Defiance College is an independent, coeducational institution related to the United Church of Christ. Through personal caring attention within an ecumenical Christian environment that values people with different beliefs, our community of learners is dedicated to nurturing the whole person through development of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social and physical dimensions of self. We seek to inspire within our students a search for truth, a sensitivity to our world and the diverse cultures within it, the ability to lead in their chosen professions, and a spirit of service. We want them to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve.
|County||Defiance County, OH|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--General|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
|64 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,006 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||762 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||244 students||137 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||917 students||1,507 students|
|# Graduate Students||89 students||129 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||-||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees
|Out-State Tuition Fees
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||390-500||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||390-530||460-573|
|ACT English (25-75%)||15-23||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||17-24||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||18-23||20-25|
- Weekend College offers students the chance to earn a Master's degree in Business and Organizational Leadership, or a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, or Organizational Supervision and Leadership in a flexible every-other weekend format. Weekend College also offers an associate degree in Business Administration and a minor in Information Technology.
- Northwest corner of Ohio at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers; one hour from Lima and Toledo, Ohio, and Ft. Wayne, Indiana; two hours from Detroit, Michigan; two-and-a-half hours from Columbus and four hours from Chicago, Illinois. The city of Defiance has 18,000 residents. The campus is located on 150 acres in a beautiful residential area of Defiance, which includes 18 buildings and access to the 200 acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary.
- DC has once again been designated by U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges as one of the top schools in the nation for its service learning program
- Defiance College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Ohio Board of Regents, the National Council of Teacher Education, the Council on Social Work Education, and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Eduction Programs.