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Ohio University - Athens Campus Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Ohio University - Athens Campus ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Ohio University - Athens Campus Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Ohio University - Athens Campus was awarded 115 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

OHIO Athens is ranked #476 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, OHIO Athens is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OHIO Athens?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Ohio University - Athens Campus is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to OHIO Athens submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 530 to 620 )
OHIO Athens received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 22 to 26 )

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Ohio University - Athens Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Ohio University - Athens Campus, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ohio University - Athens Campus is 79%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  79 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio University - Athens Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Ohio University - Athens Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at OHIO Athens for first-time, full-time students is 48%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at OHIO Athens

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,989 undergraduates at OHIO Athens with 16,209 being full-time and 4,780 being part-time.

OHIO Athens Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

OHIO Athens scored 52.78 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  52.78 out of 100
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How Much Does Ohio University - Athens Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of OHIO Athens is $22,453. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for OHIO Athens

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,487 $18,540 $22,466 $24,593 $25,434

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of OHIO Athens, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At OHIO Athens, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,304 a year. That adds up to $33,216 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OHIO Athens is 7.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do OHIO Athens Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from OHIO Athens with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Ohio University - Athens Campus

Ohio University - Athens Campus is a public institution situated in Athens, Ohio. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Athens draws many to the area.

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Location of Ohio University - Athens Campus

Contact details for OHIO Athens are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 020 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH 45701-2979
Phone: 740-593-1000

Ohio University - Athens Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 115 majors graduated from Ohio University - Athens Campus. Of these students, 7,559 received undergraduate degrees and 2,326 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 2,464 $61,100
Business Administration & Management 470 $40,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 276 $28,700
Communication & Media Studies 262 $31,100
Marketing 232 $44,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 229 $30,300
Journalism 210 $33,200
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 205 $25,900
General Psychology 199 $26,300
Finance & Financial Management 194 $50,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Ohio University - Athens Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at OHIO Athens

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 13,005 students took at least one online class at Ohio University - Athens Campus. This is an increase from the 12,909 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 13,005 7,975
2016-2017 12,909 8,052
2015-2016 12,177 8,082
2014-2015 10,828 7,998
2013-2014 10,906 8,314

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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