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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.8% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,902 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
79.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
661 Graduates

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The median tuition at Rider University is $39,080, which is $6,870 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,037.

In 2016, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Rider University received 8,902 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.6% annual decline. Out of those 8,902 applicants, 6,366 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.5% acceptance rate.

There were 5,057 students enrolled at Rider University in 2016, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rider University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Rider University has a total enrollment of 5,057 students. The full-time enrollment at Rider University is 4,003 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,054. This means that 79.2% of students enrolled at Rider University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rider University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.61% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.14% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rider University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (18.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.67%), followed by White Male (1.74%) and Black or African American Female (0.34%).

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In 2016, 381 more women than men graduated from Rider University. The majority of students graduating from Rider University are White. These 1,023 graduates mean that there were 8.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 119 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Rider University is Accounting with 109 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 96 graduates and Elementary Education & Teaching with 86 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Rider University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 352 graduates, followed by Visual & Performing Arts with 171 graduates and Psychology with 139 graduates.


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Rider University has an endowment valued at nearly $58.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $220,000 (0.38%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Rider University had a total expenditure of $155M. Of that $155M, they spent $70.2M on salaries and $22.6M on benefits.

Rider University employs 104 Professors, 95 Associate professors, and 52 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rider University are Male Professors (58), Male Associate professors (50), and Female Professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rider University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 101 employees, Management, with 90 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees.



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