Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$11,619

1.85% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,016

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.86%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

57.8%

38,384 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

49,577

85.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

80.2%

4,676 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 (555 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (385 degrees), and Registered Nursing (383 degrees).

In 2017, 12,873 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. 56% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,575 degrees), 1.99 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2804 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $11,619, which is $-14,881 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $11,619, which is $-14,881 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,016.

In 2017, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,619

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $11,619. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $-14,881 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$16,016

2017 Value

2.57%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rutgers University-New Brunswick had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,016. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew by 2.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,097

Room and Board

$1,350

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was of $15,097 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 0.166% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.85% with respect to 2016, when 52% 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.

3.86%

2016 Default Rate

520

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 3.86%, which represents 520 out of the 13467 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 38,384 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.65% annual growth. Out of those 38,384 applicants, 22,186 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.8% acceptance rate.

There were 49,577 students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2017, and 81% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an overall enrollment yield of 28.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

22,186

Accepted Out of 38,384

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 57.8% (22,186 admissions from 38,384 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 56.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.65%, while admissions grew by 6.23%.

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SAT Scores

81%

Submission Percentage

5,086

Scores Submitted

81% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has a total enrollment of 49,577 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,194 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,383. This means that 85.1% 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 39.8% White, 23.3% Asian, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.82% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0605% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20%), followed by White Female (18.3%) and Asian Male (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.2%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Asian Female (10.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49,577 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,194 and the part-time enrollment is 7,383. This means that 85.1% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 94%. 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

    19,723

  2. Asian

    11,555

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6,029

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 39.8% White, 23.3% Asian, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.82% Black or African American, 2.79% Two or More Races, 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0605% 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, 1,034 students (2.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1539 more women than men received degrees from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The majority of degree recipients at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are white (5,575 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2804 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is General Psychology (555 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (385 degrees) and Registered Nursing (383 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 (108 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (809 degrees), and Biology (1,129 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 Physicians (387,610 people), Social workers, all other (163,063 people), Postsecondary teachers (158,430 people), Other managers (153,848 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (144,696 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (108 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (809 degrees), Biology (1,129 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (131 degrees), and Math & Statistics (285 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, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (108 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (809 degrees), Biology (1,129 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (131 degrees), and Math & Statistics (285 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 (493,628 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (336,958 people), Elementary & secondary schools (301,189 people), Offices of physicians (180,871 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (165,942 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (108 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (809 degrees), Biology (1,129 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (131 degrees), and Math & Statistics (285 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. 555 degrees awarded

  2. 385 degrees awarded

  3. 383 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was General Psychology with 555 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 5,667

  2. 7,206

In 2017, 5,667 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which is 0.786 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,206).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 399 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 5.12 times more than the 78 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 674 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in Social Work, which is 7.25 times more than the 93 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% 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 Female

Highest Graduation Rate (92.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (92.3% 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, 1.15% of graduates (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,575 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    2,804 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,438 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white (5,575 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2804 degrees).

1.88% of degree recipients (242 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    3,070 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    2,505 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    1,468 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white female (3,070 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,505 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at nearly $985M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $122M (12.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a total salary expenditure of $3.33B. Rutgers University-New Brunswick employs 827 Professors, 539 Assistant professors, and 538 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Male Professors (587), Female Assistant professors(319), and Female Associate professors (291).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1949 employees, Service, with 1758 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1410 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$985M

2017 Endowment

13.8%

growth from 2016

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at about $985M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $699M 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. $267M - Federal

  2. $128M - State

  3. $5.07M - Local

As of 2017, Rutgers University-New Brunswick received $267M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $128M from state grants and contracts, and $5.07M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.6B

2017 Salaries

7.67%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a median of $1.6B in salaries, which represents 48% of their overall expenditure ($3.33B) and a 7.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.33% decline from 2015 and a 0.218% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$275M

Instructional Salaries

2,184

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a total of $275M to 2,184 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

827 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1949 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Professor with 827 employees; Assistant professor with 539 employees; and Assistant professor with 538 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Business and Financial Operations with 1,949 employees; Service with 1,758 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,410 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was Male Professor with 587 employees, Female Assistant professor with 319 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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