April 2017

Unprecedented investment. A new partnership will help make Ohio State a world leader in sustainability and advance teaching, learning and research through the single largest investment in the university's academic mission. The Comprehensive Energy Management Project promises to modernize campus, create substantial academic benefits and establish a major center for research and technology commercialization.

Exceptional leadership. The Board of Trustees received the 2016 John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership as part of its continuing work to strengthen Ohio State’s position as a national flagship public research university. The honor recognizes boards for demonstrating exceptional vision and initiative — setting a standard for future boards at Ohio State and across higher education.

Access, affordability and excellence. What are America’s top colleges and universities doing to bring significantly more talented, low- and middle-income students to campus? Ohio State President Michael V. Drake is among the leaders of a new higher-education initiative that aims to enroll an additional 50,000 students nationwide over the next decade — and he recently spoke about the effort.

Campus of the future. Ohio State announced the next steps in its Framework 2.0 plan, a long-term guiding vision that imagines transformational research and learning environments over the next decade and beyond. They include potential projects that support everything from interdisciplinary research and high-quality arts spaces to health sciences education and best-of-class patient care.

Top 10. Eleven Ohio State academic programs are ranked in the top 10 in the nation, representing a wide range of disciplines. Education, law, psychology, nursing, business and more were represented as among the best offered, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Art, meanwhile, ranks second in the nation for animation among public universities by Animation Career Review.

By the Numbers

16th among the nation's best public universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges"

1st among Ohio publics in academics

21 years Wexner Medical Center has been named one of the country's best by U.S. News & World Report

11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

12th in the nation for sought-after graduates, as ranked by the Wall Street Journal

63,964 students enrolled

78 percent of freshmen are from Ohio

500,000+ Ohio State's living alumni

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Ohio State statistical summary