Hiram College began its history in 1850 in Hiram, Ohio. Its founder, Amos Sutten Hayden, created a non-sectarian co-educational institution wherein men and women from diverse backgrounds learned freely in an egalitarian setting. Hiram College was listed among Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives.
President James A. Garfield attended Hiram College then returned to teach and eventually was made principal prior to the start of the civil war. Hiram College has a rich history and is unique in its break down for semesters.
Each year is broken down into two 15 week semesters, which is further segmented into a twelve week portion offering 3 classes, and a 3 week portion focusing on a single class. The three week course can vary based on the course of study; it can be used for an internship or short term study abroad opportunities. The system, known as the Hiram Plan, has been well received by students and graduates.
Hiram College offers three formats for learning. Students can take the traditional approach and take their studies during the day, weekend courses through the weekend college program that meets every other week, or enter the graduate studies program.
Programs offered include:
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Environmental Studies
- Business Management
- Religious Studies
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students Applying to Hiram College must complete an application along with all ancillary material, including letters of recommendation, transcripts and test scores along with a personal interview. Once completed and submitted the material will be reviewed and a response given within 3 weeks. Hiram College also provides financial aid assistance to qualified students. Student should visit or contact the financial aid office to determine eligibility and resolve any questions.
The Hiram College Terriers Participate in the NCAA Division 3 and the North Coast Athletic Conference.
Athletic programs include:
- Cross Country
- Swimming & Diving
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Hiram College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Hiram College has a total student population of about 1,100. The student body is made up of 98% undergraduate students and 14% graduate students.
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
- Tuition is estimated to be around $32,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- For part-time students, charges are between $970-$1,200 per unit
- Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$19,149|
|Receiving Student Loans||84%||$8,138|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Hiram College may offer services including:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
The overall graduation rate of Hiram College is approximately 65%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||57%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Hiram College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Football (North Coast Athletic Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, X-Country
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 Hiram 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
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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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 Hiram College for official up-to-date information.