Tiffin University in Tiffin

Tiffin, OH

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Tiffin University offers 240-degree programs and 133 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 54%. 43.7% are women, and 56.3% are men. 7% percents of international students. Tiffin University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Tiffin University is 21942$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $24535 and $34405 per year. 42% of full-time Tiffin University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Tiffin University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Tiffin University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,187
$30,001 - $48,000$20,599
$48,001 - $75,000$22,218
$75,001 - $110,000$23,675

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5300

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2336 of Tiffin University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 77 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Tiffin University number 36 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Tiffin University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Tiffin University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Tiffin University graduation rate is below the national average.

42% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Tiffin University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Tiffin University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 73%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 19%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Tiffin University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 17%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Tiffin University full-time retention rate is 62% and part-time retention rate is 60%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Tiffin University is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Tiffin University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Tiffin University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Ohio.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Tiffin Campus

The campus located by 155 Miami St address in Tiffin, Ohio.


Tiffin Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Tiffin University with 0.61% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Tiffin Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Tiffin University offers 240 programs in total: 137 are for Bachelor's degree, 54 - for Master's degree, 24 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Post-master's certificate, 4 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 361 universities in Ohio state. Tiffin University is one of the few institutions in Ohio that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 133 distance education programs that are offered in the Tiffin University: 51 are for Master's degree, 36 - for Bachelor's degree, 24 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Post-master's certificate and 4 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Tiffin University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2411 students with 72324 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 691 with 16586 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Tiffin University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great experience, kind employees

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am a student at Tiffin University who will be transferring this next fall. I would not suggest TU. Below is why.1. At orientation, my parents and I were misled and lied to on several. An example of that is public transportation. They said it was plentiful. It is not. There is an expensive taxi service. 2. Most of my professors had experience in their fields. Sadly, a lot of my professors lacked ability to teach their subject despite their experience. 3. 50% of their students are athletes. I thought this would be a good thing. It is not. Students are secluded into their sport groups. 4. It is important to note how low TU standards are. It is so they can get more athletics on campus. Not students. 5. The Seneca House on campus is not good. Your tuition includes this clinic, but it is terribly hard to get in for an appointment. 6. TU’s degree rankings are significantly low. If you do not plan to go into Homeland Security or Sports Marketing, you will most likely leave with a bad degree. 7. If you are not an athlete on campus, you will not find any substance here. 8. If you have problems with your roommate, the ability to resolve this is a slow and tedious process that only makes the situation(s) worse. 9. Despite being 130 years old, TU has one of the lowest growth in college development in the nation. 10. The housing on campus is subpair. 11. The internet and computers are slow. It is traditionally known to turn in assignments late because of the computers and/or internet. 12. The food isn’t good. When you visit on campus, it is. After you come here, the quality drops tremendously. 13. Some of the classrooms are shared public buildings – not TU owned. 14. The dean of students will sell you on some line saying how if your student doesn’t go to his/her classes, he will track them down and make sure they do. It’s all talk. 15. They will sell you on having a family atmosphere. It is all smoke and mirrors to make you feel like there’s an actual community here. 16. Most of Tiffin’s buildings are paid through public donations. The tuition you pay mostly goes into paying for the campus’s utilities and professors. 17. TU has only 22% full-time professors. Another statistic that puts TU below average. 18. Despite them talking about their importance of security here, it is horribly lacking. People have gotten robbed out of their dorms, cars broken, and even threatened with no repercussions. 19. When you look at the value of your money in comparison to other universities around the region, you see TU ranked tremendously below average. 20. Professors and admission advisors are quick to forgetting who you are as soon as you’re on campus. 21. TU feels so much like a high school. If you want a college experience, you will not get it here. High school drama, interactions, and behaviors are to be expected. 22. TU is ranked 93 out of 173 regionwide. State wide, 50 out of 57. 23. Student loan rates at TU are 0.18% more than the National Average. 24. Freshmen retention rate is below the national average. 25. TU is nothing but salesmen trying to trick you into coming here. They will put you behind in your degree. They are experts at this. It is impressive how well they can con you. 26. The cost and return are not even close to being equal.This was all discovered within the first year here. If we were told the truth and known the reality of this campus, my family and I would have never picked TU. What is above is facts through statistics online and personal experience.Don’t risk coming here on some athletic dream or to be closer to home. It is not worth it. Go someplace else where you’ll come out with a competitive degree. Athletics isn’t enough - especially here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Good Protestant university, lots of tiffin, and no wafers or mums to speak of.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I was planning on attending this college to work on my Masters in Film Studies, they claim that none of the credits was transferable. It does not make sense. All courses from my undergraduate school are transferable. It is such a waste and I would advise anyone who is getting a degree in film to go somewhere else. I am glad I am not going to this loser school. I am getting my degree somewhere else better.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It has been a very rewarding program. I am a seasoned professional and I am still learning a lot from my experience.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 155 Miami Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +80096864466446

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: tiffin.edu

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