At a Glance

38 Departments & Schools
20+ Centers & Institutes
80+ Majors
100+ Minors
50+ Graduate Programs
15+ Certificate programs
Instruction in 33 languages
Delivers 49% of all credit hours at the Columbus campus

Our Students

Undergraduates

Total Undergraduate Students: 17,453
Female: 9,862 (57%)
Male: 7,591 (43%)
Underrepresented Minorities: 18%
First Generation: 25%
Honors & Scholars: 19%
In State: 75%
Out of State: 15%
International: 10%
Double Majors: 9%
Major + Minor: 22%

Graduate students

Total Graduate Students: 2,285
Female: 1,130 (49%)
Male: 1,155 (51%)
Underrepresented Minorities: 16%
In State: 20%
Out of State: 50%
International: 30%

Freshman class profile

Top 10% of their high school class: 56.1%
Top 25% of their high school class: 90.4%
Average ACT: 28.8
Average SAT: 1308

Graduating class outcomes for undergraduates

At the time of graduation, Arts and Sciences undergraduates reported the following:

54.1% reported employment as their primary plan post-graduation

  • Of these graduates 48.3% had received a job offer
  • Of those graduates who accepted a job offer, 46.9% reported they had completed experiential learning such as internships, job shadows, co-ops, practicums or other academic major-related work at the same employer who hired them
  • Average salary for those graduates who accepted a full-time position was $49,488

33.8% reported graduate professional school as their primary plan post-graduation

Diverse career opportunities experienced by the 2020 graduation class

Art Education Major: Hyatt Hotels
Physics Major: Designer Shoe Warehouse
English Major: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Communication Major: Cardinal Health
Industrial Design Major: Fisher-Price
Evolution & Ecology Major: Northrop Grumman
Linguistics Major: State Farm Insurance
Criminology Major: US Bank

Recognition

Beinecke Scholars: 7 (of Ohio State’s 7)
Churchill Scholars: 5 (of Ohio State’s 6)
Goldwater Scholars: 17 (since 2006)
Knight-Hennessy Scholars: 1 (of Ohio State’s 2)
Rhodes Scholars: 5 (since 1985)

Program Rankings

U.S. News and World Report

The Ohio State College of Arts and Sciences is a nationally recognized leader in many fields, with U.S. News and World Report providing an overall top-25 ranking for many of our graduate programs:

English

  • American Literature After 1865: 13

Physics: 23

Political Science: 17

  • American Politics: 11
  • International Politics: 12
  • Political Methodology: 13
  • Comparative Politics: 20

Psychology: 24

  • Social Psychology: 3

Sociology: 18

  • Social Stratification: 10
  • Sociology of Population: 10

Speech and Hearing Science

  • Audiology: 10
  • Speech-Language Pathology: 16

U.S. News Best Global Universities

In the U.S. News Best Global Universities, the following subjects were ranked in the nation’s top 25:

  • Arts and Humanities: 15 (U.S.), 27 (global)
  • Physics: 17 (U.S.), 31 (global)
  • Space Science: 10 (U.S.), 16 (global)

Shanghai Global Ranking

In the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the following programs were ranked in the nation’s top 25:

  • Communication: 1 (U.S.), 2 (global)
  • Geography: 6 (U.S.), 29 (global)
  • Political Science: 19 (U.S.), 23 (global)
  • Physics: 19 (U.S.), 47 (global)
  • Psychology: 11 (U.S.), 15 (global)
  • Sociology: 7 (U.S.), 8 (global)

Our Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Faculty Members: 1,331
Female: 569 (43%)
Male: 762 (57%)
Tenure-track Faculty: 858
 

Staff

Staff Members: 982
Female: 504 (51%)
Male: 478 (49%)
 

Research Awards

Total Awards: 740 for $119,018,552
NSF: $40,657,670 (34%)
NIH: $33,758,309 (28%)
Other Fed.: $37,541,265 (32%)
Industry: $1,910,874 (2%)
Non-profit: $4,835,043 (4%)
State of Ohio: $263,079 (<1%)
 

Recognition

Distinguished University Professors: 39
Academy of Teaching & Alumni Awards for Distinguished Teaching: 275
Distinguished Scholar Awards: 162
President and Provost's Awards for Distinguished Faculty Service: 45
Provost's Awards for Teaching by a Lecturer: 20
University Distinguished Lecturers: 21
Guggenheim Fellows: 40
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows: 126
National Academy of Sciences Members: 9
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members: 26
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize Recipients: 2
MacArthur Fellow: 1
NSF Early Career Development Award winners: 64
National Medal of Sciences: 1
National Medal of Arts: 1
American Academy of Arts and Letters Fellow: 1
Department of Energy Early Career Awards: 4

Our Alumni and Donors

Alumni

Living Alumni: 210,000+

Fundraising

Endowment: $285M 
Endowed Chairs: 24
Endowed Professorships: 25
Fundraising Total (FY20): $52.9M

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