Kean University Overview
Located in Union, New Jersey, Kean University is a public institution. Union is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Kean University Known For?
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Kean.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 26% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Kean bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,888 a year. That's about 25% more than their peers at other schools.
Kean University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Kean.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Kean has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Kean University?
Contact details for Kean are given below.
|Address:||1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083|
How Do I Get Into Kean?
You can apply to Kean online at: https://www.kean.edu/apply-now
Admission Requirements for Kean
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Kean?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Average Test Scores
About 85% of students accepted to Kean submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 550. Math scores were between 460 and 550.
Can I Afford Kean University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Kean, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $10,229 a year. That adds up to $40,916 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Kean is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Kean University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,378 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,400 full-time undergraduates at Kean, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Kean University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,884|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,234|
New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Kean University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 55 countries are represented at Kean. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Kean University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Kean has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Kean
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Kean University was $12,445 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $19,621. The following table shows how Kean is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Computer Information Systems||#72||#42|
Online Growth Rankings of Kean
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Kean University was 45.1%. This is the #708 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Kean regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Kean majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Computer & Information Sciences||18%|
|Computer Information Systems||9%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Kean ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Kean.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer Information Systems||#90|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#186|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#253|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#261|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Kean University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Daniel Collins under License
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