The New Jersey College Student and Parent Consumer Information Act (P.L. 2009, Chapter 197) was approved January 14, 2010 and effective March 16, 2010. The Act requires each New Jersey four-year public institution of higher education to place “comprehensive information on the cost of attendance, the graduation rates of admitted students, and the faculty of the institution,” on its website. The stated purpose of the Act is “to maximize the awareness of students and their families of the costs associated with enrollment in the institution, the institution’s success in ensuring the graduation of its students, and the composition of the teaching faculty that a student will encounter.”
Posted here are the data elements required for The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), as determined by the NJ Commission on Higher Education (NJCHE). Data for TCNJ and the other New Jersey four-year public institutions of higher education are available on the website for the NJ Commission on Higher Education: http://nj.gov/higher education/ConsumerInfo.htm.
N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-43 requires that each of New Jersey’s four-year public institutions of higher education prepare and make available to the public an annual report for the consumer. The form and content of the annual report is established by the Commission on Higher Education.