Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,230
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,835
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.62%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
66.9%
41,263 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
50,411
84.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84.4%
5,214 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 Computer & Information Sciences (572 degrees awarded), General Psychology (521 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (436 degrees).

In 2020, 13,483 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. 55% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,391 degrees), 1.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3069 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $12,230, which is $−16,399 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $12,230, which is $−16,399 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,835.

In 2020, 52% of undergraduate students attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,230
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $12,230. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $−16,399 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$17,835
2020 Value
5.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rutgers University-New Brunswick had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,835. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew by 5.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,755
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was of $14,755 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of room and board increased by 26.8% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.12% with respect to 2019, when 49% 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.
2.62%
2018 Default Rate
349
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 2.62%, which represents 349 out of the 13310 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 41,263 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 0.0557% annual decline. Out of those 41,263 applicants, 27,618 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.9% acceptance rate.

There were 50,411 students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2020, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
27,618
Accepted Out of 41,263

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 66.9% (27,618 admissions from 41,263 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 61.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −0.0557%, while admissions grew by 9.26%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
5,881
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has a total enrollment of 50,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,684 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,727. This means that 84.7% 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 36.4% White, 25.9% Asian, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0595% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.5%), followed by White Female (16.8%) and Asian Male (15.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.5%), followed by White Male (13.4%) and Asian Female (10.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,411 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 42,684 and the part-time enrollment is 7,727. This means that 84.7% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
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 Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    18,327
  2. Asian
    13,051
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    6,436

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 36.4% White, 25.9% Asian, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.68% Black or African American, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.145% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0595% 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, 1,114 students (2.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1351 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 (5,391 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3069 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is General Computer & Information Sciences (572 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (521 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (436 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 (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (813 degrees), and Biology (1,155 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 (415,235 people), Other managers (409,878 people), Physicians (408,144 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (324,069 people), and Civil engineers (250,877 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (813 degrees), Biology (1,155 degrees), Engineering (1,291 degrees), and Math & Statistics (321 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, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (813 degrees), Biology (1,155 degrees), Engineering (1,291 degrees), and Math & Statistics (321 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 (542,606 people), Computer Systems Design (486,880 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (464,293 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (427,119 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (353,819 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (184 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (813 degrees), Biology (1,155 degrees), Engineering (1,291 degrees), and Math & Statistics (321 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. 572 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 521 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 436 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was General Computer & Information Sciences with 572 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

6,066
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
7,417
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 6,066 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which is 0.818 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,417).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 570 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 4.67 times more than the 122 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 662 degrees were awarded to women at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in Social Work, which is 6.9 times more than the 96 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 61% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (91.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is Female and Asian (91.3% 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, 1.4% of graduates (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,391 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,069 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,644 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white (5,391 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3069 degrees).

1.88% of degree recipients (253 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,966 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,425 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,595 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white female (2,966 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,425 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at nearly $1.15B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.5M (1.44%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a total salary expenditure of $3.68B. Rutgers University-New Brunswick employs 832 Professors, 686 Assistant professors, and 548 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Male Professors (570), Female Assistant professors(386), and Male Assistant professors (300).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are: Business and Financial Operations, with 2134 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1340 employees, and Service with 1326 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.15B
2020 Endowment
1.82%
growth from 2019

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at about $1.15B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew 1.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $849M 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. $380M - Federal
  2. $102M - State
  3. $5.26M - Local

As of 2020, Rutgers University-New Brunswick received $380M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $102M from state grants and contracts, and $5.26M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.82B
2020 Salaries
5.94%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a median of $1.82B in salaries, which represents 49.3% of their overall expenditure ($3.68B) and a 5.94% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.05% growth from 2018 and a 2.11% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$301M
Instructional Salaries
2,301
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a total of $301M to 2,301 employees working as instructors, which represents 16.6% 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

Professor
Most Common Instructor
832 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2134 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Professor with 832 employees; Assistant professor with 686 employees; and Assistant professor with 548 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Business and Financial Operations with 2,134 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,340 employees; and Service with 1,326 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was Male Professor with 570 employees, Female Assistant professor with 386 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 300 employees.

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

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