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Faculty and Class Size

% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 15%
10-19 Students: 18%
20-29 Students: 30%
30-39 Students: 15%
40-49 Students: 7%
50-99 Students: 11%
100 or More Students: 5%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
81%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 33%
5 Years: 53%
6 Years: 58%

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 services21%
2.  Engineering9%
3.  Education8%
4.  Communication, journalism, and related programs8%
5.  Social sciences8%
6.  Health professions and related clinical sciences6%
7.  Family and consumer sciences/human sciences5%
8.  Biological and biomedical sciences4%
9.  Psychology4%
10.  Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences4%

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 Economics  Yes  
Agricultural Production Operations, General  Yes  
Agronomy and Crop Science YesYes Yes
Animal Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Food Science YesYes Yes
Horticultural Science YesYes  
Ornamental Horticulture Yes   
Plant Sciences, General    Yes
Poultry Science YesYes Yes

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

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

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology  Yes Yes
Entomology  Yes Yes
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology  Yes  

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes  
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes Yes
Business/Commerce, General Yes   
Business/Managerial Economics Yes   
Finance, General Yes   
International Business/Trade/Commerce Yes   
Logistics and Materials Management YesYes  
Management Science, General  Yes  
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   

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

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst  Yes  
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Yes   

Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching  Yes Yes
Agricultural Teacher Education YesYes  
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes Yes
Curriculum and Instruction    Yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes Yes
Educational/Instructional Media Design  Yes  
Elementary Education and Teaching YesYes  
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration  Yes Yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching YesYes  
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Yes   
Mathematics Teacher Education  Yes  
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching  Yes  
Secondary Education and Teaching  Yes  
Special Education and Teaching, General  Yes  
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Yes   

Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering YesYes  
Chemical Engineering YesYes  
Civil Engineering, General YesYes  
Computer Engineering, General YesYes  
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes  
Engineering, General  Yes Yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering  Yes  
Industrial Engineering YesYes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes  

Major Category/Major

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

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

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

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist YesYes  
Clinical Nurse Specialist  Yes  
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling  Yes  
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Yes  Yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) Yes   
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Yes   
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor  Yes Yes

History
History, General YesYes Yes

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

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

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other  Yes Yes

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Science Yes   

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Health and Physical Education, General Yes   
Kinesiology and Exercise Science  Yes Yes
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management  Yes  
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Yes   

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy YesYes Yes

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

Psychology
Psychology, General YesYes Yes

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

Security and protective services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Yes   

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

Visual and performing arts
Art/Art Studies, General YesYes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Music Performance, General YesYes  

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.