Rowan University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,434

1.92% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,067

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.71%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71%

13,520 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

17,372

81.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

71%

1,054 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 (256 degrees awarded), Music Teacher Education (198 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (194 degrees).

In 2016, 3,399 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rowan University. 53.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,495 degrees), 9.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (273 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $9,434, which is $-16,422 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $9,434, which is $-16,422 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,067.

In 2016, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,434

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rowan University was $9,434. The cost of tuition at Rowan University is $-16,422 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$18,067

2016 Value

0.342%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,067. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rowan University grew by 0.342%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,646

Room and Board

$1,500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rowan University was of $11,646 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 2.1% 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

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Rowan University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 43% 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.

4.71%

2015 Default Rate

142

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rowan University was 4.71%, which represents 142 out of the 3015 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rowan University received 13,520 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10% annual growth. Out of those 13,520 applicants, 9,601 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71% acceptance rate.

There were 17,372 students enrolled at Rowan University in 2016, and 69% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,601

Accepted Out of 13,520

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rowan University was 71% (9,601 admissions from 13,520 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 71.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10%, while admissions grew by 9.9%.

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SAT Scores

69%

Submission Percentage

1,570

Scores Submitted

69% of enrolled first-time students at Rowan University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rowan University has a total enrollment of 17,372 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 14,208 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,164. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.84% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0863% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (38.3%), followed by White Female (29.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.9%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Asian Male (11.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 17,372 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 14,208 and the part-time enrollment is 3,164. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Rowan University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Rowan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,460

  2. Black or African American

    1,794

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,651

The enrolled student population at Rowan University is 66% White, 10.3% Black or African American, 9.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.84% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0863% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 259 more women than men received degrees from Rowan University. The majority of degree recipients at Rowan University are white (2,495 degrees awarded). There were 9.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (273 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rowan University is General Psychology (256 degrees awarded), followed by Music Teacher Education (198 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (194 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 (107 degrees awarded), Communications (249 degrees), and History (72 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 Rowan University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,051,305 people), Secondary school teachers (338,651 people), Education administrators (329,544 people), Miscellaneous managers (315,992 people), and Counselors (256,013 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (107 degrees awarded), Communications (249 degrees), History (72 degrees), Education (543 degrees), and Psychology (300 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rowan University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (107 degrees awarded), Communications (249 degrees), History (72 degrees), Education (543 degrees), and Psychology (300 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 (3,159,749 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (485,578 people), Hospitals (339,295 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (213,324 people), and Individual & family services (191,359 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (107 degrees awarded), Communications (249 degrees), History (72 degrees), Education (543 degrees), and Psychology (300 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. 256 degrees awarded

  2. 198 degrees awarded

  3. 194 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rowan University was General Psychology with 256 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,570

  2. 1,829

In 2016, 1,570 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University, which is 0.858 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,829).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.89 times more than the 84 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 205 degrees were awarded to women at Rowan University in General Psychology, which is 4.02 times more than the 51 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

40%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 40% of students graduating from Rowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rowan University is Female and White (80.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.19% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,495 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    273 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    257 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rowan University is white (2,495 degrees awarded). There were 9.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (273 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (87 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,312 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,183 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    163 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rowan University is white female (1,312 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,183 degrees).

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Operations

Rowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $174M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $277k (0.159%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Rowan University had a total expenditure of $488M. Of that $488M, they spent $194M on salaries and $488M on benefits.

Rowan University employs 129 Associate professors, 126 Professors, and 119 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rowan University are Male Professors (78), Male Associate professors(65), and Female Associate professors (64).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 263 employees, Management, with 213 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 209 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$174M

2015 Endowment

1.61%

growth from 2014

Rowan University has an endowment valued at about $174M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rowan University grew 1.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $97.1M 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. $7.52M - Federal

  2. $8.15M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rowan University received $7.52M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.15M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$194M

Salary Expenditure

$488M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rowan University had a total expenditure of $488M. Of that $488M, they spent $194M on salaries and $488M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Rowan University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$194M

2015 Salaries

5.8%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rowan University paid a median of $194M in salaries, which represents 39.7% of their overall expenditure ($488M) and a 5.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 51.1% growth from 2013 and a 6.27% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.5M

Instructional Salaries

403

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rowan University paid a total of $37.5M to 403 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

129 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

263 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rowan University were Associate professor with 129 employees; Professor with 126 employees; and Professor with 119 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University were Business and Financial Operations with 263 employees; Management with 213 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 209 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 Rowan University was Male Professor with 78 employees, Male Associate professor with 65 employees, and Female Associate professor with 64 employees.

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

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