Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens, OH 45701-2979


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 29,509
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 8,330 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Ohio University-Main Campus is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 20,623 applications and 15,437 students were granted admission. Ohio University-Main Campus is at the #73 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 93% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 18% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT990 to 1200
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Ohio University-Main Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,208 and in-state students paid $11,744.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Ohio University-Main Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 26% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,111 (which is 7.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Ohio University-Main Campus in 2016-2017, was 2,786, which is 63% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,478 (which is 3.3% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Ohio University-Main Campus has enrolled a total of 29,509 students (20,815 students full-time and 8,694 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 29,509 students, 1,606 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 23,585 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 5,924 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 8,082 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 80%

Black/African American: 6%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Ohio University-Main Campus.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 16% 1,009 303
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 16% 984 269
Health Professions And Related Programs 9% 587 391
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 7% 459
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 6% 405
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 287 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 282 0
Education 4% 246 201
Social Sciences 4% 238 146
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 208 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Ohio University-Main Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Ohio University-Main Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,500. Last year, out of the total 8,424 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 7,666 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 8,665 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 7,625 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,500 $39,900
Employment Rate 91% 88%
Total Graduates 8,424 8,665

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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Shawnee State University
63.2 mile away
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64.9 mile away