Tufts University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$53,152

3.6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$29,449

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.5%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

14.9%

21,101 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,449

92.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

93.2%

1,225 Graduates

About

Tufts University is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Tufts University were International Relations & Affairs (159 degrees awarded), Computer Science (153 degrees), and General Economics (153 degrees).

In 2017, 3,915 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tufts University. 57.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,138 degrees), 4.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (470 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tufts University is $53,152, which is $26,652 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tufts University is $53,152, which is $26,652 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,449.

In 2017, 41% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$53,152

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Tufts University was $53,152. The cost of tuition at Tufts University is $26,652 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$29,449

2017 Value

4.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Tufts University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,449. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Tufts University grew by 4.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,556

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tufts University was of $13,556 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

41% of undergraduate students at Tufts University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.5% with respect to 2016, when 40% 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.

1.5%

2016 Default Rate

25

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Tufts University was 1.5%, which represents 25 out of the 1665 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

Tufts University received 21,101 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 4.34% annual growth. Out of those 21,101 applicants, 3,147 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.9% acceptance rate.

There were 11,449 students enrolled at Tufts University in 2017, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tufts University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

14.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,147

Accepted Out of 21,101

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tufts University was 14.9% (3,147 admissions from 21,101 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 14.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 4.34%, while admissions grew by 8.93%.

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SAT Scores

34%

Submission Percentage

473

Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at Tufts University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tufts University has a total enrollment of 11,449 students. The full-time enrollment at Tufts University is 10,598 students and the part-time enrollment is 851. This means that 92.6% of students enrolled at Tufts University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tufts University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.4% White, 12.9% Asian, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 4.08% Black or African American, 3.88% Two or More Races, 0.0349% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0175% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tufts University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (28.9%), followed by White Female (27.5%) and Asian Female (6.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.4%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Asian Female (8.45%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tufts University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,449 students. The full-time enrollment at Tufts University is 10,598 and the part-time enrollment is 851. This means that 92.6% of students enrolled at Tufts University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

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 Tufts University was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Tufts University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,230

  2. Asian

    1,474

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    751

The enrolled student population at Tufts University is 54.4% White, 12.9% Asian, 6.56% Hispanic or Latino, 4.08% Black or African American, 3.88% Two or More Races, 0.0349% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0175% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 602 students (5.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 593 more women than men received degrees from Tufts University. The majority of degree recipients at Tufts University are white (2,138 degrees awarded). There were 4.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (470 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tufts University is International Relations & Affairs (159 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (153 degrees) and General Economics (153 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tufts University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (793 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (310 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 Tufts University are Physicians (441,346 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (352,516 people), Other managers (310,271 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (285,722 people), and Postsecondary teachers (222,174 people).

The most specialized majors at Tufts University are Social Sciences (793 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (310 degrees), Biology (366 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (81 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 Tufts University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Tufts University are Social Sciences (793 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (310 degrees), Biology (366 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (81 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 Tufts University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (622,379 people), Elementary & secondary schools (535,564 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (513,435 people), Legal services (286,353 people), and Offices of physicians (222,135 people).

The most specialized majors at Tufts University are Social Sciences (793 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (48 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (310 degrees), Biology (366 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (81 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 159 degrees awarded

  2. 153 degrees awarded

  3. 153 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tufts University was International Relations & Affairs with 159 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,661

  2. 2,254

In 2017, 1,661 degrees were awarded to men at Tufts University, which is 0.737 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,254).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 213 degrees were awarded to men at Tufts University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 1.09 times more than the 196 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 196 degrees were awarded to women at Tufts University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 0.92 times less than the 213 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%

100% Completion Time

93%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 88% of students graduating from Tufts University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 93% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 94% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (97.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tufts University is Female and Asian (97.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 9.71% of graduates (119 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,138 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    470 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    260 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tufts University is white (2,138 degrees awarded). There were 4.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (470 degrees).

6.64% of degree recipients (260 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,203 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    935 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    280 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tufts University is white female (1,203 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (935 degrees).

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Operations

Tufts University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.74B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $247M (14.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Tufts University had a total salary expenditure of $884M. Tufts University employs 241 Professors, 193 Assistant professors, and 188 Associate professors. Most academics at Tufts University are Male Professors (168), Male Associate professors(110), and Female Assistant professors (99).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tufts University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 567 employees, Management, with 437 employees, and Service with 406 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.74B

2017 Endowment

11.2%

growth from 2016

Tufts University has an endowment valued at about $1.74B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Tufts University grew 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.45B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $130M - Federal

  2. $3.76M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Tufts University received $130M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.76M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$410M

2017 Salaries

7.69%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Tufts University paid a median of $410M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($884M) and a 7.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.775% decline from 2015 and a 2.75% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$95.2M

Instructional Salaries

797

Number of Employees

In 2017, Tufts University paid a total of $95.2M to 797 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

241 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

567 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tufts University were Professor with 241 employees; Assistant professor with 193 employees; and Assistant professor with 188 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tufts University were Office and Administrative Support with 567 employees; Management with 437 employees; and Service with 406 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tufts University was Male Professor with 168 employees, Male Associate professor with 110 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 99 employees.

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