November 2016

But for you ... How will the generosity of more than 750,000 donors to the university's recently concluded But for Ohio State Campaign change lives in the community and across the globe? Learn more about how alumni and friends are helping to create student opportunities, drive research and innovation, build modern learning environments and elevate faculty and the academic enterprise.

Hall of fame research. The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame welcomed a pair of Ohio State scientists to its distinguished ranks. Sonia A. Duffy and Rita H. Pickler of the College of Nursing were honored in Cape Town, South Africa. Duffy's research focuses on health behavior change among cancer patients and other groups. Pickler's research centers on improved care for preterm infants.

Buckeye partners. Ohio State President Michael V. Drake and Brenda J. Drake were recognized for a combined legacy of service that extends around the nation and across more than 40 years. As recipients of the King Arts Complex’s 10th Annual Legends & Legacies Award, the Drakes join Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, the Tuskegee Airmen and former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman as honorees.

Four straight for patient care. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of only 13 institutions in the nation — out of more than 200 considered — to win Vizient's 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. It is the fourth-consecutive year that the medical center has earned the award for superior performance among academic medical centers and community hospitals.

Film lives here. The Wexner Center for the Arts will create an archive for its internationally recognized Film/Video Studio thanks to a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Over the last 27 years, more than 400 works from artists around the world have been created. The archive will ensure preservation and serve as an invaluable resource for students and scholars.

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