Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$50,026

163% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$35,803

After Financial Aid

2016 Acceptance Rate

57.3%

117 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

371

72.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

78.7%

37 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 (38 degrees awarded) and Religious & Sacred Music (0 degrees).

In 2016, 90 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Jewish Theological Seminary of America. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (79 degrees), 13.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is $50,026, which is $36,055 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is $50,026, which is $36,055 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,803.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 31% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,026

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was $50,026. The cost of tuition at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is $36,055 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$35,803

2016 Value

15.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Jewish Theological Seminary of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,803. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Jewish Theological Seminary of America grew by 15.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,110

Room and Board

$500

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was of $16,110 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.38% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

31%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Jewish Theological Seminary of America received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.39% with respect to 2015, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%

2015 Default Rate

0

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 44 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Jewish Theological Seminary of America received 117 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 117 applicants, 67 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.3% acceptance rate.

There were 371 students enrolled at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2016, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has an overall enrollment yield of 64.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

67

Accepted Out of 117

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Jewish Theological Seminary of America was 57.3% (67 admissions from 117 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 51.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions grew by 21.8%.

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SAT Scores

72%

Submission Percentage

31

Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has a total enrollment of 371 students. The full-time enrollment at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is 270 students and the part-time enrollment is 101. This means that 72.8% 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 82.7% White, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 0.809% Asian, 0.27% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (40.8%), followed by White Female (38.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.9%), followed by White Male (38.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Jewish Theological Seminary of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 371 students. The full-time enrollment at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is 270 and the part-time enrollment is 101. This means that 72.8% of students enrolled at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

97%

2016 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 97%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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

    307

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14

  3. Asian

    3

The enrolled student population at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is 82.7% White, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 0.809% Asian, 0.27% Black or African American, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 37 students (9.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 18 more women than men received degrees from Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The majority of degree recipients at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are white (79 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is Judaic Studies (38 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 (58 degrees awarded) and Theology (32 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 (102,104 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (25,157 people), Postsecondary teachers (24,969 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (19,589 people), and Miscellaneous managers (16,011 people).

The most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees awarded) and Theology (32 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 Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Pharmacists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees awarded) and Theology (32 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 (114,418 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (44,786 people), Elementary & secondary schools (39,019 people), Legal services (22,633 people), and Hospitals (17,681 people).

The most specialized majors at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Philosophy and Religious Studies (58 degrees awarded) and Theology (32 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was Judaic Studies with 38 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 36

  2. 54

In 2016, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Jewish Theological Seminary of America, which is 0.667 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (54).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in Judaic Studies, which is 0.657 times less than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 35 degrees were awarded to women at Jewish Theological Seminary of America in Judaic Studies, which is 1.52 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

78%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 52% 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, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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.

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, 10.8% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    79 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is white (79 degrees awarded). There were 13.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (6 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    45 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    34 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Jewish Theological Seminary of America is white female (45 degrees awarded). There were 1.32 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (34 degrees).

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Operations

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has an endowment valued at nearly $113M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.38M (4.74%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America had a total expenditure of $39.3M. Of that $39.3M, they spent $18.3M on salaries and $39.3M on benefits.

Jewish Theological Seminary of America employs 19 Professors, 9 Associate professors, and 7 Assistant professors. Most academics at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are Male Professors (16), Male Associate professors(6), and Female Assistant professors (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America are: Management, with 52 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, and Service with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$113M

2015 Endowment

3.89%

growth from 2014

Jewish Theological Seminary of America has an endowment valued at about $113M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Jewish Theological Seminary of America grew 3.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $104M 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. $116k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America received $116k 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

Primary Expenses

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$18.3M

Salary Expenditure

$39.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America had a total expenditure of $39.3M. Of that $39.3M, they spent $18.3M on salaries and $39.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$18.3M

2015 Salaries

1.43%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America paid a median of $18.3M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($39.3M) and a 1.43% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.87% growth from 2013 and a 6.03% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.07M

Instructional Salaries

41

Number of Employees

In 2015, Jewish Theological Seminary of America paid a total of $4.07M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

19 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America were Professor with 19 employees; Associate professor with 9 employees; and Associate professor with 7 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America were Management with 52 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; and Service with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Jewish Theological Seminary of America was Male Professor with 16 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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