Rutgers University-Newark

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,230
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,832
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.62%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
74.1%
13,506 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
13,231
73.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
65%
657 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 Finance (294 degrees awarded), General Psychology (228 degrees), and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (226 degrees).

In 2020, 3,779 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-Newark. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (948 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (735 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $12,230, which is $−16,399 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $12,230, which is $−16,399 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,832.

In 2020, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,230
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark was $12,230. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $−16,399 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$13,832
2020 Value
15.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rutgers University-Newark had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,832. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rutgers University-Newark grew by 15.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,182
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-Newark was of $15,182 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 25.9% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.94% with respect to 2019, when 68% 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.
2.62%
2018 Default Rate
349
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-Newark was 2.62%, which represents 349 out of the 13310 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rutgers University-Newark received 13,506 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.65% annual decline. Out of those 13,506 applicants, 10,007 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.1% acceptance rate.

There were 13,231 students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in 2020, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-Newark has an overall enrollment yield of 13.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
10,007
Accepted Out of 13,506

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-Newark was 74.1% (10,007 admissions from 13,506 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 71.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −1.65%, while admissions grew by 1.36%.

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SAT Scores

94%
Submission Percentage
1,241
Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-Newark in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-Newark has a total enrollment of 13,231 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 9,778 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,453. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-Newark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25.4% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 16.6% Asian, 16.5% Black or African American, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0756% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (18.6%), followed by Black or African American Female (11.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.5%), followed by White Female (15.4%) and Black or African American Female (7.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,231 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 9,778 and the part-time enrollment is 3,453. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
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 Rutgers University-Newark was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Rutgers University-Newark had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,359
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,200
  3. Asian
    2,198

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-Newark is 25.4% White, 24.2% Hispanic or Latino, 16.6% Asian, 16.5% Black or African American, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0756% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 446 students (3.37%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 323 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 (948 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (735 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-Newark is General Finance (294 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (228 degrees) and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (226 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 Public Administration and Social Service (381 degrees awarded), Legal (239 degrees), and Business (1,784 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 (992,582 people), Other managers (752,279 people), Financial managers (500,088 people), Chief executives & legislators (384,958 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (278,638 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (381 degrees awarded), Legal (239 degrees), Business (1,784 degrees), Protective Services (230 degrees), and History (42 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (381 degrees awarded), Legal (239 degrees), Business (1,784 degrees), Protective Services (230 degrees), and History (42 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 (675,331 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (520,153 people), Banking & related activities (494,497 people), Computer Systems Design (489,502 people), and Insurance carriers (431,911 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (381 degrees awarded), Legal (239 degrees), Business (1,784 degrees), Protective Services (230 degrees), and History (42 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. 294 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 228 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 226 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-Newark was General Finance with 294 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,728
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,051
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,728 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark, which is 0.843 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,051).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 297 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.55 times more than the 191 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 202 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-Newark in General Psychology, which is 6.97 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from Rutgers University-Newark 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 68% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-Newark is Female and White (75.8% 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, 1.37% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    948 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    735 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    564 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-Newark is white (948 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (735 degrees).

3.2% of degree recipients (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    516 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    437 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    432 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rutgers University-Newark is white male (516 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (437 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at nearly $165M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.26M (1.97%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Rutgers University-Newark had a total salary expenditure of $490M. Rutgers University-Newark employs 209 Professors, 194 Assistant professors, and 151 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-Newark are Male Professors (141), Male Assistant professors(112), and Male Associate professors (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark are: Business and Financial Operations, with 235 employees, Service, with 173 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 148 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$165M
2020 Endowment
7.64%
growth from 2019

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at about $165M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-Newark grew 7.64% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $137M 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. $21.4M - Federal
  2. $1.59M - State
  3. $438k - Local

As of 2020, Rutgers University-Newark received $21.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.59M from state grants and contracts, and $438k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$216M
2020 Salaries
4.6%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rutgers University-Newark paid a median of $216M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($490M) and a 4.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.71% growth from 2018 and a 7.22% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$85.1M
Instructional Salaries
587
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rutgers University-Newark paid a total of $85.1M to 587 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
209 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
235 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Professor with 209 employees; Assistant professor with 194 employees; and Assistant professor with 151 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Business and Financial Operations with 235 employees; Service with 173 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 148 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark was Male Professor with 141 employees, Male Assistant professor with 112 employees, and Male Associate professor with 90 employees.

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