Rutgers University-Newark

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,619

1.85% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$12,020

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.86%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.2%

13,435 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,768

70.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

67.8%

663 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 (181 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (177 degrees).

In 2017, 2,946 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-Newark. 49.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (863 degrees), 1.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (537 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $11,619, which is $-14,881 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $11,619, which is $-14,881 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,020.

In 2017, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,619

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark was $11,619. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-Newark is $-14,881 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$12,020

2017 Value

11.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rutgers University-Newark had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,020. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rutgers University-Newark grew by 11.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,497

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-Newark was of $15,497 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 0.2% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-Newark received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.62% with respect to 2016, when 65% 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.

3.86%

2016 Default Rate

520

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-Newark was 3.86%, which represents 520 out of the 13467 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 13,435 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.67% annual growth. Out of those 13,435 applicants, 8,631 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.2% acceptance rate.

There were 12,768 students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in 2017, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-Newark has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,631

Accepted Out of 13,435

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-Newark was 64.2% (8,631 admissions from 13,435 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 65.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.67%, while admissions grew by 0.995%.

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SAT Scores

93%

Submission Percentage

1,235

Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-Newark in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-Newark has a total enrollment of 12,768 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 9,010 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,758. This means that 70.6% 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% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 16.7% Asian, 16.6% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.219% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0705% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (16.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.3%) and White Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (17.5%), followed by White Female (13.6%) and Black or African American Female (6.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,768 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-Newark is 9,010 and the part-time enrollment is 3,758. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-Newark are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 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 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

    3,450

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,825

  3. Asian

    2,131

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-Newark is 27% White, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 16.7% Asian, 16.6% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.219% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0705% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 640 students (5.01%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 26 fewer women than men received degrees from Rutgers University-Newark. The majority of degree recipients at Rutgers University-Newark are white (863 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (537 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-Newark is Accounting (243 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (181 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (177 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 (384 degrees awarded), Legal (200 degrees), and Business (1,321 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 (1,109,148 people), Other managers (699,656 people), Financial managers (437,747 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (357,547 people), and Chief executives & legislators (333,412 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (384 degrees awarded), Legal (200 degrees), Business (1,321 degrees), Protective Services (203 degrees), and Psychology (192 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, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (384 degrees awarded), Legal (200 degrees), Business (1,321 degrees), Protective Services (203 degrees), and Psychology (192 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 (839,351 people), Banking & related activities (517,051 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (515,355 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (511,848 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (484,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-Newark are Public Administration and Social Service (384 degrees awarded), Legal (200 degrees), Business (1,321 degrees), Protective Services (203 degrees), and Psychology (192 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. 181 degrees awarded

  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2017, 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. 1,486

  2. 1,460

In 2017, 1,486 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,460).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 301 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-Newark in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.68 times more than the 179 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 196 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-Newark in Accounting, which is 1.06 times more than the 185 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%

100% Completion Time

68%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 33% 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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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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (80.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-Newark is Female and Asian (80.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.66% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    863 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    537 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    500 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-Newark is white (863 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (537 degrees).

3.22% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    495 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    368 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    306 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rutgers University-Newark is white male (495 degrees awarded). There were 1.35 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (368 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at nearly $164M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.9M (13.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Rutgers University-Newark had a total salary expenditure of $430M. Rutgers University-Newark employs 191 Professors, 165 Assistant professors, and 149 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-Newark are Male Professors (136), Male Assistant professors(101), and Male Associate professors (91).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark are: Service, with 227 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 223 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 147 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$164M

2017 Endowment

57.7%

growth from 2016

Rutgers University-Newark has an endowment valued at about $164M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-Newark grew 57.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $123M 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. $14.9M - Federal

  2. $148k - State

  3. $520k - Local

As of 2017, Rutgers University-Newark received $14.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $148k from state grants and contracts, and $520k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$186M

2017 Salaries

6.68%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Rutgers University-Newark paid a median of $186M in salaries, which represents 43.3% of their overall expenditure ($430M) and a 6.68% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 17.8% growth from 2015 and a 0.111% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$77.5M

Instructional Salaries

555

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rutgers University-Newark paid a total of $77.5M to 555 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

191 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

227 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Professor with 191 employees; Assistant professor with 165 employees; and Assistant professor with 149 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark were Service with 227 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 223 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 147 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-Newark was Male Professor with 136 employees, Male Assistant professor with 101 employees, and Male Associate professor with 91 employees.

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