Temple University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,768
2.5% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$22,940
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.11%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
56.7%
35,880 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
39,937
85.7% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
71%
3,019 Graduates

About

Temple University is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Temple University were General Psychology (385 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (340 degrees), and General Finance (307 degrees).

In 2017, 9,383 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Temple University. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (5,413 degrees), 5.17 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1048 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Temple University is $15,768, which is $-10,732 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Temple University is $15,768, which is $-10,732 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,940.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$15,768
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Temple University was $15,768. The cost of tuition at Temple University is $-10,732 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$22,940
2017 Value
8.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Temple University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,940. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Temple University grew by 8.02%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,881
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Temple University was of $11,881 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.19% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Temple University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.41% with respect to 2016, when 74% 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.
5.11%
2016 Default Rate
446
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Temple University was 5.11%, which represents 446 out of the 8733 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Temple University received 35,880 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.27% annual growth. Out of those 35,880 applicants, 20,333 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.7% acceptance rate.

There were 39,937 students enrolled at Temple University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Temple University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
20,333
Accepted Out of 35,880

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Temple University was 56.7% (20,333 admissions from 35,880 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 52.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 8.27%, while admissions grew by 17.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Temple University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Temple University has a total enrollment of 39,937 students. The full-time enrollment at Temple University is 34,223 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,714. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Temple University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Temple University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.9% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 11.3% Asian, 6.27% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0726% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Temple University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.5%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (25.7%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Asian Female (6.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Temple University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39,937 students. The full-time enrollment at Temple University is 34,223 and the part-time enrollment is 5,714. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Temple University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2017 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 Temple University was 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Temple University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,542
  2. Black or African American
    4,685
  3. Asian
    4,530

The enrolled student population at Temple University is 53.9% White, 11.7% Black or African American, 11.3% Asian, 6.27% Hispanic or Latino, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0726% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 1,984 students (4.97%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 799 more women than men received degrees from Temple University. The majority of degree recipients at Temple University are white (5,413 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1048 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Temple University is General Psychology (385 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (340 degrees) and General Finance (307 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Temple University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (865 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (487 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (112 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 Temple University are Elementary & middle school teachers (215,363 people), Other managers (212,406 people), Graphic designers (108,343 people), Postsecondary teachers (96,657 people), and Architects, except landscape and naval (96,390 people).

The most specialized majors at Temple University are Communications (865 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (487 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (112 degrees), Legal (327 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (598 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 Temple University are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Temple University are Communications (865 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (487 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (112 degrees), Legal (327 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (598 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 Temple University are Elementary & secondary schools (389,095 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (265,187 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (180,783 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (156,945 people), and Computer Systems Design (151,315 people).

The most specialized majors at Temple University are Communications (865 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (487 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (112 degrees), Legal (327 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (598 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 Temple University.
Most Common
  1. 385 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 340 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 307 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Temple University was General Psychology with 385 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 4,292
  2. 5,091

In 2017, 4,292 degrees were awarded to men at Temple University, which is 0.843 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (5,091).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 227 degrees were awarded to men at Temple University in General Finance, which is 2.84 times more than the 80 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 325 degrees were awarded to women at Temple University in General Psychology, which is 3.78 times more than the 86 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%
100% Completion Time
71%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 43% of students graduating from Temple University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Temple University is Female and White (77.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 3.41% of graduates (103 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,413 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,048 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    909 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Temple University is white (5,413 degrees awarded). There were 5.17 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1048 degrees).

6.01% of degree recipients (564 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,818 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,595 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    685 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Temple University is white female (2,818 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,595 degrees).

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Operations

Temple University has an endowment valued at nearly $615M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $107M (17.4%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Temple University had a total salary expenditure of $3.15B. Temple University employs 646 Assistant professors, 495 Associate professors, and 401 Professors. Most academics at Temple University are Male Assistant professors (325), Female Assistant professors(321), and Male Associate professors (294).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Temple University are: Management, with 898 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 615 employees, and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 511 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$615M
2017 Endowment
15.4%
growth from 2016

Temple University has an endowment valued at about $615M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Temple University grew 15.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $329M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $145M - Federal
  2. $41M - State
  3. $4.04M - Local

As of 2017, Temple University received $145M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $41M from state grants and contracts, and $4.04M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.45B
2017 Salaries
4.87%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Temple University paid a median of $1.45B in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($3.15B) and a 4.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.14% growth from 2015 and a 3.92% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$177M
Instructional Salaries
1,612
Number of Employees

In 2017, Temple University paid a total of $177M to 1,612 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
646 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
898 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Temple University were Assistant professor with 646 employees; Associate professor with 495 employees; and Associate professor with 401 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Temple University were Management with 898 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 615 employees; and Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 511 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Temple University was Male Assistant professor with 325 employees, Female Assistant professor with 321 employees, and Male Associate professor with 294 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Temple University.

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