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NJIT Makes Tuition for Graduate Out-of-State Online Students More Affordable

Last summer NJIT launched an affordable graduate online tuition rate for out-of-state students. “The new online tuition makes it possible for students anywhere in or outside the US to study full or part-time at NJIT,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of the Division of Continuing Professional Education. Spak manages the program. “This is a good opportunity to access programs which offer the right courses for the right jobs and which are taught at a nationally-ranked science and technology university.”

“The university established this new rate because of its commitment to helping professionals find and keep jobs during this turbulent economy. While many colleges now offer online programs, not all do so at a competitive, affordable rate and not all specifically teach subjects where there are opportunities for career growth and new jobs.  High-demand programs at NJIT include construction or project management, computer science, data mining, information systems, and sustainable design.

This new tuition program will make high-tech master’s degree programs and short-term certificate programs available to professionals anywhere in the world.

The new rate will especially benefit out-of-state and out-of-country students who enroll only in online graduate classes. The online graduate tuition fee for them is 19 percent below what they would otherwise pay to to attend classes on campus.  Looked at another way, it is 12 percent higher than what any New Jersey resident pays to attend NJIT either for classes on campus or online.

NJIT has been a pioneer in online education, offering computer-based learning since the 1970s and more recently has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report. The publication ranked NJIT sixth in the nation in online learning enrollments for graduate computing and engineering programs.

“An eLearning experience of this type offers another benefit,” said Spak. “Without even realizing it, and in the course of obtaining new professional knowledge, students get to perfect the use of the very same collaborative and computing skills, tools and systems that happen also to be the requisites for successful 21st century careers. ELearning and eWorking are converging to help individuals and employers achieve and sustain a future of economic prosperity.” To learn more, please visit http://online.njit.edu.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.