Urbana University

Urbana University

Urbana University was founded in 1850 by followers of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century scientist and philosopher. John Chapman, popularly known as "Johnny Appleseed", laid the groundwork for the university, which currently operates a 128-acre campus in Urbana, Ohio.

Urbana University offers more than 25 undergraduate majors in communication arts, English, education, liberal studies, and management among others. There are also a number of graduate programs in the fields of nursing, education, criminal justice administration, and business administration. The academic divisions of the university are:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education & Professional Studies

The athletics teams of Urbana University, nicknamed the Blue Knights, participate in football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, softball, swimming, and lacrosse. The Blue Knight teams are members of the NCAA Division II.

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Urbana University
579 College Way
Urbana , OH 43078-2091
General Phone: (937) 484-1301

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Urbana University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management88business, business management, business administration, accounting, human resources, MIS, marketing, business and related services
Medicine55health professions
Education and Teaching52curriculum and instruction, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work14human development and family studies, community organization, social service professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine12registered nursing
Liberal Arts12English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling9psychology
Media8communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering2information science, systems analyst
Science1biological and physical sciences
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy and religious studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree20840
Master's degree333
Associate's degree595
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02

Urbana University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Urbana University had a total enrollment of 1,440 students (1,294 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 70%
Part-Time 30%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 14%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 19%
22-24 17%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 8%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Urbana University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 47 %

Urbana University Room and Board (2007)

Urbana University offers campus housing for 592 of its 1,294 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Urbana, 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 19 meals per week.

Urbana University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400520
SAT Math420530
ACT Verbal1519
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT8%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Urbana University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,412
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,412
Room and board $ 7,860
Room charge $ 2,870
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,990
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Urbana University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 313300)

Urbana University Faculty

Urbana University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*4$97,681
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*7$76,849

*: 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 year8$57,3377$47,719
Associate professoracademic year9$46,8112*
Assistant professoracademic year9$38,2058$35,939
All faculty totalacademic year26$47,07117$41,270

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

Urbana University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-States Football Association
Basketball Division II Independents
Baseball Division II Independents
Track Division II Independents

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5874132

Urbana University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

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

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

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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