The New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City was chartered. The institution was built to accommodate 1,000 students and an eight-room demonstration school in its one building, Hepburn Hall, on ten acres on what was then Hudson Boulevard.
The Forrest A. Irwin Library opened. Jersey City State College became a multipurpose institution, authorized to develop a liberal arts program and to enlarge its teacher preparation programs. 1969: The demonstration school in Hepburn Hall closed.
The institution was awarded a $5.7 million Governor's Challenge Grant for an expanded Cooperative Education Program, which would serve all academic majors. From that time, JCSC was known as New Jersey's premier cooperative education college.
The University Academy Charter High School opened in a redesigned commercial building on West Side Avenue. New Jersey City University joined with the City of Jersey City, the Jersey City Board of Education, and New Jersey Transit to collaborate on the "Bayside Project," a redevelopment proposal that is focusing on a 700-acre section of Jersey City that stretches from Communipaw Avenue south to Stevens Avenue and from Bergen Avenue west to Newark Bay.