Defiance College
Defiance, OH 43512

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 648
Religious affiliation United Church of Christ
Students with disability 11%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 547 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

58%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Defiance College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,100 applications and 640 students were granted admission. Defiance College is at the #56 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 94% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 15% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT790 to 1010
ACT18 to 23

Application Fee

$25
Undergrad students
$25
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Defiance College's tuition was $30,980 for all students regardless of residency (15.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$24,995
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$30,980
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$30,980
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Defiance College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 45% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,876 (which is 11.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Defiance College in 2016-2017, was 164, which is 90% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,617 (which is 12.2% above the national average.)

$3,876
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$6,617
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Defiance College has enrolled a total of 648 students (519 students full-time and 129 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 648 students, 28 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 53% men and 47% women and 608 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 40 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 7 students for distance studies.

648
Total Enrollment
28
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 79%

Black/African American: 9%

Hispanic: 6%

Two or more races: 4%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Defiance College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 40% 33
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 18% 15
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 15% 12
Psychology 5% 4
Visual And Performing Arts 4% 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2% 2
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 2
Natural Resources And Conservation 0% 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 0% 0
Social Sciences 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

42%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Defiance College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
56%
Dropout rate
1%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$30,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Defiance College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,400. Last year, out of the total 388 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 388 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 428 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 394 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,400 $38,900
Employment Rate 100% 92%
Total Graduates 388 428

Campus Location

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