Defiance College

Defiance College

Defiance College was established as the Defiance Female Seminary in 1850, and given its current name in 1903. This independent, coeducational liberal arts college is located on a 150-acre campus in Defiance, Ohio.

Defiance College offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Courses are available in the areas of arts, history, criminal justice, business administration, education, sports management, and nursing, among others. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Arts and Humanities Division
  • Behavioral and Applied Social Sciences Division
  • Business Administration and Allied Health Division
  • Education and Exercise Science Division
  • Science and Mathematics Division

The athletics department of Defiance College sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, softball, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Yellow Jackets, these teams compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division III.

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Defiance College
701 N Clinton
Defiance , OH 43512
General Phone: (419) 784-4010

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Defiance College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management72business, business management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, marketing, business and related services ...
Education and Teaching50education, middle school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement31forensic science, criminal justice and police
Liberal Arts13English, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, social services, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work10social work
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science, information technology, computer security
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Fine Arts3fine arts
Design3graphic design
Media3communication studies, communications tech
Medical Support and Technology2health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing
Religion and Philosophy0religion, Christian studies, religious education

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree17947
Master's degree366
Associate's degree74

Defiance College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Defiance College had a total enrollment of 973 students (876 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 61%
Women 39%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 56%
(Foreign Students) 44%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 32%
20-21 28%
22-24 15%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Defiance College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 75 %

Defiance College Room and Board (2007)

Defiance College offers campus housing for 547 of its 876 (full-time) students.

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

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

Defiance College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440560
SAT Math430560
SAT Writing420560
ACT Verbal1724
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite1924

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 SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Defiance College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,830
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,830
Room and board $ 7,150
Room charge $ 3,850
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,300
Books and supplies $ 1,350
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Defiance College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 304100)

Defiance College Faculty

Defiance College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track116
Non-tenured and not on tenure track06

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$65,3011*
Associate professoracademic year10$54,7445$51,276
Assistant professoracademic year12$45,0189$46,781
Instructoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year26$51,87918$48,125

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

Defiance College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Defiance College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Studies Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Defiance College Apart:

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Top 19%Defiance College Number of degree programs

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