Stockton Named Great Value by Money Magazine

Stockton Named Great Value

Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University has been recognized as an excellent value for students in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2022 edition.

Stockton jumped to #156 on the list of 671 colleges and universities selected from among 2,400 across the nation. The ranking combines educational quality, affordability and alumni success. It considers the cost of attendance, merit and need-based aid provided to students, and alumni earnings after graduation.

Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said the university prides itself on providing a quality education that is both affordable and accessible to a diverse population of students. He cited the new Stockton Promise and Garden State Guarantee initiatives that provide free tuition and fees to lower-income students. 

“Our priority is to assure that every student has the opportunity to attend and successfully graduate from college,” Kesselman said. “The value of a Stockton degree continues to grow because of our efforts to keep classes small and offer academic achievement programs that promote student success for all Stockton students.”

Schools included in the “Best Colleges” list are ranked on 24 factors. The university has steadily increased its ranking from #483 in 2015.

Areas that led to Stockton’s high rating include a low 17:1 student-faculty ratio and a high graduation rate. The graduation rate for Stockton students is 76%, well above the national average of 57%.

Additionally, 63% of students receive grants to defray the cost of tuition and fees.

“Stockton’s affordability and student-first environment are driving increased interest in the university,” said Robert Henrich, vice president for Enrollment Management. “Nearly 10,000 first-year students applied to Stockton this year, a 55% increase over 2021. This tremendous growth is a direct result of our efforts to position our students for success.”

Stockton graduates are earning an average of $51,729 just a few years after graduation, 8% above the national average, according to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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Stacey Clapp
Director of Strategic Communications
Galloway, N.J. 08205