Montclair State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,755
3.51% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,742
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.51%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91.3%
21,393 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
21,784
78.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
65.4%
1,945 Graduates

About

Montclair State University is a higher education institution located in Passaic County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Montclair State University were General Business Administration & Management (571 degrees awarded), Other Research & Experimental Psychology (423 degrees), and General Human Development & Family Studies (271 degrees).

In 2022, 5,465 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Montclair State University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,466 degrees), 1.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1,481 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $12,755, which is $−17,395 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Montclair State University is $12,755, which is $−17,395 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,742.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Montclair State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$12,755
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Montclair State University was $12,755. The cost of tuition at Montclair State University is $−17,395 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$13,742
2022 Value
14.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Montclair State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,742. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Montclair State University grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,753
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Montclair State University was of $14,753 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 22.2% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Montclair State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.64% with respect to 2021, when 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.51%
2019 Default Rate
73
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Montclair State University was 1.51%, which represents 73 out of the 4826 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Montclair State University received 21,393 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.5% annual growth. Out of those 21,393 applicants, 19,535 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.3% acceptance rate.

There were 21,784 students enrolled at Montclair State University in 2022. 14% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Montclair State University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
19,535
Accepted Out of 21,393

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Montclair State University was 91.3% (19,535 admissions from 21,393 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 90.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.5%, while admissions grew by 15.3%..

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SAT Scores

14%
Submission Percentage (2022)
553
Scores Submitted (2022)

14% of enrolled first-time students at Montclair State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Montclair State University had a total enrollment of 21,784 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 17,121 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,663. This means that 78.6% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.7% White, 32.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 6.5% Asian, 2.6% Two or More Races, 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Montclair State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (22.8%), followed by White Female (21.5%) and White Male (15.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.9%) and White Male (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Montclair State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,784 students. The full-time enrollment at Montclair State University is 17,121 and the part-time enrollment is 4,663. This means that 78.6% of students enrolled at Montclair State University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
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 Montclair State University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Montclair State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,438 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    7,152 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    2,788 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Montclair State University is 38.7% White, 32.8% Hispanic or Latino, 12.8% Black or African American, 6.5% Asian, 2.6% Two or More Races, 0.115% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.11% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 835 students (3.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,583 more women than men received degrees from Montclair State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Montclair State University is white (2,466 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1481 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Montclair State University is General Business Administration & Management (571 degrees awarded), followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology (423 degrees) and General Human Development & Family Studies (271 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Montclair State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (112 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (341 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (290,683 people), Other managers (223,866 people), Postsecondary teachers (155,069 people), Social workers, all other (120,546 people), and Secondary school teachers (120,476 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University in 2022 are Human Sciences (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (112 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (341 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (387 degrees), and Psychology (511 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Financial examiners, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (112 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (341 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (387 degrees), and Psychology (511 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 Montclair State University are Elementary & secondary schools (743,571 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (376,758 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (329,400 people), Outpatient care centers (203,953 people), and Computer Systems Design (183,345 people).

The most specialized majors at Montclair State University are Human Sciences (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (112 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (341 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (387 degrees), and Psychology (511 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 Montclair State University.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Montclair State University was General Business Administration & Management with 571 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,941
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,524
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,941 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University, which is 0.551 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,524).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 396 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.852 times less than the 465 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 465 degrees were awarded to men at Montclair State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.17 times more than the 396 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 45% of students graduating from Montclair State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (72.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Montclair State University is Female and Two or More Races (72.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 5.19% of graduates (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,466 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,481 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    666 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Montclair State University is white (2,466 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1481 degrees).

3.55% of degree recipients (194 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,596 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    977 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    870 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Montclair State University is white female (1,596 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (977 degrees).

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Operations

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at nearly $53.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 802k (1.49%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Montclair State University had a total salary expenditure of 515M. Montclair State University employs 223 Associate professors, 208 Professors and 110 Assistant professors. Most academics at Montclair State University are Male Associate professor (114), Male Professor (111), and Female Associate professor (109).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 346 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 274 employees, and Service with 193 employees.

Endowment

$53.8M
2022 Endowment
3.62%
growth from 2021

Montclair State University has an endowment valued at about $53.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Montclair State University grew 3.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $319M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$211M
2022 Salaries
13.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Montclair State University paid a median of $211M in salaries, which represents 41% of their overall expenditure ($515M) and a 13.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$76.1M
Instructional Salaries
640
Number of Employees

In 2022, Montclair State University paid a total of $76.1M to 640 employees working as instructors, which represents 36% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
223 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
346 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Montclair State University were Associate professor with 223 employees, Professor with 208 employees, and Assistant professor with 110 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Montclair State University were Business and Financial Operations with 346 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 274 employees, and Service with 193 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Montclair State University was Male Associate professor with 114 employees, Male Professor with 111 employees, and Female Associate professor with 109 employees.

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