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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

New Jersey's Distinctive Public College- Stockton College, nestled in 2,000+ acres of New Jersey’s Pinelands, is the largest college campus in the state.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is ranked one of the top 15 public colleges and universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.  Stockton was also named in 2014 by experts as one of the top six "Up-and-Coming Schools" in the North and recognized as "making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life." The College was named a “Best in the Northeast” college by The Princeton Review.

Best known as a "Green College" for environmental excellence, the distinctive Stockton College is a mid-sized, award-winning liberal arts college nestled on a 2,000+ acre campus in pristine southeastern New Jersey pinelands. We're just 20 minutes driving distance from Jersey Shore beaches; an hour to Philadelphia; and two hours to New York City.


Living in the Stockton Community

Stockton’s co-curricular life includes a broad range of activities including cultural programs and lectures, extensive wellness and recreation programs, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, and a number of student-initiated activities and events, all of which combine to create a vibrant atmosphere at the college. The more than 100 existing clubs and organizations that operate on campus involve students, staff and faculty. Some are social, others are cultural, and others provide a recreational dimension to student life. If a student wants to be part of a club that does not yet exist, they can create a constitution to form a new club for other students to join. The recreational dimension includes intercollegiate sports, varsity club sports, club sports and intramural athletics. Supported by excellent facilities and a diverse athletics and recreation staff, Stockton’s programs offer the campus community a broad spectrum of individual and team opportunities.

Graphic Silhouette of College Students

Galloway Township is in the northeast corner of Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2010 Census, the township population was 37,349. At 114.8 squares miles of total area, Galloway Township is the largest municipality in the State of New Jersey. Both the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway run through Galloway Township, each with several interchanges in the township.

Points of Interest include:

  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
  • FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
  • Galloway National Golf Club designed by Tom Fazio
  • Historic Smithville and Village Greene
  • Renault Winery and Vineyards

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey also operates the historic Seaview Resort and Spa, founded in 1914 and now integrated into the College's Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.


The Big Picture: How many students were on campus in Fall 2013?

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Undergraduate and Graduate Student Total
Total Students 8,458

Undergraduate Snapshot

Undergraduate Student Demographic Breakdown
Total Undergraduate Students 7,539
Women 4,486 60%
Men 3,053 40%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 8 <1%
Asian 400 5%
African American / Black 456 6%
Hispanic 733 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 15 <1%
White 5,598 74%
Two or More Races 213 3%
International 20 <1%
Race/Ethnicity Not Reported 96 1%
Geographic Distribution (Degree-Seeking)
Where do RSCNJ undergraduates call home?
New Jersey 99%
Other US States & Territories 1%
Other Countries <1%
Residency Unknown <1%
How old are RSCNJ undergraduates?
Average Age 22
Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older 15%

New Student Applications (Fall 2013)

Of the 6,126 new freshman applicants, 62% were admitted and 28% of the admitted students enrolled at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Fall 2013.
Of the 2,454 transfer applicants, 68% were admitted and 62% of the admitted students enrolled at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Fall 2013.

New Freshmen High School Background and Test Scores

Test(s) Required for Admission: SAT or ACT recommended

Shows middle 50% of testing range
Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen ACT SAT
Composite 20 - 24  
Math 19 - 24 500 - 600
English 19 - 23  
Critical Reading   480 - 570
50% of admitted students have test scores within the ranges listed, 25% have scores above, and 25% have scores below.
High School Preparation
High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen
Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class 60%
Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class 95%
Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA 79%
Average High School GPA Data Not Available

Sticker Price: How much does it cost on average?

Typical Undergraduate Costs for without Financial Aid (Full-Time, In-State Students)

Total Typical Cost of Attendance: $27,929

Out-of-State & Other Costs

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The cost to attend The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.

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Financial Aid: How much help is there to pay?

Scholarships & Grants

  • <1% of full-time undergraduates received need-based grants or scholarships; the average award for the year was $0. Scholarships and grants are financial aid that does not need to be repaid and is sometimes referred to as gift aid.

Annual Need-Based Loans

  • <1% of full-time undergraduates received need-based work-study and/or loans (not including parent loans); the average loan for the year was $0. Loans need to be repaid. Typically, repayment starts once you are no longer enrolled full-time. Please refer to page 12 of the Funding Education Beyond High School guide on the US Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website for more information about Financial Need.

Percent of 2012 Full-time Beginning Students Receiving Each Type of Financial Aid

NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.


