Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Rowan University tuition is $9,660 per year for in-state residents. This is 37% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 56% cheaper than the average New Jersey tuition of $21,760 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 6th in New Jersey amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 34th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $18,128 which represents a 88% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $3,762 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $13,422.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $12,236 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Glassboro should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,600.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,800 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,939 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state New Jersey residents to go to Rowan University is $31,058 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have New Jersey residence can expect a one year cost of $39,526.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Rowan University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Rowan University
Estimated Budgets
New Jersey Resident Total Budget $31,058
   In-State Tuition$9,660
   Other Fees$3,762
   Room and Board$12,236
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,800
   Books and Supplies$1,600
Non-Resident Total Budget $39,526
   Out-of-State Tuition$18,128
   Other Fees$3,762
   Room and Board$12,236
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,800
   Books and Supplies$1,600


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $31,058 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Rowan University net price for in-state students is $15,413* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

64% of Rowan University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $10,196. 28 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,471. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Rowan University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Rowan University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$15,413*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid64%
Average Total Grant Aid$10,196
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants28%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,471

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$18,908
$30,001 to $48,000$25,298
$48,001 to $75,000$25,341
$75,001 to $110,000$25,341

Average Financial Aid Mix - $31,058 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $31,058. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 37% - $10,196

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Rowan University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 20% - $5,532

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 42% -  $11,530

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Rowan University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania22.4% less expensive
United States Naval Academy100% less expensive
CUNY Brooklyn College32.4% less expensive
CUNY City College32.4% less expensive
CUNY Queens College32.4% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Rowan University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Rowan University is $124,232 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $15,518 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $62,072**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $155,290 or $77,590 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Rowan University.

New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,830
New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$15,529
Non-New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$9,064
Non-New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$19,763

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Rowan University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Rowan University
Price per credit hour for New Jersey residents$371
Cost for one class for New Jersey residents (3 credit hours)$1,113
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$698
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,094
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,792


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 57% of Rowan University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,532.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Rowan University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $62,072, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $77,017.12. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Rowan University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 64% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,518. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Rowan University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Rowan University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$641.81
Amount Borrowed$62,072.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$14,945.12
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$77,017.12

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Rowan University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Rowan University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $77,017.12 would be needed to afford a $641.81 monthly payment in the example $62,072.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Rowan University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,906 to $9,660. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $124,232.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Rowan University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$42,712$170,848
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$54,513$218,050
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $69,573$278,293
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $80,540$322,159

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Rowan University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 324 4% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 189 14% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 133 17% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Bachelor's Degree 109 0% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 108 2% cheaper
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 95 2% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 83 3% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 80 7% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 70 2% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 68 0% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 59 2% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 56 4% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 55 1% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 53 4% cheaper
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 51 2% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 45 2% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 40 2% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 38 0% cheaper
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other Bachelor's Degree 32 16% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 32 5% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 7% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 27 7% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 25 13% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 24 10% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 24 12% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 21 6% cheaper
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 20 14% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 18 4% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 18 5% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 17 1% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 17 13% costlier
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 16 15% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 15 10% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 13 7% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 10 8% cheaper
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 19% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 7 7% costlier
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 2% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 6 5% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 5 1% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier
African Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 2% cheaper


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About Rowan University

Rowan University is a four year public college located in Glassboro, New Jersey.  Full time enrollment is 14,208 and part time is 3,164. Learn more about getting accepted at Rowan University at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Rowan University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Rowan University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=184782 IPEDS survey data.