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Rowan University Fast Facts 2019-2020

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified national doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. Founded in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation school to a comprehensive research university that’s ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best national public research universities in the nation.

It offers bachelor’s through doctoral programs to 19,600 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it is one of only three universities in the nation to grant both M.D. and D.O. medical degrees.

Rowan also comprises the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the colleges of Communication & Creative Arts; Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Performing Arts; and Science & Mathematics; the School of Health Professions; the School of Earth & Environment, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan is collaborating with regional leaders to create research and academic programs in health sciences. It has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education and developing public-private partnerships.

Rowan’s outreach and growth in education, research and innovation include development and initiatives at its Edelman Fossil Park and South Jersey Technology Park in Mantua Township.

The historic $100-million Rowan gift in 1992 put then-Glassboro State College on a fast track. At the time, the gift was the largest to a public institution in the U.S., and it fostered the creation of the College of Engineering and enabled ambitious growth. Alumni, friends and corporate donors are among those investing in Rowan and its students.

The nation’s 4th fastest-growing research university among public doctoral institutions, according to the The Chronicle of Higher Education

US News ranks Rowan #79 among national public schools and #166 among national universities

1 of only 3 universities in the nation with medical schools granting DO and MD degrees

94,405 alumni in 50 states and 38 countries

Annual sponsored research and grants total $59.3 million

South Jersey Technology Park hosts 30 tenant companies and 3 Rowan Research Centers

Academic programs include 85 bachelor’s, 46 master’s, 2 professional, 6 doctoral degree programs

2,294 faculty, nearly 250 new tenure-track faculty hired since 2011 on the Glassboro campus; 19 at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University since 2012

Non-faculty employees: 2,425

Undergraduate and graduate student body totals above 19,600 across all categories.

Undergraduate: 16,011; graduate: 2,417; professional/medical: 1,190

1,282 SAT score on average for Fall 2018 regular-admit freshmen

Institutional aid given 2018-2019: more than $30 million

University operating budget: $553 million

Student body hails from 41 states and 35 countries

6,500 resident students in university-managed facilities

11 national championships among 8 men’s and 10 women’s NCAA Div. III teams

1 statue honoring $100 million benefactor Henry Rowan

31.35 percent of student body is from under-represented groups

University Foundation assets total $237 million (unaudited)

Average class size is 20 students, student-faculty ratio is 17:1

More than 200 study abroad programs in 40 countries

Venture capital fund of $5 million initiated by Rowan University Foundation for student and alumni projects