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Faculty and Class Size

% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 12%
10-19 Students: 33%
20-29 Students: 20%
30-39 Students: 13%
40-49 Students: 6%
50-99 Students: 10%
100 or More Students: 6%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 57%
5 Years: 74%
6 Years: 76%

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.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services14%
2.  Social sciences13%
3.  English language and literature/letters11%
4.  Engineering11%
5.  Psychology9%
6.  Health professions and related clinical sciences9%
7.  History5%
8.  Biological and biomedical sciences4%
9.  Visual and performing arts4%
10.  Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics4%

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

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies Yes   
East Asian Studies  Yes  

Biological and biomedical sciences
Bioinformatics  Yes  
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes  
Biostatistics  Yes  
Ecology Yes   
Epidemiology  Yes  
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology  Yes  
Microbiology, General Yes   
Molecular Biology Yes   
Molecular Biophysics  Yes  
Molecular Pharmacology  Yes  
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology  Yes  

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting Yes   
Business Administration and Management, General  Yes  
Business/Commerce, General Yes   
Finance, General Yes   
International Business/Trade/Commerce  Yes  
Management Information Systems, General  Yes  
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Yes   

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies Yes   

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other YesYes  
Computer Science YesYes  
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications  Yes  
Information Science/Studies YesYes  

Education, General  Yes  
Educational Leadership and Administration, General  Yes  
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching YesYes  

Biomedical/Medical Engineering YesYes  
Chemical Engineering YesYes  
Civil Engineering, General YesYes  
Computer Engineering, General YesYes  
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes  
Engineering Physics Yes   
Industrial Engineering YesYes  
Materials Engineering YesYes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes  

English language and literature/letters
Creative Writing Yes   
English Language and Literature, General  Yes  
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Yes   
Speech and Rhetorical Studies YesYes  

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

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist YesYes  
Bioethics/Medical Ethics  Yes  
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Yes   
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other  Yes  
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD) Yes   
Environmental Health  Yes  
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Yes   
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Yes   
Health/Health Care Administration/Management  Yes  
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)  Yes  
Nurse Anesthetist  Yes  
Nursing, Other  Yes  
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) Yes   
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene  Yes  
Occupational Therapy/Therapist  Yes  
Public Health, Other  Yes  
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other YesYes  

Major Category/Major

History and Philosophy of Science and Technology YesYes  
History, General YesYes  

Legal professions and studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other YesYes  

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  
Mathematics, Other Yes   
Statistics, General YesYes  

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

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy YesYes  
Religion/Religious Studies Yes   

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

Educational Psychology YesYes  
Psychology, General YesYes  

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

Security and protective services
Corrections Yes   

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

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Film/Cinema Studies Yes   
Fine/Studio Arts, General Yes   
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.