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The Ohio State University at Lima

The Ohio State University at Lima is one of the system’s four regional campuses. It offers bachelor’s degrees in eight different disciplines, along with a master’s program in social work. Once enrolled, students have the option of beginning a course of study in Lima and earning their degrees — in any of more than 200 majors — at the university’s main campus in Columbus (which is only a 90-minute drive away).

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Open Admissions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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The Ohio State University at Lima is one of the system’s four regional campuses. It offers bachelor’s degrees in eight different disciplines, along with a master’s program in social work. Once enrolled, students have the option of beginning a course of study in Lima and earning their degrees — in any of more than 200 majors — at the university’s main campus in Columbus (which is only a 90-minute drive away).

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The Ohio State University at Lima develops leaders and provides access to the resources and strength of the state’s top university. Ohio State Lima students earn their degrees from the No. 1 public university in the state, leveraging a Big 10 quality education with the affordability of a regional campus. Offering nine bachelors degree programs, four degree completion programs and access to the 200+ Ohio State majors, our students find a unique campus spirit with a truly personalized academic experience.

Established in 1870, the Liberal Arts college has had tens of thousands of students from the 10-county region walk through campus doors to take advantage of the breadth and reputation of an education from the No. 1 public university in the state of Ohio. is a 565-acre campus is located in Lima, Ohio 80 miles south of Toledo.

Ohio State Lima offers an Associates of Arts degree, nine Bachelor's degree programs, a Master's degree in social work, three completion programs and access to the 200+ Ohio State majors.

Mission Statement

The Ohio State University at Lima builds the future of western Ohio by developing leaders and providing access to the resources and strength of the state’s top university.

Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,059
Gender 45% Male / 55% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 83% Full Time / 17% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 48% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 87%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services financial aid counseling on-campus daycare personal counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Special Needs Services: The Office for Disability Services provides and coordinates academic support services to all students with disabilities enrolled at The Ohio State University at Lima. Services and accommodations that are offered include (but are not limited to): extended time for exams, distraction-reduced test environment, textbooks on tape, note- taking assistance, testing on computer, strategy counseling, and referral to the Learning Center. The ultimate goal is to assist individuals to increase their independence, to develop self-advocacy skills, and to maximize their potential. In addition, the Coordinator for Disability Services interviews students for learning disabilities, and may refer them for testing if needed. Students who show some academic difficulty related to the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities may also be referred for testing. Students who have documented disabilities that interfere with their learning ability are provided with accommodations as needed. http://lima.osu.edu/current-students/student-life/disability-services.html
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): dual enrollment of high school students honors program teacher certification double major internships study abroad undergraduate research Generation One CLIFFS program

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

General Studies (52%), Elementary Education and Teaching (20%), History (6%), Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other (5%), Psychology (4%), Family Resource Management Studies (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Actors
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in allied health and medical assisting services not listed above.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the design and implementation of policies and processes contributing to successful individual and family resource management. Includes instruction in financial goal-setting and strategies; household income, assets, and debt management; preventing and resolving financial difficulties; and the use of relevant public resources.

Job Opportunities:

Farm and Home Management Advisors
Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

Associate Dean Fabio Leite
Director/Dean Charlene Gilbert
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 36
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 61 : 38
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 77
Tenure Track Faculty 22
International Faculty 16

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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69% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
30% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
8% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 25
 
SATMath500 - 590
Reading440 - 580
Writing420 - 560

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $12,188 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $9,865
$30K-$48K $10,900
$48K-$75K $13,520
$75K-$110K $14,749
$110K+ $14,710

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $6,912, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,912 Same as On-Campus
Fees $228 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $10,034
Books $1,248 $1,248
Total (before financial aid) $8,388 $18,422

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,632 Same as On-Campus
Fees $228 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $10,034
Books $1,248 $1,248
Total (before financial aid) $24,108 $34,142

Students Receiving Aid

85% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 66% $5,336
Federal Scholarships/Grants 48% $3,953
Institutional Grants 65% $1,131
Other Federal Grants 15% $453
Other Loans 3% $4,058
Pell Grants 48% $3,808
Student Loans 66% $5,513

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://lima.osu.edu/students/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://sfa.osu.edu/npc/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

19% of students graduated on time.

36% of students graduated in six years.

59% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#108 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#112 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#194 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#292 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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