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Fall 2009 to Fall 2013

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Fast Facts About Rowan University

Rowan University is a selective, medium-sized, public state comprehensive research university. Rowan is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. >> The preceding is current as of 2013-2014 and was updated on 7/31/13.

Location

Rowan University has three campuses in New Jersey. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia. Its Camden campus is within the city's University District, just a short distance from the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Stratford, NJ. The University also offers courses on-site at area community colleges as well as online. >> The preceding is current as of 2013-2014 and was updated on 7/31/13.

Rankings

  • US News & World Report ranks Rowan 18th of Northern Regional Universities, 3rd among the publics in the category. Rowan’s College of Engineering is ranked 33rd nationally, 12th in the category among publics. >> The preceding is current as of 2013-2014 and was updated on 9/11/13.
  • The Princeton Review included Rowan in its latest edition of “The Best Northeastern Colleges” and the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the “Best 296 Business Schools.” >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 11/9/12.
  • Forbes recognized Rowan in its annual listing of “America’s Best Colleges. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was verified on 11/9/12.
  • Rowan’s commitment to the environment was recognized when the U.S. EPA named it a “Top Green Power Purchaser” in its athletic conference and The Princeton Review listed it in its “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.” The University has earned 13 awards for green initiatives since 2007. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was udpated on 6/13/13.

Academics

  • Colleges and Schools: Business, School of Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Communication & Creative Arts, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Science & Mathematics >> The preceding is current as of 2013-2014 and was updated on 7/31/13.
  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.N., M.A., M.B.A., M.B.S., M.Ed., M.E.M., M.M., M.S., M.S.N., M.S.T., Ed.S., D.O., Ed.D., M.D., Ph.D. >> The preceding is current as of 2013-2014 and was updated on 8/23/13.
  • Programs of study: 85 bachelor's, 65 master's, 2 doctorate, 2 professional.
    Rowan also offers 21 certifications, 32 graduate certificates, 10 post-master's certificates and 9 endorsements. >> The preceding is current as of 2013-2014 and was updated on 8/23/13. Count based on Provost's Office assessment of "programs of study" offered at Rowan, which accounts for the total number of degree programs as well as specializations within those degree programs. The count does not recognize tracks, concentrations and accelerated programs, as they do not result in an additional program of study (i.e., different ways to complete the same required curriculum)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1 >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was verified on 3/4/13.
  • Average Class Size: 20 students >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 1/24/13.
  • Teaching Policy: All classes are taught by professors. Rowan does not use teaching assistants. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was verified on 2/28/13.
  • Study Abroad: Over 200 Study Abroad programs in 40 countries. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 2/28/13.
  • Full-time faculty holding doctorate/terminal degree: 81% >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 3/4/13.
  • Classrooms, computers & connectivity: 160 Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TEC) classrooms. 1,002 computers accessible in 47 labs across its main campus. Wireless internet access. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 2/28/13.

Research

  • Rowan University was awarded $9.1 million in new grants and contracts in FY 2012. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 8/14/12.

Student Body

  • Enrollment: 13,349 students (10,951 undergraduates, 1,650 graduates, and 748 professionals) from 31 States and 19 foreign countries. >> The preceding is current as of 2013-2014 and was updated on 9/27/13.
  • Minority enrollment: 24% >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 1/24/13.
  • Admissions:
    • Approximately half of Rowan's 2012 enrolled freshmen* ranked in the top quarter of their high school class.
      >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 4/26/13.
    • SAT profile of Rowan's 2012 enrolled freshmen* as reported to the Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The 25th percentile indicates the score at or below which 25 percent of students scored. The 75th indicates the score at or above which 25 percent of students scored.
      * First-time, full-time, degree-seeking student. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 1/30/13.
        25th Percentile 75th Percentile
      SAT Critical Reading 480 580
      SAT Math 510 630
      >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 3/4/13.

  • Degrees Awarded in 2011-2012: 2,665
    • 2,267 undergraduate degrees
    • 398 graduate degrees
    • >> The preceding includes degrees awarded in fall 2011, spring 2012, and summer 2012 and is the most current available was updated on 3/4/13.
  • Student organizations: 141 total clubs and organizations (115 campus clubs and organizations, 26 Greek Life organizations). Rowan students regularly win national recognition, usually competing with larger universities. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 2/28/13.
  • Athletics: 8 men’s and 10 women’s varsity sports. Rowan competes within NCAA Division III. Teams have won a total of 11 national championships in 5 different sports.>> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 2/28/13.
  • Intramural/Club Sports: 45 intramural sport activities per year, and 30 organized club sport programs. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 2/28/13.
  • Housing: 3,663 students live on campus in 8 residence halls, 5 apartment complexes and Rowan's International House. >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 3/4/13.

Finances

  Costs per year (two semesters):  
  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $12,380 $20,186
Room & Board* $10,972 $10,972
Total $23,352 $31,158
*For accommodations in a residence hall (double) and including the all-access meal plan w/ $200 Dining Dollars and $200 'Boro Bucks
>> The preceding is current for the 2012-2013 academic year and was updated on 6/20/12 (2012-13 rates approved by the Board of Trustees on 6/13/12).
  • Financial Aid Awarded: 7,276 students received assistance in the 2011-2012 academic year:
    • $81.3 million in federal
    • $21 million in state programs
    • $8.7 million in institutional funds
    • >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 2/28/13.
  • Employees: 2,057 (1,294 faculty, 763 staff – full and permanent part-time) Note: Full-time includes FT temps; Part-time includes adjuncts & 3/4 temps)
    >> The preceding is current as of 2012-2013 and was updated on 2/28/13.

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The above information is the most current available and was last reviewed on July 31, 2013.


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Rowan University's Peer Institutions

New Jersey State Colleges and Universities Fall FTE Enrollment

Institution

Fall 2001
FTE Enrollment

Fall 2010
FTE Enrollment

% Increase
in Enrollment

New Jersey City University 5,043 6,329 25.5%
Rowan University 7,632 9,709 27.2%
Richard Stockton College of N.J. 5,416 7,013 29.5%
Kean University 8,352 12,015 43.9%
Montclair State University 10,111 15,408 52.4%
Ramapo College of N.J. 4,036 5,459 35.3%
William Paterson University 7,602 8,873 16.7%
The College of New Jersey 5,935 6,714 13.1%
TOTAL 54,127 71,520 32.1%

FY2002-2011 Increase in full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment total: 32.1%

 

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