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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,659 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
12,139 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
78.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,415 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Montclair State University is $8,768, which is $1,777 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,659, which is 189% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,717 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,131.

In 2016, 53% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Montclair State University received 12,139 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.24% annual growth. Out of those 12,139 applicants, 8,027 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 20,987 students enrolled at Montclair State University in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montclair State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Montclair State University has a total enrollment of 20,987 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 16,416 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,571. This means that 78.2% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.3% White, 24.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.4% Black or African American, 5.25% Asian, 2.41% Two or More Races, 0.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.07% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Montclair State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18.5%), followed by White Male (12.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.74%), followed by White Male (0.98%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.67%).

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In 2016, 1,564 more women than men graduated from Montclair State University. The majority of students graduating from Montclair State University are White. These 2,552 graduates mean that there were 2.34 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,090 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Montclair State University is General Business Administration & Management with 518 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 395 graduates and General Family & Consumer Sciences with 243 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Montclair State University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Human Sciences, with 434 graduates, followed by Language & Linguistics with 139 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 308 graduates.


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Montclair State University has an endowment valued at nearly $38.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.39M (3.62%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Montclair State University had a total expenditure of $392M. Of that $392M, they spent $183M on salaries and $59.9M on benefits.

Montclair State University employs 246 Associate professors, 169 Professors, and 128 Assistant professors. Most academics at Montclair State University are Male Associate professors (126), Female Associate professors (120), and Male Professors (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 369 employees, Service, with 222 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 215 employees.



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