Montclair State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,082
8.53% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,890
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.67%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
76.3%
12,729 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
21,007
78.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
71.4%
1,571 Graduates

About

Montclair State University is a higher education institution located in Passaic County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Montclair State University were General Business Administration & Management (725 degrees awarded), General Psychology (453 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (270 degrees).

In 2019, 5,581 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montclair State University. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,651 degrees), 2.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1286 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $12,082, which is $−16,418 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $12,082, which is $−16,418 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,890.

In 2019, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,082
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Montclair State University was $12,082. The cost of tuition at Montclair State University is $−16,418 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,890
2019 Value
7%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Montclair State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,890. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Montclair State University grew by 7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,117
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montclair State University was of $14,117 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 6.14% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 3.85% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Montclair State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.89% with respect to 2018, when 53% 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.
4.67%
2017 Default Rate
211
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Montclair State University was 4.67%, which represents 211 out of the 4515 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

Montclair State University received 12,729 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.1% annual decline. Out of those 12,729 applicants, 9,713 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.3% acceptance rate.

There were 21,007 students enrolled at Montclair State University in 2019, and 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montclair State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,713
Accepted Out of 12,729

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Montclair State University was 76.3% (9,713 admissions from 12,729 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 70.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −11.1%, while admissions declined by −4.37%.

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage
1,357
Scores Submitted

44% of enrolled first-time students at Montclair State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montclair State University has a total enrollment of 21,007 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 16,404 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,603. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.1% White, 27.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13.3% Black or African American, 6.09% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.195% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Montclair State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.4%) and White Male (16.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14%) and White Male (13.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,007 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 16,404 and the part-time enrollment is 4,603. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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 Montclair State University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Montclair State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,049
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,762
  3. Black or African American
    2,791

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University is 43.1% White, 27.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13.3% Black or African American, 6.09% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.195% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.109% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 981 students (4.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1535 more women than men received degrees from Montclair State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montclair State University is white (2,651 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1286 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montclair State University is General Business Administration & Management (725 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (453 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (270 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Montclair State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (478 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (107 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (476 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 Montclair State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (299,777 people), Other managers (232,452 people), Postsecondary teachers (215,622 people), Secondary school teachers (166,564 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (146,316 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (478 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (107 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (476 degrees), Psychology (531 degrees), and English (147 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 Montclair State University are Surgeons, Dentists, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (478 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (107 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (476 degrees), Psychology (531 degrees), and English (147 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 Montclair State University are Elementary & secondary schools (812,250 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (472,816 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (248,987 people), Outpatient care centers (176,059 people), and Computer Systems Design (175,445 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (478 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (107 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (476 degrees), Psychology (531 degrees), and English (147 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 Montclair State University.
Most Common
  1. 725 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 453 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 270 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montclair State University was General Business Administration & Management with 725 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,023
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,558
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,023 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University, which is 0.569 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,558).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 496 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.994 times less than the 499 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 499 degrees were awarded to women at Montclair State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 496 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

42%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 42% of students graduating from Montclair State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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 (87.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montclair State University is Female and Asian (87.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 3.25% of graduates (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,651 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,286 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    569 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montclair State University is white (2,651 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1286 degrees).

6.84% of degree recipients (382 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,677 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    974 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    829 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Montclair State University is white female (1,677 degrees awarded). There were 1.72 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (974 degrees).

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Operations

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at nearly $47.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.96M (10.4%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Montclair State University had a total salary expenditure of $478M. Montclair State University employs 212 Associate professors, 195 Professors, and 149 Assistant professors. Most academics at Montclair State University are Male Associate professors (113), Male Professors(102), and Female Associate professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 343 employees, Service, with 232 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 217 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$47.7M
2019 Endowment
8.62%
growth from 2018

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at about $47.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Montclair State University grew 8.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $263M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.7M - Federal
  2. $3.33M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Montclair State University received $10.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.33M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$196M
2019 Salaries
3.42%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Montclair State University paid a median of $196M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($478M) and a 3.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.66% growth from 2017 and a 4.13% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$67.9M
Instructional Salaries
643
Number of Employees

In 2019, Montclair State University paid a total of $67.9M to 643 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
212 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
343 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montclair State University were Associate professor with 212 employees; Professor with 195 employees; and Professor with 149 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University were Business and Financial Operations with 343 employees; Service with 232 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 217 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montclair State University was Male Associate professor with 113 employees, Male Professor with 102 employees, and Female Associate professor with 99 employees.

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

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