About Ohio University
A Legacy of Education
Ohio University has engaged in lifelong and distance learning practices for more than 100 years. Ohio University offers state-of-the-art programs and support resources to students to equip them with relevant skills that are vital to the modern employer.
Ohio University has been cited for academic quality and value by such publications as U.S. News and World Report, America's 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review's Best Colleges, and Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges. Ohio University is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top 2% of American public universities and the John Templeton Foundation has recognized Ohio University as one of the top character-building institutions in the country.
- More than 28,000 students enrolled
- Approximately 1,800 acres and 200 buildings at the main campus in Athens, Ohio
- Five branch campuses and two satellite centers across Ohio
- Over 1,000 full-time faculty
- More than 275 undergraduate majors
- Over 170,000 living alumni
- One of only 103 schools (2.3%) classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Research University
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the ninth-oldest public institution in the nation. The university offers incoming students to both the online and traditional campuses a legacy of higher education.
Ohio University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is the most widely recognized accreditor for degree-granting programs.
The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).