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Miami University - Hamilton is located in a large suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, which is just 20 minutes away. Founded in 1968, MUH is one of Miami University’s three regional public campuses. The others are located in Oxford, and Middletown, Ohio. MUH is the largest of the three. However, its average class size is still just 20 students. Both MUH and its sister school, MU-Middletown, have among the lowest tuition rates of any Ohio regional university. For a recent academic year, in-state tuition was $6,286, while out-of-state tuition was $16,877. All but 3% of MUH students reside in Ohio.

Overview of Miami University - Hamilton

The student population, virtually all undergraduate, is 2,540. Sixty-nine percent of students attend full-time and 31% attend part-time. Some degrees may be earned entirely online, while others offer a substantial number of online courses but require at least a few on-campus classes as well.

The Miami Regional System offers 18 majors. Study abroad programs are also available. Throughout a student’s time at MUH, they may take advantage of its Career Services and Professional Development (CSPD) office. The CSPD’s purpose is to help with the development of all students, throughout the phases of their career and professional progression. It supports the “creation, evaluation, and implementation of career and professional decisions and plans.”

MUH describe itself as a scholarly community “whose members believe that a liberal education is grounded in qualities of character as well as of intellect.” Its tenets include respecting the dignity of others, their rights and property, and the right to hold and express disparate beliefs. MUH defends the freedom of inquiry at the heart of learning and combines that freedom with the “exercise of judgment and the acceptance of personal responsibility.”

MUH has no on-campus housing available; students must make off-campus living arrangements. However, it does have affordable childcare available for those students requiring it.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 14:1
Graduation Rate 11%
Year Founded 1968

Student Enrollment

Total Students2,540


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,219
Female 1,320

Graduate Student

Male 0.48
Female 0.52

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Application Fee $35
High School GPA NA
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College Prep Courses NA
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Application Deadline December 1
Common Application Accepted Yes

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

In the same year, 79% of full-time, freshman undergraduate students received some form of financial aid. Sixty percent received grants or scholarships, while 48% received federal student loans. The average grant or scholarship was $4,423, while the average student loan was $4,841.

The average net price (the cost to students after financial aid is applied) at MUH for freshman undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state, or local governments, or the institution was $11,877 in a recent year. However, your cost could be somewhat lower or higher depending on how much aid you apply for and are eligible for. Most aid eligibility is decided by your family’s annual income, so, if it is lower, you may receive more aid; if it is higher, you are likely to receive less.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $11,877
Average Total Aid $4,423
Students Receiving Financial Aid 79%
Room & Board $14,124

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $6,286
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $16,877
  • Books and Supplies - $1,240
  • Room & Board - $14,124
  • Other - $3,920


Certain metrics reveal a great deal about a college or university. Retention rates are a good example. This rate shows the number of first-time students returning to the school the following year. Look for institutions with good retention rates, which can indicate student satisfaction with the school’s offerings and culture. The student-to-faculty ratio can let you know how much personal interaction there is between students and professors. The school’s graduation rate measures the percentage of first-time students completing their baccalaureates within 150% of the standard program time. So, six rather than four years.

MUH’s student-to-faculty ratio is quite low at 14 to 1. Its full-time faculty numbers 91 and part-time faculty is 103.

The retention rate for full-time students is good at 61%. However, the overall graduation rate (six-year) is low at 11%, with a four-year graduation rate of just 3%. That’s quite low, so you might want to check the transfer rates and see if there is a high correlation.

Student Population Total

Student Population 2,540

Evening Classes : No
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 55 Total Graduates / 20%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 55 Graduates
All Business Majors 50 Total Graduates / 18%
Small Business Administration/Management 50 Graduates
All Engineering Majors 50 Total Graduates / 18%
Engineering Technology, General 50 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 42 Total Graduates / 15%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 42 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Servic 23 Total Graduates / 8%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 19 Graduates
Forensic Science and Technology 4 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 20%

Outcome & Salary

The average Miami University – Hamilton graduate’s salary is $54,338. This doesn’t tell you what your salary will be, as it will likely start out lower in your early-career and increase as you gain more experience and/or education. However, this average would indicate a 10-year salary earning potential of $543,380. With the net price of education at $47,508, that is a 10-year projected return on investment (ROI) of $495,872.

You can compare that to the national average salary of $38,792 for someone with only a high school education. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary NA
College Grads Average Salary $54,338
College Grads Mid Career Salary NA
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $543,380
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential NA
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $47,508
10 Year Projected ROI $495,872
20 Year Projected ROI NA
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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