Hiram College

Finding the right college is not always an easy process, especially for non-traditional students and adult learners. What you are looking for is a college that can accommodate your life, the way it is now. Because you can’t put your life on hold while you earn your degree. (You also know that you can’t put your degree on hold while life, and opportunities, pass you by.)

At Hiram College we have been graduating adult students with lives just like yours since 1977. We’ve been in the business of helping students earn their degrees while maintaining their careers and honoring their family commitments for a long time now, and we owe a lot of that success to our flexible online and blended 8-week format.

What is the online and blended format? It’s the combination of a handful of distinctive opportunities for our students that make it easier for you to keep your life and career on track while earning your degree.


We are not like every other college, right down to the way we schedule classes. At Hiram College, whatever your learning style or schedule, we have a class delivery mode to fit your needs.

Most of our on-ground courses meet face-to-face on campus in the 12-week and 3-week sessions.

For students who need more flexible delivery, we offer online coursework in two 8-week terms or 15-week terms.

Blended Courses – meet face to face every other week, meaning you meet at Hiram or one of our partnership locations only four times over the course of the term. The rest of the work is done online.

If you have never tried online learning, blended courses are a great place to start. You will have the benefit of meeting with your class and instructor on-campus for part of the course and have the flexibility of completing part of the course online at your convenience.

Online Synchronous Courses – also meet once every other week, but the class meetings are fully online, allowing you the ability to meet classmates and work with your professor in real time without leaving your home.

If you want the flexibility of online learning but the ability to ask questions and work with others in real time, online synchronous courses allow you the best of both worlds.

Online Asynchronous Courses – are our most flexible option. These courses require regular work through the term, but you decide when you want to log onto your course and complete your assignments.

Do you work the midnight shift or have unpredictable hours? That’s ok with us. Our online classes will be ready when you are.


With 10 different start dates throughout the year (including summer), you’re able to start at a time that’s right for you, take breaks as your life demands, and hop right back into classes to stay on track and finish your degree.

Are you a tax preparer? If your work schedule is going to be hectic in January and February, consider attending classes part-time with an online class starting in March and a 3-week class starting mid-March.

Family vacation in June? Relax and enjoy yourself. Take a vacation from classes during the first summer session, then jump back into the second summer session and stay on track.

All of these unique program features were developed with YOU, the student, in mind. With Hiram’s flexible enrollment options, semester calendar that fits your busy life, multiple start dates, and four convenient locations, we know we’ll be able to remove at least a few of the obstacles that may have been standing in your way.

Want to learn more or ready to get started? Click here to contact one of our admission counselors who will show you the way.