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Frequently Asked Questions

Unless otherwise specified, the FAQ information is based on the data used for official federal reporting (October 15 snapshot for student enrollment information; November 1 for faculty and staff information). Because different snapshot dates (including the 15th day of the semester, October 15th, November 1 for employee information, and end of term) are used for different reporting purposes, data found elsewhere on the OIR website, including the Fact Book, may not be identical to the FAQ information.

 
Student Enrollment and Demographics   Surveys and Assessments
  What is the current student enrollment?     How can I obtain a sample for a survey or assessment that I'm administering?
  What is the historical student enrollment?     What types of surveys does Miami administer, and how can I find the results?
  How many students are enrolled in each major?   Faculty and Staff
  What is the academic background of the first-year students?     How many faculty members does Miami employ?
  How diverse is the student body?     How many employees does Miami have?
  Which countries are represented by Miami students?   Additional Information
  Which states are represented by Miami students?     Where can I find an organizational chart for Miami?
Retention, Graduation, and Degrees     What is the average class size?
  What is the first-year to sophomore retention rate?     How much are tuition and fees?
  What is the six-year graduation rate?     What is the student to faculty ratio?
  How many degrees did Miami award during the past year?     Where can I find additional information on student enrollment, employees, graduation and retention rates, financial aid, and other topics?
        Does Miami have a list of peer or aspirational institutions?

 

 

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Student Enrollment and Demographics


What is the current student enrollment?

Enrollment by campus and student level is provided below. For additional enrollment information, including historical trends and breakdowns by gender, race/ethnicity, student level, FT/PT status, class, college/school, state residency, and student type, visit the Enrollment section of the Fact Book.

Fall 2015 Enrollment
  Graduate Undergraduate TOTAL
Hamilton --- 3,030 3,030
Middletown --- 1,877 1,877
Oxford 2,520 16,387 18,907
Voice of America 169 --- 169
TOTAL 2,689 21,294 23,983
Data Source: October 15 Snapshot

 

What is the historical student enrollment?

Over the past five academic years, Miami University's Oxford campus enrollment has increased from 16,575 to 18,788 students. A complete history of the Oxford campus enrollment from 1940 through the current year is available in our Historical Enrollment Fact Sheet. (The historical enrollments are based on 15th day snapshots. All other enrollment information provided on this FAQ page is based on official October 15 figures.)

 

How many students are enrolled in each major?

Enrollment by campus and student major is provided below. For additional information on major enrollments, including breakdowns by student class, race/ethnicity and gender, visit the Enrollment section of the Fact Book.

