Rowan University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,573
4.99% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,810
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.6%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
78%
14,763 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
19,678
80.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
68.1%
1,548 Graduates

About

Rowan University is a higher education institution located in Gloucester County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rowan University were General Psychology (400 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (327 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (272 degrees).

In 2020, 5,221 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rowan University. 49.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,575 degrees), 6.96 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (514 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $9,573, which is $−19,056 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $9,573, which is $−19,056 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,810.

In 2020, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,573
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rowan University was $9,573. The cost of tuition at Rowan University is $−19,056 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$24,810
2020 Value
8.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,810. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rowan University grew by 8.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,408
Room and Board
$1,850
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rowan University was of $16,408 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,850. The cost of room and board increased by 15.5% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 15.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Rowan University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 7.84% with respect to 2019, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.6%
2018 Default Rate
178
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rowan University was 4.6%, which represents 178 out of the 3868 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rowan University received 14,763 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.47% annual growth. Out of those 14,763 applicants, 11,517 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78% acceptance rate.

There were 19,678 students enrolled at Rowan University in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
11,517
Accepted Out of 14,763

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rowan University was 78% (11,517 admissions from 14,763 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 0.47%, while admissions grew by 5.43%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
1,863
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Rowan University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rowan University has a total enrollment of 19,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,801 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,877. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.8% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.99% Black or African American, 7.76% Asian, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.0864% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0762% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (36.9%), followed by White Female (29.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.8%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Asian Female (13.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,678 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,801 and the part-time enrollment is 3,877. This means that 80.3% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Rowan University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Rowan University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,556
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,252
  3. Black or African American
    1,965

The enrolled student population at Rowan University is 63.8% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 9.99% Black or African American, 7.76% Asian, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.0864% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0762% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 57 fewer women than men received degrees from Rowan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rowan University is white (3,575 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (514 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rowan University is General Psychology (400 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (327 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (272 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rowan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (120 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), and History (87 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rowan University are Other managers (251,436 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (222,505 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (190,472 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,547 people), and Secondary school teachers (124,096 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (120 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), History (87 degrees), Communications (315 degrees), and Psychology (454 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 Rowan University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Dentists, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (120 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), History (87 degrees), Communications (315 degrees), and Psychology (454 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 Rowan University are Elementary & secondary schools (650,796 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (387,420 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (227,705 people), Computer Systems Design (185,937 people), and Legal services (167,200 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (120 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (92 degrees), History (87 degrees), Communications (315 degrees), and Psychology (454 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 Rowan University.
Most Common
  1. 400 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 327 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 272 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rowan University was General Psychology with 400 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,639
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,582
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,639 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,582).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 255 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.7 times more than the 150 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 321 degrees were awarded to women at Rowan University in General Psychology, which is 4.06 times more than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% of students graduating from Rowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rowan University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 2.45% of graduates (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,575 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    514 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    471 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rowan University is white (3,575 degrees awarded). There were 6.96 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (514 degrees).

1.3% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,865 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,710 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    276 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rowan University is white male (1,865 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,710 degrees).

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Operations

Rowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $240M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−0.645%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Rowan University had a total salary expenditure of $615M. Rowan University employs 191 Assistant professors, 137 Associate professors, and 125 Lecturers. Most academics at Rowan University are Male Assistant professors (99), Female Assistant professors(92), and Male Professors (74).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 424 employees, Management, with 258 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 203 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$240M
2020 Endowment
3.41%
growth from 2019

Rowan University has an endowment valued at about $240M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rowan University grew 3.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $61.9M 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. $17.6M - Federal
  2. $17.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Rowan University received $17.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $17.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$263M
2020 Salaries
7.01%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rowan University paid a median of $263M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($615M) and a 7.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.39% growth from 2018 and a 19% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$56.1M
Instructional Salaries
619
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rowan University paid a total of $56.1M to 619 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
191 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
424 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rowan University were Assistant professor with 191 employees; Associate professor with 137 employees; and Associate professor with 125 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University were Business and Financial Operations with 424 employees; Management with 258 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 203 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rowan University was Male Assistant professor with 99 employees, Female Assistant professor with 92 employees, and Male Professor with 74 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Rowan University.

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