Thomas University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,940
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$19,605
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.01%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
34.5%
840 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,303
59.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
29.2%
19 Graduates

About

Thomas University is a higher education institution located in Thomas County, GA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Thomas University were General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (27 degrees), and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (21 degrees).

In 2020, 497 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas University. 66.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was unknown (314 degrees), 3.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $15,940, which is $−6,590 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $15,940, which is $−6,590 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,605.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 81% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,940
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Thomas University was $15,940. The cost of tuition at Thomas University is $−6,590 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$19,605
2020 Value
15.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Thomas University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,605. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Thomas University grew by 15.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,180
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas University was of $6,180 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 100% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Thomas University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 84.6% with respect to 2019, when 52% 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.
8.01%
2018 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas University was 8.01%, which represents 37 out of the 462 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Thomas University received 840 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 16.6% annual decline. Out of those 840 applicants, 290 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 34.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,303 students enrolled at Thomas University in 2020, and 44% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

34.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
290
Accepted Out of 840

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas University was 34.5% (290 admissions from 840 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 38%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −16.6%, while admissions declined by −24.3%.

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SAT Scores

44%
Submission Percentage
39
Scores Submitted

44% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas University has a total enrollment of 1,303 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 771 students and the part-time enrollment is 532. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.8% White, 26.1% Black or African American, 4.14% Asian, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Thomas University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (17.4%), followed by White Male (14%) and Black or African American Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.7%), followed by Black or African American Female (25.7%) and Black or African American Male (6.98%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,303 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 771 and the part-time enrollment is 532. This means that 59.2% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2020 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 Thomas University was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Thomas University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    427
  2. Black or African American
    340
  3. Asian
    54

The enrolled student population at Thomas University is 32.8% White, 26.1% Black or African American, 4.14% Asian, 2.84% Hispanic or Latino, 0.307% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 433 students (33.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 161 more women than men received degrees from Thomas University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Thomas University is unknown (314 degrees awarded). There were 3.02 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas University is General Business Administration & Management (29 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (27 degrees) and Other Clinical Laboratory & Allied Health Professions (21 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Thomas University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (257 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Thomas University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,533,363 people), Registered nurses (1,489,591 people), Secondary school teachers (534,479 people), Physicians (493,821 people), and Education administrators (291,103 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (257 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees), Biology (17 degrees), and Health (77 degrees).

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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 Thomas University are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (257 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees), Biology (17 degrees), and Health (77 degrees).

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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 Thomas University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,005,341 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,992,373 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (592,585 people), Offices of physicians (439,039 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (433,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (257 degrees awarded), Protective Services (53 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (20 degrees), Biology (17 degrees), and Health (77 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Thomas University.

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas University was General Business Administration & Management with 29 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

168
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
329
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University, which is 0.511 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (329).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.494 times less than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 77 degrees were awarded to women at Thomas University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.03 times more than the 38 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 19% of students graduating from Thomas University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 28% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Thomas University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (33.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 15.8% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    314 degrees awarded
  2. White
    104 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas University is unknown (314 degrees awarded). There were 3.02 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (104 degrees).

63.2% of degree recipients (314 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    67 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    38 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Thomas University is white female (67 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (38 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas University has an endowment valued at nearly $5.48M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $359k (6.55%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Thomas University had a total salary expenditure of $14.5M. Thomas University employs 24 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors, and 6 Instructors. Most academics at Thomas University are Female Assistant professors (17), Female Associate professors(10), and Male Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.48M
2020 Endowment
3.53%
decline from 2019

Thomas University has an endowment valued at about $5.48M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas University declined 3.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.1M 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: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.14M - Federal
  2. $22.2k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Thomas University received $1.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $22.2k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$7.57M
2020 Salaries
3.65%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Thomas University paid a median of $7.57M in salaries, which represents 52.3% of their overall expenditure ($14.5M) and a 3.65% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.53% decline from 2018 and a 5.76% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.25M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2020, Thomas University paid a total of $2.25M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas University were Assistant professor with 24 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas University was Female Assistant professor with 17 employees, Female Associate professor with 10 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Thomas University.

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