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Russ College of Engineering and Technology Fast Facts

Russ College of Engineering and Technology Fast Facts

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology is home to students from all over the world who want to learn by doing. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow nearly 1,500 undergraduate and 430 graduate students to engage in hands-on learning in design competitions, research labs and internships and co-ops. Above all, our students learn that what they create today can change society forever.


The Russ College is home to world-class research in avionics engineering, and we strategically target the transportation infrastructure, energy and the environment, and bioengineering fields. Because we believe valuable learning doesn't just take place in the classroom, we provide a breadth of research opportunities to students at every level.


    OHIO joins highest level of research institutions in the nation

    Ohio University earned an R1 Classification (very high research activity) in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


    8 research-focused centers and institutes

    Students at every level have the opportunity to participate in research.

Student Success

At the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, we know that experience makes the best building blocks. From providing access to world-class experiential learning opportunities to enhancing and streamlining our approach to advising, our goal is for every student to have access to the tools and resources they need graduate on time and to be prepared to move forward into graduate studies or their career of choice.  


    97% job placement

    Our dedicated career staff provide personalized coaching and invaluable networking opportunities for students.


    70% participation in co-ops and internships

    Undergraduates can finish in four years, including valuable hands-on internship experiences.


The Russ College has been breaking ground throughout history. We continue our legacy of firsts as the only engineering and technology college to clearly identify our purpose as engineers and technologists. Our students, faculty and staff work together applying their talents and knowledge to improve the human condition and make a sustainable mark on the world.


    $120M endowment by the Russ family

    The college was renamed in 1994 to honor devoted alumni Fritz J. Russ and his wife, Dolores H. Russ, who bequeathed the gift to the college.


    $500,000 awarded biennially

    The Russ Prize is awarded by Ohio University in partnership with the National Academy of Engineering.

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