10-18-2010

Contact: Amy Murray,

Ohio State sets new enrollment records

University opening doors to more students than ever

The Ohio State University is attracting more students than ever, and has set new enrollment records this fall – in the size, diversity and academic quality of its student body.

Enrollment at Ohio State has set an all-time high, with new records in the number of students at the Columbus campus, and across the entire university. The autumn 2010 enrollment report shows 64,077 students on all campuses and 56,064 on the Columbus campus (increases of 860 and 1,050 respectively).

Diversity is also up, with enrollment by ethnicity on all campuses increased to record-high levels of African American (3,972), Asian American (3,129) and Hispanic (1,737) students. In addition, enrollment of international students reached an all time high (4,940).

For this year’s freshman class, Ohio State officials saw a record number of applications, and the class has set records in academic excellence. At Columbus, there are 6,549 new freshmen. The class set record highs in average ACT (27.8) and SAT (1235) scores and in the percentage of students graduating in the top 10 percent of their high school class (54). The class also includes record high numbers of international students (479 – a 76.8 percent increase).

Enrollment at Ohio State’s five regional campuses totaled more than 8,000, with record high enrollment at Lima (1,530) and Newark (2,562).

“The remarkable quality and breadth of diversity of our students underscore Ohio State’s distinction and our commitment to academic excellence,” said President E. Gordon Gee. “These latest measures of distinction are important mile-markers in assuring that we are fulfilling our profound public purpose as Ohio’s land-grant and research university.”

The entire enrollment report can be found at http://www.ureg.ohio-state.edu/ourweb/srs/srscontent/AU10/AU10Report.pdf