Founded 1855, Union
Founded in 1855 as a teachers college in Newark, Kean University was the first public post-secondary institution in New Jersey. The university is now a comprehensive, global institution of higher education, with its main campus in Union. Serving a richly diverse enrollment of more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Kean’s mission is to provide an affordable, accessible and world-class education that prepares students to think and respond critically and creatively in a rapidly changing world.
The university continues its legacy as a top producer of teachers in New Jersey and is a growing educational hub in the fields of business, health care and technology. Its five undergraduate colleges – the College of Business and Public Management, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, and Michael Graves College – offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects. Nathan Weiss Graduate College offers six doctoral degree programs and more than 60 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications.
Kean University is the only public university in the United States to have a campus in China. Wenzhou-Kean University is an English-speaking campus for Chinese, Kean USA and international students located on a 500-acre campus in the foothills of Wenzhou, China.