The year was 1888. The United States of America had 38 states, the Statue of Liberty was celebrating her 3rd birthday, a single ounce of gold was worth $20 dollars, and George Washington Williard established the Commercial Department at Heidelberg College that eventually became Tiffin University.
This year, 2013, Tiffin University is celebrating its 125th or “quasquicentennial” anniversary and we are extremely proud of this milestone achievement. Since its founding in 1888, Tiffin University has successfully educated students for productive and satisfying lives of leadership, excellence, and service. Generations of Tiffin graduates have made positive contributions to their families, communities, and professions. Tiffin University has an excellent reputation, a variety of strong academic programs and co-curricular activities, attractive facilities, caring and competent faculty and staff members, outstanding students, and a friendly, personal environment where students come first.
The growth of the university in the past decade has been remarkable. TU has witnessed an increase of 354% in total enrollment over the last eight (8) years while the enrollment of 6,920 students in the fall of 2012 was an all-time high. The picturesque campus has seen some incredible growth and development over the past decade. In 2004, the Hertzer Technology Center & the Hayes Center for the Arts were dedicated and five years later, the Living Learning Community (apartments and classrooms) was established for juniors and seniors. Most recently, the state-of-the-art Heminger Center officially opened in 2012 and has welcomed thousands of visitors from the Tiffin community and has been a terrific and well-deserved facility for our students.
The first 125 years have been amazing and we are all confident that the next 125 years will be even better.