Temple University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,080
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,254
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.54%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
71.4%
33,805 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
37,236
86.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
74.8%
3,340 Graduates

About

Temple University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Temple University were General Psychology (353 degrees awarded), General Finance (343 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (313 degrees).

In 2020, 10,447 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Temple University. 54.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,928 degrees), 5.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1144 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Temple University is $16,080, which is $−12,549 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Temple University is $16,080, which is $−12,549 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,254.

In 2020, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,080
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Temple University was $16,080. The cost of tuition at Temple University is $−12,549 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$23,254
2020 Value
0.964%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Temple University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,254. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Temple University grew by 0.964%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,484
Room and Board
$1,479
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Temple University was of $14,484 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,479. The cost of room and board increased by 11.2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 31.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
59%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Temple University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.94% with respect to 2019, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.54%
2018 Default Rate
305
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Temple University was 3.54%, which represents 305 out of the 8604 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Temple University received 33,805 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.04% annual decline. Out of those 33,805 applicants, 24,144 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.4% acceptance rate.

There were 37,236 students enrolled at Temple University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Temple University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
24,144
Accepted Out of 33,805

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Temple University was 71.4% (24,144 admissions from 33,805 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 60%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −5.04%, while admissions grew by 13%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Temple University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Temple University has a total enrollment of 37,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Temple University is 32,343 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,893. This means that 86.9% of students enrolled at Temple University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Temple University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% White, 13% Black or African American, 12.3% Asian, 7.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Two or More Races, 0.0752% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Temple University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.4%), followed by White Male (26%) and Black or African American Female (8.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.1%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Asian Female (7.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Temple University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37,236 students. The full-time enrollment at Temple University is 32,343 and the part-time enrollment is 4,893. This means that 86.9% of students enrolled at Temple University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Temple University was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Temple University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    19,813
  2. Black or African American
    4,829
  3. Asian
    4,595

The enrolled student population at Temple University is 53.2% White, 13% Black or African American, 12.3% Asian, 7.76% Hispanic or Latino, 3.61% Two or More Races, 0.0752% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0671% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,538 students (4.13%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 1027 more women than men received degrees from Temple University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Temple University is white (5,928 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1144 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Temple University is General Psychology (353 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (343 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (313 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Temple University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (821 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (116 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (429 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Temple University are Other managers (168,241 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (114,508 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (105,563 people), Marketing managers (85,726 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (74,376 people).

The most specialized majors at Temple University are Communications (821 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (116 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (429 degrees), Legal (297 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (147 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Temple University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, Surgeons, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Temple University are Communications (821 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (116 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (429 degrees), Legal (297 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (147 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Temple University are Elementary & secondary schools (294,027 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (206,074 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (153,583 people), Computer Systems Design (122,457 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (118,535 people).

The most specialized majors at Temple University are Communications (821 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (116 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (429 degrees), Legal (297 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (147 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Temple University.
Most Common
  1. 353 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 343 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 313 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Temple University was General Psychology with 353 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

4,710
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
5,737
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 4,710 degrees were awarded to men at Temple University, which is 0.821 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,737).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 277 degrees were awarded to men at Temple University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.41 times more than the 196 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 302 degrees were awarded to women at Temple University in General Psychology, which is 4.25 times more than the 71 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 49% of students graduating from Temple University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Temple University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.34% of graduates (145 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,928 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,144 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,083 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Temple University is white (5,928 degrees awarded). There were 5.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1144 degrees).

3.87% of degree recipients (404 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,160 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,768 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    739 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Temple University is white female (3,160 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,768 degrees).

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Operations

Temple University has an endowment valued at nearly $680M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $64.3M (9.46%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Temple University had a total salary expenditure of $3.43B. Temple University employs 591 Assistant professors, 550 Associate professors, and 410 Professors. Most academics at Temple University are Male Associate professors (309), Male Assistant professors(296), and Female Assistant professors (295).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Temple University are: Management, with 979 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 563 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 462 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$680M
2020 Endowment
0.309%
decline from 2019

Temple University has an endowment valued at about $680M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Temple University declined 0.309% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $378M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $169M - Federal
  2. $16.5M - State
  3. $4.28M - Local

As of 2020, Temple University received $169M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.5M from state grants and contracts, and $4.28M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.64B
2020 Salaries
2.78%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Temple University paid a median of $1.64B in salaries, which represents 47.7% of their overall expenditure ($3.43B) and a 2.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.15% growth from 2018 and a 3.72% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$191M
Instructional Salaries
1,611
Number of Employees

In 2020, Temple University paid a total of $191M to 1,611 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
591 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
979 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Temple University were Assistant professor with 591 employees; Associate professor with 550 employees; and Associate professor with 410 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Temple University were Management with 979 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 563 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 462 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Temple University was Male Associate professor with 309 employees, Male Assistant professor with 296 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 295 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Temple University.

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