New Jersey Institute of Technology
(previously named the Newark College of Engineering
) is a public technical university
in Newark, New Jersey
. NJIT offers 100 degree programs in 27 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate specialities.
The school opened as the Newark Technical School in 1884 with 88 students. As of 2003, there are 8,800 students, 1,400 who live in one of the school's four dormitories.
The current president, Dr. Robert Altenkirch, was inaugurated on May 2, 2003.