Hiram College Profile

Student Body

Undergraduate Enrollment

  • Student enrollment is 1,200+ (53 percent women, 47 percent men).
  • 3.3 was the average high school grade point average.
  • Students come from 34 states and 25 foreign countries.
  • 99 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.

Weekend College

  • Established in 1977 to extend Hiram's traditional undergraduate curriculum to adult learners.
  • Since the program's inception, nearly 2,000 students have earned their Bachelor of Arts degree through Hiram's Weekend College program.
  • About 250 students presently enrolled in eight majors: Accounting and Financial Management, Business Management, Communication, Environmental Studies, Integrated Environmental Studies, Healthcare Services Management, Humanities and Fine Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Regional courses offered at Lorain Community College, where students can earn their bachelor's degree with a major in accounting and financial management.

Graduate Enrollment

  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, a flexible interdisciplinary graduate program that enables students to examine issues from multiple perspectives and equips individuals with the knowledge, critical thinking abilities, analytical tools, communication skills, and aesthetic sensibilities to address complex, multi-faceted questions that do not lend themselves to straightforward solutions.
  • Limited to 20 students per entering class.



  • 82 full-time faculty
  • 87 percent of faculty hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field.

Student to Faculty Ratio

12 to 1

Average Class Size


Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Academic Calendar

Known as the Hiram Plan, Hiram's calendar for the undergraduate program is comprised of two 15-week semesters divided into a 12-week traditional session, during which students enroll in three courses, and a 3-week session, dedicated to a single course of study. The graduate program has a traditional 15-week semester.

Majors (32)

A wide range of majors are offered, ranging from the sciences to humanities and business to nursing.

View information on Hiram's 32 academic majors

Hiram also offers students the opportunity to create an individualized major that combines coursework from two or more departments.

Minors (40)

Includes the 32 major subject areas (with the exception of nursing and education for a teacher licensure), as well as: Asian Studies, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Exercise/Sport Science, Gender Studies, International Studies, Photography, Public Leadership, Spanish for the Professions, and Writing.

Pre-Professional Programs (7)

Engineering (dual degree), Dental Medicine (dual degree), Pre-CPA, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary, and Social Work.

Special Academic Programs

  • Dual degree plan in engineering between Hiram and the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Affiliated with the Washington Center, a Washington D.C.-based independent nonprofit organization, that offers academic seminars and internship opportunities to students interested in politics.

The Campus


A 110-acre campus lined with red brick buildings in Hiram, Ohio. Located three miles from campus is Hiram's 500+ acre biology field research station. The college also maintains an off-site field station called Northwoods, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


Hiram College is located in the historic village of Hiram, Ohio, 35 miles southeast of Cleveland.


Constructed in 1995, the Hiram College Library combines comfortable study space with extensive resource materials. Hiram's library is a U.S. government depository and receives approximately 7,000 federal documents annually. The general collection numbers 185,000-plus volumes but, through OhioLINK, a consortium of Ohio's colleges and university libraries, plus the State Library of Ohio, that collection effectively increases to more than 7 million volumes. Additionally, the library subscribes to and catalogs roughly 800 periodicals of its own and offers students access to more than 4,000 journals through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center.

Off-Campus Studies

Hiram offers domestic and international study trips to numerous destinations on six continents. Whereas many smaller schools rely on programs offered through larger universities, Hiram faculty and staff coordinate trips through our own Study Abroad Office.

Clubs and Organizations

More than 70 on-campus student activities and organizations.


NCAA Division III; North Coast Athletic Conference. Sixteen intercollegiate varsity sports for men and women.


2015-2016 Estimated Cost of Attendance for freshman/new transfer students is:

Tuition $30,230*
Comprehensive Fee $1,150
Technology Fee $150
Room (double) $5,150
Meal Plan $5,040
Total $41,720

In addition to the above direct costs (things you will be directly billed for by Hiram College), students can expect to pay approximately $3,063 for books, supplies, travel and personal expenses.  These are considered indirect costs and are things you will pay for out-of-pocket.

A student's state and federal aid and loan package may vary depending on family circumstances. State and federal financial aid is not reflected in the average figure above. Of course, these averages will vary. This information is provided for general information purposes only.

Hiram College has a Tuition Guarantee Program, which eliminates annual increases to tuition. Tuition for students enrolling at Hiram under the Tuition Guarantee will remain the same through the student's fourth year.

Weekend College

Hiram's Weekend College tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $435 per credit hour.

Status Credit Hours Cost per credit hour Comprehensive fee Total
Full-time 12 $445 $125 $5,465
Part-time 6 $445 $125 $2,795

This fee is less than many private schools and comparable to larger public universities. At Hiram, students with employer reimbursement programs may request tuition deferment for $50 per semester, and all students may enroll in an optional payment plan for $37.50 per semester.

Other colleges frequently add fees for orientation, adding or dropping courses, graduation, late registration, on-campus parking, placement exams or using the recreation and fitness center. The Weekend College at Hiram College does not charge for these services but rather charges a comprehensive fee of $125 per semester. For online courses, there is an additional fee of $25 per credit hour.


Tuition (per credit hour)


Additional Fees

$125 per semester

At Hiram, students with employer reimbursement programs may request tuition deferment for $50 per semester, and all students may enroll in an optional payment plan for $37.50 per semester.

Financial Aid

The average Hiram College institutional scholarship and gift aid package for students who entered Hiram fall of 2014 was $24,845.

More on Financial Aid

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