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Ohio University is a public, research university located in Athens, Ohio. Established in 1804, it is the oldest university in Ohio and the ninth oldest university in the United States. The University is situated on a 1,850 acre expanse and has a uniquely attractive campus designed around a central 'green', similar to the traditional layout of New England towns. Over 21,000 students are enrolled at the Athens campus each year. In addition to its main campus, Ohio University has five regional campuses and an online learning program, further extending the University's reach and increasing its total student body to over 35,000. Ohio University students come from every state in the nation and roughly 100 countries.

The University offers students a large selection of over 250 undergraduate areas of study. In addition to its extensive selection of bachelor degree programs, Ohio University offers several master's and Ph.D. degrees. Both master’s and PhD degree programs are available via any of the University's major academic divisions. Doctoral degrees, however, are sponsored by a select number of academic departments.

Ohio University is fully accredited through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It is classified as a Research University with "high research activity" under the Basic Classification category by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Ohio University is a nationally recognized and renowned institution of higher learning. Its students have won numerous awards and several prestigious academic honors. The University was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for producing the largest of number of U.S. Fulbright Students of any similar institution in the nation. In the Mid-American Conference in 2011-12, the University had the highest number of recipients of any college or university in the entire state.

The University has been recognized by Fortune, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and U.S. News and World Report for the superior academic quality and value of its programs. It is also classified by U.S. News ranking of Best American Colleges as a Tier 1 University.


Ohio University Campus in Autumn

While Ohio University has several campus locations, its main campus is located in Athens, Ohio. The layout and architecture of the Athens campus and its buildings are based on New England and Early Americana Federalist themes and styles. Development of the Athens campus began in 1812, exactly six years after the University was founded. The first building to be constructed was Manasseh Cutler Hall, which was the campuses original central building and today has been designated as historic national landmark. While older buildings exhibit architectural aspects of Early Americana, newer buildings, such as dormitories and residence halls, included elements of classic post-colonial era architecture. Plans are in the work to incorporate Gothic architecture into the University's next generation of campus buildings and infrastructure.

Of Ohio University's 35,000 students about 10,000 attend one of the University's five regional campuses, which include Ohio University-Eastern (OUE), Ohio University-Zaneville (OU Zanesville), Ohio University-Lancaster, Ohio University-Southern (in Ironton), and Ohio University-Chillicothe (OU-C). In addition to its main campus and five regional campuses, Ohio University also has two affiliated educational centers in Pickerington (part of the Lancaster Campus) and Proctorville (part of the Southern Campus).

Online Master’s Programs

Ohio University offers fifteen fully accredited online master’s degrees in areas such as Business, Coaching and Athletics, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health Care, and Social Sciences. These programs are designed to be more flexible for the working professional.


University Gateway on College Green at Ohio University

Ohio University has been recognized for the quality and value of its academic programs and for the success rate of its students in competing for national awards. In the 2010-11 school year, Ohio University students won over 70 national and international academic awards. A few of the more prestigious awards received by the University's students include the Marshall Scholarship, Fulbright Awards, the Mitchell Scholarship, Morris K. Udall, the Truman Scholarship, the Hollings Scholarship, and the Goldwater Scholarship. In 2006, the Fulbright scholarship was awarded to twelve Ohio University students. In both 2004 and 2005, the University awarded nine Fulbright Scholarships, beating its previous record of six.

Students at Ohio University are organized into several academic colleges according to their academic focus and career interests. Academic colleges at the University include the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Scripps College of Communication, Patton College of Education, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, College of Fine Arts, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Honors Tutorial College, and George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Arts and Sciences

With 19 separate departments, the College of Arts and Sciences is not only the oldest, but also the largest of Ohio University's academic colleges. The college offers an array of interdisciplinary programs as well as several research centers and institutes. Most of the liberal arts programs, as well as one third of the University's undergraduate majors, are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to undergraduate programs, the College offers various master's and doctoral degree programs. Research projects, scholarly pursuits, and other academic activities are regular undertakings by the College's students and faculty.

