We are committed to providing opportunities for African students with access to high-quality, low-cost education in other nations.
Jefferson is rewriting the rules and resetting the odds. We are changing higher education to provide our students with unparalleled value. Jefferson is a model professional university born out of a unique merger of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. Through our distinctive and award-winning 21st-century curriculum, we are preparing students with the skills they need to succeed and lead now and in the future of work. At Jefferson, we are helping you to redefine what’s humanly possible.
We Improve Lives.
We are a university with preeminence in transdisciplinary, experiential professional education, research and discovery, delivering exceptional value for 21st century students with excellence in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion & textiles, health, science and social science – infused with liberal arts.
Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value.
Put People First
Be Bold and Think Differently
Do the Right Thing
We are reimagining diversity and inclusion to promote and cultivate an inclusive environment that celebrates the differences and similarities of our patients, families, students, workforce and the communities we serve to achieve an equitable culture.
From Jefferson Medical College to Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Philadelphia Textile School to Philadelphia University – we have a rich legacy. In fact, through unifying two widely acclaimed and highly honored legacies of innovation, education, research and professional excellence we’ve surpassed 300 years of combined history.
Thomas Jefferson University was founded in 1824 as Jefferson Medical College, and Philadelphia University was founded in 1884 as the Philadelphia Textile School. Both were ahead of their time and focused on the importance of experiential learning. The new Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was established on July 1, 2017 as a result of the merger of our two respected universities.
Transforming Words Into Action
‘As an institution, we are united, and we are clear: The suffering of anyone in our community injures us all. Racism is unacceptable. We stand together against racial oppression and injustice. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Sean Reed and Breonna Taylor, and the harassment of people of color, are devastating failures of our society.’
At Jefferson, our students cross-disciplines to discover new possibilities, and work with expert faculty who know just what it takes to break the mold. By combining two Universities forged from excellence, we’re propelled into a new era of education—one where we redefine what exists, and all that can be.
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undergrads securing jobs or accepted into graduate schools