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Faculty and Class Size

% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 13%
10-19 Students: 46%
20-29 Students: 18%
30-39 Students: 6%
40-49 Students: 4%
50-99 Students: 7%
100 or More Students: 5%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
92%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 77%
5 Years: 83%
6 Years: 84%

Special Study Options

Accelerated program
Cross-registration
Distance Learning
Double major
Dual enrollment
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Honors Program
Independent study
Internships
ROTC
  Army
  Navy
  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 services20%
2.  Visual and performing arts20%
3.  Social sciences15%
4.  Communication, journalism, and related programs9%
5.  Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities7%
6.  Health professions and related clinical sciences5%
7.  Psychology4%
8.  English language and literature/letters3%
9.  History3%
10.  Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics2%

Required Courses

Arts/Fine Arts
Computer Literacy
English (Including Composition)
Foreign Languages
History
Humanities
Mathematics
Philosophy
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

Majors

Major Category/Major

Architecture and related services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning  Yes  

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies YesYes  
American/United States Studies/Civilization  Yes Yes
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other YesYes  
East Asian Studies YesYes  
European Studies/Civilization YesYes  
Latin American Studies Yes   
Near and Middle Eastern Studies YesYes  
Russian Studies  Yes  
Western European Studies  Yes Yes

Biological and biomedical sciences
Anatomy  Yes  
Animal Physiology  Yes Yes
Biochemistry Yes   
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other  Yes  
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology    Yes
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology  Yes Yes
Pathology/Experimental Pathology  Yes Yes
Pharmacology  Yes Yes
Toxicology    Yes

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes Yes
Business Administration and Management, General  Yes Yes
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other YesYes  
Business/Commerce, GeneralYes    
Business/Managerial Economics Yes  Yes
Finance, General YesYes Yes
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management YesYes  
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General  Yes  
Labor and Industrial Relations Yes   
Real Estate YesYes  
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Yes  Yes

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

Communications technologies/technicians and support services
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician YesYes Yes

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, OtherYesYesYes  
Computer and Information Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Information Science/Studies  Yes  

Education
Art Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Business Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes  
Curriculum and Instruction    Yes
Education, General  Yes  
Education, Other  Yes Yes
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments Yes   
Educational Leadership and Administration, General    Yes
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching YesYes Yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching YesYes  
Music Teacher Education YesYes  
Reading Teacher Education  Yes  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Yes   
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education    Yes
Social Studies Teacher Education  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General  Yes  
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor  Yes Yes
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education    Yes

Engineering
Operations Research Yes  Yes

English language and literature/letters
Creative Writing  Yes  
English Language and Literature, General YesYes Yes
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) YesYes Yes
Speech and Rhetorical Studies  Yes  

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

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature  Yes  
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General YesYes Yes
Comparative Literature YesYes Yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General YesYes Yes
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other Yes   
French Language and Literature YesYes Yes
German Language and Literature Yes  Yes
Hebrew Language and Literature YesYes Yes
Italian Language and Literature YesYes Yes
Japanese Language and Literature  Yes  
Linguistics YesYes Yes
Russian Language and Literature Yes   
Spanish Language and Literature YesYes Yes

Major Category/Major

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist YesYes Yes
Cardiovascular Technology/TechnologistYes    
Dental Hygiene/HygienistYesYes   
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician  Yes  
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)   Yes 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, OtherYes Yes Yes
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management  Yes  
Medicine (MD)   Yes 
Nursing, Other  Yes  
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) YesYes Yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist  Yes Yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist  Yes Yes
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  

History
History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 
Legal Professions and Studies, Other  Yes Yes

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

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

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Neuroscience Yes   

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management Yes  Yes

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

Physical sciences
Chemistry, General YesYes Yes
Physics, General YesYes Yes

Psychology
Clinical Psychology    Yes
Counseling Psychology    Yes
Educational Psychology  Yes Yes
Experimental Psychology    Yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology  Yes Yes
Psychology, General YesYes  
Psychology, Other    Yes
Social Psychology    Yes

Public administration and social service professions
Community Organization and Advocacy Yes   
Public Administration YesYes Yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other YesYes Yes
Social Work YesYes Yes

Social sciences
Anthropology YesYes Yes
Archeology Yes   
Economics, General YesYes Yes
International Relations and Affairs YesYes  
Political Science and Government, General YesYes Yes
Social Sciences, General YesYes  
Social Sciences, Other Yes  Yes
Sociology YesYes Yes
Urban Studies/Affairs Yes   

Transportation and materials moving
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other  Yes  

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation  Yes Yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production YesYes Yes
Commercial and Advertising Art  Yes  
Dance, General YesYes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes Yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other YesYes  
Fine/Studio Arts, General YesYes Yes
Music Performance, General YesYes Yes
Music, General Yes  Yes
Photography Yes   
Visual and Performing Arts, Other YesYes 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.