Making History

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s fourth fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

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.

President Ali Houshmand

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

Founded 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.

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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.

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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.