Rider University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,080

3.8% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,037

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.62%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.5%

8,902 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,057

79.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

65.6%

661 Graduates

About

Rider University is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rider University were Accounting (109 degrees awarded), General Psychology (96 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (86 degrees).

In 2016, 1,467 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rider University. 63% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,023 degrees), 8.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rider University is $39,080, which is $18,920 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rider University is $39,080, which is $18,920 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,037.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,080

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rider University was $39,080. The cost of tuition at Rider University is $18,920 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$29,037

2016 Value

1.85%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rider University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,037. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rider University grew by 1.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,935

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rider University was of $9,935 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.26% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

66%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Rider University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.3% with respect to 2015, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.62%

2015 Default Rate

62

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rider University was 4.62%, which represents 62 out of the 1341 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rider University received 8,902 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.63% annual decline. Out of those 8,902 applicants, 6,366 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,057 students enrolled at Rider University in 2016, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rider University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

6,366

Accepted Out of 8,902

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rider University was 71.5% (6,366 admissions from 8,902 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 69%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -9.63%, while admissions declined by -6.35%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

769

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at Rider University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rider University has a total enrollment of 5,057 students. The full-time enrollment at Rider University is 4,003 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,054. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Rider University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rider University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.61% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0989% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rider University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.3%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Black or African American Female (4.67%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rider University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,057 students. The full-time enrollment at Rider University is 4,003 and the part-time enrollment is 1,054. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Rider University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%

2016 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 Rider University was 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Rider University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,121

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    621

  3. Black or African American

    540

The enrolled student population at Rider University is 61.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.61% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.138% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0989% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 381 more women than men received degrees from Rider University. The majority of degree recipients at Rider University are white (1,023 degrees awarded). There were 8.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rider University is Accounting (109 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (96 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (86 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rider University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (171 degrees), and Psychology (139 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 Rider University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,238,403 people), Accountants & auditors (1,152,344 people), Miscellaneous managers (989,184 people), Financial managers (471,980 people), and Chief executives & legislators (412,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Rider University are Education (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (171 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), Communications (91 degrees), and Business (464 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 Rider University are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rider University are Education (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (171 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), Communications (91 degrees), and Business (464 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 Rider University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,577,079 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (787,423 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (697,603 people), Hospitals (638,214 people), and Banking & related activities (570,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Rider University are Education (352 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (171 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), Communications (91 degrees), and Business (464 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 Rider University.

Most Common

  1. 109 degrees awarded

  2. 96 degrees awarded

  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rider University was Accounting with 109 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 543

  2. 924

In 2016, 543 degrees were awarded to men at Rider University, which is 0.588 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (924).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 99 degrees were awarded to men at Rider University in Accounting, which is 1.16 times more than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Rider University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 11.1 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%

100% Completion Time

63%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 53% of students graduating from Rider University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rider 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 (67.2%).

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, 2.12% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,023 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    119 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rider University is white (1,023 degrees awarded). There were 8.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (119 degrees).

4.43% of degree recipients (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    650 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    373 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rider University is white female (650 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (373 degrees).

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Operations

Rider University has an endowment valued at nearly $58.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $220k (0.377%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Rider University had a total expenditure of $156M. Of that $156M, they spent $70.2M on salaries and $156M on benefits.

Rider University employs 99 Professors, 95 Associate professors, and 49 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rider University are Male Professors (58), Male Associate professors(50), and Female Associate professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rider University are: Management, with 101 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 70 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$58.3M

2015 Endowment

10.6%

decline from 2014

Rider University has an endowment valued at about $58.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rider University declined 10.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $29.5M 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. $1.48M - Federal

  2. $858k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rider University received $1.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $858k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$70.2M

Salary Expenditure

$156M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rider University had a total expenditure of $156M. Of that $156M, they spent $70.2M on salaries and $156M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$70.2M

2015 Salaries

3.56%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Rider University paid a median of $70.2M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($156M) and a 3.56% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.2% growth from 2013 and a 3.05% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27M

Instructional Salaries

251

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rider University paid a total of $27M to 251 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

99 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

101 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rider University were Professor with 99 employees; Associate professor with 95 employees; and Associate professor with 49 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rider University were Management with 101 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 70 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rider University was Male Professor with 58 employees, Male Associate professor with 50 employees, and Female Associate professor with 45 employees.

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

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