Middlesex County
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County is a hub for affordable higher education.

Home to Rutgers University – a leading national public research institution – Middlesex County is known for its superb educational offerings and being one of the top academic healthcare providers in the region. 

Rutgers offers undergraduate and graduate study at its five main campuses, all located in the county. They include: College Avenue, Cook, and Douglass in New Brunswick; and Livingston and Busch in Piscataway. Adjacent to Cook is the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, a nationally recognized research center. 

Founded in 1766, Rutgers-New Brunswick, the university’s flagship location, is New Jersey’s No. 1 public research university, a Top 25 public national university and a member of the Association of American Universities. 

And as well-known as Rutgers is for its quality of education, it’s impossible to not mention the university’s athletic programs. As a participant in the Big Ten Conference, the university is also a member of the Big Ten’s Academic Alliance, a consortium of 24 world-class research facilities. In that capacity, Rutgers is now conducting life-changing research. 

Most recently, the university was hailed nationally for developing a saliva test for COVID-19 that quickly received approval from the FDA for widespread use. 

Rutgers also has satellite campuses in Newark and Camden, offering a quality education across the state. 

The county is also home to one of the first community colleges in the state, Middlesex County College (MCC). As a two-year institution, it offers technical training, Associate Degrees and Certificates from its expansive campus in Edison. 

MCC offers students small class sizes, flexible scheduling, online courses and much more. It’s main campus in Edison features state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. It is the single largest provider of transfer students to top colleges such as Rutgers, New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark and Kean University in Union Township. 

The community college also has two satellite campuses, one located in the theatre district of New Brunswick and one in Perth Amboy. 

Berkeley College and DeVry University also have campuses in Middlesex County, making it a hub for all educational needs from technical training to PhD programs. In fact, Piscataway is known as one of the only suburban municipalities in New Jersey where one can receive every level of education, from child care to a doctoral degree. 

From career-focused degree and certificate programs offered in some of today’s most in-demand professions to extensive support resources, Berkeley College – with campuses throughout New Jersey, New York and online – is a strong alternative for any working professional. 

DeVry University has used technology to innovate education and help students understand an ever-changing world. The school, located in North Brunswick, offers everything from Associate Degrees to graduate certificates in project management, small business management and more. 

The James Forrestal Campus of Princeton University is also located in Middlesex County as well as Strayer University in Piscataway. 

There’s no doubt: Your future begins with a bright education, proudly delivered in Middlesex County.

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