Ohio State is ranked 10th among the nation’s colleges and universities for hosting 6,142 international students in 2011, according to the Institute for International Education, November 16, 2012.
The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center received a 2012 Experiment Station Section Award of Excellence in Multistate Research for its work to rapidly address the threat of soybean rust to U.S. agricultural production. The annual award is given by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in recognition of successful, well-coordinated, high-impact, multi-institution research efforts.
Ohio State's Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster is ranked number one in the nation among two-year institutions in the awarding of degrees in agriculture in Community College Week's 2012 Top 100 report. ATI is ranked in the category of agriculture, agricultural operations, and related sciences, which include horticulture and power equipment.
The 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranks the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs of Ohio State’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences among the top 20 programs in the nation. With more than 10,000 graduates, the school is one of the largest educators of health care professionals in the United States.
On December 1, 2012, Ohio State began receiving part of its substantial electricity needs from wind energy. The purchase of clean, renewable wind energy capacity equates to between 20-25 percent of the entire Columbus campus electricity load and is one of the single largest purchases of actual renewable energy by any university in the country.
Ohio State ranks second on the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Top 20 College & University list for 2013, and in the National Top 50 overall, based on the university's use of wind power as an energy source.
In 2012, Ohio State was recognized by Columbus Business First and The Bond Buyer for making landmark investments to fund and sustain the academic core, including its partnership with CampusParc and its issue of century bonds.