Thomas College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$24,468

3.5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$20,558

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

11.4%

Default Rate

2015 Acceptance Rate

92.4%

1,079 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,375

64.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.2%

94 Graduates

About

Thomas College is a higher education institution located in Kennebec County, ME. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Thomas College were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (32 degrees awarded), General Psychology (26 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees).

In 2016, 256 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thomas College. 52% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (207 degrees), 11.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas College is $24,468, which is $4,308 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Thomas College is $24,468, which is $4,308 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,558.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$24,468

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Thomas College was $24,468. The cost of tuition at Thomas College is $4,308 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$20,558

2016 Value

3.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Thomas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,558. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Thomas College grew by 3.64%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,465

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Thomas College was of $8,465 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% 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

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Thomas College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 6.35% with respect to 2015, when 63% 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.

11.4%

2015 Default Rate

36

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Thomas College was 11.4%, which represents 36 out of the 315 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

Thomas College received 1,079 undergraduate applications in 2015, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those 1,079 applicants, 997 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,375 students enrolled at Thomas College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Thomas College has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2015

997

Accepted Out of 1,079

In 2015, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Thomas College was 92.4% (997 admissions from 1,079 applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and 2015, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Thomas College in 2015 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Thomas College has a total enrollment of 1,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas College is 893 students and the part-time enrollment is 482. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Thomas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thomas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79.1% White, 4.44% Two or More Races, 2.98% Black or African American, 1.24% Hispanic or Latino, 0.727% Asian, 0.218% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Thomas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (38.1%) and Two or More Races Male (3.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (42.6%), followed by White Female (29.8%) and Black or African American Male (4.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

64.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thomas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,375 students. The full-time enrollment at Thomas College is 893 and the part-time enrollment is 482. This means that 64.9% of students enrolled at Thomas College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%

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 Thomas College was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Thomas College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,087

  2. Two or More Races

    61

  3. Black or African American

    41

The enrolled student population at Thomas College is 79.1% White, 4.44% Two or More Races, 2.98% Black or African American, 1.24% Hispanic or Latino, 0.727% Asian, 0.218% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 127 students (9.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 10 more women than men received degrees from Thomas College. The majority of degree recipients at Thomas College are white (207 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Thomas College is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (32 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (26 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (20 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Thomas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (32 degrees), and Psychology (26 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 Thomas College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,136,471 people), Accountants & auditors (1,119,190 people), Miscellaneous managers (861,730 people), Financial managers (451,247 people), and Education administrators (369,772 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (32 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Education (35 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 Thomas College are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, and Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers

The most specialized majors at Thomas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (32 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Education (35 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 Thomas College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,393,474 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (647,434 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (630,013 people), Hospitals (618,960 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (559,773 people).

The most specialized majors at Thomas College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (18 degrees awarded), Protective Services (32 degrees), Psychology (26 degrees), Business (118 degrees), and Education (35 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 32 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Thomas College was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 32 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 123

  2. 133

In 2016, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas College, which is 0.925 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (133).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Thomas College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 40 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 40 degrees were awarded to women at Thomas College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1 times approximately the same the 40 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 23% of students graduating from Thomas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (54.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Thomas College is Male and White (54.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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, 8.51% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    207 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thomas College is white (207 degrees awarded). There were 11.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (18 degrees).

5.86% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    112 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    95 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Thomas College is white female (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (95 degrees).

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Operations

Thomas College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $516k (4.91%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Thomas College had a total expenditure of $17.2M. Of that $17.2M, they spent $6.87M on salaries and $17.2M on benefits.

Thomas College employs 17 Assistant professors, 13 Associate professors, and 9 Professors. Most academics at Thomas College are Male Assistant professors (10), Male Associate professors(9), and Female Assistant professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas College are: Management, with 28 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 22 employees, and Service with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.5M

2015 Endowment

1.32%

growth from 2014

Thomas College has an endowment valued at about $10.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Thomas College grew 1.32% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $432k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Thomas College received $432k 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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$6.87M

Salary Expenditure

$17.2M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Thomas College had a total expenditure of $17.2M. Of that $17.2M, they spent $6.87M on salaries and $17.2M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Thomas College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.87M

2015 Salaries

5.18%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Thomas College paid a median of $6.87M in salaries, which represents 40% of their overall expenditure ($17.2M) and a 5.18% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.6% growth from 2013 and a 4.29% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.89M

Instructional Salaries

33

Number of Employees

In 2015, Thomas College paid a total of $1.89M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

17 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

28 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thomas College were Assistant professor with 17 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 9 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thomas College were Management with 28 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 22 employees; and Service with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thomas College was Male Assistant professor with 10 employees, Male Associate professor with 9 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Thomas College.

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