New Jersey City University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,348

2.88% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,267

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

91.9%

4,381 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,283

67.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

32.9%

221 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 (161 degrees awarded), Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (129 degrees), and Registered Nursing (128 degrees).

In 2017, 1,739 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at New Jersey City University. 68.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (551 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (517 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at New Jersey City University is $8,348, which is $-12,385 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at New Jersey City University is $8,348, which is $-12,385 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,267.

In 2017, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,348

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at New Jersey City University was $8,348. The cost of tuition at New Jersey City University is $-12,385 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$12,267

2017 Value

3.48%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 New Jersey City University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,267. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of New Jersey City University grew by 3.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,446

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at New Jersey City University was of $12,446 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 17.1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at New Jersey City University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.17% with respect to 2016, when 63% 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.

10.1%

2016 Default Rate

224

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at New Jersey City University was 10.1%, which represents 224 out of the 2210 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

New Jersey City University received 4,381 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.88% annual growth. Out of those 4,381 applicants, 4,024 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.9% acceptance rate.

There were 8,283 students enrolled at New Jersey City University in 2017, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

New Jersey City University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

4,024

Accepted Out of 4,381

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of New Jersey City University was 91.9% (4,024 admissions from 4,381 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 85.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.88%, while admissions grew by 18.7%.

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SAT Scores

90%

Submission Percentage

894

Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at New Jersey City University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

New Jersey City University has a total enrollment of 8,283 students. The full-time enrollment at New Jersey City University is 5,574 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,709. This means that 67.3% 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 36.4% Hispanic or Latino, 25.3% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 7.62% Asian, 1.77% Two or More Races, 0.483% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.338% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at New Jersey City University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (24.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.2%) and Black or African American Female (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (17.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.2%) and Black or African American Female (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at New Jersey City University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,283 students. The full-time enrollment at New Jersey City University is 5,574 and the part-time enrollment is 2,709. This means that 67.3% of students enrolled at New Jersey City University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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

    3,012

  2. White

    2,095

  3. Black or African American

    1,772

The enrolled student population at New Jersey City University is 36.4% Hispanic or Latino, 25.3% White, 21.4% Black or African American, 7.62% Asian, 1.77% Two or More Races, 0.483% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.338% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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 (5.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 631 more women than men received degrees from New Jersey City University. The majority of degree recipients at New Jersey City University are hispanic or latino (551 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (517 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at New Jersey City University is General Psychology (161 degrees awarded), followed by Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (129 degrees) and Registered Nursing (128 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 (263 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), and Psychology (186 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 (2,038,470 people), Secondary school teachers (348,810 people), Education administrators (318,478 people), Other managers (229,433 people), and Postsecondary teachers (201,272 people).

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (263 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), Psychology (186 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), and Education (253 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, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (263 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), Psychology (186 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), and Education (253 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 (3,135,802 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (451,987 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (407,262 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (302,127 people), and Individual & family services (185,202 people).

The most specialized majors at New Jersey City University are Protective Services (263 degrees awarded), History (39 degrees), Psychology (186 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), and Education (253 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. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at New Jersey City University was General Psychology with 161 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 554

  2. 1,185

In 2017, 554 degrees were awarded to men at New Jersey City University, which is 0.468 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,185).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 78 degrees were awarded to men at New Jersey City University in Other Homeland Security, which is 3.55 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 143 degrees were awarded to women at New Jersey City University in General Psychology, which is 7.94 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

29%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 5% 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, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% 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 (51.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at New Jersey City University is Female and Asian (51.9% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 5.88% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    551 degrees awarded

  2. White

    517 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    312 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at New Jersey City University is hispanic or latino (551 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (517 degrees).

8.05% of degree recipients (140 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    385 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    341 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    224 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at New Jersey City University is hispanic or latino female (385 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (341 degrees).

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Operations

New Jersey City University has an endowment valued at nearly $11.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $334k (2.83%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, New Jersey City University had a total salary expenditure of $169M. New Jersey City University employs 91 Professors, 87 Assistant professors, and 75 Associate professors. Most academics at New Jersey City University are Female Professors (47), Male Assistant professors(46), and Male Professors (44).

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 235 employees, Service, with 122 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.8M

2017 Endowment

7.2%

growth from 2016

New Jersey City University has an endowment valued at about $11.8M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of New Jersey City University grew 7.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21.3M 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. $4.12M - Federal

  2. $15.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, New Jersey City University received $4.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.6M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$79M

2017 Salaries

2.3%

decline from 2016

In 2017, New Jersey City University paid a median of $79M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($169M) and a 2.3% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.63% decline from 2015 and a 3.7% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$26.3M

Instructional Salaries

253

Number of Employees

In 2017, New Jersey City University paid a total of $26.3M to 253 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

91 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

235 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at New Jersey City University were Professor with 91 employees; Assistant professor with 87 employees; and Assistant professor with 75 employees.

In 2017, 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 235 employees; Service with 122 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 110 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at New Jersey City University was Female Professor with 47 employees, Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Male Professor with 44 employees.

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