New Jersey City University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,676
3.49% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,029
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.39%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
96.3%
6,545 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,550
70.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
35.7%
223 Graduates

About

New Jersey City University is a higher education institution located in Hudson County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at New Jersey City University were General Psychology (144 degrees awarded), Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (107 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (89 degrees).

In 2020, 1,657 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Jersey City University. 66.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (549 degrees), 1.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (462 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Jersey City University is $12,676, which is $−9,854 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Jersey City University is $12,676, which is $−9,854 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 $14,029.

In 2020, 78% of undergraduate students attending New Jersey City University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 42% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,676
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at New Jersey City University was $12,676. The cost of tuition at New Jersey City University is $−9,854 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,029
2020 Value
2.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 New Jersey City University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,029. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of New Jersey City University grew by 2.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,574
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Jersey City University was of $14,574 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.24% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at New Jersey City University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 8.33% with respect to 2019, when 72% 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.
9.39%
2018 Default Rate
192
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at New Jersey City University was 9.39%, which represents 192 out of the 2044 total borrowers.

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Admissions

New Jersey City University received 6,545 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 34.4% annual growth. Out of those 6,545 applicants, 6,305 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 96.3% acceptance rate.

There were 7,550 students enrolled at New Jersey City University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Jersey City University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

96.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,305
Accepted Out of 6,545

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Jersey City University was 96.3% (6,305 admissions from 6,545 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 94.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 34.4%, while admissions grew by 36.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at New Jersey City University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Jersey City University has a total enrollment of 7,550 students. The full-time enrollment at New Jersey City University is 5,294 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,256. This means that 70.1% of students enrolled at New Jersey City University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at New Jersey City University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.9% Hispanic or Latino, 23% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 7.52% Asian, 2.16% Two or More Races, 0.384% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.265% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at New Jersey City University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (26.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.8%) and Black or African American Female (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.5%), followed by White Female (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (15.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Jersey City University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,550 students. The full-time enrollment at New Jersey City University is 5,294 and the part-time enrollment is 2,256. This means that 70.1% of students enrolled at New Jersey City University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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 New Jersey City University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), New Jersey City University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,009
  2. White
    1,735
  3. Black or African American
    1,602

The enrolled student population at New Jersey City University is 39.9% Hispanic or Latino, 23% White, 21.2% Black or African American, 7.52% Asian, 2.16% Two or More Races, 0.384% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.265% 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.

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, 323 students (4.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 561 more women than men received degrees from New Jersey City University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at New Jersey City University is hispanic or latino (549 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (462 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Jersey City University is General Psychology (144 degrees awarded), followed by Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (107 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (89 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at New Jersey City University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (217 degrees awarded), Psychology (183 degrees), and History (30 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 New Jersey City University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,924,619 people), Secondary school teachers (461,155 people), Education administrators (339,308 people), Other managers (256,318 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (247,846 people).

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (217 degrees awarded), Psychology (183 degrees), History (30 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Education (226 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 New Jersey City University are Surgeons, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, and Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (217 degrees awarded), Psychology (183 degrees), History (30 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Education (226 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 New Jersey City University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,257,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (539,384 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (441,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (327,795 people), and Legal services (226,293 people).

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (217 degrees awarded), Psychology (183 degrees), History (30 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Education (226 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 New Jersey City University.
Most Common
  1. 144 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 107 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 89 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Jersey City University was General Psychology with 144 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

548
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,109
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 548 degrees were awarded to men at New Jersey City University, which is 0.494 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,109).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 55 degrees were awarded to men at New Jersey City University in Other Corrections & Criminal Justice, which is 1.06 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 118 degrees were awarded to women at New Jersey City University in General Psychology, which is 4.54 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from New Jersey City University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Jersey City University is Female 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, 5.38% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    549 degrees awarded
  2. White
    462 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    291 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Jersey City University is hispanic or latino (549 degrees awarded). There were 1.19 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (462 degrees).

5.43% of degree recipients (90 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    395 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    290 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    199 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at New Jersey City University is hispanic or latino female (395 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (290 degrees).

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Operations

New Jersey City University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $189k (1.38%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, New Jersey City University had a total salary expenditure of $174M. New Jersey City University employs 87 Associate professors, 79 Professors, and 74 Assistant professors. Most academics at New Jersey City University are Male Associate professors (48), Female Professors(40), and Male Professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Jersey City University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 216 employees, Service, with 104 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.8M
2020 Endowment
4.36%
growth from 2019

New Jersey City University has an endowment valued at about $13.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of New Jersey City University grew 4.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.9M 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. $3.92M - Federal
  2. $16.7M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, New Jersey City University received $3.92M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$84.7M
2020 Salaries
2.02%
growth from 2019

In 2020, New Jersey City University paid a median of $84.7M in salaries, which represents 48.6% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 2.02% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.999% growth from 2018 and a 4.03% 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

$26.6M
Instructional Salaries
240
Number of Employees

In 2020, New Jersey City University paid a total of $26.6M to 240 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
87 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
216 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Jersey City University were Associate professor with 87 employees; Professor with 79 employees; and Professor with 74 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at New Jersey City University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 216 employees; Service with 104 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Jersey City University was Male Associate professor with 48 employees, Female Professor with 40 employees, and Male Professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at New Jersey City University.

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