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IPEDS ID: 185590
OPE ID: 00261700
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Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624
General information:  (973) 655-4000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  20,022 (15,885 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and 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, Navy, 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
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty6121,126
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-287
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,300$1,3000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,962$11,890$13,910$14,0100.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,962$11,890$9,208$10,44213.4%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$24,408$25,713$28,028$28,3501.1%
Off Campus$24,408$25,713$28,732$28,593-0.5%
Off Campus with Family$13,446$13,823$14,118$14,3401.6%
On Campus$33,156$34,791$36,906$37,0640.4%
Off Campus$33,156$34,791$37,610$37,307-0.8%
Off Campus with Family$22,194$22,901$22,996$23,0540.3%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$9,960
In-state fees$1,595
Out-of-state tuition$15,074
Out-of-state fees$1,595
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid12,30876%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,46248%$12,152,305$8,312
Federal grants1,20940%$5,817,985$4,812
Pell grants1,20240%$5,523,895$4,596
Other federal grants33511%$294,090$878
State/local government grant or scholarships98833%$5,481,491$5,548
Institutional grants or scholarships2157%$852,829$3,967
Student loan aid1,89463%$15,740,265$8,311
Federal student loans1,85161%$10,621,807$5,738
Other student loans35012%$5,118,458$14,624
  • 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 aid17,64250%$51,612,805$6,754
Pell grants5,89438%$25,293,378$4,291
Federal student loans9,32560%$78,479,387$8,416
  • 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.
Average net price$13,043$13,265$14,798
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$16,097$16,701$18,470
$30,001 – $48,000$17,553$18,661$19,953
$48,001 – $75,000$20,539$21,375$22,772
$75,001 – $110,000$21,682$22,603$24,339
$110,001 and more$21,734$22,542$24,305
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment20,022
Undergraduate enrollment15,885
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,536
Graduate enrollment4,137
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 10%
Hispanic/Latino: 24%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 45%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 33%
Part-time: 67%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 88%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants12,4624,7657,697
Percent admitted67%62%70%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%37%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading430530
SAT Math450540
SAT Writing440540
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: 81%
Part-time students: 60%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 63 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 64%
Transfer-out rate: 23%
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 2006]
4-year: 35%
6-year: 63%
8-year: 66%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 36%
6-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 55%
Female: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 50%
Asian: 63%
Black or African American: 58%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
White: 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 60%
Non-resident alien: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies1----
Category total1----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17016---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography11---
Molecular Biology1618--3
Category total20435--3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General434110--3
Category total471126--3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other12----
Radio and Television63----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8421---
Category total15921---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General264--0
Information Technology40----
Category total664--0
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--5--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-111---
Education, General-2012--
Education, Other-1--1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-5--0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----7
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-8---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-100d---
Health Teacher Education284--0
Mathematics Teacher Education-4--4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10619---
Reading Teacher Education-63---
Special Education and Teaching, General-54---
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other----35
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--1--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--2--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----9
Category total134570d10-56
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General19118--4
Category total19118--4
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General1959---
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other----0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General13920--8
Category total33429--8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General8----
French Language and Literature56---
German Language and Literature1----
Italian Language and Literature13----
Latin Language and Literature2----
Spanish Language and Literature320-89
Category total10220-811
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer12----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-33---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General1----
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-3---
Music Therapy/Therapist5----
Public Health, General1514---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling----5
Category total335011-5
History, General935---
Category total935---
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal----17
Legal Professions and Studies, Other2027--0
Category total2027--17
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies52----
Category total52----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6512---
Statistics, General-3---
Category total6515---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other168---1
Sustainability Studies12---
Category total1692--1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science----1
Environmental Studies-16---
Natural Resources Management and Policy--10-5
Category total-1610-6
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science22----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General0----
Category total22----
Personal and Culinary Services
Make-Up Artist/Specialist---8-
Category total---8-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies4----
Category total13----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General206---
Geology/Earth Science, General1712---
Physics, General9----
Category total4618---
Clinical Child Psychology----1
Clinical Psychology-31---
Educational Psychology-0---
Forensic Psychology----7
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-14---
Psychology, General3738---
Category total37353--8
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy----0
Social Work-43-122d54
Youth Services/Administration42---28
Category total4243-122d82
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other----3
Category total----3
Social Sciences
Economics, General13----
Political Science and Government, General90----
Social Sciences, General-1---
Category total2361---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General9214---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production36----
Dance, General13----
Design and Applied Arts, Other23----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General476---
Fashion/Apparel Design62----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-9---
Graphic Design30----
Industrial and Product Design7----
Music Performance, General20---15
Music, General4113---
Category total37142--15
Grand total3,1971,09531138222
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
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 157
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 10
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 1
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: $2,212
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $9,516
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $759
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Field Hockey22
Swimming and Diving1920
Track and Field, Indoor4433
Track and Field, Outdoor3134
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1937 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics4/1/1977 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship8/1/1995 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/1988 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology9/1/2005 -  Pre-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(!)9/1/1986 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1987 -  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(!)9/1/1968 -  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(!)9/1/1986 -  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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations816668
Liquor law violations786298
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations616059
Liquor law violations685684
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible434
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault445
Motor vehicle theft630
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible234
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault223
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.6%3.3%5.7%
Number in default101115173
Number in repayment3,8273,4712,996
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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