Tufts University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,304

3.6% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$28,076

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.69%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

14.3%

20,223 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,489

91.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

92.1%

1,209 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 (172 degrees awarded), General Economics (144 degrees), and Computer Science (116 degrees).

In 2016, 3,880 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tufts University. 58% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,092 degrees), 4.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (460 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tufts University is $51,304, which is $25,448 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tufts University is $51,304, which is $25,448 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,076.

In 2016, 40% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 25% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,304

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Tufts University was $51,304. The cost of tuition at Tufts University is $25,448 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$28,076

2016 Value

4.08%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Tufts University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,076. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Tufts University grew by 4.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,095

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tufts University was of $13,095 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.64% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

40%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

25%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Tufts University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.98% with respect to 2015, when 43% 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.

1.69%

2015 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Tufts University was 1.69%, which represents 29 out of the 1712 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 20,223 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.09% annual growth. Out of those 20,223 applicants, 2,889 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 14.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,489 students enrolled at Tufts University in 2016, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tufts University has an overall enrollment yield of 46.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

14.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,889

Accepted Out of 20,223

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tufts University was 14.3% (2,889 admissions from 20,223 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 16.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 6.09%, while admissions declined by -5.87%.

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SAT Scores

49%

Submission Percentage

651

Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at Tufts University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tufts University has a total enrollment of 11,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Tufts University is 10,545 students and the part-time enrollment is 944. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Tufts University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tufts University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.1% White, 12.6% Asian, 6.12% Hispanic or Latino, 3.94% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.0348% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0174% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tufts University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.5%), followed by White Female (26.8%) and Asian Female (6.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (31.3%), followed by White Male (20.7%) and Asian Female (8.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tufts University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Tufts University is 10,545 and the part-time enrollment is 944. This means that 91.8% of students enrolled at Tufts University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%

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 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

    6,212

  2. Asian

    1,447

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    703

The enrolled student population at Tufts University is 54.1% White, 12.6% Asian, 6.12% Hispanic or Latino, 3.94% Black or African American, 3.92% Two or More Races, 0.0348% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0174% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 762 students (6.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 620 more women than men received degrees from Tufts University. The majority of degree recipients at Tufts University are white (2,092 degrees awarded). There were 4.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (460 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Tufts University is International Relations & Affairs (172 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (144 degrees) and Computer Science (116 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 (823 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (53 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (299 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 Tufts University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (329,323 people), Miscellaneous managers (273,519 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (221,333 people), Postsecondary teachers (151,028 people), and Chief executives & legislators (108,374 people).

The most specialized majors at Tufts University are Social Sciences (823 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (299 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (42 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (84 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 Tufts University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Tufts University are Social Sciences (823 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (299 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (42 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (84 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 Tufts University are Elementary & secondary schools (398,802 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (316,894 people), Legal services (267,399 people), Hospitals (225,178 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (176,377 people).

The most specialized majors at Tufts University are Social Sciences (823 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (53 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (299 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (42 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (84 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 172 degrees awarded

  2. 144 degrees awarded

  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tufts University was International Relations & Affairs with 172 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,630

  2. 2,250

In 2016, 1,630 degrees were awarded to men at Tufts University, which is 0.724 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,250).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 219 degrees were awarded to men at Tufts University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 0.901 times less than the 243 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 243 degrees were awarded to women at Tufts University in International Relations & Affairs, which is 1.11 times more than the 219 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

88%

100% Completion Time

92%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 88% of students graduating from Tufts University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 92% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 93% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tufts University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 10.1% of graduates (122 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,092 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    460 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    385 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tufts University is white (2,092 degrees awarded). There were 4.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (460 degrees).

9.92% of degree recipients (385 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,196 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    896 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    274 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tufts University is white female (1,196 degrees awarded). There were 1.33 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (896 degrees).

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Operations

Tufts University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.59B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $65.4M (4.1%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Tufts University had a total expenditure of $812M. Of that $812M, they spent $384M on salaries and $812M on benefits.

Tufts University employs 288 Professors, 204 Assistant professors, and 189 Associate professors. Most academics at Tufts University are Male Professors (199), Male Associate professors(108), and Female Assistant professors (107).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tufts University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 573 employees, Management, with 417 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 405 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.59B

2015 Endowment

0.187%

growth from 2014

Tufts University has an endowment valued at about $1.59B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Tufts University grew 0.187% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.32B 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. $117M - Federal

  2. $3.7M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Tufts University received $117M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.7M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$384M

Salary Expenditure

$812M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Tufts University had a total expenditure of $812M. Of that $812M, they spent $384M on salaries and $812M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$384M

2015 Salaries

2.75%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Tufts University paid a median of $384M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($812M) and a 2.75% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.69% growth from 2013 and a 3.78% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$89.2M

Instructional Salaries

778

Number of Employees

In 2015, Tufts University paid a total of $89.2M to 778 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

288 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

573 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tufts University were Professor with 288 employees; Assistant professor with 204 employees; and Assistant professor with 189 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tufts University were Office and Administrative Support with 573 employees; Management with 417 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 405 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tufts University was Male Professor with 199 employees, Male Associate professor with 108 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 107 employees.

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

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