Temple University

Temple University (Temple or TU) is a public state-related research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1884 by the Baptist minister Russell Conwell and his congregation Grace Baptist Church of Philadelphia then called Baptist Temple.[5] On May 12, 1888, it was renamed the Temple College of Philadelphia. By 1907, the institution revised its institutional status and was incorporated as a research university.[6][7]

Temple University
Former names
The Temple College of Philadelphia (18881907)
MottoPerseverantia Vincit (Latin)
Motto in English
"Perseverance Conquers"
TypePublic state-related research university
Established1884; 139 years ago (1884)
FounderRussell Conwell
Academic affiliations
Endowment$873 million (2021)[1]
ChairMitchell L. Morgan
ChancellorRichard M. Englert (honorary)
ProvostGregory N. Mandel
Academic staff
1,487 part-time;
2,271 full-time (Fall 2020)[2]
Administrative staff
4,471 (Fall 2020)[2]
Students37,365 (Fall 2020)[2]
Undergraduates27,307 (Fall 2020)[2]
Postgraduates10,058 (Fall 2020)[2]
Location, ,
United States
CampusLarge City,[3] 115 acres (47 ha) (main campus)
Other campuses
NewspaperThe Temple News
Colors  Cherry
Sporting affiliations
  • Hooter T. Owl
  • Stella (live owl)

As of 2020, about 37,289 undergraduate, graduate and professional students were enrolled at the university.[2] Temple is among the world's largest providers of professional education (law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering and architecture), preparing the largest body of professional practitioners in Pennsylvania.[8][9]

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