Quick Facts About NJIT

NJIT: New Jersey’s Science and Technology University

One of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. The university’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide the technological proficiency, business know-how and leadership skills that future CEOs and entrepreneurs will need to succeed. With an enrollment of 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.


  • Total enrollment: 11,000 (7,800 undergraduate, 3,200 graduate)
  • SAT average composite score for fall 2015 freshmen is 1211. For Honors College freshmen, the average composite SAT score is 1385
  • More than 2,000 students live on campus in residence halls, apartments and the Albert Dorman Honors College
  • 75,300 employees, working in 665 New Jersey organizations, have been trained by NJIT’s Division of Continuing Professional Education since 1990
  • 269 tenured or tenure track faculty; 99 percent hold doctoral degrees or have the highest degree attainable in their field
  • Student-faculty ratio is 18:1
  • 1,309 full-time employees
  • 4,000 students and teachers in pre-college educational programs, the pipeline for STEM
  • 7,400


  • NJIT’s research expenditures totaled more than $110 million in FY2015
  • As of June 11, 2015, NJIT had 185 U.S. patents and 133 pending U.S. patent applications. In FY2014, NJIT was awarded 15 new U.S. patents
  • The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT is New Jersey’s largest high technology and life science business incubator, and one of the largest in the nation. EDC resident companies have attracted more than $82 million in third-party funding since entering the incubator, and generated revenues of $50 million last year. e approximately 90 member companies employ roughly 400 people
  • Launched New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a corporate entity to partner with industry and government to provide innovative and practical solutions for economic development, technical assistance, joint ventures and commercialization of technology


On July 1, 2015, NJIT introduced its 2020 Vision – A Strategic Plan to chart the university’s course during the second decade of the 21st century. It is the product of diverse perspectives, an exceptional breadth of talent, and deep concern for all aspects of the university’s mission. e five core strategic priorities are:

  1. Students – To support and grow the number of high-achieving students
  2. Learning – To provide a challenging and relevant curriculum
  3. Scholarly Research – A commitment to national and international preeminence
  4. Community – To engage locally, regionally and globally
  5. Investments – To fund a complete spectrum of resources including human capital and physical infrastructure

NJIT will realize this vision through ongoing assessment of its progress to ensure success. This continuous assessment will keep the university on course toward becoming one of the premier polytechnic institutions in the country, renowned for excellence in education, eminence in research, generosity in service and dedication to economic progress. Visit njit.edu/2020vision for information.


  • Top 1 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. for its occupational earnings power and NJIT alumni are among the top 10 percent of high earners for midcareer salaries – Brookings Institution
  • One of the top 25 public colleges in the nation, and one of the top 50 overall, to have a low student loan default rate – BestColleges.com
  • An “America’s Top College” and one of “50 College Gems With Bargain Tuitions, SAT Optional Policies and Openings” – Forbes.com
  • Top 100 producer of minority STEM graduates:
  • 31st in the nation for bachelor’s degrees in computer and information sciences
  • 28th in the nation for bachelor’s degrees in engineering
  • 18th in the nation for master’s degrees in engineering – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • Top 100 producer of degrees in engineering awarded to African-American students:
  • 31st in the nation for bachelor’s degrees
  • 8th in the nation for master’s degrees – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • Top 100 producer of degrees in engineering awarded to Hispanic students:
  • 18th in the nation for bachelor’s degrees
  • 11th in the nation for master’s degrees – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • #1 higher education value nationally when considering annual tuition cost and average starting salary of graduates – BuzzFeed.com
  • Top 1 percent for return on investment and fourth in alumni midcareer earning potential among public research universities nationwide – PayScale.com
  • Top 10 percent nationally for return on investment and one of four best buys in New Jersey higher education – Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Third in New Jersey for highest return on investment – Affordable Colleges Online
  • First in the nation among America’s Most Underrated Colleges – BusinessInsider.com
  • A Top National University – U.S. News and World Report
  • A Princeton Review Best College and Best Business School (School of Management)
  • Top 50 among colleges without a medical school for research expenditures and top 10 among universities whose main research is in engineering – National Science Foundation
  • Awarded the Innovation & Economic Prosperity University designation in recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement through entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)


Founded in 1881 as Newark Technical School; renamed NJIT in 1975.

Newark College of Engineering (1919)

College of Architecture and Design (1973)

College of Science and Liberal Arts (1982)

School of Management (1988)

Albert Dorman Honors College (1994)

College of Computing Sciences (2001)

Division of Continuing Professional Education