Rutgers University—Camden Named a “Best Bang for the Buck” University by Washington Monthly Magazine

Rutgers University—Camden has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as a strong value, also earning high overall rankings among master’s-level universities across the nation.

Rutgers–Camden achieved the highest ranking among New Jersey institutions in Washington Monthly magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck” category in its 11th spot. Other New Jersey schools listed in this category were Ramapo College of New Jersey, 37; Rowan University, 146; and Rider University, 170. Rutgers–Camden also ranked 22nd in economic value among all universities in the country.

In Washington Monthly’s overall rankings for master’s-level universities, which emphasizes such factors as enrolling and graduating low-income students, supporting research and encouraging students’ public service, Rutgers–Camden was ranked among the top 100 at 80. Other regional schools in the top 100 master’s-level universities were College of New Jersey, 29, and Villanova University, 50.

“We’re pleased that organizations recognize what our students already know: Rutgers–Camden is a great value,” says Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon. “We are a place where students pursue, and achieve, their world-class Rutgers degrees in a personalized and supportive setting. A thriving center for research, student life, and civic engagement, Rutgers–Camden has a national reputation that is on an upward trajectory.”

Factors Washington Monthly utilizes to formulate its rankings include the percentage of low-income students who receive federal aid; the net price of attendance after financial aid; the numbers of students involved in the Peace Corps and ROTC; and faculty awards for research.

Approximately 6,600 students are currently enrolled at Rutgers University–Camden in undergraduate and graduate programs, led by faculty committed to excellence in research and teaching. Nearly 40 majors, including special programs and an Honors College, comprise the undergraduate academic experience. The campus also offers 28 graduate programs, including three interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs, the Rutgers MBA, and the only law school in southern New Jersey. This fall, the School of Nursing enrolled its first students in the doctor of nursing practice program, marking the fifth doctoral degree obtainable at Rutgers–Camden.

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