Kean University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,909
2% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$16,839
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
6.98%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
82.2%
8,851 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
14,226
74% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
48.6%
872 Graduates

About

Kean University is a higher education institution located in Union County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Kean University were General Psychology (447 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (200 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (163 degrees).

In 2017, 3,254 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kean University. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,382 degrees), 1.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (742 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $7,909, which is $-12,824 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $7,909, which is $-12,824 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,839.

In 2017, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,909
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Kean University was $7,909. The cost of tuition at Kean University is $-12,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,839
2017 Value
4.18%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Kean University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,839. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Kean University grew by 4.18%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,877
Room and Board
$1,384
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kean University was of $11,877 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,384. The cost of room and board increased by 1.61% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Kean University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2% with respect to 2016, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.98%
2016 Default Rate
270
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Kean University was 6.98%, which represents 270 out of the 3869 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Kean University received 8,851 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.751% annual growth. Out of those 8,851 applicants, 7,277 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.2% acceptance rate.

There were 14,226 students enrolled at Kean University in 2017, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kean University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
7,277
Accepted Out of 8,851

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kean University was 82.2% (7,277 admissions from 8,851 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 74.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.751%, while admissions grew by 11.3%.

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SAT Scores

70%
Submission Percentage
1,249
Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at Kean University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kean University has a total enrollment of 14,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 10,533 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,693. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kean University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.4% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% Black or African American, 5.38% Asian, 2.17% Two or More Races, 0.218% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kean University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (18.4%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and White Male (13.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.8%) and Black or African American Female (15%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kean University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,226 students. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 10,533 and the part-time enrollment is 3,693. This means that 74% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Kean University was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Kean University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,040
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,809
  3. Black or African American
    2,765

The enrolled student population at Kean University is 35.4% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% Black or African American, 5.38% Asian, 2.17% Two or More Races, 0.218% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,108 students (7.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1076 more women than men received degrees from Kean University. The majority of degree recipients at Kean University are white (1,382 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (742 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kean University is General Psychology (447 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (200 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (163 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Kean University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (534 degrees), and History (72 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kean University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,096,863 people), Secondary school teachers (370,437 people), Education administrators (332,552 people), Postsecondary teachers (235,202 people), and Other managers (228,563 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (534 degrees), History (72 degrees), English (124 degrees), and Education (519 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kean University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (534 degrees), History (72 degrees), English (124 degrees), and Education (519 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Kean University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,220,008 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (504,627 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (303,176 people), Legal services (198,021 people), and Outpatient care centers (172,833 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Psychology (534 degrees), History (72 degrees), English (124 degrees), and Education (519 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Kean University.
Most Common
  1. 447 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 200 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 163 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kean University was General Psychology with 447 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,089
  2. 2,165

In 2017, 1,089 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University, which is 0.503 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,165).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University in General Psychology, which is 0.252 times less than the 377 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 377 degrees were awarded to women at Kean University in General Psychology, which is 3.97 times more than the 95 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 21% of students graduating from Kean University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kean University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.7% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,382 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    742 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    592 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kean University is white (1,382 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (742 degrees).

5.93% of degree recipients (193 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    913 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    515 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    469 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kean University is white female (913 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (515 degrees).

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Operations

Kean University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $617k (2.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Kean University had a total salary expenditure of $244M. Kean University employs 98 Lecturers, 97 Assistant professors, and 70 Associate professors. Most academics at Kean University are Female Lecturers (60), Female Assistant professors(51), and Male Assistant professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 231 employees, Management, with 164 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.6M
2017 Endowment
75.8%
growth from 2016

Kean University has an endowment valued at about $24.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Kean University grew 75.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.48M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.35M - Federal
  2. $2.81M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Kean University received $6.35M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.81M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$91.3M
2017 Salaries
6.65%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Kean University paid a median of $91.3M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($244M) and a 6.65% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.67% decline from 2015 and a 2.25% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.6M
Instructional Salaries
333
Number of Employees

In 2017, Kean University paid a total of $30.6M to 333 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
98 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
231 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kean University were Lecturer with 98 employees; Assistant professor with 97 employees; and Assistant professor with 70 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University were Office and Administrative Support with 231 employees; Management with 164 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kean University was Female Lecturer with 60 employees, Female Assistant professor with 51 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Kean University.

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