New Jersey City University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,248
3.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$13,685
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
94.6%
4,868 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,949
67.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
39.4%
281 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 (157 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (128 degrees), and Accounting (108 degrees).

In 2019, 1,751 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Jersey City 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 hispanic or latino (562 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (537 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Jersey City University is $12,248, which is $−9,778 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Jersey City University is $12,248, which is $−9,778 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,685.

In 2019, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 45% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,248
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at New Jersey City University was $12,248. The cost of tuition at New Jersey City University is $−9,778 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$13,685
2019 Value
9.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 New Jersey City University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,685. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of New Jersey City University grew by 9.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,116
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Jersey City University was of $14,116 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 19.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
45%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at New Jersey City University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.86% with respect to 2018, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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10.7%
2017 Default Rate
230
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at New Jersey City University was 10.7%, which represents 230 out of the 2154 total borrowers.

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Admissions

New Jersey City University received 4,868 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 12.8% annual growth. Out of those 4,868 applicants, 4,607 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.6% acceptance rate.

There were 7,949 students enrolled at New Jersey City University in 2019, and 96% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Jersey City University has an overall enrollment yield of 21.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
4,607
Accepted Out of 4,868

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Jersey City University was 94.6% (4,607 admissions from 4,868 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 95.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 12.8%, while admissions grew by 11.4%.

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SAT Scores

96%
Submission Percentage
966
Scores Submitted

96% of enrolled first-time students at New Jersey City University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Jersey City University has a total enrollment of 7,949 students. The full-time enrollment at New Jersey City University is 5,372 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,577. This means that 67.6% 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 35.9% Hispanic or Latino, 24% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 7.42% Asian, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.365% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at New Jersey City University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.1%) and Black or African American Female (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.8%) and Black or African American Female (14.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Jersey City University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,949 students. The full-time enrollment at New Jersey City University is 5,372 and the part-time enrollment is 2,577. This means that 67.6% of students enrolled at New Jersey City University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
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 New Jersey City University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), New Jersey City University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,855
  2. White
    1,906
  3. Black or African American
    1,736

The enrolled student population at New Jersey City University is 35.9% Hispanic or Latino, 24% White, 21.8% Black or African American, 7.42% Asian, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.44% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.365% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 457 students (5.75%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 573 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 (562 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (537 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Jersey City University is General Psychology (157 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (128 degrees) and Accounting (108 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 (227 degrees awarded), Psychology (184 degrees), and Education (250 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 (1,636,699 people), Secondary school teachers (582,203 people), Education administrators (326,565 people), Other managers (300,839 people), and Special education teachers (237,646 people).

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (227 degrees awarded), Psychology (184 degrees), Education (250 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (99 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (227 degrees awarded), Psychology (184 degrees), Education (250 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (99 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 (3,221,769 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (543,365 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (456,414 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (309,519 people), and Individual & family services (203,164 people).

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (227 degrees awarded), Psychology (184 degrees), Education (250 degrees), History (24 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (99 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. 157 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 108 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Jersey City University was General Psychology with 157 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

589
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,162
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 589 degrees were awarded to men at New Jersey City University, which is 0.507 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,162).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 66 degrees were awarded to men at New Jersey City University in Other Homeland Security, which is 2.87 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 136 degrees were awarded to women at New Jersey City University in General Psychology, which is 6.48 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% 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, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (53.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Jersey City University is Female and White (53.8% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 7.47% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    562 degrees awarded
  2. White
    537 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    334 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Jersey City University is hispanic or latino (562 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (537 degrees).

5.77% of degree recipients (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    375 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    352 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    233 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New Jersey City University is hispanic or latino female (375 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (352 degrees).

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Operations

New Jersey City University has an endowment valued at nearly $13.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $458k (3.47%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, New Jersey City University had a total salary expenditure of $178M. New Jersey City University employs 88 Assistant professors, 84 Associate professors, and 77 Professors. Most academics at New Jersey City University are Male Assistant professors (46), Male Associate professors(44), and Female Assistant professors (42).

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 225 employees, Service, with 117 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13.2M
2019 Endowment
5.49%
growth from 2018

New Jersey City University has an endowment valued at about $13.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of New Jersey City University grew 5.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.3M 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. $3.77M - Federal
  2. $17.7M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, New Jersey City University received $3.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$83M
2019 Salaries
0.999%
growth from 2018

In 2019, New Jersey City University paid a median of $83M in salaries, which represents 46.6% of their overall expenditure ($178M) and a 0.999% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.03% growth from 2017 and a 2.3% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.6M
Instructional Salaries
249
Number of Employees

In 2019, New Jersey City University paid a total of $26.6M to 249 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
88 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
225 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Jersey City University were Assistant professor with 88 employees; Associate professor with 84 employees; and Associate professor with 77 employees.

In 2019, 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 225 employees; Service with 117 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 99 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Jersey City University was Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, Male Associate professor with 44 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 42 employees.

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