muskingum university zambia

Muskingum University Zambia

Since its founding in 1837, Muskingum University Zambia has been a community of learners – people learning from and with other people. Muskingum’s mission is to educate the “whole person” – intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically – and it does so by meeting students where they are on the educational continuum, and by helping these students to progress to their maximum potential.
Muskingum University Zambia excellence is measured most significantly by its alumni, who have served the world as CEO’s of major corporations, major media figures, scientists, educators, civic and religious leaders, and as parents and friends.

Learn what others, including the Harvard Business Review and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, have to say about Muskingum alumni.

We invite you to learn more about this very special place.


The Muskingum Degree – External Perspectives

A question commonly asked – or one that should be asked – by prospective students and their parents is how a college or university’s degree is perceived by the larger world community. Ivy League institutions and many large public universities are household names, but what about the many fine liberal arts and sciences colleges like Muskingum University?

Alumni of small colleges have had a tremendous impact on society, to a far greater degree than their enrollments might suggest. But what about Muskingum in particular? We are glad you asked!

President James Monroe once observed that “the test of education is not what a student has learned, but what the student has become.” For generations, Muskingum alumni have emerged as national and international business leaders. Using President Monroe’s benchmark, the wealth of contributions to the nation’s free enterprise system by Muskingum College alumni offers the highest commendation of our educational program.

Here are two external perspectives which validate this point.

Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Business School conducted a research study and published their findings in the book, In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century. This report identifies the 20th century’s 1,000 greatest world business leaders based on their entrepreneurial innovation, management skills and transformational leadership How does this relate to Muskingum?

Muskingum is one…

  • of only 196 institutions in the world represented on the list, which includes more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • of only 75 U.S. institutions to have more than one graduate on the list
  • of only 5 U.S. institutions with undergraduate enrollment of less than 2,000 students with more than one selection (Amherst, Grinnell, Stevens Institute of Technology and Wabash are the others)
  • of only 5 colleges in Ohio with more than one selection (Case Western, Miami, Ohio Northern and Ohio State are the others)

With two business leaders selected, Muskingum has as many as Ohio State and Georgetown, and more than Duke and Indiana University.

The two Muskingum business leaders are:

Philip Caldwell, retired CEO of Ford Motor Company, who is credited with orchestrating one of the most dramatic and successful turnarounds in business history. Philip, a long-time member of Muskingum’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Betsey, were the major benefactors of new communication arts building on the Muskingum campus, named Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall.

Walter Young, Jr., who led Champion Enterprises, a diversified housing and recreational vehicle company, from Chapter 11 bankruptcy to the number two company in the industry. Walter, who has been featured on the cover of both Fortune and Forbes magazines, is also a member of the Muskingum Board of Trustees.

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence was established in 1987 to recognize and honor alumni of member institutions whose lifetime achievements exemplify the traditions, ideals strengths and values of private higher education. To date, 93 individuals have been selected from the 35 member institutions across Ohio. Muskingum is represented by seven Hall of Excellence honorees, which represents the most of any member institution, along with Ohio Wesleyan University. Muskingum’s inductees are:

  • John Glenn: U.S. Senator, pioneer astronaut
  • Philip Caldwell: Chairman of the Board and CEO of Ford Motor Company, Senior Managing Director of Lehman Brothers
  • Charles Pilliod: Chairman of the Board and CEO of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
  • John “Jack” Hanna: Director Emeritus of Columbus Zoo, syndicated television host
  • Anna “Annie” Glenn: Advocate for Health Disabilities
  • Jacqueline Woods: President and CEO of Ameritech Ohio – first woman to head a major public utility
  • William Dentzer: Founding Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Depository Trust Company, the world’s largest securities depository

How does this relate to you and what you want out of your college education? Well, as John Glenn has stated, “…if you get your start here, you can go anywhere.”

Profile  – Muskingum University Zambia
Muskingum University Zambia   Location/Campus

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 rolling acres

Muskingum University Zambia   Degrees  program

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
Educational Specialist

Muskingum University Zambia Enrollment

approximately 1700 undergraduate students and 1300 graduate students
360 new first-year students and 62 new transfers in Fall 2015
Approximately 70% of traditional undergraduate students (85% of first-year students) live on-campus
students representing 25 states and 9 foreign countries
12% minority and 4% international student population among full-time students

Muskingum University Zambia Affiliation/Accreditation

Affiliated with Presbyterian Church, USA
Accredited/Approved by: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA/HLC), Ohio Board of Regents (OBR), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), American Chemical Society (ACS)

Muskingum University Zambia Undergraduate Academic Programs & Support Services

68 academic majors, including 13 interdisciplinary majors (to see these, go to Academic Majors and Programs)
8 pre-professional programs, including pre-medicine and pre-law
Teacher licensure in 23 areas
11 international exchange study programs in 8 countries
Professionally-staffed PLUS Program for students with learning differences such as specific learning disabilities and AD/HD.

Muskingum University Zambia 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)

Muskingum University Zambia   Faculty

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

Muskingum University Zambia Library & Computer/Network Facilities

Member of OPAL and OhioLINK library consortia
Access through OhioLINK to 48 million books and other library materials from 90 Ohio academic libraries
69,000 e-books, 70,000 e-journals, 9,000 of which are offered as full-text, and 150 online databases
210,000 library and multimedia resources, 150 print journals and 12 daily/weekly newspaper subscriptions
Wifi access in all academic buildings

Muskingum University Zambia Graduation/Placement

Approximately 55% of entering students graduate within 6 years; 73% of first-year students return for the second year
About 95% of graduates are typically employed or are in graduate/professional school within five months of graduation
Nearly 40% of graduates pursue an advanced degree within five years of graduation

Muskingum University Zambia   Calendar

Undergraduate: two semesters plus full summer session (2016-17 calendar)
Adult Degree: three terms (2015-16 calendar)
Graduate: three terms with two sessions in spring and summer terms (2015-16 calendar)

Muskingum University Zambia   Student Life

6 residence halls (4 co-ed, 1 women, 1 men), townhouses, apartment unit, sorority suites, fraternity houses, 17 special program houses
Over 90 active clubs and organizations, including 16 musical organizations, 13 academic honoraries, 6 sororities and 5 fraternities

Muskingum University Zambia   Athletics

Member of NCAA, Division III; Ohio Athletic Conference
Intercollegiate sports: 10 men’s (baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor/outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, wrestling) and 9 women’s (basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor/outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball)
Nickname: Fighting Muskies
Colors: Black and Magenta
15 intramural sports and activities

Costs, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Muskingum University Zambia full-time undergraduate tuition charges are among the lowest of comparable private colleges in Ohio
Undergraduate Charges for the 2016-17 academic year are available here:

Muskingum University Zambia Contact details

•  163 Stormont Street,
New Concord, OH 43762  
•  740-826-8211