Higher price on higher education: All 4-year N.J. colleges raise tuition

By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger

Last spring, college students across the state held rallies and protests on their campuses calling for a tuition freeze.

It didn’t work.

Undergraduate tuition and fees will go up between 1 percent and 7.4 percent at New Jersey’s four-year colleges for the 2011-12 school year, according to a Star-Ledger survey of two dozen public and private schools.

Among the public colleges, annual in-state tuition and mandatory fees will range from $10,021 at New Jersey City University to $14,187 at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, according to the survey.

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