Tiffin is located between Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus, accessed by major highways from all directions and surrounded by rural communities. The city has a total area of 6.6 miles with the scenic Sandusky River flowing through the center of town. The Seneca County Airport is just at the edge of town. Amtrack and four major airports are well within driving distance. The city is served by cabs as well as a senior and national bus line.
Tiffin’s population was 17,828 as of the 2012 census. Tiffin is often referred to as “The Education Community” with two universities and numerous trade, technical and vocational schools. It is also served by city schools, a charter and a Roman Catholic high school. Weekday Religious Education has been offered to the city’s elementary and middle schools since 1940.
Tiffin supports its many city parks, county museum, library, county fair, festivals, home and garden tours, concerts, parades and much more. It is home to a shopping center, mall and downtown businesses, industrial park and a flea market. Numerous sports, cultural and social events are held every week in Tiffin.
Tiffin is home to 2 accredited universities
Tiffin University, established in 1888, is situated on a 130-acre campus near the historic Fort Ball district, is home to approximately 3,000 students. Tiffin University was ranked 10th in the nation as one of America’s Best Small-Town Colleges, according to Best Colleges.com 2015.
Heidelberg University, established in 1850, enrolls nearly 1,200 students within it’s 125-acre campus near Hedges Boyer Park. Heidelberg is a private, Liberal Arts school. Recently, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded Heidelberg University full accreditation of its business programs.
Both universities bring culture and diversity to Tiffin, continuing to add to the quality of life.