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Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 14.1 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students:
10-19 Students:
20-29 Students:
30-39 Students:
40-49 Students:
50-99 Students:
100 or More Students:

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
90%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 47%
5 Years: 67%
6 Years: 73%

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.  Social sciences16%
2.  Biological and biomedical sciences10%
3.  Communication, journalism, and related programs10%
4.  Psychology10%
5.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services8%
6.  Engineering8%
7.  History5%
8.  English language and literature/letters5%
9.  Visual and performing arts4%
10.  Security and protective services4%

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
Agricultural Economics  Yes  
Agriculture, General Yes   
Animal Sciences, General Yes  Yes
Food Science YesYes Yes
Plant Sciences, General Yes   

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

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies Yes   
American/United States Studies/Civilization Yes   
East Asian Studies Yes   
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Yes   
Latin American Studies Yes   
Near and Middle Eastern Studies Yes   
Russian Studies Yes   
Women's Studies YesYes Yes

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry YesYes Yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Yes   
Biometry/Biometrics Yes   
Biotechnology Yes   
Botany/Plant Biology  Yes Yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology YesYes Yes
Ecology  Yes Yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Yes   
Microbiology, General Yes   
Molecular Biology Yes   
Molecular Genetics YesYes Yes
Physiology, General    Yes
Toxicology    Yes

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting Yes   
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes  
Finance, General Yes   
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General  Yes  
Labor and Industrial Relations YesYes  
Management Science, General Yes   
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   

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

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

Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching  Yes  
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes Yes
Education, General  Yes Yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes Yes
Educational Statistics and Research Methods  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching  Yes  
English/Language Arts Teacher Education  Yes  
Foreign Language Teacher Education  Yes  
Mathematics Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Reading Teacher Education  Yes  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education  Yes Yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education  Yes Yes
Social Studies Teacher Education  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General  Yes Yes
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other  Yes Yes

Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering Yes   
Biomedical/Medical Engineering YesYes Yes
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering YesYes Yes
Chemical Engineering YesYes Yes
Civil Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes Yes
Engineering Science Yes   
Industrial Engineering YesYes Yes
Mechanical Engineering YesYes Yes
Operations Research  Yes Yes

Major Category/Major

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

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

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)  Yes Yes
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])   Yes 
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH) YesYes Yes

History
History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 

Library science
Library Science/Librarianship  Yes Yes

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

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Biological and Physical Sciences    Yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Yes   
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Yes  Yes
Neuroscience    Yes
Nutrition Sciences YesYes Yes

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Science YesYes Yes
Environmental Studies Yes   
Natural Resources Management and Policy Yes   

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

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

Physical sciences
Astrophysics Yes   
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other    Yes
Chemistry, General YesYes Yes
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes Yes
Meteorology Yes   
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical  Yes Yes
Physics, Other YesYes Yes

Psychology
Educational Psychology  Yes  
Psychology, General YesYes Yes

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

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

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

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes Yes
Art/Art Studies, General YesYes  
Dance, General Yes   
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Music Performance, General YesYes Yes
Music, General 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.