At a Glance
- Founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908
- Located in New Jersey communities of Montclair, Little Falls and Clifton
- Main campus encompasses 252 acres
- 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs
- 20,987 total students
- 16,810 undergraduate students
- 4,177 graduate students
- 5,200 students living on campus
- Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
- Average class size: 23
Academic Programs and Degrees
- Colleges/Schools: the College of the Arts (where the John J. Cali School of Music and the School of Communication and Media are housed); the College of Education and Human Services; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Science and Mathematics (which houses the New Jersey School of Conservation); the Feliciano School of Business; the School of Nursing; and The Graduate School.
- Undergradate studies: 54 majors, 60 concentrations, 61 minors, plus dozens of certificate programs and teacher certification programs.
- Graduate studies: more than 130 degree programs and 60 certificates, teacher certifications, administrative and educational services certifications.
Awards and Recognitions
- In 2016, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognized Montclair State as a Research Doctoral University, in recognition of the substantial growth in its doctoral-level education and research activities.
- Montclair State met the criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of Education to be considered a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), highlighting the institution’s unprecedented growth and its commitment to providing underserved populations access to affordable higher education.
- In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Montclair State a Community Engaged Campus, in recognition of the University’s long-standing dedication and commitment to community engagement.
- U.S. News & World Report listed Montclair State among the top 200 national universities in the country in their 2017 rankings.
- Montclair State’s graduate programs in elementary teacher education and secondary teacher education were both ranked #14 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Education Schools.
- The Feliciano School of Business was included in the 2017 edition of The Best 294 Business Schools published by The Princeton Review.
- The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition included Montclair State in its rankings of America’s greenest campuses.
- The 2016 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of the Top U.S. Colleges listed Montclair State among the nation’s top 100 public colleges and universities.
- In 2016, Montclair State’s BFA Dance program was ranked fifth in the nation on the OnStage Top 10 Dance Programs list.
- Forbes included Montclair State in its 2017 editions of America’s Top Colleges and America's Best Value Colleges rankings.
- Money magazine ranked Montclair State #15 among the nation’s “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value” for 2016.
- Montclair State was named to the Campus Pride Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities list in 2016.
- In 2016, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Montclair State a “Top Degree Producer” in its ranking of institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students.
- First New Jersey state college to offer master’s degrees
- Broadcast the nation’s first education television programs
- Offered first doctoral program at a senior public institution in New Jersey
- First state institution to offer multiple doctoral programs
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
- New Jersey residents: $12,112 (per year)
- Non-New Jersey residents: $20,004 (per year)