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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$27,360 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
44,845 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
87.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
5,565 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $9,168, which is $2,177 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $27,360, which is 298% of the cost for in-state students, and is $8,984 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,971.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Ohio State University-Main Campus received 44,845 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 44,845 applicants, 24,265 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.1% acceptance rate.

There were 59,482 students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in 2016, and 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ohio State University-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 32.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Ohio State University-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 59,482 students. The full-time enrollment at Ohio State University-Main Campus is 51,817 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,665. This means that 87.1% 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 67.1% White, 6.25% Asian, 5.33% Black or African American, 3.93% Hispanic or Latino, 2.96% Two or More Races, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Ohio State University-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (25.5%), followed by White Female (23.3%) and Asian Male (2.39%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.69%), followed by White Male (4.04%) and Asian Female (0.56%).

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In 2016, 193 more women than men graduated from Ohio State University-Main Campus. The majority of students graduating from Ohio State University-Main Campus are White. These 10,636 graduates mean that there were 12.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 842 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Ohio State University-Main Campus is General Psychology with 581 graduates, followed by Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 555 graduates and General Finance with 432 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Ohio State University-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 533 graduates, followed by Engineering with 2,178 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 187 graduates.


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Ohio State University-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $3.64B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $172M (4.74%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Ohio State University-Main Campus had a total expenditure of $5.2B. Of that $5.2B, they spent $2.32B on salaries and $718M on benefits.

Ohio State University-Main Campus employs 849 Professors, 740 Associate professors, and 527 Assistant professors. Most academics at Ohio State University-Main Campus are Male Professors (614), Male Associate professors (425), and Female Associate professors (315).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ohio State University-Main Campus are: Management, with 2,459 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 1,777 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1,203 employees.



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