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Hiram College (Hiram)

, Hiram, OH

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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.

Academics

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:

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.

Athletics

The Hiram College Terriers Participate in the NCAA Division 3 and the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Athletic programs include:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • 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

Student Enrollment

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$19,149
Receiving Student Loans84%$8,138
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Hiram College is approximately 65%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years57%
Graduating in 5 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • 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 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

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

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 Hiram College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
57.62%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
10:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
4

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$17,928