Give Your Career the Edge it Needs
If you want to be a leader in today’s high-tech marketplace, you need the knowledge to work at the edge of innovation. Advancing your expertise and building your leadership skills can help put you in high demand.
As one of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s vision stresses innovation, entrepreneurship, and engagement in order to address the issues facing our society. The university’s educational tradition emphasizes the pursuit of excellence, real-world learning, and applied research.
Our History, Your Future
Founded in 1881 as the Newark Technical School, NJIT offered its first bachelor’s degree in 1923.
“A university’s people are its most important asset. They are the heart and soul of this rich, diverse and ever-changing organization known as NJIT. I hope you will take a few moments to learn about NJIT.”
Joel S. Bloom
What’s unique about NJIT? We focus on leadership. Our degrees help career-minded professionals adopt new skills that will empower them in their fields. Our carefully structured courses develop specialization and management skills to bolster the expertise of graduates. Each degree program offers additional accreditation by leading professional organizations, proving the value offered to current students and their future employers.
Proven Excellence in Education
With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers students the personalized attention typically found on a small-campus with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is now home to nearly 50 laboratories, centers, and business incubators, resulting in hundreds of breakthroughs. Research funding has surged to more than $75 million and promises to increase in the future.
Why is NJIT recognized as a sound educational investment?
- The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that only 24 percent of 2010 college graduates had a job waiting for them at graduation, as compared to 42 percent of NJIT graduates.
- NACE reported that the highest salaries went to those with degrees in engineering, information technology, and business. NJIT graduates have gained positions in those realms at companies like AT&T, Verizon, and ExxonMobil, as well as with government agencies like ARDEC and the NSA.
- A Bloomberg Businessweek survey ranked NJIT in the top 10 percent nationally for return on investment over 30 years.
- PayScale.com placed the university fifth among state universities for both starting salaries for new graduates and mid-career earnings.
NJIT Mission Statement
NJIT’s mission encompasses education that supports professional growth, ongoing interdisciplinary research, contributions to local economic development, and service to the public at large. Read the full mission statement.
Both NJIT and Newark College of Engineering have met the standards of excellence set forth by their respective accrediting bodies. Learn more about MSCHE and ABET accreditation.
NJIT is recognized as a leading institution by many reputable sources. This page features some of our notable rankings in categories such as value, research activity, technology, and more.
Newark College of Engineering
With a rich history and a forward-thinking approach to problem-solving and technology, Newark College of Engineering at NJIT develops innovative leaders. Learn about the college and its impact throughout the engineering community.