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2023 Best Online Colleges in New Jersey

By OnlineU Staff Writers | Updated 12/30/2022
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New Jersey offers a wide variety of colleges with online degrees, including undergraduate programs in an array of specializations, such as education, nursing, and construction management. Some online colleges in New Jersey even offer students the opportunity to take online courses during the winter and summer semesters if the traditional fall and spring semesters don’t work with their busy schedules. 

Our rankings for New Jersey colleges that have online offerings are based on popularity, or the number of online undergraduate students enrolled at each listed institution. In addition, each university is selected based on its diverse online offerings. View our methodology for more details about our list or learn more about OnlineU.

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List Of Accredited Online Schools

School Online Enrollment Annual Tuition
Thomas Edison State University 9,475 9,475 $9,856 $9,856
Rowan University 570 $22,832
Kean University 552 $19,771
William Paterson University of New Jersey 206 $21,768

Thomas Edison State University

  • Annual Tuition: $9,856
  • Locations: Trenton
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

Thomas Edison State University (TESU) is a public institution. The acceptance rate among undergraduates at TESU is 100%, with a graduation rate of 48%. TESU offers several online associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs.

TESU facilitates asynchronous and synchronous online learning on the learning management system (LMS) myEdison, which is through Moodle. Some of TESU’s online bachelor’s degree programs include Mathematics, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Organizational Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Engineering Systems Technology, International Studies, and many more. Online students can access academic advising, a virtual bookstore, disability support, and career development services.

Rowan University

  • Annual Tuition: $22,832
  • Locations: Glassboro
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

Rowan University is a public institution offering several online bachelor’s degree programs. In addition to undergraduate programs, online students can also pursue several certifications. Rowan also offers summer and winter accelerated programs for students who are looking to pursue studies outside of the traditional fall and spring semesters.

Rowan facilitates asynchronous and synchronous online learning through Canvas, which hosts discussion forums among peers and all coursework materials. Some of Rowan’s online programs focus on construction management, sociology, law and justice, health studies, fitness management, and much more. Rowan offers online student support services, from professional development courses and tutoring services to success coaching.

Kean University

  • Annual Tuition: $19,771
  • Locations: Union
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

At Kean University, a public institution, online students can pursue several online degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and postgraduate levels. Kean offers over 10 online bachelor’s degrees in various specialties. A couple of Kean’s online bachelor's programs are a Bachelor of Science in Public Health or a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. They even offer an online nursing program for RNs who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Kean allows applicants to sign up for online classes five days before they start. Remote students complete coursework synchronously on the popular LMS Canvas. Additionally, online student support at Kean includes counseling, writing and tutoring services, career services, and an online bookstore.

William Paterson University of New Jersey

  • Annual Tuition: $21,768
  • Locations: Wayne
  • Accreditation: MSCHE

William Paterson University (WP) is a four-year, public institution located in Wayne, NJ. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate students, WP has an established distance learning program that offers 100% online degrees, which students can earn in 7-week sessions.

WP has 8 online Bachelor of Arts options — ranging from Disability Studies to Criminology and Criminal Justice — and 8 online Bachelor of Science choices, including nursing and accounting degree programs. If applying at this level, WP has an 81% acceptance rate. Meanwhile, 61% of students end up graduating with their bachelor's degrees. WP Online even has graduate programs online for those who desire to continue their studies past the baccalaureate level.

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