Established in 1888, Tiffin University has been dedicated to offering the finest quality education since it opened its doors and continues to place great emphasis on offering its students "an education for life". Today, nearly 130 years since its inception, Tiffin has adapted well to an ever-changing sociological and technological climate by introducing online courses to its offerings.
Tiffin University Accreditation Details
Tiffin University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the US. As such, coursework completed at Tiffin is recognized at virtually all other regionally accredited public and private colleges and universities in the country.
The Tiffin University School of Business is additionally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). TU's Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA programs have also recently been granted accreditation by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE).
Tiffin University Application Requirements
Applying to TU is a very straightforward process. Prospective students can apply online and pay absolutely no application fee. Anyone interested in applying would simply have to create a free online account, login and complete the application form, and then submit the application. An admissions counselor would then make contact and provide a fax number or email address so the student can provide high school transcripts and test scores. The counselor will also discuss the process of credit evaluation and transfer for students who have previously attended an accredited college or university.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the 2015-16 school year was $22,140. On average, students living on-campus will spend $9,900 on room and board. Textbook costs vary but average approximately $1,000 a semester.
As one of the most affordable private colleges in Ohio, TU has a number of programs in place that allow students to cut costs and find financial aid to help cover the cost of their education. In addition to TU Grants and Scholarships, financial aid advisors can also help students find federal grants and loans through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). That's really where the Financial Aid process begins: with a visit to http://wwww.fafsa.ed.gov.
Most students, regardless of their family income, are eligible for some form of financial aid from the federal government. In many cases, lower-income students are eligible for PELL grants that can significantly reduce the amount of money a student will need to borrow for their education. Forms of Financial Aid available to qualifying students at Tiffin University include:
- Tiffin University Grants and Scholarships
- Federal Grants
- State Grants
- Federal Student Loans
- Private Student Loans (subject to credit approval)
- Federal Work Study Programs
Online Degrees Available
Bachelor of Arts in Government and National Security
Students choosing pursuing the BA in Government and National Security can choose between a concentration in Intelligence and Security Studies or Politics and Government. A few of the core courses needed to graduate with this degree include Intro to National Security Studies, Introduction to the American Political Process, Political Geography, Federalism, International Security, and more. Those completing this degree program may pursue a career in the FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, Local law enforcement, or as a security specialist in the private sector.
Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies
TU's BA in Professional Studies degree program is an example of an inverted degree. This means that students pursuing this degree program actually complete their degree based on the occupational major of the student's associate degree. Ideal for individuals interested in pursuing positions in management and leadership positions in the private or public sector, students will be studying courses such as Human Resources Management, Organizational Communication and Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, and Public Administration.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Human Services
Geared specifically for students interested in pursuing a career in the caregiving profession or social work, Tiffin University's BA in Psychology program will prepare students to enter the workplace as a Case Manager for MRDD agencies, Day Treatment Worker for Mentally Ill Adults, Social Service Coordinator, Court and Community Treatment Liaison, and a number of other professions. Core coursework to complete this degree program includes 24 credit hours of psychology courses, 24 credit hours of general electives, and 49 credit hours of knowledge skills.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Students graduating from TU's BBA in Accounting will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to pursue careers far beyond the field of Accounting. Potential career paths include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or a Certified Financial Manager (CFM). Coursework for this degree program includes 30 credit hours of Accounting courses, 18 credit hours of business courses, 33 credit hours of general education courses, 24 credit hours of general elective courses, and 16 credit hours of general knowledge skills courses.
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management or Managerial Studies
Potential career paths for those pursuing the BBA in Management include Benefit and Compensation Specialist, Non-profit Agencies Recruiting and Placement Managers, Distribution and Service Industries, Government Agencies, Development and Training Specialists, Labor Negotiations, and Executive Recruiter. Coursework includes 15 credit hours of Knowledge Skills Core courses, 33 credit hours of General Education courses, 18 credit hours of Business courses, 9 credit hours of Management courses, 21 credit hours of Human Resources Management courses, and 24 credit hours of Open Electives or Optional Minor courses.
In addition, Tiffin University also offers:
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
- Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Corrections
- Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Homeland Security and Terrorism
- Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Justice Administration
- Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Systems Administration
Graduates of any of the above degree programs at Tiffin University can expect to embark on a fulfilling career confidently, armed with the skills and knowledge they will need to pursue their dreams in their chosen field.