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Kean University Data & Information Overview

255 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Kean University Ranked?

#942 Best Colleges in Nation
#22 Best Colleges in NJ
Special Education Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Kean University was awarded 255 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is special education.

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Overall Quality

Kean is ranked #942 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Kean also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Kean?

79% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Kean University is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Kean is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 17% 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 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kean University  ( 460 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Kean University  ( 460 to 550 )
Kean received ACT scores from 2% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Kean University  ( 17 to 23 )

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Kean University Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
26% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Kean University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Kean University is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Kean University

71% Freshmen Retention
21% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Kean University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 21% for first-time, full-time students at Kean, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

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Kean University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,400 Full-Time Undergraduates
63.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
61.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,686 undergraduates at Kean with 9,400 being full-time and 2,286 being part-time.

How Much Does Kean University Cost?

$18,191 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
$31,548 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Kean is $18,191. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Kean

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,413 $15,642 $20,486 $24,615 $24,577

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Kean, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Kean, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,887 a year. That adds up to $31,548 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.

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How Much Money Do Kean Graduates Make?

$50,888 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Kean make about $50,888 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Kean graduates since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Kean University make the most money.

Location of Kean University

New Jersey State
9,400 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Kean University is a public institution situated in Union, New Jersey. Kean is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Kean are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-737-5326

Kean University Majors

54 Majors With Completions
2,562 Undergraduate Degrees
639 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from Kean University. Of these students, 2,562 received undergraduate degrees and 639 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 415 $30,347
Business Administration & Management 310 $38,680
General Biology 207 $34,115
Criminal Justice & Corrections 163 $33,573
Communication & Media Studies 156 $29,817
Teacher Education Grade Specific 122 $47,418
Accounting 121 $49,189
Marketing 83 $37,662
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80 $41,307
General English Literature 78 $35,690

Learn more about the majors offered at Kean University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Kean

23% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 2,956 students took at least one online class at Kean University. This is an increase from the 2,850 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,956 1,453
2019-2020 2,850 882
2018-2019 1,602 642
2017-2018 1,317 491
2016-2017 1,029 353

Learn more about online learning at Kean University.

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Notes and References


*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.


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