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History, Affiliations & Rankings
Formed after a merger in 2017 between two respected higher education institutions i.e. Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University, the newly formed university boasts of a century worth of experience, redefining education for the 21st century. Since the merger, Thomas Jefferson University has developed a new vision of “redefining what exists and all that can be”, propelling higher education into a new era altogether. Through its Nexus Learning, Thomas Jefferson University aims to eradicate “restrictive” academic disciplines, instead, connecting disciplines establishing collaborative, creative, real-world environments that lead students out of the traditional way of learning, infusing liberal arts with all that they do. The new movement in education facilitated by Thomas Jefferson University has also been recognised by US News and World Report, where the organisation ranks the university among the top 150 national universities.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
Established in an urban setting across 100 acres, Thomas Jefferson University aims to bring a new education system for students, that moulds them to meet the market demands that can be in 20-30 years from now. Following the footsteps of its forefather, who redefined education over 100 years ago, Thomas Jefferson University, through its new merger with Philadelphia University aims to bring a much-needed change in higher education. Offering varying courses and degrees across disciplines that have been linked with each other, through TJU’s Nexus Learning curriculum, students can opt for undergraduate, graduate, medical, professional and online courses across different disciplines. Among some of the popular disciplines at Thomas Jefferson University, opted by students across the world, Engineering, Architecture, Social Science, Business, Science, Health, Design, Fashion Textiles and more. The University also boasts of a one-of-a-kind higher ed incubator, i.e. Jefferson’s Institute of Emerging Health Professions, that envisions and provides forward-thinking and innovative education for health professions that may be required within a decade or two.
Accomplishments & Alumni
With the new form and vision to build a new education system for the 21st century, Thomas Jefferson University is travelling down a path that will help it achieve many accolades. With a future-oriented functioning, the university does not only aim at providing skilled and qualified graduates that can work in the ever-demanding and changing industry but also what is to come within the next decade or two. This can be seen through the emphasis the university puts on practical learning experience for the students that have led to impressive undergraduate and graduate employment rates. Both Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, before the merger, were respectable and renowned institutions, home to thousands of alumni who had strong relations with their respective universities. Alumni of both the universities have succeeded in their respective fields and with the new merger, the new alumni and graduates of the university are expected to be even more successful.
Student Diversity & Employment Opportunities
The merger of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University has also brought in an improved Global Perspective, where the university’s students are being able to work with students from countries across the globe, across disciplines as well. Bringing in a new curriculum, moulding graduates for the 21st century requires students with different capabilities that come from different backgrounds and countries, bringing in new perspectives and growing together, through practical and experiential learning. With a career-oriented outlook, Thomas Jefferson University boasts of high employment and graduate rates, where the university graduates either find employment or continue their studies on graduation. TJU reports a 96.5% employment and grad school success rate, where even US News recognises the university for its graduates receiving one of the highest salaries.
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