Rowan University is a public university located in Glassboro, New Jersey with a satellite campus in Camden. Founded in 1923 as Glassboro Normal School, it became the New Jersey State Teachers College at Glassboro in the 1930s and Glassboro State College in 1958. It was at this stage of its existence that it gained national recognition for its courses in reading and special education. Steadily, the school expanded into a multi-purpose institution as it added programs in business, communications and engineering. In 1992, the school was renamed Rowan College in honor of Henry Rowan after he and his wife donated the sum of US100 million to the school – the biggest contribution ever made by anyone to a public college. On March 21, 1997, Rowan College was granted university status and officially became Rowan University.
Today, the university is organized into a Graduate School and seven academic colleges in Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine & Performing Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Professional & Continuing Education.
Cost of attendance for school year 2009-2010 for fulltime, undergraduate students is US$5,617 per semester for New Jersey residents and US$9,154 per semester for non-residents plus a university fee for both at a rate of US$1,580. For graduate students who are not seeking a doctorate degree, the cost of attendance is US$590 per semester hour for both New Jersey residents and non-residents plus a university fee of US$128.90 per semester hour. For doctorate students, cost of tuition is US$654 per semester hour for both residents and non-residents of New Jersey. To help students pay for their cost of attendance, financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.
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