Kean University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,758
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,747
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.11%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
82.6%
10,485 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
12,884
75.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
51.3%
766 Graduates

About

Kean University is a higher education institution located in Union County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Kean University were General Psychology (359 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (281 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (218 degrees).

In 2022, 3,249 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kean University. 66.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,143 degrees), 1.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (915 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $10,758, which is $−13,238 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $10,758, which is $−13,238 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,747.

In 2022, 81% of undergraduate students attending Kean University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,758
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Kean University was $10,758. The cost of tuition at Kean University is $−13,238 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,747
2022 Value
40.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Kean University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,747. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Kean University grew by 40.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,954
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kean University was of $11,954 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.01% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Kean University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 17.4% with respect to 2021, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.11%
2019 Default Rate
114
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Kean University was 3.11%, which represents 114 out of the 3660 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kean University received 10,485 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 15.9% annual growth. Out of those 10,485 applicants, 8,661 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.6% acceptance rate.

There were 12,884 students enrolled at Kean University in 2022. 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kean University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,661
Accepted Out of 10,485

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kean University was 82.6% (8,661 admissions from 10,485 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 79.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 15.9%, while admissions grew by 20.9%..

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage (2022)
252
Scores Submitted (2022)

13% of enrolled first-time students at Kean University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kean University had a total enrollment of 12,884 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 9,782 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,102. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kean University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 28% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 4.98% Asian, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.116% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kean University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.6%), followed by White Female (15.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (14.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kean University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,884 students. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 9,782 and the part-time enrollment is 3,102. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Kean University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,296 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,602 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    2,595 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Kean University is 33.3% Hispanic or Latino, 28% White, 20.1% Black or African American, 4.98% Asian, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.132% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.116% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 949 students (7.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,067 more women than men received degrees from Kean University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kean University is white (1,143 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (915 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kean University is General Psychology (359 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (281 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (218 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (501 degrees), and History (51 degrees).

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 (1,750,642 people), Secondary school teachers (553,851 people), Education administrators (339,043 people), Other managers (252,324 people), and Postsecondary teachers (240,559 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University in 2022 are Science Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (501 degrees), History (51 degrees), Education (529 degrees), and English (73 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (501 degrees), History (51 degrees), Education (529 degrees), and English (73 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,254,206 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (536,054 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (316,807 people), Outpatient care centers (204,198 people), and Legal services (203,024 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Psychology (501 degrees), History (51 degrees), Education (529 degrees), and English (73 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 359 degrees awarded
  2. 281 degrees awarded
  3. 218 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kean University was General Psychology with 359 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,091
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,158
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,091 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University, which is 0.506 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,158).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 138 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.965 times less than the 143 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 347 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University in General Psychology, which is 5.03 times more than the 69 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% 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 52% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Kean University is Female and White (66.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 19.2% of graduates (147 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,143 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    915 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    571 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kean University is white (1,143 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (915 degrees).

8.25% of degree recipients (268 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    705 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    661 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    438 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kean University is white female (705 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (661 degrees).

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Operations

Kean University has an endowment valued at nearly $66.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−2.77%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Kean University had a total salary expenditure of 300M. Kean University employs 149 Assistant professors, 119 Lecturers and 64 Associate professors. Most academics at Kean University are Female Lecturer (88), Female Assistant professor (81), and Male Assistant professor (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University are: Management, with 250 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 209 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees.

Endowment

$66.4M
2022 Endowment
11.2%
decline from 2021

Kean University has an endowment valued at about $66.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Kean University declined 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.9M 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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Salary Expenditure

$109M
2022 Salaries
11.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Kean University paid a median of $109M in salaries, which represents 36.4% of their overall expenditure ($300M) and a 11.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.5M
Instructional Salaries
372
Number of Employees

In 2022, Kean University paid a total of $37.5M to 372 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
149 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
250 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kean University were Assistant professor with 149 employees, Lecturer with 119 employees, and Associate professor with 64 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University were Management with 250 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 209 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kean University was Female Lecturer with 88 employees, Female Assistant professor with 81 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 68 employees.

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