New Jersey is the smartest state in America: here’s proof. We are home to one of the most highly educated workforces in the United States.
From our nationally ranked universities to quality public school systems, New Jersey is an undisputed education leader. New Jersey earned the #1 spot for educating students at all levels according to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best States for Education 2021.
More than 532,000 students are enrolled in the State’s 63 public and private colleges and universities. In fact, 99% of New Jersey residents are within a 30 minute drive of a higher education facility. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings, Princeton University earned the #1 spot for a consecutive decade. Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Stevens Institute of Technology broke the list’s Top 100. Our elite colleges and universities not only feed the talent pool – they also produce world-class research and offer public-private collaboration opportunities.
Princeton University for the 10th
Source: U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, September 2020
Source: Education Week, September 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report, 2021
New Jersey sets the national standard for educating the next generation. From preschool to graduate school, we invest in our students to help us build the foundation for innovation. Our state has the #1 public school system in America for two years in a row. We are ranked #1 for early childhood education.
Our K-12 schools consistently receive prestigious accolades. The U.S. Department of Education recognized 9 National Blue Ribbon Schools in New Jersey in 2019. High Technology High School in Lincroft is ranked the #1 STEM high school in the country. Bergen County Academies in Hackensack has been ranked the #1 public school in the U.S.
With more than 90% of seniors receiving their high school diplomas, and as one of two states with the highest percentage of kids enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, New Jersey is uniquely positioned to help students succeed. We are also the first state in the nation to mandate arts education for all students.
New Jersey has a well-earned reputation for its programs to respond quickly to the rapidly changing needs of employers with a comprehensive approach to helping businesses find and train employees. This includes competitive Employee Training Grants, Apprenticeship Training and On-the-Job Training programs.
New Jersey also offers training through the Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development. The Consortium was founded in 2004 by the State’s community colleges to provide coordinated, one-stop statewide education and training services for businesses and industries. New Jersey companies have access to the resources of all the State’s 18 community colleges, including programs taught by faculty with business and industry experience.
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