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Thomas Jefferson University Overview

Thomas Jefferson University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Thomas Jefferson University Known For?

1,180 Undergraduate Awards
$46,061 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The 3% student loan default rate at Thomas Jefferson University is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Thomas Jefferson University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 18% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Thomas Jefferson University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $80,300 a year. That's about 97% more than their peers at other schools.

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Thomas Jefferson University Rankings

We have ranked Thomas Jefferson University as #218 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #19 out of 137 schools in Pennsylvania.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Thomas Jefferson University has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#90 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#112 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#164 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#226 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Thomas Jefferson University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Other Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Thomas Jefferson University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#2 Best Health Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Allied Health Professions College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#14 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#117 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Thomas Jefferson University?

Location of Thomas Jefferson University

Contact details for Thomas Jefferson University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1020 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-955-6000
Website: www.jefferson.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThomasJeffersonUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffersonUniv

How Do I Get Into Thomas Jefferson University?

You can apply to Thomas Jefferson University online at: www.jefferson.edu/admissions/applying.html

Can I Afford Thomas Jefferson University?

$46,061 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Thomas Jefferson University is $46,061. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 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 3.3%. 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.

Thomas Jefferson University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,055 Full-Time Undergraduates
72% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,665 undergraduate students at Thomas Jefferson University, with 3,055 being full-time and 610 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Thomas Jefferson University

There are also 4,361 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,055 full-time undergraduates at Thomas Jefferson University, 28% are male and 72% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Thomas Jefferson University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Thomas Jefferson University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Thomas Jefferson University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 223
Black or African American 318
Hispanic or Latino 322
White 1,816
International Students 65
Other Races/Ethnicities 311

Over 70 countries are represented at Thomas Jefferson University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Thomas Jefferson University

1,058 Took All Classes Online
2,438 Took At Least One Class Online
40.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Thomas Jefferson University. In 2017-2018, 2,438 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Thomas Jefferson University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 32nd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Thomas Jefferson University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Thomas Jefferson University was 40.0%. This is the #565 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Thomas Jefferson University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Thomas Jefferson University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 11%
Architectural Sciences & Technology 62%
Architecture & Related Services 21%
Business Administration & Management 5%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 30%
Communication & Media Studies 18%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 43%
Health Professions 15%
Homeland Security 48%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 45%
Psychology 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Thomas Jefferson University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Thomas Jefferson University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Health #8
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #9
Nursing #88
Health Professions #157

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Thomas Jefferson University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 0 299 5 192 30 526
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 270 270
Allied Health Professions 5 0 0 114 8 141 0 268
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 47 0 15 0 90 93 245
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 21 0 144 3 168
Public Health 0 0 0 0 38 110 5 153
Health & Medical Administrative Services 62 6 0 25 4 37 0 134
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 95 0 20 0 115
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 79 0 33 0 112
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 0 56 0 29 0 85
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 85
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 76 0 0 0 76
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 24 3 42 0 69
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 16 0 26 0 42
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 33 0 8 0 41
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 32
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 6 25 0 31
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 24 0 4 28
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 5 0 15 0 20
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Accounting 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
General Psychology 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Marketing 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 6 0 8 0 14
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 12
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
General Engineering 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 11
Chemistry 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 10
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Information Science 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Other Health Professions 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 9
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 8
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
International Business 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Textile Engineering 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 5
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Biopsychology 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
General Biology 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Architecture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 67 54 11 1,048 88 1,012 512 2,792

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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