Ohio University

U.S. News names OHIO the #1 Best Value School among public universities in the state

Published: October 29, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University rose to the top of the rankings in one category and moved up in several others in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings.

OHIO jumped four places in the Best Value Schools ranking, making OHIO the #1 Best Value School in the state among national public universities and 33rd nationally. The ranking 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 also 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 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.

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