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If you want to know more about Defiance College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Defiance College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Defiance College was awarded 10 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Defiance College as #1,384 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Defiance College also holds the #63 spot on the Best Colleges in Ohio ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Defiance College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Defiance College is a competitive 56%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 14% 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 360 and 490. Math scores were between 340 and 470.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Defiance College  ( 360 to 490 )

SAT Math Scores for Defiance College  ( 340 to 470 )
Defiance College received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Defiance College  ( 18 to 22 )

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Defiance College Faculty

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 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 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 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Defiance College.

Good Overall Diversity at Defiance College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 522 undergraduates at Defiance College with 474 being full-time and 48 being part-time.

Defiance College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Defiance College is 77.94 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.94 out of 100
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How Much Does Defiance College Cost?

The overall average net price of Defiance College is $26,086. 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 +
$23,611 $23,470 $25,284 $28,805 $29,566

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Defiance College, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $8,996 a year. That adds up to $35,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Defiance College is 7.9%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Defiance College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,000 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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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Location of Defiance College

Contact details for Defiance College are given below.

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

Defiance College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Defiance College. Of these students, 152 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 27 $22,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 NA
General Business/Commerce 14 $32,300
Special Education 13 NA
Social Work 13 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 11 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 9 NA
Accounting 8 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 NA
Information Technology 5 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 100 students took at least one online class at Defiance College. This is a decrease from the 137 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 100 9
2016-2017 137 4
2015-2016 158 7
2014-2015 94 6
2013-2014 100 16

Learn more about online learning at Defiance College.

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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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