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Degrees Offered

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

Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 13.3 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 29%
10-19 Students: 39%
20-29 Students: 21%
30-39 Students: 7%
40-49 Students: 2%
50-99 Students: 2%
100 or More Students: 2%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 73%
5 Years: 79%
6 Years: 79%

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 services27%
2.  Communication, journalism, and related programs18%
3.  Social sciences11%
4.  Visual and performing arts7%
5.  Psychology7%
6.  Public administration and social service professions5%
7.  Multi/interdisciplinary studies5%
8.  Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics4%
9.  Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities4%
10.  Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies3%

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

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization  Yes  
Asian Studies/Civilization Yes   
European Studies/Civilization Yes   
Latin American Studies Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry Yes   
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Yes   

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting Yes   
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes  
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other  Yes  
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other Yes   
Finance, General Yes   
International Business/Trade/Commerce YesYes  
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Advertising Yes   
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric YesYes  
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Yes   
Journalism Yes   
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other Yes   
Public Relations/Image Management Yes   
Radio and Television Yes   

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Yes   

Chemistry Teacher Education Yes   
Education, General  Yes  
Education, Other  Yes Yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other  Yes Yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes  
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Yes   
Music Teacher Education Yes   

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

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

Major Category/Major

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature Yes   

History, General YesYes  

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

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

Mathematics and statistics
Mathematics, General Yes   

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Biopsychology Yes   
International/Global Studies Yes   
Mathematics and Computer Science Yes   
Natural Sciences Yes   

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Yes   

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy Yes   
Religion/Religious Studies Yes   

Clinical Psychology  Yes Yes
Psychology, General YesYes  

Public administration and social service professions
Public Policy Analysis  Yes  

Social sciences
Economics, General Yes   
Political Science and Government, General Yes   
Sociology Yes   

Theology and religious vocations
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)   Yes 
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other  Yes  

Visual and performing arts
Acting Yes   
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Yes   
Art/Art Studies, General Yes   
Directing and Theatrical Production Yes   
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Yes   
Music, General Yes   
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 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.