Rowan University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,715
4.01% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$20,963
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
76.9%
16,903 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
19,535
80.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68.1%
1,626 Graduates

About

Rowan University is a higher education institution located in Gloucester County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Rowan University were General Psychology (432 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (307 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (263 degrees).

In 2022, 5,800 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rowan University. 52% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,842 degrees), 5.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (642 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $10,715, which is $−19,435 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rowan University is $10,715, which is $−19,435 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,963.

In 2022, 69% of undergraduate students attending Rowan University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,715
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rowan University was $10,715. The cost of tuition at Rowan University is $−19,435 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$20,963
2022 Value
2.16%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rowan University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,963. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rowan University grew by 2.16%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,691
Room and Board
$1,120
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rowan University was of $12,691 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 24.3% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,120. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 39.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

69%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

69% of undergraduate students at Rowan University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.1% with respect to 2021, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.98%
2019 Default Rate
83
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rowan University was 1.98%, which represents 83 out of the 4199 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rowan University received 16,903 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 45% annual growth. Out of those 16,903 applicants, 13,006 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.9% acceptance rate.

There were 19,535 students enrolled at Rowan University in 2022. 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rowan University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
13,006
Accepted Out of 16,903

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rowan University was 76.9% (13,006 admissions from 16,903 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 45%, while admissions grew by 33.2%..

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage (2022)
922
Scores Submitted (2022)

36% of enrolled first-time students at Rowan University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rowan University had a total enrollment of 19,535 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,740 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,795. This means that 80.6% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rowan University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 8.16% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0921% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rowan University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.9%), followed by White Female (28.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.2%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Asian Female (13.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rowan University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,535 students. The full-time enrollment at Rowan University is 15,740 and the part-time enrollment is 3,795. This means that 80.6% of students enrolled at Rowan University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 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 (84%), Rowan University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    11,819 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,342 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,981 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rowan University is 60.5% White, 12% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 8.16% Asian, 3.44% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0921% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 290 students (1.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 230 more women than men received degrees from Rowan University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rowan University is white (3,842 degrees awarded). There were 5.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (642 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rowan University is General Psychology (432 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (307 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (263 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (102 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (76 degrees), and Protective Services (340 degrees).

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 Software developers (449,226 people), Other managers (431,966 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (347,318 people), Civil engineers (281,597 people), and Mechanical engineers (205,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University in 2022 are Communication Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (76 degrees), Protective Services (340 degrees), Psychology (490 degrees), and Engineering (426 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (76 degrees), Protective Services (340 degrees), Psychology (490 degrees), and Engineering (426 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (533,385 people), Computer Systems Design (520,053 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (441,523 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (394,178 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (385,714 people).

The most specialized majors at Rowan University are Communication Technologies (102 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (76 degrees), Protective Services (340 degrees), Psychology (490 degrees), and Engineering (426 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rowan University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 432 degrees awarded
  2. 307 degrees awarded
  3. 263 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rowan University was General Psychology with 432 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,785
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,015
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,785 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University, which is 0.924 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,015).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 226 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.49 times more than the 152 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 350 degrees were awarded to men at Rowan University in General Psychology, which is 4.27 times more than the 82 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 48% of students graduating from Rowan University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

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 in 2022 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 (73.2%).

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, 0.738% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,842 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    642 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    526 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rowan University is white (3,842 degrees awarded). There were 5.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (642 degrees).

1.26% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,963 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,879 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    359 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rowan University is white female (1,963 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1879 degrees).

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Operations

Rowan University has an endowment valued at nearly $354M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.69%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Rowan University had a total salary expenditure of 729M. Rowan University employs 180 Associate professors, 133 Assistant professors and 132 Lecturers. Most academics at Rowan University are Male Associate professor (92), Female Associate professor (88), and Female Lecturer (80).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 479 employees, Management, with 299 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 203 employees.

Endowment

$354M
2022 Endowment
3.3%
growth from 2021

Rowan University has an endowment valued at about $354M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rowan University grew 3.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.1M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$271M
2022 Salaries
3.86%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rowan University paid a median of $271M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($729M) and a 3.86% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$59.1M
Instructional Salaries
585
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rowan University paid a total of $59.1M to 585 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
180 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
479 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rowan University were Associate professor with 180 employees, Assistant professor with 133 employees, and Lecturer with 132 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rowan University were Business and Financial Operations with 479 employees, Management with 299 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 203 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rowan University was Male Associate professor with 92 employees, Female Associate professor with 88 employees, and Female Lecturer with 80 employees.

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