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Kean University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Kean University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Kean University Ranked?

2021 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 64 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Kean as #1,115 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Kean is also ranked #25 out of 33 schools in New Jersey.

See all of the rankings for Kean University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Kean?

Acceptance Rate

Kean University has an acceptance rate of 82%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 70% 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 440 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Kean University  ( 440 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for Kean University  ( 440 to 530 )
Kean received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Kean University  ( 16 to 22 )

Learn more about Kean University admissions.

Kean University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Kean University is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Kean University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Kean University.

Good Overall Diversity at Kean

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,824 undergraduates at Kean with 9,609 being full-time and 2,215 being part-time.

Kean Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Kean is 68.32 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  68.32 out of 100
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How Much Does Kean University Cost?

The overall average net price of Kean is $18,547. 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 +
$14,720 $16,015 $20,610 $24,210 $24,581

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Kean, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,865 a year. That adds up to $39,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Kean is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Kean Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Kean make about $46,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Kean students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Kean University make the most money.

Location of Kean University

Located in Union, New Jersey, Kean University is a public institution. Union is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Kean University

Contact details for Kean are given below.

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

Kean University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 52 majors graduated from Kean University. Of these students, 2,493 received undergraduate degrees and 642 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 384 $28,700
Business Administration & Management 221 $37,800
General Biology 186 $32,300
Communication & Media Studies 171 $30,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 167 $32,500
Accounting 123 $38,700
Design & Applied Arts 102 $36,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 102 $37,000
Special Education 96 $48,800
General English Literature 95 $31,400

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

Online Learning at Kean

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,317 students took at least one online class at Kean University. This is an increase from the 1,029 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,317 491
2016-2017 1,029 353
2015-2016 1,284 204
2014-2015 764 97
2013-2014 1,137 112

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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