With more than half a million Ohio State alumni living all over the world, you’ll find a network of Buckeyes no matter where you go.
About Ohio State
Founded in 1870 as part of the Morrill Land-Grant Act, The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s largest major comprehensive public research universities, serving more than 59,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. With more than 34,000 full-time equivalent employees, Ohio State is Ohio’s fourth-largest employer.
Located in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus, Ohio State is a major educational and economic force through its teaching, research and service mission. With more than 500,000 living alumni around the world, the university community is vast and diverse, having an impact on our global society in education, research and public service.
The university’s high-quality academic programs are extensive. There are 18 colleges and schools at Ohio State that collectively grant undergraduate degrees in more than 200 majors.
The university’s more than 45,000 undergraduates have broad opportunities to major in agricultural and environmental sciences, architecture, arts, biological sciences, business, communication, education, engineering, food, health and rehabilitation sciences, human ecology, humanities, mathematics, music, natural resources, nursing, physical sciences, public health, social and behavioral sciences and social work.
Graduate-professional programs include these areas as well as dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Ohio State's Strategic Plan
Time and Change: Enable, Empower, and Inspire.
Our strategic plan is to be the best university we can be. We owe it to our students, our faculty, our staff and to our community. We owe it to ourselves. And, because we are Ohio State, we owe it to the nation.
This means that our accessibility, teaching, research, service and stewardship must be of the highest order, carried out in a way that exemplifies best practices for our peers across the nation and around the world.
Ohio State's President
Dr. Michael V. Drake’s service in higher education spans nearly four decades and includes senior leadership roles at universities and national organizations dedicated to advancing education. He became the 15th president of The Ohio State University on June 30, 2014.
The Time and Change strategic plan, launched in August 2017, aspires to further strengthen Ohio State’s position as a national flagship public research university, setting forth five areas of broad focus: teaching and learning; access, affordability and excellence; research and creative expression; academic health care; and operational excellence and resource stewardship.
Learn more about Dr. Michael Drake