University System of Ohio Information

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The University System of Ohio
TypePublic university system
Endowment $4.65 billion
Chancellor Randy Gardner [1]
Administrative staff
106,459 [2]
Students509,720 [3]

The University System of Ohio is the public university system of the state of Ohio. It is governed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

The system includes all of Ohio's public institutions of higher education: 14 four-year research universities, 24 branch and regional campuses, 23 two-four community colleges and technical colleges, as well as 13 graduate schools, 7 medical schools, 6 law schools, and 10 business schools within campuses. Additionally, some campuses offer Adult Workforce Education (AWE) and Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs. The AWE and ABLE programs were transferred from the Ohio Department of Education to the Ohio Board of Regents on 1 January 2009, to provide a flexible system of higher education that will improve services while reducing costs to students. The total annual enrollment of University System of Ohio institutions is over 509,720 as of fall 2014, ranking as the third largest public university system in the United States. [4]


The University System of Ohio was unified under Governor Ted Strickland in 2007.[ citation needed] In 2008, Chancellor Eric Fingerhut proposed creating common academic calendars for all of the system's universities: the goal was to simplify transfer between institutions and allow students to be recruited at the same time for jobs and internships. [5] After spending more than $26 million starting in 2008, the transition was completed by the 2012 academic year. [6]

Colleges and universities

University main campuses

Campus Location Founded Enrollment Endowment Athletics
Affiliation Nickname
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green 1910 20,395 $138 million NCAA Div I
Central State University Wilberforce 1887 2,119 $2 million NCAA Div II
Cleveland State University Cleveland 1964 17,260 $66 million NCAA Div I
Horizon League
Kent State University Kent 1910 28,972 $138 million NCAA Div I
Golden Flashes
Miami University Oxford 1809 19,752 $535 million NCAA Div I
Northeast Ohio Medical University Rootstown 1973 930 $8 million None Walking Whales
Ohio University Athens 1804 20,073 $569 million NCAA Div I
Ohio State University
(flagship university)
Columbus 1870 61,170 $5.2 billion NCAA Div I
Big Ten
Shawnee State University Portsmouth 1986 3,213 $19 million NAIA Div I
University of Akron Akron 1870 20,554 $221 million NCAA Div I
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati 1819 44,338 $1.4 billion NCAA Div I
The American
University of Toledo Toledo 1872 23,085 $455 million NCAA Div I
Wright State University Fairborn 1967 15,558 $93 million NCAA Div I
Horizon League
Youngstown State University Youngstown 1908 12,644 $265 million NCAA Div I
Horizon League

University regional campuses

Community colleges and technical colleges


  1. ^ "Chancellor Randy Gardner". Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  2. ^ "Employees by Appointment Status and Work Category, Fall 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-01-26.
  3. ^ "Total Headcount Enrollment by Institution and by Campus Fall Term 2005 to 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  4. ^ "JCC growth boosts state increase". The Herald-Star. October 30, 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  5. ^ "Colleges spend millions to switch to semesters". Dayton Daily News. March 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  6. ^ "17 Ohio schools switching to semesters". The Blade (Toledo, Ohio). April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2019-04-30.

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