(Affiliated Member of NJASCU)
Founded 1923, Glassboro
Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a boasting Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution that's ranked among the best national public universities in America. Today, Rowan's approximately 18,500 students can select from 74 bachelor's, 51 master's, four doctoral and two professional (medical) degrees - along with undergraduate and post-baccalaureate certificates - in colleges and schools across four campuses. The university is one of just 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering, and medicine. It is also one of just three American universities to offer both M.D.- and D.O.-granting medical programs.
Rowan combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. The university provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creativity and community service. Through intellectual, social, and cultural contributions, the university enriches the lives of those in the campus community and the surrounding region.
As a result of its 2017 Carnegie research classification, Rowan was re-categorized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 Best Colleges edition as a national university, ranked #90 among public institutions and #171 overall among 311 nationally ranked schools. The report placed the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at #19 in the nation among the best undergraduate engineering schools, a 14-place improvement over just four years ago. Likewise, The Princeton Review has included Rowan's William G. Rohrer College of Business among the "Best 295 Business Schools" in the nation.
Rowan continues to expand its programs and partnerships. Among the most recent - and vital to higher education in New Jersey - was its June 2015 partnership with Burlington County College (now Rowan College at Burlington County) to improve access to affordable four-year undergraduate degrees. That move followed an initiative two years earlier with Gloucester County College (now Rowan College at Gloucester County) that enables students to pursue Rowan bachelor's degrees at the county college or transfer seamlessly to Rowan University after earning an associate degree and meeting other standards.
Updated May 2018