Hiram College

Hiram College, Hinsdale Street, Hiram, OH, United States

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established Established :

March 1, 1850

campus University Type and Campus :

Private Liberal Arts College

Hiram College (/ˈhaɪrəm/ hy-rəm) is a private liberal arts college located in Hiram, Ohio. It was founded in 1850 as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute by Amos Sutton Hayden and other members of the Disciples of Christ Church. The college is nonsectarian and coeducational. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Hiram's most famous alumnus is James A. Garfield, who served as a college instructor and principal, and was subsequently elected the 20th President of the United States.

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Motto: Let there be light

Endowment: US$58.7 million

Administrative staff: 73 full-time (Fall 2011)

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Undergraduates: 1,334 (Fall 2011)

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