Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,408

1.7% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,614

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.61%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

56.9%

36,677 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

50,146

85.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80%

4,631 Graduates

About

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were General Psychology (545 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (401 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (391 degrees).

In 2016, 12,279 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,566 degrees), 2.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2564 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $11,408, which is $-14,448 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $11,408, which is $-14,448 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,614.

In 2016, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,408

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $11,408. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $-14,448 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$15,614

2016 Value

1.61%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rutgers University-New Brunswick had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,614. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew by 1.61%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,072

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was of $15,072 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 2.33% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

53%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.96% with respect to 2015, when 51% 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.

3.61%

2015 Default Rate

503

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 3.61%, which represents 503 out of the 13944 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

Rutgers University-New Brunswick received 36,677 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.78% annual growth. Out of those 36,677 applicants, 20,884 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.9% acceptance rate.

There were 50,146 students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2016, and 89% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an overall enrollment yield of 31%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

20,884

Accepted Out of 36,677

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 56.9% (20,884 admissions from 36,677 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 58.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 3.78%, while admissions grew by 1.1%.

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SAT Scores

89%

Submission Percentage

5,725

Scores Submitted

89% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has a total enrollment of 50,146 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,749 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,397. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.5% White, 22.7% Asian, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.209% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0758% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20.9%), followed by White Female (18.7%) and Asian Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Asian Female (9.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,146 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,749 and the part-time enrollment is 7,397. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

2016 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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    20,329

  2. Asian

    11,365

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6,033

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 40.5% White, 22.7% Asian, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 8.03% Black or African American, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.209% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0758% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,096 students (2.19%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1499 more women than men received degrees from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The majority of degree recipients at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are white (5,566 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2564 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is General Psychology (545 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (401 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (391 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (125 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (784 degrees), and Biology (1,151 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Miscellaneous managers (502,482 people), Physicians & surgeons (423,281 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (403,435 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (307,485 people), and Postsecondary teachers (239,745 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (125 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (784 degrees), Biology (1,151 degrees), Math & Statistics (299 degrees), and Engineering (1,198 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (125 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (784 degrees), Biology (1,151 degrees), Math & Statistics (299 degrees), and Engineering (1,198 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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Hospitals (568,417 people), Computer Systems Design (459,849 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (442,164 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,455 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (361,023 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (125 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (784 degrees), Biology (1,151 degrees), Math & Statistics (299 degrees), and Engineering (1,198 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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Most Common

  1. 545 degrees awarded

  2. 401 degrees awarded

  3. 391 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was General Psychology with 545 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 5,390

  2. 6,889

In 2016, 5,390 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which is 0.782 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,889).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 255 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.64 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 647 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in Social Work, which is 5.94 times more than the 109 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 59% of students graduating from Rutgers University-New Brunswick completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (89.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is Female and Asian (89.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.53% of graduates (71 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,566 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,564 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,326 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white (5,566 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2564 degrees).

2.31% of degree recipients (284 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,047 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,519 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    1,352 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white female (3,047 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,519 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at nearly $711M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $39.2M (5.51%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a total expenditure of $3.02B. Of that $3.02B, they spent $1.54B on salaries and $3.02B on benefits.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick employs 827 Professors, 523 Associate professors, and 511 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Male Professors (597), Female Assistant professors(301), and Female Associate professors (281).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1823 employees, Service, with 1693 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1230 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$711M

2015 Endowment

6.91%

decline from 2014

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at about $711M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-New Brunswick declined 6.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $440M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $283M - Federal

  2. $153M - State

  3. $7.03M - Local

As of 2015, Rutgers University-New Brunswick received $283M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $153M from state grants and contracts, and $7.03M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$1.54B

Salary Expenditure

$3.02B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a total expenditure of $3.02B. Of that $3.02B, they spent $1.54B on salaries and $3.02B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.54B

2015 Salaries

0.218%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a median of $1.54B in salaries, which represents 50.8% of their overall expenditure ($3.02B) and a 0.218% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 52.5% growth from 2013 and a 2.97% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$256M

Instructional Salaries

2,137

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a total of $256M to 2,137 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

827 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1823 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Professor with 827 employees; Associate professor with 523 employees; and Associate professor with 511 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Business and Financial Operations with 1,823 employees; Service with 1,693 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,230 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was Male Professor with 597 employees, Female Assistant professor with 301 employees, and Female Associate professor with 281 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

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