William Paterson University of New Jersey

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,192
3.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$12,967
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.64%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91.5%
7,062 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
9,070
63.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56%
768 Graduates

About

William Paterson University of New Jersey is a higher education institution located in Passaic County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Registered Nursing (275 degrees awarded), General Psychology (170 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (124 degrees).

In 2022, 2,541 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Paterson University of New Jersey. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,135 degrees), 1.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (723 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $14,192, which is $−9,804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $14,192, which is $−9,804 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,967.

In 2022, 67% of undergraduate students attending William Paterson University of New Jersey received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$14,192
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey was $14,192. The cost of tuition at William Paterson University of New Jersey is $−9,804 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,967
2022 Value
17.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 William Paterson University of New Jersey had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,967. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew by 17.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,299
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Paterson University of New Jersey was of $12,299 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0285% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at William Paterson University of New Jersey received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.35% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.64%
2019 Default Rate
71
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at William Paterson University of New Jersey was 2.64%, which represents 71 out of the 2692 total borrowers.

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Admissions

William Paterson University of New Jersey received 7,062 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 23% annual growth. Out of those 7,062 applicants, 6,464 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.5% acceptance rate.

There were 9,070 students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2022. 1% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an overall enrollment yield of 12.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,464
Accepted Out of 7,062

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Paterson University of New Jersey was 91.5% (6,464 admissions from 7,062 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 23%, while admissions declined by −15.3%..

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SAT Scores

1%
Submission Percentage (2022)
5
Scores Submitted (2022)

1% of enrolled first-time students at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Paterson University of New Jersey had a total enrollment of 9,070 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 5,758 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,312. This means that 63.5% of students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.9% White, 30.4% Hispanic or Latino, 17.6% Black or African American, 8.04% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0551% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.2%), followed by White Female (17.8%) and White Male (14.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (18.6%) and White Male (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,070 students. The full-time enrollment at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 5,758 and the part-time enrollment is 3,312. This means that 63.5% of students enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at William Paterson University of New Jersey was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), William Paterson University of New Jersey had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,440 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,756 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,600 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at William Paterson University of New Jersey is 37.9% White, 30.4% Hispanic or Latino, 17.6% Black or African American, 8.04% Asian, 2.49% Two or More Races, 0.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0551% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 161 students (1.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 723 more women than men received degrees from William Paterson University of New Jersey. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white (1,135 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (723 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey is Registered Nursing (275 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (170 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (124 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at William Paterson University of New Jersey, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), and Psychology (212 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,780,747 people), Secondary school teachers (574,516 people), Education administrators (350,872 people), Other managers (276,051 people), and Postsecondary teachers (248,851 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), Psychology (212 degrees), Education (336 degrees), and History (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), Psychology (212 degrees), Education (336 degrees), and History (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Elementary & secondary schools (3,327,880 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (571,511 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (367,400 people), Outpatient care centers (236,950 people), and Legal services (206,983 people).

The most specialized majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (100 degrees awarded), English (60 degrees), Psychology (212 degrees), Education (336 degrees), and History (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by William Paterson University of New Jersey.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 275 degrees awarded
  2. 170 degrees awarded
  3. 124 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Paterson University of New Jersey was Registered Nursing with 275 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

909
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,632
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 909 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey, which is 0.557 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,632).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 81 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.648 times less than the 125 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 288 degrees were awarded to men at William Paterson University of New Jersey in Registered Nursing, which is 5.88 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%
100% Completion Time
56%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 37% of students graduating from William Paterson University of New Jersey completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 56% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 58% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at William Paterson University of New Jersey is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.651% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,135 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    723 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    362 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white (1,135 degrees awarded). There were 1.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (723 degrees).

1.1% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    707 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    470 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    428 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at William Paterson University of New Jersey is white female (707 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (470 degrees).

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Operations

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at nearly $30.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−7.94%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, William Paterson University of New Jersey had a total salary expenditure of 229M. William Paterson University of New Jersey employs 167 Professors, 64 Associate professors and 36 Assistant professors. Most academics at William Paterson University of New Jersey are Male Professor (84), Female Professor (83), and Female Associate professor (36).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey are: Office and Administrative Support, with 164 employees, Service, with 141 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

Endowment

$30.2M
2022 Endowment
6.59%
growth from 2021

William Paterson University of New Jersey has an endowment valued at about $30.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of William Paterson University of New Jersey grew 6.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$106M
2022 Salaries
4.63%
decline from 2021

In 2022, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a median of $106M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($229M) and a 4.63% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36.2M
Instructional Salaries
288
Number of Employees

In 2022, William Paterson University of New Jersey paid a total of $36.2M to 288 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
167 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
164 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Professor with 167 employees, Associate professor with 64 employees, and Assistant professor with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey were Office and Administrative Support with 164 employees, Service with 141 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 96 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Paterson University of New Jersey was Male Professor with 84 employees, Female Professor with 83 employees, and Female Associate professor with 36 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

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