William Paterson University of New Jersey

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$13,246
2.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,096
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.79%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.2%
11,375 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
10,105
74.3% Full-Time
2019 Graduation Rate
55.3%
713 Graduates

About

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a higher education institution located in Passaic County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at William Paterson University of New Jersey were General Psychology (195 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (190 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (123 degrees).

In 2019, 2,215 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Paterson University of New Jersey. 60.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,023 degrees), 1.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (609 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $13,246, which is $-8,780 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $13,246, which is $-8,780 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 $15,096.

In 2019, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,246
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey was $13,246. The cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $-8,780 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$15,096
2019 Value
0.694%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 William Paterson University of New Jersey had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,096. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew by 0.694%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,168
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Paterson University of New Jersey was of $11,168 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 0.986% 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

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at William Paterson University of New Jersey received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.59% with respect to 2018, when 63% 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.
8.79%
2017 Default Rate
257
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at William Paterson University of New Jersey was 8.79%, which represents 257 out of the 2925 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

William Paterson University of New Jersey received 11,375 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 39.6% annual growth. Out of those 11,375 applicants, 8,551 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.2% acceptance rate.

There were 10,105 students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
8,551
Accepted Out of 11,375

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Paterson University of New Jersey was 75.2% (8,551 admissions from 11,375 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 93.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 39.6%, while admissions grew by 12.4%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Paterson University of New Jersey has a total enrollment of 10,105 students. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 7,510 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,595. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.6% White, 31.2% Hispanic or Latino, 17.2% Black or African American, 6.97% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0495% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.4%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and White Male (16.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (17.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,105 students. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 7,510 and the part-time enrollment is 2,595. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at William Paterson University 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

69%
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 William Paterson University of New Jersey was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), William Paterson University of New Jersey had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,905
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,150
  3. Black or African American
    1,740

The enrolled student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 38.6% White, 31.2% Hispanic or Latino, 17.2% Black or African American, 6.97% Asian, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0495% 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, 218 students (2.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 469 more women than men received degrees from William Paterson University of New Jersey. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white (1,023 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (609 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey is General Psychology (195 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (190 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (123 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at William Paterson University of New Jersey, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees), and History (40 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey are Other managers (310,425 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (296,891 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (246,156 people), Postsecondary teachers (190,546 people), and Secondary school teachers (178,460 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees), History (40 degrees), Psychology (214 degrees), and English (68 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees), History (40 degrees), Psychology (214 degrees), and English (68 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey are Elementary & secondary schools (840,462 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (504,010 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (298,682 people), Computer Systems Design (223,414 people), and Legal services (217,750 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (201 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (103 degrees), History (40 degrees), Psychology (214 degrees), and English (68 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey.
Most Common
  1. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 190 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 123 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey was General Psychology with 195 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

873
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,342
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 873 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey, which is 0.651 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,342).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 89 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 0.881 times less than the 101 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 169 degrees were awarded to women at William Paterson University of New Jersey in General Psychology, which is 6.5 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 27% of students graduating from William Paterson University of New Jersey completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (70.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Paterson University of New Jersey is Female and White (70.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (70.6%).

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, 1.26% 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
    1,023 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    609 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    285 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white (1,023 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (609 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (53 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    592 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    431 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    389 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white female (592 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (431 degrees).

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Operations

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at nearly $22.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.92M (17.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, William Paterson University of New Jersey had a total salary expenditure of $238M. William Paterson University of New Jersey employs 195 Professors, 94 Assistant professors, and 92 Associate professors. Most academics at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Male Professors (107), Female Professors(88), and Female Associate professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey are: Office and Administrative Support, with 205 employees, Service, with 194 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.6M
2019 Endowment
11.2%
growth from 2018

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at about $22.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.9M lower 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. $2.71M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $153k - Local

As of 2019, William Paterson University of New Jersey received $2.71M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $153k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$114M
2019 Salaries
0.0623%
decline from 2018

In 2019, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a median of $114M in salaries, which represents 48% of their overall expenditure ($238M) and a 0.0623% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.56% growth from 2017 and a 0.489% decline from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$43.7M
Instructional Salaries
391
Number of Employees

In 2019, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a total of $43.7M to 391 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% 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
195 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
205 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Professor with 195 employees; Assistant professor with 94 employees; and Assistant professor with 92 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Office and Administrative Support with 205 employees; Service with 194 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey was Male Professor with 107 employees, Female Professor with 88 employees, and Female Associate professor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

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