New jersey college STUDENT AND PARENT

CONSUMER INFORMATION



The New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act requires each New Jersey four-year public college and university to display on its website comprehensive information on the cost of attendance, the graduation rates of admitted students, and the faculty of the institution.  It also requires the Secretary of Higher Education to establish the guidelines, criteria, and format in reporting the information prepared pursuant to the Act.  The statute specifies certain required data for inclusion and calls for the Secretary of Higher Education to create a comparative profile of the student consumer information reports for the New Jersey Higher Education website.


(Note: Pursuant to Governor Christie's Reorganization Plan 005-2011, The Commission on Higher Education has been abolished, and the duties and authorities have been transferred to the Secretary of Higher Education.)


  Graduation and Transfer Information

Four- & six-year graduation rates

Four- & six year graduation rates by demographic group (racial/ethnic categories     and gender)

Four- & six-year graduation rates for student athletes (as defined by the NCAA)

Student transfer information

Overview of institutions receiving transfer students


  Total Cost of Attendance Information

Total current year cost of attending institution

Total projected cost for graduates in 4 years by resident and commuter

Total projected cost for graduates in 6 years by resident and commuter


  Financial Aid Information

Description of financial aid programs offered by institution to athletes &
    non-athletes

Percentage & average amount of financial aid for athletes & non-athletes

Average student loan indebtedness for graduates in 4 years by resident and     commuter

Average student loan indebtedness for graduates in 6 years by resident and     commuter

Average student loan indebtedness for students who withdraw


  Course and Faculty Information

Overview of institution’s faculty (breakout by full-time tenured/non-tenured/
    part-time faculty

Percentage of courses taught by faculty categories (breakout by full-time     tenured/non-tenured/part-time faculty)