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IPEDS ID: 185262
OPE ID: 00262200
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Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083
General information:  (908) 737-5326
Website:  www.kean.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  14,112 (11,814 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.kean.edu
Apply Onlineapply.kean.edu
Financial Aidwww.kean.edu/KU/Financial-Aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.kean.edu/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.html
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranscas.kean.edu/veterans/Survival-Guide.pdf
Mission Statement
  www.kean.edu/about/our-mission
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty3361,026
Instructional3361,026
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-11
Instructional-11
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$10,601$10,918$11,244$11,5813.0%
Out-of-state$16,643$17,141$17,653$18,1833.0%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,384$1,384$1,3840.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,064$11,142$12,200$12,5653.0%
Other$400$3,180$3,180$3,031-4.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,900$11,250$11,250$10,812-3.9%
Other$850$4,538$4,538$3,759-17.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$850$4,538$4,538$3,759-17.2%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$22,365$26,624$28,008$28,5612.0%
Off Campus$23,651$28,090$28,416$27,536-3.1%
Off Campus with Family$12,751$16,840$17,166$16,724-2.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$28,407$32,847$34,417$35,1632.2%
Off Campus$29,693$34,313$34,825$34,138-2.0%
Off Campus with Family$18,793$23,063$23,575$23,326-1.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$12,835
In-state fees$3,235
Out-of-state tuition$17,396
Out-of-state fees$3,235
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,20681%————
Grant or scholarship aid88460%$6,973,831$7,889
Federal grants74750%$3,582,097$4,795
Pell grants74750%$3,455,597$4,626
Other federal grants1359%$126,500$937
State/local government grant or scholarships55637%$2,757,162$4,959
Institutional grants or scholarships18913%$634,572$3,358
Student loan aid99767%$9,283,778$9,312
Federal student loans97165%$5,513,884$5,679
Other student loans28919%$3,769,894$13,045
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,99350%$39,965,036$6,669
Pell grants5,39745%$22,632,534$4,194
Federal student loans7,56663%$54,779,760$7,240
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$12,092$15,110$16,408
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$9,979$13,287$14,537
$30,001 – $48,000$11,322$14,847$15,879
$48,001 – $75,000$16,163$19,096$22,602
$75,001 – $110,000$18,862$22,747$23,349
$110,001 and more$19,026$23,042$24,071
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment14,112
Undergraduate enrollment11,814
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,525
Graduate enrollment2,298
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 78%
Part-time: 22%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 72%
25 and over: 28%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 37%
Part-time: 63%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,9443,2474,697
Percent admitted74%74%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,16877%
ACT1369%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading410500
SAT Math430520
ACT Composite1721
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 74%
Part-time students: 63%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 50%
Transfer-out rate: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 19%
6-year: 46%
8-year: 50%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 21%
6-year: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 45%
Female: 54%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 25%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 41%
Hispanic/Latino: 51%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 75%
White: 55%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization0---
Category total0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General187---
Biotechnology-17--
Category total18717--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting11213--
Business Administration and Management, General188---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-23--
Finance, General44---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General86---
Category total43036--
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Printing Management10--
Category total10--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management-16--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric154---
Category total15416--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General318--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications16---
Category total478--
Education
Art Teacher Education-7--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-72--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments-40--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-37--
Educational/Instructional Technology-1--
Elementary Education and Teaching9049--
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching368--
Mathematics Teacher Education-8--
Music Teacher Education7---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching107---
Reading Teacher Education-11--
Special Education and Teaching, General9048--
Special Education and Teaching, Other38---
Urban Education and Leadership--11-
Category total36828111-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Category total0---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General136---
Writing, General-10--
Category total13610--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature28---
Category total28---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer19---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist14---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator11---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-7-10
Nursing Administration-0--
Nursing Science13546--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-31--
Category total17984-10
History
History, General90---
Category total90---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1564--
Category total1564--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-4--
Category total-4--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other-1--
Mathematics, General40---
Category total401--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Holocaust and Related Studies-4--
Sustainability Studies1---
Category total14--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-2--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General47---
Category total472--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General0---
Category total0---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General20---
Geology/Earth Science, General12---
Category total32---
Psychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics-0--
Educational Psychology-5--
Psychology, General44018--
Psychology, Other22---
School Psychology-7810
Category total46230810
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration5146--
Social Work046--
Category total5192--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other183--
Category total183--
Social Sciences
Economics, General12---
Political Science and Government, General252--
Sociology778--
Category total11410--
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting4---
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4---
Art/Art Studies, General22---
Design and Visual Communications, General60---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1---
Fine/Studio Arts, General15---
Industrial and Product Design13---
Interior Design32---
Music, General7---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology2---
Category total171---
Grand total2,7126021920
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 297
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,533
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,931
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,417
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 80%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball33
Basketball1519
Field Hockey17
Football91
Lacrosse4521
Soccer3127
Softball15
Tennis9
Volleyball1514
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1960 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)4/1/1984 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program3/1/1998 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs1/1/1978 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree1/1/1978 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist(!)5/4/2016 -  Pre-Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/4/2016 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs6/1/1993 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1996 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1976 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1995 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations93811
Liquor law violations5931
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations63310
Liquor law violations5729
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible16
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery100
Aggravated assault110
Burglary1268
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible05
Rape1
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary210
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate5.6%6.1%10.4%
Number in default225226314
Number in repayment3,9573,6553,006
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)