University Mission

As the premier comprehensive public research university in the state’s system of higher education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has the threefold mission of

  • providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s citizens through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs;
  • conducting the cutting-edge research that contributes to the medical, environmental, social, and cultural well-being of the state, as well as aiding the economy and the state’s businesses and industries; and
  • performing public service in support of the needs of the citizens of the state and its local, county, and state governments.

Each component of the university’s mission reinforces and supports the other two.

Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence, to conducting research that breaks new ground, and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.

At a Glance

  • Rutgers University–New Brunswick
    • Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Division
  • Rutgers University–Newark
  • Rutgers University–Camden
  • Rutgers Health
  • New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
  • 30 schools and colleges
  • 49,000+ undergraduates
  • 19,000+ graduate students
  • 100+ undergraduate majors
  • 200+ graduate programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • 8,000+ full- and part-time faculty
  • 14,000+ full- and part-time staff
  • Nearly 300 research centers and institutes
  • $658 million in annual research and development expenditures
  • More than 480,000 alumni worldwide