Founded 1980, Montclair
The university added $1.1 billion to New Jersey’s economy, supported 9,300 jobs and generated $29 million in state tax revenues in fiscal year2015, according to its 2015 Economic Impact Report, which was released in early 2016.
New facilities for the School of Communication and Media added in 2017 feature leading-edge technology, including a 4K studio, interoperable control rooms, a dedicated film studio and broadcast-ready newsroom, make the new facility the most technologically advanced broadcast and media production facility at any university in the nation. The school’s groundbreaking Center for Cooperative Media continues to help Montclair State bolster news coverage for New Jersey residents, while also providing students with pre-professional training in an evolving field.
Renovations to Partridge Hall are scheduled for completion in early 2017, providing a home for The Graduate School and the new School of Nursing. Launched to address both a regional and national shortage of qualified nurses in a health care environment that is undergoing radical changes, the School of Nursing enrolled its first students in an RN to BSN degree program in fall 2016.
The Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy and Policy, with its own faculty and professional staff, oversees groundbreaking interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as public service initiatives for children and families of New Jersey and the agencies that serve them.
The University Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, which serves as the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence, coordinates all statewide autism research and treatment funded by the Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism.
Montclair State’s new Center for Clinical Services opened in fall 2016, providing the general public with a host of programs and services, from mental health counseling to literacy development. It also serves as a research hub, offering students professionally supervised opportunities to develop skills in treating clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Montclair State received substantial grants in FY 2016, including awards from the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, NASA, the John Templeton Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the State of New Jersey.