Hilbert College

Hilbert College

Hilbert College is a four-year college located in Hamburg, New York. It was established in 1957 by Mother Collette Hilbert of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph. The college's campus is spread over 50 acres. It offers more than 10 four-year degree programs and is one of the few colleges in the country to offer programs in Economic Crime Investigation.

Hilbert College is a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and is classified as an NCAA Division III institution. It fields teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, volleyball and golf. Its sports teams are known by the nickname Hawks. Students at Hilbert College can participate in clubs and organizations like the Adventure Club, the Human Services Association, the Communication Club, the Campus Ministry Club and the Society of Fine Arts. Honor clubs include Alpha Beta Gamma, Chi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Tau Delta and Lambda Epsilon Chi.

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Contacting Hilbert

Hilbert College
5200 S Park Ave
Hamburg , NY 14075-1597
General Phone: (716) 649-7900

Hilbert Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement119criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police
Business and Management45business management, accounting, accounting technology, MIS
Law23legal assistant
Liberal Arts14English, liberal arts and sciences
Family and Social Work10human services
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Media5media studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1rehabilitation

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19512
Associate's degree317

Hilbert Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hilbert had a total enrollment of 1,046 students (756 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 98%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 29%
20-21 26%
22-24 16%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New York98%

Hilbert Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 43 %

Hilbert Room and Board (2007)

Hilbert offers campus housing for 96 of its 756 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Hilbert Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,350
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,350
Room and board $ 6,950
Room charge $ 3,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,650
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 800

Financial Aid:
Hilbert participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 273500)

Hilbert Faculty

Hilbert has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1920

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$64,57310$62,244
Associate professoracademic year4$49,4204$51,930
Assistant professoracademic year8$45,1599$42,973
All faculty totalacademic year23$55,18523$52,909

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

Hilbert Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Baseball Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Track Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Hilbert Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Hilbert Highlights

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What Sets Hilbert Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Hilbert Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Hilbert Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Hilbert Dorm rooms per full-time student

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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