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OHIO has another milestone enrollment year

University sees increases in targeted student populations


Ohio University saw another record-breaking enrollment year with preliminary headcount enrollments of over 35,700 students across the entire system. 

A combination of slight increases in the undergraduate and graduate populations on the Athens campus, with growth in e-learning programs and continued strong regional campus enrollments kept the university’s enrollment strong. Of particular pride this year is continued growth in the overall globalization of the student body with increases in diversity and international students.

The University also saw increasing applications from and enrollment of out-of-state students in the freshman class, a goal of the strategic enrollment management plan. Out-of-state applications increased 5.3 percent and enrollments increased 12.1 percent over last year at the Athens campus.

"This year’s freshman class is one of the most diverse classes we have had," said Craig Cornell, vice provost for enrollment management. "We also have the highest number of international students on campus in over 30 years and again have a record number of students at Athens as well as overall in the Ohio University system." 

OHIO's international recruitment efforts have begun to pay off. After recruiting in countries all around the world, working with numerous international entities in Washington, D.C., and implementing the multilingual etour, the University saw continued growth in international applications and a 6 percent increase in international student enrollment over last year.

OHIO is seeing gains in other targeted areas as well.

  • 9.5 percent increase in multicultural student enrollment.

  • 9 percent increase in transfer student enrollment.

"We continue to offer an Ohio University education to students locally, regionally, nationally and around the world through many different means, whether it is undergraduate, graduate, the Heritage College of Medicine, regional campuses or e-learning," said Cornell. "Students and families continue to value an OHIO education."