|President||Dr. Paul Marion|
|Location||Tiffin, Ohio, United States|
|Campus||Urban, 130 acres (0.53 km2)|
|Athletics||22 Division II NCAA teams|
|Colors||Green & Gold|
Tiffin University is a private coeducational university in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1888, Tiffin University enrolls 4,954 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the main campus in Tiffin, Ohio, at the University of Bucharest in Romania, and at several locations in Ohio, including the Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Fremont, and Lima areas, as well as online. Their athletics team name is the "Dragons".
Tiffin University offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is home to three academic schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, and School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences. Pfeiffer Library is the main campus library.
The Bachelor of Arts is offered through the School of Arts and Sciences in Arts Administration (with concentrations in Music Industry and Visual Arts), Communication, English, History, General Science, Paralegal Studies, and Professional Music. Teacher education programs are offered through a partnership with Lourdes College, and the Associate of Arts in Paraprofessional Education is offered as a joint program with Heidelberg College. Students can also achieve their Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science & Exercise Science.
The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance, Computer and Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Global Leadership, Cyber Defense, Information Security and Sports and Recreation Management, as well as an Associate of Business Administration in Accounting, Business, and Computer and Information Technology.
The School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, Homeland Security/Terrorism, Government and National Security, and an accelerated degree completion program in Justice Administration, as well as an Associate of Criminal Justice degree in Law Enforcement.
Also, study abroad programs in several countries are available for undergraduate students. The university recently opened a bachelor and masters of Business Administration program in Prague, Tiffin University Prague. The university enrolls many international students, including China, Romania, and Saudi Arabia. There are a total of 29 different countries represented on campus.
Graduate programs, which are coordinated through the Office of Graduate and Online Education, include a Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Leadership, General Management, and Sports Management, a Master of Humanities with concentrations in Art & Visual Media, Communication, English, Film Studies, and Creative Writing, a Master of Education with concentrations in Higher Education Administration, Educational Technology Management, and Classroom Teaching, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree with concentrations in Justice Administration, Forensic Psychology, Crime Analysis, Criminal Behavior, and Homeland Security Administration.
Tiffin University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Master of Business Administration program is accredited by Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the European Council for Business Education, and the education partnership is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Tiffin Dragons compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Football and basketball broadcasts can be heard on Coast Country 100.9 WMJK and feature broadcast professionals Russell Snyder and Matt Kibler. Full hour feature programs Dragon Radio and Dragon Radio Live can also be heard on WMJK the second Monday of each month.
Tiffin University is home to a music program that specializes in popular and commercial styles of music, and also include traditional band and choir programs. TU also offers a degree in professional music and a curriculum that allows students to focus on popular, jazz, rock, hip hop, roots music, and other styles. The TU Music Department has achieved more than 10% of the campus population participating in 15-20 eclectic musical ensembles.
Tiffin University has a Greek life that includes the international sister and brother organizations Alpha Iota and Phi Theta Pi, as well as Zeta Pi Beta, Gamma Chi Alpha, Theta Eta Omicron, Sigma Delta Sigma, and Omega Psi Rho.
'Share the Pride, Build on Tradition' was a $12 million comprehensive campaign designed to create endowed student scholarships, construct the new Heminger Recreation Center, and make other campus improvements. These enhancements, coupled with recent investments in new student apartments, the Tiffin University Nature Preserve, Paradiso Athletic Complex, and the Miami Street Improvement Project, have resulted in a total investment by Tiffin University of more than $30 million in the Tiffin community.
Fight song "Green and Gold"
We are the Tiffin Dragons, and we're out to win.
We have an old tradition, to which we all are kin.
The Green and Gold will battle, 'til victory rings through.
We always stand behind our team from old T. U.
The Fight Song, "Green and Gold," was adopted in 1995, and uses the melody of The Trio from Salutation, a march by R.F. Seitz.
'Tis the place where I have grown,
Where my heart resides;
Green and Gold, I long for you,
You're my Tiffin Pride.
You're my Tiffin University,
You're my Tiffin Home.
Memories we'll keep of you
As our lives move on.
As your spirit points the way
Onward to the dawn.
You're my Tiffin University,
You're my Tiffin Home.
- Chris Ivory, NFL running back for the New York Jets
- Nate Washington, NFL wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans, and a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion teams in the 2005 and 2008 seasons.
- George Whitfield, Jr., noted personal coach for NFL and NCAA quarterbacks
- Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland), State Representative for the 11th District of Ohio
- Rex Damschroder Member of Ohio House of Representatives
Ivy Bridge College
Ivy Bridge College of Trinity University is a two-year online institution with operations in San Francisco, California and Toledo, Ohio. Ivy Bridge was founded in 2008 by Tiffin University and Altius Education, Inc. Ivy Bridge offers a completely online Associate of Arts in General Studies that is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission. Degrees are awarded by Tiffin University.
This partnership was terminated in the summer of 2013 due to raising concerns about the accreditation of these degrees. Ivy Bridge College's website (http://www.ivybridge.com) no longer contains links to further information.
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