Tiffin University

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Tiffin University
Tiffin University seal.png
MottoSine Audacia Nullum Praemium
Motto in English
Without risk, there is no gain
Type Private university
President Lillian Schumacher
Academic staff
71 full-time, 287 adjunct
Administrative staff
213 full-time
Undergraduates 1,471 (on campus)
130 acres (53 ha)
Colors    Green and gold
Nickname Dragons
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division II - GMAC
MascotBlaze the Dragon
Website www.tiffin.edu
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Tiffin University is a private university in Tiffin, Ohio. It was founded in 1888 [1] and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. [2] The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the main campus in Tiffin, Ohio; the University of Bucharest in Romania; and several locations in Ohio, including the Cleveland, Toledo, and Fremont areas, as well as online.


Tiffin University began as the Commercial College, affiliated for 30 years with Heidelberg College, as a financially independent and separate division or college. It taught the business courses typically found in the popular commercial colleges of the day.

After breaking with Heidelberg College in 1917, the institution relocated to downtown Tiffin. It developed a full four-year curriculum, then added graduate programs, and has been accredited.


Tiffin University offers both undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees in a variety of on-campus, off-campus and online formats. TU consists of three academic schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences. The Richard C. Pfeiffer Library houses a growing collection of books supporting the university's curriculum. The library is a member of OPAL and OhioLink, which provides online access to a vast collection of books, eBooks and databases, as well as books from any of the 90 other libraries.

School of Arts and Sciences

The academic programs offered by the School of Arts and Sciences are Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Chemistry, Commercial Music, Cybersecurity, Digital Media & Design, Government and National Security, History, Public History, Strategic & Mass Communication and Health, Fitness & Wellness. Teacher education programs are offered through a partnership with Lourdes College. Students can also achieve a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Computer Science (concentrations in Network & Systems Administration and Software Development) and Healthcare Administration. Tiffin University also offers a dual degree bachelor's program with Mercy College of Ohio. Students earn two degrees in the joint program—a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science (BSAHS) from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Mercy College.

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Main Classroom Building

School of Business

The academic programs offered by the School of Business are Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting, Finance, Management (concentrations in Human Resources, International Business, Managerial Studies and Supply Chain Management), Marketing and Sports Marketing.

School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

The academic programs offered by the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences are; Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree with concentrations in Corrections, Criminal Behavior, Criminalistics, Digital Forensics, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security & Terrorism, Justice Administration and Law Enforcement, as well as an Associate of Criminal Justice degree in Law Enforcement.

The school also offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology with concentrations in Addictions Counseling, Cross-Cultural and International Psychology (CCIP), and Human Services.

Also, study abroad programs in several countries are available for undergraduate students. The university enrolls many international students, including China, Romania and Saudi Arabia. There are 33 countries represented on campus.

Graduate programs

Tiffin University graduate programs include a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Humanities (MH), Master of Science (MS) and Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ).

Doctorate programs

Tiffin University offers a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change. This degree program is offered utilizing an online format and contains limited residency requirements. The interpersonal approach of faculty engagement allow students to work independently, but never alone.


Tiffin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Master of Business Administration program is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the European Council for Business Education, and the education partnership is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. [3]


The Tiffin Dragons compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).


Tiffin University's music program consists of more than 15% of the campus population participating in groups that specialize in popular and commercial styles of music, and also in traditional large bands and choirs. The majority of student-musicians are non-music majors, and all receive scholarships for their music activities. TU also offers a degree in commercial music in which students to focus on popular, jazz, rock, hip hop, and other commercial styles, and has achieved regional and national recognition for its pop a cappella and vocal jazz groups, and for incorporating hip hop performance into its music ensembles. All TU music majors receive free music notation and production software, and have liberal access to the school's multiple digital audio workstations for both their academic and independent music production activities. TU is home to the Lambda Iota chapter of the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.

Campus life

Tiffin main campus is 130 acres (52.6 ha) enclosed in Tiffin, Ohio, the county seat of Seneca County, in northwestern Ohio. The campus is located on the west side of Tiffin, within a half mile of downtown Tiffin.


The campus environment includes over 25 buildings with a blend of traditional historic and modern structures.

Greek life

Tiffin University's Greek life includes: [4]

Notable alumni

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