Ohio State University-Main Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,615
4.1% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,884
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.7%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
68.5%
49,087 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
61,369
85.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
87%
6,149 Graduates

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Ohio State University-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Franklin County, OH. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Ohio State University-Main Campus were General Finance (741 degrees awarded), General Psychology (550 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (505 degrees).

In 2020, 17,098 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Ohio State University-Main Campus. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (11,219 degrees), 9.94 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $10,615, which is $−17,948 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $10,615, which is $−17,948 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,884.

In 2020, 68% of undergraduate students attending Ohio State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 34% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$10,615
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $10,615. The cost of tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $−17,948 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,563).

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Average Net Price

$18,884
2020 Value
0.952%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Ohio State University-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,884. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Ohio State University-Main Campus grew by 0.952%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,224
Room and Board
$1,082
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Ohio State University-Main Campus was of $12,224 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,082. The cost of room and board increased by 1.99% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 7.36% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Ohio State University-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4.62% with respect to 2019, when 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.7%
2018 Default Rate
404
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Ohio State University-Main Campus was 3.7%, which represents 404 out of the 10929 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Ohio State University-Main Campus received 49,087 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.9% annual growth. Out of those 49,087 applicants, 33,619 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 68.5% acceptance rate.

There were 61,369 students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2020, and 36% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 25.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

68.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
33,619
Accepted Out of 49,087

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Ohio State University-Main Campus was 68.5% (33,619 admissions from 49,087 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 53.7%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 2.9%, while admissions grew by 31.2%.

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SAT Scores

36%
Submission Percentage
3,140
Scores Submitted

36% of enrolled first-time students at Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Ohio State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 61,369 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 52,622 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,747. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ohio State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.8% White, 7.52% Asian, 6.93% Black or African American, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 0.0668% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0505% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.2%), followed by White Female (32.3%) and Asian Male (4.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35.6%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Black or African American Female (4.16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61,369 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 52,622 and the part-time enrollment is 8,747. This means that 85.7% of students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.5% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Ohio State University-Main Campus was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (85%), Ohio State University-Main Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    39,138
  2. Asian
    4,616
  3. Black or African American
    4,251

The enrolled student population at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 63.8% White, 7.52% Asian, 6.93% Black or African American, 5.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 0.0668% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0505% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.69% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,022 students (3.29%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 750 more women than men received degrees from Ohio State University-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Ohio State University-Main Campus is white (11,219 degrees awarded). There were 9.94 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1129 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Ohio State University-Main Campus is General Finance (741 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (550 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (505 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Ohio State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (469 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,407 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (187 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Software developers (401,414 people), Other managers (365,653 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,355 people), Civil engineers (251,846 people), and Mechanical engineers (182,588 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (469 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,407 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (187 degrees), Language & Linguistics (311 degrees), and Math & Statistics (464 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (469 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,407 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (187 degrees), Language & Linguistics (311 degrees), and Math & Statistics (464 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Architectural, engineering & related services (535,798 people), Computer Systems Design (460,774 people), Construction (305,222 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (295,302 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (257,300 people).

The most specialized majors at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Agriculture (469 degrees awarded), Engineering (2,407 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (187 degrees), Language & Linguistics (311 degrees), and Math & Statistics (464 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Ohio State University-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 741 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 550 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 505 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Ohio State University-Main Campus was General Finance with 741 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

8,174
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
8,924
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 8,174 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is 0.916 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,924).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 517 degrees were awarded to men at Ohio State University-Main Campus in General Finance, which is 2.31 times more than the 224 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 535 degrees were awarded to women at Ohio State University-Main Campus in Registered Nursing, which is 5.52 times more than the 97 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 59% of students graduating from Ohio State University-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Ohio State University-Main Campus is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.52% of graduates (155 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,219 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    1,129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    883 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Ohio State University-Main Campus is white (11,219 degrees awarded). There were 9.94 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1129 degrees).

3.25% of degree recipients (556 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    5,883 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    5,336 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    602 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Ohio State University-Main Campus is white female (5,883 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (5,336 degrees).

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Ohio State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $5.26B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $232M (4.41%), compared to the 3.43% average return ($10.5M on $307M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Ohio State University-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $7.56B. Ohio State University-Main Campus employs 907 Professors, 715 Associate professors, and 574 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (625), Male Associate professors(384), and Female Associate professors (331).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus are: Management, with 2220 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1971 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1581 employees.

Endowment

$5.26B
2020 Endowment
0.576%
growth from 2019

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $5.26B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Ohio State University-Main Campus grew 0.576% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.96B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $371M - Federal
  2. $78.2M - State
  3. $27M - Local

As of 2020, Ohio State University-Main Campus received $371M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $78.2M from state grants and contracts, and $27M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$2.6B
2020 Salaries
4.67%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Ohio State University-Main Campus paid a median of $2.6B in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($7.56B) and a 4.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.86% decline from 2018 and a 20.9% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (42.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$273M
Instructional Salaries
2,205
Number of Employees

In 2020, Ohio State University-Main Campus paid a total of $273M to 2,205 employees working as instructors, which represents 10.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $70.3M (29.6%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
907 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2220 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus were Professor with 907 employees; Associate professor with 715 employees; and Associate professor with 574 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus were Management with 2,220 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 1,971 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1,581 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus was Male Professor with 625 employees, Male Associate professor with 384 employees, and Female Associate professor with 331 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Ohio State University-Main Campus.

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