Hackettstown, NJ Colleges
Hackettstown is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 9,724, reflecting a decline of 679 (-6.5%) from the 10,403 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,283 (+28.1%) from the 8,120 counted in the 1990 Census. The town is located in the eastern most region of the Lehigh Valley.
Hackettstown was incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1853, from portions of Independence Township. Portions of territory were exchanged with Mansfield Township in 1857, 1860, 1872 and 1875.
Hackettstown houses the headquarters of Mars Chocolate USA, the American division of Mars, Incorporated, makers of Milky Way, Mars, M&M's, Twix and Snickers candy bars, as well as pet foods (such as the well-known Whiskas and Pedigree brands), human foods (including Uncle Ben's) and non-confectionery snack foods (including Combos).
It is believed that Hackettstown was named after Samuel Hackett, an early settler. Hackett is said to have "contributed liberally to the liquid refreshments on the christening of a new hotel, in order to secure the name which, before this, had been Helms' Mills or Musconetcong".
Hackettstown was named #72 of the top 100 towns in the United States to Live and Work In by Money Magazine in 2005; it has not been included since.
Schools in and around Hackettstown, NJ
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,660 average out-state tuition; $27,660 average in-state tuition
Warren County Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,270 average out-state tuition; $2,790 average in-state tuition
County College of Morris
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $9,720 average out-state tuition; $6,840 average in-state tuition
Assumption College for Sisters
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $4,900 average out-state tuition; $4,900 average in-state tuition
Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $17,575 average out-state tuition; $17,575 average in-state tuition
Sussex County Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,200 average out-state tuition; $7,200 average in-state tuition
Rabbinical College of America
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $10,200 average out-state tuition; $10,200 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Hackettstown
- Business Administration and Management
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
- Equestrian Studies
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric
- English Language and Literature
- Fashion/Apparel Design
- Public Administration
- Counseling Psychology
- Special Education and Teaching
- Social Work
- Political Science and Government
- School Counselor Education
- English Literature (British Commonwealth)