The state of
Ohio is the home of a number of public and private institutions of higher learning. Several of these institutions are ranked among the top national universities (in order), including Case Western Reserve University (private), The Ohio State University (public), Miami University (public), University of Dayton (private), Ohio University (public), University of Cincinnati (public), Bowling Green State University (public), and Kent State University (public). Ohio State is the largest university in the United States as of 2006, 2007, and 2008; it was designated as the "Land Grant and National Research" institution of the newly established University System of Ohio. Case Western Reserve and Ohio State are Ohio's two members of the Association of American Universities as well as the universities with the largest endowments. Ohio University is the oldest university in the Northwest Territory and Xavier University is the oldest Catholic Institution in the Northwest Territory. Miami University in 1986 and Ohio State in 2001 were noted as "public ivy" institutions, the state/public equivalent of a private Ivy League institutions. Ohio University's journalism school ranks, with Columbia University's journalism school, as one of the nation's best. University of Akron's Polymer Science and engineering program is among top five in the US, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
According to the most recent undergraduate rankings by
US News & World Report, Case Western Reserve is Ohio's highest ranked university at 38. Ohio State is Ohio's highest ranked public national university at 55, and Oberlin College is Ohio's highest ranked liberal arts college at 23.
Ohio Board of Regents oversees the public institutions of higher education in Ohio. This system has come under some criticism in recent years as contributing greatly to overlap and redundancies in the higher education system. For example, Ohio's public university system supports nine doctoral programs in history and five law schools while four different public universities in Ohio operate airports and offer aviation programs. At the same time, the system has been lauded for creating powerful "utility" organizations, such as OhioLINK and the Ohio Supercomputer Center, which allow campuses to collaborate and achieve significant efficiencies. A new credit transfer program makes transferring among Ohio's public campuses much easier, and allows students to preview academic programs.
Eleven of the 13 public universities top the state's enrollment statistics, with Ohio State ranking as one of the nation's top five universities by enrollment. The remaining two public institutions --
Shawnee State University and Central State University—are relatively small. The University of Dayton is the state's largest private university by enrollment, followed by Case Western Reserve, Ashland University, Franklin University, and Xavier University. Federal institutions [edit ] State institutions (University System of Ohio) [edit ] Four Year [edit ]
University Common short form and abbreviation Location Enrollment Athletics nickname School Colors Founded Student newspaper Student radio station University radio/TV Law school Business school Medical school University of Akron Akron UA Akron 29,251 Akron Zips blue, gold 1870 (Buchtel College) The Buchtelite WZIP 88.1 MHz ZTV UA School of Law UA College of Business Administration Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Bowling Green State University Bowling Green State Bowling Green BGSU Bowling Green 18,989 Bowling Green Falcons orange, brown 1910 The BG News WBGU (FM) 88.1 MHz WFAL 1610 kHz WBGU-TV Channel 27 BGSU College of Business Administration Central State University ( Historically black) Central State CSU Wilberforce 2,430 Central State Marauders Maroon and Gold 1887 The Gold Torch WCSU-FM 88.9 MHz University of Cincinnati Cincinnati UC Cincinnati 41,357 Cincinnati Bearcats red, black 1819 The News Record Bearcast (online) UC College of Law Carl H. Lindner College of Business UC College of Medicine Cleveland State University Cleveland State CSU Cleveland 15,664 Cleveland State Vikings forest green, white 1964 (Fenn College) The Cleveland Stater WCSB 89.3 MHz Cleveland-Marshall College of Law James J. Nance College of Business Administration Kent State University Kent State Kent KSU Kent 42,185 Kent State Golden Flashes navy blue, gold 1910 The Daily Kent Stater Black Squirrel Radio (online) WKSU-FM 89.7 MHz TV2 KSU College of Business Administration Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Miami University Miami MU Oxford 17,161 Miami RedHawks red, white 1809 The Miami Student WMSR WMUB 88.5 MHz Richard T. Farmer School of Business Ohio State University (flagship institution) Ohio State OSU Columbus 59,091 Ohio State Buckeyes scarlet, gray 1870 The Lantern WOSU-FM 89.7 MHz WOSA 101.1 MHz WOSU-TV Channel 34 Moritz College of Law Max M. Fisher College of Business OSU College of Medicine Ohio University Ohio OU Athens 35,324 Ohio Bobcats hunter green, white 1804 The Post ACRN WOUB (AM) 1340 kHz WOUB-FM 91.3 MHz WOUB-TV Channel 20 OU College of Business OU College of Osteopathic Medicine Shawnee State University Shawnee State SSU Portsmouth 4,300 Shawnee State Bears Blue, Gray, & White 1986 University Chronicle University of Toledo Toledo UT Toledo 20,775 Toledo Rockets midnight blue, gold 1872 The Independent Collegian WXUT UT College of Law UT College of Business Administration UT College of Medicine Wright State University Wright State WSU Dayton ( Fairborn) 18,786 Wright State Raiders hunter green, gold 1965 The Guardian WWSU 106.9 MHz Raj Soin College of Business Boonshoft School of Medicine Youngstown State University Youngstown State YSU Youngstown 14,682 Youngstown State Penguins red, white 1908 The Jambar Rookery Radio (online) WYSU 88.5 MHz Williamson College of Business Administration Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Regional campuses [edit ]
