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Study Finds New Jersey Community Colleges Students Save the Most in Tuition

Savings Equate to More Than $20,000 - Posted 3/13/17
New Jersey community colleges save students who go on to earn  a bachelor’s degree the most tuition money in the nation, according to a study recently released by Student Loan Hero.
On a national average, community college students save $11,377 on 60 credits, the equivalent of a two-year program. In comparison, students in New Jersey who choose to attend a community college and then transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree save $20,993 on the cost of 60 credits.           
To calculate these data, Student Loan Hero researched college credit costs across the nation and compared the cost of 60 credits at a two-year public college to a four-year public college. Most public two-year colleges are 60 percent more affordable than public four-year colleges, but New Jersey community college tuition is approximately 70 percent less than its counterpart.
At CCM, effective summer 2017, tuition for a 12-credit semester is $1,500.    
To review the full Student Loan Hero report, visit