University of Northwestern Ohio
Lima, OH 45805


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 3,812
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 26:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,696 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


University of Northwestern Ohio has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of Northwestern Ohio's tuition was $9,750 for all students regardless of residency (63.6% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

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 = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of University of Northwestern Ohio's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 46% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $5,027 (which is 14.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Northwestern Ohio in 2016-2017, was 910, which is 76% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,971 (which is 1.3% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Northwestern Ohio has enrolled a total of 3,812 students (3,484 students full-time and 328 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,812 students, 305 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 79% men and 21% women and 3,709 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 103 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 366 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 65%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Northwestern Ohio.

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
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 61% 3,376
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 12% 659 181
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 654 218
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 200 60
Transportation And Materials Moving 3% 140
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 84
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 37 5
Legal Professions And Studies 0% 26 8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 0% 24 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

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 University of Northwestern Ohio 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: $33,604

The typical median income of University of Northwestern Ohio graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,800. Last year, out of the total 2,654 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,468 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,118 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,927 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,800 $38,800
Employment Rate 93% 91%
Total Graduates 2,654 2,118

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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16.2 mile away
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16.9 mile away
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38.8 mile away
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