The price of education: Which 2-year New Jersey schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


New Jersey residents attending two-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Best Care College, Camden County College and Cumberland County College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by two-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Best Care College
Orange
48
$987
2
Camden County College
Blackwood
10,492
$4,440
3
Cumberland County College
Vineland
3,125
$4,800
4
Ocean County College
River
8,377
$5,095
5
Rowan College at Burlington County
Laurel
8,951
$5,235
6
Warren County Community College
Washington
3,348
$5,280
7
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Sewell
7,158
$5,310
8
Mercer County Community College
Windsor
7,630
$5,394
9
Union County Vocational Technical School
Plains
84
$5,500
10
Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg
8,079
$5,692
11
Assumption College for Sisters
Denville
47
$5,716
12
Salem Community College
Point
916
$5,850
13
Atlantic Cape Community College
Landing
5,528
$6,318
14
Passaic County Community College
Paterson
6,975
$6,960
15
Middlesex County College
Edison
11,381
$7,032
16
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft
12,790
$7,963
17
Mobile Technical Training
Hackensack
24
$8,000
18
Bergen Community College
Paramus
14,062
$8,154
19
County College of Morris
Randolph
7,949
$8,760
20
Medical Career Institute
Ocean
114
$8,780
21
Essex County College
Newark
8,997
$8,790
22
Sussex County Community College
Newton
2,529
$8,850
23
Monmouth County Vocational School District
Freehold
59
$9,000
24
New Community Workforce Development Center
Newark
47
$9,950
25
Hudson County Community College
City
8,864
$9,978
26
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School
River
361
$10,160
27
Union County College
Cranford
9,711
$10,280
28
Rizzieri Institute
Voorhees
62
$10,400
29
Morris County Vocational School District
Denville
50
$11,058
30
Garden State Science and Technology Institute
City
49
$11,081
31
ASI Career Institute
Turnersville
57
$11,500
32
Adult and Continuing Education-BCTS
Hackensack
78
$12,300
33
Jolie Health & Beauty Academy-Cherry Hill
Hill
118
$12,402
34
Institute for Therapeutic Massage
HASKELL
57
$12,495
35
Total Image Beauty Academy
City
263
$12,500
36
Central Career Institute LLC
Plainfield
166
$12,695
37
American Institute
Clifton
--
$13,020
38
Cortiva Institute-New Jersey
Wall
42
$13,044
39
Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences
Paterson
190
$13,170
40
Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus
Voorhees
312
$13,350
41
Capri Institute of Hair Design-Brick
Brick
120
$13,780
42
Capri Institute of Hair Design-Clifton
Clifton
192
$13,780
43
Capri Institute of Hair Design-Kenilworth
Kenilworth
122
$13,780
44
Capri Institute of Hair Design-Paramus
Paramus
128
$13,780
45
Cutting Edge Academy
Succasunna
69
$14,575
46
Branford Hall Career Institute-Jersey City
City
146
$14,730
47
Branford Hall Career Institute-Parsippany
Parsippany
44
$14,730
48
Eastwick College-Hackensack
Hackensack
399
$14,832
49
National Career Institute
Orange
200
$15,000
50
National Career Institute - Jersey City Branch
City
--
$15,100
51
Fortis Institute-Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville
234
$15,119
52
Eastwick College-Nutley
Nutley
486
$15,305
53
Healthcare Training Institute
Union
79
$15,500
54
Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology
Brook
116
$15,525
55
P B Cosmetology Education Center
Gloucester
166
$15,600
56
Harris School of Business-Cherry Hill Campus
Hill
236
$15,850
57
Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus
Linwood
208
$15,850
58
Artistic Academy of Hair Design
Plains
131
$15,960
59
Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield
Plainfield
156
$16,116
60
Empire Beauty School-Bloomfield
Bloomfield
149
$16,320
61
Empire Beauty School-Bordentown
Bordentown
91
$16,320
62
Empire Beauty School-Cherry Hill
Hill
91
$16,320
63
Empire Beauty School-Paramus
Paramus
84
$16,320
64
Empire Beauty School-Union
Union
121
$16,320
65
Jolie Health and Beauty Academy-Turnersville
Turnersville
57
$16,530
66
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Northfield
Northfield
153
$16,555
67
Paul Mitchell the School-Jersey Shore
Brick
115
$16,800
68
Innovate Salon Academy
Plainfield
135
$16,832
69
Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy
Amboy
164
$16,950
70
Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York
York
375
$16,950
71
Atlantic Beauty & Spa Academy LLC
Township
128
$17,000
72
Pennco Tech-Blackwood
Blackwood
652
$18,000
73
Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness
Voorhees
286
$18,100
74
Parisian Beauty School
Hackensack
413
$18,380
75
American Institute-Clifton
CLIFTON
652
$18,495
76
American Institute-Toms River
River
383
$18,495
77
American Institute-Somerset
Somerset
64
$18,495
78
Universal Training Institute
Amboy
140
$18,630
79
Fortis Institute-Wayne
Wayne
599
$19,004
80
Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
Dover
96
$20,834
81
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing
Plainfield
383
$21,406
82
P C Age-Jersey City
City
167
$21,790
83
PC AGE-Metropark
Iselin
104
$21,790
84
Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing
Teaneck
159
$22,855
85
Lincoln Technical Institute-Union
Union
1,224
$23,934
86
Lincoln Technical Institute-Mahwah
Mahwah
865
$24,696
87
Teterboro School of Aeronautics
Teterboro
254
$25,200
88
Prism Career Institute-West Atlantic City
City
68
$26,675
89
Prism Career Institute-Cherry Hill
Hill
69
$26,675
90
Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown
Moorestown
528
$27,534
91
Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin
Iselin
380
$27,600
92
Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus
Paramus
500
$27,600
93
JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging
Plainfield
48
$28,885
94
Jersey College
Teterboro
2,968
$31,857
95
Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield
Plainfield
308
$31,929
96
American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education
Piscataway
406
$32,125
97
Divers Academy International
ERIAL
54
$32,925


