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Faculty and Class Size

% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 8%
10-19 Students: 42%
20-29 Students: 21%
30-39 Students: 11%
40-49 Students: 5%
50-99 Students: 8%
100 or More Students: 6%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 28%
5 Years: 49%
6 Years: 56%

Special Study Options

Accelerated program
Distance Learning
Double major
Dual enrollment
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Honors Program
Independent study
  Air Force
Student-designed major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Weekend College

Most Popular Degrees

Major Category

% of Bachelor's Degrees

1.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services17%
2.  Multi/interdisciplinary studies11%
3.  Communication, journalism, and related programs10%
4.  Education9%
5.  Engineering8%
6.  Social sciences8%
7.  Visual and performing arts7%
8.  Psychology5%
9.  Biological and biomedical sciences5%
10.  Security and protective services4%

Required Courses

Arts/Fine Arts
Computer Literacy
English (Including Composition)
Foreign Languages
Sciences (Biological or Physical)
Social Science

Student Services

Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
for Current Students

College Credit

Dual Credit
Credit for Life Experiences
Advanced Placement


Major Category/Major

Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences
Agricultural Business and Management, General YesYes  

Architecture and related services
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD) YesYes  
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning YesYes  
Interior Architecture Yes   
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD) Yes   

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies Yes   
American Indian/Native American Studies Yes   
American/United States Studies/Civilization Yes   
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other Yes   
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Yes   
Women's Studies Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry YesYes  
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes  
Botany/Plant Biology Yes   
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology  Yes  
Conservation Biology Yes   
Microbiology, General YesYes  
Molecular Biology Yes   

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes  
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes  
Construction Management YesYes  
Finance, General Yes   
International Business/Trade/Commerce Yes   
Management Information Systems, General Yes   
Management Science, General  Yes  
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management YesYes  
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management Yes   
Real Estate Yes   
Taxation  Yes  
Tourism and Travel Services Management Yes   

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric YesYes  
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Yes   
Journalism, Other YesYes  
Radio and Television Yes   

Communications technologies/technicians and support services
Graphic Communications, General Yes   

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer Science YesYes  
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst YesYes  

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes  
Curriculum and Instruction  Yes  
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Yes   
Education, Other Yes   
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes  
Educational/Instructional Media Design  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching YesYes  
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration  Yes  
Music Teacher Education YesYes  
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching  Yes  
Secondary Education and Teaching YesYes  
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General YesYes  
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor  Yes  

Engineering technologies/technicians
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Yes   
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician Yes   
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other  Yes  
Industrial Technology/Technician Yes   
Manufacturing Technology/Technician Yes   
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Yes   

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering YesYes  
Biomedical/Medical Engineering YesYes  
Chemical Engineering YesYes  
Civil Engineering, General YesYes  
Computer Engineering, General Yes   
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes  
Engineering, General  Yes  
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Yes   
Industrial Engineering YesYes  
Materials Science YesYes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes  

English language and literature/letters
Creative Writing  Yes  
English Language and Literature, General YesYes  

Major Category/Major

Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Family Resource Management Studies, General YesYes  
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General YesYes  

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General YesYes  
French Language and Literature YesYes  
German Language and Literature YesYes  
Italian Language and Literature Yes   
Russian Language and Literature Yes   
Spanish Language and Literature YesYes  

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other  Yes  
Communication Disorders, General Yes   
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Yes   
Health/Health Care Administration/Management  Yes  
Music Therapy/Therapist Yes   
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) YesYes  

History, General YesYes  
History, Other Yes   

Legal professions and studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)  Yes  
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other  Yes  

Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Yes   
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other  Yes  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies YesYes  

Mathematics and statistics
Computational Mathematics Yes   
Mathematics, General YesYes  
Statistics, General  Yes  

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
International/Global Studies Yes   
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other YesYes  
Natural Sciences  Yes  

Natural resources and conservation
Land Use Planning and Management/Development  Yes  

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other YesYes  
Kinesiology and Exercise Science YesYes  
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies YesYes  

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy YesYes  
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other Yes   
Religion/Religious Studies YesYes  

Physical sciences
Chemistry, General YesYes  
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes  
Physics, General YesYes  

Educational Psychology  Yes  
Psychology, General YesYes  
Psychology, Other YesYes  

Public administration and social service professions
Public Administration  Yes  
Public Policy Analysis  Yes  
Social Work YesYes  

Science technologies/technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Yes   

Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration YesYes  
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies YesYes  

Social sciences
Anthropology YesYes  
Criminology  Yes  
Economics, General YesYes  
Geography YesYes  
Political Science and Government, General YesYes  
Social Sciences, General Yes   
Sociology YesYes  

Transportation and materials moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Yes   
Air Traffic Controller Yes   

Visual and performing arts
Art/Art Studies, General YesYes  
Dance, General YesYes  
Design and Applied Arts, Other YesYes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other Yes   
Graphic Design Yes   
Industrial Design Yes   
Music Performance, General YesYes  
Music Theory and Composition YesYes  
Music, General YesYes  
Visual and Performing Arts, General Yes   

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS database. Survey files used include Institutional Characteristics, Enrollments and Student Financial Aid; Survey years include 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010. The information on this page is believed to be accurate for the 2009 school year, though College Toolkit does not guarantee such accuracy.