Tiffin University

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

Tiffin University
MottoSine Audacia Nullum Praemium
Motto in English
Without risk, there is no gain
TypePrivate university
PresidentLillian Schumacher
Academic staff
71 full-time, 287 adjunct
Administrative staff
213 full-time
Undergraduates1,471 (on campus)
130 acres (53 ha)
Colors Green and gold
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division II - GMAC
MascotBlaze the Dragon

Tiffin University is a private university in Tiffin, Ohio. It was founded in 1888 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the main campus in Tiffin, Ohio; the University of Bucharest in Romania; and several locations in Ohio, including the Cleveland, Toledo, and Fremont areas, as well as online.


Tiffin University began as the Commercial College, affiliated for 30 years with Heidelberg College, as a financially independent and separate division or college. It taught the business courses typically found in the popular commercial colleges of the day.

After breaking with Heidelberg College in 1917, the institution relocated to downtown Tiffin. It developed a full four-year curriculum, then added graduate programs, and has been accredited.


Main Classroom Building

Tiffin University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of on-campus, off-campus and online formats. TU consists of three academic schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences. The Richard C. Pfeiffer Library houses a growing collection of books supporting the university's curriculum. The library is a member of OPAL and OhioLink, which provides online access to a vast collection of books, eBooks and databases, as well as books from any of the 90 other libraries.

Graduate programs

Tiffin University graduate programs include a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Education (MEd), Master of Humanities (MH), Master of Science (MS) and Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ). It also offers a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change utilizing an online format and contains limited residency requirements.


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.

Campus life

Tiffin main campus is 130 acres (52.6 ha) enclosed in Tiffin, Ohio, the county seat of Seneca County, in northwestern Ohio. The campus is located on the west side of Tiffin, within a half mile of downtown Tiffin.


The campus environment includes over 25 buildings with a blend of traditional historic and modern structures.

Greek life

Tiffin University's Greek life includes:


The Tiffin Dragons compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC).


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, small groups and one choir. Students have to audition to become a music major. Prospective students are not required to have prior musical experience for acceptance. The majority of student-musicians are music majors, and most receive scholarships for their music activities. Scholarships vary. TU also offers a degree in commercial music in which students to focus on popular, jazz, rock, hip hop, and other commercial styles, and has received some recognition for its pop a cappella and vocal jazz groups, and for incorporating hip hop performance into its music ensembles. All TU music majors have access 24 hours to Practice rooms. Most of the computers on campus can access 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. The music department is run by Brad Rees.

Notable alumni

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