Hiram College


Hiram College Profile

Student Body

Traditional Undergraduate Enrollment

  • Traditional student enrollment is 976 (56 percent women, 44 percent men).
  • 3.40 was the average high school grade point average.
  • Students come from 35 states (including Puerto Rico and DC) and 5 foreign countries.
  • 98 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.

Adult Undergraduate Programs

  • Established in 1977, the Weekend College program extended Hiram’s traditional undergraduate curriculum to adult learners. Since the program’s inception, nearly 2,000 students have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • 115 Center for Adult Studies undergraduate students are presently enrolled in five majors: Accounting and Financial Management, Management, Marketing, Integrative Exercise Science, and Social Sciences.
  • Regional undergraduate courses are also offered at Lorain Community College, Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College.
  • Online programs are also offered in Management and Accounting.

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.
  • Currently 19 students (limited to 20 students per entering class).



  • 65 full-time faculty
  • 88 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 (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 (38)

Includes the 32 major subject areas (with the exceptions of Applied Computer Science, Biochemistry, Creative Writing, Education for a Teacher Licensure, Neuroscience, and Nursing) plus Asian Studies, Classical and Medieval Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Film Studies, French, Gender Studies, Mathematics, Natural History, Philosophy, Photography, Public Leadership, Spanish, and Writing.

Pre-Professional Programs (7)

Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical Studies, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-Veterinary.

Special Academic Programs

  • Dual degree plan in engineering between Hiram College and the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dual degree plan in social work (social administration) between Hiram College and 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 more than 200,000 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, students have access to more than 40,000 journals through the Hiram College Library and the OhioLINK Electronic Journals 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 40+ on-campus student activities and organizations.

Hiram offers a comprehensive Recreation and Club Sports program designed to enrich the quality of life for the students, faculty, and staff of the College by providing a broad based programming of sports, recreation and fitness activities for both men and women of all ability levels.

The Department of Athletics, Exercise/Sport Science, and Recreation aim to accommodate this active participation by providing a wide variety of recreational activities. Recreational offerings include yoga, ultimate Frisbee, kickball, and dodgeball, as well as co-ed soccer, basketball, and volleyball, flag football, disc golf, swimming, tennis, and pickleball.

The Club Sport Program is designed to serve individual interests in different sports and recreational activities. The activities that the club sport teams provide range from the very competitive, which travel and play inter-collegiately, to the recreational and instructional, which conduct activities such as basic skill instruction.

In addition to its intramural offerings, Hiram College also sponsors numerous club sports. These sports range from very competitive to a recreational style. Women’s rugby and cross country travel and compete, functioning as though they are a collegiate team, whereas the equestrian team, Integrative Exercise Science Club, dance team, the ski and snow boarding club, and the rock climbing club, all actively participate in an educational format, teaching basic understanding and skills involving their club.

Which are the most popular? Cross Country, Coed Volleyball, Disc Golf, Dance Team, Coed Basketball, Women’s Rugby.


NCAA Division III; North Coast Athletic Conference. 15 intercollegiate varsity sports for men and women.




Tuition $24,500
Comprehensive Fee $0
Room (double) $5,150
Meal Plan $5,140
Total $34,790


  Tuition Comprehensive Fee
Sophomores $24,500 $0
Juniors $24,500 $0
Seniors $24,500 $0


2019-2020 Estimated Cost of Attendance for freshman/new transfer students is:

Tuition $35,360
Comprehensive Fee $2,350
Room (double) $5,150
Meal Plan $5,140
Total $48,000

2019-2020 estimated costs for returning upper-class students are as follows:

  Tuition Comprehensive Fee
Sophomores $34,008 $2,350
Juniors $32,700 $2,350
Seniors $31,440 $2,350

In addition to the above direct costs (things you will be directly billed for by Hiram College), students can expect to pay approximately $3,095 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.

Weekend College

The 2018-2019 estimated cost of attendance for Hiram’s Weekend College tuition is:

Status Credit Hours Cost per credit hour Comprehensive fee (per semester) Total
Full-time 12 $494 $225 $6,153
Part-time 6 $494 $225 $3,189

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 $225 per semester. For online courses, there is an additional fee of $25 per credit hour.


The 2018-2019 estimated cost of attendance for graduate studies is:

Tuition (per credit hour) $551
Comprehensive Fees $150 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.

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