Located in Union, New Jersey, Kean University offers a variety of opportunities for you and the rest of the students attending. You’ll be one of about 14,300 students working on a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at Kean. The physical campus isn’t that big - the buildings are all placed closely together, but you’ll have trees and grass where you can relax. You will be able to take advantage of the Zipcar, which gets you from one end of campus to the other and you’ll get to have the full college experience if you choose to live on campus in the available housing.
Overview of Kean University
As for the area around you, Union is a large suburb close to the university. You’ll be able to find some restaurants and parks that, as you spend more time here, may become your go-to places to relax or study with friends. Kean University was founded in 1855, so it has educated thousands of students before you. The undergraduate student population is just over 12,100 and the student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1, so you may want to schedule appointments with professors to discuss any issues you have with your classes.
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||17:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||NA|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Considered But Not Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||August 15|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The total cost of going to college includes tuition (in- or out-of-state), room and board, books, supplies, and other various costs. At Kean University, this price is $30,678 as of a recent school year. However, if you are eligible for financial aid, you aren’t responsible for paying the entire amount. After financial aid is applied to the total cost, what is left is the average net price, which you will be responsible for. In the same school year, this was $17,490. Your total cost will change based on your family’s income, since that is how eligibility for financial aid is decided. In a past school year, families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 paid around $15,827 and families earning between $75,001 and $100,000 paid around $24,189.
Additionally, about 92% of freshmen students qualified for financial aid. Of this, 76% received an average of $8,181 in grants or scholarships. Still fewer (29%) received an average of $2,359 in institutional grants and scholarships.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$8,181|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||92%|
|Room & Board||$14,802|
- Tuition In-State - $12,595
- Tuition Out-of-State - $19,771
- Books and Supplies - $1,000
- Room & Board - $14,802
- Other - $2,281
Every college and university keep statistics on their students and Kean University is no different. If you decide you want to stay at this university past your first year in college, you will be considered part of the retention rate, which at Kean is a solid 74%. The 4-year graduation rate is quite low at 21% and the 6-year rate is somewhat better at 47%. Students who don’t graduate within four or six years may delay their graduation for a variety of several reasons, such as finances or family issues.
If you have a time conflict with one or more of your classes, you’ll have plenty of options to consider. These include evening class or you online options. The five most popular degree programs offered are business, management, marketing and related services; psychology; education; biological and biomedical sciences: and communication, journalism and related services.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||514 Total Graduates / 21%|
|Business Administration and Management, General||221 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||81 Graduates|
|Finance, General||71 Graduates|
|All Psychology Majors||396 Total Graduates / 16%|
|Psychology, General||384 Graduates|
|Psychology, Other||12 Graduates|
|All Education Majors||284 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Physical Education Teaching and Coaching||96 Graduates|
|Elementary Education and Teaching||62 Graduates|
|Special Education and Teaching, General||49 Graduates|
|Special Education and Teaching, Other||47 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||186 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||186 Graduates|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||171 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric||171 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||38%|
Outcome & Salary
After you graduate, you’ll be ready to find a job in your career field. A graduate’s salary depends on their field, but their average early-career salaries were $48,200 and their mid-career salaries were $90,000.
With these averages, your 10-year salary earnings potential should be around $609,260 and your 20-year potential earnings as high as $1,509,260. At Kean, your 4-year cost of education should average $69,960, so this makes your 10-year return on investment (ROI) $539,300 and your 20-year ROI, $1,439,300.
High school graduates who start working right away earn a national average salary of $37,960. Their 10-year projected income his $379,600 and their 20-year is $759,200.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$48,200|
|College Grads Average Salary||$60,926|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$90,000|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$609,260|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,509,260|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$69,960|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$539,300|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,439,300|
|No Colleage Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$37,960|
|10 Year Projected Income||$379,600|
|20 Year Projected Income||$759,200|
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