Kean University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,754

2.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,164

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

7.51%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.4%

8,785 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

14,070

72.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.7%

860 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 (455 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (180 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (169 degrees).

In 2016, 3,213 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kean University. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,459 degrees), 2.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (719 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $7,754, which is $-12,406 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $7,754, which is $-12,406 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,164.

In 2016, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,754

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Kean University was $7,754. The cost of tuition at Kean University is $-12,406 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$16,164

2016 Value

1.49%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Kean University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,164. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Kean University grew by 1.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,689

Room and Board

$1,384

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kean University was of $11,689 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,384. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.311% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Kean University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, 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.

7.51%

2015 Default Rate

295

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Kean University was 7.51%, which represents 295 out of the 3928 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 8,785 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.6% annual growth. Out of those 8,785 applicants, 6,536 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.4% acceptance rate.

There were 14,070 students enrolled at Kean University in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kean University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,536

Accepted Out of 8,785

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kean University was 74.4% (6,536 admissions from 8,785 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.6%, while admissions grew by 10.8%.

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SAT Scores

77%

Submission Percentage

1,171

Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Kean University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kean University has a total enrollment of 14,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 10,161 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,909. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kean University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19.3% Black or African American, 5.54% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.227% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.149% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kean University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (19.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.8%) and White Male (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (15.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kean University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,070 students. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 10,161 and the part-time enrollment is 3,909. This means that 72.2% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

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 Kean University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Kean University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,211

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,629

  3. Black or African American

    2,709

The enrolled student population at Kean University is 37% White, 25.8% Hispanic or Latino, 19.3% Black or African American, 5.54% Asian, 2.05% Two or More Races, 0.227% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.149% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1031 more women than men received degrees from Kean University. The majority of degree recipients at Kean University are white (1,459 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (719 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kean University is General Psychology (455 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (180 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (169 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 (25 degrees awarded), Psychology (542 degrees), and History (79 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 (2,094,873 people), Secondary school teachers (361,882 people), Education administrators (330,485 people), Counselors (254,180 people), and Miscellaneous managers (249,927 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Psychology (542 degrees), History (79 degrees), English (140 degrees), and Education (514 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 Kean University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Psychology (542 degrees), History (79 degrees), English (140 degrees), and Education (514 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 (3,221,409 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (505,102 people), Hospitals (325,292 people), Legal services (190,721 people), and Individual & family services (185,479 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (25 degrees awarded), Psychology (542 degrees), History (79 degrees), English (140 degrees), and Education (514 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. 455 degrees awarded

  2. 180 degrees awarded

  3. 169 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kean University was General Psychology with 455 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,091

  2. 2,122

In 2016, 1,091 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University, which is 0.514 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,122).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 75 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 390 degrees were awarded to women at Kean University in General Psychology, which is 4.33 times more than the 90 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

48%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 18% of students graduating from Kean University 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 53% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kean University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,459 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    719 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    568 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kean University is white (1,459 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (719 degrees).

5.04% of degree recipients (162 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    944 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    515 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    492 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Kean University is white female (944 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (515 degrees).

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Operations

Kean University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $402k (2.94%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Kean University had a total expenditure of $233M. Of that $233M, they spent $106M on salaries and $233M on benefits.

Kean University employs 101 Assistant professors, 84 Lecturers, and 72 Professors. Most academics at Kean University are Female Assistant professors (52), Female Lecturers(51), and Male Assistant professors (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 229 employees, Management, with 155 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.7M

2015 Endowment

1.12%

growth from 2014

Kean University has an endowment valued at about $13.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Kean University grew 1.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.2M 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. $4.73M - Federal

  2. $2.55M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Kean University received $4.73M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.55M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$106M

Salary Expenditure

$233M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Kean University had a total expenditure of $233M. Of that $233M, they spent $106M on salaries and $233M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Kean University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$106M

2015 Salaries

2.25%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Kean University paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($233M) and a 2.25% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.44% decline from 2013 and a 3.06% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31M

Instructional Salaries

336

Number of Employees

In 2015, Kean University paid a total of $31M to 336 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

101 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

229 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kean University were Assistant professor with 101 employees; Lecturer with 84 employees; and Lecturer with 72 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University were Office and Administrative Support with 229 employees; Management with 155 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 44 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kean University was Female Assistant professor with 52 employees, Female Lecturer with 51 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 49 employees.

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

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