RSCNJ Classes & Instructors

Classroom Environment
Students per Faculty 17 to 1
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students 58%
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students 98%
Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty 291
% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female 51%
% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color 27%
% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study 96%

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Campus-based Housing

73% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
36% of all undergraduates live on campus

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Campus Safety

Our Police Department is a full-time, sworn law enforcement agency accredited by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and is responsible for the safety and security of the campus. Safety on campus is everyone’s business. We have long embraced community policing and seek to develop partnerships with the community we serve and work with them to solve problems. Through these partnerships we develop the trust of our community, which helps us provide a safe and secure environment.

Campus Crime Statistics


Carnegie Classification of Institutional Characteristics

The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/

Basic Type
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Size and Setting
Medium four-year, primarily residential
Enrollment Profile
Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile
Full-time four-year, more selective, higher transfer-in
Undergraduate Instructional Program
Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program
Postbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (other dominant fields)

NOTE: Institutional classifications based on the Carnegie 2005 edition.

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Student Activities and Involvement at RSCNJ

Your college career can be greatly enhanced by our experiences outside the classroom, and clubs and organizations can provide excellent opportunities. There is no better way to get to know people and to become an integral part of the Stockton community.

At Stockton, we evaluate the quality of student experiences in every aspect of co-curricular engagement: clubs and organizations, residential life, dining services, athletics, health and other support services. We participate in Educational Benchmarking, Incorporated measurements, student survey research, focus groups and external consultant reviews, always ensuring that we use results to improve student experiences.

Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.

Group Learning Experiences

  • 94% percent of seniors worked with classmates on assignments outside of class.
  • 57% of seniors tutored or taught other students
  • 30% of seniors spent at least 6 hours per week participating in co-curricular activities such as student organizations and intramural sports

Active Learning Experiences

  • 84% of seniors spent at least 6 hours per week preparing for class
  • 23% of seniors worked on a research project with a faculty member
  • 54% of seniors participated in an internship, practicum, or field experience
  • 61% of seniors participated in community service or volunteer work
  • 5% of seniors participated in study abroad
  • 98% of seniors made at least one class presentation last year

Institutional Commitment to Student Learning and Success

  • 99% of seniors believe this institution provides support for student success
  • 82% of seniors rated the quality of academic advising at this institution as good or excellent
  • 78% of seniors reported that this institution provided help in coping with work, family and other non-academic responsibilities
  • 97% of seniors reported working harder than they thought they could to meet an instructor's standards or expectations

Student Interaction with Campus Faculty and Staff

  • 58% of seniors believed that the campus staff were helpful, considerate, or flexible
  • 88% of seniors believed that faculty are available, helpful, or sympathetic
  • 98% of seniors reported that faculty members provided prompt feedback on their academic performance
  • 80% of seniors discussed readings or ideas with faculty members outside of class

Experiences with Diverse Groups of People and Ideas

  • 70% of seniors reported that they often tried to understand someone else's point of view
  • 93% of seniors reported their experience at this institution contributed to their understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • 63% of seniors often had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity

Student Satisfaction

  • 83% of seniors would attend this institution if they started over again
  • 93% of seniors rated their entire educational experience as good or excellent
  • 86% of seniors reported that other students were friendly or supportive

Evaluation of Experiences

Survey Administration Process

Survey Information


Majors and Degrees

Degrees awarded at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2012-13
Degrees awarded at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2012-13
Bachelor's 1,934
Master's 161
Doctoral 39
Total 2,134

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Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2012-13
Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2012-13
Business Administration and Management, General. 15%
Psychology, General. 13%
Criminology. 9%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. 8%
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. 6%
Links to degree programs at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Links to degree programs at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey





Future Plans of Bachelor's Degree Recipients


Student Success & Progress Rate

A 86% four-year success and progress rate means that 86% of students starting in Fall 2007 either graduated or are still enrolled at a higher education institution four years later.

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Counts for the Fall 2007 entering class shown in the graph above.
  • 794 First-Time, Full-Time Students
  • 882 Full-Time Transfer Students

Success & Progress Rate Table


Retention of Freshman Class

First-time students in Fall 2012 that returned for their second year: 87%

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Student Learning at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

All colleges and universities use multiple approaches to measure student learning. Many of these are specific to particular disciplines, many are coordinated with accrediting agencies, and many are based on outcomes after students have graduated.

Learning Assessment Examples


Pilot Project to Measure Core Learning Outcomes

Colleges and universities participating in the College Portrait measure the typical improvement in students' abilities to think, reason, and write using one of three tests. This is part of a pilot project to better understand and compare what students learn between their freshman and senior years at different colleges and universities.