Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,900
2.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,535
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.14%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
66.3%
41,654 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
50,637
85.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
84.4%
5,264 Graduates

About

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Social Work (668 degrees awarded), General Biomedical Sciences (306 degrees), and Library & Information Science (196 degrees).

In 2022, 13,105 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. 56.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,019 degrees), 1.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3,312 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $12,900, which is $−17,250 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $12,900, which is $−17,250 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,535.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,900
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $12,900. The cost of tuition at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is $−17,250 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$17,535
2022 Value
48.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rutgers University-New Brunswick had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,535. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rutgers University-New Brunswick grew by 48.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,136
Room and Board
$1,350
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was of $15,136 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.65% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,350. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.59% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.14%
2019 Default Rate
149
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 1.14%, which represents 149 out of the 13022 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 41,654 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.49% annual growth. Out of those 41,654 applicants, 27,612 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.3% acceptance rate.

There were 50,637 students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2022. 50% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an overall enrollment yield of 28.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
27,612
Accepted Out of 41,654

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick was 66.3% (27,612 admissions from 41,654 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 68.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.49%, while admissions declined by −6.14%..

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SAT Scores

50%
Submission Percentage (2022)
3,906
Scores Submitted (2022)

50% of enrolled first-time students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a total enrollment of 50,637 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 43,363 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,274. This means that 85.6% 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 33.8% White, 28% Asian, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.78% Black or African American, 3.48% Two or More Races, 0.079% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0671% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (17%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Asian Female (16.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.3%), followed by White Male (12.2%) and Asian Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,637 students. The full-time enrollment at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 43,363 and the part-time enrollment is 7,274. This means that 85.6% of students enrolled at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2022 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 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    17,098 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    14,185 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    7,291 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 33.8% White, 28% Asian, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.78% Black or African American, 3.48% Two or More Races, 0.079% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0671% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 1,072 students (2.12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,717 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 (5,019 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3312 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is Social Work (668 degrees awarded), followed by General Biomedical Sciences (306 degrees) and Library & Information Science (196 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (196 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (808 degrees), and Biology (1,202 degrees).

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 (450,769 people), Physicians (430,526 people), Other managers (425,555 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (349,316 people), and Civil engineers (282,040 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2022 are Library Science (196 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (808 degrees), Biology (1,202 degrees), Engineering (1,136 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (396 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (196 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (808 degrees), Biology (1,202 degrees), Engineering (1,136 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (396 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (610,204 people), Computer Systems Design (496,991 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (468,517 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (447,916 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (362,446 people).

The most specialized majors at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Library Science (196 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (808 degrees), Biology (1,202 degrees), Engineering (1,136 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (396 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 613 degrees awarded
  2. 484 degrees awarded
  3. 418 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was General Computer & Information Sciences with 613 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,694
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
7,411
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 5,694 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which is 0.768 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,411).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 536 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 3.62 times more than the 148 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 668 degrees were awarded to men at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in Social Work, which is 6.89 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% 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, 84% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (92.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is Female and Asian (92.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.5% of graduates (79 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,019 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,312 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,692 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white (5,019 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3312 degrees).

1.95% of degree recipients (256 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,816 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,203 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    1,793 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is white female (2,816 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2203 degrees).

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Operations

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at nearly $1.49B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.2%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Rutgers University-New Brunswick had a total salary expenditure of 3.75B. Rutgers University-New Brunswick employs 843 Professors, 749 Assistant professors and 565 Associate professors. Most academics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are Male Professor (565), Female Assistant professor (423), and Male Assistant professor (326).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are: Business and Financial Operations, with 1,859 employees, Service, with 1,708 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1,295 employees.

Endowment

$1.49B
2022 Endowment
3.16%
decline from 2021

Rutgers University-New Brunswick has an endowment valued at about $1.49B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rutgers University-New Brunswick declined 3.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.11B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $436M - Federal
  2. $103M - State
  3. $5.87M - Local

As of 2022, Rutgers University-New Brunswick received $436M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $103M from state grants and contracts, and $5.87M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.83B
2022 Salaries
5.76%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a median of $1.83B in salaries, which represents 48.8% of their overall expenditure ($3.75B) and a 5.76% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$323M
Instructional Salaries
2,302
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rutgers University-New Brunswick paid a total of $323M to 2,302 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
843 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
1,859 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Professor with 843 employees, Assistant professor with 749 employees, and Associate professor with 565 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick were Business and Financial Operations with 1,859 employees, Service with 1,708 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1,295 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was Male Professor with 565 employees, Female Assistant professor with 423 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 326 employees.

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

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