Making History

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a bustling regional university that's ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Today, Rowan's more than 19,000 students choose from more than 90 bachelor's degree programs, over 50 master's degree programs, nine doctoral programs and two professional programs. The university is one of just 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering and medicine.

Mission Statement

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.

Click here for a printable pdf including the Strategic Pillars, Institutional Goals, Operational Values, and Strategic Domains.

This mission statement was approved on June 14, 2017 by the Rowan University Board of Trustees. For information on the development process, please visit the Mission Statement Development webpage.


The backbone of the university, Rowan’s administration supports the student-centered mission of the university with a focus on both operations and academics.

Office of the President

Formally inaugurated as Rowan’s 7th president on September 20, 2013, Dr. Ali A. Houshmand leads the university during a period of unprecedented growth and opportunity.

Our Past, Present & Future

Formed in 1923 as a normal school to train area teachers, Rowan has evolved into a comprehensive public research university with a strong regional reputation.

Visit Rowan

Attend one of our many guided campus tours or open houses – or take a virtual tour today. A visit is the best way to learn about our academic programs, meet professors and observe campus life.

Work at Rowan

As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with 2,000+ employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. Browse our job announcements for available full- and part-time positions.

Give to Rowan

Your charitable contribution to Rowan is an investment in our students, both today's and tomorrow's.

News & Events

From groundbreaking faculty research to community events and much more, learn about what’s happening at Rowan. Find the latest on Rowan news, announcements and calendar listings for events.

Sustainability at Rowan

RU green? We are. We’re committed to conducting research on alternative fuels, cutting emissions and trimming waste to leave a smaller carbon footprint.

Campus Calendars

Our academic calendars provide dates for Rowan holidays, breaks, and the start and end dates of traditional semesters.

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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.