The Scholars Program in Arts and Sciences, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, offers first-year students who have an ACT of 25 or higher an integrated year-long learning experience which enables them to get a jump-start on their academic goals by interacting with respected faculty and professors on a regular basis throughout the year. For highly motivated students, the college offers the opportunity to graduate with honors, as long as a 3.5 GPA is maintained.

A large number of students who study in the College of Arts and Sciences will pursue a double major or complete a minor and/or certificate program from one of the many that the college offers. Through the College of Arts and Sciences, the University offers a full spectrum of programs in foreign languages, including French, Spanish, Russian, German, Italian, Latin, and even Swahili.

In addition to providing the most comprehensive academic offering of any academic college within the University, the College of Arts and Sciences sponsors various academic activities including guest lectures by visiting philosophers; research in the metaethics, Kantian ethics, history of philosophy, political philosophy, symbolic logic and other fields; and the contribution of literature published through Swallow Press and Ohio University Press.


Established in 1927, the College of Business at Ohio University offers nine majors and one minor in general business (designed for non-business majors). The college also includes the Department of Sports Administration, which offers three graduate degree programs along with a bachelor's degree in Sports Administration. While the University has attempted to increase enrollment in recent years, the business college is still relatively small compared to other national business schools. On the bright side, students at the College of Business can expect more one-on-one interaction with other students and faculty, and all business classes are taught by professors – not graduate students.

The College of Business is home to the University's nationally recognized School of Accountancy. Within its intermediate classes, the School of Accountancy employs the Business Activity Model, which promotes a learning environment and experience that mimics the real-world, day-to-day activities of an auditor. This model is often credited for preparing and qualifying the college's students for various accounting internship opportunities. Connie Esmond-Kiger, one of the developers of the Business Activity Model, became the director of the School of Accountancy in 2007, and is one of the primary advisers for Beta Alpha Psi, the University's award-winning financial fraternity.

The business college at Ohio University sponsors the Student Equity Management Group, a $1 million, student-managed equity fund. The group is open to all undergraduate business students and is run entirely by students. Since its inception in 2003, the group's portfolio has outperformed the S&P 500 by nearly 43%.

The college is also well-known for its superb sales program. In 1997 the Schey Sales Center was launched to offer students the opportunity to hone their sales skills, and earn a professional sales certificate. To earn the certificate, students are required to complete 28-credit-hours of advanced sales courses, and complete an extensive sales internship (minimum of 300-hours). The sales program is overseen by the Professional Sales Advisory Board (a group of successful sales professionals), university professors, and a select group of students (The Candidate Advisory Council). The sales program is funded, in part, by companies who intend to recruit the 200+ graduates its produces each year.


The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University is composed of five academic schools and a research lab. These include the J.W. McClure School of Information and Telecommunications, The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, The School of Media Arts and Studies, The School of Visual Communication, The School of Communication Studies, and the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Laboratory.

Of the five schools that make up the Scripps College of Communication, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has received national recognition as one of the nation's top schools of communication. The school offers two academic tracks: News & Information and Strategic Communication. The News & Information track includes courses in news writing and journalism, online journalism, broadcast news, and magazine journalism. The Strategic Communication track includes courses in public relations, advocacy communication, and advertising management.

Another nationally recognized school, the School of Visual Communication (or VisCom), offers aspiring communication students an interdisciplinary bachelor's degree in visual communication. This program is organized into four sequences: photojournalism; interactive multimedia; informational graphics and page design; and interactive media.

The College of Communication also hosts the University's Debate team, the top college debate team in Ohio for five consecutive years. The team has won two Novice National Tournaments (in 2008 and 2011), two Pi Kappa National Tournaments (in 2010 and 2012), multiple event championships at National Tournaments, one Pi Kappa Delta National Conference (in 2009), three NFA National Tournaments (in 1971, '74 and '75), as well as several Individual Sweepstakes Championships.


