Our Colleges and Universities

Senator Sweeney believes that our colleges and universities are the key to economic growth and opportunity. Keeping New Jersey’s best and brightest students in New Jersey is a top priority, which means keeping our institutions of higher education competitive and affordable.

That is why Steve was the driving force behind the near-billion dollar Building Our Future Bond Act that provided the first capital investment into our colleges and universities in nearly thirty years.

He was also excited to lead the historic and successful Rutgers merger that has made the University an academic powerhouse and has attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in new research and development activity.

Steve also created the College Affordability Study Commission to identify ways to make college more affordable and attainable for New Jersey students.