation rate, 85 percent, among schools in the northern region. The College also has the highest percentage, 91 percent, in the region of incoming freshmen that ranked in the top 25 percent of their high school class.

Another item of note is that TCNJ is one of only three schools in the top 10 whose alumni-giving rate did not decline since the 2011 rankings.

TCNJ has consistently ranked the number one public college in the northern region since 1993.

The full list of rankings can be found at