Rowan University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,660

2.4% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$19,246

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.69%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

69.4%

14,068 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

18,484

81.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

68.9%

1,081 Graduates

About

Rowan University is a higher education institution located in Gloucester County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rowan University were General Psychology (266 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (238 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (196 degrees).

In 2017, 3,794 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rowan University. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,659 degrees), 8.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (321 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $9,660, which is $-16,840 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $9,660, which is $-16,840 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,246.

In 2017, 42% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,660

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rowan University was $9,660. The cost of tuition at Rowan University is $-16,840 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$19,246

2017 Value

6.53%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,246. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rowan University grew by 6.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,712

Room and Board

$1,600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rowan University was of $10,712 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board decreased by 8.02% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.67% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

42% of undergraduate students at Rowan University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.33% with respect to 2016, when 43% 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.

5.69%

2016 Default Rate

184

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rowan University was 5.69%, which represents 184 out of the 3234 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

Rowan University received 14,068 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.05% annual growth. Out of those 14,068 applicants, 9,766 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.4% acceptance rate.

There were 18,484 students enrolled at Rowan University in 2017, and 91% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,766

Accepted Out of 14,068

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rowan University was 69.4% (9,766 admissions from 14,068 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 71%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.05%, while admissions grew by 1.72%.

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SAT Scores

91%

Submission Percentage

2,235

Scores Submitted

91% of enrolled first-time students at Rowan University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rowan University has a total enrollment of 18,484 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,126 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,358. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.7% White, 10% Black or African American, 9.68% Hispanic or Latino, 6.07% Asian, 2.48% Two or More Races, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.092% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (37.9%), followed by White Female (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (25.7%), followed by White Female (24.6%) and Asian Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,484 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,126 and the part-time enrollment is 3,358. This means that 81.8% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

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 Rowan University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Rowan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,960

  2. Black or African American

    1,848

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,789

The enrolled student population at Rowan University is 64.7% White, 10% Black or African American, 9.68% Hispanic or Latino, 6.07% Asian, 2.48% Two or More Races, 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.092% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 132 more women than men received degrees from Rowan University. The majority of degree recipients at Rowan University are white (2,659 degrees awarded). There were 8.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (321 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rowan University is General Psychology (266 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (238 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (196 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rowan University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (91 degrees awarded), History (83 degrees), and English (129 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 Rowan University are Physicians (399,136 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (336,762 people), Other managers (274,298 people), Postsecondary teachers (226,126 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (224,829 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (91 degrees awarded), History (83 degrees), English (129 degrees), Communications (254 degrees), and Biology (301 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 Rowan University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (91 degrees awarded), History (83 degrees), English (129 degrees), Communications (254 degrees), and Biology (301 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 Rowan University are Elementary & secondary schools (616,686 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (534,274 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (527,849 people), Offices of physicians (199,029 people), and Computer Systems Design (189,935 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (91 degrees awarded), History (83 degrees), English (129 degrees), Communications (254 degrees), and Biology (301 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 266 degrees awarded

  2. 238 degrees awarded

  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rowan University was General Psychology with 266 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,831

  2. 1,963

In 2017, 1,831 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University, which is 0.933 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,963).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 199 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.09 times more than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 211 degrees were awarded to women at Rowan University in General Psychology, which is 3.84 times more than the 55 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 43% of students graduating from Rowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% within 200%.

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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 Rowan University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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, 0.555% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,659 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    321 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    304 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rowan University is white (2,659 degrees awarded). There were 8.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (321 degrees).

3.56% of degree recipients (135 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,331 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,328 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rowan University is white male (1,331 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,328 degrees).

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Operations

Rowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $192M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.56M (0.815%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Rowan University had a total salary expenditure of $535M. Rowan University employs 142 Assistant professors, 135 Associate professors, and 128 Professors. Most academics at Rowan University are Male Professors (80), Male Assistant professors(76), and Male Associate professors (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 381 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 246 employees, and Management with 234 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$192M

2017 Endowment

10.8%

growth from 2016

Rowan University has an endowment valued at about $192M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rowan University grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $94.7M 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. $10.4M - Federal

  2. $9.99M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rowan University received $10.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $9.99M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$196M

2017 Salaries

2.81%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Rowan University paid a median of $196M in salaries, which represents 36.6% of their overall expenditure ($535M) and a 2.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.84% decline from 2015 and a 5.8% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$46.3M

Instructional Salaries

524

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rowan University paid a total of $46.3M to 524 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

142 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

381 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rowan University were Assistant professor with 142 employees; Associate professor with 135 employees; and Associate professor with 128 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University were Business and Financial Operations with 381 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 246 employees; and Management with 234 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 Rowan University was Male Professor with 80 employees, Male Assistant professor with 76 employees, and Male Associate professor with 71 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rowan University.

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