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Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 17.3 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 6%
10-19 Students: 30%
20-29 Students: 25%
30-39 Students: 9%
40-49 Students: 6%
50-99 Students: 15%
100 or More Students: 8%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
91%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 48%
5 Years: 73%
6 Years: 78%

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.  Communication, journalism, and related programs13%
2.  Social sciences13%
3.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services13%
4.  Engineering11%
5.  Biological and biomedical sciences8%
6.  Psychology4%
7.  Family and consumer sciences/human sciences4%
8.  Visual and performing arts4%
9.  Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics3%
10.  English language and literature/letters3%

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
Architectural History and Criticism, General  Yes  
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD) YesYes  
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning  Yes  
Environmental Design/Architecture  Yes  
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)  Yes  

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization YesYes  
Asian Studies/Civilization YesYes  
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other Yes   
European Studies/Civilization Yes   
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies  Yes  
Latin American Studies YesYes  
Near and Middle Eastern Studies YesYes  
Russian Studies YesYes  
Women's Studies  Yes  

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry YesYes  
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Yes   
Botany/Plant Biology  Yes  
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology  Yes  
Microbiology, General  Yes  
Population Biology  Yes  

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes  
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes  
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other  Yes  
Business/Commerce, General YesYes  
Finance, General YesYes  
Logistics and Materials Management Yes   
Management Information Systems, General Yes   
Marketing/Marketing Management, General YesYes  

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

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General YesYes  

Education
Art Teacher Education  Yes  
Curriculum and Instruction  Yes  
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes  
Foreign Language Teacher Education  Yes  
Health Teacher Education  Yes  
Mathematics Teacher Education  Yes  
Music Teacher Education  Yes  
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching  Yes  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General  Yes  

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering YesYes  
Architectural Engineering YesYes  
Biomedical/Medical Engineering YesYes  
Chemical Engineering YesYes  
Civil Engineering, General YesYes  
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes  
Engineering Mechanics  Yes  
Engineering, Other  Yes  
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering  Yes  
Industrial Engineering  Yes  
Materials Engineering  Yes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes  
Petroleum Engineering YesYes  

English language and literature/letters
Creative Writing  Yes  
English Composition Yes   
English Language and Literature, General YesYes  
Speech and Rhetorical Studies  Yes  

Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General Yes   
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Yes   
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Yes   
Human Development and Family Studies, General YesYes  

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature YesYes  
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General YesYes  
Comparative Literature  Yes  
Czech Language and Literature Yes   
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General YesYes  
French Language and Literature YesYes  
German Language and Literature Yes   
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General  Yes  
Hebrew Language and Literature YesYes  
Iranian/Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics  Yes  
Italian Language and Literature Yes   
Latin Language and Literature Yes   
Linguistics YesYes  
Portuguese Language and Literature YesYes  
Russian Language and Literature Yes   
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Yes   
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General  Yes  
Spanish Language and Literature YesYes  

Major Category/Major

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer Yes   
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Communication Disorders, General YesYes  
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General Yes   
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) YesYes  
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other  Yes  
Public Health Education and Promotion  Yes  

History
History, General YesYes  

Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD)  Yes  

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

Library science
Library Science/Librarianship  Yes  

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

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization Yes   
Biological and Physical Sciences  Yes  
Historic Preservation and Conservation  Yes  
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other YesYes  
Nutrition Sciences  Yes  

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

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

Physical sciences
Astronomy YesYes  
Chemistry, General YesYes  
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Yes   
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes  
Geophysics and Seismology Yes   
Hydrology and Water Resources Science Yes   
Physics, General YesYes  
Physics, Other  Yes  

Psychology
Educational Psychology  Yes  
Psychology, General YesYes  

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

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

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes  
Art/Art Studies, General Yes   
Dance, General Yes   
Design and Visual Communications, General YesYes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Fine/Studio Arts, General YesYes  
Interior Design Yes   
Jazz/Jazz Studies Yes   
Music Performance, General Yes   
Music Theory and Composition Yes   
Music, General YesYes  
Visual and Performing Arts, 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.