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Defiance College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Defiance College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

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Defiance College was awarded 54 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Defiance College was not ranked in College Factual's 2023 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?

Acceptance Rate

Defiance College has an acceptance rate of 55%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Defiance College.

Average Test Scores

About 35% 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 440 and 520. Math scores were between 450 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Defiance College  ( 440 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Defiance College  ( 450 to 530 )
Defiance College received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for Defiance College  ( 17 to 21 )

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Defiance College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Defiance College, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 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

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 60%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  60 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Defiance College have a four-year graduation rate of 33%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  33 out of 100

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Defiance College Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

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 87% of students took out student loans averaging $8,539 a year. That adds up to $34,156 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?

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.


See which majors at Defiance College make the most money.

Location of Defiance College

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Defiance College. Of these students, 85 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

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 2019-2020, 287 students took at least one online class at Defiance College. This is an increase from the 136 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 287 76
2018-2019 136 23
2017-2018 100 9
2016-2017 137 4
2015-2016 158 7

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.