Kean University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,445
5.13% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,401
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.74%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78.1%
10,138 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
14,064
75.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
50%
742 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 (432 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (293 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (196 degrees).

In 2020, 3,401 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Kean University. 64.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,269 degrees), 1.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (861 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $10,445, which is $−12,085 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $10,445, which is $−12,085 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,401.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,445
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Kean University was $10,445. The cost of tuition at Kean University is $−12,085 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,401
2020 Value
0.509%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Kean University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,401. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Kean University grew by 0.509%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,887
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Kean University was of $12,887 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.35% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 27.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Kean University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 13.8% with respect to 2019, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.74%
2018 Default Rate
217
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Kean University was 5.74%, which represents 217 out of the 3783 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Kean University received 10,138 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.27% annual growth. Out of those 10,138 applicants, 7,913 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.1% acceptance rate.

There were 14,064 students enrolled at Kean University in 2020, and 85% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Kean University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
7,913
Accepted Out of 10,138

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Kean University was 78.1% (7,913 admissions from 10,138 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 6.27%, while admissions grew by 21%.

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SAT Scores

85%
Submission Percentage
1,451
Scores Submitted

85% of enrolled first-time students at Kean University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Kean University has a total enrollment of 14,064 students. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 10,580 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,484. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Kean University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.5% White, 31.5% Hispanic or Latino, 20.1% Black or African American, 5.74% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.142% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Kean University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.4%), followed by White Female (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.7%) and Black or African American Female (16.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Kean University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,064 students. The full-time enrollment at Kean University is 10,580 and the part-time enrollment is 3,484. This means that 75.2% of students enrolled at Kean University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 (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
    4,434
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,429
  3. Black or African American
    2,828

The enrolled student population at Kean University is 31.5% White, 31.5% Hispanic or Latino, 20.1% Black or African American, 5.74% Asian, 2.07% Two or More Races, 0.164% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.142% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1009 more women than men received degrees from Kean University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Kean University is white (1,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (861 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Kean University is General Psychology (432 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (293 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (196 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 (43 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), and History (75 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 Social workers, all other (265,261 people), Other managers (257,131 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (211,375 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (183,413 people), and Postsecondary teachers (122,738 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), History (75 degrees), Communications (193 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (156 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Public relations specialists

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), History (75 degrees), Communications (193 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (156 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 (641,365 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (366,045 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (263,882 people), Individual & family services (239,374 people), and Outpatient care centers (207,129 people).

The most specialized majors at Kean University are Science Technologies (43 degrees awarded), Psychology (599 degrees), History (75 degrees), Communications (193 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (156 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. 432 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 293 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 196 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Kean University was General Psychology with 432 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,196
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,205
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,196 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University, which is 0.542 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,205).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 157 degrees were awarded to men at Kean University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 136 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 406 degrees were awarded to women at Kean University in General Psychology, which is 4.37 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
49%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 23% of students graduating from Kean University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 49% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Kean University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 12% of graduates (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,269 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    861 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    605 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Kean University is white (1,269 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (861 degrees).

7.7% of degree recipients (262 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    802 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    587 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    467 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Kean University is white female (802 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (587 degrees).

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Operations

Kean University has an endowment valued at nearly $60.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.41M (5.66%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Kean University had a total salary expenditure of $244M. Kean University employs 128 Lecturers, 89 Assistant professors, and 63 Associate professors. Most academics at Kean University are Female Lecturers (85), Male Assistant professors(45), and Female Assistant professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University are: Management, with 227 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 186 employees, and Service with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.3M
2020 Endowment
123%
growth from 2019

Kean University has an endowment valued at about $60.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Kean University grew 123% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $20.7M 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. $3.02M - Federal
  2. $3.05M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Kean University received $3.02M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.05M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$98.8M
2020 Salaries
1.41%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Kean University paid a median of $98.8M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($244M) and a 1.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.47% growth from 2018 and a 3.18% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.9M
Instructional Salaries
327
Number of Employees

In 2020, Kean University paid a total of $30.9M to 327 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
128 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
227 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Kean University were Lecturer with 128 employees; Assistant professor with 89 employees; and Assistant professor with 63 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Kean University were Management with 227 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 186 employees; and Service with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Kean University was Female Lecturer with 85 employees, Male Assistant professor with 45 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 44 employees.

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

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