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Defiance College Data & Information Overview

62% Acceptance Rate
8% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Defiance College Ranked?

#84 Best Colleges in OH
General Business/Commerce Highest Ranked Major

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Overall Quality

Defiance College is also ranked #84 out of 96 schools in Ohio.

Defiance College was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Defiance College?

62% Acceptance Rate
24% Of Accepted Are Women
11% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Defiance College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 62%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 11% of students accepted to Defiance College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Defiance College  ( 420 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Defiance College  ( 440 to 550 )
Defiance College received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Defiance College  ( 17 to 23 )

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Defiance College Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
58% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Defiance College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Defiance College is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Defiance College

55% Freshmen Retention
30% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Defiance College this rate is 55%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  55 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Defiance College this rate is 30%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  30 out of 100

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Defiance College Undergraduate Student Diversity

515 Full-Time Undergraduates
37.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
37.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 562 undergraduates at Defiance College with 515 being full-time and 47 being part-time.

How Much Does Defiance College Cost?

$25,158 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
$26,744 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Defiance College is $25,158. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Defiance College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,628 $24,176 $25,489 $26,087 $27,240

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Defiance College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Defiance College, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $6,686 a year. That adds up to $26,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Defiance College is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Defiance College Graduates Make?

$42,915 Avg Salary of Grads
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Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Defiance College make around $42,915 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of Defiance College

Ohio State
515 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Defiance College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Defiance, Ohio. The location of Defiance College is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for Defiance College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 701 N Clinton St., Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: 419-784-4010

Defiance College Majors

26 Majors With Completions
86 Undergraduate Degrees
11 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Defiance College. Of these students, 86 received undergraduate degrees and 11 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 13 $23,310
General Business/Commerce 9 $32,366
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 NA
Social Work 7 NA
Nursing 6 NA
Accounting 6 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5 $35,965
Health/Medical Prep Programs 5 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 NA
Design & Applied Arts 4 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Defiance College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Defiance College

43% Take At Least One Class Online
10% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 252 students took at least one online class at Defiance College. This is a decrease from the 287 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 252 56
2019-2020 287 76
2018-2019 136 23
2017-2018 100 9
2016-2017 137 4

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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