A TU Snapshot
At Thomas University, we believe that an environment that fosters respect for the diversity among our faculty, students, and staff strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the open exchange of new ideas, and enriches campus and community life. Actions that serve to intimidate others or discriminate against individuals or groups are in conflict with Thomas University’s educational mission to maintain and enhance an intellectual, social, and work environment free from intolerance and discrimination. In addition to and including all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, Thomas University is committed to creating an educational environment that promotes academic excellence where diversity is valued and individuals are treated with respect, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, or disability.
TU faculty chose to teach at Thomas University because of their commitment to teaching and scholarship in the student-centered environment of a small private university.
TU employs 50 full-time faculty with 5 additional administrative/staff members holding faculty rank. Of those, 30 hold a doctorate or the terminal degree in their field.
Thomas University also employs approximately 60 current adjunct faculty, who hold a doctorate or specialized degree or Certification/Licensure such as Education Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
Thomas Univeristy's Professor of the Year
2014 - 2015
Dr. Bonnie Woodberry, Professor of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
2013 - 2014 Professor Shannon Woods, Assistant Professor of Nursing
2012 - 2013 Professor April Penton, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
2011 - 2012 Professor Bill Milford, Assistant Professor of Social Work
2010 - 2011 Dr. Kim Cribb, Associate Professor of Nursing
2009 - 2010 Dr. Bei Zhang, Associate Professor of Biology
2008 - 2009 Dr. Karl Barton, Associate Professor of Music
Student profile Fall 2014
Total enrollment: 1,138
68% in-state, 29% out-of-state, 3% international
Total undergraduate enrollment: 870
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Average class size: 12
Average Age of Degree or Certificate Seeking Students (Only):
Total graduate enrollment: 268
Percentage of full-time fully online students: 33%
Percentage of residential students: 18%
Percentage of commuter students: 82%
Percentage of male and female students: Male – 38% Female – 62%
Percent of all students by race/ethnicity:
Black or African American: 25%
American Indian/Alaskan Native/Hawaiian Native: 1%
Nonresident Alien: 4%
Race and Ethnicity Unreported: 22%