2008-2009 Fact Book

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Miami's most recent accreditation review was in 2005 and resulted in a continuation of our accreditation for ten years, through 2015.

Visit Miami University Accreditation to learn more. 

Accredited Programs
Program Initial Accreditation Current Accreditation Accrediting Body
Accountancy - Undergraduate Degree 1984 2001 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Accountancy - Master's Program 1989 2001 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Architecture (Master's) 1978-79 2009 National Architecture Accrediting Board
Art Education 1989 2007 National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Art Education 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Athletic Training 1988 2005 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Athletic Training
Biological Sciences (MAT program) 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Chemical Engineering1 2008 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Chemistry 1941 2008 American Chemical Society
Clinical Psychology (Doctoral Program) 1972 2006 American Psychological Association
Computer Engineering 2007 2007 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Computer Science1 2004 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC)
Dietetics 2004 2004 Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Educational Leadership - Principal 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Leadership - Superintendent 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Leadership - Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Leadership - Curriculum and Teacher Leadership 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Psychology - Intervention Specialist 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Psychology - Alternative Intervention Specialist 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Psychology - School Psychology 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Electrical Engineering1 2007 2007 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Engineering Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology (Associate's) 1996 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
Engineering Technology - Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Associate's) 1996 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
Engineering Technology - Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (Bachelor's) 2004 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
Engineering Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology concentration (Bachelor's) 2004 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
English (MAT program) 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Farmer School of Business (all programs) 1932 2001 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Interior Design 2002 2009 Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Kineseiology and Health - Physical Education 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Kineseiology and Health - Health Education 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Manufacturing Engineering 1990 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Mathematics (MAT program) 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Mechanical Engineering 2004 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Music, Music Education, Performance 2001 National Association of Schools of Music; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Nursing - Associate Degree Program 1973 2006 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing - Associate Degree Program 1968 2009 Ohio Board of Nursing
Nursing - Baccalaureate Degree Program 1981 2006 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing - Traditional Pre-Licensure1 2007 2007 Ohio Board of Nursing
Paper Science and Engineering 1998 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
(Bernard) Rinella Learning Assistance Center 1994 2008 College Reading and Learning Association (certifies tutors only; CRLA is not an accreditation agency)
Speech Pathology and Audiology 1983 2001 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Social Work 1999 2002 Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation
Student Counseling Service Internship Program for Professional Psychology 1999 2004 American Psychological Association
Systems Analysis 2004 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC)
Teacher Education (all programs) 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Theatre 20042 National Association of Schools of Theatre

Updated 9/10/09

1 Programs were retroactively accredited to the preceding year. Graduates from the previous year are considered to have graduated from an accredited program.

2 As of Sept. 10, 2009, the Theatre program was awaiting their final approval for 2009.

All the following documents are provided in PDF format.*

History of In-State Tuition and Fees, 1980 - 2008

Distribution of Financial Aid by Type, AY 2008-2009

7-Year History of Undergraduate Cumulative Debt Load

Detailed tuition, fee, room and board, and financial aid information is also available in the Common Data Set (sections G and H).

Explanation of Terms

Miami University offers courses on three campuses and one learning center in Southwestern Ohio, as well as a European center in Luxembourg. Miami's enrollment goals emphasize quality: for Fall 2008, there were 15,009 applicants for the freshman class; 3,609 new freshmen were enrolled, with the middle 50% of those students having ACT scores between 24 and 29. Because applications consistently exceed space in the freshman class, Miami University has not experienced and does not expect any marked decline in enrollment. However, due to small yearly variations in freshman yield and the number of students graduating, as well as changes in graduate enrollment, overall enrollment tends to fluctuate from year to year.

All the following documents are provided in PDF format.*

15th Day of Classes

Fall End of Term

Explanation of Terms

Some basic statistics on Miami's graduation and retention rates for new freshmen are contained on the Student Right to Know webpage. This federally required reporting follows the progress of cohorts of first time, full time new freshmen for 6 years from the time they begin college.

All the following documents are provided in PDF format.*

Graduation Rates (with 5-year history)

Graduation Rates, Overall

Graduation Rates, by Gender

Graduation Rates, by Race/Ethnicity

Retention Rates (with 5-year history)

Retention Rates, Overall

Retention Rates, by Gender

Retention Rates, by Race/Ethnicity

Success Rates

Success Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Undergraduates

Success Rates for Transfer Undergraduates

Explanation of Terms

Introduction

Accreditation

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Miami's most recent accreditation review was in 2005 and resulted in a continuation of our accreditation for ten years, through 2015.

Visit Miami University Accreditation to learn more. 

