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Temple University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Temple University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Temple offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Temple University Ranked?

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2021 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 123 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Temple as #290 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Temple also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Temple University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Temple?

Acceptance Rate

Temple University has an acceptance rate of 57%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Temple.

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Temple University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Temple University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Temple University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 90% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Temple University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Temple for first-time, full-time students is 43%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

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

Excellent Overall Diversity at Temple

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 28,726 undergraduates at Temple with 26,247 being full-time and 2,479 being part-time.

Temple Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 92.20 out of 100, Temple is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  92.20 out of 100
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How Much Does Temple University Cost?

The overall average net price of Temple is $23,536. 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 +
$18,894 $19,846 $21,862 $24,442 $27,622

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 69% of students took out student loans averaging $9,798 a year. That adds up to $39,192 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Temple is 5.1%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Temple with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,500 in their early years. That's great news for Temple students since it is 27% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Temple University make the most money.

Location of Temple University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 116 majors graduated from Temple University. Of these students, 6,523 received undergraduate degrees and 3,121 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
Finance & Financial Management 359 $47,200
General Psychology 334 $28,500
Public Relations & Advertising 329 $35,800
Health & Physical Education 316 $29,800
Marketing 287 $42,300
Computer Information Systems 278 $63,800
General Biology 229 $37,300
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 228 $29,100
Accounting 201 $49,800
Criminal Justice & Corrections 192 $33,600

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

Online Learning at Temple

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 2017-2018, 7,227 students took at least one online class at Temple University. This is an increase from the 7,057 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,227 1,684
2016-2017 7,057 1,382
2015-2016 6,023 1,103
2014-2015 4,179 847
2013-2014 2,875 793

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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