For corporations and foundations
We invite you to explore a partnership with the university by becoming involved with the dynamic and diverse Ohio State experience.
Partners have the opportunity to leverage this connection to address business needs, drive positive change, and give back to the community. As a university partner, you will gain valuable visibility on campus as an employer, as a community organization, and as an important benefactor.
The role of private support
Although Ohio State is a state institution, less than 14 percent of its annual funding is provided from state appropriations. Private support plays a critical role in ensuring that the university continues to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and service. Gifts and grants from corporations and foundations are vital to ensure that Ohio State can continue to educate the next generation of leaders and positively change the world through innovative new ideas and programs.
About Ohio State
The Ohio State University’s main Columbus campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. More than 56,000 students select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center.
The university’s impressive growth in research expenditures and our commitment to excellence in research reflects the vitality, creativity, and hard work of Ohio State’s dedicated researchers—researchers who have achieved world class status in such areas as global climate change, materials research, electromagnetics, cancer, infectious diseases, agbioproducts, and imaging.
An additional 6,671 students attend Ohio State’s regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster. Founded as a federal land-grant institution in 1870, the university has awarded 669,552 degrees since 1878. Its legacy extends to more than 465,000 living alumni.