Hiram College

Hiram College

Hiram College is a private, liberal arts college in the village of Hiram, Ohio, near Cleveland. Also referred to as Hiram, it was founded on March 1st, 1850 by Amos Sutton Hayden, a member of the Disciples of Christ Church. The college, which is situated on a 110-acre campus, offers bachelor's and master's degrees. The major subject areas are accounting, biology, classical studies, and management.

Hiram is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference, and the NCAA, Division III. The athletics team are nicknamed the Terriers. Students participate in a number of sports including basketball, soccer, swimming, and field and track events. Students from over 25 countries study here. There are five Greek social clubs, namely, Delta Chi Lambda, Lambda Lambda, Phi Beta Gamma, Phi Kappa Chi, and Kappa Sigma Pi.

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Contacting Hiram

Hiram College
Hinsdale Hall Third Floor
Hiram , OH 44234-0067
General Phone: (330) 569-3211

Hiram Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts77French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, creative writing, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, economics, ...
Business and Management57business management, accounting and finance
Science34biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, natural sciences, chemistry, physics
Media17communication studies
Education and Teaching17education, elementary school teaching, English teaching, social studies teaching
Therapy and Counseling12psychology, psychobiology
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Art Studies4art studies
Fine Arts3fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical Support and Technology3health service and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering3information science, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, theater history and criticism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0sports and fitness management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23244
Master's degree91

Hiram Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hiram had a total enrollment of 1,271 students (1,215 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 10%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 43%
20-21 28%
22-24 6%
25-29 4%
30-34 3%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)5%
New York3%

Hiram Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 29 %

Hiram Room and Board (2007)

Hiram offers campus housing for 955 of its 1,215 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hiram, 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 21 meals per week.

Hiram Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480610
SAT Math470590
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2026

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 SAT42%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT72%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Hiram Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,610
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,610
Room and board $ 8,380
Room charge $ 4,190
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,190
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 2,295

Financial Aid:
Hiram participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 304900)

Hiram Faculty

Hiram has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track139
Non-tenured and not on tenure track24

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$67,84715$64,651
Associate professoracademic year8$52,6848$48,090
Assistant professoracademic year10$44,66510$43,652
Instructoracademic year4$44,8253$40,167
All faculty totalacademic year38$56,13136$53,097

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

Hiram Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

Hiram Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

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

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Economics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General


Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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What Sets Hiram Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 9%Hiram % of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in science
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 13%Hiram % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 13%Hiram % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in music
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Top 16%Hiram % of degrees in music
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 18%Hiram % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 19%Hiram % of degrees in mathematics
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 19%Hiram Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of degree programs
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Top 20%Hiram Number of degree programs

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