2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $15,003 for New Jersey residents and $31,785 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for Rutgers is $14,610 for New Jersey residents and $31,386 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -2.62% for New Jersey residents and decreased by -1.26% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs decreased by 0.31% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 3.88% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($12,017) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,019 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$15,407 $32,189$16,700
2020-2021$15,003$31,785$16,649
Change % 2020-2021-2.62%-1.26%-0.31%
2021-2022$14,610$31,386$16,598
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $19,724 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $32,132 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at Rutgers is $19,468 for New Jersey residents and $31,875 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been decreased by -1.30% for New Jersey residents and decreased by -0.80% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount ($13,733) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,141 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$19,983 $32,391$16,700
2020-2021$19,724$32,132$16,649
Change % 2020-2021-1.30%-0.80%-0.31%
2021-2022$19,468$31,875$16,598
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Rutgers.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$383$915
2019-2020$394$942
2020-2021$405$970
Graduate2018-2019$718$1,221
2019-2020$739$1,256
2020-2021$761$1,292
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $48,200 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $68,100 for Rutgers University-New Brunswick graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$48,200$50,600$45,900
7 Years After Graduation$52,800--
8 Years After Graduation$58,000--
9 Years After Graduation$58,700--
10 Years After Graduation$68,100$75,300$61,800

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Rutgers?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $60,930 for New Jersey residents and $130,184 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$15,094$15,186$15,278$15,371$60,930
Out-of-State$32,087$32,391$32,698$33,008$130,184
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,186$15,278$15,371$15,465$61,301
Out-of-State$32,391$32,698$33,008$33,321$131,419
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,278$15,371$15,465$15,559$61,673
Out-of-State$32,698$33,008$33,321$33,637$132,665
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$15,371$15,465$15,559$15,654$62,049
Out-of-State$33,008$33,321$33,637$33,957$133,924
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$15,465$15,559$15,654$15,749$62,426
Out-of-State$33,321$33,637$33,957$34,279$135,194
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $135,619 for New Jersey residents and $204,872 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$33,358$33,719$34,085$34,456$135,619
Out-of-State$50,351$50,924$51,505$52,093$204,872
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$33,719$34,085$34,456$34,832$137,092
Out-of-State$50,924$51,505$52,093$52,688$207,210
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$34,085$34,456$34,832$35,213$138,585
Out-of-State$51,505$52,093$52,688$53,291$209,577
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$34,456$34,832$35,213$35,598$140,099
Out-of-State$52,093$52,688$53,291$53,901$211,974
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$34,832$35,213$35,598$35,990$141,632
Out-of-State$52,688$53,291$53,901$54,520$214,400
Last year, 51% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $86,983 for New Jersey residents and $156,236 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$21,199$21,560$21,926$22,297$86,983
Out-of-State$38,192$38,765$39,346$39,934$156,236
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$21,560$21,926$22,297$22,673$88,456
Out-of-State$38,765$39,346$39,934$40,529$158,574
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$21,926$22,297$22,673$23,054$89,949
Out-of-State$39,346$39,934$40,529$41,132$160,941
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,297$22,673$23,054$23,439$91,463
Out-of-State$39,934$40,529$41,132$41,742$163,338
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$22,673$23,054$23,439$23,831$92,996
Out-of-State$40,529$41,132$41,742$42,361$165,764

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$15,003$1,350$16,649$31,785$1,350 $16,649
Graduate$19,724 $1,350$16,649$32,132 $1,350$16,649


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