Johns Hopkins University is a private, not-for-profit university, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins was founded in 1876. It’s located in a large city, where students can sightsee and visit plenty of interesting, off-campus locations. The Baltimore/Washington International Airport is not far away, should students need to take a flight home or to a job interview. The campus itself is spacious and large - students can live in dorms and, if they want to eat out, they have several options to choose from.
Overview of Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
The student-faculty ratio is 7 to 1, which benefits students and professors. Student enrollment at the university includes 26,100+ students. Undergraduates make up 6,000+ of the student population; graduate students number 20,000+. The division between male and female students skews slightly toward the women—they make up 54% of the student body, with male students making up 46%.
Delving into more information about Johns Hopkins University, it holds a Carnegie classification for doctoral universities with “very high research activity”. While it’s a private university, it is not affiliated with any religious organization.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||7:1|
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JHU Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||N/A|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||January 2|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
JHU Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Tuition, fees, and books cost students $56,600+ in a recent academic year. Financial aid (grants, scholarships, and student loans) helps to lower this cost so that the average net price to freshmen students and their families is closer to $27,900. The price that students and their families pay is based on their income:
Families earning up to $30,000 pay around $13,968; families who earn $30,001 to $48,000 pay $8,852 in average net price; families who earn $48,001 to $75,000 pay $15,396; families earning $75,001 to $110,000 pay $19,618; and families who earn $110,000 or more pay $47,583. Financial aid is available to families in need. Students receiving this aid numbered at 990, or 70% of the student body. Grants or scholarships were awarded to 823 students (58%); and institutional grants and scholarships were awarded to 816 students or 58%.
|Average net price||2017-2018|
|Average Total Aid||$41,995|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||70%|
|Room & Board||$16,310|
- Tuition In-State - $55,350
- Tuition Out-of-State - $55,350
- Books and Supplies - $1,250
- Room & Board - $16,310
- Other - $1,118
Johns Hopkins University’s retention rate of first-time students is 97%; this indicates that they returned to the university for at least their second academic year after finishing their first. The 4-year graduation rate for undergraduate students is 87%; the six-year graduation rate is 93%.
Working students have two options to access classes: They can either attend evening classes after work or they can enroll into online, or distance learning classes.
Students deciding on their majors are most likely to choose the following degree programs: biological and biomedical sciences; business, management, marketing and related support services; computer and information sciences and support services; education; engineering; engineering technology and engineering-related fields; health professions and related programs; mathematics and statistics; multi/interdisciplinary studies; physical sciences; public administration and social service professions; social sciences; and the visual and performing arts.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||300 Total Graduates / 22%|
|Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology||114 Graduates|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||20 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||292 Total Graduates / 21%|
|Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering||99 Graduates|
|Chemical Engineering||87 Graduates|
|Mechanical Engineering||33 Graduates|
|Materials Engineering||20 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||17 Graduates|
|All Social Science Majors||185 Total Graduates / 13%|
|Economics, General||79 Graduates|
|International Relations and Affairs||72 Graduates|
|Political Science and Government, General||19 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||143 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Public Health, General||143 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||81 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Cognitive Science||36 Graduates|
|Human Biology||18 Graduates|
|Behavioral Sciences||16 Graduates|
|Natural Sciences||11 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||28%|
Outcome & Salary
Graduates of Johns Hopkins University earn good salaries. Early-career salaries average $67,200; mid-career salaries, $85,000; and late-career salaries, $117,100. The true test of a good outcome for Johns Hopkins University graduates comes 10 and 20 years later. Their 10-year salary earning potential is $850,000 and their 20-year earnings potential is closer to $2,021,000. This means the 10-year projected return on investment (ROI) is $738,528; the 20-year projected ROI is $1,909,528.
If you want to compare this to the salaries of high school graduates, their 10-year projected income is $379,600 and the 20-year projected income, $759,200.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$67,200|
|College Grads Average Salary||$85,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$117,100|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$850,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$2,021,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$111,472|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$738,528|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,909,528|
|No Colleage Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$37,960|
|10 Year Projected Income||$379,600|
|20 Year Projected Income||$759,200|
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