Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,160
2.58% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$28,510
After Financial Aid
2014 Default Rate
5.09%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
3,746
77.2% Full-Time

About

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2017, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) were General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees awarded), Physician Assistant (48 degrees), and Apparel & Accessories Marketing Operations (36 degrees).

In 2017, 1,019 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). 69.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (530 degrees), 3.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is $38,160, which is $14,164 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2017, the median undergraduate tuition at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is $38,160

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,510.

In 2017, 86% of undergraduate students attending Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$38,160
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was $38,160.

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Average Net Price

$28,510
2017 Value
0.301%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,510. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) grew by 0.301%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.15% with respect to 2016, when 87% 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.
5.09%
2014 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2014 the default rate for borrower's at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was 5.09%, which represents 52 out of the 1022 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) had a total enrollment of 3,746 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is 2,893 students and the part-time enrollment is 853. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.2% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 5.42% Asian, 1.76% Two or More Races, 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Black or African American Female (9.35%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30%), followed by White Male (9.45%) and Black or African American Female (8.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,746 students. The full-time enrollment at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is 2,893 and the part-time enrollment is 853. This means that 77.2% of students enrolled at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
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 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    1,881 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    612 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    285 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is 50.2% White, 16.3% Black or African American, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 5.42% Asian, 1.76% Two or More Races, 0.16% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 308 students (8.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 389 more women than men received degrees from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is white (530 degrees awarded). There were 3.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is General Business Administration & Management (100 degrees awarded), followed by Physician Assistant (48 degrees) and Apparel & Accessories Marketing Operations (36 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (126 degrees awarded), Business (316 degrees), and Psychology (64 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) in 2017 are Visual & Performing Arts (126 degrees awarded), Business (316 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Health (249 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are Visual & Performing Arts (126 degrees awarded), Business (316 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Health (249 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are Visual & Performing Arts (126 degrees awarded), Business (316 degrees), Psychology (64 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Health (249 degrees) (as of 2017).

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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 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).
Most Common (2017)
  1. 88 degrees awarded
  2. 69 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was Fashion Merchandising with 88 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from bachelors degree programs at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

315
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
704
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 315 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), which is 0.447 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (704).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.04 times more than the 83 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) in Fashion Merchandising, which is 43 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    530 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    137 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    64 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is white (530 degrees awarded). There were 3.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (137 degrees).

8.44% of degree recipients (86 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. White Female
    384 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    146 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is white female (384 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (146 degrees).

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Operations

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has an endowment valued at nearly $31.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 5.11M (16.2%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) had a total salary expenditure of 90.9M. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) employs 51 Associate professors, 48 Assistant professors and 21 Professors. Most academics at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are Female Assistant professor (28), Female Associate professor (27), and Male Associate professor (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are: Management, with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 78 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 22 employees.

Endowment

$31.5M
2017 Endowment
13.5%
growth from 2016

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has an endowment valued at about $31.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) grew 13.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.1M 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: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$37.1M
2017 Salaries
2.68%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) paid a median of $37.1M in salaries, which represents 40.8% of their overall expenditure ($90.9M) and a 2.68% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2017, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) paid a total of $10.3M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
87 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) were Associate professor with 51 employees, Assistant professor with 48 employees, and Professor with 21 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) were Management with 87 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 78 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, Female Associate professor with 27 employees, and Male Associate professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).

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