Wittenberg University

Wittenberg University

Wittenberg University, established in 1845, and is a private college of liberal arts located in Springfield, Ohio. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 110 acres. The institute offers over 60 majors and several special programs to the students. It also offers a number of adult education programs. The student body of the college consists of national and international students representing more than 35 states in the U.S., and over 25 countries around the world.

Wittenberg University's athletics department sponsors more than 20 varsity teams. The teams are known as the Tigers. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, and participate in sports including basketball, baseball, football, softball, and golf.

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Wittenberg University
Ward St at N Wittenberg Ave
Springfield , OH 45504
General Phone: (937) 327-6231

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Wittenberg University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts167American studies, East Asian studies, Russian studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, ...
Science76biology, molecular biology, chemistry, geology, geological and earth sciences, physics
Business and Management56business
Education and Teaching47elementary school teaching
Therapy and Counseling43psychology
Media31communication studies
Art Studies12visual and performing arts, art studies
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree45230
Master's degree21

Wittenberg University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wittenberg University had a total enrollment of 2,078 students (2,173 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 44%
20-21 39%
22-24 9%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

New York3%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%

Wittenberg University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Wittenberg University Room and Board (2007)

Wittenberg University offers campus housing for 1,696 of its 2,173 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Springfield, 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 15 meals per week.

Wittenberg University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490610
SAT Math500620
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT59%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wittenberg University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,236
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,236
Room and board $ 8,314
Room charge $ 4,316
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,998
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Wittenberg University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 314300)

Wittenberg University Faculty

Wittenberg University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1610
Non-tenured and not on tenure track23

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$78,06217$73,214
Associate professoracademic year28$61,99029$61,875
Assistant professoracademic year18$53,67711$51,132
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year83$67,35259$62,683

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

Wittenberg University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Wittenberg University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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