Tiffin University

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BACKGROUND
Tiffin University is a traditional campus-based college. For over 100 years, they have provided quality education from their Ohio location. Enter the 21st Century. Tiffin University accepts the challenge of delivering online degree programs and quickly is rated among the top ten, nationally!

Tiffin has multiple locations in the state of Ohio, if a campus-based education is your desire. The original campus, located in Tiffin, Ohio, sits amidst 110 acres of lush green lawns and trees, and beautiful red-brick/stone buildings.  They have a full athletic program, including tennis, baseball, golf, track and field, cross country, soccer, football and equestrian sports, as well as club sport programs. You can take a virtual tour of their campus and view their athletics and academic offerings from their website.

But if a degree program from a quality online source is the direction you are going, it might be worth your while to peruse the offerings at Tiffin. Their accreditation is backed by both the North Central Assoiation of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The degree you obtain will be identical to those awarded to their on-campus recipients, and will, in no manner, refer to the degree as “online.” The reason is simple. Students who school online are required to take the exact same course work as those enrolled on-campus.

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PRO
- Highly reputable school with full-service online degree programs

CON
- You will miss out on the beauty of the campus, if you choose online

EXPENSE
Degree program costs vary and should be discussed with administrative personnel.

DEGREE PROGRAMS
Degrees begin at Associate’s and end at Master’s, MBA's and PhD’s.

SCHOOLS
Tiffin University and Tiffin University Online are the focus schools of this review.

STUDENT LIFE
A virtual tour of campus life is available on their web presence. Online students have a variety of means to communicate with both the instructors and the students, including both on and off-campus fellows.

CONCLUSION
Tiffin is a respected school and degrees obtained from this source are duly noted during the career application process. Support is a solid element of their programs and is euqlly available in either the campus or online situation. Tiffin accepts a variety of financing options, as well.  This is a college worth looking into.

Common Misspellings
Tifin University, TiffinUniversity, Tiffin Universiy, Tiffin Universoty, Tiffin Universtity, Tiffin Universite

Comments & Feedback
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Mark

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I earned my BBA and MBA at Tiffin. I had such a different reality at Tiffin than Brian, that I want to take this point by point for clarity...





Brian's Experience: "They instructors are very poor teachers, there is no teaching, just a checklist and you are on your own."



Christopher's Experience: Going into the online program, I knew but its nature that there would be much independent work and naturally not as much interaction as in a seated classroom. Some folks learn better in seated environment; maybe this applies to you, Brian. I got help when I really needed it, both by email and telephone.



Brian's Experience: "If you even think about disagreeing with an instructor you will get knocked down a grade score."



Christopher's Experience: I have disagreed with the professors several times over the years, and never, not once was my grade lessened by me doing that. If you're going to disagree with a professor, first of all, you better make sure you're right and secondly, you should do it respectfully. If you are right, they will concede and admit it. I got an "A" instead of "B" in a class just that way. Had I not stood up and declared that I was correct, I would have had to accept the lower grade.



Brian's Experience: "They will find ways to try to keep every cent of your student loans. they try very hard for you to sign any overages from your loans to them and if you do not they will hold your funds until the last semester. They will tell you that you that you should not accept any money you may have from loans. I hod to fight to get my overages so i could buy school supplies ( new computer, and pay up my internet for the year)"



Christopher's Experience: I took every cent of overage/refund that was mine for my entire time there. Once, the first set of loans, the lady nicely suggested that to have less student loans, I may want to consider returning it. I told her I knew what I was doing and that I would be keeping every cent, every time, as one could never borrow money personally at such low rates - ever any other way on a signature. I never heard another word about it. I did it my way, always. Nobody tried to withhold anything from me, especially until the last semester.



Brian's Experience: "The bookstore sends online students very poor quality books. They want you to buy their new books. I had gotten a few books with covers taped, ripped, pages missing and secretions all over the pages. I was told that I should worry about my education and not what quality books I receive. I was told I was lucky that they sent out books to online students."



Christopher's Experience: I partially agree with Brian here. I got a few ragged textbooks, but none with "secretions" all over the pages, as Brian puts it. I called them up and gave then an ear-full when this happened. I also made a decision. Shop on Amazon for the textbooks. I started doing this and usually save "half" or better on my book costs. I bought from Amazon, Valorie Books, Half.com, Ebay, and Chegg. Now, on Tiffin's site in their bookstore online, they give a comparison and show the prices elsewhere now to make it simple to save money. Get the ISBN, make sure the editions are the same, and be careful about buy the international editions. Sometimes the international editions are exactly the same and sometimes they are not.



Brian's Experience: "Online students are second class. They are the last to get into classes, get there overages for loans, and to get books."



Christopher's Experience: Not so. I was treated first class, always. Loans and books are covered above.



Brian's Experience: "Do not let their advisors pick your classes. They will put you into classes you do not need, like CIT or COM classes."



Christopher's Experience: I had my advisor pick my classes often and they never got it wrong and never even mentioned extra classes I didn't need.



Brian's Experience: "I was taking general studies and they tried to give me classes like Office 2007 and charge me over 1000.00 to take the class. The curriculum is very poor to say th least. Online student do not have alot to choose from."



Christopher's Experience: Online students have a plethora of options, but much is "lock-step" when you know what classes you are going to take, in what order. I personally wouldn't dream of taking general studies in the first place. About the Office 2007 class though... If you are working in the world today, you better know MS Office and know it well. It wouldn't hurt to also know Open Office well. To not know Office well, is to not be as functional as you should be, in my opinion.



