Ohio University-Main Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,612
3.44% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,521
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.76%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
82.1%
24,179 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
27,367
70.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.2%
2,481 Graduates

About

Ohio University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Athens County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ohio University-Main Campus were Registered Nursing (2,464 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (459 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (262 degrees).

In 2019, 10,669 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio University-Main Campus. 62.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (8,667 degrees), 16.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (525 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio University-Main Campus is $12,612, which is $−15,888 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio University-Main Campus is $12,612, which is $−15,888 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,521.

In 2019, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 51% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,612
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Ohio University-Main Campus was $12,612. The cost of tuition at Ohio University-Main Campus is $−15,888 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$22,521
2019 Value
2.03%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Ohio University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,521. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Ohio University-Main Campus grew by 2.03%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,966
Room and Board
$1,056
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio University-Main Campus was of $12,966 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,056. The cost of room and board increased by 2.81% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.13% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Ohio University-Main Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5% with respect to 2018, when 60% 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.
6.76%
2017 Default Rate
581
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio University-Main Campus was 6.76%, which represents 581 out of the 8599 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 University-Main Campus received 24,179 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.4% annual growth. Out of those 24,179 applicants, 19,843 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.1% acceptance rate.

There were 27,367 students enrolled at Ohio University-Main Campus in 2019, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 18.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
19,843
Accepted Out of 24,179

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio University-Main Campus was 82.1% (19,843 admissions from 24,179 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 78.3%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.4%, while admissions grew by 8.37%.

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SAT Scores

22%
Submission Percentage
816
Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio University-Main Campus in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Ohio University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 27,367 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio University-Main Campus is 19,320 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,047. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at Ohio University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.6% White, 5.86% Black or African American, 3.58% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.95% Asian, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0767% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ohio University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (36.8%) and Black or African American Female (2.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (27.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,367 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio University-Main Campus is 19,320 and the part-time enrollment is 8,047. This means that 70.6% of students enrolled at Ohio University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%
2019 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 University-Main Campus was 82%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Ohio University-Main Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    21,504
  2. Black or African American
    1,603
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    981

The enrolled student population at Ohio University-Main Campus is 78.6% White, 5.86% Black or African American, 3.58% Hispanic or Latino, 3.51% Two or More Races, 1.95% Asian, 0.139% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0767% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 608 students (2.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 2593 more women than men received degrees from Ohio University-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ohio University-Main Campus is white (8,667 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (525 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio University-Main Campus is Registered Nursing (2,464 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (459 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (262 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ohio University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (816 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (99 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (413 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 University-Main Campus are Registered nurses (1,408,420 people), Other managers (209,520 people), Medical & health services managers (165,196 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (161,922 people), and Pharmacists (138,872 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio University-Main Campus are Communications (816 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (99 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (413 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), and Health (3,517 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio University-Main Campus are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Dentists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Ohio University-Main Campus are Communications (816 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (99 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (413 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), and Health (3,517 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 University-Main Campus are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,557,406 people), Elementary & secondary schools (496,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (296,048 people), Outpatient care centers (287,649 people), and Offices of physicians (244,231 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio University-Main Campus are Communications (816 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (99 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (413 degrees), Human Sciences (227 degrees), and Health (3,517 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 University-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 2464 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 459 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 262 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio University-Main Campus was Registered Nursing with 2464 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

4,038
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
6,631
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 4,038 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio University-Main Campus, which is 0.609 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (6,631).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 427 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio University-Main Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.16 times more than the 368 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 2277 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 6.98 times more than the 326 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

44%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 44% of students graduating from Ohio University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio University-Main Campus is Female and White (69.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.282% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,667 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    525 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    339 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio University-Main Campus is white (8,667 degrees awarded). There were 16.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (525 degrees).

1.61% of degree recipients (172 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,462 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,205 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    355 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Ohio University-Main Campus is white female (5,462 degrees awarded). There were 1.7 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,205 degrees).

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Operations

Ohio University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $581M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $29.6M (5.09%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Ohio University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $737M. Ohio University-Main Campus employs 298 Lecturers, 262 Associate professors, and 253 Professors. Most academics at Ohio University-Main Campus are Male Professors (178), Female Lecturers(175), and Male Associate professors (168).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio University-Main Campus are: Management, with 495 employees, Service, with 376 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 317 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$581M
2019 Endowment
2.07%
growth from 2018

Ohio University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $581M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio University-Main Campus grew 2.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $270M 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: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $25.1M - Federal
  2. $6.87M - State
  3. $2.95M - Local

As of 2019, Ohio University-Main Campus received $25.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.87M from state grants and contracts, and $2.95M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$323M
2019 Salaries
2.08%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Ohio University-Main Campus paid a median of $323M in salaries, which represents 43.8% of their overall expenditure ($737M) and a 2.08% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.69% decline from 2017 and a 4.92% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$87M
Instructional Salaries
1,014
Number of Employees

In 2019, Ohio University-Main Campus paid a total of $87M to 1,014 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Lecturer
Most Common Instructor
298 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
495 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio University-Main Campus were Lecturer with 298 employees; Associate professor with 262 employees; and Associate professor with 253 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio University-Main Campus were Management with 495 employees; Service with 376 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 317 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 178 employees, Female Lecturer with 175 employees, and Male Associate professor with 168 employees.

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

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