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 over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.


  • Total enrollment: 11,325
  • SAT average composite score for fall 2015 freshmen is 1212 (top 25%). For Honors College freshmen, the average composite SAT score is 1385 (top 10%).
  • More than 50% of freshman students and 25% overall live on campus (undergraduates).
  • 75,300 employees, working in 665 New Jersey organizations, have been trained by NJIT’s Division of Continuing Professional Education since 1990
  • 281 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 prospective students and their parents visit campus annually for open houses and tours


  • NJIT’s research expenditures totaled more than $110 million in FY2015
  • As of June 11, 2015, NJIT had 203 U.S. patents and 76 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. The approximately 90 member companies employ roughly 400 people
  • Launched in 2014, the 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. The five core strategic priorities are:

  1. Students – To support and increase the number of high-achieving students who graduate
  2. Learning – To provide a challenging, hands-on and relevant curriculum
  3. Scholarly Research – A commitment to national and international preeminence and industry engagement (New Jersey Innovation Institute)
  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.


  • First in public universities in New Jersey and third in the state overall based on post-graduation earnings, with a median salary of $65,300 - U.S. Dept. of Education College Scorecard
  • 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 mid-career 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:
  • Top 100 producer of degrees in engineering awarded to African-American students
  • Top 100 producer of degrees in engineering awarded to Hispanic students– Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • 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)
  • One of the top 25 colleges where graduates can earn six-figure salaries - Money magazine
  • 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)

Ying Wu College of Computing Sciences (2001)

Division of Continuing Professional Education