Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University, also referred to as TJU, is situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in the year 1824 and known as the Jefferson Medical College. The institute gained university status in 1969. Students of Thomas Jefferson University are offered degrees in different areas of study including cancer biology, family medicine, physical therapy, neurology, and surgery. Distance learning options are also available at TJU. The university is comprised of the following three colleges:

  • Jefferson College of Graduate Studies
  • Jefferson College of Health Professions
  • Jefferson Medical College

Thomas Jefferson University supports a large number of student clubs and organizations. Among those available on campus are the American Medical Women's Association, Ars Medica, Jefferson Arts Organization, Jefferson Christian Fellowship, Graduate Student Association, and Jefferson Public Health Society.

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Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia , PA 19107
General Phone: (215) 955-6000

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Thomas Jefferson University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine349registered nursing, various nursing
Medicine223medicine, health professions
Medical Support and Technology123sonography and ultrasound tech, health diagnostic professions, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43occupational therapy
Science42biochemistry, developmental biology and embryology, anatomical sciences, bacteriology, animal physiology, human genetics, physiology and pathology, pharmacology, biological and biomedical sciences ...
Therapy and Counseling30physical therapy
Medical Administration21health and medical administrative
Liberal Arts6liberal arts and sciences

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree882
Bachelor's degree3258
Master's degree14910
Doctor's degree4610
Postbaccalaureate certificate04
Post-master's certificate102
First-professional degree2191

Thomas Jefferson University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Thomas Jefferson University had a total enrollment of 2,924 students (1,468 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 37%
Graduate 32%
First Professional 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 1%
20-21 6%
22-24 28%
25-29 38%
30-34 11%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Thomas Jefferson University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %

Thomas Jefferson University Room and Board (2007)

Thomas Jefferson University offers campus housing for 655 of its 1,468 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Thomas Jefferson University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Thomas Jefferson University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 3,195

Financial Aid:
Thomas Jefferson University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1239300)

Thomas Jefferson University Faculty

Thomas Jefferson University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*3$109,065
Associate professorcalendar year4$91,5198$95,655
Assistant professorcalendar year3$85,59516$81,147
Instructorcalendar year6$76,48323$74,409
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year13$83,21351$82,115

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professoracademic year1*3$72,132
Instructoracademic year3$66,07915$62,044
All faculty totalacademic year4$66,93718$63,725

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

Thomas Jefferson University Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Animal Physiology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Human/Medical Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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Thomas Jefferson University Highlights

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What Sets Thomas Jefferson University Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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% of degrees in medicine
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Top 10%Thomas Jefferson University % of degrees in medicine
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Thomas Jefferson University Female % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 17%Thomas Jefferson University % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 17%Thomas Jefferson University % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 18%Thomas Jefferson University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
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