Students looking for a top-value school need look no further than Temple University. It is a university based in Philadelphia, Pa. that is ranked in the top 28 percent of universities by return on investment. Much of campus life revolves around sports (Go Owls!), and the urban location lets student freely explore the diverse, interesting city at their fingertips. This report is based on the responses of Temple graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 

6.5 %

Total 4 Year Cost 


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% High Meaning 

67 %

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Temple University Median Salary by Job





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About This School

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans

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Temple alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the education industry, the financial services industry, and the health care services industry. The most popular professional field seems to be the health care industry. Those with an education from Temple earn an average of $59K.


Former Temple students with an interest in making money consider becoming Executive Directors, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $86K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Project Managers (around $71K) and Operations Managers (about $60K). Marketing Coordinators face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $41K.


Despite handing out the worst average salary ($58K), Philadelphia, Pa. holds on to its Temple student population, and nearly two in five grads continue to reside in the city. Temple alumni in search of the largest paycheck, on the other hand, will find it in Baltimore, Md. where approximately $70K is the average pay. Washington, DC and King of Prussia, Pa. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of $86K per year, former Owls who have a Master of Engineering (MEng / ME) are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Communication — their annual income amounts to $46K on average.


Many Temple grads have knowledge of Project Management, with one in eight alumni using this program on the clock. Knowledge of Financial Analysis seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 17 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $69K). Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). A large number of grads report contributing to a 401(k). It is no small feat that most survey participants are given health coverage, and a strong majority of former students accept dental insurance. Temple University grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $59K for West Virginia University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Temple grads. Other schools similar to Temple include the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY at Binghamton.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1510 1840
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for Temple University


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Job Satisfaction

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