Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,154
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,941
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.27%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
88.9%
4,042 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
7,479
35.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.8%
247 Graduates

About

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is a higher education institution located in Bergen County, NJ. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were General Studies (344 degrees awarded), General Psychology (52 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (32 degrees).

In 2020, 1,508 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (605 degrees), 1.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (375 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $41,154, which is $18,624 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $41,154, which is $18,624 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,941.

In 2020, 36% of undergraduate students attending Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 27% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$41,154
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was $41,154. The cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $18,624 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,941
2020 Value
10.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,941. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,693
Room and Board
$1,230
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was of $13,693 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,230. The cost of room and board increased by 14.4% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

36%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
27%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 12.2% with respect to 2019, when 41% 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.
6.27%
2018 Default Rate
133
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 6.27%, which represents 133 out of the 2122 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received 4,042 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 43.9% annual growth. Out of those 4,042 applicants, 3,592 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88.9% acceptance rate.

There were 7,479 students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,592
Accepted Out of 4,042

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 88.9% (3,592 admissions from 4,042 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 92.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 43.9%, while admissions grew by 38.7%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has a total enrollment of 7,479 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 2,683 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,796. This means that 35.9% 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 41.7% White, 24.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.98% Black or African American, 6.18% Asian, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.348% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.2%) and White Female (13.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.4%), followed by White Female (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

35.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,479 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 2,683 and the part-time enrollment is 4,796. This means that 35.9% of students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2020 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus 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
    3,118
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,844
  3. Black or African American
    597

The enrolled student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 41.7% White, 24.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.98% Black or African American, 6.18% Asian, 1.5% Two or More Races, 0.348% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.12% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 1,001 students (13.4%) did not report their race.

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learningGraduates

In 2020, 148 more women than men received degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (375 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is General Studies (344 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (52 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (32 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 Liberal Arts & Humanities (395 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), and Protective Services (72 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Accountants & auditors (1,056,960 people), Other managers (735,479 people), Financial managers (466,924 people), Chief executives & legislators (370,596 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (365,960 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Liberal Arts & Humanities (395 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), Protective Services (72 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees), and Business (427 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, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Liberal Arts & Humanities (395 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), Protective Services (72 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees), and Business (427 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 (922,538 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (535,692 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (525,837 people), Banking & related activities (510,447 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (506,502 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Liberal Arts & Humanities (395 degrees awarded), Psychology (116 degrees), Protective Services (72 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (51 degrees), and Business (427 degrees).

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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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.
Most Common
  1. 344 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was General Studies with 344 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

680
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
828
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 680 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, which is 0.821 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (828).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 202 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 1.42 times more than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 142 degrees were awarded to women at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 0.703 times less than the 202 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 39% 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, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is Male and Two or More Races (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 8.1% of graduates (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    605 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    375 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (375 degrees).

10.2% of degree recipients (154 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    324 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    281 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    251 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white male (324 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (281 degrees).

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Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $88.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.71M (3.07%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had a total salary expenditure of $214M. Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus employs 47 Professors, 42 Assistant professors, and 29 Associate professors. Most academics at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Male Professors (32), Male Assistant professors(21), and Female Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are: Management, with 170 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees.

Endowment

$88.3M
2020 Endowment
3.62%
decline from 2019

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at about $88.3M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus declined 3.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $48.7M 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. $7M - Federal
  2. $2.59M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received $7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.59M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$95.6M
2020 Salaries
0.229%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a median of $95.6M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($214M) and a 0.229% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.783% growth from 2018 and a 3.02% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.3M
Instructional Salaries
150
Number of Employees

In 2020, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a total of $13.3M to 150 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
47 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
170 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Professor with 47 employees; Assistant professor with 42 employees; and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Management with 170 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was Male Professor with 32 employees, Male Assistant professor with 21 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

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

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