Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,154
3.7% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,601
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.18%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
92.2%
2,808 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
8,206
32.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
54.7%
291 Graduates

About

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is a higher education institution located in Bergen County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were General Studies (336 degrees awarded), General Psychology (55 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees).

In 2019, 1,704 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (635 degrees), 1.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (375 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $41,154, which is $19,128 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $41,154, which is $19,128 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,601.

In 2019, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,154
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was $41,154. The cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $19,128 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,601
2019 Value
11.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,601. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus grew by 11.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,973
Room and Board
$1,230
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was of $11,973 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,230. The cost of room and board increased by 1.2% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 28.1% with respect to 2018, when 57% 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.
8.18%
2017 Default Rate
180
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 8.18%, which represents 180 out of the 2200 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

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received 2,808 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 40.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,808 applicants, 2,590 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.2% acceptance rate.

There were 8,206 students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 21.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,590
Accepted Out of 2,808

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 92.2% (2,590 admissions from 2,808 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 89.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −40.3%, while admissions declined by −38.3%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has a total enrollment of 8,206 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 2,650 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,556. This means that 32.3% of students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41% White, 25.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.59% Black or African American, 6.34% Asian, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0975% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (14.4%) and White Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (23.5%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.19%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,206 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 2,650 and the part-time enrollment is 5,556. This means that 32.3% of students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2019 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,367
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,097
  3. Black or African American
    623

The enrolled student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 41% White, 25.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.59% Black or African American, 6.34% Asian, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.28% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0975% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 1,107 students (13.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 108 more women than men received degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white (635 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (375 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is General Studies (336 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (55 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (51 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (413 degrees), and Psychology (124 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Accountants & auditors (1,012,679 people), Other managers (810,887 people), Financial managers (515,542 people), Chief executives & legislators (400,838 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (312,857 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (413 degrees), Psychology (124 degrees), Protective Services (79 degrees), and Business (419 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Dentists, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (413 degrees), Psychology (124 degrees), Protective Services (79 degrees), and Business (419 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Elementary & secondary schools (947,175 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (564,478 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (538,632 people), Computer Systems Design (525,997 people), and Banking & related activities (519,203 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Public Administration and Social Service (141 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (413 degrees), Psychology (124 degrees), Protective Services (79 degrees), and Business (419 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.
Most Common
  1. 336 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 51 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was General Studies with 336 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

798
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
906
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 798 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, which is 0.881 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (906).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 1.73 times more than the 123 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 123 degrees were awarded to women at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 0.577 times less than the 213 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 30% of students graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is Female and Asian (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 5.15% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    635 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    375 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    208 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white (635 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (375 degrees).

8.92% of degree recipients (152 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    359 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    276 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    237 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white male (359 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (276 degrees).

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Operations

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $91.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.28M (5.76%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had a total salary expenditure of $211M. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus employs 48 Professors, 46 Assistant professors, and 34 Lecturers. Most academics at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Male Professors (31), Male Assistant professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are: Management, with 189 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 96 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$91.6M
2019 Endowment
4.46%
growth from 2018

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at about $91.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus grew 4.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $53.1M higher 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. $1.8M - Federal
  2. $1.93M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received $1.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.93M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$95.3M
2019 Salaries
0.783%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a median of $95.3M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($211M) and a 0.783% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.02% decline from 2017 and a 0.762% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.4M
Instructional Salaries
163
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a total of $14.4M to 163 employees working as instructors, which represents 15.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
189 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Professor with 48 employees; Assistant professor with 46 employees; and Assistant professor with 34 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Management with 189 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 96 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was Male Professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.

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