Thomas University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,800
2022 Average Net Price
$12,557
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.09%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
46.1%
358 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,531
56.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.5%
29 Graduates

About

Thomas University is a higher education institution located in Thomas County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Thomas University were Curriculum & Instruction (81 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (50 degrees), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (48 degrees).

In 2022, 474 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas University. 80% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (176 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $10,800, which is $−13,196 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Thomas University is $10,800, which is $−13,196 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,557.

In 2022, 74% of undergraduate students attending Thomas University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Thomas University was $10,800. The cost of tuition at Thomas University is $−13,196 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$12,557
2022 Value
45.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Thomas University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,557. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Thomas University grew by 45.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,470
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas University was of $8,470 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 37.1% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Thomas University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.9% with respect to 2021, when 77% 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.
3.09%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas University was 3.09%, which represents 15 out of the 485 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Thomas University received 358 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 58% annual growth. Out of those 358 applicants, 165 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,531 students enrolled at Thomas University in 2022. 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas University has an overall enrollment yield of 61.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
165
Accepted Out of 358

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas University was 46.1% (165 admissions from 358 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 28.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 58%, while admissions declined by −32.9%..

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SAT Scores

47%
Submission Percentage (2022)
47
Scores Submitted (2022)

47% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas University had a total enrollment of 1,531 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 861 students and the part-time enrollment is 670. This means that 56.2% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.6% White, 28.9% Black or African American, 4.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Asian, and 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Thomas University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (19.4%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Black or African American Male (12.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (30.7%) and White Male (7.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,531 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas University is 861 and the part-time enrollment is 670. This means that 56.2% of students enrolled at Thomas University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

36%
2022 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 36%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Thomas University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    591 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    443 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Thomas University is 38.6% White, 28.9% Black or African American, 4.7% Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% Asian, and 0.131% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 393 students (25.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 284 more women than men received degrees from Thomas University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Thomas University is white (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Thomas University is Curriculum & Instruction (81 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (50 degrees) and General Educational Leadership & Administration (48 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (268 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees).

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 (1,645,971 people), Registered nurses (1,521,098 people), Physicians (505,101 people), Secondary school teachers (498,610 people), and Education administrators (298,235 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University in 2022 are Education (268 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Health (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (268 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Health (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,064,124 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,074,062 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (608,502 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (425,093 people), and Offices of physicians (418,949 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas University are Education (268 degrees awarded), Protective Services (58 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (22 degrees), Biology (11 degrees), and Health (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Thomas University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 81 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Thomas University was Curriculum & Instruction with 81 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

95
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
379
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University, which is 0.251 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (379).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration, which is 1.52 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 7.92 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Thomas University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Thomas University is Female and White (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    176 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    117 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas University is white (176 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

32.5% of degree recipients (154 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    145 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    102 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Thomas University is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (102 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas University has an endowment valued at nearly $6.65M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−4.3%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Thomas University had a total salary expenditure of 17.9M. Thomas University employs 20 Assistant professors, 11 Instructors and 11 Associate professors. Most academics at Thomas University are Female Assistant professor (11), Male Assistant professor (9), and Female Instructor (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

Endowment

$6.65M
2022 Endowment
5.18%
decline from 2021

Thomas University has an endowment valued at about $6.65M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas University declined 5.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $39.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$8.13M
2022 Salaries
11.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Thomas University paid a median of $8.13M in salaries, which represents 45.5% of their overall expenditure ($17.9M) and a 11.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.28M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2022, Thomas University paid a total of $2.28M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 28% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
23 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas University were Assistant professor with 20 employees, Instructor with 11 employees, and Associate professor with 11 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas University was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Male Assistant professor with 9 employees, and Female Instructor with 8 employees.

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

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