Does Ohio State have a good student to faculty ratio?
Use the student to faculty ratio, as well as the faculty composition to get an idea of how much attention you'll receive as an individual student at Ohio State.
Poor Student to Faculty Ratio
Ohio State University - Main Campus, with 19 students for every instructional faculty member, ranks among the lowest in comparison to the national average of 14:1. This ratio indicates that the number of students split between the same faculty is much higher than normal, and could mean students will experience larger class sizes and fewer opportunities to connect with professors, especially in introductory courses.
Breakdown of Instructional Staff
The following table shows all the employees the school considers instructional, and therefore, part of the above student-to-faculty ratio. These include both those employees designated as either "primarily instructional" or as "instructional combined with research/public service". It does not include employees that have been identified by Ohio State University - Main Campus as primarily performing research or public service.
|Total||Full Time||Part Time||Percent Full Time|
|Total of Instructional Employees||3,404||2,178||1,226||64.0%|
|Total of Those With Faculty Status||3,404||2,178||1,226||64.0%|
|On Tenure Track||473||471||2||99.6%|
|Not on Tenure Track||1,410||193||1,217||13.7%|
|Without Faculty Status||-||-||-||-|
Above Average Use of Full-Time Teachers
Ohio State University - Main Campus has more full-time teachers than the average school, with 64.0% of instructors teaching full time.
- Research-Focused College: This school has a large number of faculty that spend a significant amount of their time on research projects. This can be a big plus if you are interested in pursuing graduate work or performing research yourself. However, the risk for all students, particularly undergrads, is that many of the faculty may be focused on their research, not on your instruction.