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Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 17.8 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:
84%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 40%
5 Years: 65%
6 Years: 69%

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 services19%
2.  Communication, journalism, and related programs12%
3.  Social sciences7%
4.  Health professions and related clinical sciences7%
5.  Engineering7%
6.  Education6%
7.  Biological and biomedical sciences6%
8.  Psychology6%
9.  Family and consumer sciences/human sciences5%
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
Agricultural Business and Management, General Yes   
Agricultural Communication/Journalism Yes   
Agricultural Economics YesYes Yes
Agricultural Mechanization, General Yes   
Agriculture, General Yes   
Agronomy and Crop Science  Yes Yes
Animal Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Food Science YesYes  
Horticultural Science  Yes  
Plant Sciences, General YesYes  

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
Area Studies, Other Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry YesYes Yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Entomology  Yes Yes
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology  Yes Yes
Microbiology, General Yes   
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology    Yes
Pathology/Experimental Pathology  Yes  
Physiology, General    Yes
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology    Yes

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes  
Business/Commerce, General YesYes Yes
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Yes   

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

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

Education
Agricultural Teacher Education YesYes Yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes Yes
Curriculum and Instruction  Yes Yes
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Yes   
Education, General Yes   
Educational Leadership and Administration, General    Yes
Elementary Education and Teaching Yes   
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Yes   
Secondary Education and Teaching Yes   
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education  Yes Yes
Special Education and Teaching, General YesYes Yes

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

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

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

Major Category/Major

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

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist YesYes  
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other Yes   
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other YesYes  
Health/Health Care Administration/Management  Yes  
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Yes   
Medicine (MD)   Yes 
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) YesYes Yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist YesYes  
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)    Yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist YesYes  
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Yes   
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)   Yes 
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)  Yes Yes

History
History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other  Yes  

Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
General Studies Yes   

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

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

Natural resources and conservation
Forestry, General YesYes Yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General YesYes Yes

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies YesYes  

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

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

Psychology
Psychology, General YesYes Yes

Public administration and social service professions
Human Services, General  Yes  
Public Administration  Yes  
Social Work YesYes Yes

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

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