Founded in 1888, Tiffin University is proud to offer a personal and practical education for motivated, professionally focused students who want real-world experiences and results.
Tiffin is a private, coeducational university located in Tiffin, Ohio, on a small but growing campus that offers students a safe, friendly place to pursue their dreams.
Our vibrant 130-acre campus in north central Ohio features both historic red brick and sandstone buildings that date back to the 1880s as well as newer facilities such as the dynamic Heminger Center, Hertzer Technology Center and the Hayes Center for the Arts.
Students have access to some of the best undergraduate, graduate, and degree completion programs and can decide whether to pursue their degree on campus, online, or enjoy a little bit of both. Some of our most popular programs, many of which are nationally recognized, include homeland security/terrorism; sports and recreation management; communication; and business management, to name a few.
Tiffin University also is known for creating innovative partnerships in nearly everything we do: from helping our students gain access to competitive internships to connecting them to professionals in the real world as they enter the job market.
Tiffin University is an independent, private institution of higher education, chartered by the State of Ohio to award degrees at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s level. At Tiffin University, our students receive an education for real life, marked by real opportunities that lead to real-world results.
Tiffin University’s seated and online programs are authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Our programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which is one of the six regional accreditation bodies recognized by essentially all of the major public and private colleges and universities in America and School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
In addition, Tiffin University recently received prestigious accreditation from The European Council for Business Education (ECBE) for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs. TU works closely with the ECBE, headquartered in Chamby, Switzerland, for its programs of study offered in Europe.
Tiffin University holds a 501(c)(3) status authorized from the Internal Revenue Service of the Federal Government of the United States of America.
The Humanities are the study of the arts (including visual art & music), philosophy, literature, language, classics, religion, and sometimes subjects such as communications and cultural anthropology. It's any field that speaks to the human condition—what it means to be human. Subjects that deal with the big questions (Why are we here? What is art? What is beauty? Is there one truth? What makes us human?) are central to the Humanities. Learning about the Humanities is to join in a conversation with the greatest minds since the dawn of recorded history.
Tiffin University's concentration in Art and Visual Media guides students through both the western tradition and contemporary film and graphics with courses such as Women in Art, Cult and Independent Film, and History of Photography. The academic study of art and visual media at Tiffin University promotes visual literacy and gives students tools to interpret and evaluate visual media in all of its forms: websites, film, television, paintings, drawings, and sculpture. This concentration also supports those interested in teaching art at the high school or community college levels with courses such as Teaching College Art.
Tiffin University's concentration in Communication leads students through the history and practice of media, communication, and related technology from ancient times to the digital age. Courses such as Philosophy of Communication, Politics and the News, Transmedia Storytelling, New Media, and Cybercultures and Issues in Cyberspace navigate students through the political, legal, and social ramifications of twenty-first century media practices.
Students in Tiffin University’s Creative Writing concentration can discover new talents in courses teaching them to write novels, short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, screenplays, and young adult fiction. Combining the academic study of creative prose, poetry, and performance writing with hands-on experience producing it, this program both deepens student understanding of the human creative process and expands their use of it.
Tiffin University's concentration in English allows students to explore both canonical and contemporary literature from around the world in courses such as The Culture and Literature of Modernity, Ethnic Voices, and Literary Theory. Our very popular creative writing courses in the short story, the novel, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and poetry helps students develop unexplored creative potential, while courses such as Teaching College English supports those who wish to teach at the high school or community college level.
Tiffin University’s Film Studies concentration guides students through an in-depth exploration of significant film from the early days of Hollywood to contemporary world cinema in courses such as Cult and Independent Film, Classic Hollywood Cinema, World Cinema, and Documentary Film. Our Film Censorship course examines social issues related to the dissemination of film, and students also have the opportunity to experience writing for film first hand with our Screenwriting course.
Facts & Figures
Tiffin is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Specialized Institution—School of business and management
Students must have an Internet connection, MS Office 2000 (or higher) including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
There is no on-campus requirement.
Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Tiffin FAFSA Code: 003121.
I love my college classes. I enjoy them even when my life gets stressful. Tiffin is fun, challenging, and I can't wait to have something to show for my work.