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Defiance College

701 N Clinton, Defiance, OH

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Defiance College, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Defiance, OH, it resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The United Church of Christ affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Nearly 1,100 students enroll at Defiance College annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Defiance College offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Very common test scores among students admitted to this school are in the range of 18 - 23 for the ACT exam, or 830 - 1050 for the SAT exam. Defiance College admits approximately 70 percent of students applying. Of those accepted, around 24 percent attended the school. More information from the admissions office can be found at defiance.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $28,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $5,100 for the year. Students enrolled at Defiance College may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Defiance College "Yellow Jackets" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the Defiance College website to see a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Defiance College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Defiance College is around 750 students, with undergraduate students making up about 91% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $30,000-$36,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $490 to $580 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$18,303
Receiving Student Loans88%$9,032
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Defiance College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Defiance College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years38%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2011)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2011)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2009)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Defiance College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Defiance College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Defiance College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
65.21%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
11:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
6

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$16,332