Thomas University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,940

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$22,447

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

11.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

22.6%

359 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,601

42.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

25.5%

25 Graduates

About

Thomas University is a higher education institution located in Thomas County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Thomas University were Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (27 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees), and Social Work (22 degrees).

In 2017, 333 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas University. 72.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (127 degrees), 1.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (111 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $15,940, which is $-4,793 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $15,940, which is $-4,793 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,447.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,940

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Thomas University was $15,940. The cost of tuition at Thomas University is $-4,793 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$22,447

2017 Value

10.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Thomas University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,447. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Thomas University grew by 10.6%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,918

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas University was of $9,918 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 4.17% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

62%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Thomas University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.13% with respect to 2016, when 94% 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.

11.1%

2016 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas University was 11.1%, which represents 55 out of the 495 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 University received 359 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 13.7% annual decline. Out of those 359 applicants, 81 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,601 students enrolled at Thomas University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas University has an overall enrollment yield of 100%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

81

Accepted Out of 359

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas University was 22.6% (81 admissions from 359 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 47.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -13.7%, while admissions declined by -58.9%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas University has a total enrollment of 1,601 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 687 students and the part-time enrollment is 914. This means that 42.9% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27.7% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 2.62% Hispanic or Latino, 0.437% Asian, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0625% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Thomas University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.1%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (7.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (20.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (10%) and White Male (8.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

42.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,601 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 687 and the part-time enrollment is 914. This means that 42.9% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2017 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 University was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Thomas University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    443

  2. Black or African American

    252

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42

The enrolled student population at Thomas University is 27.7% White, 15.7% Black or African American, 2.62% Hispanic or Latino, 0.437% Asian, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.125% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0625% Two or More Races. 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 833 students (52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 151 more women than men received degrees from Thomas University. The majority of degree recipients at Thomas University are white (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (111 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas University is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (27 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (24 degrees) and Social Work (22 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Thomas University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), and Protective Services (30 degrees).

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 University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,940,417 people), Registered nurses (1,373,403 people), Secondary school teachers (312,200 people), Education administrators (278,541 people), and Social workers, all other (239,554 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (13 degrees), and Health (86 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 University are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Physicians, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (13 degrees), and Health (86 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 Thomas University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,985,095 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,635,615 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (382,757 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (380,735 people), and Outpatient care centers (301,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Protective Services (30 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (13 degrees), and Health (86 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 University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas University was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 27 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 91

  2. 242

In 2017, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University, which is 0.376 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (242).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.29 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 33 degrees were awarded to women at Thomas University in Curriculum & Instruction, which is 4.13 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%

100% Completion Time

28%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 15% of students graduating from Thomas University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Thomas University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 12% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    127 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas University is white (127 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (111 degrees).

33.3% of degree recipients (111 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    98 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    51 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    29 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Thomas University is white female (98 degrees awarded). There were 1.92 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (51 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.44M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $568k (10.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Thomas University had a total salary expenditure of $15M. Thomas University employs 25 Assistant professors, 14 Associate professors, and 7 Instructors. Most academics at Thomas University are Female Assistant professors (15), Female Associate professors(12), and Male Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.44M

2017 Endowment

10.2%

growth from 2016

Thomas University has an endowment valued at about $5.44M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas University grew 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $845k - Federal

  2. $11.5k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Thomas University received $845k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.62M

2017 Salaries

3.03%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Thomas University paid a median of $7.62M in salaries, which represents 50.9% of their overall expenditure ($15M) and a 3.03% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.46% growth from 2015 and a 1.15% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.46M

Instructional Salaries

50

Number of Employees

In 2017, Thomas University paid a total of $2.46M to 50 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas University were Assistant professor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 14 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas University was Female Assistant professor with 15 employees, Female Associate professor with 12 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 10 employees.

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

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