Thomas University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$15,940

3.51% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,295

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.8%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

47.4%

416 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,156

50.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

36.6%

15 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 (33 degrees awarded), Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (29 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (29 degrees).

In 2016, 358 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas University. 72.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (152 degrees), 1.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (95 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $15,940, which is $-4,220 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $15,940, which is $-4,220 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,295.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,940

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Thomas University was $15,940. The cost of tuition at Thomas University is $-4,220 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,295

2016 Value

22.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Thomas University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,295. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Thomas University grew by 22.8%.

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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

$10,350

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas University was of $10,350 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 33.3% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 20% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Thomas University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 4.44% with respect to 2015, when 90% 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.

11.8%

2015 Default Rate

58

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas University was 11.8%, which represents 58 out of the 492 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 416 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 15.2% annual growth. Out of those 416 applicants, 197 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,156 students enrolled at Thomas University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas University has an overall enrollment yield of 52.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

197

Accepted Out of 416

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas University was 47.4% (197 admissions from 416 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 43.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 15.2%, while admissions grew by 26.3%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas University has a total enrollment of 1,156 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 584 students and the part-time enrollment is 572. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42% White, 18.9% Black or African American, 3.2% Hispanic or Latino, 0.433% Asian, 0.346% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Thomas University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (25.2%), followed by White Female (21.5%) and Black or African American Female (10.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (18.5%) and White Male (5.88%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,156 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 584 and the part-time enrollment is 572. This means that 50.5% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%

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 University was 50%. 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

    485

  2. Black or African American

    218

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37

The enrolled student population at Thomas University is 42% White, 18.9% Black or African American, 3.2% Hispanic or Latino, 0.433% Asian, 0.346% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.26% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 369 students (31.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 158 more women than men received degrees from Thomas University. The majority of degree recipients at Thomas University are white (152 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (95 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas University is Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (33 degrees awarded), followed by Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (29 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (29 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 (92 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (13 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 (1,932,238 people), Registered nurses (1,316,629 people), Secondary school teachers (311,446 people), Social workers (290,896 people), and Education administrators (275,143 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (92 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Health (105 degrees).

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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 University are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (92 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Health (105 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 (2,986,059 people), Hospitals (1,642,135 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (401,415 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (362,169 people), and Outpatient care centers (286,070 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (92 degrees awarded), Protective Services (38 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (13 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (11 degrees), and Health (105 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 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas University was Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing with 33 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 100

  2. 258

In 2016, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University, which is 0.388 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (258).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.61 times more than the 18 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 51 degrees were awarded to women at Thomas University in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 12.8 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

17%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% of students graduating from Thomas University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 17% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 17% 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.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Thomas University is Male and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 6.67% 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

    152 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    95 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    90 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas University is white (152 degrees awarded). There were 1.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (95 degrees).

26.5% of degree recipients (95 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    106 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    75 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Thomas University is white female (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (75 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.22M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $337k (6.45%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Thomas University had a total expenditure of $13M. Of that $13M, they spent $7.02M on salaries and $13M on benefits.

Thomas University employs 31 Assistant professors, 12 Instructors, and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Thomas University are Female Assistant professors (21), Female Associate professors(10), and Male Assistant professors (10).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 33 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.22M

2015 Endowment

3.87%

growth from 2014

Thomas University has an endowment valued at about $5.22M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas University grew 3.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.6M 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. $814k - Federal

  2. $39.3k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Thomas University received $814k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $39.3k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$7.02M

Salary Expenditure

$13M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Thomas University had a total expenditure of $13M. Of that $13M, they spent $7.02M on salaries and $13M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$7.02M

2015 Salaries

1.15%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Thomas University paid a median of $7.02M in salaries, which represents 54% of their overall expenditure ($13M) and a 1.15% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.1% growth from 2013 and a 0.897% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.55M

Instructional Salaries

52

Number of Employees

In 2015, Thomas University paid a total of $2.55M to 52 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

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

33 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas University were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Instructor with 12 employees; and Instructor with 11 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 33 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 13 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas University was Female Assistant professor with 21 employees, Female Associate professor with 10 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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