Kean University

Kean University

Kean University was formerly known as the Kean College of New Jersey and was established in 1855. This large liberal arts state university occupies 150 acres of land. The university is recognized for its physical therapy and education programs. It has 7 colleges under it:

  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences
  • Nathan Weiss Graduate College
  • New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts

Kean University has six residence halls:

  • Bartlett Hall
  • Burch Hall
  • Dougall Hall
  • Rogers Hall
  • Sozio Hall
  • Whiteman Hall

The university's official colors are white, baby blue and navy blue, and the mascot is the Cougar. Men's and women's sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer and outdoor track & field. Petter Villegas, soccer player; Devon Storm, professional wrestler; and Bruce Williams, an American businessman, are among the famous alumni of the university.

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Kean University
1000 Morris Ave
Union , NJ 07083-0411
General Phone: (908) 737-5326

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Kean Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching717educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, education of speech impaired, special education, school counseling, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, ...
Business and Management477business management, business administration, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts330Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, holocaust studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling267psychology, cognitive psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, psychology courses, marriage and family therapy
Family and Social Work139public administration, social work
Science101biology, biotechnology, chemistry, geology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine96nursing administration, nursing science
Media91communication studies, public relations, printing management
Security and Law Enforcement81criminal justice and administration
Design67design and visual communication, industrial design, interior design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy44parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Photography and Commercial Art33film studies
Mathematics28mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science, computer networking
Art Studies25art studies
Medical Administration22medical records admin
Fine Arts15fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts11drama, theatre design, acting
Science and Laboratory Technician10science tech
Engineering Technician5electronics tech, manufacturing tech
Medical Support and Technology4clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy and religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for Kean in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,90850
Master's degree67128
Post-master's certificate172

Kean Student Body

In 2007-2008, Kean had a total enrollment of 13,394 students (11,382 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 19%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 18%
22-24 22%
25-29 16%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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

New Jersey95%
New York2%
(International Students)2%

Kean Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 57 %

Kean Room and Board (2007)

Kean offers campus housing for 1,388 of its 11,382 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Union, 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.

Kean Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400500
SAT Math410520

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Kean Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,178
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,661
Room and board $ 9,677
Room charge $ 6,896
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,781
Books and supplies $ 1,600
Other expenses $ 2,766

Financial Aid:
Kean participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 262200)

Kean Faculty

Kean has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4742
Non-tenured and not on tenure track87

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year84$110,65251$110,353
Associate professoracademic year43$88,66042$87,441
Assistant professoracademic year66$69,74170$68,889
Instructoracademic year5$59,9803$49,840
All faculty totalacademic year198$90,959166$85,978

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

Kean Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New Jersey Athletic Conference
Basketball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Baseball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Track New Jersey Athletic Conference

Kean Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Speech Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Holocaust and Related Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Printing Management
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator

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

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Educational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
School Psychology

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What Sets Kean Apart:

Female % of student body
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 5%Kean % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Number of students
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Number of degree programs
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Top 8%Kean Number of degree programs
% of degrees in design
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Kean % of degrees in design
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 9%Kean % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 12%Kean % of degrees in education and teaching
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 13%Kean Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 18%Kean % of degrees in family and social work
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 19%Kean % of degrees in mathematics

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