Montclair State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,082
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$15,061
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.7%
11,888 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
21,005
77.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
67.9%
1,963 Graduates

About

Montclair State University is a higher education institution located in Passaic County, NJ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Montclair State University were General Business Administration & Management (660 degrees awarded), General Psychology (395 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (272 degrees).

In 2020, 5,288 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montclair State University. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,474 degrees), 1.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1277 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $12,082, which is $−16,547 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $12,082, which is $−16,547 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,061.

In 2020, 54% of undergraduate students attending Montclair State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,082
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Montclair State University was $12,082. The cost of tuition at Montclair State University is $−16,547 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$15,061
2020 Value
5.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Montclair State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,061. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Montclair State University grew by 5.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,372
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montclair State University was of $14,372 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board increased by 1.8% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 0.8% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
51%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Montclair State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 54% 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.
4.4%
2018 Default Rate
203
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Montclair State University was 4.4%, which represents 203 out of the 4615 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

Montclair State University received 11,888 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.61% annual decline. Out of those 11,888 applicants, 9,827 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.7% acceptance rate.

There were 21,005 students enrolled at Montclair State University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montclair State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,827
Accepted Out of 11,888

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Montclair State University was 82.7% (9,827 admissions from 11,888 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 76.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.61%, while admissions grew by 1.17%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Montclair State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montclair State University has a total enrollment of 21,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 16,233 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,772. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.7% White, 29.6% Hispanic or Latino, 13.1% Black or African American, 6.45% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.119% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Montclair State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.5%) and White Male (15.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.9%) and White Male (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 16,233 and the part-time enrollment is 4,772. This means that 77.3% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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 Montclair State University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Montclair State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,964
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,221
  3. Black or African American
    2,752

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University is 42.7% White, 29.6% Hispanic or Latino, 13.1% Black or African American, 6.45% Asian, 2.88% Two or More Races, 0.181% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.119% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 662 students (3.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1526 more women than men received degrees from Montclair State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montclair State University is white (2,474 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1277 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montclair State University is General Business Administration & Management (660 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (395 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (272 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Montclair State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (436 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (121 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (483 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 Montclair State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (355,993 people), Other managers (212,364 people), Postsecondary teachers (200,909 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (146,782 people), and Secondary school teachers (131,029 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (436 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (121 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (483 degrees), English (150 degrees), and Psychology (467 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 Montclair State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (436 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (121 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (483 degrees), English (150 degrees), and Psychology (467 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 Montclair State University are Elementary & secondary schools (802,565 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,653 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (271,576 people), Outpatient care centers (169,644 people), and Computer Systems Design (165,766 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (436 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (121 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (483 degrees), English (150 degrees), and Psychology (467 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 Montclair State University.
Most Common
  1. 660 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 395 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 272 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montclair State University was General Business Administration & Management with 660 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,881
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,407
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,881 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University, which is 0.552 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,407).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 421 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.852 times less than the 494 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 494 degrees were awarded to women at Montclair State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 421 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

47%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 47% of students graduating from Montclair State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (76.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Montclair State University is Female and White (76.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 9.07% of graduates (178 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,474 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,277 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    579 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montclair State University is white (2,474 degrees awarded). There were 1.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1277 degrees).

6.09% of degree recipients (322 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,613 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    861 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    842 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Montclair State University is white female (1,613 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (861 degrees).

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Operations

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at nearly $49.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.7M (9.42%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Montclair State University had a total salary expenditure of $457M. Montclair State University employs 214 Associate professors, 202 Professors, and 130 Assistant professors. Most academics at Montclair State University are Male Associate professors (116), Male Professors(103), and Female Professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 331 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 284 employees, and Service with 197 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$49.9M
2020 Endowment
4.55%
growth from 2019

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at about $49.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Montclair State University grew 4.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $252M lower 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: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.67M - Federal
  2. $3.31M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Montclair State University received $8.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.31M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$198M
2020 Salaries
0.969%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Montclair State University paid a median of $198M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($457M) and a 0.969% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.42% growth from 2018 and a 7.66% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$68.5M
Instructional Salaries
619
Number of Employees

In 2020, Montclair State University paid a total of $68.5M to 619 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
214 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
331 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montclair State University were Associate professor with 214 employees; Professor with 202 employees; and Professor with 130 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University were Business and Financial Operations with 331 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 284 employees; and Service with 197 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montclair State University was Male Associate professor with 116 employees, Male Professor with 103 employees, and Female Professor with 99 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Montclair State University.

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