The College of New Jersey

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,632

13.6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,894

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.48%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

47.5%

12,898 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

7,552

91.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

86.6%

1,187 Graduates

About

The College of New Jersey is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The College of New Jersey were General Business Administration & Management (248 degrees awarded), General Psychology (115 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (99 degrees).

In 2017, 2,097 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The College of New Jersey. 64% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,410 degrees), 6.75 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (209 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of New Jersey is $12,632, which is $-8,101 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The College of New Jersey is $12,632, which is $-8,101 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,894.

In 2017, 39% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,632

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The College of New Jersey was $12,632. The cost of tuition at The College of New Jersey is $-8,101 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,894

2017 Value

2.11%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The College of New Jersey had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,894. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The College of New Jersey grew by 2.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,881

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The College of New Jersey was of $12,881 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.06% 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

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

39% of undergraduate students at The College of New Jersey received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.5% with respect to 2016, when 40% 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.

2.48%

2016 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The College of New Jersey was 2.48%, which represents 34 out of the 1369 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

The College of New Jersey received 12,898 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 9.07% annual growth. Out of those 12,898 applicants, 6,130 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.5% acceptance rate.

There were 7,552 students enrolled at The College of New Jersey in 2017, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The College of New Jersey has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

6,130

Accepted Out of 12,898

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The College of New Jersey was 47.5% (6,130 admissions from 12,898 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 48.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 9.07%, while admissions grew by 6.09%.

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SAT Scores

83%

Submission Percentage

1,287

Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at The College of New Jersey in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The College of New Jersey has a total enrollment of 7,552 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of New Jersey is 6,934 students and the part-time enrollment is 618. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at The College of New Jersey are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The College of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.6% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Asian, 5.83% Black or African American, 0.45% Two or More Races, 0.305% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at The College of New Jersey in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37%), followed by White Male (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (71.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (8.74%) and White Male (7.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The College of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,552 students. The full-time enrollment at The College of New Jersey is 6,934 and the part-time enrollment is 618. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at The College of New Jersey are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and 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 The College of New Jersey was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), The College of New Jersey had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,955

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    947

  3. Asian

    832

The enrolled student population at The College of New Jersey is 65.6% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Asian, 5.83% Black or African American, 0.45% Two or More Races, 0.305% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.132% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 292 students (3.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 589 more women than men received degrees from The College of New Jersey. The majority of degree recipients at The College of New Jersey are white (1,410 degrees awarded). There were 6.75 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (209 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The College of New Jersey is General Business Administration & Management (248 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (115 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (99 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The College of New Jersey, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (734 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), and English (83 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 The College of New Jersey are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,097,343 people), Secondary school teachers (393,370 people), Education administrators (321,913 people), Other managers (279,631 people), and Postsecondary teachers (253,310 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of New Jersey are Education (734 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), English (83 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Communications (120 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 The College of New Jersey are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The College of New Jersey are Education (734 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), English (83 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Communications (120 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 The College of New Jersey are Elementary & secondary schools (3,144,189 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (530,831 people), Computer Systems Design (232,839 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (211,315 people), and Legal services (192,971 people).

The most specialized majors at The College of New Jersey are Education (734 degrees awarded), History (47 degrees), English (83 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), and Communications (120 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 The College of New Jersey.

Most Common

  1. 248 degrees awarded

  2. 115 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The College of New Jersey was General Business Administration & Management with 248 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 754

  2. 1,343

In 2017, 754 degrees were awarded to men at The College of New Jersey, which is 0.561 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,343).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 144 degrees were awarded to men at The College of New Jersey in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 104 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 121 degrees were awarded to women at The College of New Jersey in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 5.04 times more than the 24 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

85%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 72% of students graduating from The College of New Jersey completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 86% 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 The College of New Jersey is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 5.48% of graduates (65 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,410 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    209 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    190 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The College of New Jersey is white (1,410 degrees awarded). There were 6.75 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (209 degrees).

9.06% of degree recipients (190 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    908 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    502 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    143 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The College of New Jersey is white female (908 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (502 degrees).

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Operations

The College of New Jersey has an endowment valued at nearly $37.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.7M (15.2%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, The College of New Jersey had a total salary expenditure of $239M. The College of New Jersey employs 144 Associate professors, 112 Professors, and 104 Assistant professors. Most academics at The College of New Jersey are Female Associate professors (79), Male Associate professors(65), and Female Professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of New Jersey are: Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance, with 188 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 119 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 105 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37.4M

2017 Endowment

12%

growth from 2016

The College of New Jersey has an endowment valued at about $37.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The College of New Jersey grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.31M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $4.58M - Federal

  2. $8.67M - State

  3. $328k - Local

As of 2017, The College of New Jersey received $4.58M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.67M from state grants and contracts, and $328k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$90.7M

2017 Salaries

0.0706%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The College of New Jersey paid a median of $90.7M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($239M) and a 0.0706% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.52% decline from 2015 and a 5.03% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.1M

Instructional Salaries

365

Number of Employees

In 2017, The College of New Jersey paid a total of $37.1M to 365 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

144 Employees

Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

188 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The College of New Jersey were Associate professor with 144 employees; Professor with 112 employees; and Professor with 104 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The College of New Jersey were Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 188 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 119 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 105 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The College of New Jersey was Female Associate professor with 79 employees, Male Associate professor with 65 employees, and Female Professor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The College of New Jersey.

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