March 2019

Top 10, take one. Ohio State is No. 2 among U.S. public universities and No. 17 nationally for graduate employability, according to what recruiters say are the best schools at preparing students for the workplace. And of the 84 in-demand jobs requiring a bachelor's degree identified by the state of Ohio, Buckeye graduates accepted employment in 96 and 94 percent of those areas in consecutive years.

Top 10, take two. Fifteen Ohio State programs rank in the top 10 in the 2020 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools — with three specialties at No. 1. This is in addition to numerous other graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the nation’s best. Recognized colleges range from Moritz College of Law to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Top 10, take three. Ohio State's online master of science in nursing program is No. 1 among publics and No. 2 nationally — and online bachelor's programs are No. 3 overall. It is the fifth consecutive year the programs have been in the top 10. The distance education eLearning program has grown significantly in the past five years and includes initiatives such as the Digital Flagship collaboration with Apple.

Top 10, take four. The university is ranked No. 8 in the nation and is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Six scholars from Ohio State were awarded grants in the past year.

Top 10, take five. Ohio State is third in the nation for industry-sponsored research following a record-breaking year for the university. It is part of a strategic focus on research and creative expression — driving significant advances for society while attracting and retaining top national scholars. Ohio State recently named 10 outstanding young researchers as President's Postdoctoral Scholars, a program to support the recruitment of highly qualified trainees who will become leaders in their fields.

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By the Numbers

1st among Ohio publics and No. 17 among all publics in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”

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

1st among U.S. flagship universities for efforts to control in-state tuition over the past decade (Chronicle of Higher Education)

10 ranked specialties at Wexner Medical Center, placing it among fewer than one-half of 1 percent of hospitals (U.S. News & World Report)

8th among public universities for innovation by U.S. News & World Report

66,444 students enrolled

550,000 living alumni

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