Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Facts & Figures

Graduation Rates

Our programs range in duration from 12 months to 4 years. Overall, the graduation rate, or the rate at which students complete their program in the expected amount of time ranges from 87% - 97% for the colleges.

Thomas Jefferson University Student Body Snapshot

Pie chart of enrollment by school. From largest to smallest: SKMC, JCN, JCHP, JCBS, JCP, JCPH
2015-2016 Headcount by College
University 3,692
Enrollment by college graph legend: dark blue Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences 287
Enrollment by college graph legend: orange Sidney Kimmel Medical College 1,056
Enrollment by college graph legend: red Jefferson College of Health Professions 878
Enrollment by college graph legend: green Jefferson College of Nursing 950
Enrollment by college graph legend: purple Jefferson College of Pharmacy 277
Enrollment by college graph legend: light blue Jefferson College of Population Health 244

Student Headcount by College Three Year Trends



Faculty Snapshot Data from 2015-16
College Full-Time Part-Time Total
University Total 1,323
2,348 3,671
Jefferson  College of Biomedical Sciences (JCBS)*  
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)^ 1,192 1,988 3,180
Jefferson College of Health Professions (JCHP)^ 51 130 181
Jefferson College of Nursing (JCN) 39 191 230
Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) 26 1 27
Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH)^ 15 33 53

Note: Full-time faculty is defined as those with a faculty appointment

* Faculty in the College of Biomedical Sciences hold primary appointments in one of the other Jefferson divisions (mostly in Sidney Kimmel Medical College) and are reported in the census of the division in which they hold their primary appointment

^ In the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, the number of part time faculty includes partly salaried and volunteer faculty. In the other colleges, the number of part time faculty includes non-ranked adjunct members with academic titles (e.g., lecturers) who contribute to the educational programs.

Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid

View current tuition information on the Registrar's website.

More than 65% of Thomas Jefferson University students receive financial assistance. The University Office of Student Financial Aid assists students in securing federal, state, institutional and private funding. In addition to loans and grants, other possible funding sources include federal work-study, graduate assistantships and Dean's scholarships.


The Career Development Center has been exclusively serving the healthcare employment needs of Thomas Jefferson University students and graduates for over 25 years. This specialized team understands the unique hiring practices within the healthcare field.

Students get support with all aspects of the job search, including resume, CV and cover letter development and interviewing skills. In addition to individual appointments, walk-in hours and workshops, the Career Center organizes on-campus job fairs twice a year and networking events throughout the year.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College Residency Match Rates


Licensure Rates

Graduates of many Thomas Jefferson University programs are required to pass certification or licensing exams to become registered or certified to practice. Thomas Jefferson University students' pass rates are generally greater than the national pass rates.  Pass rates for the graduates from the 2013-2014 academic year are the most current available.

Licensing Exam Pass Rates for the
Jefferson College of Health Professions &
Jefferson College of Nursing

JCHP Pass Rates Table

Graduation Survey Overall Satisfaction

Graduation Survey Overall Satisfaction

This information was gathered by the Office of Institutional Research. If you have any questions or feedback about this report, please contact

Carolyn Giordano, PhD
Director, Office of Institutional Research
Thomas Jefferson University
901 Walnut Street, Room 1112
Philadelphia 19107
(215) 503-8811
(215) 503-2348 fax