Thomas More University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,060
3.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$21,962
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.91%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
94.2%
2,919 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,958
68.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.9%
181 Graduates

About

Thomas More University is a higher education institution located in Kenton County, KY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Thomas More University were General Business Administration & Management (66 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (25 degrees).

In 2022, 376 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas More University. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (292 degrees), 12.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas More University is $34,060, which is $10,064 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Thomas More University is $34,060, which is $10,064 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,962.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending Thomas More University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,060
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Thomas More University was $34,060. The cost of tuition at Thomas More University is $10,064 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$21,962
2022 Value
10.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Thomas More University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,962. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Thomas More University grew by 10.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,740
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas More University was of $8,740 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.95% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of books and supplies increased by InfinityM% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
48%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Thomas More University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.3% with respect to 2021, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.91%
2019 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas More University was 1.91%, which represents 10 out of the 524 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Thomas More University received 2,919 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 8.47% annual growth. Out of those 2,919 applicants, 2,751 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,958 students enrolled at Thomas More University in 2022. 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas More University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,751
Accepted Out of 2,919

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas More University was 94.2% (2,751 admissions from 2,919 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 96.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 8.47%, while admissions grew by 6.01%..

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SAT Scores

7%
Submission Percentage (2022)
26
Scores Submitted (2022)

7% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas More University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas More University had a total enrollment of 1,958 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Thomas More University is 1,344 students and the part-time enrollment is 614. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Thomas More University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas More University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% White, 6.64% Black or African American, 3.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Two or More Races, 1.33% Asian, and 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Thomas More University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (36.1%) and Black or African American Male (6.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.3%), followed by White Male (36.1%) and Black or African American Male (3.28%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas More University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,958 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas More University is 1,344 and the part-time enrollment is 614. This means that 68.6% of students enrolled at Thomas More University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 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 More University was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Thomas More University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,540 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    130 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    78 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Thomas More University is 78.7% White, 6.64% Black or African American, 3.98% Hispanic or Latino, 3.17% Two or More Races, 1.33% Asian, and 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 46 students (2.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 40 more women than men received degrees from Thomas More University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Thomas More University is white (292 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas More University is General Business Administration & Management (66 degrees awarded), followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences (26 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (25 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Thomas More University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Business (164 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 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 More University are Accountants & auditors (1,050,725 people), Other managers (834,579 people), Financial managers (509,912 people), Physicians (429,671 people), and Chief executives & legislators (418,877 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas More University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Business (164 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (26 degrees), and English (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 More University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Thomas More University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Business (164 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (26 degrees), and English (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 More University are Elementary & secondary schools (884,634 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (822,393 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (754,029 people), Computer Systems Design (603,821 people), and Banking & related activities (506,214 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas More University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees awarded), Business (164 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 degrees), Biology (26 degrees), and English (7 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Thomas More University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas More University was General Business Administration & Management with 66 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

168
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
208
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas More University, which is 0.808 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (208).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 60 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas More University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 52 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas More University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.867 times less than the 60 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Thomas More University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Thomas More University is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    292 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas More University is white (292 degrees awarded). There were 12.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

8.24% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    165 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    127 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Thomas More University is white female (165 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (127 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas More University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.03%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Thomas More University had a total salary expenditure of 35.6M. Thomas More University employs 31 Assistant professors, 27 Professors and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Thomas More University are Male Professor (17), Male Assistant professor (17), and Female Assistant professor (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas More University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 40 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

Endowment

$34.3M
2022 Endowment
6.82%
decline from 2021

Thomas More University has an endowment valued at about $34.3M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas More University declined 6.82% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$13.7M
2022 Salaries
4.81%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Thomas More University paid a median of $13.7M in salaries, which represents 38.6% of their overall expenditure ($35.6M) and a 4.81% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.97M
Instructional Salaries
81
Number of Employees

In 2022, Thomas More University paid a total of $4.97M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas More University were Assistant professor with 31 employees, Professor with 27 employees, and Associate professor with 22 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas More University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 40 employees, Management with 25 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 14 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas More University was Male Professor with 17 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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

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