Thomas Aquinas College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,500

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,882

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

74.6%

193 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

386

100% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

82.4%

70 Graduates

About

Thomas Aquinas College is a higher education institution located in Ventura County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Thomas Aquinas College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (79 degrees awarded).

In 2016, 79 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas Aquinas College. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (62 degrees), 6.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas Aquinas College is $24,500, which is $85 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas Aquinas College is $24,500, which is $85 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,882.

In 2016, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Thomas Aquinas College was $24,500. The cost of tuition at Thomas Aquinas College is $85 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$20,882

2016 Value

5.81%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Thomas Aquinas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,882. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Thomas Aquinas College grew by 5.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,960

Room and Board

$50

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas Aquinas College was of $9,960 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $50. The cost of room and board increased by 2.46% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Thomas Aquinas College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.78% with respect to 2015, 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.

0%

2015 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas Aquinas College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 81 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

Thomas Aquinas College received 193 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.12% annual growth. Out of those 193 applicants, 144 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 386 students enrolled at Thomas Aquinas College in 2016, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas Aquinas College has an overall enrollment yield of 61.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

144

Accepted Out of 193

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas Aquinas College was 74.6% (144 admissions from 193 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 75.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 2.12%, while admissions grew by 1.41%.

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SAT Scores

82%

Submission Percentage

73

Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas Aquinas College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas Aquinas College has a total enrollment of 386 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas Aquinas College is 386 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.74% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.259% Black or African American, 0.259% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Thomas Aquinas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.81%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas Aquinas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 386 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas Aquinas College is 386 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Thomas Aquinas College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%

2016 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 Thomas Aquinas College was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Thomas Aquinas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    266

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    60

  3. Two or More Races

    26

The enrolled student population at Thomas Aquinas College is 68.9% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.74% Two or More Races, 2.07% Asian, 0.259% Black or African American, 0.259% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 12 students (3.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 15 more women than men received degrees from Thomas Aquinas College. The majority of degree recipients at Thomas Aquinas College are white (62 degrees awarded). There were 6.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas Aquinas College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (79 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Thomas Aquinas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (62,786 people), Miscellaneous managers (25,368 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (12,052 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (11,795 people), and Education administrators (11,160 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas Aquinas College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded).

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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 Thomas Aquinas College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Other Sales Workers, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Thomas Aquinas College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded).

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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 Thomas Aquinas College are Elementary & secondary schools (96,645 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (23,112 people), Hospitals (22,949 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (15,588 people), and Computer Systems Design (14,968 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas Aquinas College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (79 degrees awarded).

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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 Thomas Aquinas College.

Most Common

  1. 79 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas Aquinas College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 79 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 32

  2. 47

In 2016, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas Aquinas College, which is 0.681 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (47).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas Aquinas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.681 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 47 degrees were awarded to women at Thomas Aquinas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.47 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 63% of students graduating from Thomas Aquinas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Thomas Aquinas College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.43% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    62 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas Aquinas College is white (62 degrees awarded). There were 6.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (9 degrees).

2.53% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    36 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    5 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Thomas Aquinas College is white female (36 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (26 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at nearly $16.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $378k (2.24%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Thomas Aquinas College had a total expenditure of $16.8M. Of that $16.8M, they spent $6.55M on salaries and $16.8M on benefits.

Thomas Aquinas College employs 18 Professors, 9 Associate professors, and 7 Assistant professors. Most academics at Thomas Aquinas College are Male Professors (17), Male Associate professors(9), and Male Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas Aquinas College are: Management, with 12 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 12 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$16.8M

2015 Endowment

0.308%

decline from 2014

Thomas Aquinas College has an endowment valued at about $16.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas Aquinas College declined 0.308% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $16.8M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Thomas Aquinas College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$6.55M

Salary Expenditure

$16.8M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Thomas Aquinas College had a total expenditure of $16.8M. Of that $16.8M, they spent $6.55M on salaries and $16.8M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Thomas Aquinas College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.55M

2015 Salaries

0.827%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Thomas Aquinas College paid a median of $6.55M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($16.8M) and a 0.827% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.9% growth from 2013 and a 2.57% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.09M

Instructional Salaries

33

Number of Employees

In 2015, Thomas Aquinas College paid a total of $3.09M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

18 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

12 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas Aquinas College were Professor with 18 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas Aquinas College were Management with 12 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 12 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas Aquinas College was Male Professor with 17 employees, Male Associate professor with 9 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Thomas Aquinas College.

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