Ohio University

OHIO makes gains in key U.S. News and World Report rankings

Published: September 14, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University improved its Best National Universities, Top Public Universities, and Best Value Schools rankings in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

OHIO climbed into a tie for 176th in the 2021 rankings, up nine places from 2020. The University also rose five spots into a tie for 87th among public universities nationally. 

“Ohio University works continually to improve the experience and outcomes for our students, and this climb in the ranks shows our hard work is paying off,” Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis said.

U.S. News and World Report assessed 1,452 bachelor’s degree-granting institutions across a number of indicators and statistics, including student-faculty ratio and average federal loan debt of graduates. U.S. News used a total of 17 factors to determine the rankings, such as graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation and faculty resources.

OHIO also jumped four places to 118th on the Best Value Schools list, which considers academic quality, percentage of students receiving scholarships, and average discount from full tuition price for full-time undergraduates, among other factors. And for the second year in a row, OHIO made the A+ for B students list, which considers the overall ranking, along with first-year student retention rate.

Ohio University tied for 132nd in both Best Undergraduate Business and Best Undergraduate Engineering, and tied for 154th in a new category, Best Undergraduate Computer Science.