higher education

NJSPL – Many Paths, One Future: New Jersey’s Commitment to Higher Education Attainment

In 2016, the New Jersey Combined State Plan for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act proposed and committed to a goal that 65% of the state’s working-age adult population will complete some type of education beyond a high school diploma by the year 2025. On behalf of the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE), the New Jersey State Policy Lab and Dr. Garcia will be evaluating the state’s progress towards this objective.

Stamato Commentary: Words to live by, from the commencement podium

Policy Fellow Linda Stamato discusses the powerful messages delivered during recent commencement speeches in her latest piece published online at She highlights key themes and memorable quotes from various speakers, emphasizing the importance of...

The Launch of the Long Game

Policy Fellow Linda Stamato argues that colleges and universities need to shift their focus from short-term goals for their graduates. This means that instead of simply providing students with the skills they need to get their first job, institutions should also focus...

New Heldrich report: Benefits of Education in New Jersey

A new New Jersey Education to Earnings Data System report uses state and supplemental federal data sources to demonstrate that higher levels of education have a positive return on investment to the individual, the state, and society.

N.J. oversight could have kept university from financial peril

Bloustein Policy Fellow, and former chair of the Board of Governors of Rutgers University, Linda Stamato argues that the elimination of the state Department of Higher Education and the state Board of Higher Education has led to the current mismanagement of New Jersey...


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Career Virtual Drop-ins


Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]

Lunch and Learn: Health and Housing Equity Cluster

Bloustein School, Civic Square Building 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

The Rutgers Housing & Health Equity Cluster would like to invite you to join us for an in-person lunch and learn. All are welcome to bring lunch and eat during […]