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The Patton College prepares educators, practitioners and human service professionals to be leaders. The Patton College has more than 100 faculty members serving more than 1,500 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Housed in McCracken Hall, we have a proud history spanning over 125 years.

If you’re looking for information on demographics, enrollment data, or completion timelines, please click on our interactive college dashboard. You can also find information about our accreditation and evidence of teacher quality in our teacher candidates throughout our website. 

The Patton College is the home to excellent academic programs housed in five academic departments: Counseling and Higher Education, Human and Consumer Sciences, Educational Studies, Recreation and Sports Pedagogy, and Teacher Education.

McCracken Hall VIrtual Tour with Curt Plummer


In this fun video and with the help of Rufus, discover The Patton College’s recently renovated and state-of-the art McCracken Hall, the only fully Gold LEED building on campus! The purpose of the $32.8-million renovation—McCracken’s first since its 1959 inception—was to modernize the educational experience for students and professors alike. Aside from adding a fourth floor and nearly 35,000 square feet, the new McCracken boasts numerous state-of-the-art features, including three active learning classrooms, 10 project rooms, an experimental lab, and a demonstration kitchen, all of which allow for dynamic teaching and learning. After watching the video, if you wish to learn even more about the amazing McCracken Hall, you can read an article about the building in our Athenaeum publication.


    Student Spotlight

    Madeleine Stevens has a lot to celebrate right now and could easily be designated both a Patton College Student Success Story and Alum of the Month. Stevens was awarded the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) Doctoral Student of the Year in May, and in August, she was conferred with the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision.


    Alumni Spotlight

    Damaris Linker, who earned her master’s in Recreation and Sport Sciences from the on-campus Coaching Education program in 2016, is The Patton College’s September Alum of the Month. Linker was hired in April as the Director of Football Operations at Bowling Green State University, becoming one of the first female directors of football operations in the country.


Monday, September 27 Evan Dishong Dissertation Defense 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Dissertation Title: Empty Seat: Appalachian Student Understandings and Perceptions of Computer-Based Activities in their Learning...

Thursday, September 30 Jonathan Duraj Dissertation Defense 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Dissertation Title: Chief Student Affairs' Organizational Sensemaking of Fundraising Responsibilities at Small, Private, Liberal A...

Friday, October 1 Informational Meeting for PhD in Higher Education Program 12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

The faculty of Ohio University's Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program in the Patton College of Education will host ...


Latest News

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Showalter

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Dr. Daniel Showalter, a two-time graduate of Ohio University, recently received Eastern Mennonite University’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Alumni Spotlight: Linda Niehm

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Dr. Linda Niehm, professor at Iowa State University, won the International Textiles and Apparel Association’s 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award.

Student Success: Beau Uqdah

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Third-year Integrated Language Arts major Beau Uqdah has been recruiting and welcoming students to Ohio University alongside his CARE Program courses. 


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The Patton College:
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Athens OH 45701