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Rutgers, By the Numbers

Big University with So Much to Offer

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Browse facts and figures about Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

(Data provided on this page is for reference only and is subject to change.)

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Our History

  • Founded in 1766
  • 8th oldest university in the nation
  • More than 250 years in existence
  • Birthplace of college football
  • Charter signed by New Jersey Royal Governor William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin
  • New Jersey’s land-grant university, with a presence in all 21 of the state’s counties 
Birthplace of college football statue

Our People


  • New Jersey residents: 82%
  • Out-of-state: 18%
  • 67,200 students from all 50 states and more than 120 countries (Fall 2023)
  • 54% women and 46% men
  • Among the most ethnically diverse campuses in the nation and Big Ten, universitywide demographics (full-time enrollment) are:
    • African American: 9.2%
    • American Indian: 0.1%
    • Asian: 26.9%
    • Hawaiian: 0.1%
    • Hispanic: 17.0%
    • International: 9.8%
    • Other: 2.0% 
    • Two or More: 3.5%
    • White: 31.5%

      Figures reflect rounding. Source: Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning 

Faculty and Staff

  • 10,000+ full- and part-time faculty
  • 17,450+ full- and part-time staff
  • 1,500+ international scholars representing nearly 100 countries
Student and faculty interaction

A Powerful Alumni Network—We Are Everywhere

  • 585,500+ alumni 
  • 358,100+ alumni live in New Jersey
  • Rutgers alumni live
    • in all 50 states and the District of Columbia
    • in three U.S. territories
    • and on six continents
Alumni parade


  • 43,859 students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick
  • 11,008 students at Rutgers University–Newark
  • 5,966 students at Rutgers University–Camden
  • 6,787 students at Rutgers Health
Students on the Newark campus


  • 17,900+ degrees granted, 2023-2024
  • 693,400+ degrees granted, since founding
  • 29 schools and colleges
  • 150+ undergraduate majors
  • 400+ graduate programs
  • 25,000+ classes taught each year
  • 26 libraries

Continuing Education

  • 255,000 total course enrollments annually
  • 7,070 programs: certificates, certifications, professional and personal enrichment
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Home to New Jersey’s most extensive and diversified network of research laboratories

  • 300+ research centers and institutes
  • $720 million in research and development expenditures, fiscal year 2020
  • $872.8 million in research grants and sponsored programs, fiscal year 2022
  • Rutgers brings more federal research dollars to New Jersey than all other New Jersey colleges and universities



Patient Care

New Jersey’s largest academic health center and patient care provider through Rutgers Health

  • 1,300+ clinical health care professionals 
  • 2.8 million annual patient visits to our faculty practices, centers, clinics, and institutes
  • 450+ clinical trials supported at any given time
  • 20 N.J. towns and 12 N.J. counties with Rutgers Health offices
  • $800.4 million annual spending on patient care
Doctor and patient

Tuition and Fees

Annual Undergraduate Costs  
Tuition, Fees, Room and Board  

  • In-state $31,954
  • Out-of-state $50,716

Tuition Only:  

  • In-state: $13,674
  • Out-of-state: $32,436

Figures shown are typical costs for Rutgers University–New Brunswick for the 2023-2024 academic year; figures vary by specific university, school, or college. Figures are subject to change.

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  • 180+ study abroad programs
  • 60+ countries are destinations for students
  • 9,000+ international students and scholars at Rutgers, from over 125 countries
  • 400+ international partnerships with nearly 100 countries

    Source: Rutgers Global
Global learning

Clubs and Organizations

Across all locations:

  • 800+ student clubs and organizations
  • 100+ club and intramural sports played by 10,000+ students
  • 100+ fraternities and sororities
  • 20+ music ensembles, bands, orchestras, and choirs
Bed Races

Our Facilities

Across all locations:

  • 6,000+ acres across New Jersey
  • 900+ buildings
  • 30 million+ square feet
  • 19,000+ residence hall beds
  • 30+ dining halls, student center eateries, and food trucks
Livingston Dining Hall
Students walkimg on campus
Birthplace of college football statue
Student and faculty interaction
Alumni parade
Students on the Newark campus
Students studying in the library
Doctor and patient
Student in a dorm room
Global learning
Bed Races
Livingston Dining Hall