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment by Major
  Hamilton Middletown Oxford TOTAL   Hamilton Middletown Oxford TOTAL
Accountancy 6 3 649 658 Interactive Media Studies 3 --- 141 144
Accounting Technology 20 10 --- 30 Interdisciplinary Bus Managemt --- --- 56 56
American Studies --- 2 16 18 Interdisciplinary Studies --- --- 3 3
Anthropology 10 8 55 73 Interior Design --- --- 79 79
Applied Science - AA 3 2 --- 5 International Studies 5 2 254 261
Architecture --- 1 170 171 Italian Studies --- --- 1 1
Art 10 5 59 74 Journalism 7 6 146 159
Art & Architecture History --- 1 21 22 Kinesiology 45 15 619 679
Art Education 1 --- 32 33 Latin American Studies --- --- 7 7
Athletic Training 33 15 51 99 Latin Education --- --- 3 3
Biochemistry 8 1 177 186 Liberal Studies 16 9 --- 25
Bioengineering 5 5 166 176 Life Science Education 2 5 5 12
Biological Physics 4 1 12 17 Life Sciences/Chemistry Educ --- 2 4 6
Biology 50 20 538 608 Linguistics 3 2 27 32
Botany 12 5 28 45 Major Undeclared 54 32 17 103
Business - AA 11 5 1 17 Management and Leadership 2 --- 181 183
Business Economics 1 --- 443 444 Management and Organizations --- --- 1 1
Business Management Technology 57 28 1 86 Management Information Systems --- --- 18 18
Business Software Technology --- 3 --- 3 Marketing 4 2 913 919
Chemical Engineering 9 7 236 252 Marketing Management Tech 5 3 --- 8
Chemistry 13 5 113 131 Mass Communication 4 4 27 35
Chinese Education 2 --- 4 6 Mathematics 8 5 99 112
Civic & Regional Development 16 9 --- 25 Mathematics & Statistics 1 --- 73 74
Classical Humanities 1 --- 11 12 Mechanical Engineering 24 8 514 546
Communication Pre-Major 1 --- 8 9 Mechanical Engineering Tech 11 4 --- 15
Computer Aided Drafting/Mfg 1 --- --- 1 Media and Culture 11 5 141 157
Computer and Information Techn 36 21 --- 57 Medical Laboratory Science 9 2 34 45
Computer Engineering 16 6 96 118 Microbiology 4 4 154 162
Computer Science 41 26 313 380 Middle Childhood Education 30 22 172 224
Computer Technology 3 2 --- 5 Music 1 --- 31 32
Creative Arts - AA 2 2 --- 4 Music Education 1 --- 92 93
Criminal Justice 138 94 2 234 Music Performance --- --- 47 47
Digital Business Systems 1 --- --- 1 Natural Science - AA 3 3 --- 6
Diplomacy and Global Politics 1 --- 55 56 Non-Matriculated 192 313 105 610
Early Childhood Education 98 52 399 549 Nursing 272 154 6 432
Earth Science --- --- 7 7 Nursing - 2 Year 1 --- --- 1
Earth Science Education --- --- 3 3 Nursing - 4 Year 31 22 --- 53
Earth Science/Chemistry Edu --- 2 2 4 Nutrition 26 5 176 207
Earth Science/Life Sci Edu 2 2 6 10 Organizational Behavior 1 --- 1 2
East Asian Languages & Culture 5 1 20 26 Philosophy 1 3 38 42
Economics 9 12 429 450 Physical Science Education --- 2 6 8
Education - AA 2 3 --- 5 Physical Science/Chemistry Edu --- --- 9 9
Education^ Health&Society - AA 2 2 --- 4 Physics 3 3 61 67
EGR: Manufacturing Engineering 2 1 13 16 Political Science 18 6 398 422
Electrical & Computer Eng Tech 10 1 --- 11 Pre-Kindergarten 10 15 1 26
Electrical Engineering 6 3 107 116 Prof Studies & Appl Sci - AA 1 --- --- 1
Engineering Management 4 5 126 135 Professional Writing 6 3 91 100
Engineering Physics 2 --- 15 17 Psychology 128 38 588 754
Engineering Technology 202 61 1 264 Public Administration 4 --- 34 38
English: Creative Writing 25 8 110 143 Public Health 3 1 20 24
English: Literature 15 4 84 103 Quantitative Economics --- --- 26 26
Environmental Earth Science 7 2 63 72 Religion --- 1 4 5
Environmental Science --- --- 1 1 Russian^East Eur & Eurasian St --- --- 7 7
Exercise Science 1 --- --- 1 Small Business Management 21 12 --- 33
Family Studies 23 5 52 80 Social Justice Studies 3 1 24 28
Finance 1 4 1091 1096 Social Science - AA 4 4 --- 8
Fine Arts - AA 2 2 1 5 Social Work 60 22 80 162
Forensic Investigation 17 5 --- 22 Sociology 15 7 44 66
Forensic Science 8 9 1 18 Software Engineering 6 11 96 113
French --- 1 14 15 Spanish 5 --- 40 45
French Education 1 --- 4 5 Spanish Education 2 --- 19 21
General Engineering 6 1 66 73 Special Education 22 12 134 168
Geographic Information Science 1 1 --- 2 Speech Communication --- 3 6 9
Geography 2 --- 23 25 Speech Path & Audiology 17 4 209 230
Geology 9 10 33 52 Sport Leadership & Management 31 11 341 383
German --- --- 11 11 Sport Studies --- --- 2 2
German Education --- --- 2 2 Statistics 2 1 50 53
Gerontology 2 --- 24 26 Strategic Communication 34 7 609 650
Graphic Design 1 2 79 82 Supply Chain & Operations Mgmt 1 --- 232 233
Health Information Technology 56 35 --- 91 Technical Study 1 --- --- 1
Health Promotion 12 2 76 90 Theatre 1 1 62 64
Health Studies --- --- 1 1 Undeclared - Applied Science 19 12 33 64
History 26 13 114 153 Undeclared - Arts & Science 14 12 3 29
History of Art & Architecture --- --- 1 1 Undeclared - Business 3 1 384 388
Humanities - AA 5 2 --- 7 Undeclared - Education 38 23 12 73
Individualized Studies 2 --- 43 45 University Studies 411 337 1681 2429
Information Systems --- --- 87 87 Urban and Regional Planning 2 --- 24 26
Information Technology 13 6 --- 19 Women^Gender&Sexuality Studies 3 --- 6 9
Integrated Eng Lang Arts Edu 21 10 115 146 Women's Studies 1 --- --- 1
Integrated Mathematics Edu 7 6 58 71 Zoology 38 25 262 325
Integrated Social Studies Edu 12 8 64 84 Grand Total 3,030 1,877 16,387 21,294
Integrative Studies 195 102 1 298
Data Source: October 15 Snapshot

