Thomas Jefferson University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,680
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$29,255
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.15%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.8%
4,469 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,286
70.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
69.8%
420 Graduates

About

Thomas Jefferson University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Thomas Jefferson University were Registered Nursing (273 degrees awarded), Family Practice Nurse (110 degrees), and General Health Services (93 degrees).

In 2020, 2,587 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas Jefferson University. 72% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,492 degrees), 6.66 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (224 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas Jefferson University is $40,680, which is $26,280 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas Jefferson University is $40,680, which is $26,280 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,255.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Thomas Jefferson University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$40,680
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Thomas Jefferson University was $40,680. The cost of tuition at Thomas Jefferson University is $26,280 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$29,255
2020 Value
7.15%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Thomas Jefferson University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,255. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Thomas Jefferson University grew by 7.15%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,869
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas Jefferson University was of $13,869 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 4.79% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Thomas Jefferson University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 10.4% with respect to 2019, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.15%
2018 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas Jefferson University was 1.15%, which represents 13 out of the 1126 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Thomas Jefferson University received 4,469 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.52% annual growth. Out of those 4,469 applicants, 3,121 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.8% acceptance rate.

There were 8,286 students enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas Jefferson University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,121
Accepted Out of 4,469

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas Jefferson University was 69.8% (3,121 admissions from 4,469 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 65.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.52%, while admissions grew by 9.74%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
532
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas Jefferson University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Thomas Jefferson University has a total enrollment of 8,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas Jefferson University is 5,875 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,411. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas Jefferson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.4% White, 11.8% Two or More Races, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.88% Black or African American, 5.09% Asian, 0.0845% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0724% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Two or More Races Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas Jefferson University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,286 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas Jefferson University is 5,875 and the part-time enrollment is 2,411. This means that 70.9% of students enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Thomas Jefferson University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Thomas Jefferson University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,593
  2. Two or More Races
    980
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    840

The enrolled student population at Thomas Jefferson University is 55.4% White, 11.8% Two or More Races, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.88% Black or African American, 5.09% Asian, 0.0845% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0724% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% 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, 377 students (4.55%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 1137 more women than men received degrees from Thomas Jefferson University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Thomas Jefferson University is white (1,492 degrees awarded). There were 6.66 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (224 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas Jefferson University is Registered Nursing (273 degrees awarded), followed by Family Practice Nurse (110 degrees) and General Health Services (93 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Thomas Jefferson University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Architecture and Related Services (105 degrees awarded), Health (1,813 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (105 degrees).

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 Thomas Jefferson University are Registered nurses (1,416,355 people), Physicians (521,084 people), Other managers (301,756 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (297,430 people), and Postsecondary teachers (267,985 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas Jefferson University are Architecture and Related Services (105 degrees awarded), Health (1,813 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (105 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), and Psychology (71 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Thomas Jefferson University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Thomas Jefferson University are Architecture and Related Services (105 degrees awarded), Health (1,813 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (105 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), and Psychology (71 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Thomas Jefferson University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,032,347 people), Elementary & secondary schools (795,760 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (614,313 people), Outpatient care centers (416,374 people), and Offices of physicians (400,494 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas Jefferson University are Architecture and Related Services (105 degrees awarded), Health (1,813 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (105 degrees), Biology (93 degrees), and Psychology (71 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 273 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 110 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 93 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas Jefferson University was Registered Nursing with 273 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

725
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,862
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 725 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas Jefferson University, which is 0.389 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,862).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas Jefferson University in Medicine, which is 0.977 times less than the 132 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 416 degrees were awarded to women at Thomas Jefferson University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.7 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 51% of students graduating from Thomas Jefferson University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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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 Thomas Jefferson University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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, 3.33% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,492 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    224 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    193 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas Jefferson University is white (1,492 degrees awarded). There were 6.66 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (224 degrees).

4.68% of degree recipients (121 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,120 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    372 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    160 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Thomas Jefferson University is white female (1,120 degrees awarded). There were 3.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (372 degrees).

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Thomas Jefferson University has an endowment valued at nearly $941M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $77.7M (8.26%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Thomas Jefferson University had a total salary expenditure of $5.57B. Thomas Jefferson University employs 155 Assistant professors, 96 Associate professors, and 42 Professors. Most academics at Thomas Jefferson University are Female Assistant professors (110), Female Associate professors(64), and Male Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas Jefferson University are: Management, with 614 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 517 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 496 employees.

Endowment

$941M
2020 Endowment
1.38%
decline from 2019

Thomas Jefferson University has an endowment valued at about $941M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas Jefferson University declined 1.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $931M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $402M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Thomas Jefferson University received $402M 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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Salary Expenditure

$2.53B
2020 Salaries
8.39%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Thomas Jefferson University paid a median of $2.53B in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($5.57B) and a 8.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.29% growth from 2018 and a 20% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$32.6M
Instructional Salaries
318
Number of Employees

In 2020, Thomas Jefferson University paid a total of $32.6M to 318 employees working as instructors, which represents 1.29% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
155 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
614 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas Jefferson University were Assistant professor with 155 employees; Associate professor with 96 employees; and Associate professor with 42 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas Jefferson University were Management with 614 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 517 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 496 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas Jefferson University was Female Assistant professor with 110 employees, Female Associate professor with 64 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 45 employees.

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

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