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Ohio University holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and beautiful Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.
Ohio University community members take great pride in our institution. We are proud of our distinguished history and heritage, our beautiful campus, the renowned reputation of our faculty, our active and committed student body and of our partnerships with the southeast region of our state. Together with our five core values of community, citizenship, civility, character and commitment, this sense of pride defines who we are and helps to clarify the promise of what it means to be a member of the OHIO community.
|Total Undergraduate Students||21,655|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||45||<1%|
|African American / Black||1,059||5%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||22||<1%|
|Two or More Races||435||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||224||1%|
|Where do OU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||10%|
|How old are OU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||4%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||21 - 26|
|Math||20 - 26||480 - 590|
|English||20 - 26|
|Critical Reading||480 - 600|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||39%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||77%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||71%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.33|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend Ohio University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||20 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||67%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||86%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||868|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||38%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||15%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||86%|
95% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
44% of all undergraduates live on campus
The Ohio University Police Department is a full-service agency responsible for enforcement of criminal laws, investigations, and issuing warning of crimes that pose a threat to students and employees. When Ohio University considers a crime that would pose a threat to members of the Ohio University community, "Crime Alerts/Timely Warnings" are posted throughout campus, and when critical, you will find information through campus televisions, Ohio University’s homepage, campus e-mail, text message, and non-tech methods (on-the-ground teams, bullhorns, posted alerts, etc.).
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Ohio University in 2010-11|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2010-11|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS||17%|
|COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS||16%|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES||13%|
First-time students in Fall 2010 that returned for their second year: 80%
Ohio University has a long history of assessing its students, beginning formally in 1981. Assessment of teaching, learning, and student services has been done in a variety of ways. All academic departments and schools have assessed their students, and the Office of Institutional Research does ongoing University-wide assessments. In 2007 Ohio University created its Student Success Plan, in which each academic program identified student learning objectives. Assessments are under way to identify the extent to which students are meeting those learning objectives in academic disciplines and in general education. At Ohio University assessment is a collection of activities designed to continuously improve the ways it helps students succeed. Student assessment is a tool to help faculty and staff enable Ohio University to achieve its mission to help students succeed through continuously improving teaching, learning, and student services.
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) measures critical thinking and written communication using two test modules -- critical thinking and a writing essay. The critical thinking and writing scores are reported separately below.
The increase in critical thinking skills is at or near what would be expected at an institution testing students of similar academic abilities.
Freshman Score: 61
Senior Score: 66
CAAP score range: 40 to 80
Average ACT scores for tested students
Freshman Score: 24
Senior Score: 25
The increase in written communication skills is at or near what would be expected at an institution testing students of similar academic abilities.
Freshman Score: 3
Senior Score: 4
CAAP score range: 1 to 6
Average ACT scores for tested students
Freshman Score: 23
Senior Score: 24