Placed in the heart of Ohio's first capital, the Chillicothe campus sits atop 100 acres on Carslile Hill, overlooking our beautiful historic downtown. Founded in 1946 as the first regional campus in Ohio, Ohio University Chillicothe houses five buildings and is located approximately 45 miles south of Columbus.
A world-class education, right in your own backyard
At Ohio University, we believe everyone should have access to a high-quality education. That’s why we offer access to an OHIO education at nearly a dozen locations throughout the state and through online programs.
Americans have always had an unstoppable spirit of discovery and desire to succeed. Just ask the eight U.S. presidents and astronaut heroes from Ohio who have shaped the course of human history.
When you’re ready to begin your next chapter, get in touch. We’re always ready to help you become your best self.
Residential Campus in Athens, Ohio
Ranked the best college town in the state, Athens is a small but eclectic city located among rolling hills, flowing rivers, a national forest and more. There’s a reason green is our main color; the most beautiful nature in Ohio is right at our doorstep.
Quirky and creative, Athens welcomes you to explore the arts, sciences, and nature. This is a place where city, campus, and community combine for an educational experience unlike any other.
Regional Community Campuses
At the Ohio University Eastern campus, you'll find the close-knit sense of community of a small campus with the resources of a nationally recognized university. Students enjoy spending time outside the classroom on our 300 acre campus or in our student lounge and fitness center facilities.
Located approximately 30 miles from Columbus, the Ohio University Lancaster campus provides access to affordable academic opportunities and workforce development initiatives. Ohio University Lancaster also offers select workforce programming, including an associate degree in engineering technology, at the Fairfield County Workforce Center.
Located in Ironton, Ohio alongside the Ohio River, Ohio University Southern offers a friendly, student-centered campus and has served the tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia for over 65 years. The associated Proctorville Center, is located in eastern Lawrence County across the bridge from Huntington, West Virginia.
Founded in 1946, Ohio University Zanesville was one of the first regional campuses established in the state. The campus features a library, cafeteria, Campus Center, 300-seat auditorium, Learning Advancement Center, gymnasium, and state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.
Ranked the top college in Ohio for Online Education by Newsweek, OHIO Online™ provides convenient options to help you meet your educational needs. Over 7,300 OHIO Online™ students are enrolled in our wide variety of more than 60 programs. Fully online associate, bachelor's, and graduate degree programs are offered, as well as hybrid program options. OHIO Online™ also offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate certificates and endorsements. Print-based education is also available for students without access to the Internet and for our Correctional Education students.
Graduate and medical programs are offered at our Cleveland and Dublin extension campuses, conveniently located in Ohio's two largest metropolitan cities. These locations are also a part of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine multi-location medical school.
In addition to the Cleveland extension campus, Ohio University partners with the Cleveland Clinic to offer courses and specialized graduate healthcare degree programs on site at the Cleveland Clinic.