Thunderbird School of Global Management

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2019 Default Rate
1.53%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
327
89.9% Full-Time

About

Thunderbird School of Global Management is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2017, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Thunderbird School of Global Management were International Business, Trade, & Commerce (68 degrees awarded) and International Relations & Affairs (43 degrees).

In 2017, 116 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management. 43.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (46 degrees), 2.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.53%
2019 Default Rate
367
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Thunderbird School of Global Management was 1.53%, which represents 367 out of the 24063 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Thunderbird School of Global Management had a total enrollment of 327 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Thunderbird School of Global Management is 294 students and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Thunderbird School of Global Management are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Thunderbird School of Global Management, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Asian, 4.59% Black or African American, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.612% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.612% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.4%), followed by White Female (17.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.84%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 327 students. The full-time enrollment at Thunderbird School of Global Management is 294 and the part-time enrollment is 33. This means that 89.9% of students enrolled at Thunderbird School of Global Management are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    119 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    49 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    17 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Thunderbird School of Global Management is 36.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Asian, 4.59% Black or African American, 2.75% Two or More Races, 0.612% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.612% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3 students (0.917%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 16 fewer women than men received degrees from Thunderbird School of Global Management. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Thunderbird School of Global Management is white (46 degrees awarded). There were 2.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Thunderbird School of Global Management is International Business, Trade, & Commerce (68 degrees awarded), followed by International Relations & Affairs (43 degrees).

In 2017,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Thunderbird School of Global Management, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (43 degrees awarded) and Business (73 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Thunderbird School of Global Management are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2017 are Social Sciences (43 degrees awarded) and Business (73 degrees) (as of 2017).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Thunderbird School of Global Management are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Thunderbird School of Global Management are Social Sciences (43 degrees awarded) and Business (73 degrees) (as of 2017).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Thunderbird School of Global Management are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Thunderbird School of Global Management are Social Sciences (43 degrees awarded) and Business (73 degrees) (as of 2017).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2017)
  1. 68 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common masters degree concentration at Thunderbird School of Global Management was International Business, Trade, & Commerce with 68 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

66
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2017
50
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2017

In 2017, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is 1.32 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (50).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Thunderbird School of Global Management in International Business, Trade, & Commerce, which is 1.83 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Thunderbird School of Global Management in International Relations & Affairs, which is 1.39 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. White
    46 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Thunderbird School of Global Management is white (46 degrees awarded). There were 2.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

1.72% of degree recipients (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2017)
  1. White Male
    29 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Thunderbird School of Global Management is white male (29 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (17 degrees).

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Operations

Thunderbird School of Global Management employs 10 Associate professors, 8 Professors and 5 Assistant professors. Most academics at Thunderbird School of Global Management are Male Professor (6), Male Associate professor (5), and Female Associate professor (5).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thunderbird School of Global Management are: Management, with 60 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$19.6M
2015 Salaries
32.2%
decline from 2014

In 2015, Thunderbird School of Global Management paid a median of $19.6M in salaries, a 32.2% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.8M
Instructional Salaries
17
Number of Employees

In 2015, Thunderbird School of Global Management paid a total of $2.8M to 17 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
10 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
60 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Thunderbird School of Global Management were Associate professor with 10 employees, Professor with 8 employees, and Assistant professor with 5 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Thunderbird School of Global Management were Management with 60 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 16 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Thunderbird School of Global Management was Male Professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 5 employees, and Female Associate professor with 5 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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