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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.
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||14:1|
|High School GPA||NA|
|High School Rank||NA|
|High School Transcripts||NA|
|College Prep Courses||NA|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||NA|
|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|
|Average Total Aid||$4,423|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||79%|
|Room & Board||$14,124|
- 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
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.
|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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