KEAN IS AN INVESTMENT WE ALL SHARE IN.
Sometimes support is all it takes to shift intention to reality. That investment is a statement of belief in the compelling future we're building together.
In April 1855, Newark Normal School, today’s Kean University, was created. The first class consisted of 85 women who were going to be trained as teachers for the Newark school system. Two years later, in 1857, they graduated and became the first alumni of Kean University.
Today, there are over 89,000 active Kean University alumni located in all 50 states and in dozens of countries around the world. Our proud heritage in education continues as Kean still graduates more teachers than any other school in the state, but we also graduate students in over 50 undergraduate programs, 35 graduate programs, and 3 doctoral programs.