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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
Website:  www.montclair.edu
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:  20,465 (16,336 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
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
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty6041,210
Instructional6041,210
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-294
Instructional-22
Research-272
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 year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees
In-state$11,318$11,540$11,773$12,1162.9%
Out-of-state$20,196$20,254$20,320$20,007-1.5%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,225$1,3006.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,910$14,010$13,884$14,0941.5%
Other$1,500$1,500$2,096$2,31010.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,208$10,442$10,342$10,9646.0%
Other$6,906$5,311$5,553$5,5760.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,500$1,500$2,096$2,31010.2%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
In-state
On Campus$28,028$28,350$28,978$29,8202.9%
Off Campus$28,732$28,593$28,893$29,9563.7%
Off Campus with Family$14,118$14,340$15,094$15,7264.2%
Out-of-state
On Campus$36,906$37,064$37,525$37,7110.5%
Off Campus$37,610$37,307$37,440$37,8471.1%
Off Campus with Family$22,996$23,054$23,641$23,617-0.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
In-state tuition$10,464
In-state fees$1,676
Out-of-state tuition$15,837
Out-of-state fees$1,676
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 aid12,24978%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,47051%$12,863,102$8,750
Federal grants1,21542%$5,975,424$4,918
Pell grants1,21342%$5,652,274$4,660
Other federal grants40714%$323,150$794
State/local government grant or scholarships1,04436%$5,838,193$5,592
Institutional grants or scholarships2198%$1,049,485$4,792
Student loan aid1,83964%$15,217,194$8,275
Federal student loans1,79662%$10,172,117$5,664
Other student loans36713%$5,045,077$13,747
  • 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 aid18,16351%$56,604,397$6,934
Pell grants6,26539%$27,398,872$4,373
Federal student loans9,69861%$83,243,582$8,584
  • 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$13,265$14,798$14,549
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$16,701$18,470$19,151
$30,001 – $48,000$18,661$19,953$20,742
$48,001 – $75,000$21,375$22,772$23,484
$75,001 – $110,000$22,603$24,339$25,085
$110,001 and more$22,542$24,305$25,131
  • 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 enrollment20,465
Undergraduate enrollment16,336
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,343
Graduate enrollment4,129
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 88%
Part-time: 12%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 88%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 35%
Part-time: 65%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,9904,5047,486
Percent admitted70%65%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled37%40%36%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 83%
Part-time students: 58%
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, 67 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: 66%
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 2007]
4-year: 34%
6-year: 63%
8-year: 66%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 36%
6-year: 66%
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: 57%
Female: 71%
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: 75%
Asian: 66%
Black or African American: 59%
Hispanic/Latino: 60%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 33%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 44%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
Non-resident alien: 76%
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) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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 Studies5----
Category total5----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry16----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17623---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography31---
Molecular Biology2410--0
Category total21934--0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting7928---
Business Administration and Management, General518160--22
Category total597188--22
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other45----
Journalism7----
Radio and Television57----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6011---
Category total16911---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General3326--0
Information Technology27----
Category total6026--0
Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services--4--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-89---
Education, General-2312--
Education, Other-1--0
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-5--0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism----3
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-9---
Educational Evaluation and Research----6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-164d---
Health Teacher Education81--0
Mathematics Teacher Education-5--1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching7722---
Reading Teacher Education-25---
Special Education and Teaching, General-52---
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other----15
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--4--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--1--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----4
Category total85604d11-29
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General14516--4
Category total14516--4
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General24311---
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other----0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General14129--10
Category total38440--10
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General9----
French Language and Literature117---
German Language and Literature2----
Italian Language and Literature6----
Latin Language and Literature0----
Linguistics489--4
Spanish Language and Literature186-811
Category total9422-815
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer21----
Audiology/Audiologist--10--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-34---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0----
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-1---
Music Therapy/Therapist3----
Public Health, General5520---
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling----5
Category total795510-5
History
History, General821---
Category total821---
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal----14
Legal Professions and Studies, Other1111--1
Category total1111--15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies36----
Category total36----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General5915---
Statistics, General-8---
Category total5923---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other186---4
Sustainability Studies62---
Category total1922--4
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science----0
Environmental Studies-6---
Natural Resources Management and Policy--7-0
Category total-67-0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science83----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General0----
Category total83----
Personal and Culinary Services
Make-Up Artist/Specialist---13-
Category total---13-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy9----
Religion/Religious Studies4----
Category total13----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General178---
Geology/Earth Science, General135---
Physics, General5----
Category total3513---
Psychology
Clinical Child Psychology----1
Clinical Psychology-32---
Educational Psychology-0---
Forensic Psychology----10
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-29---
Psychology, General3953---
Category total39564--11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy----0
Social Work-68d-13320
Youth Services/Administration53---34
Category total5368d-13354
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other----4
Category total----4
Social Sciences
Anthropology17----
Economics, General19----
Geography11----
Political Science and Government, General73----
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods----5
Social Sciences, General-0---
Sociology86----
Category total2060--5
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General757---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production35----
Dance, General21----
Design and Applied Arts, Other31----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4410---
Fashion/Apparel Design99----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-10--2
Graphic Design21----
Industrial and Product Design6----
Music Performance, General25---16
Music, General4016---
Category total39743--18
Grand total3,3991,22728154196
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
  • Military/veteran students can receive physical education credits for their training by submitting a transcript from the American Council on Education (ACE).
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: 46
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 9
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 8
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: $8,214
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $10,118
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,880
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: 81%
Part-time students: 25%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III with footballMenWomen
Baseball43
Basketball1614
Field Hockey24
Football90
Lacrosse4226
Soccer2628
Softball18
Swimming and Diving2917
Track and Field, Indoor3227
Track and Field, Outdoor3928
Track and Field, X-Country17
Volleyball18
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
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
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health6/23/2012 -  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
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship8/1/1995 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession021
Drug law violations685278
Liquor law violations988737
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations594649
Liquor law violations847135
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible4
Rape47
Fondling11
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault534
Burglary463719
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible4
Rape46
Fondling10
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault313
Burglary382210
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson100
  • (!) 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 rate3.2%2.6%3.3%
Number in default133101115
Number in repayment4,0533,8273,471
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)