Established in 1959, the Patton College of Education includes three departments: Teacher Education; Counseling and Higher Education; and Education Studies. On average the college enrolls over 2,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. In 2010, the college added two new departments, the Recreation and Sport Pedagogy department, and the Human and Consumer Science Education department.

Engineering and Technology

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology is one of America's most reputable technology and engineering schools and has been around nearly a century, since 1920. The college offers several highly-ranked engineering programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Total annual enrollment in the college is roughly 1,400 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.

Fine Arts

Ohio University's College of Fine Arts was founded in 1947 and offers an array of degree programs in art, interdisciplinary art, film, music, dance, and theater. The College of Fine arts is also the home of the Ohio University Marching Band, known on campus as "The Most Exciting Band in The Land". The band is well known for its unique style of dancing and formation. It has been cited as America's best band in several publications over the years.

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical and Graduate Studies

Established in 1975, The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of Ohio University's newer academic colleges and is the only college of osteopathic medicine in the state. The College is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to grant Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degrees. Enrollment in the college is approximately 500 students in any given year.

In partnership with Ohio Health in Dublin and the Cleveland Clinic, the college plans on building two new extension campuses to serve the needs of nearly 100 new OU-HCOM students.

The Graduate College at Ohio University offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in over 30 areas of post-baccalaureate study.

Health Sciences and Professions

First established in 1979 as the College of Health and Human Services, the College was restructured in 2010 as the College of Health Sciences and Professions. One of the more popular schools within the college, the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences, offers various graduate and undergraduate programs, including, the Sports Management Program, which is one of 30 such programs in the United States that is approved by the Sport Management Program Review Council (SMPRC).

35 Park Place, Home of the Honors Tutorial College

Honors Tutorial College

Each year the Honors Tutorial College accepts around 80 students from over 200 applicants. The Honors College offers programs in nearly 30 disciplines, from communications to physics. Curriculum at the Honors Tutorial College is based on the traditional British tutorial system, and is completely individualized for each student’s goals, levels of aptitude, and interests.

Leadership and Public Affairs

Named after George Voinovich, a former Ohio Senator and Governor, the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has three academic focuses: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development; Policy Innovation and Strategic Leadership; and Energy and the Environment. Within each area students have the opportunity to participate with faculty in a multidisciplinary education process that blends classroom instruction with applied service at the state, regional, and national level.

The Global Leadership Center (GLC), sponsored by the school, offers a 2-year undergraduate degree program in global leadership. Program curriculum incorporates traditional aspects of classroom instruction with modern day global directives and communication. GLC is affiliated with several international and domestic affairs organizations, including Marriott International, Bangkok University, the UNDP Liberia, Harvard University, several U.S. Embassies, and other private and governmental organizations abroad. GLC was recently recognized by the United Nations as one of the premier International programs in the United States.

Student Life

In 2012, Ohio University was ranked #1 on Princeton Review's list of top party schools in the United States. And while its ranking fell to #3 for 2013, it's safe to say that if you're looking for a fun time, you'll probably enjoy Ohio University. But there's a lot more to student life at Ohio University than 24/7 partying.


Ohio Bobcat at Peden Stadium

Athletics is at the center of student life at Ohio University, which has a rich tradition of collegiate rivalry, pageantry, and sportsmanship that goes back over 200 years. The University Mascot is a Bobcat (named Rufus) and all athletic events are free to students. The University belongs to the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference and maintains strong rivalries with other schools, including University of Dayton and Miami University. Ohio University offers individual athletics, team sports and 36 active club sports programs for both men and women.


So what does media have to do with student life at Ohio University? Quite a bit, actually. The University sponsors a newspaper, television channel, and radio station that many students are involved with. The newspaper, known as The Post, runs five days a week and is run entirely by students (although it is officially independent from the university). The University's television broadcasting station, Ohio University Public Television, an affiliate of PBS, is also run by students. The Internet-radio only station, All Campus Radio Network (ACRN) is the University's student-run radio station, and has been ranked as one of the Top 5 college stations in the U.S. by the National Association of College Broadcasters. At ACRN students have the unique opportunity to learn every aspect of running a commercial radio station: sales, programming, production, promotion, public relations, music, news, engineering, on-air announcing, management, and much more.

General Information

Admission Office

120 Chubb Hall

Athens, OH 45701-2979

(740) 593-4100

Fax: (740) 593-0560

Contact: T Garcia

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

Athens, OH 45701-2979

(740) 593-1000

Ohio’s Online Master’s Programs

Total undergrads: 17,228

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,965

Degree-seeking undergrads: 17,085

Graduate enrollment: 3,158


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 80%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $8,907 $8,907 $8,973 $9,603 +7.02%
Books and Supplies $870 $873 $873 $873 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,427 $8,946 $9,408 $9,621 +2.26%
Other $3,609 $3,651 $3,651 $3,972 +8.79%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $21,813 $22,377 $22,905 $24,069 +5.08%
In-state Off Campus $9,777 $9,780 $9,846 $10,476 +6.40%
In-state with Family $9,777 $9,780 $9,846 $10,476 +6.40%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,498
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $17,490
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,236 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,200 55% $11,240,199 $5,109
• Federal grants 717 18% $3,095,002 $4,317
• Pell grants 714 18% $2,328,631 $3,261
• Other federal grants 634 16% $766,371 $1,209
Local and state government scholarships or grants 531 13% $1,008,154 $1,899
Institutional scholarships or grants 2,042 51% $7,137,043 $3,495
Student loan financial aid 2,492 63% $17,015,213 $6,828
• Federal student loans 2,478 62% $12,712,071 $5,130
• Other student loans 379 10% $4,303,142 $11,354

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4322 1195 276 80 255
Agriculture 1
Equestrian/Equine Studies 1
Area, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, and Group Studies 28 45 35
African Studies 5 24 4
Black/African-American Studies 3
Asian Studies 4 1
East Asian Studies 16
European Studies 6 8
Latin American Studies 6 9 6
Southeast Asian Studies 12
Women's Studies 4
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 112 4 11
Biology and Biological Sciences 13
Botany/Plant Biology 18 2 2
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 6 4
Microbiology 4
Wildlife Biology 8
Zoology/Animal Biology 63 2 5
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 747 233 2 66
Accounting 111
Actuarial Science 10
Business Administration and Management 101 233 1
Business/Managerial Economics 19
Finance 128
Financial Planning and Services 6
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 30
International Business 17
Management Information Systems 149 1
Marketing/Marketing Management 182 60
Communication and Journalism Studies 459 31 21
Broadcast Journalism 26
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 30
Health Communication 1 3
Journalism 177 23 2
Organizational Communication 14 1 6
Photojournalism 50
Radio and Television 157 7 7
Speech Communication 4 3
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 2
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 133 18
Computer and Information Sciences 1
Computer Science 15 6
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 22 12
Information Technology 95
Education 364 281 24
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 19
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 62 5
Curriculum and Instruction 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 83
Educational Evaluation and Research 1 1
Educational Leadership, Management and Administration 71 1
Educational and Instructional Technology 46 6
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 4
Higher Education Teaching and Administration 1 4
Junior High/Middle School Teacher Education 6
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1
Reading Teacher Education 20
Science Teacher Education 1
Secondary Teacher Education 231 5
Social/Philosophical Foundations of Education 18 5
Spanish Language Teacher Education 13
Special Education Teacher Education 37 24
Engineering 145 45 12 7
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 3
Chemical Engineering 22 6 5 7
Civil Engineering 39 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 38 13 5
Engineering, Other 2
Industrial Engineering 5 12
Mechanical Engineering 41 4
Engineering Technology 47
Industrial Technology/Technician 47
English Language and Literature/Letters 294 17 8
Creative Writing 31
English Language and Literature 71 16 8
Rhetoric and Composition 192 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 55 35
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1
French Language and Literature 15 3
German Language and Literature 4
Linguistics 11 23
Russian Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 21 9
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 393 67 153 25 9
Athletic Training/Trainer 9 19
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 94 19 9
Communication Sciences and Disorders 1
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 14 7
Dietetics/Dietitian 14
Environmental Health 9
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 132 8 2
Music Therapy/Therapist 1
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 9
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy 110
Physical Therapy/Therapist 34
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 112 20 24
History 68 8 2 3
History 68
History, Other 8 2 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 1
Criminal Justice/Police Science 1
Human Services 24 37
Public Administration 28
Social Work 24 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 215 45 44
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 215
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 42 44
Mathematics and Statistics 24 9 4
Applied Mathematics 5
Mathematics 19 9 4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 2 1 82
Gerontology 31
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 1 51
Natural Resources and Conservation 19 1
Environmental Studies 19 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 279 107
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 135 77
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 109
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 35
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 30
Physical Sciences 65 12 18
Astrophysics 5
Chemistry 41 1 12
Geology/Earth Science 13 7
Physics 6 4 6
Psychology 173 10 20
Clinical Psychology 6 12
Experimental Psychology 4 4
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 4
Psychology 173
Social Sciences 310 130 8
Anthropology 23
Criminology 45
Economics 27 42
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 1
Geography 25 15
International Relations and Affairs 16
Political Science and Government 109 27 7
Social Sciences 16
Sociology 76 14
Urban Studies/Affairs 5
Transportation and Materials Moving 27 2
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology 12 2
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 15
Visual and Performing Arts 146 79 1
Acting 19 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 14 4
Art/Art Studies 18 1
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 3 3
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 1 15
Commercial Photography 21
Dance 8
Directing and Theatrical Production 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 9 5
Graphic Design 16
Music Performance 24 10
Music Theory and Composition 4 1
Painting 8 1
Photography 6 1
Playwriting and Screenwriting 6 4
Printmaking 5 3
Sculpture 3 1
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology 1
Theater/Theater Arts Management 2
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Work and Family Studies 214 8 1
Apparel and Textiles 60 2
Child Development 62 1
Family Resource Management Studies 9
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 1 4
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 30
Housing and Human Environments 16
Human Development and Family Studies 36 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Equestrian/Equine Studies A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
Asian Studies B
European Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Graphic Design B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Botany B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Microbiology B
Wildlife Biology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology A
Actuarial Science B
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems A,B
Marketing Management B
Travel/Tourism Management A

