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Herb Magee

Hall of Fame Coach Magee To Retire

After a career that saw him become the all-time NCAA Division II wins leader, Naismith Hall of Famer Herb Magee announced on Sept. 7 that he will retire as the head men's basketball coach for the Thomas Jefferson University Rams at the end of the upcoming 2021-22 season.


The Value of a Jefferson Degree

Jefferson undergrads have again achieved over a 96% employment and grad school success rate — while a new report found a 100% employment and grad school success rate among College of Architecture & the Built Environment, College of Health Professions, College of Humanities & Sciences and College of Life Sciences programs. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized Jefferson among "10 National Universities Where Grads Are Paid Well."

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New Curriculum

Nexus Learning Nurtures Students’ Creative Sides

Unique learning opportunities at Jefferson set our education apart. Students are immersed in a world of limitless potential through an active, collaborative, hands-on method we call Nexus Learning. These practical experiences are infused into everything we do—including our "Hallmarks Program" and our "Creativity Core Curriculum."


'Swell Surf Foot'

Through their capstone project, a pair of 2020 Jefferson grads hope to get surfers—and fellow adaptive athletes—back out on the waves. Industrial design alumni Zachary Samalonis and Yuhan Zhang spent their senior year developing the Swell Surf Foot, a low-cost, waterproof prosthetic with increased ankle mobility to allow correct surfing mechanics.

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Our campuses are tradition-breakers and beautiful places to learn. We cross the city and the suburbs. From our vibrant Center City campus to our East Falls grounds and beyond, each location offers a unique learning environment to experience all that is Jefferson.

Updates on Our Spring 2021 Semester

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The health and safety of the Jefferson community are of the utmost importance to us. As we continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on our students, faculty and staff, our dedicated site contains updates to the Jefferson community and general information about COVID-19. 


Research at Jefferson

As featured on CBS This Morning, Jefferson researchers – while focusing on a pioneering stroke patient – are studying whether brain implants can improve mobility, how fruit flies decide to sleep or not to sleep, discovering factors in muscular atrophy, in a gene that promotes tumor progression, that microbubbles may improve radiation therapy effectiveness and much more.


Celebration of Innovation

The full breadth of students’ talents and ingenuity took center stage at this year’s Celebration of Innovation. The May 5-6 virtual event highlighted seven diverse projects that featured interdisciplinary collaborations from across the University. From creating a cookbook system that teaches people with intellectual disabilities to cook, to COVID-19 volunteering and training initiatives, students transformed their ideas into practice to make the world a better place.

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Fashion Design Film 2021

Buoyed by student creativity and strength at a time when it’s not possible to host an annual in-person fashion show—the showcase event of their graduating years—May 8 saw the virtual premiere of the program’s first-ever Fashion Design Film. “Our students are resilient and they have the ability to create the most beautiful work in some of the darkest times,” says Farai Simoyi, fashion design program director.

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Fashion Students’ Collections Shine at New York Fashion Week

Two Jefferson fashion design students were invited to showcase their work at the Designers’ Premier show as part of New York Fashion Week in February.

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