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Muskingum University Overview

Muskingum University is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Concord, Ohio. New Concord is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Muskingum University Known For?

315 Undergraduate Awards
$27,909 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Muskingum.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Muskingum makes roughly $44,715 a year. This is 10% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Muskingum University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Muskingum.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Value Management Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Muskingum has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Value Colleges for Adult & Continuing Education College Factual
#21 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Teacher Development & Methodology College Factual
#24 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Early Childhood Education College Factual
#46 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for General Special Education College Factual
#58 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Special Education College Factual
#73 Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual

Where Is Muskingum University?


Contact details for Muskingum are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 10 College Drive, New Concord, OH 43762
Phone: 740-826-8211

How Do I Get Into Muskingum?

You can apply to Muskingum online at:

Admission Requirements for Muskingum

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Muskingum?

80% Acceptance Rate
44% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 80%, Muskingum may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 56% of accepted students are men and 44% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Can I Afford Muskingum University?

$27,909 Net Price
95% Take Out Loans
6.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Muskingum is $27,909. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Muskingum, approximately 95% of students took out student loans averaging $9,059 a year. That adds up to $36,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Muskingum is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Muskingum University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,350 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,549 undergraduate students at Muskingum, with 1,350 being full-time and 199 being part-time.


There are also 682 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,350 full-time undergraduates at Muskingum, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Muskingum University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 74
Hispanic or Latino 34
White 1,103
International Students 30
Other Races/Ethnicities 96

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Muskingum University. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 6 countries are represented at Muskingum. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Muskingum University

485 Took All Classes Online
925 Took At Least One Class Online
7.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 925 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Muskingum has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 33rd most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Muskingum

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Muskingum University was $29,490 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Muskingum is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Health Professions #36 #36
Management Information Systems #53 #47

Online Growth Rankings of Muskingum

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Muskingum University was 7.8%. This is the #1,467 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Muskingum regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Muskingum majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Education 10%
General Education 92%
Special Education 5%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Muskingum ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Muskingum.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Management Information Systems #91

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Muskingum University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Nursing 45 0 45
Health Sciences & Services 42 0 42
Special Education 7 32 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 22 39
Business Administration & Management 25 0 25
General Psychology 25 0 25
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 18 22
General Biology 19 0 19
Accounting 15 0 15
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 0 14
Health & Physical Education 13 0 13
General Education 0 12 12
Marketing 11 0 11
General English Literature 10 0 10
Zoology 7 0 7
History 7 0 7
Management Information Systems 0 6 6
Chemistry 6 0 6
Fine & Studio Arts 6 0 6
Mathematics 5 0 5
Political Science & Government 5 0 5
Sociology 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 4 0 4
Computer Science 4 0 4
International Business 3 0 3
Public Relations & Advertising 3 0 3
Educational Administration 0 3 3
Teaching English or French 0 3 3
Computer Information Systems 2 0 2
Economics 2 0 2
International Relations & National Security 2 0 2
General Business/Commerce 1 0 1
Germanic Languages 1 0 1
Other Health Professions 1 0 1
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 1 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 1
Music 1 0 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 0 0
Engineering Science 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0
TOTAL 315 96 411


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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