While cultivating an understanding of community diversity, providing a widely diverse population with an excellent education, the University is tapping its urban setting’s vast assets for their students’ benefit and engaging faculty, students and partner organizations in identifying and solving urban challenges. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding region and beyond.
Providing an Outstanding Educational Experience and Preparing Students for a Successful Career
Situated on a beautifully landscaped campus in a vibrant urban community, New Jersey City University (NJCU) provides a top-quality education to approximately 8,200 students who reflect the dynamism of the University’s metropolitan Jersey City location. NJCU prepares students to be leaders in a global society within the comforts of an intimate community while providing a place to think and grow by interacting with culturally and ethnically diverse classmates and faculty from around the globe. The university offers undergraduate degree major programs, including Biology, Art, Music, English, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, History, Economics, Spanish, Media Arts, Business Administration, Professional Security Studies, Finance, Accounting, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Computer Science, and Women and Gender Studies. Graduate Degree and diploma programs include National Security Studies, Literacy Education, and Educational Technology. The NJCU School of Business offers graduate programs, such as a Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science.
NJCU has earned accreditations from Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), National Association of Schools of Arts and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, National Association of School Psychologists, and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
Engaging Students in Rigorous Applied-Learning and Preparing Students for Success
At NJCU, students prepare for success by engaging in rigorous applied-learning experiences that include laboratory research, field studies, performances, exhibitions, studio work, cooperative education internships, community service, and study opportunities on campus, around the state, and abroad through their Study Abroad program. It prepares students for career success and keeps their education affordable. According to the latest national research, NJCU students earn 22 percent more than the national average income, helping to secure a more a prosperous future.
The Leader of Transformational Initiatives and the First Woman President of NJCU
Dr. Sue Henderson became the twelfth president and the first woman to serve as president at NJCU. Dr. Henderson has accomplished a range of transformational initiatives, including the creation of the NJCU School of Business and its relocation to a 70,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility in the Jersey City financial district. She has also spearheaded the implementation of a $350 million West Campus plan which features a fully integrated, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development for a student residence hall, academic hall, academic building and performance arts center, and many more enhancements. She has identified critical academic needs in high-demand fields of study, such as nursing, STEM areas, business, counseling and pre-law. With a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in math education, Dr. Henderson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). She is also a member of the President’s Council for Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Artistic Hub of Metro-North Jersey
NJCU has long been recognized as an artistic hub of Metro-North Jersey, chiefly because the University boasts an accomplished international faculty in many disciplines, from music to theatre, and from visual arts to literature. On any given day or evening, NJCU’s theatres and galleries host an array of performances, recitals, lectures, screenings, and exhibitions. NJCU is culturally enriched and some of their other annual events include NJCU Day, Annual Gala, and the Annual NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Concert. In partnership with Jersey City, the Jazz Concert has become one of the most anticipated free concerts of the year and is known to draw a huge crowd. The University holds various events in collaboration with organizations, such as the American Conference on Diversity, as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Presidential Lectures series throughout the year. NJCU promotes sports and other athletic activities, along with its musical and cultural events.
New Jersey City University has a very strong alumni group and the university takes pride in Chirag Patel ‘89. Mr. Patel is Co-CEO and Chairman of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC. He is known as a humanitarian, as well as a seasoned executive in the pharmaceutical and information technology realms. His vision and international business acumen have made him a catalyst for global change through education. Mr. Patel is also the Founder of Niswarth International Foundation, an organization that focuses on education and assists less advantaged children to achieve their full potential.
Making Education Accessible and Affordable
NJCU has recently launched the NJCU Debt-Free Promise Program, designed to make a college education accessible and affordable for New Jersey residents pursuing their first undergraduate degree as incoming full-time freshman students whose family household income is $60,000 or less. This program seeks to ensure that every eligible student graduates with a clean financial slate by eliminating the need to take on unnecessary debt. The goal of this program is to eliminate the need for students to take out loans to cover the cost of tuition and fees. In addition to affordability, each year, NJCU offers more than $20 million in financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans.