Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Established in 1825, Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) is a private institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is ranked 15th in a ranking of the Best Regional Universities in the North. The university began as a medical school. While the university now offers a wide range of programs in various disciplines, health and sciences are still the primary focus. The School of Nursing opened in 1891. The university also maintains affiliations with many hospitals and healthcare networks, including the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. TJU is still a small university, with fewer than 3,000 students enrolled each year. 

Six nursing programs are offered at Thomas Jefferson University, including an associate’s degree in nursing program. The BSN options include traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN. The university also offers an MSN program and a DNP program. The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are all accredited by the CCNE. The accelerated BSN program includes two different pathways for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. With the first pathway, students can earn their BSN in 12 months. With the second pathway, students can complete their BSN program in two years with full-time coursework. For those obtaining an MSN, the university offers eight different specialty tracks. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Bachelor's degree 265
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 24
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 115
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 5
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 7

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Thomas Jefferson University

Drexel University
1.67 miles away
University of Pennsylvania
1.88 miles away
Saint Joseph's University
5.27 miles away
La Salle University
6.18 miles away
Villanova University
11.71 miles away
Holy Family University
11.74 miles away
Widener University
12.13 miles away
Eastern University
13.29 miles away
Neumann University
15.68 miles away
Gwynedd Mercy University
17.67 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/20/2006 - Current


No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $947.00 $947.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,102.00 $1,102.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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