Accredited Programs
Program Initial Accreditation Current Accreditation Accrediting Body
Accountancy - Undergraduate Degree 1984 2001 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Accountancy - Master's Program 1989 2001 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Architecture (Master's) 1978-79 2009 National Architecture Accrediting Board
Art Education 1989 2007 National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Art Education 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Athletic Training 1988 2005 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Athletic Training
Biological Sciences (MAT program) 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Chemical Engineering1 2008 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Chemistry 1941 2008 American Chemical Society
Clinical Psychology (Doctoral Program) 1972 2006 American Psychological Association
Computer Engineering 2007 2007 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Computer Science1 2004 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC)
Dietetics 2004 2004 Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Educational Leadership - Principal 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Leadership - Superintendent 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Leadership - Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Leadership - Curriculum and Teacher Leadership 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Psychology - Intervention Specialist 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Psychology - Alternative Intervention Specialist 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Educational Psychology - School Psychology 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Electrical Engineering1 2007 2007 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Engineering Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology (Associate's) 1996 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
Engineering Technology - Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Associate's) 1996 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
Engineering Technology - Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (Bachelor's) 2004 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
Engineering Technology - Mechanical Engineering Technology concentration (Bachelor's) 2004 2008 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC)
English (MAT program) 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Farmer School of Business (all programs) 1932 2001 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Interior Design 2002 2009 Council for Interior Design Accreditation
Kineseiology and Health - Physical Education 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Kineseiology and Health - Health Education 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Manufacturing Engineering 1990 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Mathematics (MAT program) 2009 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Mechanical Engineering 2004 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
Music, Music Education, Performance 2001 National Association of Schools of Music; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Nursing - Associate Degree Program 1973 2006 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing - Associate Degree Program 1968 2009 Ohio Board of Nursing
Nursing - Baccalaureate Degree Program 1981 2006 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing - Traditional Pre-Licensure1 2007 2007 Ohio Board of Nursing
Paper Science and Engineering 1998 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC)
(Bernard) Rinella Learning Assistance Center 1994 2008 College Reading and Learning Association (certifies tutors only; CRLA is not an accreditation agency)
Speech Pathology and Audiology 1983 2001 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Social Work 1999 2002 Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation
Student Counseling Service Internship Program for Professional Psychology 1999 2004 American Psychological Association
Systems Analysis 2004 2004 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC)
Teacher Education (all programs) 1954 2009 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Theatre 20042 National Association of Schools of Theatre

Updated 9/10/09

1 Programs were retroactively accredited to the preceding year. Graduates from the previous year are considered to have graduated from an accredited program.

2 As of Sept. 10, 2009, the Theatre program was awaiting their final approval for 2009.

Admissions

Tuition and Financial Aid

All the following documents are provided in PDF format.*

History of In-State Tuition and Fees, 1980 - 2008

Distribution of Financial Aid by Type, AY 2008-2009

7-Year History of Undergraduate Cumulative Debt Load

Detailed tuition, fee, room and board, and financial aid information is also available in the Common Data Set (sections G and H).

Explanation of Terms

Enrollments and Credit Hours

Miami University offers courses on three campuses and one learning center in Southwestern Ohio, as well as a European center in Luxembourg. Miami's enrollment goals emphasize quality: for Fall 2008, there were 15,009 applicants for the freshman class; 3,609 new freshmen were enrolled, with the middle 50% of those students having ACT scores between 24 and 29. Because applications consistently exceed space in the freshman class, Miami University has not experienced and does not expect any marked decline in enrollment. However, due to small yearly variations in freshman yield and the number of students graduating, as well as changes in graduate enrollment, overall enrollment tends to fluctuate from year to year.

All the following documents are provided in PDF format.*

15th Day of Classes

Fall End of Term

Explanation of Terms

Graduation and Retention Rates

Some basic statistics on Miami's graduation and retention rates for new freshmen are contained on the Student Right to Know webpage. This federally required reporting follows the progress of cohorts of first time, full time new freshmen for 6 years from the time they begin college.

All the following documents are provided in PDF format.*

Graduation Rates (with 5-year history)

Graduation Rates, Overall

Graduation Rates, by Gender

Graduation Rates, by Race/Ethnicity

Retention Rates (with 5-year history)

Retention Rates, Overall

Retention Rates, by Gender

Retention Rates, by Race/Ethnicity

Success Rates

Success Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Undergraduates

Success Rates for Transfer Undergraduates

Explanation of Terms

Degrees Awarded

Faculty and Staff

Finances

*Accessible versions are available upon request. (See Report an Accessibility Issue.)