Civic and Voter Engagement

MSU Voting Data

Each year we encourage all students to register to vote and vote whether that be on or off-campus. Please check out some of the other pages for info on how to register, voting on campus, and how to verify your voter registration.

National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement

Each year we participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) along with more than 1,000 other colleges and universities. NSLVE is a signature initiative of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. The mission of IDHE is to shift college and university priorities and culture to advance political learning, agency, and equity. We achieve our mission through research, resource development, technical assistance, and advocacy.

Montclair State Data

The voter registration and voting rates in the report reflect the percentage of Montclair State’s students who were eligible to vote and who actually voted. These results are based on enrollment records submitted to the National Student Clearinghouse and publicly available voting files collected.

Voting and Registration Rates

Montclair State has received data from both the 2012 and 2016 elections.

  • In 2016 the voting rate on campus was 58.2% – a 7.9% increase from 2012
Bar chart showing voting rate 2021 vs 2016

How Montclair State’s Numbers Compare

breakdown of voter participation by type of school

Student Voting Data Method

breakdown of votes by method

By Age Group, Education Level, Enrollment Status and Gender

bar charts breaking down voting rate by age group

Please Note: Percentages are based on how many students are enrolled in each of the age ranges.

  • Reports show that 51.2% of undergraduates voted in the 2016 election, but no graduate students.
  • Reports also show that more part-time students than full-time students voted in both the 2012 and 2016 elections.
  • More women than men voted in both the 2012 and 2016 elections.