Main Campus Branch Campus(es) Akron University of Akron, Wayne College, Orrville, Ohio Medina County University Center, Medina, Ohio Midpoint Campus Center, Brunswick, Ohio University of Akron, Lakewood Branch, Lakewood, Ohio Bowling Green Bowling Green State University, Firelands College, Huron, Ohio UC University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Batavia, Ohio University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (formerly Raymond Walters College), Blue Ash, Ohio Kent State Kent State University Ashtabula Campus, Ashtabula, Ohio Kent State University East Liverpool Campus, East Liverpool, Ohio Kent State University Geauga Campus, Burton, Ohio Kent State University Salem Campus, Salem, Ohio Kent State University Stark Campus, North Canton, Ohio Kent State University Trumbull Campus, Warren, Ohio Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus, New Philadelphia, Ohio Miami Miami University Hamilton, Hamilton, Ohio Miami University Middletown, Middletown, Ohio Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester, Ohio Ohio State Ohio State University, Lima Campus, Lima, Ohio Ohio State University, Mansfield Campus, Mansfield, Ohio Ohio State University, Marion Campus, Marion, Ohio Ohio State University, Newark Campus, Newark, Ohio Ohio State University, Delaware Center, Delaware, Ohio Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio Ohio Ohio University-Chillicothe, Chillicothe, Ohio Ohio University Eastern Campus, Saint Clairsville, Ohio Ohio University, Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, Ohio Ohio University Southern Campus, Ironton, Ohio Ohio University, Zanesville Campus, Zanesville, Ohio Wright State Wright State University, Lake Campus, Celina, Ohio Two-year community and technical colleges [edit ] Belmont College, St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Cadiz, Ohio Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, Ohio (operated jointly with Ohio State University, Newark Campus) Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, Ohio Clark State Community College, Springfield, Ohio Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio Edison Community College, Piqua, Ohio Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio (formerly Lima Technical College) Eastern Gateway Community College, Steubenville, Ohio (formerly Jefferson Community College) Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio Marion Technical College, Marion, Ohio (co-located with OSU-Marion) North Central State College, Mansfield, Ohio (co-located with OSU-Mansfield) Northwest State Community College, Archbold, Ohio Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio, and Findlay, Ohio Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, Ohio (operated by the University of Rio Grande) Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, Ohio, Fincastle, Ohio, Wilmington, Ohio, and Washington Court House, Ohio Stark State College Of Technology, Canton, Ohio Terra Community College, Fremont, Ohio Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio (formerly Washington Technical College) Zane State College, Zanesville, Ohio Private institutions [edit ] The Ohio 5 [edit ]
These five colleges have been affiliated as members of state, regional, and national educational and athletic organizations for some years.
The Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium was started in 1995 to foster cooperation and understanding, while maintaining individuality.
University Location Enrollment Founded Religious affiliation Athletics nickname School colors Denison University Granville 2,211 1831 (Originally Baptist) Big Red red, white Kenyon College Gambier 1,635 1824 (Originally Episcopalian) Lords/Ladies purple, white Oberlin College Oberlin 2,857 1833 (Originally Presbyterian) Yeomen/Yeowomen crimson, gold Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware 1,944 1842 Methodist Battling Bishops red, black [1 ] College of Wooster Wooster 1,827 1866 (Originally Presbyterian) Fighting Scots black, gold Private institutions without a religious affiliation [edit ] Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio Antioch University Midwest, Yellow Springs, Ohio Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio (founded by YMCA) Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio Myers University, Cleveland, Ohio, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio Remington College, Cleveland, Ohio Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio University of Northwestern Ohio, Lima, Ohio Religiously affiliated private institutions [edit ] Jewish [edit ] Christian (various) [edit ] Ambassador Bible Center, Milford, Ohio (from Ambassador University, Texas) [ ] citation needed Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio ( The Brethren Church) Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, ( United Methodist Church) Bluffton University. Bluffton, Ohio ( Mennonite Church USA) Cedarville University. Cedarville, Ohio ( Baptist Church) Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, Ohio ( Christian churches and churches of Christ) Heidelberg University (Ohio), Tiffin, Ohio ( United Church of Christ) Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio (founded by Disciples of Christ) Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio (founded as Episcopal Church) Kettering College of Medical Arts ( Seventh Day Adventist Church) University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio ( United Methodist Church ) [3 ] Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio ( Church of the Nazarene) Ohio Christian University, Circleville, Ohio ( Churches of Christ in Christian Union) Urbana University, Urbana, Ohio (formerly associated with Swedenborgian church) University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio ( Churches of God) Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio ( Historically black colleges) ( African Methodist Episcopal Church) Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio Roman Catholic [edit ]
