U.S. News: TCNJ (No. 5) heads 10 N.J. schools that make Top 101 in regional university list

The College of New Jersey, at No. 5, continued its impressive run of rankings as a Top 10 school in the regional universities (North) list by U.S. News & World Report, which was released Monday.

U.S. News ranked more than 1,500 universities in three main categories: National, regional and liberal arts. (See the complete lists here.)

Regional colleges and universities are schools that offer bachelor’s degrees, some master’s programs and limited options at the doctoral level.

Lisa Angeloni, vice president for enrollment management at TCNJ, said the school was honored to be recognized. This year’s ranking is one spot ahead of a year ago.

“TCNJ delivers the kind of high-quality education that is associated with the nation’s best private institutions. We pride ourselves on our exceptional retention rate, which speaks to our supportive community, and our on-time graduation rate, which helps keep costs down for families,” she said.

“These factors have helped us maintain our position as the top public college in our region for over 30 years.”

A look at the N.J. schools in the Top 101 of the North regional ranking:

No. 5: The College of New Jersey
No. 18 (tie): Monmouth University
No. 22 (tie): Rider University
No. 28 (tie): Ramapo College of New Jersey
No. 58 (tie): Saint Peter’s University
No. 63 (tie): Fairleigh Dickinson University
No. 75 (tie): William Paterson University
No. 93 (tie): Caldwell University
No. 101 (tie): Georgian Court University
No. 101 (tie): Saint Elizabeth University

Here’s a look at the Top 5 schools in the North regional ranking:

No. 1: Providence (Rhode Island) College
No. 2: Bentley University (Waltham, Massachusetts)
No. 3: Rhode Island School of Design
No. 4: Loyola University (of Maryland)
No. 5: The College of New Jersey