William Paterson University of New Jersey

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,976

10.4% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,530

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.19%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

75.6%

10,791 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

10,583

73.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

49.6%

750 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 Speech Communication & Rhetoric (234 degrees awarded), General Psychology (230 degrees), and Management Science (146 degrees).

In 2016, 2,557 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Paterson University of New Jersey. 58.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,268 degrees), 2.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (617 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $9,976, which is $-10,184 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $9,976, which is $-10,184 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,530.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,976

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey was $9,976. The cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $-10,184 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,530

2016 Value

0.563%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 William Paterson University of New Jersey had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,530. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew by 0.563%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,843

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 $10,843 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.161% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at William Paterson University of New Jersey received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2015, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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8.19%

2015 Default Rate

256

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at William Paterson University of New Jersey was 8.19%, which represents 256 out of the 3125 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 10,791 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.54% annual growth. Out of those 10,791 applicants, 8,162 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.6% acceptance rate.

There were 10,583 students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2016, and 99% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an overall enrollment yield of 16.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,162

Accepted Out of 10,791

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Paterson University of New Jersey was 75.6% (8,162 admissions from 10,791 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.54%, while admissions grew by 11.5%.

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SAT Scores

99%

Submission Percentage

1,368

Scores Submitted

99% of enrolled first-time students at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Paterson University of New Jersey has a total enrollment of 10,583 students. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 7,823 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,760. This means that 73.9% 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 44% White, 27% Hispanic or Latino, 15.1% Black or African American, 6.92% Asian, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.0756% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0567% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20.8%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (36.4%), followed by White Male (16.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,583 students. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 7,823 and the part-time enrollment is 2,760. This means that 73.9% of students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

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 William Paterson University of New Jersey was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), William Paterson University of New Jersey 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

    4,655

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,856

  3. Black or African American

    1,599

The enrolled student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 44% White, 27% Hispanic or Latino, 15.1% Black or African American, 6.92% Asian, 2.55% Two or More Races, 0.0756% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0567% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 325 students (3.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 449 more women than men received degrees from William Paterson University of New Jersey. The majority of degree recipients at William Paterson University of New Jersey are white (1,268 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (617 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (234 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (230 degrees) and Management Science (146 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 (240 degrees awarded), History (66 degrees), and English (109 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey are Elementary & middle school teachers (391,973 people), Miscellaneous managers (313,775 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (235,682 people), Counselors (202,442 people), and Postsecondary teachers (189,815 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (240 degrees awarded), History (66 degrees), English (109 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (104 degrees), and Psychology (248 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 Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Dentists, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (240 degrees awarded), History (66 degrees), English (109 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (104 degrees), and Psychology (248 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 (804,192 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (461,156 people), Hospitals (334,547 people), Legal services (211,372 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (202,428 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (240 degrees awarded), History (66 degrees), English (109 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (104 degrees), and Psychology (248 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. 234 degrees awarded

  2. 230 degrees awarded

  3. 146 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 234 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,054

  2. 1,503

In 2016, 1,054 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey, which is 0.701 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,503).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 115 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 0.966 times less than the 119 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 195 degrees were awarded to women at William Paterson University of New Jersey in General Psychology, which is 5.57 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 18% 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, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Paterson University of New Jersey is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 2.8% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,268 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    617 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    313 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white (1,268 degrees awarded). There were 2.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (617 degrees).

4.58% of degree recipients (117 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    727 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    541 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    374 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white female (727 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (541 degrees).

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Operations

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at nearly $16.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $822k (4.86%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, William Paterson University of New Jersey had a total expenditure of $223M. Of that $223M, they spent $120M on salaries and $223M on benefits.

William Paterson University of New Jersey employs 175 Professors, 127 Associate professors, and 96 Assistant professors. Most academics at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Male Professors (107), Female Associate professors(71), and Female Professors (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey are: Office and Administrative Support, with 217 employees, Service, with 202 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.9M

2015 Endowment

10.7%

growth from 2014

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at about $16.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew 10.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.9M 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. $3.78M - Federal

  2. $2.58M - State

  3. $56.6k - Local

As of 2015, William Paterson University of New Jersey received $3.78M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.58M from state grants and contracts, and $56.6k 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.

$120M

Salary Expenditure

$223M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, William Paterson University of New Jersey had a total expenditure of $223M. Of that $223M, they spent $120M on salaries and $223M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at William Paterson University of New Jersey as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$120M

2015 Salaries

2.36%

growth from 2014

In 2015, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a median of $120M in salaries, which represents 53.6% of their overall expenditure ($223M) and a 2.36% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.66% growth from 2013 and a 1.24% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42.6M

Instructional Salaries

411

Number of Employees

In 2015, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a total of $42.6M to 411 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

175 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

217 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Professor with 175 employees; Associate professor with 127 employees; and Associate professor with 96 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Office and Administrative Support with 217 employees; Service with 202 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey was Male Professor with 107 employees, Female Associate professor with 71 employees, and Female Professor with 68 employees.

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

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