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A core truth about the people of the Russ College is that we create to make a difference that lasts forever. Our engineering and technology graduates go out into the world and make a difference in people’s lives applying their knowledge and innovations. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to continuing this tradition of educating and supporting these students. You, too, can directly impact the lives of students - because charitable giving supports scholarships, student leadership programs, and student organizations.

Thanks to your support, Ohio University has achieved national recognition:

  • OHIO is rated an R1 Institution by the Carnegie Foundation, and researchers hold more than 250 patents worldwide.
  • We are the top public university in the state for licensing revenue generated from research discoveries
  • In 2011-12, Ohio University boasted four Fulbright Scholars and 11 Fulbright U.S. Student awardees
  • In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked OHIO as fourth in the nation for research return on investment

Your gift, no matter the size, reaps benefits for generations to come. Thank you.


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