Brian's Experience: "Just basic classes and then those classes you are on your own. Like I said, they try to get you to take alot of unnecessary classes. Other school will not accept most of their classes if you try to transfer. I wasted alot of money going to this school."



Christopher's Experience: I have to say, the only way you are ever "on your own" is if you fail to pick up the phone or send an email. The squeaky wheel gets the oil, so you have to say something to get help. I transferred into Tiffin with an Associate Degree from Rhodes State College in Lima, Ohio. I looked ahead of time to make sure they had an "articulation agreement" between Rhodes and Tiffin, so that nearly all of my Rhodes classes would transfer toward my Bachelors. They had it in place, so "then" I chose Tiffin. You have to look ahead and plan ahead, as most of the schools in the country have issues with accepting some of your classes. Always try to plan to where you never, ever have to transfer before you have completed a Bachelors Degree unless there is an articulation agreement in place. Planning ahead this way will save you money, Brian.

posted May 20th, 2014 1:36 pm


Betty

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In response to Brian,



I'm terribly sorry that you have had such a bad experience at Tiffin University because I've nothing but good experiences. In reference to transferring your credits, you have been given the wrong information. Tiffin University has regional and national accreditation; you can't get better than that. The only way your credits won't transfer is if you get a "D" or an "F". posted Apr 11th, 2011 6:42 am


Tiwanna

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I suppose to start school with Tiffin on the 17th of January, I wanted to know if they give you your extras from your pell grant and if so how long does it take them to send the funds out after they have received them? posted Dec 29th, 2010 8:23 am


Tony

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I currently attend Tiffin's Online Graduate program and it isn't easy. The teacher's actively try to be as available as possible (given the online format). They let you know upfront that they're avaliable to help but you must to do the work. I struggled a bit with the online concept but I understand how it works now. I would recommend this school to anyone but I would warn newcomers to be prepared for the online format before jumping into an online program. if you're not prepared you can fall behind very easily.



You need to be self-motivated and organized. The professors aren't going to remind you of work due dates, etc. you need to stay on top of that yourself.Tiffin is only good if you're willing to put your energy into it. posted Dec 27th, 2010 10:58 am


brian

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I would never recommend anyone to this school. They instructors are very poor teachers, there is no teaching, just a checklist and you are on your own. If you even think about disagreeing with an instructor you will get knocked down a grade score. They will find ways to try to keep every cent of your student loans. they try very hard for you to sign any overages from your loans to them and if you do not they will hold your funds until the last semester. They will tell you that you that you should not accept any money you may have from loans. I hod to fight to get my overages so i could buy school supplies ( new computer, and pay up my internet for the year) The bookstore sends online students very poor quality books. They want you to buy their new books. I had gotten a few books with covers taped, ripped, pages missing and secretions all over the pages. I was told that I should worry about my education and not what quality books I receive. I was told I was lucky that they sent out books to online students. Online students are second class. They are the last to get into classes, get there overages for loans, and to get books. Do not let their advisors pick your classes. They will put you into classes you do not need, like CIT or COM classes. I was taking general studies and they tried to give me classes like Office 2007 and charge me over 1000.00 to take the class. The curriculum is very poor to say th least. Online student do not have alot to choose from. Just basic classes and then those classes you are on your own. Like I said, they try to get you to take alot of unnecessary classes. Other school will not accept most of their classes if you try to transfer. I wasted alot of money going to this school. posted Sep 1st, 2010 5:23 am


Mike

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I am an "A" student in all of my classes. I rate this school very low. The curriculum is not relevant. The online professors do not provide any feedback. You are paying for a grade and they give you one. expect nothing else. Their Registrars Office makes obtuse decisions regarding transfer credit. I do not recommend Tiffin. Look for a school that is interested in its students and provides relevant course work. posted Aug 5th, 2010 9:21 pm


Chris

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I'm currently enrolled in an online Associates degree program at Tiffin and I love it. I attended a local community college directly out of high school and quit after my second semester. I tried to go back a couple of times, but I had no motivate and got hired at a full-time job I wanted in my career field. I also tried online classes at the same local school, but I never felt like I was learning. 10+ years later, I realized I needed to further my education to move up, and after a bunch of research I chose Tiffin. All my credits from before transferred, and I feel like I learn something from every class each week. The work is challenging, but the instructors are great to work with, as is the admissions staff and the success coach. I highly recommend Tiffin for online classes and have recommended them to many friends. posted Jul 22nd, 2010 6:52 pm


Antonio

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The Professors at Tiffin make you feel as if you are in class. They give great feedback and are with you throughout your learning experience. You take the same exams as the students who attend classes. posted Apr 15th, 2010 12:37 pm


Brian

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Tiffin University is an overall good school. It is run by professionals and people who know what they're talking about. posted Apr 14th, 2010 2:53 pm


Vina

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The online school is expensive and the instructors are not terribly helpful. Students get a check list of classes to take and are left on their own. This is not the service I expected; I feel more isolated than any other online experience that I've had. posted Mar 14th, 2010 8:23 pm


Connor

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Small campus, great programs, staffed by professionals.

Very friendly and seem very interested in you. posted Sep 27th, 2009 7:28 pm


Scott

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I have heard good things about Tiffin University, I'm not surprised they are rated in the top ten. posted Jul 1st, 2008 5:17 pm



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