Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Costs to Attend Temple University

Are you interested in applying to Temple University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Pennsylvania Residents: $25,738
  • Non Pennsylvania Residents: $35,564
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Pennsylvania Residents: $13,006
  • Tution for non-Pennsylvania Residents: $22,832
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $11,142
  • Books and Supplies: $1,000
  • Other Fees: $590

The cost per year to attend Temple University is $25,738 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Pennsylvania have a total one year cost of $35,564. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Temple University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Temple University is $102,952 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $102,952
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $142,256

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Pennsylvania Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $12,869
  • Non Pennsylvania Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $17,782

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $19,149*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $76,596**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 67%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $7,535
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 35%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,040
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,187

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Temple University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Temple University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $76,596, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 67% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $19,149. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Temple University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $770.41
  • Amount Borrowed: $76,596.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $15,853.33
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $92,449.33

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Temple University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Temple University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $92,449.33 is recommended to afford a $770.41 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Temple University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $10,180 to $13,596. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $102,952.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Temple University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $35,396, 4 Year Degree: $141,583
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $45,175, 4 Year Degree: $180,700
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $57,656, 4 Year Degree: $230,624
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $66,744, 4 Year Degree: $266,976

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Temple University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents: $502
  • Cost for one class for Pennsylvania residents (3 credit hours): $1,506
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $813
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $2,439
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $3,252

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Temple University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $11,764 In State / $21,634 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.8% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $11,448 In State / $20,468 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $10,802 In State / $19,320 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.1% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $10,180 In State / $18,224 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $9,640 In State / $17,236 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $9,102 In State / $16,268 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $8,594 In State / $15,354 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.6% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $8,062 In State / $14,316 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.1% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $7,324 In State / $13,062 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.4% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $6,948 In State / $12,322 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.1% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $6,612 In State / $11,730 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.7% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $6,378 In State / $11,408 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.7% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $6,150 In State / $11,032 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.5% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $5,828 In State / $10,710 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $5,514 In State / $10,296 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.9% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $5,464 In State / $10,246 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.6% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $5,226 In State / $9,802 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.4% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $5,008 In State / $9,222 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.3% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $4,756 In State / $8,696 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.6% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $4,299 In State / $7,672 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.3% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $4,046 In State / $7,008 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.9% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $3,894 In State / $6,802 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.3% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $3,564 In State / $6,144 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.4% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $3,350 In State / $5,846 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Temple University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $25,738. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 308 $102,952
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 298 $102,952
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 288 $102,952
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 252 $102,952
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 249 $102,952
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 214 $102,952
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 193 $102,952
4 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 177 $102,952
4 year cost
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 168 $102,952
4 year cost
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 155 $102,952
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 153 $102,952
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 152 $102,952
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 151 $102,952
4 year cost
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 140 $102,952
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 137 $102,952
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 132 $102,952
4 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 116 $102,952
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 111 $102,952
4 year cost
Labor and Industrial Relations Bachelor's Degree 98 $102,952
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 90 $102,952
4 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 85 $102,952
4 year cost
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 76 $102,952
4 year cost
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 75 $102,952
4 year cost
Legal Professions and Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 73 $102,952
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 73 $102,952
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 70 $102,952
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 68 $102,952
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 55 $102,952
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 53 $102,952
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 49 $102,952
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 49 $102,952
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 48 $102,952
4 year cost
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 48 $102,952
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 48 $102,952
4 year cost
Acting Bachelor's Degree 45 $102,952
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 44 $102,952
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 42 $102,952
4 year cost
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Bachelor's Degree 41 $102,952
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 40 $102,952
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 39 $102,952
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 $102,952
4 year cost
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 37 $102,952
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $102,952
4 year cost
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 35 $102,952
4 year cost
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 34 $102,952
4 year cost
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 29 $102,952
4 year cost
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 27 $102,952
4 year cost
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 27 $102,952
4 year cost
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 26 $102,952
4 year cost
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 26 $102,952
4 year cost
Painting Bachelor's Degree 26 $102,952
4 year cost
Geography, Other Bachelor's Degree 24 $102,952
4 year cost
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 23 $102,952
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 23 $102,952
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 23 $102,952
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 22 $102,952
4 year cost
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $102,952
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $102,952
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $102,952
4 year cost
Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 21 $102,952
4 year cost
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 21 $102,952
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $102,952
4 year cost
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 20 $102,952
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $102,952
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 19 $102,952
4 year cost
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 18 $102,952
4 year cost
Printmaking Bachelor's Degree 18 $102,952
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 16 $102,952
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $102,952
4 year cost
Metal and Jewelry Arts Bachelor's Degree 15 $102,952
4 year cost
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 14 $102,952
4 year cost
Organizational Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $102,952
4 year cost
Sculpture Bachelor's Degree 11 $102,952
4 year cost
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics Bachelor's Degree 11 $102,952
4 year cost
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 11 $102,952
4 year cost
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 $102,952
4 year cost
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 10 $102,952
4 year cost
Voice and Opera Bachelor's Degree 9 $102,952
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $102,952
4 year cost
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $102,952
4 year cost
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 8 $102,952
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 7 $102,952
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $102,952
4 year cost
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor's Degree 7 $102,952
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 6 $102,952
4 year cost
Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 6 $102,952
4 year cost
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $102,952
4 year cost
Photography Bachelor's Degree 6 $102,952
4 year cost
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree 6 $102,952
4 year cost
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Bachelor's Degree 6 $102,952
4 year cost
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 $102,952
4 year cost
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree 5 $102,952
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 $102,952
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 $102,952
4 year cost
Music Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 4 $102,952
4 year cost
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 4 $102,952
4 year cost
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $102,952
4 year cost
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $102,952
4 year cost
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 $51,476
2 year cost
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $102,952
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $102,952
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $102,952
4 year cost
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $102,952
4 year cost
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 2 $102,952
4 year cost
Biophysics Bachelor's Degree 2 $102,952
4 year cost
Directing and Theatrical Production Bachelor's Degree 2 $102,952
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 $102,952
4 year cost
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $102,952
4 year cost
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 2 $102,952
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Music Pedagogy Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Applied Mathematics, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Natural Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 $102,952
4 year cost

About Temple University

Temple University is a four year public college located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Full time enrollment is 31,241 and part time is 5,681.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 18,731 applicants. 12,593 were admitted and 4,132 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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  • 1801 North Broad Street
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 19122-6096

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