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Serving New Jersey and the World

Working to Understand and Solve Our Most Pressing Problems

Balancing development and open space. Improving K–12 education. Encouraging economic growth. If it concerns New Jersey, it concerns Rutgers. Our small state—our nation in microcosm—has a big impact. We are a testbed for what’s next and what works, and our knowledge and expertise are in demand, respected, and sought-after around the world.

317,000+
More than half of Rutgers' 530,000 alumni live in New Jersey
1.5 Million
Tons of food donated to New Jersey food banks
250,000+
Hours of free and low-cost legal services provided by Rutgers Law School

Rutgers in New Jersey Communities

Community partnerships enrich both Rutgers and New Jersey. Something special happens when area residents and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff come together to explore, educate, enjoy, and engage. Whether it's farmers markets, prekindergarten–12 programs, arts and entertainment, sporting events, job fairs, business opportunities, health and safety, or legal assistance, you'll find Rutgers in New Jersey communities.

Civic Scholars

Find Rutgers in All 21 New Jersey Counties

Part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices are in every New Jersey county. They provide essential information and education on everything from improving yields at New Jersey’s farms and fisheries to mosquito control to healthy eating. New Jersey’s iconic county fairs? Most are run by Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s 4-H youth development programs. Rutgers is an original land-grant institution, a special designation awarded by the federal government to a select number of colleges and universities. 

4-H summer camp at the Montclair Community Farm

Lifelong Learning

From sparking confidence and creativity to creating a smarter workforce and building stronger communities, programs at Rutgers serve the full spectrum of learners from ages 4 to 104 with vast options.

From the 4-year-old taking up another language, such as Mandarin, to the young adult who wants a Rutgers degree, but closer to home; from the mid-career professional getting a leg-up on the competition to the new retiree who finally has time to dive into art history; a Rutgers education is more than traditional undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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An Economic Engine

Rutgers fuels the New Jersey economy—as an employer, as a workforce preparer, as a goods and services purchaser, as a major builder, as a leading health care provider, and as an innovation and idea incubator. Each year, we generate more than $5 billion in economic activity in New Jersey, and for every state dollar we receive, we return $7. We also apply our expertise to helping nations around the world advance their economies.

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Partner in Research and Innovation

Rutgers research keeps all kinds of enterprises humming in the Garden State and beyond. By connecting organizations with knowledgeable faculty, staff, and students, our partners gain insight to take them to the next level. We’re ready to work with industry, entrepreneurs, small businesses, the public sector, and nonprofits to develop new ideas and products with impact.

Grad students working in a lab
Civic Scholars
4-H summer camp at the Montclair Community Farm
Continuing studies
Construction site
Grad students working in a lab