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Faculty and Class Size

% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 19%
10-19 Students: 23%
20-29 Students: 32%
30-39 Students: 11%
40-49 Students: 4%
50-99 Students: 6%
100 or More Students: 5%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
79%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 32%
5 Years: 52%
6 Years: 57%

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 services14%
2.  Social sciences10%
3.  Biological and biomedical sciences9%
4.  Communication, journalism, and related programs8%
5.  Psychology8%
6.  Education7%
7.  Engineering7%
8.  Visual and performing arts5%
9.  Health professions and related clinical sciences5%
10.  English language and literature/letters5%

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 YesYes  
Agriculture, General Yes   
Agronomy and Crop Science Yes   
Animal Sciences, General YesYes  
Horticultural Science Yes   
Plant Sciences, General YesYes  
Range Science and Management  Yes  
Soil Science and Agronomy, General  Yes  

Architecture and related services
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD) YesYes  
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning YesYes  
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)  Yes  

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
American Indian/Native American Studies  Yes  
East Asian Studies YesYes  
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies YesYes  
Latin American Studies YesYes  
Near and Middle Eastern Studies YesYes  
Women's Studies YesYes  

Biological and biomedical sciences
Animal Physiology YesYes  
Biochemistry YesYes  
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes  
Biotechnology  Yes  
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology YesYes  
Ecology YesYes  
Epidemiology  Yes  
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology YesYes  
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other  Yes  
Microbiology, General  Yes  
Pathology/Experimental Pathology  Yes  
Pharmacology  Yes  

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes  
Business Administration and Management, General  Yes  
Business/Commerce, General Yes   
Business/Managerial Economics Yes   
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Yes   
Finance, General Yes   
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Yes   
Management Information Systems, General YesYes  
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   
Operations Management and Supervision Yes   

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

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

Education
Agricultural Teacher Education Yes   
Art Teacher Education YesYes  
Bilingual and Multilingual Education  Yes  
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes  
Drama and Dance Teacher Education Yes   
Education, General  Yes  
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes  
Educational/Instructional Media Design  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching Yes   
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Yes   
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Yes   
French Language Teacher Education Yes   
Health Teacher Education Yes   
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration  Yes  
History Teacher Education Yes   
Music Teacher Education Yes   
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Yes   
Reading Teacher Education  Yes  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Yes   
Secondary Education and Teaching  Yes  
Social Studies Teacher Education Yes   
Spanish Language Teacher Education Yes   
Special Education and Teaching, General YesYes  
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor  Yes  

Engineering technologies/technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management Yes   

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering YesYes  
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering YesYes  
Biomedical/Medical Engineering  Yes  
Chemical Engineering YesYes  
Civil Engineering, General YesYes  
Computer Engineering, General Yes   
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes  
Engineering Mechanics  Yes  
Engineering Physics Yes   
Engineering, General YesYes  
Engineering, Other Yes   
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering  Yes  
Geological/Geophysical Engineering Yes   
Industrial Engineering YesYes  
Materials Science YesYes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes  
Mining and Mineral Engineering YesYes  
Systems Engineering YesYes  
Water Resources Engineering YesYes  

Major Category/Major

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

Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Consumer Economics Yes   
Family Resource Management Studies, General  Yes  
Human Development and Family Studies, General Yes   

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

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Communication Disorders, General YesYes  
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Yes   
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) YesYes  
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)  Yes  
Pre-Veterinary Studies Yes   
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor  Yes  

History
History, General YesYes  

Legal professions and studies
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other  Yes  

Library science
Library Science/Librarianship  Yes  

Mathematics and statistics
Applied Mathematics  Yes  
Mathematics, General YesYes  

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Yes   
Nutrition Sciences YesYes  

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Studies Yes   
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other  Yes  
Natural Resources/Conservation, General YesYes  
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management YesYes  

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management Yes   

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

Physical sciences
Astronomy YesYes  
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General  Yes  
Chemistry, General YesYes  
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes  
Optics/Optical Sciences YesYes  
Physics, General YesYes  

Psychology
Educational Psychology  Yes  
Psychology, General YesYes  

Public administration and social service professions
Public Administration YesYes  

Science technologies/technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Yes   

Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Yes   

Social sciences
Anthropology YesYes  
Economics, General YesYes  
Geography YesYes  
Political Science and Government, General YesYes  
Sociology YesYes  

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes  
Art/Art Studies, General  Yes  
Dance, General YesYes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Fine/Studio Arts, General Yes   
Music Performance, General Yes   
Music, General YesYes  
Music, Other Yes   
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Yes   
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.