Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a bustling regional university that's ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Today, Rowan's more than 18,000 students choose from more than 74 bachelor's and 51 master's degree programs, four doctoral programs and two professional programs. The university is one of just 56 institutions in the country with accredited programs in business, education, engineering and medicine.
Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusive, agile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.
Click here for a printable pdf including the Strategic Pillars, Institutional Goals, Operational Values, and Strategic Domains.
This mission statement was approved on June 14, 2017 by the Rowan University Board of Trustees.
Rowan has attracted the attention of national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranks Rowan University 19th of Northern Regional Universities and third among the public institutions in the category. The College of Engineering is ranked 32nd nationally among master’s level programs and the Chemical Engineering program is ranked third. The Princeton Review included Rowan in its latest edition “The Best Northeastern Colleges” and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the “Best 295 Business Schools” from among more than 1,800 business schools.
The University has received 13 awards for green initiatives since 2007. Most recently, the U.S. EPA named the University a “Top Green Power Purchaser” in its athletic conference and The Princeton Review listed it in its “Guide to 322 Green Colleges.”
Rowan’s a great place to be, and the world is taking notice
In New Jersey, Rowan is hardly a secret. We have terrific faculty, a committed student body, outstanding facilities and an ever-expanding number of quality, market-oriented degree options from baccalaureate through doctoral programs.
More and more, external magazines, agencies and ranking organizations are noticing Rowan too. From U.S. News & World Report to Forbes, Fortune, Money, the Princeton Review, Payscale and others, Rowan has been ranked a top school on many levels, from its business, communication and medical programs to how well our graduates earn compared with graduates from other schools.