O.U. Zanesville History
Higher Education in Muskingum County!
Founded in 1946, Ohio University - Zanesville was one of the first regional campuses established in the state. The campus of Ohio University is located on 179 acres just northwest of Zanesville on Ohio Route 146. Zanesville is 55 miles east of Columbus and 55 miles north of Ohio University's main campus in Athens. Ohio University - Zanesville functions as a cultural and educational center for the Muskingum Valley region. It enjoys strong community involvement and support.
The campus features a library, cafeteria, Campus Center, 300-seat auditorium, Learning Advancement Center, gymnasium, and state-of-the-art classrooms and labs. Some of the facilities are shared with Zane State College, in a cooperative agreement that is a model for other communities. Students can commute from home or live in privately owned apartments, some within walking distance of campus. The YWCA runs a fitness center on the campus.
Ohio University - Zanesville, like all of Ohio University, holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and beautiful Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.
Ohio University – Zanesville, as a regional campus of Ohio University, will be part of a nationally prominent research university recognized for the excellence of its faculty and the balance they strike between teaching and scholarship; for its students' engagement in scholarship, leadership, and international education; for its extensive network of partnerships; for its diverse and inclusive campus; for its loyal and engaged alumni; and for its commitment to addressing society's educational, economic, and cultural challenges.
Ohio University - Zanesville has an enrollment of approximately 1,375 full-time and part-time students of all ages. Primarily a commuter campus, it offers both day and evening classes. The majority of students work full-time or part-time. The diversity of the student body and faculty (including ten international faculty) produces a rich, challenging college environment. Ohio University - Zanesville encourages its students to engage in extracurricular activities such as conferences, student government and honor societies. Students may also participate in intramural and intercollegiate sports.
Thirteen complete degree programs are offered on the Zanesville campus. These include five two-year associate degrees eight four-year baccalaureate degrees. For a full list of offerings, visit academic degrees & programs. In addition, Ohio University-Zanesville offers the first two years of study in more than 107 academic areas.
Classes are taught by 50 qualified, dedicated faculty who average more than 10 years of teaching experience. Several graduate programs are taught on-site by faculty from the main campus. The campus is known for offering a variety of credit and non credit workshops, business and industry training and community-service programs.
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