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Kean University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Union, NJ

Kean University – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 11,656

Average annual cost of attendance: $18,492

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $24,000

Campus Setting: Large Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Kean University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $14,271

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $15,700

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $20,636

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $23,710

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $23,848


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Kean University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Kean University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 50%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 74%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $46,100

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 66%

Kean University Admissions

Kean University Acceptance Rate: 74%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 420 to 510

SAT Critical Reading: 410 to 500

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Kean University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Kean University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 45%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 62%

Typical student debt: $24,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $255

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Majors at Kean University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Kean University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 7%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 16%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 6%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 2%
  • Education – 14%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 5%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 7%
  • History – 3%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 6%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 17%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 2%
  • Science Technologies/Technicians – 1%
  • Social Sciences – 4%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 6%

For more information about the various majors at Kean University, visit their website.

Kean University Diversity


Overall Composition at Kean University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Kean University full time:  79%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Kean University part time:  21%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Kean University:  28%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 5%

Black: 19%

Hispanic: 27%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Unknown: 8%

White: 35%

Kean University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.9

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.5

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 15.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.