Ohio State University Main Campus

Ohio State University Main Campus

Ohio State University- Main Campus is located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a public university that offeres certificate, bachelors, masters and professional degrees. There are more than 50,000 students in this university. There are several schools and colleges under this university. They are:

  • College of Education and Human Ecology
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing

The athletics teams of Ohio State University - Main Campus are nicknamed the Buckeyes. The official colors are gray and scarlet, and the mascot is Brutus the Buckeye. Ohio State University has won national championships in men's swimming & diving, men's gymnastics, men's fencing, men's outdoor track & field, football and men's golf.

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Ohio State University-Main Campus
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus , OH 43210
General Phone: (614) 292-6446

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Ohio State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,317African-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, Chinese language, Japanese language, Korean language, East Asian language and literature, Slavic languages, Russian language, ...
Business and Management1,561business management, logistics, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Medicine1,004neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, medical scientist, optometry, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health, ...
Engineering998aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Family and Social Work981family resource management, food and nutrition, human nutrition, family studies, public administration, social work
Education and Teaching960education, special ed, middle school teaching, agricultural teaching, art education, family/home economics teaching, industrial arts teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Science879biology, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, plant pathology, anatomy, anatomical sciences, microbiology, zoology, ...
Media588communication studies, journalism, journalism courses, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling500psychology, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology338audiology, dental hygienist, allied health and medical assisting, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine277registered nursing
Law219law, legal research
Agricultural Science and Management211agricultural economics, food processing, food science, various agricutural courses
Computer Science and Engineering187computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement185criminology
Architecture and Planning178architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Construction Trades156apparel and textiles
Art Studies152art studies, arts management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy148parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, dietitian
Mathematics141mathematics, statistics
Hospitality123hotel management
Animal Science and Care119animal science
Conservation and Resource Management99conservation, environmental studies, natural resources management, natural resources policy, fisheries sciences, urban forestry
Drama and Performing Arts86dance, drama
Landscaping and Horticulture85ornamental horticulture, turf management, agronomy, horticultural science, soil science
Music83music, music performance, music theory and composition, jazz
Design61design and visual communication, industrial design, interior design
Fine Arts54art history and criticism
Medical Administration50health care facilities management, medical records admin
Religion and Philosophy48philosophy, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Real Estate and Construction Management46real estate
Transportation38aviation tech
Photography and Commercial Art21film studies
Engineering Technician20surveying tech

Number of programs and degrees for Ohio State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8,721132
Master's degree2,57695
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship75980
Doctor's degree - professional practice8527
Post-master's certificate11
Postbaccalaureate certificate43

Ohio State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ohio State had a total enrollment of 52,568 students (57,779 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 7%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 24%
20-21 29%
22-24 22%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New York2%
New Jersey1%

Ohio State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %
Part-Time 79 %

Ohio State Room and Board (2007)

Ohio State offers campus housing for 9,038 of its 57,779 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Columbus, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ohio State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540650
SAT Math590680
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2530
ACT Composite2530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT53%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Ohio State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,679
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,918
Room and board $ 8,352
Books and supplies $ 1,383
Other expenses $ 4,140

Financial Aid:
Ohio State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 309000)

Ohio State Faculty

Ohio State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track410275
Non-tenured and not on tenure track381236

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year122$127,74927$134,597
Associate professorcalendar year120$96,58374$94,392
Assistant professorcalendar year88$83,07184$80,016
Instructorcalendar year1*3$85,144
All faculty totalcalendar year331$104,353188$93,596

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year572$128,919156$118,791
Associate professoracademic year340$85,734209$81,640
Assistant professoracademic year203$79,902165$71,024
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year1,116$106,790532$89,146

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ohio State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Ten Conference
Basketball Big Ten Conference
Baseball Big Ten Conference
Track Big Ten Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports184230414

Ohio State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Urban Forestry

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Education, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering

Engineering Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Ornamental Horticulture
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Arabic Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Korean Language and Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle/Near Eastern/Semitic Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Journalism, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Optometry (OD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies

Animal Genetics
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physics, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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