Montclair State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,808

23.3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,224

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.88%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

70.7%

13,384 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

21,013

78.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

65.3%

1,526 Graduates

About

Montclair State University is a higher education institution located in Passaic County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Montclair State University were General Business Administration & Management (578 degrees awarded), General Psychology (451 degrees), and General Family & Consumer Sciences (284 degrees).

In 2017, 5,241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montclair State University. 67.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,681 degrees), 2.45 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1096 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $10,808, which is $-15,692 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $10,808, which is $-15,692 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,224.

In 2017, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,808

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Montclair State University was $10,808. The cost of tuition at Montclair State University is $-15,692 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,224

2017 Value

0.615%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Montclair State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,224. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Montclair State University grew by 0.615%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,529

Room and Board

$1,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montclair State University was of $12,529 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of room and board increased by 3.43% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

59%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Montclair State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.43% with respect to 2016, when 53% 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.

4.88%

2016 Default Rate

215

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Montclair State University was 4.88%, which represents 215 out of the 4403 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

Montclair State University received 13,384 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 10.3% annual growth. Out of those 13,384 applicants, 9,457 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.7% acceptance rate.

There were 21,013 students enrolled at Montclair State University in 2017, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montclair State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

9,457

Accepted Out of 13,384

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Montclair State University was 70.7% (9,457 admissions from 13,384 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 66.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 10.3%, while admissions grew by 17.8%.

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SAT Scores

40%

Submission Percentage

1,205

Scores Submitted

40% of enrolled first-time students at Montclair State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montclair State University has a total enrollment of 21,013 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 16,421 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,592. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Black or African American, 5.57% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.233% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0952% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Montclair State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (24.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (17.8%) and White Male (16.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (13.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,013 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 16,421 and the part-time enrollment is 4,592. This means that 78.1% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%

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 Montclair State University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Montclair State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,224

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,320

  3. Black or African American

    2,559

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University is 43.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 12.2% Black or African American, 5.57% Asian, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.233% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0952% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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.

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, 1,500 students (7.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1793 more women than men received degrees from Montclair State University. The majority of degree recipients at Montclair State University are white (2,681 degrees awarded). There were 2.45 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1096 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montclair State University is General Business Administration & Management (578 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (451 degrees) and General Family & Consumer Sciences (284 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Montclair State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (457 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (472 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 Montclair State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (319,825 people), Social workers, all other (268,835 people), Other managers (188,870 people), Postsecondary teachers (148,384 people), and Education administrators (102,126 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (457 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (472 degrees), Psychology (516 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (280 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 Montclair State University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nurse anesthetists, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (457 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (472 degrees), Psychology (516 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (280 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 Montclair State University are Elementary & secondary schools (685,076 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (336,927 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (292,173 people), Individual & family services (230,936 people), and Outpatient care centers (196,041 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (457 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (115 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (472 degrees), Psychology (516 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (280 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 Montclair State University.

Most Common

  1. 578 degrees awarded

  2. 451 degrees awarded

  3. 284 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montclair State University was General Business Administration & Management with 578 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,724

  2. 3,517

In 2017, 1,724 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University, which is 0.49 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,517).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 362 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.06 times more than the 343 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 369 degrees were awarded to women at Montclair State University in General Psychology, which is 4.05 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 36% of students graduating from Montclair State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (70.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montclair State University is Female and White (70.4% 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, 8.19% of graduates (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,681 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,096 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    506 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montclair State University is white (2,681 degrees awarded). There were 2.45 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1096 degrees).

8.07% of degree recipients (423 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,755 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    926 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    749 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Montclair State University is white female (1,755 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (926 degrees).

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Operations

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at nearly $42.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.41M (5.61%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Montclair State University had a total salary expenditure of $436M. Montclair State University employs 228 Associate professors, 185 Professors, and 132 Assistant professors. Most academics at Montclair State University are Male Associate professors (121), Female Associate professors(107), and Male Professors (100).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 333 employees, Service, with 278 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 209 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$42.9M

2017 Endowment

8.91%

growth from 2016

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at about $42.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Montclair State University grew 8.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $244M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $7.36M - Federal

  2. $3.85M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Montclair State University received $7.36M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.85M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$176M

2017 Salaries

4.13%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Montclair State University paid a median of $176M in salaries, which represents 40.5% of their overall expenditure ($436M) and a 4.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.88% decline from 2015 and a 9.81% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$65M

Instructional Salaries

636

Number of Employees

In 2017, Montclair State University paid a total of $65M to 636 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.8% 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

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

228 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

333 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montclair State University were Associate professor with 228 employees; Professor with 185 employees; and Professor with 132 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University were Business and Financial Operations with 333 employees; Service with 278 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 209 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montclair State University was Male Associate professor with 121 employees, Female Associate professor with 107 employees, and Male Professor with 100 employees.

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

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