The College of New Jersey

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,239
2.26% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,945
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
1.61%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
49.3%
13,824 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
7,821
91.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
85.8%
1,169 Graduates

About

The College of New Jersey is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The College of New Jersey were General Business Administration & Management (323 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (104 degrees), and General Psychology (103 degrees).

In 2019, 2,108 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The College of New Jersey. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,426 degrees), 6.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (226 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of New Jersey is $13,239, which is $-8,787 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of New Jersey is $13,239, which is $-8,787 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,945.

In 2019, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,239
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The College of New Jersey was $13,239. The cost of tuition at The College of New Jersey is $-8,787 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$23,945
2019 Value
2.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The College of New Jersey had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,945. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The College of New Jersey grew by 2.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,617
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The College of New Jersey was of $13,617 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.42% 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

41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at The College of New Jersey received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.61%
2017 Default Rate
22
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The College of New Jersey was 1.61%, which represents 22 out of the 1368 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

The College of New Jersey received 13,824 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.46% annual growth. Out of those 13,824 applicants, 6,812 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.3% acceptance rate.

There were 7,821 students enrolled at The College of New Jersey in 2019, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The College of New Jersey has an overall enrollment yield of 23.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
6,812
Accepted Out of 13,824

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The College of New Jersey was 49.3% (6,812 admissions from 13,824 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 49.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 1.46%, while admissions grew by 0.398%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
1,451
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at The College of New Jersey in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The College of New Jersey has a total enrollment of 7,821 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of New Jersey is 7,181 students and the part-time enrollment is 640. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at The College of New Jersey are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The College of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Asian, 5.63% Black or African American, 1.18% Two or More Races, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The College of New Jersey in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.2%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (60%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8%) and White Male (8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The College of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,821 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of New Jersey is 7,181 and the part-time enrollment is 640. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at The College of New Jersey are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 The College of New Jersey was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), The College of New Jersey had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,827
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,081
  3. Asian
    879

The enrolled student population at The College of New Jersey is 61.7% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Asian, 5.63% Black or African American, 1.18% Two or More Races, 0.153% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 437 students (5.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 494 more women than men received degrees from The College of New Jersey. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The College of New Jersey is white (1,426 degrees awarded). There were 6.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (226 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The College of New Jersey is General Business Administration & Management (323 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (104 degrees) and General Psychology (103 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The College of New Jersey, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (627 degrees awarded), History (56 degrees), and English (94 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 The College of New Jersey are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,611,660 people), Secondary school teachers (631,001 people), Education administrators (335,163 people), Other managers (296,550 people), and Postsecondary teachers (255,040 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of New Jersey are Education (627 degrees awarded), History (56 degrees), English (94 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Communications (100 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 The College of New Jersey are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at The College of New Jersey are Education (627 degrees awarded), History (56 degrees), English (94 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Communications (100 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 The College of New Jersey are Elementary & secondary schools (3,117,505 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (555,565 people), Computer Systems Design (253,088 people), Legal services (194,724 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (191,006 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of New Jersey are Education (627 degrees awarded), History (56 degrees), English (94 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Communications (100 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 The College of New Jersey.
Most Common
  1. 323 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 104 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 103 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The College of New Jersey was General Business Administration & Management with 323 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

807
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,301
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 807 degrees were awarded to men at The College of New Jersey, which is 0.62 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,301).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 179 degrees were awarded to men at The College of New Jersey in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 144 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 144 degrees were awarded to women at The College of New Jersey in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.804 times less than the 179 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

73%
100% Completion Time
87%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 73% of students graduating from The College of New Jersey completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 87% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The College of New Jersey is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 6.42% of graduates (75 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,426 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    226 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    201 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The College of New Jersey is white (1,426 degrees awarded). There were 6.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (226 degrees).

5.74% of degree recipients (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    875 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    551 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The College of New Jersey is white female (875 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (551 degrees).

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Operations

The College of New Jersey has an endowment valued at nearly $46.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.97M (12.9%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, The College of New Jersey had a total salary expenditure of $271M. The College of New Jersey employs 139 Professors, 128 Associate professors, and 105 Assistant professors. Most academics at The College of New Jersey are Female Professors (74), Female Associate professors(68), and Male Professors (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of New Jersey are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 177 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 124 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 110 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$46.2M
2019 Endowment
16.7%
growth from 2018

The College of New Jersey has an endowment valued at about $46.2M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The College of New Jersey grew 16.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.72M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.73M - Federal
  2. $10.3M - State
  3. $48k - Local

As of 2019, The College of New Jersey received $5.73M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $10.3M from state grants and contracts, and $48k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$101M
2019 Salaries
3.86%
growth from 2018

In 2019, The College of New Jersey paid a median of $101M in salaries, which represents 37.4% of their overall expenditure ($271M) and a 3.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.6% growth from 2017 and a 0.0706% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39.3M
Instructional Salaries
373
Number of Employees

In 2019, The College of New Jersey paid a total of $39.3M to 373 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
139 Employees
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
177 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The College of New Jersey were Professor with 139 employees; Associate professor with 128 employees; and Associate professor with 105 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of New Jersey were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 177 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 124 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 110 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The College of New Jersey was Female Professor with 74 employees, Female Associate professor with 68 employees, and Male Professor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The College of New Jersey.

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