Institution Location Enrollment Founded Order Athletics nickname School colors University of Dayton Dayton 10,569 1850 Marianist Flyers Columbia blue, red Chatfield College Cincinnati 500 1971 Ursulines Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville 2,421 1946 Franciscan Barons green and white John Carroll University University Heights 4,050 1886 Jesuit Blue Streaks blue, gold Lourdes University Sylvania 2,035 1958 Franciscan (Order of Friars Minor) Mary Manse College (inactive as of 1975) Toledo n/a 1922 Ursuline Mercy College of Northwest Ohio Toledo 688 1917 Sisters of Mercy College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati 2,300 1920 Sisters of Charity Lions blue and gold Notre Dame College South Euclid 2,100 1922 Sisters of Notre Dame blue, yellow Ohio Dominican University Columbus 2,942 1911 Dominican Panthers black, gold Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus 138 1888 Vikings Ursuline College Pepper Pike 1,180 1871 Ursuline Arrows blue, gold Walsh University North Canton 2,500 1958 Brothers of Christian Instruction Cavaliers wine, gold Xavier University Cincinnati 6,500 1831 Jesuit Musketeers blue, white Baptist [edit ] Lutheran [edit ] Mennonite [edit ] Methodist [edit ] Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio ( United Methodist Church) Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio Presbyterian [edit ] Quaker [edit ] United Church of Christ [edit ] Professional schools [edit ] Public institutions in boldface: Architecture [edit ] University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design Miami University Department of Architecture and Interior Design Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture Business [edit ] University of Akron College of Business Administration Ashland University School of Business Baldwin Wallace University Bowling Green State University College of Business Administration Capital University School of Management Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Cedarville University Department of Business Administration Central State University College of Business and Industry University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business Cleveland State University James J. Nance College of Business Administration University of Dayton School of Business Administration University of Gopal College of Business Heidelberg University School of Business Hocking College School of Business John Carroll University Boler School of Business Kent State University College of Business Administration Miami University Farmer School of Business Mount Vernon Nazarene University School of Business University of Northwestern Ohio College of Business Ohio Dominican University Division of Business Ohio Northern University James F. Dicke College of Business Administration Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Ohio University College of Business Shawnee State University College of Professional Studies Tiffin University School of Business Trumbull Business College University of Toledo College of Business Administration Wittenberg University, Department of Business Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration Dentistry [edit ] Ohio State University College of Dentistry Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Education [edit ] University of Akron College of Education Ashland University College of Education Capital University College of Education Central State University College of Education Bowling Green State University College of Education and Human Development Baldwin Wallace College of Education University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services University of Dayton School of Education and Allied Professions Kent State University College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology Ohio University College of Education University of Toledo Judith Herb College of Education Wright State University College of Education and Human Services Youngstown State University Beeghly College of Education Journalism [edit ] Ohio University E. W. Scripps School of Journalism Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Law [edit ] University of Akron School of Law/C. Blake McDowell Law Center Capital University Law School Case Western Reserve University School of Law University of Cincinnati College of Law Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law University of Dayton School of Law Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law University of Toledo College of Law Medicine [edit ] Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University consortium) Ohio State University College of Medicine Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine University of Toledo College of Medicine Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Nursing [edit ] Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University Capital University School of Nursing Cedarville University School of Nursing University of Akron School of Nursing Ashland University College of Nursing University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Kala State University College of Nursing Kettering College of Medical Arts Division of Nursing Ohio State University College of Nursing University of Toledo College of Nursing Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health Ursuline College The Breen School of Nursing Youngstown State University Bitonte College of Health and Human Services Optometry [edit ] Ohio State University College of Optometry Pharmacy [edit ] ""Cedarville University College of Pharmacy"" University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Ohio Northern University Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy Ohio State University College of Pharmacy University of Toledo College Of Pharmacy Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy University of Findlay - College of Pharmacy Psychology [edit ] Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Public health [edit ] Kent State University College of Public Health Ohio State University College of Public Health Veterinary medicine [edit ] Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Defunct colleges and universities [edit ]
Many Ohio institutions of higher education have become defunct over the years.
