Mission & Values

  • A group of Rowan students hug during Rowan move-in Weekend.

Mission & Values

Welcome to Rowan University

Our small class sizes, experiential learning, leadership opportunities and career placement network put you, the student, at the center of our world. We recruit high-caliber students who are a strong fit for the Rowan community, support you throughout your college career, and provide a diverse and rewarding student experience to carry into your post-college adventures.

Rowan’s success speaks for itself. We are a Carnegie-awarded Research Institution and are nationally-ranked in the U.S. News and World Report. While these distinctions exemplify our commitment to quality and excellence, what matters most of all isn’t our rankings or achievements. It is you.

Our continued commitment to making a Rowan University education affordable and accessible means that Rowan University offers just shy of $18 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 students. Did you know that our graduates are ranked in the top 35% for return on investment? The value employers put on your Rowan degree is better than almost two-thirds of many of our neighboring institutions. So, while you will have the same job and salary opportunities as these graduates, your dept-to income ratio will be much lower, making paying off college an achievable goal.

As you may know, President Houshmand quite literally rolls up his sleeves, making and selling hot sauce to support student scholarship. This hands-on approach to student success is celebrated and modeled across the University. Our dedication to your progress sets us apart from other universities and why we are #RowanPROUD.

Welcome to Rowan University, Profs!
Jeff Hand, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs