Ohio State University-Main Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,718
6% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$18,042
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.53%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
48.1%
47,782 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
59,837
87% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
82.6%
5,839 Graduates

About

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ohio State University-Main Campus were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (539 degrees awarded), General Psychology (525 degrees), and General Finance (519 degrees).

In 2017, 15,731 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio State University-Main Campus. 50.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (10,669 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (899 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $9,718, which is $-16,782 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $9,718, which is $-16,782 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,042.

In 2017, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 40% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,718
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,718. The cost of tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $-16,782 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$18,042
2017 Value
0.395%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Ohio State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,042. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Ohio State University-Main Campus grew by 0.395%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,706
Room and Board
$1,234
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio State University-Main Campus was of $11,706 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,234. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
40%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Ohio State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.53%
2016 Default Rate
514
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio State University-Main Campus was 4.53%, which represents 514 out of the 11355 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Ohio State University-Main Campus received 47,782 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.55% annual growth. Out of those 47,782 applicants, 22,964 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.1% acceptance rate.

There were 59,837 students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2017, and 29% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 31.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
22,964
Accepted Out of 47,782

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio State University-Main Campus was 48.1% (22,964 admissions from 47,782 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.55%, while admissions declined by -5.36%.

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SAT Scores

29%
Submission Percentage
2,101
Scores Submitted

29% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 59,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 52,057 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,780. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.3% White, 6.49% Asian, 5.68% Black or African American, 4.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0501% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (35.6%), followed by White Female (32.8%) and Asian Male (3.64%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Asian Female (3.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 52,057 and the part-time enrollment is 7,780. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ohio State University-Main Campus was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Ohio State University-Main Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    39,653
  2. Asian
    3,885
  3. Black or African American
    3,401

The enrolled student population at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 66.3% White, 6.49% Asian, 5.68% Black or African American, 4.2% Hispanic or Latino, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0501% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,964 students (3.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 269 more women than men received degrees from Ohio State University-Main Campus. The majority of degree recipients at Ohio State University-Main Campus are white (10,669 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (899 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio State University-Main Campus is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (539 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (525 degrees) and General Finance (519 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ohio State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (547 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,361 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (191 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Other managers (364,751 people), Software developers (350,386 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (301,017 people), Civil engineers (231,219 people), and Mechanical engineers (172,576 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (547 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,361 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (191 degrees), Language & Linguistics (301 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (224 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (547 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,361 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (191 degrees), Language & Linguistics (301 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (224 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Architectural, engineering & related services (528,429 people), Computer Systems Design (406,495 people), Construction (298,756 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (253,979 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (190,845 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (547 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,361 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (191 degrees), Language & Linguistics (301 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (224 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ohio State University-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 539 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 525 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 519 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio State University-Main Campus was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 539 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 7,731
  2. 8,000

In 2017, 7,731 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is 0.966 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,000).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 390 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio State University-Main Campus in General Finance, which is 2.18 times more than the 179 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 420 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 5.53 times more than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 59% of students graduating from Ohio State University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (91.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (91.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.959% of graduates (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,669 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    899 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    715 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio State University-Main Campus is white (10,669 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (899 degrees).

3.11% of degree recipients (489 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,369 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    5,300 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    476 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio State University-Main Campus is white female (5,369 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (5,300 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $4.23B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $600M (14.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Ohio State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $6.35B. Ohio State University-Main Campus employs 896 Professors, 715 Associate professors, and 623 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (638), Male Associate professors(392), and Female Associate professors (323).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus are: Management, with 2626 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1903 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 1235 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.23B
2017 Endowment
14.7%
growth from 2016

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $4.23B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio State University-Main Campus grew 14.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.95B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $327M - Federal
  2. $77.1M - State
  3. $21.4M - Local

As of 2017, Ohio State University-Main Campus received $327M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $77.1M from state grants and contracts, and $21.4M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$2.23B
2017 Salaries
8.56%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Ohio State University-Main Campus paid a median of $2.23B in salaries, which represents 35.1% of their overall expenditure ($6.35B) and a 8.56% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.42% growth from 2015 and a 3.09% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$264M
Instructional Salaries
2,241
Number of Employees

In 2017, Ohio State University-Main Campus paid a total of $264M to 2,241 employees working as instructors, which represents 11.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
896 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2626 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus were Professor with 896 employees; Associate professor with 715 employees; and Associate professor with 623 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus were Management with 2,626 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,903 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 1,235 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 638 employees, Male Associate professor with 392 employees, and Female Associate professor with 323 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Ohio State University-Main Campus.

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