Rutgers University-Newark

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,408

1.7% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$10,771

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.61%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

65.3%

13,085 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,321

69.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

66%

615 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 Accounting (243 degrees awarded), General Psychology (204 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (194 degrees).

In 2016, 2,901 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-Newark. 50.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (955 degrees), 1.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (505 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $11,408, which is $-14,448 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $11,408, which is $-14,448 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,771.

In 2016, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,408

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark was $11,408. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $-14,448 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$10,771

2016 Value

1.91%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rutgers University-Newark had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,771. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rutgers University-Newark grew by 1.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,466

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-Newark was of $15,466 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 2.36% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.61%

2015 Default Rate

503

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-Newark was 3.61%, which represents 503 out of the 13944 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rutgers University-Newark received 13,085 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.4% annual growth. Out of those 13,085 applicants, 8,546 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.3% acceptance rate.

There were 12,321 students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in 2016, and 94% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-Newark has an overall enrollment yield of 15.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,546

Accepted Out of 13,085

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-Newark was 65.3% (8,546 admissions from 13,085 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 64.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.4%, while admissions grew by 13.5%.

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SAT Scores

94%

Submission Percentage

1,257

Scores Submitted

94% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-Newark in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-Newark has a total enrollment of 12,321 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 8,550 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,771. This means that 69.4% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-Newark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27.9% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 17.9% Asian, 16% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.341% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.073% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (16.1%), followed by White Male (12.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (17.9%), followed by White Female (13.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.83%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,321 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 8,550 and the part-time enrollment is 3,771. This means that 69.4% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

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 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

    3,438

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,636

  3. Asian

    2,210

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-Newark is 27.9% White, 21.4% Hispanic or Latino, 17.9% Asian, 16% Black or African American, 2.03% Two or More Races, 0.341% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.073% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 609 students (4.94%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 5 more women than men received degrees from Rutgers University-Newark. The majority of degree recipients at Rutgers University-Newark are white (955 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (505 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-Newark is Accounting (243 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (204 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (194 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 (307 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), and Business (1,360 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 (1,094,283 people), Miscellaneous managers (802,854 people), Financial managers (433,941 people), Social workers (370,287 people), and Chief executives & legislators (333,979 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (307 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), Business (1,360 degrees), Protective Services (217 degrees), and Psychology (209 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 Rutgers University-Newark are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Financial analysts, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (307 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), Business (1,360 degrees), Protective Services (217 degrees), and Psychology (209 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 (794,062 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (602,088 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (538,736 people), Hospitals (525,844 people), and Banking & related activities (505,302 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (307 degrees awarded), Legal (196 degrees), Business (1,360 degrees), Protective Services (217 degrees), and Psychology (209 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. 243 degrees awarded

  2. 204 degrees awarded

  3. 194 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-Newark was Accounting with 243 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,448

  2. 1,453

In 2016, 1,448 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark, which is 0.997 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,453).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 317 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.6 times more than the 198 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 198 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-Newark in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.625 times less than the 317 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 66% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-Newark is Female and Asian (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, 2.28% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    955 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    505 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    486 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-Newark is white (955 degrees awarded). There were 1.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (505 degrees).

3.07% of degree recipients (89 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    547 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    408 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    286 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rutgers University-Newark is white male (547 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (408 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at nearly $117M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.86M (5.01%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Rutgers University-Newark had a total expenditure of $300M. Of that $300M, they spent $148M on salaries and $300M on benefits.

Rutgers University-Newark employs 183 Professors, 150 Assistant professors, and 144 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-Newark are Male Professors (134), Male Assistant professors(99), and Male Associate professors (87).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark are: Business and Financial Operations, with 222 employees, Service, with 213 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 144 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$117M

2015 Endowment

31.5%

growth from 2014

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at about $117M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-Newark grew 31.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $154M 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. $17.6M - Federal

  2. $1.61M - State

  3. $739k - Local

As of 2015, Rutgers University-Newark received $17.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.61M from state grants and contracts, and $739k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$148M

Salary Expenditure

$300M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rutgers University-Newark had a total expenditure of $300M. Of that $300M, they spent $148M on salaries and $300M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$148M

2015 Salaries

0.111%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Rutgers University-Newark paid a median of $148M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($300M) and a 0.111% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from N/A and a 0% growth from N/A.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$67.8M

Instructional Salaries

515

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rutgers University-Newark paid a total of $67.8M to 515 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.8% 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

Professor

Most Common Instructor

183 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

222 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Professor with 183 employees; Assistant professor with 150 employees; and Assistant professor with 144 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Business and Financial Operations with 222 employees; Service with 213 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 144 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark was Male Professor with 134 employees, Male Assistant professor with 99 employees, and Male Associate professor with 87 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rutgers University-Newark.

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