Ohio State University-Main Campus

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,168

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,971

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.01%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

54.1%

44,845 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

59,482

87.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

83.7%

5,564 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 General Psychology (581 degrees awarded), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (555 degrees), and General Finance (432 degrees).

In 2016, 15,203 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio State University-Main Campus. 50.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (10,636 degrees), 12.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (842 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $9,168, which is $-16,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $9,168, which is $-16,688 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,971.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,168

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,168. The cost of tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $-16,688 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$17,971

2016 Value

2.87%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Ohio State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,971. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Ohio State University-Main Campus grew by 2.87%.

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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 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,234. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.964% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

41%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Ohio State University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 3.08% with respect to 2015, when 65% 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.

5.01%

2015 Default Rate

585

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio State University-Main Campus was 5.01%, which represents 585 out of the 11670 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 44,845 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 44,845 applicants, 24,265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.1% acceptance rate.

There were 59,482 students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2016, and 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 32.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

24,265

Accepted Out of 44,845

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio State University-Main Campus was 54.1% (24,265 admissions from 44,845 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 49.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.4%, while admissions grew by 22.1%.

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SAT Scores

32%

Submission Percentage

2,521

Scores Submitted

32% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 59,482 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 51,817 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,665. This means that 87.1% 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 67.1% White, 6.25% Asian, 5.33% Black or African American, 3.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.96% Two or More Races, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0521% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (36.2%), followed by White Female (33%) and Asian Male (3.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Asian Female (3.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59,482 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 51,817 and the part-time enrollment is 7,665. This means that 87.1% of students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2016 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

    39,901

  2. Asian

    3,718

  3. Black or African American

    3,168

The enrolled student population at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 67.1% White, 6.25% Asian, 5.33% Black or African American, 3.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.96% Two or More Races, 0.129% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0521% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 2,056 students (3.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 193 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 (10,636 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (842 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio State University-Main Campus is General Psychology (581 degrees awarded), followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric (555 degrees) and General Finance (432 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 (533 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,178 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (187 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 Miscellaneous managers (447,518 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (343,524 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (300,863 people), Civil engineers (233,245 people), and Mechanical engineers (152,129 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (533 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,178 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (187 degrees), Language & Linguistics (320 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (219 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (533 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,178 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (187 degrees), Language & Linguistics (320 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (219 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 (534,024 people), Computer Systems Design (390,167 people), Construction (288,332 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (244,631 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (184,421 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (533 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,178 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (187 degrees), Language & Linguistics (320 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (219 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. 581 degrees awarded

  2. 555 degrees awarded

  3. 432 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio State University-Main Campus was General Psychology with 581 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 7,505

  2. 7,698

In 2016, 7,505 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is 0.975 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (7,698).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 335 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio State University-Main Campus in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 5.32 times more than the 63 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 449 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 6.24 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

61%

100% Completion Time

83%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 61% 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 85% 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 (88.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio State University-Main Campus is Female and Asian (88.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.1% of graduates (61 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,636 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    842 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    693 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio State University-Main Campus is white (10,636 degrees awarded). There were 12.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (842 degrees).

1.87% of degree recipients (285 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    5,331 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    5,305 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    436 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio State University-Main Campus is white female (5,331 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (5,305 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.64B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $173M (4.74%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Ohio State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $5.2B. Of that $5.2B, they spent $2.32B on salaries and $5.2B on benefits.

Ohio State University-Main Campus employs 876 Professors, 720 Associate professors, and 577 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (628), Male Associate professors(417), and Female Associate professors (303).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus are: Management, with 2573 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1824 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1215 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.64B

2015 Endowment

1.27%

growth from 2014

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $3.64B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio State University-Main Campus grew 1.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.37B 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. $321M - Federal

  2. $88M - State

  3. $15.5M - Local

As of 2015, Ohio State University-Main Campus received $321M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $88M from state grants and contracts, and $15.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$2.32B

Salary Expenditure

$5.2B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Ohio State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $5.2B. Of that $5.2B, they spent $2.32B on salaries and $5.2B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Ohio State University-Main Campus as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.32B

2015 Salaries

3.09%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Ohio State University-Main Campus paid a median of $2.32B in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($5.2B) and a 3.09% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.03% growth from 2013 and a 0.271% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$241M

Instructional Salaries

2,118

Number of Employees

In 2015, Ohio State University-Main Campus paid a total of $241M to 2,118 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

876 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2573 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus were Professor with 876 employees; Associate professor with 720 employees; and Associate professor with 577 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus were Management with 2,573 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,824 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1,215 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 628 employees, Male Associate professor with 417 employees, and Female Associate professor with 303 employees.

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

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