About Muskingum

Quick Facts & Figures


  • Village of New Concord, along Interstate 70
  • 1 hour east of Columbus
  • 2 hours south of Cleveland
  • 2 hours southwest of Pittsburgh
  • 21 major buildings on 245 scenic rolling acres


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology
  • Post-Master’s Educational Specialist Degree


  • 2500 students, including more than 1300 undergraduates
  • 400 new students in the incoming first-year Class of 2021
  • 70% of undergraduates live on campus – including 85% of first-year students
  • 25 states and 9 countries outside of the U.S. represented
  • 18% ethnic minority enrollment and 4% international student enrollment

Affiliation / Accreditation

  • Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA
  • Accredited/Approved by: Higher Learning Commission on Colleges and Schools (HLC), Ohio Board of Regents (OBR), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), American Chemical Society (ACS), Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Undergraduate Academic Programs & Support Services

  • 68 Academic Majors and Programs, including 13 interdisciplinary majors
  • 9 pre-professional programs, including pre-medicine and pre-law
  • Teacher licensure in 23 areas
  • International exchange study programs in 8 countries
  • Comprehensive PLUS Program for students with learning differences including ADHD.

Graduate & Continuing Studies Programs & Services

  • Master of Arts in Education, with specializations
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, with specializations
  • Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology
  • Educational Specialist
  • Adult Degree Completion (Muskingum Adult Program)


  • 14:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
  • All classes taught by members of the faculty
  • 96% of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or graduate level first professional degree in their field

Library & Computer/Network Facilities

  • Wi-Fi access in all academic and residential buildings.
  • Multiple group-project collaboration stations with wireless connectivity and large-screen monitor.
  • Computer labs in multiple academic and residential locations.
  • Easy access to 50 million library items statewide through OhioLINK.
  • Borrowing privileges at 121 Ohio libraries through OPAL.
  • Library holdings include more than 200,000 books, 310 journal subscriptions, 14 daily/weekly newspaper subscriptions.


  • 70% first-year students return for the second year.
  • 55% of entering students graduate within 6 years.
  • 95% of graduates are typically employed or attending graduate/professional school within five months of graduation.
  • Nearly 40% of graduates pursue an advanced degree within five years of graduation.


  • Undergraduate: two semesters plus full summer session (2017-18 calendar)
  • Adult Degree: three terms (2017-18 calendar)
  • Graduate: three terms with two sessions in spring and summer terms (2017-18 calendar)

Student Life

  • 6 residence halls; multiple townhouses, sorority, fraternity, social club, and special program houses; apartment building.
  • More than 100 student organizations: academic honorary societies, music and drama, media, Greek Life, event programming, faith and spirituality, multicultural perspectives, service and social action, and special interests.


  • 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports, competing in the Ohio Athletic Conference 
  • Men's NCAA Division III baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor/outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and wrestling.
  • Women's NCAA Division III basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor/outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
  • Men’s and Women’s bowling teams competing in the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference.
  • 15 Intramural sports and recreational activities.
  • Nickname: Fighting Muskies
  • Colors: Black and Magenta
  • Visit www.fightingmuskies.com for livestreaming, stats, and sports news

Costs, Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Named #5 Best Value in midwestern regional universities by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 Best College’s Guide.
  • Muskingum's full-time undergraduate tuition is among the lowest of comparable Ohio private colleges in Ohio.
  • 99% of students receive financial aid.
  • Undergraduate Tuition and Fees.
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