Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University

The Siena Heights University, founded as the St. Joseph's College for Women in 1919, is situated in Adrian, Michigan. It was first renamed as Siena Heights College and in 1998, it was rechristened the Siena Heights University. It is a private institute which offers enrollment to more than 2,000 students.

The Siena Heights University offers associate's, graduate, post-graduate, and specialist's degrees in a number of academic disciplines. The university operates the Undergraduate College, the Graduate College, and the College of Professional Studies. The university is organized into the following five academic divisions:

  • Division of Business and
  • Division of Computing, Mathematics and the Sciences
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Social and Behavioral Science
  • Division of Visual and Performing Arts and Teacher Education

The athletics teams of Siena Heights University are nicknamed the Saints and they participate in basketball, golf, and volleyball. The athletics department of the university is the member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Contacting Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University
1247 Siena Heights Dr
Adrian , MI 49221
General Phone: (517) 263-0731

Siena Heights University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management183business management, non-profit management, accounting, human resources management
Liberal Arts92language translation, Spanish language, sign language translation, English, creative writing, English language and literature, general studies, social services
Security and Law Enforcement80corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Medical Support and Technology72dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, electrocardiograph tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, ...
Engineering Technician56engineering technology, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, biomedical tech, robotics tech, HVAC tech, hazardous materials tech, industrial tech, ...
Family and Social Work56child care management, human services, community organization, social work, social service professions
Therapy and Counseling47psychology, physical therapist assistant, community health services, massage therapy
Education and Teaching32superintendency and administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, education courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science, computer support
Media13journalism, radio and television, organizational communications, communication and journalism
Science11biology, chemistry
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy, religion, theological and ministerial studies
Medical Administration10health care administration, medical secretary
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8sports and fitness management
Mechanics and Repair7automobile mechanics, avionics maintenance
Science and Laboratory Technician7nuclear tech, chemical tech
Construction Trades5electrician
Art Studies5art studies
Law4legal secretary, legal assistant
Production Trades4tool and die tech, precision production
Hospitality3hotel management, hospitality administration
Mathematics3mathematics, applied mathematics
Office and Administration2administrative assistant
Architecture and Planning2urban planning
Cooking and Culinary Arts2restaurant and catering management, culinary arts services
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Design1interior design
Engineering0various engineering courses

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree66893
Associate's degree109
Master's degree7810
Post-master's certificate111

Siena Heights University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Siena Heights University had a total enrollment of 2,161 students (1,280 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 11%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 13%
20-21 12%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 11%
35-39 10%
40-49 18%
50-64 10%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%
Puerto Rico1%

Siena Heights University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %

Siena Heights University Room and Board (2007)

Siena Heights University offers campus housing for 369 of its 1,280 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 14 meals per week.

Siena Heights University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1722
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

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 ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Siena Heights University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,494
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,494
Room and board $ 6,510
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 1,484

Financial Aid:
Siena Heights University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 231600)

Siena Heights University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3137

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$60,1668$56,061
Associate professoracademic year9$50,56414$46,636
Assistant professoracademic year6$42,6739$40,695
Instructoracademic year1*4$35,173
Lectureracademic year3$36,2672*
All faculty totalacademic year31$50,83637$45,361

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

Siena Heights University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Baseball Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Track Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports355186

Siena Heights University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Interior Design

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Superintendency and Educational System Administration

Engineering, Other

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Organizational Communication, General
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Precision Production, Other
Tool and Die Technology/Technician

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

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