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Money ranks TCNJ number one in the nation among similarly sized public colleges

TCNJ is the top public college in the nation among institutions with 5,000-10,000 students, according to Money magazine’s 2018–19 “Best Colleges for Your Money.” The ranking, which was released on Monday, August 13, considers measures of quality, affordability, and outcomes.

Overall, TCNJ ranks 35th among all colleges and universities in the country and #2 in New Jersey (behind Princeton). Among all public colleges and universities, TCNJ ranked #23 nationally and #1 in New Jersey.

According to the survey, 86 percent of TCNJ students graduate within six years — nearly 10 percent higher than schools with similar student bodies. And, recent graduates report an average salary of $54,400, which is substantially higher than alumni from colleges with similar academic programs.

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