Rowan University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,076
2.21% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,805
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.48%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.3%
14,694 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
19,618
80.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
71.7%
1,064 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 (337 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (303 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (228 degrees).

In 2019, 4,488 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rowan University. 49.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,164 degrees), 7.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (426 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $10,076, which is $−18,424 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $10,076, which is $−18,424 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,805.

In 2019, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,076
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rowan University was $10,076. The cost of tuition at Rowan University is $−18,424 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$22,805
2019 Value
5.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,805. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rowan University grew by 5.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,208
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rowan University was of $14,208 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 10.4% 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

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Rowan University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 1.92% with respect to 2018, when 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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5.48%
2017 Default Rate
189
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rowan University was 5.48%, which represents 189 out of the 3450 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rowan University received 14,694 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.33% annual growth. Out of those 14,694 applicants, 10,924 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 19,618 students enrolled at Rowan University in 2019, and 92% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
10,924
Accepted Out of 14,694

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rowan University was 74.3% (10,924 admissions from 14,694 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 72.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.33%, while admissions grew by 5.64%.

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SAT Scores

92%
Submission Percentage
2,475
Scores Submitted

92% of enrolled first-time students at Rowan University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rowan University has a total enrollment of 19,618 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,863 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,755. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.8% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 9.9% Black or African American, 7.39% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (38.5%), followed by White Female (28.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (24.2%), followed by White Female (24.1%) and Asian Female (13.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,618 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,863 and the part-time enrollment is 3,755. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Rowan University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Rowan University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,722
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,156
  3. Black or African American
    1,942

The enrolled student population at Rowan University is 64.8% White, 11% Hispanic or Latino, 9.9% Black or African American, 7.39% Asian, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.112% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% 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 Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 335 students (1.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 22 fewer women than men received degrees from Rowan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rowan University is white (3,164 degrees awarded). There were 7.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (426 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rowan University is General Psychology (337 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (303 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (228 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 (124 degrees awarded), History (101 degrees), and Communications (290 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 Physicians (436,591 people), Other managers (323,739 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (241,696 people), Postsecondary teachers (210,576 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (202,435 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (124 degrees awarded), History (101 degrees), Communications (290 degrees), Biology (343 degrees), and Psychology (372 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, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (124 degrees awarded), History (101 degrees), Communications (290 degrees), Biology (343 degrees), and Psychology (372 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 (712,946 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (617,514 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (583,304 people), Offices of physicians (252,517 people), and Outpatient care centers (239,071 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (124 degrees awarded), History (101 degrees), Communications (290 degrees), Biology (343 degrees), and Psychology (372 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. 337 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 303 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 228 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rowan University was General Psychology with 337 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,255
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,233
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,255 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University, which is 1.01 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,233).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 220 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.72 times more than the 128 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 258 degrees were awarded to women at Rowan University in General Psychology, which is 3.27 times more than the 79 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 48% of students graduating from Rowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 (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, 0.376% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,164 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    426 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    395 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rowan University is white (3,164 degrees awarded). There were 7.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (426 degrees).

1.85% of degree recipients (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,643 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,521 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    244 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rowan University is white male (1,643 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,521 degrees).

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Operations

Rowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $232M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.8M (1.21%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Rowan University had a total salary expenditure of $617M. Rowan University employs 174 Assistant professors, 139 Associate professors, and 124 Lecturers. Most academics at Rowan University are Male Assistant professors (90), Female Assistant professors(84), and Male Associate professors (73).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 413 employees, Management, with 263 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 211 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$232M
2019 Endowment
12%
growth from 2018

Rowan University has an endowment valued at about $232M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rowan University grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $78.9M 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. $15.6M - Federal
  2. $15.6M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rowan University received $15.6M 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

$246M
2019 Salaries
5.39%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rowan University paid a median of $246M in salaries, which represents 39.8% of their overall expenditure ($617M) and a 5.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 19% growth from 2017 and a 2.81% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.9M
Instructional Salaries
602
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rowan University paid a total of $52.9M to 602 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
174 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
413 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rowan University were Assistant professor with 174 employees; Associate professor with 139 employees; and Associate professor with 124 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University were Business and Financial Operations with 413 employees; Management with 263 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 211 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rowan University was Male Assistant professor with 90 employees, Female Assistant professor with 84 employees, and Male Associate professor with 73 employees.

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