Radford University, located in Radford in the U.S. state of Virginia
Radford University is one of the state’s eight doctoral-degree granting public universities. Originally founded in 1910, Radford offers comprehensive curricula for undergraduates in more than 100 fields, and graduate programs including the M.F.A., M.B.A. and specialized doctoral programs in health-related professions.
Radford’s undergraduate programs emphasize the liberal arts, business, and teacher education. The graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration offered by the College of Business and Economics at Radford University are accredited by the AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Radford is among the 9 percent of the world’s (top 10% in the United States) business schools that have achieved business and/or accounting accreditation from AACSB.
The university has a student/faculty ratio of 18:1 with an average class size of 34. Graduate students teach less than 2% of classes, so undergraduates work more closely with senior faculty than they might at a larger research university.
The university is organized into six undergraduate colleges: Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, Business and Economics, Education and Human Development, Health and Human Services, Science and Technology, and Visual and Performing Arts. Within the colleges, some fields are designated as “Schools,” such as the School of Nursing and School of Social Work (in the College of Health and Human Services) and the School of Communication (in the College of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences). The latter brings together former departments of media studies (journalism, broadcasting, Web design and advertising) and communication (speech and public relations).