With a main campus located on 110 acres in Tiffin, Ohio, the private, not-for-profit Tiffin University enrolls over 6,800 students. Founded in 1888, Tiffin University offers twenty-five plus undergraduate and graduate majors in the fields of Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Social Sciences and the Arts and Sciences. Tiffin University has expanded to offer degree programs at ten regional campuses in neighboring Ohio locations, including:
- Brunswick Academic Center
- Cincinnati Academic Center
- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
- Columbus State Community College
- Cuyahoga Community College - Eastern, Metropolitan & Western Campuses
- Elyria Academic Center
- Terra Community College
- Tiffin University at Owens
In addition, Tiffin University houses a satellite location in Bucharest, Romania and an online degree program. Tiffin University is chartered by the State of Ohio to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Founded in 2008, Ivy Bridge College, the online division of Tiffin University, is a private, not-for-profit two-year institution. Ivy Bridge has been specifically structured for students earning a transfer degree to ensure acceptance at nearly one hundred four-year programs across the United States. Through the College’s 2+2 program, students can apply to Ivy Bridge and another university at the same time in order to create a direct path for a degree program. The College focuses on nine distinct Associate’s degrees in areas of the General Studies, Criminal Justice and Business Administration to further the careers of its students. Students complete sixty or more credit hours incorporating core skills and major requirements. Just under 2,000 students attend Ivy Bridge, however, the school is hoping to dramatically increase attendance in the upcoming years.
Ivy Bridge is an accredited institution through Tiffin University as authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. Ivy Bridge is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.
Ivy Bridge offers the following online Associate’s degrees:
- Arts in General Studies
- Criminal Justice in Corrections
- Criminal Justice in Homeland Security
- Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement
- Business Administration in Accounting
- Business Administration in Business
- Business Administration in Computer & Information Technology
- Business Administration in Healthcare Administration
- Business Administration in Sports & Recreation Management
At Ivy Bridge, students set their own pace and determine when they want to graduate. Online courses include “discussion-oriented” and interactive collaboration, and professors may be reached through email, newsgroups, live chat or weekly online office hours. Class sizes are capped at thirty students. In addition to the help of instructors, Ivy Bridge assigns each student a Success Coach to mentor their educational career progression. Success coaches help with skills such as goal-setting, time management and career planning. Online tutoring is also available seven days per week. The College also draws from library and research databases, tutoring support and the facilities at Tiffin University.
Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis until the first day of class for each semester. Enrollment coaches will assist applicants through the process via phone or students can simply apply online. High School transcripts or GED records and test scores will also need to be submitted. International students may also be required to complete an English assessment.
Tuition rates at Ivy Bridge are divided into full- and part-time rates. Federal and state aid is available to qualifying students and Ivy Bridge encourages all students, regardless of status, to fill out the annual FAFSA application. Ivy Bridge accommodates Federal Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants and the Ohio College Opportunity Grant. In addition, Ivy Bridge supports Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and private alternative loans. The college also advises students to search for any available scholarships using FASTWEB. Ivy Bridge also sponsors the Native American Initiative program to aid Native American students with their academic achievements.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Private not-for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Post-master's certificate
Adult Age Enrollments:2,381
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