Lawmakers want to know the extent and cause of the outmigration of New Jersey high school graduates to out-of-state colleges, reports NJ1015 Correspondent Michael Symons. The Senate Higher Education Committee backed a bill earlier this week, and NJBIA’s Christopher Emigholz testified in favor of it.

“Is it that New Jersey is a small state and there’s not a lot we can do about it? Maybe that plays some role in it,” Emigholz said. “Is it that we are not affordable enough in terms of going to college? Is it that we are not affordable enough to live here after you graduate? Is it that our colleges are not offering the right mix of classes and majors for our students? Are other states doing something better that we could learn from? That’s probably a big part of it, too.”

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One response to “State May Study Why So Many Grads Leave NJ for College”

  1. Sue says:

    I think this whole effort is misdirected. I encouraged my child to get out of NJ for college. See a new state, meet people who aren’t from NJ; get out of your bubble. What you should focus on is making it desirable for college graduates to come back to NJ to live and work.