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Degrees Offered

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Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Professional Degree:
Doctoral Degree:

Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 12%
10-19 Students: 37%
20-29 Students: 17%
30-39 Students: 15%
40-49 Students: 9%
50-99 Students: 7%
100 or More Students: 2%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years:
5 Years: 60%
6 Years: 66%

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 services25%
2.  Engineering11%
3.  Social sciences10%
4.  Health professions and related clinical sciences9%
5.  Security and protective services8%
6.  Communication, journalism, and related programs7%
7.  Visual and performing arts7%
8.  Psychology5%
9.  Biological and biomedical sciences4%
10.  Computer and information sciences and support 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

Architecture and related services
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD) YesYes  

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry Yes   
Bioinformatics  Yes  
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Biomedical Sciences, General    Yes
Biotechnology YesYes  
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography  Yes  
Toxicology Yes   

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Business Administration and Management, General Yes   
Business/Commerce, GeneralYes Yes  
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies YesYes  
Finance, GeneralYesYesYes  
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, GeneralYesYes   
International Business/Trade/Commerce Yes   
Logistics and Materials ManagementYesYes   
Management Information Systems, GeneralYesYes   
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other  Yes  
Marketing/Marketing Management, GeneralYesYes   
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management  Yes  
Operations Management and Supervision Yes   
Taxation  Yes  

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric Yes   
Journalism YesYes  
Organizational Communication, General YesYes  

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications  Yes  
Information Science/Studies YesYes  
Information Technology YesYes  

Biology Teacher Education  Yes  
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services  Yes  
Education, General  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching  Yes  
Secondary Education and Teaching  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General  Yes  

Engineering technologies/technicians
Computer Engineering Technology/TechnicianYesYes   
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/TechnicianYesYes   
Engineering/Industrial Management  Yes  
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/TechnicianYesYes   

Chemical Engineering YesYes Yes
Civil Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Computer Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes Yes
Engineering, General    Yes
Geotechnical Engineering  Yes  
Industrial Engineering YesYes Yes
Manufacturing Engineering  Yes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes Yes
Operations Research  Yes  
Structural Engineering  Yes  
Transportation and Highway Engineering  Yes  

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

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL) Yes   
American Sign Language, Other  Yes  
French Language and Literature Yes   
Linguistics YesYes  
Spanish Language and Literature YesYes  

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth YesYes  
Athletic Training/Trainer Yes   
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences    Yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist YesYes  
Clinical and Industrial Drug Development (MS, PhD)  Yes  
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Critical Care Nursing  Yes  
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)Yes    
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other Yes   
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Yes   
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General Yes   
Nurse Anesthetist  Yes  
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)  Yes  
Nursing, Other  Yes  
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) Yes   
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)  Yes Yes
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])   Yes 
Physical Therapy/Therapist Yes  Yes
Physician Assistant  Yes  
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing  Yes  
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist  Yes  
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist  Yes  

Major Category/Major

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
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other YesYes  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal StudiesYesYesYes  

Mathematics and statistics
Applied Mathematics  Yes  
Mathematics, General YesYes Yes

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Neuroscience Yes   

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Studies Yes   

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science  Yes  
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management  Yes  

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy Yes   

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

Counseling Psychology  Yes Yes
Psychology, General YesYes Yes
School Psychology  Yes Yes

Public administration and social service professions
Human Services, General Yes   
Public Administration  Yes  
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other Yes   
Public Policy Analysis    Yes

Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration  Yes  
Criminal Justice/Police ScienceYesYes   
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Yes   

Social sciences
Economics, General YesYes  
International Relations and Affairs Yes   
Political Science and Government, General YesYes  
Sociology YesYes Yes

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Yes   
Art/Art Studies, General Yes   
Cinematography and Film/Video Production Yes   
Design and Visual Communications, General Yes   
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Yes   
Graphic Design Yes   
Music, 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.