Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,128
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$51,387
After Financial Aid
2020 Acceptance Rate
58.3%
108 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
360
65.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
89.5%
34 Graduates

About

Jewish Theological Seminary of America is a higher education institution located in New York County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Jewish Theological Seminary of America were Judaic Studies (37 degrees awarded) and Religious & Sacred Music (0 degrees).

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jewish Theological Seminary of America. 61.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (71 degrees), 7.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is $56,128, which is $41,728 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is $56,128, which is $41,728 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $51,387.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 17% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$56,128
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was $56,128. The cost of tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is $41,728 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,400).

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Average Net Price

$51,387
2020 Value
2.59%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Jewish Theological Seminary of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $51,387. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Jewish Theological Seminary of America grew by 2.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,700
Room and Board
$500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was of $16,700 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board increased by 0.998% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
17%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Jewish Theological Seminary of America received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.9% with respect to 2019, when 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2018 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 40 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Jewish Theological Seminary of America received 108 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.9% annual decline. Out of those 108 applicants, 63 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58.3% acceptance rate.

There were 360 students enrolled at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2020, and 48% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has an overall enrollment yield of 52.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
63
Accepted Out of 108

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Jewish Theological Seminary of America was 58.3% (63 admissions from 108 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 59.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.9%, while admissions declined by −8.7%.

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SAT Scores

48%
Submission Percentage
16
Scores Submitted

48% of enrolled first-time students at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has a total enrollment of 360 students. The full-time enrollment at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is 237 students and the part-time enrollment is 123. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Jewish Theological Seminary of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.1% White, 3.61% Hispanic or Latino, 0.556% Asian, 0.556% Black or African American, 0.278% Two or More Races, 0.278% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.8%), followed by White Male (32%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.3%), followed by White Female (38.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jewish Theological Seminary of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 360 students. The full-time enrollment at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is 237 and the part-time enrollment is 123. This means that 65.8% of students enrolled at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are enrolled full-time compared with 68.5% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
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 Jewish Theological Seminary of America was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71.5%), Jewish Theological Seminary of America had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    281
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    13
  3. Asian
    2

The enrolled student population at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is 78.1% White, 3.61% Hispanic or Latino, 0.556% Asian, 0.556% Black or African American, 0.278% Two or More Races, 0.278% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 20 more women than men received degrees from Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is white (71 degrees awarded). There were 7.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is Judaic Studies (37 degrees awarded), followed by Religious & Sacred Music (0 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Jewish Theological Seminary of America, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (59 degrees awarded) and Theology (31 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Clergy (110,593 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (27,666 people), Postsecondary teachers (22,916 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (15,974 people), and Other managers (15,770 people).

The most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Philosophy and Religious Studies (59 degrees awarded) and Theology (31 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, Sales managers, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Philosophy and Religious Studies (59 degrees awarded) and Theology (31 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 Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Religious organizations (119,929 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,061 people), Elementary & secondary schools (41,478 people), Legal services (20,734 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (19,534 people).

The most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Philosophy and Religious Studies (59 degrees awarded) and Theology (31 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was Judaic Studies with 37 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

35
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
55
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which is 0.636 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (55).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in Judaic Studies, which is 0.844 times less than the 32 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 32 degrees were awarded to women at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in Judaic Studies, which is 1.19 times more than the 27 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
82%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 71% of students graduating from Jewish Theological Seminary of America completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 82% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    71 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is white (71 degrees awarded). There were 7.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (10 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    40 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    31 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is white female (40 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (31 degrees).

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Operations

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has an endowment valued at nearly $138M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.88M (1.37%), compared to the 1.87% average return ($195k on $10.4M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2020, Jewish Theological Seminary of America had a total salary expenditure of $35.7M. Jewish Theological Seminary of America employs 17 Professors, 7 Assistant professors, and 6 Associate professors. Most academics at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Male Professors (15), Female Assistant professors(5), and Male Associate professors (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are: Management, with 46 employees, Service, with 21 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$138M
2020 Endowment
2.98%
decline from 2019

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has an endowment valued at about $138M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Jewish Theological Seminary of America declined 2.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $127M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Jewish Theological Seminary of America received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$17.8M
2020 Salaries
9.23%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Jewish Theological Seminary of America paid a median of $17.8M in salaries, which represents 49.9% of their overall expenditure ($35.7M) and a 9.23% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.4% growth from 2018 and a 2.2% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.95M (42.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.51M
Instructional Salaries
32
Number of Employees

In 2020, Jewish Theological Seminary of America paid a total of $3.51M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $855k (29%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
46 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America were Professor with 17 employees; Assistant professor with 7 employees; and Assistant professor with 6 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America were Management with 46 employees; Service with 21 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was Male Professor with 15 employees, Female Assistant professor with 5 employees, and Male Associate professor with 4 employees.

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