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Organizations in this Story

Adult and Continuing Education-BCTS American Institute American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education American Institute-Clifton American Institute-Somerset American Institute-Toms River Artistic Academy of Hair Design ASI Career Institute Assumption College for Sisters Atlantic Beauty & Spa Academy LLC Atlantic Cape Community College Bergen Community College Best Care College Branford Hall Career Institute-Jersey City Branford Hall Career Institute-Parsippany Brookdale Community College Camden County College Capri Institute of Hair Design-Brick Capri Institute of Hair Design-Clifton Capri Institute of Hair Design-Kenilworth Capri Institute of Hair Design-Paramus Central Career Institute LLC Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology Cortiva Institute-New Jersey County College of Morris Cumberland County College Cutting Edge Academy Divers Academy International Eastwick College-Hackensack Eastwick College-Nutley Empire Beauty School-Bloomfield Empire Beauty School-Bordentown Empire Beauty School-Cherry Hill Empire Beauty School-Paramus Empire Beauty School-Union Essex County College Fortis Institute-Lawrenceville Fortis Institute-Wayne Garden State Science and Technology Institute Harris School of Business-Cherry Hill Campus Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus Harris School of Business-Voorhees Campus Healthcare Training Institute Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Hudson County Community College Innovate Salon Academy Institute for Therapeutic Massage Jersey College JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Northfield Jolie Health & Beauty Academy-Cherry Hill Jolie Health and Beauty Academy-Turnersville Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin Lincoln Technical Institute-Mahwah Lincoln Technical Institute-Moorestown Lincoln Technical Institute-Paramus Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield Lincoln Technical Institute-Union Medical Career Institute Mercer County Community College Middlesex County College Mobile Technical Training Monmouth County Vocational School District Morris County Vocational School District National Career Institute National Career Institute - Jersey City Branch New Community Workforce Development Center Ocean County College Ocean County Vocational-Technical School P B Cosmetology Education Center P C Age-Jersey City Parisian Beauty School Passaic County Community College Paul Mitchell the School-Jersey Shore PC AGE-Metropark Pennco Tech-Blackwood Prism Career Institute-Cherry Hill Prism Career Institute-West Atlantic City Raritan Valley Community College Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness Rizzieri Institute Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-West New York Rowan College at Burlington County Rowan College at Gloucester County Salem Community College Sussex County Community College Teterboro School of Aeronautics Total Image Beauty Academy Union County College Union County Vocational Technical School Universal Training Institute Warren County Community College

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