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Photojournalism B
Radio/Television B

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Technology B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Environmental Engineering Technology A
Hazardous Materials Management A
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family Resource Management Studies B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Housing Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B
Institutional Food Production B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication disorders, general A
Community Health Services B
Environmental Health B
Health System Administration B
Medical Assistance A
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical A
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astrophysics B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A
Security/Loss Prevention A

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A,B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ohio University-Main Campus Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (740) 593-1000
Website: https://www.ohio.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/ohiou/menu.html
Address: 020 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH 45701-2979
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 27,367
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 14,304 (52% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $12,612
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,406
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,903

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Ohio University-Main Campus Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Ohio University-Main Campus.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1563
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4934
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 65103
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1565
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 142
Education 391411
Engineering 3574
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 221
English Language and Literature/Letters 1411
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1164
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 173
Health Professions and Related Programs 104891
History 2112
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1211
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11111
Natural Resources and Conservation 211
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 232
Philosophy and Religious Studies 221
Physical Sciences 532
Psychology 133
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 22
Social Sciences 696
Transportation and Materials Moving 12
Visual and Performing Arts 316171
Grand total 76211199436

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Ohio University-Main Campus and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,612
Out-of-state $22,406
Books and supplies $962

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,720
Out-of-state $17,712

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 3,724 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,356 84% $6,903
Student loan aid 2,544 64% $8,504

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 12,792 57% $6,799
Federal student loans 11,369 51% $6,504

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 24,179 10,062 14,117
Percent admitted 100% 80% 83%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 16% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Ohio University-Main Campus Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 27,367
Undergraduate enrollment 20,989
Graduate enrollment 6,378

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Ohio University-Main Campus Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
    • Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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