 

 

What is the academic background of the first-year students?

The average ACT score for the fall 2015 Oxford campus incoming first-year students is 28 and the average composite SAT score is 1232. 36% of incoming first-year students ranked in the top 10% of their high school class. For additional details on first-year students, visit the Admissions section of the Fact Book or Section C (First-Time, First-Year (Freshman) Admission) of the Common Data Set.

 

How diverse is the student body?

The fall 2015 undergraduate enrollment by race/ethnicity is provided below. Additional information about student diversity can be found in the Enrollment, Degrees Awarded, and Graduation and Retention Rates sections of the Fact Book as well as Section B (Enrollment and Persistence) of the Common Data Set.

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment By Race/Ethnicity
  Black or African-American Asian Hispanic/ Latino American Indian or Alaska Native Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Multi Racial Non-Resident Alien White & Unknown
Hamilton 9.3% 1.8% 3.5% 0.3% 0.1% 2.4% 0.6% 81.9%
                 
Middletown 5.2% 1.4% 2.3% 0.3% 0.0% 1.9% 9.3% 79.7%
                 
Oxford 2.9% 2.1% 3.8% 0.2% 0.0% 3.2% 11.4% 76.3%
                 
OVERALL 4.0% 2.0% 3.6% 0.2% 0.0% 2.9% 9.7% 77.4%
Data Source: October 15 Snapshot

 

Which countries are represented by Miami students?

Oxford campus undergraduates hail from 87 foreign countries and graduate students from 51 countries. The number of undergraduates (Oxford and VOA) from each country is provided below. Information about international students' enrollment, including enrollment by campus, level, class, and major, can be found in the Enrollment section of the Fact Book. (Information on international students can be found in any table that includes breakdowns by race/ethnicity.) Information on degrees awarded to international students can be found in the Degrees Awarded section of the Fact Book.

Fall 2015 Enrollment by Foreign Country - Oxford  & VOA
  Graduate Undergraduate TOTAL   Graduate Undergraduate TOTAL
Albania --- 2 2 Liberia --- 1 1
Argentina --- 1 1 Luxembourg 1 3 4
Australia --- 4 4 Macau --- 3 3
Austria --- 1 1 Malaysia 1 4 5
Bahamas 2 --- 2 Mauritius --- 2 2
Bangladesh 9 4 13 Mexico 3 11 14
Belgium --- 4 4 Moldova 2 1 3
Belize 1 --- 1 Morocco --- 1 1
Bermuda 3 --- 3 Nepal 15 1 16
Bolivia --- 1 1 Netherlands 1 --- 1
Botswana --- 1 1 Niger --- 1 1
Brazil --- 26 26 Nigeria 1 3 4
Brunei Darussalam --- 1 1 Norway 1 1 2
Bulgaria 1 2 3 Pakistan 1 7 8
Cameroon --- 3 3 Peru --- 4 4
Canada 3 41 44 Philippines 1 2 3
China 104 1623 1727 Poland 2 4 6
Colombia 1 3 4 Portugal --- 1 1
Costa Rica --- 1 1 Romania 1 1 2
Cote D'Ivoire --- 2 2 Russia --- 12 12
Croatia 1 --- 1 Rwanda 1 1 2
Cyprus --- 2 2 Saudi Arabia 9 4 13
Ecuador --- 1 1 Senegal 1 --- 1
Egypt 1 2 3 Sierra Leone --- 1 1
Eritrea 1 1 2 Singapore 2 3 5
Ethiopia --- 2 2 Somalia --- 1 1
Finland --- 2 2 South Africa 1 2 3
France 2 6 8 South Korea 3 39 42
Germany --- 10 10 Spain 2 9 11
Ghana 4 5 9 Sri Lanka 7 5 12
Greece --- 2 2 Sudan 1 --- 1
Guatemala --- 2 2 Sweden 1 3 4
Guyana --- 1 1 Switzerland --- 2 2
Honduras 1 1 2 Syria --- 1 1
Hong Kong --- 8 8 Taiwan 1 12 13
India 28 61 89 Thailand 3 5 8
Iran 10 1 11 Togo --- 4 4
Iraq 6 1 7 Trinidad & Tobago --- 2 2
Ireland --- 6 6 Turkey 5 4 9
Israel 1 2 3 Uganda 1 --- 1
Italy --- 6 6 Ukraine --- 1 1
Japan 4 21 25 United Arab Emirates --- 3 3
Jordan --- 3 3 United Kingdom 2 15 17
Kazakhstan --- 3 3 Uzbekistan --- 1 1
Kenya 3 1 4 Venezuela --- 4 4
Kosovo 1 --- 1 Vietnam 3 17 20
Kyrgyzstan --- 1 1 Yemen --- 1 1
Latvia --- 1 1 Zambia 1 --- 1
Lebanon --- 1 1 Zimbabwe 2 --- 2
Data Source: October 15 Snapshot

