New Jersey City University (NJCU) is a public university in Jersey City, New Jersey
New Jersey City University is a member of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities.
The institution opened in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City. It was renamed as New Jersey State Teachers College at Jersey City in 1935 and Jersey City State College in 1958, and became a Liberal Arts College in 1968. In 1998, the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education approved a change of institutional status and accepted its present name.
Dr. Sue Henderson became the first female president of the University in 2012.
NJCU is organized into three colleges offering 41 undergraduate study and 27 graduate degree programs. The largest and most popular programs of study at NJCU are Early Childhood Education, and Music. In addition, the NJCU Fire Science program is the only university-based bachelor’s degree fire science program in the State of New Jersey. NJCU has started a program called “Professional Security” that helps students get into organizations such as the FBI, NSA, and CIA. The majority of students that graduate from NJCU have become teachers from grades k-12.
The NJCU Media Arts Department is the home base and sponsor of the annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival, an international juried competition and traveling exhibition which recognizes and supports independent film, video and emerging media.