Temple University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$16,080
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,032
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.18%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
60%
35,599 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
38,794
86.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
72.8%
2,987 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 (334 degrees awarded), General Finance (328 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (287 degrees).

In 2019, 10,050 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Temple University. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (5,566 degrees), 5.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1052 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Temple University is $16,080, which is $-12,420 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Temple University is $16,080, which is $-12,420 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,032.

In 2019, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$16,080
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Temple University was $16,080. The cost of tuition at Temple University is $-12,420 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$23,032
2019 Value
0.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Temple University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,032. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Temple University grew by 0.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,023
Room and Board
$1,124
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Temple University was of $13,023 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,124. The cost of room and board increased by 2.82% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.08% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Temple University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
5.18%
2017 Default Rate
448
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Temple University was 5.18%, which represents 448 out of the 8649 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 35,599 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 0.276% annual growth. Out of those 35,599 applicants, 21,375 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60% acceptance rate.

There were 38,794 students enrolled at Temple University in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Temple University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

60%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
21,375
Accepted Out of 35,599

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Temple University was 60% (21,375 admissions from 35,599 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 58.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 0.276%, while admissions grew by 2.91%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Temple University has a total enrollment of 38,794 students. The full-time enrollment at Temple University is 33,680 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,114. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Temple University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Temple University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.5% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 12% Asian, 7.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.0748% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0722% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Temple University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.1%), followed by White Male (26.7%) and Black or African American Female (8.21%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Asian Female (7.14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Temple University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38,794 students. The full-time enrollment at Temple University is 33,680 and the part-time enrollment is 5,114. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Temple University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2019 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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
    20,763
  2. Black or African American
    4,715
  3. Asian
    4,639

The enrolled student population at Temple University is 53.5% White, 12.2% Black or African American, 12% Asian, 7.08% Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% Two or More Races, 0.0748% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0722% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 1,613 students (4.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 862 more women than men received degrees from Temple University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Temple University is white (5,566 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1052 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Temple University is General Psychology (334 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (328 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (287 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 (854 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (103 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (412 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 (854 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (103 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (412 degrees), Legal (287 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 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 (854 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (103 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (412 degrees), Legal (287 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 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 (854 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (103 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (412 degrees), Legal (287 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (148 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. 334 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 328 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 287 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Temple University was General Psychology with 334 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,594
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
5,456
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,594 degrees were awarded to men at Temple University, which is 0.842 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,456).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 274 degrees were awarded to men at Temple University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.53 times more than the 179 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 275 degrees were awarded to women at Temple University in General Psychology, which is 3.27 times more than the 84 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 45% of students graduating from Temple University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 (69.1%).

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, 2.44% of graduates (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,566 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,052 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,044 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Temple University is white (5,566 degrees awarded). There were 5.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1052 degrees).

4.88% of degree recipients (490 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,896 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,670 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    700 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Temple University is white female (2,896 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,670 degrees).

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Operations

Temple University has an endowment valued at nearly $682M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $82.2M (12.1%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Temple University had a total salary expenditure of $3.45B. Temple University employs 622 Assistant professors, 546 Associate professors, and 413 Professors. Most academics at Temple University are Male Assistant professors (322), Male Associate professors(303), and Female Assistant professors (300).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Temple University are: Management, with 971 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 611 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 505 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$682M
2019 Endowment
0.258%
decline from 2018

Temple University has an endowment valued at about $682M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Temple University declined 0.258% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $371M 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. $147M - Federal
  2. $64.4M - State
  3. $5M - Local

As of 2019, Temple University received $147M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $64.4M from state grants and contracts, and $5M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.59B
2019 Salaries
6.15%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Temple University paid a median of $1.59B in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.45B) and a 6.15% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.72% growth from 2017 and a 4.87% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$188M
Instructional Salaries
1,649
Number of Employees

In 2019, Temple University paid a total of $188M to 1,649 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
622 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
971 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Temple University were Assistant professor with 622 employees; Associate professor with 546 employees; and Associate professor with 413 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Temple University were Management with 971 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 611 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 505 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Temple University was Male Assistant professor with 322 employees, Male Associate professor with 303 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 300 employees.

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

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