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Professional Degree:
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Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 17.9 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 12%
10-19 Students: 24%
20-29 Students: 29%
30-39 Students: 15%
40-49 Students: 7%
50-99 Students: 7%
100 or More Students: 7%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 63%
5 Years: 80%
6 Years: 82%

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.  Social sciences22%
2.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services16%
3.  Engineering9%
4.  Biological and biomedical sciences8%
5.  Communication, journalism, and related programs6%
6.  Visual and performing arts4%
7.  Psychology4%
8.  Education4%
9.  English language and literature/letters3%
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

Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences
Agricultural Economics YesYes Yes
Agriculture, General YesYes Yes
Animal Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Food Science YesYes Yes

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

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies Yes   
American/United States Studies/Civilization YesYes Yes
Russian Studies Yes   
Women's Studies YesYes Yes

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry YesYes Yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology  Yes Yes
Conservation Biology  Yes  
Ecology Yes   
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other    Yes
Entomology  Yes Yes
Microbiology, General Yes   
Molecular Biology    Yes

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

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

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

Art Teacher Education Yes   
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes Yes
Curriculum and Instruction  Yes Yes
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement  Yes Yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes Yes
Elementary Education and Teaching Yes   
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Yes   
Foreign Language Teacher Education Yes   
Health Teacher Education Yes  Yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Yes   
Mathematics Teacher Education Yes   
Music Teacher Education Yes   
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Yes   
Social Studies Teacher Education Yes   
Special Education and Teaching, General YesYes Yes

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering YesYes Yes
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering YesYes Yes
Biomedical/Medical Engineering  Yes Yes
Chemical Engineering YesYes Yes
Civil Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Computer Engineering, General Yes   
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes Yes
Engineering, General  Yes  
Engineering, Other YesYes Yes
Materials Engineering YesYes Yes
Mechanical Engineering YesYes Yes
Systems Engineering  Yes  

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

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

Major Category/Major

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature Yes   
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General YesYes  
French Language and Literature YesYes Yes
German Language and Literature YesYes Yes
Italian Language and Literature Yes   
Japanese Language and Literature Yes   
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other  Yes  
Linguistics Yes  Yes
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General Yes   
Russian Language and Literature Yes   
Spanish Language and Literature Yes  Yes

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences    Yes
Communication Disorders, General Yes   
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD) Yes   
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist  Yes  
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)   Yes 
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)  Yes Yes

History, General YesYes Yes

Library science
Library Science/Librarianship  Yes Yes

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

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Biological and Physical Sciences  Yes Yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other YesYes  
Neuroscience    Yes
Nutrition Sciences  Yes Yes
Science, Technology and Society  Yes  

Natural resources and conservation
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Yes   

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

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

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

Educational Psychology  Yes Yes
Psychology, General YesYes Yes

Public administration and social service professions
Public Policy Analysis  Yes Yes

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

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