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Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 17.2 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 11%
10-19 Students: 22%
20-29 Students: 29%
30-39 Students: 13%
40-49 Students: 8%
50-99 Students: 10%
100 or More Students: 8%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
92%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 60%
5 Years: 82%
6 Years: 85%

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 services17%
2.  Engineering13%
3.  Communication, journalism, and related programs9%
4.  Social sciences7%
5.  Education6%
6.  Health professions and related clinical sciences6%
7.  Computer and information sciences and support services5%
8.  Psychology4%
9.  Biological and biomedical sciences4%
10.  Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies4%

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

Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Yes   
Agricultural and Extension Education Services YesYes  
Agricultural Business and Management, OtherYes    
Agricultural Economics  Yes  
Agricultural Mechanization, General Yes   
Agriculture, General Yes   
Agronomy and Crop Science YesYes  
Animal Sciences, General YesYes  
Animal Sciences, Other Yes   
Food Science YesYes  
Horticultural Science YesYes  
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Yes   
Plant Sciences, Other  Yes  
Soil Science and Agronomy, General YesYes  
Turf and Turfgrass Management Yes   

Architecture and related services
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD) YesYes  
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD) YesYes  

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies Yes   
American/United States Studies/Civilization Yes   
East Asian Studies Yes   
Latin American Studies Yes   
Women's Studies Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Animal Physiology  Yes  
Biochemistry YesYes  
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other YesYes  
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes  
Biotechnology  Yes  
Ecology  Yes  
Entomology  Yes  
Genetics, General  Yes  
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Yes   
Pathology/Experimental Pathology  Yes  
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology  Yes  
Toxicology Yes   

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting Yes   
Actuarial Science Yes   
Business Administration and Management, General  Yes  
Business/Commerce, GeneralYes    
Business/Managerial Economics Yes   
Finance, General Yes   
Hospitality Administration/Management, OtherYesYesYes  
Labor and Industrial Relations YesYes  
Logistics and Materials Management Yes   
Management Information Systems, General Yes   
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   
Organizational Behavior Studies Yes   

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

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General Yes   
Computer Science  Yes  
Information Science/StudiesYesYesYes  

Education
Adult and Continuing Education Administration YesYes  
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching  Yes  
Art Teacher Education YesYes  
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services  Yes  
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes  
Curriculum and Instruction  Yes  
Educational Evaluation and Research  Yes  
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes  
Educational/Instructional Media Design  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching Yes   
Foreign Language Teacher Education Yes   
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration  Yes  
Music Teacher Education YesYes  
Secondary Education and Teaching Yes   
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
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology  Yes  

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering YesYes  
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering YesYes  
Architectural Engineering YesYes  
Biomedical/Medical Engineering YesYes  
Chemical Engineering YesYes  
Civil Engineering, General YesYes  
Computer Engineering, General Yes   
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes  
Engineering Mechanics  Yes  
Engineering Science YesYes  
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering YesYes  
Industrial Engineering YesYes  
Materials Engineering  Yes  
Materials Science YesYes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes  
Mining and Mineral Engineering YesYes  
Nuclear Engineering YesYes  
Petroleum Engineering YesYes  
Surveying Engineering Yes   

Major Category/Major

English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature, General YesYes  

Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, GeneralYesYesYes  
Human Nutrition YesYes  

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

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Communication Disorders, General YesYes  
Dietitian AssistantYes    
Health/Health Care Administration/Management YesYes  
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) YesYes  
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Yes   
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other Yes   

History
History, General YesYes  

Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD)  Yes  

Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal StudiesYesYes   

Mathematics and statistics
Mathematics, General YesYes  
Statistics, General YesYes  

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Biological and Physical Sciences Yes   
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Yes   
Neuroscience  Yes  

Natural resources and conservation
Forest Sciences and Biology Yes   
Forest Technology/Technician Yes   
Forestry, General  Yes  
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other YesYes  
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Yes   

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science YesYes  
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management YesYes  
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies  Yes  

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

Physical sciences
Acoustics  Yes  
Astronomy YesYes  
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General YesYes  
Chemistry, General YesYes  
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Yes   
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes  
Physics, General YesYes  

Psychology
Educational Psychology  Yes  
Psychology, General YesYes  
School Psychology  Yes  

Public administration and social service professions
Community Organization and Advocacy  Yes  

Science technologies/technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Yes   

Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Yes   
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies  Yes  
Forensic Science and Technology YesYes  
Security and Protective Services, Other Yes   

Social sciences
Anthropology Yes   
Applied Economics Yes   
Archeology Yes   
Economics, General YesYes  
Geography YesYes  
International Relations and Affairs Yes   
Political Science and Government, General YesYes  
Social Sciences, Other  Yes  
Sociology YesYes  

Visual and performing arts
Acting Yes   
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes  
Art/Art Studies, General YesYes  
Conducting  Yes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General  Yes  
Film/Cinema Studies Yes   
Graphic Design Yes   
Music History, Literature, and Theory  Yes  
Music Performance, General YesYes  
Music Theory and Composition  Yes  
Music, General Yes   
Piano and Organ  Yes  
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Yes   
Visual and Performing Arts, General Yes   
Voice and Opera  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.