Hanover College

Hanover College

Hanover College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college. It is located in Hanover, Indiana, United States. The college was established by Rev. John Finley Crowe in 1827. Hanover College is based on a 650-acre campus on the banks of the Ohio River. Academics at Hanover College include undergraduate majors in pre-professional programs and specialized study programs, which are offered through the Centers of Excellence. The Centers of Excellence at Hanover College are:

  • Career Connections Program
  • Center for Business Preparation
  • Center for Church Leadership
  • Center for Free Inquiry
  • Rivers Institute at Hanover

Hanover College is a member of the NCAA's Division III and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The varsity athletics teams of the college participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and football. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Panthers.

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Hanover College
359 LaGrange Road
Hanover , IN 47243-0108
General Phone: (812) 866-7000

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Hanover Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts91Germanic languages and literature, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, medieval and renaissance studies, international studies, anthropology, economics, ...
Science45biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling29psychology
Media20communication studies
Religion and Philosophy17philosophy, ethics, theology
Business and Management17business management, marketing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15exercise science
Fine Arts10fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Education and Teaching5elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Hanover in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree27132

Hanover Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hanover had a total enrollment of 929 students (936 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 41%
20-21 49%
22-24 8%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%

Hanover Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Hanover Room and Board (2007)

Hanover offers campus housing for 984 of its 936 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hanover Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500630
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing480590
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT58%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Hanover Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,220
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,220
Room and board $ 7,500
Room charge $ 3,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,850
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Hanover participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 180100)

Hanover Faculty

Hanover has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1610
Non-tenured and not on tenure track12

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$80,37113$73,642
Associate professoracademic year24$57,38213$55,364
Assistant professoracademic year11$53,7687$47,584
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year59$66,06034$60,358

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

Hanover Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Hanover Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

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

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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