Tiffin University

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Coordinates: 41°7.08′N 83°11.10′W / 41.11800°N 83.18500°W / 41.11800; -83.18500

Tiffin University
Tiffin University seal.png
Motto "YOU & TU"
Type Private, coeducational
Established 1888
President Lillian Schumacher
Academic staff
74 full-time, 287 adjunct
Administrative staff
215 full-time
Students 4,282
Undergraduates 1,578 (on campus)
Address 155 Miami Street, Tiffin, Ohio, United States
Campus Suburban
130 acres (53 ha)
Colors Green and gold
Athletics NCAA Division II - GLIAC
Sports 22 teams
Mascot Blaze the Dragon
Website www.tiffin.edu
Tiffin University logo.png

Tiffin University is a private coeducational university in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1888,[1] Tiffin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission[2] (HLC) for the 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 Cleveland, Toledo, and Fremont areas, as well as online.


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.

School of Arts and Sciences[edit]

The academic programs offered by the School of Arts and Sciences are Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Administration (with concentrations in Music Industry and Visual Arts), Communication, Cyber-Defense and Information Assurance, English, General Science, Government and National Security, History, Professional Music, and Professional Studies. Teacher education programs are offered through a partnership with Lourdes College. Students can also achieve a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Exercise Science, Forensic Science, Information Technology, and Healthcare Administration.

Main Classroom Building

School of Business[edit]

The academic programs offered by the School of Business are Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting, Computer and Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, Organizational Management, and Sports and Recreation Management, as well as an Associate of Business Administration in Accounting, Business, Computer and Information Systems, and Health Administration.

School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences[edit]

The academic programs offered by the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences are Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree in Corrections, Criminalistics, Digital Forensics, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security & Terrorism, Justice Administration, and Law Enforcement, as well as an Associate of Criminal Justice degree in Law Enforcement. The school also offers a B.A. in Psychology (with concentrations in Addictions Counseling, Experimental Psychology, and Human Services).

Also, study abroad programs in several countries are available for undergraduate students. 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[edit]

Tiffin University graduate programs include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with concentrations in Finance, General Management, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, and Sports Management, a Master of Education (MEd) degree with concentrations in Educational Technology and Higher Education Administration, a Master of Humanities (MH) degree with concentrations in Art & Visual Media, Communications, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, and Individualized Studies, a Master of Science (MS) degree in Criminal Justice with concentrations in Crime Analysis, Criminal Behavior, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security Administration, and Justice Administration, as well as a degree in Psychology.


Tiffin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Master of Business Administration program is accredited by Accreditation Council for 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.[3]


Main article: Tiffin Dragons
Official athletics logo.

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, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Football and basketball broadcasts can be heard on WTUD TUDragonradio.com and Coast Country 100.9 WMJK and feature broadcast professionals Russell Snyder and Matt Kibler. Full hour feature programs Dragon Nation and Dragon Nation Live can also be heard on WTUD the second Monday of each month. Coaches shows can be heard weekdays on WTUD, featuring coaches and student-athletes.

2017 Men's Indoor Track and Field NCAA Division II National Champions

2016 Men's Indoor Track and Field NCAA Division II National Champions

2016 Men's Outdoor Track and Field NCAA Division II Runner-Up


Tiffin University's music program consists of more than 15% of the campus population participating in groups that specialize in popular and commercial styles of music, and also in traditional large bands and choirs. The majority of student-musicians are non-music majors, and all receive scholarships for their music activities. TU also offers a degree in professional music in which students to focus on popular, jazz, rock, hip hop, and other commercial styles, and has achieved regional and national recognition for its pop a cappella and vocal jazz groups, and for incorporating hip hop performance into its music ensembles. All TU music majors receive free music notation and production software, and have liberal access to the school's multiple digital audio workstations for both their academic and independent music production activities. TU is home to the Lambda Iota chapter of the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.

Greek life[edit]

Tiffin University's Greek life [4] is on the rise in recent years, with each organization contributing back to the university and community.


  • Omega Psi Rho [5]
  • Phi Theta Pi [6]
  • Theta Eta Omicron [7]


  • Alpha Iota [8]
  • Sigma Delta Sigma [9]
  • Zeta Pi Beta [10]

Notable alumni[edit]


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