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 14,000 students choose from more than 80 bachelor's and 60 master's degree programs, five 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.
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the university enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.
The backbone of the university, Rowan’s administration supports the student-centered mission of the university with a focus on both operations and academics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
RU green? We are. We’re committed to conducting research on alternative fuels, cutting emissions and trimming waste to leave a smaller carbon footprint.
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