Jersey City, New Jersey enjoys an enviable location adjacent New York City--in fact, it's often referred to as Manhattan's sixth borough. Students of Jersey City colleges and universities can take advantage of proximity to the cultural and economic powerhouse across the Hudson River. But Jersey City offers plenty of reasons to stay within city limits. In the 1970s, Jersey City became a haven for New York artists escaping the high cost of living in Manhattan. Jersey City still boasts a large visual artist community, the Jersey City Museum, and architecture by the likes of Rem Koolhaas.
Jersey City colleges and universities add to the bohemian appeal of the city. New Jersey City University, a public, four-year commuter school, and Saint Peter's College, a private Catholic college, inhabit the ethnically diverse West Side District. Technical and vocational colleges and universities include Hudson County Community College and Rutgers University's MBA extension program.