Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Funding For Jersey Colleges Could Soon Go Up

Governor at Caldwell town hall
David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ

Governor Christie says he’s committed to spending more on higher education in the Garden state.

During his latest town hall in Caldwell, the Governor said “for the last 10 years, New Jersey has ranked 49th in its investment in its higher education institutions…I’m going to have a budget speech next Tuesday, so I don’t want to give anything away – too much now – but what I will tell is …when I was campaigning in 2009…I said when things got better, the first thing I would spend money on…would be to invest more money in our higher education institutions.”

Christie said we need to do that in two ways – “one, by giving more regular aid to our state colleges to try to keep tuition down and more affordable for the kids who want to stay here in New Jersey, and secondly…we haven’t made any significant capital investment in our state universities since 1988…so I think we need to start taking a look at reinvesting to create more classroom space.”

He also pointed out many Jersey born students would like to attend college here, but they can’t get in because there’s a shortage of seats – and that’s creating a “brain drain,” where students are forced out of state, and sometimes never return – so the issue must be addressed.

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.