Adrian College

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School Overview

Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, is a private, four-year, coed colleges that focuses on undergraduate education in the liberal arts and offers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 areas of study. The Adrian College campus is about an hour and half from Toledo, Ohio and just a 50-minute drive from Ann Arbor. The college’s campus is an eclectic mix of historic buildings and newly constructed, modern facilities. In addition to a strong academic program, the college also offers students various athletic programs as well as a well developed theatre program.

Adrian College is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is an affiliate institution of the United Methodist Church. Total enrollment at Adrian is roughly 1,600 students a year.

General Information

Admission Office

110 South Madison Street

Adrian, MI 49221-2575

(517) 265-5161

(800) 877-2246

Fax: (517) 264-3878

Contact: Carolyn Quinlan

Director of Admissions
Main Address

110 South Madison Street

Adrian, MI 49221

(517) 265-5161

Total undergrads: 1,469

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 500

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,469


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 58%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Japanese Studies A,B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A,B
Arts Management B
Drama/Theater Arts A,B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Musical theater B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B
International Business B
International Marketing B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies A,B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing A,B
English Language & Literature – General A,B

Foreign Language & Literature

French A,B
German A,B
Spanish A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General A,B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness A,B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology A,B
Physics A,B


Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B

Social Sciences

Economics A,B
Political Science/Government A,B
Sociology A,B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Adrian College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (517) 265-5161
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 110 S Madison St, Adrian, MI 49221-2575
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,828
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,769 (97% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $37,809
Out-of-state Tuition: $37,809
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $28,639

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Adrian College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Adrian College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 171
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 15
Education 151
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 31
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 142
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 41
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12
Physical Sciences 14
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Social Sciences 13
Visual and Performing Arts 1310
Grand total 111776

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Adrian College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $37,809
Out-of-state $37,809
Books and supplies $1,900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,575
Out-of-state $19,575

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 633 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 633 100% $28,639
Student loan aid 593 94% $6,129

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,765 97% $27,250
Federal student loans 1,397 77% $4,325

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Adrian College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Adrian College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,219 3,113 2,106
Percent admitted 100% 53% 61%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 10% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Adrian College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,828
Undergraduate enrollment 1,779
Graduate enrollment 49

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Adrian College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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