Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,418

3.9% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,781

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.65%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

87.5%

3,777 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,846

39.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

48.1%

222 Graduates

About

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is a higher education institution located in Bergen County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were General Studies (404 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (73 degrees), and General Psychology (67 degrees).

In 2017, 2,187 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. 50.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (755 degrees), 1.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (419 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $38,418, which is $17,685 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $38,418, which is $17,685 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,781.

In 2017, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,418

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was $38,418. The cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $17,685 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,781

2017 Value

6.86%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,781. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus grew by 6.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,787

Room and Board

$1,230

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was of $11,787 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,230. The cost of room and board increased by 0.132% 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

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

38%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 45% 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.

7.65%

2016 Default Rate

163

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 7.65%, which represents 163 out of the 2130 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

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received 3,777 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.77% annual decline. Out of those 3,777 applicants, 3,306 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,846 students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2017, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 21.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,306

Accepted Out of 3,777

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 87.5% (3,306 admissions from 3,777 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 76.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -7.77%, while admissions grew by 5.09%.

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SAT Scores

87%

Submission Percentage

492

Scores Submitted

87% of enrolled first-time students at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has a total enrollment of 7,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 3,120 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,726. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.7% White, 25.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.48% Black or African American, 5.93% Asian, 1.27% Two or More Races, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (13.7%) and White Female (12.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (18.5%), followed by White Female (15.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 3,120 and the part-time enrollment is 4,726. This means that 39.8% of students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,192

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,975

  3. Black or African American

    665

The enrolled student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 40.7% White, 25.2% Hispanic or Latino, 8.48% Black or African American, 5.93% Asian, 1.27% Two or More Races, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 761 students (9.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 31 more women than men received degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are white (755 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (419 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is General Studies (404 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (73 degrees) and General Psychology (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (293 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), and Psychology (131 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Accountants & auditors (1,123,062 people), Other managers (767,441 people), Software developers (520,521 people), Financial managers (452,691 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (411,847 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (293 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), Psychology (131 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), and Business (487 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (293 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), Psychology (131 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), and Business (487 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Elementary & secondary schools (928,930 people), Computer Systems Design (898,487 people), Banking & related activities (577,458 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (554,151 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (553,232 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (293 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (493 degrees), Psychology (131 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (69 degrees), and Business (487 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.

Most Common

  1. 404 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was General Studies with 404 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,078

  2. 1,109

In 2017, 1,078 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, which is 0.972 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,109).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 256 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 1.73 times more than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 148 degrees were awarded to women at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 0.578 times less than the 256 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

53%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 53% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 54% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 3.15% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    755 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    419 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    199 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white (755 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (419 degrees).

6.63% of degree recipients (145 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    408 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    347 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    267 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white male (408 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (347 degrees).

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Operations

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $83.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $10.3M (12.3%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had a total salary expenditure of $214M. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus employs 47 Professors, 41 Lecturers, and 39 Associate professors. Most academics at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Male Professors (30), Male Lecturers(22), and Male Associate professors (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are: Management, with 197 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 103 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$83.3M

2017 Endowment

15.5%

growth from 2016

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at about $83.3M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus grew 15.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.2M 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. $1.93M - Federal

  2. $2.84M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received $1.93M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.84M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$97.5M

2017 Salaries

0.762%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a median of $97.5M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($214M) and a 0.762% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.78% growth from 2015 and a 1.76% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.7M

Instructional Salaries

170

Number of Employees

In 2017, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a total of $14.7M to 170 employees working as instructors, which represents 15% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

197 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Professor with 47 employees; Lecturer with 41 employees; and Lecturer with 39 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Management with 197 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 103 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was Male Professor with 30 employees, Male Lecturer with 22 employees, and Male Associate professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.

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