Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University was established in 1885. It is a private university and is located in Richfield, North Carolina. The institution was initially named as Ebenezer Mitchell Home and School, and changed to its present name in the year 1996. The university has a satellite campus in Charlotte, and its three other campuses are located in Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. Students can choose from a large number of subjects such as international business, elementary education, language and literature, and health sciences. The university is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Languages, Literature, and Communication
  • School of Natural and Health Sciences
  • School of Religion
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • The Graduate School

Pfeiffer University competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Their sports teams are known as Falcons. They participate in sports including softball, baseball, and cycling

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Pfeiffer University
48380 Hwy 52n
Misenheimer , NC 28109-0960
General Phone: (704) 463-1360

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Pfeiffer University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management291business management, operations management, accounting, international business, MIS
Medical Administration147health care administration
Education and Teaching61special ed, elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching
Security and Law Enforcement29criminal justice and safety
Religion and Philosophy23religion, missionary studies, religious education, religious music, youth ministry
Liberal Arts22American studies, English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17sports and fitness management, exercise science
Media16communication studies, organizational communications, public relations
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Science7biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work6human services, social service professions
Mathematics5mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Art Studies1art studies, arts management
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Pfeiffer University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree23445
Master's degree4075

Pfeiffer University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pfeiffer University had a total enrollment of 2,053 students (1,718 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 26%
Women 25%
Full-Time 49%
Part-Time 51%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 50%
Graduate 50%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 28%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 15%
20-21 12%
22-24 8%
25-29 15%
30-34 14%
35-39 13%
40-49 15%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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

North Carolina66%
(International Students)4%
South Carolina3%
New York2%
New Jersey1%

Pfeiffer University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

Pfeiffer University Room and Board (2007)

Pfeiffer University offers campus housing for 717 of its 1,718 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pfeiffer University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math430550
SAT Writing410530
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pfeiffer University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,570
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,570
Room and board $ 7,480
Room charge $ 4,410
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,070
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 2,300

Financial Aid:
Pfeiffer University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 295500)

Pfeiffer University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$60,75911$57,688
Associate professoracademic year17$58,4266$56,277
Assistant professoracademic year17$45,6647$46,724
All faculty totalacademic year50$54,83424$54,137

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

Pfeiffer University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Baseball Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference
Track Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5787144

Pfeiffer University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Pfeiffer University Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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Top 13%Pfeiffer University % of degrees in medical administration
% students 40 years or older
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Top 13%Pfeiffer University % students 40 years or older
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Top 16%Pfeiffer University Number of degree programs
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Top 17%Pfeiffer University % of degrees in religion and philosophy

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