Muskingum University

Long considered one of the nations strongest regional academic institutions, Muskingum's enthusiasm for the future has never been stronger. Muskingum has experienced a period of intensive strategic planning and resource development. This endeavor has resulted in sound financial growth, effective resource investment, and unprecedented campus construction - and has been noted in BusinessWeek magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and featured on National Public Radio. The effects of such planning are tangible across campus. Over the past nine years, the University's enrollment has expanded from 1,800 to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Under the leadership of President Dr. Anne C. Steele, Muskingum has entered a period of intensive growth and renewal in facilities. These include three new, state-of-the-art campus landmarks: Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall, the 32,000 square-foot home of speech, theatre, electronic journalism and communications programs, dedicated in 2004; the Walter K. Chess Center, the 22,000 square-foot home of student activities, fitness, and recreation, dedicated in 2008; and Otto and Fran Walter Hall, the 30,000 square-foot home for music, foreign languages and the Center for the Advancement of Learning, currently under construction. Completed "campus of the future" facilities projects also include the newly-constructed Ruth and John Neptune Art Center and multi-million dollar renovations and restorations to Muskingum's athletic complex and historic academic buildings. Offering more than 40 undergraduate and interdisciplinary majors, including Nursing, Engineering Science and Graphic Design and 10 pre-professional programs, three masters degree programs, and the Muskingum Adult Program, the university serves the east central Ohio community and beyond. Muskingum's mission is to develop - intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically - whole persons, by fostering critical thinking, position action, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth. Muskingum meets student where they are, helping each to discover his or her own potential. Small class sizes and the personal attention of an exceptional and dedicated faculty create an atmosphere of success and achievement. Founded in 1837 by Presbyterians of Scotch-Irish descent, Muskingum continues to be associated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and takes its church-relatedness very seriously, offering courses in religion and philosophy and a full complement of religious-life programs. Many 20th-century national and world leaders are among Muskingum's alumni: pioneer astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn; Ford Motor Company CEO Philip Caldwell; Depository Trust Company Founder and CEO William Dentzer; U.S. Ambassador and Goodyear Tire CEO Charles Pilliod; Robert Warner, the Sixth Archivist of the United States; AT&T Executive Vice President Harold Burlingame; and Jack Hanna, television zoologist. Nineteenth-century alumni include William Rainey Harper, founding President of the University of Chicago.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1837 Presbyterian Church (USA) Semester $70.1 million + 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762 (740) 826-8211
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53 100.0 Ohio New Concord 675