October 2019

Historic engagement. Ohio State has launched Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign, the most ambitious, inclusive community-building and fundraising endeavor in the institution’s history. The campaign strives to engage 1 million supporters, an unprecedented level in higher education, and focuses on student success, discovery, and healthy, vibrant communities.

Starry night. Buckeye fans know The Ohio State University Marching Band musicians have the right stuff, and they proved it with a tribute to the dawn of the Space Age. The show — titled "One Giant Leap" — featured formations that included a rocket blasting off from Cape Canaveral, a spacewalk and a lunar module landing on the moon.

National recognition. Dr. K. Craig Kent, dean of Ohio State’s College of Medicine, has been elected to the 2019 class of inductees into the National Academy of Medicine — considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. New members are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement and their contributions to society.

More national recognition. Ohio State is No. 7 among public universities for undergraduate teaching and No. 11 among publics for innovation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The former speaks to Ohio State’s continuing work to advance the student experience through initiatives such as the University Institute for Teaching and Learning. The latter identifies schools with leading approaches to curriculum, campus life, technology, facilities and more.

Inclusive excellence. Ohio State is the only academic institution in the country to have four colleges receive the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Veterinary Medicine were honored. The award recognizes health schools and centers demonstrating outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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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

570,000 living alumni

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Ohio State statistical summary