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Temple University Data & Information Overview

434 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
72% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how Temple University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Temple University Ranked?

#147 Best Colleges in Nation
#11 Best Colleges in PA
Health Sciences & Services Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Temple University was awarded 434 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences & services.

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Overall Quality

Temple landed the #147 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 109 colleges in Pennsylvania, Temple is ranked at #11.

See all of the rankings for Temple University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Temple?

72% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Temple University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Temple University admissions.

Temple University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
56% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Temple University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Temple University is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Temple University

86% Freshmen Retention
52% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Temple University has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Temple the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 52%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Temple University.

Temple University Undergraduate Student Diversity

24,915 Full-Time Undergraduates
38.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 27,306 undergraduates at Temple with 24,915 being full-time and 2,391 being part-time.

How Much Does Temple University Cost?

$23,888 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
$36,688 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Temple is $23,888. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Temple

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,173 $19,355 $21,568 $24,335 $28,374

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Temple, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Temple, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $9,172 a year. That adds up to $36,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Temple is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Temple Graduates Make?

$56,800 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Temple make around $56,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Temple graduates since it is 34% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Temple University make the most money.

Location of Temple University

Pennsylvania State
24,915 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Temple University is a public institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Temple are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
Phone: 215-204-7000

Temple University Majors

115 Majors With Completions
6,273 Undergraduate Degrees
2,823 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 115 majors graduated from Temple University. Of these students, 6,273 received undergraduate degrees and 2,823 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 356 $28,627
Finance & Financial Management 346 $50,577
Computer Information Systems 335 $65,773
Marketing 329 $43,899
Public Relations & Advertising 306 $37,662
General Biology 278 $30,888
General English Literature 278 $31,644
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 226 $29,024
Health & Physical Education 218 $30,914
Criminal Justice & Corrections 207 $34,097

Learn more about the majors offered at Temple University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Temple

68% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 24,320 students took at least one online class at Temple University. This is a decrease from the 34,137 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 24,320 4,056
2019-2020 34,137 13,709
2018-2019 8,041 1,711
2017-2018 7,227 1,684
2016-2017 7,057 1,382

Learn more about online learning at Temple University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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