Edgecliff College, Cincinnati Mary Manse College, Toledo National Normal University Smithville College, Smithville Western College for Women, Oxford (merged with Miami University) Calvary Christian College, Paris, Ohio Ranked by enrollment [edit ]
Public institutions in
boldface. For-profit institutions in italic. Numbers reflect all-campus enrollments. : 69,091 Ohio State University : 42,185 Kent State University [4 ] : 41,357 University of Cincinnati : 29,486 Ohio University : 28,000 University of Akron [5 ] : 22,336 University of Toledo : 18,989 Bowling Green State University : 18,786 Wright State University : 17,161 Miami University : 15,664 Cleveland State University : 14,682 Youngstown State University Xavier University : 10,522 University of Dayton: 10,495 Case Western Reserve University: 9,095 Tiffin University: 6,813 Franklin University: 6,802 Ashland University: 6,500 [6 ] University of Findlay: 4,654 Baldwin Wallace University: 4,600 John Carroll University: 4,101 DeVry University-Ohio: 3,949 Capital University: 3,894 : 3,798 Shawnee State University Ohio Northern University: 3,495 Cedarville University: 3,093 Otterbein College: 3,089 University of Northwestern Ohio: 2,971 Oberlin College: 2,857 Ohio Dominican University: 2,844 University of Rio Grande: 2,530 Mount Vernon Nazarene University: 2,455 Franciscan University of Steubenville: 2,374 University of Mount Union: 2,333 Malone University: 2,250 Denison University: 2,211 Wittenberg University: 2,182 Muskingum College: 2,176 College of Mount St. Joseph: 2,158 Walsh University: 1,951 Ohio Wesleyan University: 1,944 College of Wooster: 1,827 : 1,820 Central State University Wilmington College: 1,755 Kenyon College: 1,635 Lourdes College: 1,562 Columbus College of Art and Design: 1,559 Urbana University: 1,557 Heidelberg University: 1,483 Marietta College: 1,480 Ursuline College: 1,462 Notre Dame College: 1,299 Bluffton University: 1,191 Hiram College: 1,125 Lake Erie College: 1,043 Defiance College: 1,035 Myers University: 1,004 Wilberforce University: 825 University of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus: 824 Antioch University McGregor: 737 Antioch College: 496 University of Phoenix-Cincinnati Campus: 489 Cleveland Institute of Art: 484 : 380 Ohio Business College - Sandusky Campus : 350 Ohio Business College - Sheffield Campus University of Phoenix-Columbus Campus: 310 God's Bible School and College: 280 Bryant and Stratton College, Cleveland: 254 Bryant and Stratton College, Parma: 216 Bryant and Stratton College-Willoughby Hills: 152 Rivalries [edit ] Cincinnati cross-town rivalry between the University of Cincinnati (public) and Xavier University (Catholic). The basketball rivalry between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Xavier Musketeers (Muskies) is known as the Crosstown Shootout. Historically Black/Wilberforce cross-town rivalry between Ohio's two historically black universities, Central State University (public) and Wilberforce University (private), both located in the small town of Wilberforce, Ohio. Dayton cross-town rivalry between Wright State University (public) and the University of Dayton (Catholic). Battle of the Bricks rivalry between the Old Northwest's oldest universities, Miami University and Ohio University, both located in rural towns in southern Ohio. Battle of I-75 rivalry between the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University, two large public universities in Northwest Ohio — winner gets the Peace Pipe Battle for the Wagon Wheel rivalry between Kent State University and the University of Akron, two large public universities in Northeast Ohio. Victory Bell rivalry between Miami University and the University of Cincinnati, two large public universities in Southwest Ohio - football rivals since 1888 Southwest Ohio Catholic Universities rivalry between the University of Dayton and Xavier University both members of the Atlantic 10, battle in basketball for the Blackburn/McCafferty Trophy The Battle of the Columbus Suburbs is between cross-town rivals Otterbein University of Westerville and Capital University of Bexely. Defiance College and Bluffton University, two small private colleges in Northwest Ohio. Ohio Wesleyan University and Denison University (especially in Lacrosse), two private liberal arts colleges and members of the North Coast Athletic Conference. Both are located in exurban Columbus. Wittenberg University and The College of Wooster, both Protestant liberal arts school in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Both are traditional powerhouses in football and men's and women's basketball while contest in field hockey, swimming and baseball are always closely contested. Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Michigan Wolverines. Kent State University Flashes VS The University of Akron Zips See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ "The Five Colleges of Ohio Booklet". ^ http://ech.case.edu/cgi/article.pl?id=SC13 ^ "About Mount" . Retrieved 2009-01-30. "Mount Union is proud of its religious heritage and its background in the Methodist Church. For more than a century the College has been officially connected with the Methodist Church. It is now affiliated with the East Ohio, West Ohio and Western Pennsylvania Conferences of the United Methodist Church." ^ "Kent State announces Fall Enrollment Totals" . Retrieved 2009-01-30. ^ The University of Akron : About UA ^ Search Results | Ashland University External links [edit ]