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Ohio University is a Force of Change

Transforming lives is what we do. It is through our passion
and commitment that this transformation is possible—for our state,
our communities, and most of all, for our students.

Ohio University
21st Century Research Institution
As a 21st Century research institution, Ohio University has a unique ability to provide a competitive advantage—a necessary advantage—to the 21st Century student.
Core Values

Our core values succinctly speak to our purpose and our commitments to our community, our students, and to one another. Excellence is our hallmark: Outstanding people, ideas, and programs drive our educational mission. Integrity, civility, and diversity define our community: These values guide our leadership in a global society. Stewardship enhances our legacy: As Ohio’s first institution of public higher education, we are mindful of our accountability to the public trust. Today’s students must be taught global literacy.

They must be able to solve complex, multi-faceted, and yet-to-be-developed issues. These students must graduate with a firm hold of new technologies and a keen understanding of the globalized world in which they will use those technologies. They must have the people skills necessary for collaboration as well as an understanding of the compound social and political issues faced by a 21st Century society.

Ohio University's Rankings

Research and Creative Activity

  • Ranked #1 in the state for licensing revenue generated from research discoveries ($8.6M FY2011)
  • The Avionics Engineering Center is the only facility of its kind in the U.S., specializing in research, development, and evaluation of electronic navigation, communication, and surveillance systems 
  • The Particle Accelerator is the largest and highest-energy one in the state
  • The Corrosion and Multiphase Technology facility is the largest Institute of its kind in the world

Health and Wellness

  • The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, which received the largest gift ever awarded to support primary care in the U.S. in the amount of $105M in 2011, is the only osteopathic medical school in Ohio

Environment and Sustainability

  • The largest in-vessel compost facility in the nation located at a university is on our campus

Other Rankings 

  • Ranked #4 in the U.S. for percent return on investment for research expenditures in FY2011 ($29.7M)
  • Ranked #2 on Policy Mic’s list of the “12 Top Colleges Where Students Get the Best Bang for their Buck”
  • Ranked #3 in the state of Ohio for six-year graduation rates
  • Graduate ceramics program ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Scripps College of Communication is generally regarded as one of the top 5 communication schools in the nation
  • Ranked as the 6th most connected college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Management Information Systems (MIS) program ranked 6th in the country by Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked 11th in the nation in producing primary care physicians by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked 14th in the country for licensing dollars spent on research by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Athens Campus was ranked 15th in the state for return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online, among nearly 400 private and publicly funded colleges in Ohio
  • Three online graduate programs are listed among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs” rankings—the College of Business, Patton College of Education, and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology all received high marks
  • Tied for 6th as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars among Research Institutions in 2013–14 by the Institute of International Education
  • College of Business consistently ranks as a top-50 public business school
  • Ohio University Libraries are ranked among the top 100 social media friendly libraries