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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 four academic departments: Counseling and Higher Education, Educational Studies, Recreation, Sports Pedagogy and Consumer Sciences, 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

    Jacqueline Clark, a student in the Counselor Education master's program, was awarded a scholarship by the Ohio School Counselor Association—one of two awarded in the state. She attended Ohio University for undergrad and has taught in Nelsonville, OH, for the last six years.


    Alumni Spotlight

    Dr. T. Ramon Stuart, alumnus of  The Patton College’s Higher Education Administration program, was named president of Clayton State University, effective July 1. Stuart served as provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Fort Valley State University for the past five years. [Photo courtesy of Clayton State University.]


Friday, October 15 Yoga on the Lawn 12:55 PM — 1:50 PM McCracken Lawn

The Patton College of Education is hosting Yoga on the Lawn this Friday, October 15, 12:55-1:50 PM on the McCracken Lawn. Instruct...

Monday, October 18 Shekyra DeCree Dissertation Defense 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Dissertation Title: Reclaiming Our Time: An Interpretative Study of the Wellness and Aging Perceptions of Older Adult Black Women...

Monday, October 18 Tegwa Fadl Alla Dissertation Defense 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Dissertation Title: Understanding the Influence of Income Generation Activities on Women's Empowerment: A Case Study of JASMAR Hu...


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:
Where Learning Has No Limits!

 100 East Union Street
Athens OH 45701