Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$36,976

2.95% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$18,016

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.18%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

76.8%

4,095 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

8,133

42.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

42.1%

220 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 (396 degrees awarded), General Psychology (79 degrees), and Registered Nursing (68 degrees).

In 2016, 2,193 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus. 52.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (745 degrees), 1.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $36,976, which is $16,816 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $36,976, which is $16,816 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,016.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 38% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$36,976

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was $36,976. The cost of tuition at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is $16,816 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$18,016

2016 Value

6.42%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,016. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus grew by 6.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,771

Room and Board

$1,230

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was of $11,771 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,230. The cost of room and board increased by 1.11% between 2015 and 2016. 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 2016. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2015, when 44% 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.

6.18%

2015 Default Rate

136

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 6.18%, which represents 136 out of the 2202 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 4,095 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 8.82% annual decline. Out of those 4,095 applicants, 3,146 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,133 students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2016, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,146

Accepted Out of 4,095

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was 76.8% (3,146 admissions from 4,095 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 79.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -8.82%, while admissions declined by -11.9%.

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SAT Scores

88%

Submission Percentage

333

Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has a total enrollment of 8,133 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 3,456 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,677. This means that 42.5% 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 37.4% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.48% Black or African American, 5.29% Asian, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.393% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% 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 (23.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (13.2%) and White Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (12.4%), followed by White Female (11.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,133 students. The full-time enrollment at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 3,456 and the part-time enrollment is 4,677. This means that 42.5% of students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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

    3,042

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,853

  3. Black or African American

    690

The enrolled student population at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is 37.4% White, 22.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.48% Black or African American, 5.29% Asian, 1.08% Two or More Races, 0.393% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 987 students (12.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 107 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 (745 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is General Studies (396 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (79 degrees) and Registered Nursing (68 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 (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (470 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (89 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 Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Software developers, applications & systems software (755,495 people), Miscellaneous managers (581,208 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (321,073 people), Social workers (308,993 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (239,691 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (470 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Psychology (140 degrees), and Engineering (130 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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 Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (470 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Psychology (140 degrees), and Engineering (130 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 Computer Systems Design (893,217 people), Elementary & secondary schools (558,769 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,123 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (390,926 people), and Hospitals (357,937 people).

The most specialized majors at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (288 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (470 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (89 degrees), Psychology (140 degrees), and Engineering (130 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. 396 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was General Studies with 396 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,043

  2. 1,150

In 2016, 1,043 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus, which is 0.907 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,150).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 254 degrees were awarded to men at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 1.79 times more than the 142 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 142 degrees were awarded to women at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus in General Studies, which is 0.559 times less than the 254 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 32% 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% 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, 8.18% of graduates (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    745 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    405 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    216 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white (745 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (405 degrees).

6.52% of degree recipients (143 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    387 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    358 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    275 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus is white male (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (358 degrees).

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Operations

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $65.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.13M (7.81%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had a total expenditure of $213M. Of that $213M, they spent $94.2M on salaries and $213M on benefits.

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus employs 55 Professors, 46 Assistant professors, and 42 Lecturers. Most academics at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are Male Professors (34), Female Assistant professors(25), and Male Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus are: Management, with 193 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 121 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.7M

2015 Endowment

16.1%

growth from 2014

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus has an endowment valued at about $65.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus grew 16.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.8M 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. $1.3M - Federal

  2. $4.15M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus received $1.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.15M from state grants and contracts, and $0 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.

$94.2M

Salary Expenditure

$213M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus had a total expenditure of $213M. Of that $213M, they spent $94.2M on salaries and $213M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$94.2M

2015 Salaries

1.76%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a median of $94.2M in salaries, which represents 44.2% of their overall expenditure ($213M) and a 1.76% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.976% decline from 2013 and a 3.32% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13M

Instructional Salaries

159

Number of Employees

In 2015, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus paid a total of $13M to 159 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

55 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

193 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Professor with 55 employees; Assistant professor with 46 employees; and Assistant professor with 42 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus were Management with 193 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 121 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. Female Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus was Male Professor with 34 employees, Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

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

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