NJ Dominates National Education and Quality of Life Rankings

It’s that time of year again when many national publications released their annual rankings lists, and New Jersey has consistently come out on top. For the second consecutive year, New Jersey is home to the #1 public school system in the U.S. according to Education Week. For a consecutive decade, Princeton defends its title as the #1 university in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.

This recognition emphasizes what we know to be true: New Jersey offers an ever-growing pool of top talent and sets the standard for educating the next generation. From pre-school to graduate school, we invest in our students to help us build the foundation for innovation. Forty percent of State residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher (compared to the national average of 32.6%.) New Jersey has the largest concentration of scientists and engineers per square mile in the U.S. – 200,000 and counting. Not only can New Jersey businesses tap into a strong workforce, they also seek out collaboration opportunities with our elite colleges and universities. Research partner­ships between academia and industry are accelerating discovery and driving the pipeline forward.

Our exceptional schools are one of the key factors why New Jersey was ranked the #1 state to raise children by Save the Children organization. New Jersey is one of safest and healthiest states due in part to our world-class healthcare and recreation opportunities. This led Wallet Hub to name New Jersey the “most mentally and physically fit state” and #4 happiest state overall. From our beautiful beaches to dynamic, diverse cities, New Jersey is the ideal place to live, work, play and do business. These accolades are proof: New Jersey offers access to the best and brightest and is the ideal place for employees and their families to grow and thrive.

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