Thomas University

Thomas University

Thomas University was founded in 1950 by the Primitive Baptist Church. It was originally known as the Birdwood Junior College. The Primitive Baptists relinquished their control over the institute in 1976, following which it was renamed Thomas County Community College. It became Thomas College in 1986, and was finally christened Thomas University in January, 2000. The university's campus is located in Thomasville, Georgia.

Thomas University awards associate's, bachelor's, as well as master's degrees. Courses are available in education, health and human services, business, and criminal justice, among others. Continuing education opportunities are also provided by the university.

The athletics teams of Thomas University, which are known as the Night Hawks, participate in baseball, softball, soccer, and golf. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Region 14, and its softball team won the NAIA championship in 2004.

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Contacting Thomas University

Thomas University
1501 Millpond Rd
Thomasville , GA 31792
General Phone: (229) 226-1621

Thomas University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching30education, middle school teaching, early childhood education, education courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11vocational counseling, rehabilitation
Family and Social Work10social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine10various nursing
Business and Management9business, business administration, accounting, business and related services
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and administration, corrections and criminal justice
Liberal Arts9English, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Therapy and Counseling4psychology courses
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech
Art Studies0visual and performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree7919
Master's degree133
Associate's degree23

Thomas University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Thomas University had a total enrollment of 725 students (630 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 35%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 10%
20-21 11%
22-24 14%
25-29 16%
30-34 10%
35-39 11%
40-49 16%
50-64 6%

Thomas University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 50 %

Thomas University Room and Board (2007)

Thomas University offers campus housing for 64 of its 630 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Thomas University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,564
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,564
Room and board $ 5,566
Room charge $ 2,766
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,400
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 3,900

Financial Aid:
Thomas University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 155500)

Thomas University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1427

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$51,993
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$51,993

*: 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
Professoracademic year3$53,4883$53,316
Associate professoracademic year5$51,2522*
Assistant professoracademic year4$45,47513$47,198
Instructoracademic year2*6$41,530
All faculty totalacademic year14$47,78824$47,380

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

Thomas University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Baseball Independent Southeast Region

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports293564

Thomas University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Thomas University Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Thomas University % of degrees in education and teaching
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Thomas University Female % of student body
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Thomas University % students on athletic fin. aid
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Thomas University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Thomas University % students 40 years or older
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Thomas University Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Thomas University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Thomas University % of degrees in family and social work
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Thomas University % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Thomas University Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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