Kean University
Union, NJ 07083

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 14,070
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,045 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

74%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Kean University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 8,785 applications and 6,536 students were granted admission. Kean University is at the #72 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 11% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 77% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT830 to 1010
ACT17 to 22

Application Fee

$75
Undergrad students
$75
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Kean University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,521 and in-state students paid $7,754.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$16,164
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$7,754
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$14,521
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 83% of Kean University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,623 (which is 4.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Kean University in 2016-2017, was 937, which is 63% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,313 (which is 0.2% above the national average.)

$4,623
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,313
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
83%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Kean University has enrolled a total of 14,070 students (10,161 students full-time and 3,909 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 14,070 students, 1,442 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and 11,812 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,258 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 204 students for distance studies.

14,070
Total Enrollment
1,442
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 37%

Hispanic: 26%

Black/African American: 19%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

Asian: 6%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Kean University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 13% 1,292 0
Psychology 12% 1,151
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 1,011
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 652
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 409
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 378
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 352
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 3% 310
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 288
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 280

Graduation & Dropout Rates

50%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Kean University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

4%
Still enrolled
16%
Dropout rate
31%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$33,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Kean University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,800. Last year, out of the total 3,762 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,461 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,316 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,951 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,800 $46,000
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 3,762 3,316

Campus Location

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