August 2019

Cycling for a cause. Some 7,500 Pelotonia riders have raised over $15 million so far in 2019 to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Fundraising ends October 4. One-hundred percent of every single dollar raised by the Pelotonia community goes directly to funding cancer research.

Driving breakthrough health care solutions. One of the largest gifts in university history will help launch a new institute to focus on harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer at all levels. Pelotonia has pledged $102,265,000 million over the next five years to Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The largest portion of the gift — $65 million — will directly fund a new Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology at The James.

Celebrating 150 years. The start of the new academic year welcomed thousands of new and returning Buckeyes to the university — and marked the official beginning of Ohio State’s sesquicentennial celebration. Throughout 2019-20, events, community programs, student scholarships and more will engage Buckeyes on all campuses and from across the state, nation and globe. Learn more about what is planned.

National recognition. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) released a groundbreaking case study about how Ohio State is working to stem the growing epidemic of clinician burnout in health care settings. Ohio State is the first university in the nation featured by NAM as a role model in wellness and prevention. The case study highlights efforts across the College of Nursing, College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the Wexner Medical Center.

Hitting the road. The university’s final state tour of the summer concluded this month, visiting Ohio cities and villages in southern and southwestern Ohio. President Michael V. Drake was joined by students and community partners at several stops, including the Scioto County Fair — where 4-H participants in the OSU Extension program showed off their projects — and the GE Aviation Peebles Test Operation site — where Ohio State alumni help develop the latest in-flight technology. Overall, this year’s state tours visited 11 cities and villages in as many counties throughout the state.

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By the Numbers

1st among Ohio publics and No. 17 among all publics in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”

2nd among U.S. publics and No. 17 nationally for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)

3rd among U.S. flagship universities for efforts to control in-state tuition over the past decade (Chronicle of Higher Education)

27th consecutive year among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” for the Wexner Medical Center — and the No.1 hospital in central Ohio — according to U.S. News & World Report

7th among public universities for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report

68,300 students enrolled

550,000 living alumni

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Ohio State statistical summary