Rowan University

Is Transforming Public Higher Education With An Entrepreneurial Approach




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One of the nation’s top 100 public research institutions and the fourth fastestgrowing public research institution in the US, Rowan University is transforming public higher education with an entrepreneurial approach to creating academic and economic opportunities, encouraging discovery, and distinguishing itself as an innovative leader. Just a few recent highlights prove its success—and capacity for growth and more achievement




In growth, with enrollment up more than 80% in 10 years, to 19,500. In programs, including doctorates. And in facilities, with new buildings for the William G. Rohrer College of Business and Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering to double enrollment for their high-demand programs, and Discovery Hall, the newest academic building, set to open in 2021.

In recognition, as Rowan earned Carnegie R2 (High Research Activity) research status. U.S. New & World Report and other publications and organizations continue to rank Rowan highly. And faculty, staff and students consistently receive honors at national and international levels, including Fulbright, Goldwater, and Boren awards and funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and National Endowment for the Humanities, among other organizations.




In a region rich with academic resources and high demand, Rowan University has unmatched agility and continually expanding capacity, especially in its two medical schools and research at the intersection of science, engineering, technology, and medicine.

In research, with Rowan quadrupling outside funding in the last four years and supporting long-term partnerships and collaborations while developing new ones, including with Lockheed Martin, the US Army, and a host of business and government organizations.

And in commitment to the community and the economy, including awarding the first $5 million of $50 million the University has pledged for 10 years to significantly enhance medical and bioscience research at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in the city of Camden. It also includes partnering with the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care, and CMSRU to research genetic and biological factors to fight opioid addiction. And it includes Rowan’s partnership with Rutgers-Camden and Camden County College to create a health sciences center in Camden—a new initiative in the city’s “Eds and Meds” corridor that will foster medical and bioscience research and prepare students for careers in healthcare and biomedical research.




Rowan is dedicated to providing an accessible, affordable undergraduate education and to tackling research that addresses real-world problems—particularly at the intersection of science, engineering, technology, and medicine.

The University will continue to explore ways to improve higher education, making it more accessible and affordable; pursue practical research that addresses real-world problems in healthcare, the environment, technology, and other fields; and better the economy of the region, always transforming itself to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.

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