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Ohio State University's main campus enrolled more than 56,000 students in fall 2010,

Inside Ohio's Largest University: Ohio State University

Background

Ohio State University was founded in 1870 as a land-grant university. Its main campus enrolled more than 56,000 students in fall 2010, more than any other higher education institution in the state Another 8,200 students attended Ohio State’s regional campuses and the Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster.

In fall 2010, Ohio State employed more than 42,000 people.

Ohio State’s 2012 budget totaled $5 billion:

Total income $5.01 billion
State appropriations $493 million
Other government $426 million
Student fees $916 million
Hospitals $1.97 billion
Auxiliaries (residence halls, Athletics, etc.) $312 million
Other income $890 million
Total expenditures $4.95 billion
Instructional & General $1.48 billion
Separately budgeted research $506 million
Public service $129 million
Scholarships & fellowships $242 million
Auxiliaries $334 million
Hospitals $1.92 billion
OSU Physicians $342 million
SOURCE: Ohio State University

Annual undergraduate tuition and fees for an Ohio resident attending Ohio State’s main campus in 2011-12 was $9,309. With room and board, the bill would come to about $19,926.

According to the most recent federal data, about three-fourths of the Ohio State main campus, full-time undergraduates who entered college in fall 2003 graduated within six years.

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