Taylor University

Taylor University

Taylor University was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest evangelical Christian colleges in USA. It was initially known as the Fort Wayne College which merged with the Fort Wayne College of Medicine in 1890 and became the Taylor University. It moved to the 250-acres campus in Upland, Indiana in 1893. It now operates a separate campus in Fort Wayne. Taylor University's recent enrollments have been more than 1,800 students every year, with the student body representing over 20 states and more than 5 countries.

Taylor University Upland offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate majors through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • School of Professional and Graduate Studies

The athletics department of Taylor University Upland fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Trojans, the teams participate NCAA Division III level.

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Taylor University
236 W Reade Ave
Upland , IN 46989-1001
General Phone: (765) 998-2751

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Taylor University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching70elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Business and Management64business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts53French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, geography, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Therapy and Counseling37psychology
Religion and Philosophy36philosophy, bible studies, religious education
Media35communication studies, mass communication, media studies
Science31biology, ecology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, geology, physics
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, computer and info science courses, information science, computer support, computer engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work12social work
Art Studies6art studies
Design6design and applied arts
Mathematics4mathematics, applied mathematics
Engineering2engineering physics, environmental engineering
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree40059
Associate's degree34

Taylor University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Taylor University had a total enrollment of 1,879 students (1,837 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 43%
20-21 44%
22-24 11%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

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

(International Students)3%
North Carolina1%
New Jersey1%
New York1%
New Hampshire1%

Taylor University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %
Part-Time 100 %

Taylor University Room and Board (2007)

Taylor University offers campus housing for 1,565 of its 1,837 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Upland, 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.

Taylor University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510660
SAT Math520650
SAT Writing520643
ACT Verbal2331
ACT Math2229
ACT Composite2330

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT58%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT68%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Taylor University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,546
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,546
Room and board $ 6,352
Room charge $ 3,144
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,208
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,700

Financial Aid:
Taylor University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 183800)

Taylor University Faculty

Taylor University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track187
Non-tenured and not on tenure track156

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year49$62,04113$58,589
Associate professoracademic year21$52,6217$52,559
Assistant professoracademic year19$45,1229$45,864
Instructoracademic year3$41,6833$38,520
All faculty totalacademic year92$55,73332$51,810

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

Taylor University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-States Football Association
Basketball Mid-Central College Conference
Baseball Mid-Central College Conference
Track Mid-Central College Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports213556

Taylor University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

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

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Applied Arts, Other

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Engineering Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Religious Education

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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