Founded in 1850, Hiram College is one of the 200 oldest post-secondary institutions in the U.S. From among the more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S., Hiram is nationally recognized by others as a leading college of liberal arts and sciences:
- The Princeton Review recognized Hiram College among the best colleges in the Midwest in its 2020 edition of “The Best Colleges”.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked Hiram College #14 among Midwest Regional Colleges, #6 for Best Value and #5 for Social Mobility among Midwest Regional Colleges.
- Forbes Magazine ranks Hiram College among its Top Colleges for 2019.
- Washington Monthly magazine ranked Hiram fourth among the best baccalaureate colleges in the country in 2019.
- Hiram College is recognized as a College of Distinction by national college rating guide, Colleges of Distinction for its high-impact education practices, highly-engaged students,
quality education, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.
- Named an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022 in recognition of Tech and Trek™, a mobile 1:1 technology program that guides students in using 21st-century technology in educationally purposeful ways.
- One of only 13 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities to house a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society in the United States.
- Hiram is a member of the Colleges that Change Lives organization, which highlights colleges that promote lifelong love of learning and provide the foundation for successful and fulfilling lives beyond college.