William Paterson University of New Jersey

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,680

27.1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,779

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

7.63%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

92.4%

7,935 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

10,252

74.2% 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 (213 degrees awarded), General Psychology (204 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (150 degrees).

In 2017, 2,462 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Paterson University of New Jersey. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,242 degrees), 1.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (626 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $12,680, which is $-8,053 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $12,680, which is $-8,053 less 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 $14,779.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,680

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey was $12,680. The cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $-8,053 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,779

2017 Value

4.84%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 William Paterson University of New Jersey had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,779. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew by 4.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,952

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 $10,952 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.01% 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

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at William Paterson University of New Jersey received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.45% with respect to 2016, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.63%

2016 Default Rate

221

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at William Paterson University of New Jersey was 7.63%, which represents 221 out of the 2897 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 7,935 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 26.5% annual decline. Out of those 7,935 applicants, 7,331 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.4% acceptance rate.

There were 10,252 students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2017, and 93% 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

92.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,331

Accepted Out of 7,935

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Paterson University of New Jersey was 92.4% (7,331 admissions from 7,935 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 75.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -26.5%, while admissions declined by -10.2%.

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SAT Scores

93%

Submission Percentage

1,226

Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Paterson University of New Jersey has a total enrollment of 10,252 students. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 7,611 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,641. This means that 74.2% 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 41.6% White, 29.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Black or African American, 7.15% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.0878% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0585% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (19.5%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35%), followed by White Male (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 10,252 students. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 7,611 and the part-time enrollment is 2,641. This means that 74.2% of students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

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 William Paterson University of New Jersey was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), William Paterson University 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

    4,262

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,020

  3. Black or African American

    1,590

The enrolled student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 41.6% White, 29.5% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% Black or African American, 7.15% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.0878% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0585% 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, 272 students (2.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 458 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 (1,242 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (626 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (213 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (204 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (150 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 (217 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (116 degrees), and History (52 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 (419,775 people), Other managers (286,206 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (247,891 people), Postsecondary teachers (186,084 people), and Education administrators (144,856 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (217 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (116 degrees), History (52 degrees), English (84 degrees), and Psychology (217 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (217 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (116 degrees), History (52 degrees), English (84 degrees), and Psychology (217 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 (855,048 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (472,093 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (319,431 people), Legal services (218,470 people), and Computer Systems Design (197,499 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Communications (217 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (116 degrees), History (52 degrees), English (84 degrees), and Psychology (217 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. 213 degrees awarded

  2. 204 degrees awarded

  3. 150 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 213 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,002

  2. 1,460

In 2017, 1,002 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey, which is 0.686 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,460).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 103 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 2.19 times more than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 177 degrees were awarded to women at William Paterson University of New Jersey in General Psychology, which is 6.56 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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

    1,242 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    626 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    286 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white (1,242 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (626 degrees).

2.97% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    698 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    544 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    399 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white female (698 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (544 degrees).

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Operations

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at nearly $19.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $866k (4.54%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, William Paterson University of New Jersey had a total expenditure of $229M. Of that $229M, they spent $109M on salaries and $229M on benefits.

William Paterson University of New Jersey employs 181 Professors, 126 Associate professors, and 90 Assistant professors. Most academics at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Male Professors (111), Female Associate professors(72), and Female Professors (70).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey are: Office and Administrative Support, with 215 employees, Service, with 199 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 93 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.1M

2017 Endowment

15.4%

growth from 2016

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at about $19.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew 15.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.1M 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. $3.28M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $126k - Local

As of 2017, William Paterson University of New Jersey received $3.28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $126k 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.

$109M

Salary Expenditure

$229M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, William Paterson University of New Jersey had a total expenditure of $229M. Of that $229M, they spent $109M on salaries and $229M 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

$109M

2017 Salaries

0.489%

decline from 2016

In 2017, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a median of $109M in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($229M) and a 0.489% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.28% decline from 2015 and a 2.36% 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

$44.6M

Instructional Salaries

410

Number of Employees

In 2017, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a total of $44.6M to 410 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.8% 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

181 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

215 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Professor with 181 employees; Associate professor with 126 employees; and Associate professor with 90 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Office and Administrative Support with 215 employees; Service with 199 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 93 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey was Male Professor with 111 employees, Female Associate professor with 72 employees, and Female Professor with 70 employees.

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

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