 

Which states are represented by Miami students?

The number of Oxford and VOA students from each state is provided below. Additional information about students' home residency, including the countries, counties, and states represented by Miami University students and enrollment by student residency status (i.e., in-state versus out-of-state) can be found in the Enrollment section of the Fact Book.

Fall 2015 Enrollment by State - Oxford & VOA
  Graduate Undergraduate TOTAL   Graduate Undergraduate TOTAL
Alabama 3 2 5 Montana 2 3 5
Alaska 7 1 8 Nebraska 2 5 7
Arizona 54 19 73 Nevada 2 1 3
Arkansas 1 2 3 New Hampshire 2 20 22
California 132 184 316 New Jersey 19 174 193
Colorado 69 122 191 New Mexico --- 1 1
Connecticut 4 224 228 New York 61 216 277
Delaware 2 5 7 North Carolina 12 50 62
District of Columbia 3 18 21 North Dakota --- 4 4
Florida 20 51 71 Ohio 1,604 9,451 11,055
Georgia 14 77 91 Oklahoma 1 4 5
Hawaii 7 1 8 Oregon 8 3 11
Idaho 1 3 4 Pennsylvania 26 266 292
Illinois 121 1,535 1,656 Rhode Island 1 9 10
Indiana 41 411 452 South Carolina 4 25 29
Iowa 3 8 11 South Dakota 1 --- 1
Kansas 3 30 33 Tennessee 11 86 97
Kentucky 32 189 221 Texas 22 38 60
Louisiana 1 4 5 Utah 7 3 10
Maine 1 4 5 Vermont --- 8 8
Maryland 16 164 180 Virginia 8 152 160
Massachusetts 12 149 161 Washington 47 13 60
Michigan 30 392 422 West Virginia 6 13 19
Minnesota 12 160 172 Wisconsin 10 101 111
Mississippi 1 2 3 Wyoming 1 2 3
Missouri 9 188 197
Data Source: October 15 Snapshot

 

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Retention, Graduation, and Degrees

 

What is the first-year to sophomore retention rate?

The first-year to sophomore retention rate for the Oxford campus 2014 cohort is 90.3%. For breakdowns by gender and race/ethnicity, visit the Graduation and Retention Rates section of the Fact Book.

 

What is the six-year graduation rate?

The six-year graduation rate for the Oxford campus 2009 cohort is 79.9%. For breakdowns by gender and race/ethnicity, visit the Graduation and Retention Rates section of the Fact Book.

 

How many degrees did Miami award during the past year?

In 2014-2015, Miami University granted 66 certificates, 182 associate's degrees, 4,388 bachelor's degrees, 708 master's degrees, and 69 doctoral degrees. For additional information on degrees awarded, including historical trends, minors and concentrations granted, and breakdowns by college/school, major, race/ethnicity, and gender, visit the Degrees Awarded section of the Fact Book.

 

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Surveys and Assessments

 

How can I obtain a sample for a survey or assessment that I'm administering?

