Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Thomas Jefferson University Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Thomas Jefferson University was awarded 187 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health/medical physics.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Thomas Jefferson University as #196 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Thomas Jefferson University held the #344 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Thomas Jefferson University is also ranked #13 out of 134 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Thomas Jefferson University?

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Thomas Jefferson University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Thomas Jefferson University is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Thomas Jefferson University is 22%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  22 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Thomas Jefferson University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Thomas Jefferson 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  84 out of 100

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Thomas Jefferson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,665 undergraduates at Thomas Jefferson University with 3,055 being full-time and 610 being part-time.

How Much Does Thomas Jefferson University Cost?

The overall average net price of Thomas Jefferson University is $25,162. 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 Thomas Jefferson University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,118 $20,167 $22,312 $27,676 $31,092

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 Thomas Jefferson University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Thomas Jefferson University, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $8,547 a year. That adds up to $34,188 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Thomas Jefferson University is 3.7%. 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 Thomas Jefferson University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Thomas Jefferson University make around $80,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Thomas Jefferson University graduates since it is 102% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Thomas Jefferson University

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University is a private not-for-profit institution. Philadelphia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Thomas Jefferson University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1020 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-955-6000

Thomas Jefferson University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 53 majors graduated from Thomas Jefferson University. Of these students, 1,051 received undergraduate degrees and 1,363 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
Nursing 383 $68,000
Health Sciences & Services 93 $33,000
Allied Health Professions 76 $71,300
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 68 $37,600
Design & Applied Arts 68 $33,800
Architectural Sciences & Technology 50 NA
Business Administration & Management 27 $35,900
Health & Medical Administrative Services 24 NA
General Psychology 18 NA
Interior Architecture 18 $41,700

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

Online Learning at Thomas Jefferson University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 2,447 students took at least one online class at Thomas Jefferson University. This is an increase from the 2,438 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,447 1,093
2017-2018 2,438 1,058
2016-2017 738 738
2015-2016 808 694
2013-2014 1,375 327

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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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