Rider University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,000
2.86% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$26,388
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
84.1%
9,340 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,054
80.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.6%
579 Graduates

About

Rider University is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, NJ. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Rider University were General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees awarded), Accounting (52 degrees), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (41 degrees).

In 2022, 1,373 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rider University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (837 degrees), 4.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (176 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rider University is $36,000, which is $12,004 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rider University is $36,000, which is $12,004 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,388.

In 2022, 98% of undergraduate students attending Rider University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rider University was $36,000. The cost of tuition at Rider University is $12,004 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$26,388
2022 Value
11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rider University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,388. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rider University grew by 11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,905
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rider University was of $10,905 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.972% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

98%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

98% of undergraduate students at Rider University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.03% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Rider University received 9,340 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 6.25% annual growth. Out of those 9,340 applicants, 7,858 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.1% acceptance rate.

There were 4,054 students enrolled at Rider University in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rider University has an overall enrollment yield of 9.91%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
7,858
Accepted Out of 9,340

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rider University was 84.1% (7,858 admissions from 9,340 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 81.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 6.25%, while admissions grew by 9.08%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
131
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at Rider University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rider University had a total enrollment of 4,054 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rider University is 3,275 students and the part-time enrollment is 779. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Rider University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rider University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.7% White, 16.1% Hispanic or Latino, 13.5% Black or African American, 5.11% Asian, 3.28% Two or More Races, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rider University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (23.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43%), followed by White Male (16.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rider University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,054 students. The full-time enrollment at Rider University is 3,275 and the part-time enrollment is 779. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Rider University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rider University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Rider University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,216 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    653 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    549 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rider University is 54.7% White, 16.1% Hispanic or Latino, 13.5% Black or African American, 5.11% Asian, 3.28% Two or More Races, 0.296% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 110 students (2.71%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 397 more women than men received degrees from Rider University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rider University is white (837 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (176 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Rider University is General Business Administration & Management (80 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (52 degrees) and Teacher Education & Professional Development (41 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rider University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (307 degrees awarded), Psychology (170 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rider University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,865,722 people), Accountants & auditors (1,087,062 people), Other managers (921,052 people), Secondary school teachers (571,771 people), and Financial managers (540,254 people).

The most specialized majors at Rider University in 2022 are Education (307 degrees awarded), Psychology (170 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees), Business (454 degrees), and Protective Services (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rider University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Rider University are Education (307 degrees awarded), Psychology (170 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees), Business (454 degrees), and Protective Services (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rider University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,578,389 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (791,916 people), Computer Systems Design (657,299 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (613,596 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (584,806 people).

The most specialized majors at Rider University are Education (307 degrees awarded), Psychology (170 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (119 degrees), Business (454 degrees), and Protective Services (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rider University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 74 degrees awarded
  2. 65 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rider University was General Psychology with 74 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

488
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
885
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 488 degrees were awarded to men at Rider University, which is 0.551 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (885).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Rider University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Rider University in General Psychology, which is 13.8 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
65%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 57% of students graduating from Rider University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 66% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rider University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.21% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    837 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    176 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rider University is white (837 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (176 degrees).

2.48% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    537 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    300 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rider University is white female (537 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (300 degrees).

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Operations

Rider University has an endowment valued at nearly $72.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−8.54%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Rider University had a total salary expenditure of 155M. Rider University employs 69 Associate professors, 68 Professors and 29 Assistant professors. Most academics at Rider University are Male Professor (42), Female Associate professor (35), and Male Associate professor (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rider University are: Management, with 67 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 66 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees.

Endowment

$72.8M
2022 Endowment
11.3%
decline from 2021

Rider University has an endowment valued at about $72.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rider University declined 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$67.7M
2022 Salaries
0.419%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Rider University paid a median of $67.7M in salaries, which represents 43.6% of their overall expenditure ($155M) and a 0.419% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.6M
Instructional Salaries
173
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rider University paid a total of $18.6M to 173 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rider University were Associate professor with 69 employees, Professor with 68 employees, and Assistant professor with 29 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rider University were Management with 67 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 66 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rider University was Male Professor with 42 employees, Female Associate professor with 35 employees, and Male Associate professor with 34 employees.

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