February 2018

Unprecedented momentum. In his State of the University Address, President Michael V. Drake shared that Ohio State will commit $40 million to need-based aid for students in the next academic year. Ohio State has now committed $100 million since 2015 — well exceeding the university's stated goal of reaching that number by 2020 and significantly impacting families.

No. 1 in the nation, part I. Ohio State was ranked first among flagship universities in the United States by the Chronicle of Higher Education for efforts to control in-state tuition costs over the last decade, and No. 4 for out-of-state students. Creating greater access to an affordable and excellent education is a major focus area of the Time and Change strategic plan.

No. 1 in the nation, part II. Ohio State's online bachelor's programs, offering expanded and innovative pathways to college, have been ranked first in the nation among all universities by U.S. News & World Report, while the online graduate nursing program ranked No. 2. The university offers 19 online programs available to students living across the nation.

Six-time champs. For the sixth consecutive year, Ohio State has been named the Big Ten Conference champion in the Game Day Recycling Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction and sustainability at home football games. Buckeyes achieved the highest diversion rate for a home football game in the 2017 season at 94.2 percent.

Economic impact. Veterinary medicine contributes $13 billion annually in direct and supporting services to Ohio's economy, according to an economic study commissioned by a partnership between the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine. The report also found that veterinary services throughout the state sustain more than 23,000 jobs.

By the Numbers

16th among the nation's best public universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 edition of "America's Best Colleges"

1st among Ohio publics in academics

25 years Wexner Medical Center has been named one of the country's best by U.S. News & World Report

11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

8th among public universities for commitment to undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report

66,046 students enrolled

550,000 Ohio State's living alumni

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Ohio State statistical summary