Rutgers University-Newark

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,230
2.89% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,981
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
71.9%
13,732 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
13,605
73.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.2%
673 Graduates

About

Rutgers University-Newark is a higher education institution located in Essex County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rutgers University-Newark were General Psychology (203 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (198 degrees), and Accounting (180 degrees).

In 2019, 3,317 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-Newark. 51.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (944 degrees), 1.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (662 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $12,230, which is $−16,270 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $12,230, which is $−16,270 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,981.

In 2019, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,230
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark was $12,230. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $−16,270 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$11,981
2019 Value
6.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rutgers University-Newark had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,981. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rutgers University-Newark grew by 6.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,054
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-Newark was of $12,054 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board decreased by 23.8% 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

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.85% with respect to 2018, when 73% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.6%
2017 Default Rate
480
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-Newark was 3.6%, which represents 480 out of the 13316 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rutgers University-Newark received 13,732 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.57% annual growth. Out of those 13,732 applicants, 9,873 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.9% acceptance rate.

There were 13,605 students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in 2019, and 95% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-Newark has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,873
Accepted Out of 13,732

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-Newark was 71.9% (9,873 admissions from 13,732 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 62.7%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.57%, while admissions grew by 18.7%.

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SAT Scores

95%
Submission Percentage
1,333
Scores Submitted

95% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-Newark in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-Newark has a total enrollment of 13,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 9,941 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,664. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-Newark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 24.8% White, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Asian, 16% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0735% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (17.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (15.2%), followed by White Female (12.2%) and Black or African American Female (6.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 9,941 and the part-time enrollment is 3,664. This means that 73.1% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark 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 Rutgers University-Newark was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Rutgers University-Newark 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
    3,368
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,124
  3. Asian
    2,202

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-Newark is 24.8% White, 23% Hispanic or Latino, 16.2% Asian, 16% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.198% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0735% 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, 538 students (3.95%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 79 more women than men received degrees from Rutgers University-Newark. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rutgers University-Newark is white (944 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (662 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-Newark is General Psychology (203 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (198 degrees) and Accounting (180 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rutgers University-Newark, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (250 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (322 degrees), and Business (1,507 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 Rutgers University-Newark are Accountants & auditors (1,005,459 people), Other managers (791,972 people), Financial managers (509,058 people), Chief executives & legislators (392,565 people), and Social workers, all other (306,943 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Legal (250 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (322 degrees), Business (1,507 degrees), Protective Services (221 degrees), and Psychology (208 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 Rutgers University-Newark are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Legal (250 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (322 degrees), Business (1,507 degrees), Protective Services (221 degrees), and Psychology (208 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 Rutgers University-Newark are Elementary & secondary schools (848,861 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (556,417 people), Computer Systems Design (514,783 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (514,677 people), and Banking & related activities (510,035 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Legal (250 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (322 degrees), Business (1,507 degrees), Protective Services (221 degrees), and Psychology (208 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 Rutgers University-Newark.
Most Common
  1. 203 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 198 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 180 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-Newark was General Psychology with 203 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,619
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,698
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,619 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark, which is 0.953 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,698).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 331 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.61 times more than the 205 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 205 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-Newark in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.619 times less than the 331 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 37% of students graduating from Rutgers University-Newark completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-Newark is Female and White (83.5% 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, 1.93% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    944 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    662 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    524 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-Newark is white (944 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (662 degrees).

3.14% of degree recipients (104 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    542 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    402 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    383 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rutgers University-Newark is white male (542 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (402 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at nearly $154M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.8M (7.04%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Rutgers University-Newark had a total salary expenditure of $476M. Rutgers University-Newark employs 201 Professors, 196 Assistant professors, and 150 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-Newark are Male Professors (136), Male Assistant professors(114), and Male Associate professors (91).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark are: Business and Financial Operations, with 228 employees, Service, with 167 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 155 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$154M
2019 Endowment
5.39%
decline from 2018

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at about $154M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-Newark declined 5.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $157M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $22.3M - Federal
  2. $1.67M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rutgers University-Newark received $22.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.67M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$207M
2019 Salaries
3.71%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rutgers University-Newark paid a median of $207M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($476M) and a 3.71% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.22% growth from 2017 and a 6.68% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$84.2M
Instructional Salaries
580
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rutgers University-Newark paid a total of $84.2M to 580 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.7% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
201 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
228 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Professor with 201 employees; Assistant professor with 196 employees; and Assistant professor with 150 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Business and Financial Operations with 228 employees; Service with 167 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 155 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark was Male Professor with 136 employees, Male Assistant professor with 114 employees, and Male Associate professor with 91 employees.

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