Ohio University, commonly referred to as just OHIO or OU, is a leading public sector higher educational institution located in Athens, Ohio, U.S. The university was founded in 1804, making it the ninth oldest public university in the U.S., and the oldest higher educational institution in the Northwest Territory. Ohio University consistently features in the top hundred of university rankings provided by various American newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. The university’s main aim is to provide exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate educational qualifications to local and out-of-state students from across the U.S. Ohio University is currently providing education to twenty-six thousand students.
Ohio University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from traditional courses in business to specialist professional training programs in nursing.
The university’s academic structure is divided into following departments:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Education
- College of Health and Human Services
- Center for International Studies
- Scripps College of Communication
- Russ College of Engineering and Technology
- Honors Tutorial College
- College of Osteopathic Medicine
- University College
Ohio University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to administer and award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD level degree programs in the U.S. The university has also received accreditation by other professional bodies such as the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation for its specialist osteopathic degree programs.
Ohio University’s main campus is situated in Athens, Ohio, on approximately eighteen hundred acres of land. Furthermore, the university has five regional campuses in St. Clairsville, Zanesville, Lancaster, Ironton, and Chillicothe areas of Ohio. The university also has two dedicated educational centers in Pickerington and Proctorville, which are part of the Lancaster and Ironton campuses respectively.