Adrian College

Adrian College

Adrian College traces its roots to a theological institute established in 1845. Founded by the Wesleyan Methodists, this institute merged with Leoni Seminary in 1855 to form the Michigan Union College. However, it was closed in 1859, and its assets were used to create Adrian College. On March 28, 1859, Adrian College was officially chartered by the Michigan Legislature. It currently occupies a 100-acre campus in Adrian, Michigan.

Adrian College offers more than 40 majors and several pre-professional programs. Courses are available in accounting and business, art and design, sciences, communication arts, interior design, modern languages and cultures, sociology, criminal justice, and theater.

The sports teams of Adrian College, nicknamed the Bulldogs, participate in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, synchronized skating, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. The Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division III.

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Adrian College
110 S Madison St
Adrian , MI 49221-2575
General Phone: (517) 265-5161

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Adrian College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management37business, accounting, international business
Liberal Arts33Japanese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, ...
Education and Teaching28elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching
Science17biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Design13interior design
Media12communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11health and physical education, exercise science
Art Studies10art studies, arts management
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Family and Social Work8social work
Security and Law Enforcement8criminal justice and administration
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion, theology
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies, environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Adrian College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree20043

Adrian College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Adrian College had a total enrollment of 1,309 students (1,298 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 53%
20-21 29%
22-24 11%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)7%

Adrian College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Adrian College Room and Board (2007)

Adrian College offers campus housing for 1,320 of its 1,298 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Adrian, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Adrian College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460550
SAT Math483613
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Adrian College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,390
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,390
Room and board $ 7,600
Room charge $ 3,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,200
Books and supplies $ 630
Other expenses $ 1,603

Financial Aid:
Adrian College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 223400)

Adrian College Faculty

Adrian College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track64
Non-tenured and not on tenure track710

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$75,9148$70,478
Associate professoracademic year8$65,4758$69,956
Assistant professoracademic year10$56,43711$56,563
Instructoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year41$68,22728$63,826

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Adrian College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Adrian College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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