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TCNJ Quick Facts


A highly selective public residential college focusing on the undergraduate experience. Seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Engineering; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science—offer more than 50 liberal arts and professional programs.


Undergraduate EnrollmentApproximately 6,580 full-time students.
Average Class Size21 students
Student-to-Faculty Ratio13:1
On-Campus First-Year Students95 percent
First-Year Retention Rate93 percent
Four-Year Graduation Rate75.9 percent*
Six-Year Graduation Rate87 percent
AthleticsConsistently ranked among best NCAA Division III programs in the nation
Employers Recruiting TCNJ Students450+

*TCNJ maintains the fifth highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2020-21 Almanac.

Student Demographics

The College of New Jersey reports aggregate statistics about its students, faculty, and staff. These federally required statistics include breakdowns of each group by demographic categories, including race/ethnicity.

» Self-reported ethnic/racial data from the entering Class of 2023

» Methodology:  How TCNJ cultivates and uses race and ethnicity data


TCNJ’s Georgian Colonial campus occupies 289 landscaped acres in suburban Ewing, New Jersey. The college is approximately five miles from the state capital of Trenton, 10 miles from Princeton, and one hour from both Philadelphia and New York.


Ninety-five percent of freshmen live on campus, and two years of housing are guaranteed for all new, full-time, first-year students. Fourteen residence halls provide a variety of living accommodations for all students, including upperclassmen.

» TCNJ Annual Report
» Institutional Research and Analytics