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Hiram College Profile

Student Body

Undergraduate Enrollment

  • Student enrollment is 1,259 (53 percent women, 47 percent men).
  • 3.18 was the average high school grade point average for the Class of 2017.
  • Students come from 34 states and 26 foreign countries.
  • 94 percent of students receive 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

11 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 (31)

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

View information on Hiram's 31 academic majors

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

Minors (38)

Includes the 31 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, Spanish for the Professions and Public Leadership.

Pre-Professional Programs (7)

Pre-medical studies, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine and law.

Special Academic Programs

  • Dual degree plan in engineering between Hiram and the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Learn more about this program

  • 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.


Tuition & Fees, 2014-2015

Undergraduate residential

Tuition: $29,065; Average room and board costs: $10,010.

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Weekend College

Tuition: $425 per credit hour.


Tuition: $470 per credit hour.

Financial Aid

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

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