Tufts University (168148)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$63,804
3.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$30,479
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.131%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
9.69%
34,882 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,431
89.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
93.7%
1,252 Graduates

About

Tufts University (168148) is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Tufts University (168148) were International Relations & Affairs (243 degrees awarded), General Biomedical Sciences (101 degrees), and Nutrition Sciences (93 degrees).

In 2022, 4,195 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tufts University (168148). 59.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,233 degrees), 3.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (578 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tufts University (168148) is $63,804, which is $33,654 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Tufts University (168148) is $63,804, which is $33,654 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,479.

In 2022, 40% of undergraduate students attending Tufts University (168148) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$63,804
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Tufts University (168148) was $63,804. The cost of tuition at Tufts University (168148) is $33,654 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$30,479
2022 Value
3.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tufts University (168148) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,479. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tufts University (168148) grew by 3.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,210
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tufts University (168148) was of $16,210 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.71% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

40% of undergraduate students at Tufts University (168148) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2021, when 41% 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.
0.131%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Tufts University (168148) was 0.131%, which represents 2 out of the 1527 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 (168148) received 34,882 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.8% annual growth. Out of those 34,882 applicants, 3,381 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 9.69% acceptance rate.

There were 13,431 students enrolled at Tufts University (168148) in 2022. 37% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Tufts University (168148) has an overall enrollment yield of 50.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

9.69%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,381
Accepted Out of 34,882

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Tufts University (168148) was 9.69% (3,381 admissions from 34,882 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 11.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.8%, while admissions declined by −5.19%..

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SAT Scores

37%
Submission Percentage (2022)
631
Scores Submitted (2022)

37% of enrolled first-time students at Tufts University (168148) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Tufts University (168148) had a total enrollment of 13,431 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tufts University (168148) is 12,004 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,427. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Tufts University (168148) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tufts University (168148), both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.9% White, 14.9% Asian, 9.14% Hispanic or Latino, 5.91% Black or African American, 5.52% Two or More Races, 0.067% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.067% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Tufts University (168148) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.8%), followed by White Male (21.5%) and Asian Female (9.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.9%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Asian Female (9.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tufts University (168148) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,431 students. The full-time enrollment at Tufts University (168148) is 12,004 and the part-time enrollment is 1,427. This means that 89.4% of students enrolled at Tufts University (168148) are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
2022 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 (168148) was 96%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Tufts University (168148) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,035 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    2,002 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,228 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tufts University (168148) is 44.9% White, 14.9% Asian, 9.14% Hispanic or Latino, 5.91% Black or African American, 5.52% Two or More Races, 0.067% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.067% 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 Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 600 students (4.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 771 more women than men received degrees from Tufts University (168148). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tufts University (168148) is white (2,233 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (578 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Tufts University (168148) is International Relations & Affairs (243 degrees awarded), followed by General Biomedical Sciences (101 degrees) and Nutrition Sciences (93 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Tufts University (168148), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (791 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (396 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees).

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 (168148) are Physicians (454,067 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (390,083 people), Other managers (359,308 people), Postsecondary teachers (244,662 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (234,905 people).

The most specialized majors at Tufts University (168148) in 2022 are Social Sciences (791 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (396 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees), Biology (398 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (168148) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Tufts University (168148) are Social Sciences (791 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (396 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees), Biology (398 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (168148) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (640,008 people), Elementary & secondary schools (567,654 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (559,508 people), Legal services (312,489 people), and Computer Systems Design (267,837 people).

The most specialized majors at Tufts University (168148) are Social Sciences (791 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (396 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (44 degrees), Biology (398 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (65 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Tufts University (168148).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 171 degrees awarded
  3. 138 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Tufts University (168148) was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 198 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,712
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,483
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,712 degrees were awarded to men at Tufts University (168148), which is 0.689 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,483).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 165 degrees were awarded to men at Tufts University (168148) in International Relations & Affairs, which is 0.757 times less than the 218 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 218 degrees were awarded to men at Tufts University (168148) in International Relations & Affairs, which is 1.32 times more than the 165 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

89%
100% Completion Time
94%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 89% of students graduating from Tufts University (168148) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 94% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (96.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tufts University (168148) is Female and Asian (96.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 4.63% of graduates (58 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,233 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    578 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    299 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tufts University (168148) is white (2,233 degrees awarded). There were 3.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (578 degrees).

3.1% of degree recipients (130 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,319 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    914 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    368 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tufts University (168148) is white female (1,319 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (914 degrees).

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Operations

Tufts University (168148) has an endowment valued at nearly $2.35B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−11.8%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Tufts University (168148) had a total salary expenditure of 1.09B. Tufts University (168148) employs 246 Professors, 230 Assistant professors and 187 Associate professors. Most academics at Tufts University (168148) are Male Professor (163), Female Assistant professor (142), and Female Lecturer (112).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tufts University (168148) are: Management, with 545 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 517 employees, and Service with 500 employees.

Endowment

$2.35B
2022 Endowment
11.2%
decline from 2021

Tufts University (168148) has an endowment valued at about $2.35B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Tufts University (168148) declined 11.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.98B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$471M
2022 Salaries
8.04%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tufts University (168148) paid a median of $471M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($1.09B) and a 8.04% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$112M
Instructional Salaries
839
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tufts University (168148) paid a total of $112M to 839 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
246 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
545 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tufts University (168148) were Professor with 246 employees, Assistant professor with 230 employees, and Associate professor with 187 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tufts University (168148) were Management with 545 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 517 employees, and Service with 500 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Lecturer

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tufts University (168148) was Male Professor with 163 employees, Female Assistant professor with 142 employees, and Female Lecturer with 112 employees.

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