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After getting to Tiffin University’s campus, you realize how small it is. Even so, there are green spaces and benches for you to lounge or sit. There’s also a nearby convenience store that means you’ll be able to buy things quickly in an emergency. When you visit, or settle in after moving in, you’ll be able to explore—the campus and Tiffin itself. The town is also small, but it contains some interesting places to stop and visit. While the Hedges-Boyer Park is on the opposite edge of town, don’t forget about heading there so you can rest under a tree, study, or maybe even take a nap. While you’re at it, stop in at the American Civil War Museum of Ohio; you’ll see many items there that you may have never seen before.

Overview of Tiffin University

Though the campus and student population are both small – there are just under 3,000 enrolled each year - the student-to-faculty ratio doesn’t quite match up and is a little bigger than you might expect — 16 to 1. So, get ready to have a plan that allows you to meet with professors when you need to speak to them. And get to know your fellow students. Some students are earning associate degrees, some bachelor’s, some master’s and post-master’s certificates, and some are earning doctoral degrees.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting Town: Distant
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 16:1
Graduation Rate 39%
Year Founded 1888

Student Enrollment

Total Students2,926


Undergraduate Student

Male 1,091
Female 1,091

Graduate Student

Male 372
Female 372

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Male 2,266
Female 1,953


Male 1,564
Female 1,348

Acceptance Rate69%

Male 69%
Female 69%

Enrollment 437

Male 235
Female 202
Application Fee $20
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Application Deadline July 15
Common Application Accepted Yes

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

As you are considering the different universities you’re interested in, your family will likely discuss the costs of each institution. The overall average cost of the education at Tiffin University, for a recent academic year, was $40,200. Your parents likely won’t have to pay the entire cost—your financial aid, if you qualify, will cover a good amount. What’s left after financial aid is applied to your bill is the average net price. For a recent year, this amount was $21,539. However, because financial aid is provided depending on a family’s annual income, what you actually owe in the end will be highly affected by your family’s income. Families who earn less than $30,000 pay around $18,793, families who earn between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $22,454, and families earning between $75,001 and $110,001 pay around $24,219.

The entire freshmen class at Tiffin qualified for financial aid in 2018-2019. So, each freshman received an average of $4,858 in grants or scholarships and 98% received about $13,910 in institutional grants and scholarships.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $21,539
Average Total Aid $17,270
Students Receiving Financial Aid 100%
Room & Board $11,550

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $26,110
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $26,110
  • Books and Supplies - $3,000
  • Room & Board - $11,550
  • Other - $1,500


You may know right from the start that you’re going to graduate from Tiffin University. This is important for a small, but important statistic called the retention rate. The retention rate includes all students who return to campus for their second year of school. At Tiffin University, this rate is 65% and it’s often used for new students to gauge how much they will get out of a school. For Tiffin, it’s better-than-chance that you will appreciate your classes, teachers, and the general atmosphere.

Another rate you might want to check is the graduation rate. The 4-year graduation rate is 22% and the 6-year graduation rate is 33%. While this is low, it’s important to remember that students who have transferred to Tiffin from another campus aren’t counted in these numbers and those who transfer away to find a new major the school doesn’t have also aren’t counted. Also, the graduation rate only counts the numbers of students who complete their majors within 4 or 6 years.

While you may be interested in a different career program, these are the most popular programs at Tiffin University - business; homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services; psychology; computer and information sciences and support services; and parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Student Population Total

Student Population 2,926

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 173 Total Graduates / 37%
Business Administration and Management, General 52 Graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 43 Graduates
Accounting 21 Graduates
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 14 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 148 Total Graduates / 32%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 61 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 50 Graduates
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 21 Graduates
Forensic Science and Technology 9 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 57 Total Graduates / 12%
Forensic Psychology 40 Graduates
Psychology, Other 17 Graduates
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 30 Total Graduates / 6%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 16 Graduates
Information Technology 11 Graduates
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 3 Graduates
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 17 Total Graduates / 4%
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 14 Graduates
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, general 3 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 9%

Outcome & Salary

Let’s say you stick with it and you’re a graduate of Tiffin University, ready to begin a new job. Graduate’s early-career salaries average around $44,300 and their mid-career salaries are $78,500.

Your total 4-year cost of education is around $144,000. This number affects your return on investment (ROI) because you have to earn your investment back before you can add to it. However, that’s obviously not a problem since a graduate of Tiffin’s 10-year ROI is $494,074 and their 20-year net ROI is $1,279,074.

High school graduates who don’t go to college before finding their jobs earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840. That’s quite a difference!

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $44,300
College Grads Average Salary $58,023
College Grads Mid Career Salary $78,500
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $580,230
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,365,230
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $86,156
10 Year Projected ROI $494,074
20 Year Projected ROI $1,279,074
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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