Thomas College

Thomas College

Thomas College was founded as the Keist Business College in 1894. It was renamed Morgan Business College in 1896, and again renamed the Morgan-Thomas Business College in 1911. It was given its current name in 1962. The campus of this non-sectarian, private, coeducational college is located in Waterville, Maine.

Thomas College offers a number of associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of accounting, financial analysis, business, communications, computer information systems, criminal justice, early childhood education, general studies, pre-law, sports management, and marketing.

Thomas College fields baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball teams. It is a member of the NCAA Division III.

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Thomas College
180 W River Rd
Waterville , ME 04901-5097
General Phone: (207) 859-1111

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Thomas College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management70business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, marketing
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching19education, elementary school teaching, computer teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counseling6psychology
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, computer support
Liberal Arts2liberal arts and sciences, American government and politics, political science and government
Media2public relations and advertising, communication and journalism

Number of programs and degrees for Thomas College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree9116
Associate's degree124
Master's degree343

Thomas College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Thomas College had a total enrollment of 975 students (786 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 99%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 25%
22-24 10%
25-29 6%
30-34 5%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire7%
New York1%
Rhode Island1%

Thomas College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 57 %

Thomas College Room and Board (2007)

Thomas College offers campus housing for 422 of its 786 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Waterville, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Thomas College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math430530
SAT Writing410500
ACT Verbal1319
ACT Math1523
ACT Composite1519

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT2%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Thomas College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,750
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,750
Room and board $ 8,170
Room charge $ 4,130
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,040
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Thomas College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 205200)

Thomas College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$56,0981*
Associate professoracademic year3$48,0624$46,411
Assistant professoracademic year7$42,7644$43,820
All faculty totalacademic year14$47,7099$46,800

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Thomas College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball North Atlantic Conference
Baseball North Atlantic Conference
Track North Atlantic Conference

Thomas College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Computer Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
American Government and Politics (United States)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, Other

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Thomas College Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Thomas College % of degrees in business and management
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Thomas College Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Thomas College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Thomas College % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Thomas College Number of students
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Thomas College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Thomas College % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
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