Georgian Court University is New Jersey’s #1 Catholic university, and among the nation’s best colleges according to the Money Magazine Best Colleges 2022 rankings. Affordability, GCU’s generous financial aid, and the early career earnings of recent graduates are among the many factors they considered.
“Research tells us that students use their Georgian Court University education to do well—financially and professionally—and to do good in the world,” said Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., president of GCU. “The rankings compiled by Money Magazine underscore important factors that make such outcomes possible.”
Affordability—Always a Priority
Overall, Money Magazine editors ranked GCU and upward of 600 institutions on 24 data points, which fell into three areas: quality of education, affordability, and overall outcomes. Based on the magazine’s analysis, affordability is one of GCU’s biggest strengths.
The university’s published full price is still lower than many New Jersey institutions and upward of 84 percent of students get grants. The estimated actual cost of attendance, after grants, was $21,900. That makes GCU one of the state’s more affordable options.
“This is especially important given our reputation for social mobility, and helping students and families secure solid footing in the middle class,” said Dr. Marbach.
The university offers more than $19 million in grants and scholarships each year to students, more than 40 percent of whom come from families with very modest incomes. About 36 percent of GCU students also are the first in their families to attend college.