Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,230
2.89% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,873
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
3.6%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
61.2%
41,286 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
50,173
85.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
80.4%
4,751 Graduates

About

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were General Psychology (495 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (481 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (409 degrees).

In 2019, 13,397 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. 55.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,518 degrees), 1.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2908 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $12,230, which is $-16,270 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $12,230, which is $-16,270 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,873.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 47% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,230
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $12,230. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $-16,270 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,873
2019 Value
3.55%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rutgers University-New Brunswick had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,873. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew by 3.55%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,639
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was of $11,639 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board decreased by 24.5% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
47%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.92% with respect to 2018, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.6%
2017 Default Rate
480
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 3.6%, which represents 480 out of the 13316 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

Rutgers University-New Brunswick received 41,286 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.15% annual decline. Out of those 41,286 applicants, 25,277 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 61.2% acceptance rate.

There were 50,173 students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2019, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an overall enrollment yield of 28.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

61.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
25,277
Accepted Out of 41,286

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 61.2% (25,277 admissions from 41,286 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 60.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -0.15%, while admissions grew by 1.7%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
6,585
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has a total enrollment of 50,173 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,823 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,350. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.5% White, 24.9% Asian, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.27% Black or African American, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.169% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0518% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (18.6%), followed by White Female (17.1%) and Asian Male (14.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.5%), followed by White Male (14.7%) and Asian Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,173 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,823 and the part-time enrollment is 7,350. This means that 85.4% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2019 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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    18,812
  2. Asian
    12,509
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6,180

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 37.5% White, 24.9% Asian, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 7.27% Black or African American, 3.34% Two or More Races, 0.169% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0518% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,131 students (2.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1519 more women than men received degrees from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white (5,518 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2908 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is General Psychology (495 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (481 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (409 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (176 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (825 degrees), and Biology (1,141 degrees).

Workforce

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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Software developers (480,627 people), Physicians (422,431 people), Other managers (405,219 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (338,211 people), and Civil engineers (272,048 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (176 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (825 degrees), Biology (1,141 degrees), Math & Statistics (343 degrees), and Engineering (1,300 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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (176 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (825 degrees), Biology (1,141 degrees), Math & Statistics (343 degrees), and Engineering (1,300 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (529,316 people), Computer Systems Design (511,791 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (487,624 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (434,420 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (349,838 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (176 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (825 degrees), Biology (1,141 degrees), Math & Statistics (343 degrees), and Engineering (1,300 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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Most Common
  1. 495 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 481 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 409 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was General Psychology with 495 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

5,939
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
7,458
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 5,939 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which is 0.796 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,458).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 486 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.46 times more than the 109 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 658 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in Social Work, which is 5.82 times more than the 113 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 60% of students graduating from Rutgers University-New Brunswick completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.41% of graduates (67 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,518 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,908 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,623 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white (5,518 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2908 degrees).

1.77% of degree recipients (237 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,038 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,480 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,571 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white female (3,038 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,480 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at nearly $1.13B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $96.7M (8.56%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a total salary expenditure of $3.66B. Rutgers University-New Brunswick employs 828 Professors, 658 Assistant professors, and 543 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Male Professors (573), Female Assistant professors(370), and Female Associate professors (291).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are: Business and Financial Operations, with 2120 employees, Service, with 1834 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1423 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.13B
2019 Endowment
11.3%
growth from 2018

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at about $1.13B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $819M higher 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: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $358M - Federal
  2. $103M - State
  3. $3.65M - Local

As of 2019, Rutgers University-New Brunswick received $358M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $103M from state grants and contracts, and $3.65M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.71B
2019 Salaries
5.05%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a median of $1.71B in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($3.66B) and a 5.05% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.11% growth from 2017 and a 7.67% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$299M
Instructional Salaries
2,279
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a total of $299M to 2,279 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
828 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2120 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Professor with 828 employees; Assistant professor with 658 employees; and Assistant professor with 543 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Business and Financial Operations with 2,120 employees; Service with 1,834 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,423 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was Male Professor with 573 employees, Female Assistant professor with 370 employees, and Female Associate professor with 291 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

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