Caldwell College

Caldwell College

Caldwell College, established on August 10, 1939, is located in Caldwell, New Jersey. The college was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic as a Catholic liberal arts college. On August 10, 1939 Caldwell College was incorporated, but male students were not welcomed until 1986. The college, which is nestled on 70 acres, offers a variety of degrees and programs in areas such as communication arts, international business, medical technology, social studies, and computer information systems.

Caldwell College's sports teams,known as the Cougars, compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Cougars participate in basketball, cross country, volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf, and baseball. Students also have access to clubs and organizations and they participate with groups such as the Psychology Club, the Women's Business Organization, the International Student Organization, the Caldwell College Science Club, and the French Club.

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Contacting Caldwell College

Caldwell College
9 Ryerson Avenue
Caldwell , NJ 07006-6195
General Phone: (973) 618-3000

Caldwell College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching98curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching
Therapy and Counseling88psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology
Business and Management87business management, accounting, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts50Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, political science, sociology, history
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and safety
Media13communication studies
Science9biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, computer science
Art Studies5art studies
Religion and Philosophy5theology, pastoral counseling
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Caldwell College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24925
Master's degree1377

Caldwell College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Caldwell College had a total enrollment of 2,306 students (1,547 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 30%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 14%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 10%
20-21 20%
22-24 16%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 15%
50-64 9%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey85%
(International Students)6%
New York6%

Caldwell College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 100 %

Caldwell College Room and Board (2007)

Caldwell College offers campus housing for 550 of its 1,547 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Caldwell, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Caldwell College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440550
SAT Math430568
ACT Verbal1725
ACT Math1721
ACT Composite1724

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT7%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Caldwell College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,600
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,600
Room and board $ 9,650
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,750

Financial Aid:
Caldwell College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 259800)

Caldwell College Faculty

Caldwell College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track713
Non-tenured and not on tenure track23

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$76,95922$73,352
Associate professoracademic year13$63,96414$64,641
Assistant professoracademic year5$51,15011$51,424
Instructoracademic year1*1*
No academic rankacademic year1*3$53,051
All faculty totalacademic year30$65,45151$64,398

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Caldwell College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Baseball Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Track Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports233356

Caldwell College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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Caldwell College Highlights

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What Sets Caldwell College Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Caldwell College % students 40 years or older
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Caldwell College Female % of student body
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Caldwell College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Caldwell College % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Caldwell College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Caldwell College % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Caldwell College % of degrees in therapy and counseling

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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