Thomas More University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$30,550
2.86% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$19,766
After Financial Aid
2019 Acceptance Rate
90.6%
2,410 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
2,238
62.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.7%
124 Graduates

About

Thomas More University is a higher education institution located in Kenton County, KY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Thomas More University were General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (42 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 degrees).

In 2019, 485 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas More University. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (387 degrees), 9.92 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (39 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas More University is $30,550, which is $8,524 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas More University is $30,550, which is $8,524 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,766.

In 2019, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$30,550
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Thomas More University was $30,550. The cost of tuition at Thomas More University is $8,524 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$19,766
2019 Value
6.75%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Thomas More University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,766. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Thomas More University grew by 6.75%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,678
Room and Board
$N/A
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas More University was of $7,678 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $N/A. The cost of room and board increased by 9.37% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies remained the same by NaNk% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Thomas More University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.97% with respect to 2018, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Thomas More University received 2,410 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.7% annual decline. Out of those 2,410 applicants, 2,183 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 90.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,238 students enrolled at Thomas More University in 2019, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas More University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

90.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,183
Accepted Out of 2,410

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas More University was 90.6% (2,183 admissions from 2,410 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 90%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −10.7%, while admissions declined by −10.1%.

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage
36
Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas More University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas More University has a total enrollment of 2,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas More University is 1,397 students and the part-time enrollment is 841. This means that 62.4% of students enrolled at Thomas More University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas More University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.3% White, 6.57% Black or African American, 3.53% Two or More Races, 3.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.47% Asian, 0.223% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.134% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Thomas More University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.2%), followed by White Male (37.4%) and Black or African American Male (5.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (43.1%), followed by White Female (38.2%) and Black or African American Male (2.94%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas More University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas More University is 1,397 and the part-time enrollment is 841. This means that 62.4% of students enrolled at Thomas More University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
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 Thomas More University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Thomas More University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,752
  2. Black or African American
    147
  3. Two or More Races
    79

The enrolled student population at Thomas More University is 78.3% White, 6.57% Black or African American, 3.53% Two or More Races, 3.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.47% Asian, 0.223% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.134% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 127 students (5.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 63 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 (387 degrees awarded). There were 9.92 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (39 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas More University is General Business Administration & Management (82 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (42 degrees) and Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 degrees).

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 Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Business (235 degrees), and History (6 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 Thomas More University are Accountants & auditors (1,000,126 people), Other managers (837,891 people), Financial managers (506,161 people), Physicians (482,783 people), and Chief executives & legislators (423,957 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas More University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Business (235 degrees), History (6 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and Biology (22 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 More University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Thomas More University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Business (235 degrees), History (6 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and Biology (22 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 More University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (774,064 people), Elementary & secondary schools (767,137 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (756,505 people), Computer Systems Design (574,050 people), and Banking & related activities (499,273 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas More University are Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees awarded), Business (235 degrees), History (6 degrees), Physical Sciences (8 degrees), and Biology (22 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 Thomas More University.
Most Common
  1. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 42 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 21 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas More University was General Business Administration & Management with 82 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

211
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
274
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 211 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas More University, which is 0.77 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (274).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 96 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas More University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 81 degrees were awarded to women at Thomas More University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.844 times less than the 96 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 34% of students graduating from Thomas More University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Thomas More University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 3.23% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    387 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas More University is white (387 degrees awarded). There were 9.92 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (39 degrees).

8.04% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    223 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    164 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Thomas More University is white female (223 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (164 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas More University has an endowment valued at nearly $25.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.04M (4.14%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Thomas More University had a total salary expenditure of $32.6M. Thomas More University employs 32 Professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 23 Associate professors. Most academics at Thomas More University are Male Professors (20), Female Assistant professors(15), and Female Associate professors (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 34 employees, Management, with 26 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.1M
2019 Endowment
2.22%
growth from 2018

Thomas More University has an endowment valued at about $25.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas More University grew 2.22% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

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

As of 2019, Thomas More University 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

Salary Expenditure

$12.5M
2019 Salaries
0.741%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Thomas More University paid a median of $12.5M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($32.6M) and a 0.741% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.61% growth from 2017 and a 7.43% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.15M
Instructional Salaries
87
Number of Employees

In 2019, Thomas More University paid a total of $5.15M to 87 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
32 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
34 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas More University were Professor with 32 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 23 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas More University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 34 employees; Management with 26 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas More University was Male Professor with 20 employees, Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, and Female Associate professor with 14 employees.

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