Founded in 1870,Â The Ohio State UniversityÂ is one of the worldâ€™s most comprehensive public research universities. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nationâ€™s top 20 public universities, Ohio State is a research powerhouse, with a wide-ranging network of expertise on a single campus. The Columbus campus is home to more than 300 collaborative research centers and 15 colleges, including seven in the health sciences and colleges of agriculture and engineering.
The breadth, depth and excellence of our interdisciplinary research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change â€“ locally, nationally and globally. With nearly a billion dollars in research expenditures annually, the university is a world-class innovator in critical areas such as climate change, cancer, infectious diseases, advanced materials and ag-bio products.
In Ohio, more than 64,000 students, from all 50 states and 110 countries, pursue their personal career aspirations at our five campuses. Ohio Stateâ€™s Alumni Association is one of the oldest in the nation, with more than 500,000 alumni living around the world. Three Global Gateway campusesâ€”in China, Brazil and Indiaâ€”make Ohio State a truly international university.