Two of South Jersey’s universities are in expansion mode and we thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast their vital statistics, side by side, using data from the state budget. You can see that enrollment is up at both universities (so are fees) and state-funded positions are also up at Rowan University. It will be interesting to see whether the chatter around Rowan’s plans to expand in Atlantic City comes to anything, since Stockton University is rolling out ever-bigger plans for the city. On the one hand, expansion could bring more jobs and investment to the area, but on the other hand these institutions don’t pay property taxes.
Since we wrote about Stockton’s plans to further expand in Atlantic City, we’ve also heard more people questioning the university’s debt load and its tuition costs, so we looked at the numbers. The amount of state support that Rowan receives is much greater – my guess is that this is tied to Rowan’s medical programs, but it’s not clear. And Stockton is slightly more expensive than Rowan, by these measures.
The data are really pretty fascinating – want to see which university has the highest SAT scores? It’s all here. We’d be interested in hearing your thoughts – you can get in touch with us here.
|Rowan Actual FY 2015||Rowan Revised FY 2016||Rowan Estimate FY 2017||Stockton Actual FY 2015||Stockton Revised FY 2016||Stockton Estimate FY 2017|
|Enrollment total (weighted) (a)||12,822||13,631||13,713||7,904||7,961||7,961|
|Undergraduate total (weighted) (a)||11,058||11,708||11,708||7,380||7,437||7,437|
|Full- time (weighted) (a)||10,401||10,996||10,996||7,137||7,189||7,189|
|Part- time (weighted) (a)||657||712||712||243||248||248|
|Graduate total (b)||2,753||2,950||2,950||720||720||720|
|Graduate total (weighted) (a)||934||1,017||1,017||427||427||427|
|Cooper Medical School total||182||262||312||0||0||0|
|Cooper Medical School (weighted)||182||262||312||0||0||0|
|School of Osteopathic Medicine total||648||644||676||0||0||0|
|School of Osteopathic Medicine (weighted)||648||644||676||0||0||0|
|Full- time (weighted) (a)||0||0||0||255||255||255|
|Part- time (weighted) (a)||0||0||0||172||172||172|
|Doctoral total (weighted) (a)||0||0||0||97||97||97|
|Full- time (weighted) (a)||0||0||0||90||90||90|
|Part- time (weighted) (a)||0||0||0||7||7||7|
|Degree programs offered||157||157||157||47||47||47|
|Ratio: student/faculty (c)||14/1||14/1||14/1||17/1||17/1||17/1|
|Extension and Public Service|
|Enrollment (weighted) (a)||652||669||669||1,991||1,992||1,992|
|Summer undergraduate (weighted) (a)||397||416||416||1613||1613||1613|
|Summer graduate (weighted) (a)||255||253||253||378||379||379|
|Full-Time, First-Time Freshmen (regular admission students)||1,049||887||- - -||891||1,020||- - -|
|Average SAT Score - Math||618||619||- - -||565||553||- - -|
|Average SAT Score - Reading (d)||579||590||- - -||544||534||- - -|
|Average SAT Score - Writing (d)||562||570||- - -||538||524||- - -|
|Average SAT Score - Total (d)||1759||1779||- - -||1647||1611||- - -|
|Outcomes data (e)|
|Third- Semester Retention Rates||0.87||- - -||- - -||0.86||- - -||- - -|
|Six-Year Graduation Rates||0.667||- - -||- - -||0.727||- - -||- - -|
|Student tuition and fees|
|Total cost of attendance (f)||$27,722||$28,210||- - -||$29,935||$30,409||- - -|
|Full- time undergraduate tuition (state residents)||$9,076||$9,256||- - -||$8,107||$8,269||- - -|
|Full- time undergraduate tuition (non- state residents)||$17,030||$17,370||- - -||$14,628||$14,921||- - -|
|Full- time undergraduate fees||$3,540||$3,608||- - -||$4,468||$4,551||- - -|
|Instruction||$145,018,633||$149,000,000||- - -||$65,342,681||$65,177,163||- - -|
|Sponsored programs||$6,940,053||$7,500,000||- - -||$1,282,436||$1,308,085||- - -|
|Public service||$8,713,882||$8,800,000||- - -||$6,599,118||$6,660,988||- - -|
|Academic support||$34,120,831||$34,500,000||- - -||$10,065,163||$9,425,111||- - -|
|Student services||$27,339,208||$27,500,000||- - -||$14,820,446||$14,485,837||- - -|
|Institutional support||$72,574,062||$74,000,000||- - -||$27,481,338||$36,394,140||- - -|
|Physical plant and support services||$31,040,887||$31,500,000||- - -||$19,726,823||$18,859,327||- - -|
|State- funded positions||1637||1754||1754||764||764||764|
Notes to budget items:
(a) Equated on the basis of 32 credit hours per undergraduate student and 24 credit hours per graduate student.
(b) Calculated on the basis of authorized teaching positions (including adjunct faculty) and equated full–time (weighted) students.
(c) SAT data has been updated to reflect current format of the SAT examination.
(d) As calculated by the Student Unit Record Enrollment (SURE) system.
(e) As reported to the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. Includes tuition, fees, room and board, transportation and supplies.