If you are conducting research or an assessment at Miami University, the Office of Institutional Research can provide contact information for random samples of students, faculty or staff. To request a random sample of students, complete and submit the Student Sample Request Form. Before submitting your request, please review the Sample Request Guidelines.To request a random sample of faculty or staff, contact the Office of Institutional Research at InstitutionalResearch@MiamiOH.edu.

 

What types of surveys does Miami administer, and how can I find the results?

The Office of Institutional Research is involved in the preparation, administration and dissemination of a variety of student, faculty and staff surveys at Miami University. The IR Office conducts both locally-developed surveys as well as national surveys that allow comparisons of Miami students and faculty members with benchmark institutions. A full list of surveys conducted by the Office of Institutional Research and select results are available on the Surveys webpage. Additional results may be obtained by contacting the Office of Institutional Research.

 

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Faculty and Staff

 

How many faculty members does Miami employ?

Miami University employs 1,526 faculty members, including 1,147 on the Oxford campus and 379 on the regional campuses (fall 2015). For additional breakdowns by faculty member gender, academic rank and faculty status, as well as information on all Miami University employees, visit the Faculty and Staff section of the Fact Book. Section I (Instructional Faculty and Class Size) of the Common Data set provides additional information on the educational background of Miami faculty.

 

How many employees does Miami have?

As of fall 2015, Miami University has 4,142 employees (excluding graduate assistants), including 3,542 on the Oxford campus and 600 on the regional campuses. For additional breakdowns by employee gender, full/part-time status and job type, visit the Faculty and Staff section of the Fact Book.

 

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Additional Information

 

Where can I find an organizational chart for Miami?

The organizational chart for Miami University is available in the Fact Book.

 

What is the average class size?

The average class size on the Oxford campus for fall 2015 is 30 students. For additional details on class sizes on the Oxford campus, visit Section I (Institutional Faculty and Class Size) of the Common Data Set.

 

How much are tuition and fees?

Tuition for in-state undergraduate students on the Oxford campus is $13,533 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Tuition for out-of-state undergraduate students on the Oxford campus is $30,233. The typical room and board is $11,644, although this will vary depending upon the plan chosen. For historical trends in in-state tuition and fees, visit the Tuition and Financial Aid section of the Fact Book. For additional details on tuition and fees, including tuition and fees for graduate students and students on the regional campuses, visit the bursar's website.

 

What is the student to faculty ratio?

The student to faculty ratio on the Oxford campus for fall 2015 is 17 to 1.

 

Where can I find additional information on student enrollment, employees, graduation and retention rates, financial aid, and other topics?

The Common Data Set (CDS), the Fact Book, and the Fact Sheets provide many commonly requested pieces of institutional data. The Office of Institutional Research also provides data collected through a variety of student, faculty, and staff surveys. Although there is some overlap in the data provided by each of these sources, each source provides unique information.

Common Data Set (CDS): The Common Data Set uses standard definitions to provide data for college guidebooks. These standard definitions, which are used by colleges across the U.S., allow comparisons between schools. The CDS contains information about the Oxford campus only.

Fact Book: The Fact Book is a detailed compilation of data produced by the Office of Institutional Research. Because it does not need to adhere to the CDS standards, the Fact Book provides information that is not available in the CDS. The Fact Book contains information about all Miami campuses.

Fact Sheets: Fact Sheets are brief, one-page summaries of general information about Miami University. Fact Sheets are useful when you are looking for quick pieces of information (e.g., overall enrollment, most recent retention rate) rather than detailed information. Fact Sheets include information about all Miami campuses.

Institutional Surveys: The Office of Institutional Research collects data from a variety of student, faculty and staff surveys. In addition, OIR staff can provide random samples of students, faculty or staff for individuals who are conducting research or assessment at Miami University.

 

Does Miami have a list of peer or aspirational institutions?

The list of institutions that are considered peers or aspirational schools for Miami University differs based on the area of comparison. For example, institutions that are considered peers for financial comparisons may not be included as peers when looking at undergraduate admission or other areas. The list below provides a starting point for creating a list of peer or aspirational institutions for benchmarking or other purposes. However, we encourage you to customize the list of institutions, including adding or excluding institutions, to best fit your area.

Sample Peer and Aspirational Institutions (pdf) (Excel)

 

 

Updated 12/21/15

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