New Jersey is one of the most populous and most densely populated states in the United States. Princeton University may be its most famous school, but it also features several public, private, state, community, religious, and technical colleges and universities throughout the state. The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education provides coordination, planning, policy development, and advocacy for the state’s higher education system. Some of the most recent higher education acts by the state include forming an advisory committee to develop specific recommendations for graduate medical education and creating the Governor’s Higher Education Council. Both were created to improve infrastructure, increase accessibility and promote excellence in New Jersey’s institutions of higher learning.
Sustainability is one key concern of New Jersey’s institutions of higher education. Most of the state’s public research universities, state colleges and universities, independent colleges and universities, community colleges, and rabbinic and theological seminaries are members of The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, formed in 1999 to encourage the higher education community to practice and promote sustainability through teaching, research, outreach, operations, and community life. Its goals include promoting partnerships for advancing sustainability among its constituencies and increasing the capacity for the practice of sustainability on campus.