Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH 43210
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Ohio State University-Main Campus is one of the thirty-six public 4-year colleges in Ohio. The campus is located in an urban area, in Columbus.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 59,837 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 7,209 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 6,776 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 94%). Every year 83% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Ohio State University-Main Campus's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,718, and fees were $874. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $28,822 and $874 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students59,837
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate94%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 38 215
Master's degree 37 195
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 10

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (College of Nursing)
02/01/2000 - Current
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (College of Nursing)
09/30/1996 - 02/01/1997
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (College of Nursing)
02/01/1997 - 02/01/2000
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/16/1998 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/16/1998 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1260 to 1450
ACT27 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $60
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$405/credit
In State Students$405/credit
Out of State Students$1,201/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$723/credit
In State Students$723/credit
Out of State Students$2,065/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $18,225 $18,225 $54,045
ADN 70 $28,350 $28,350 $84,070
BSN 125 $50,625 $50,625 $150,125
FNP 50 $36,150 $36,150 $103,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 80% of Ohio State University-Main Campus's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 16% $4,326
Other Federal Grant 6% $512
State Grant & Scholarships 11% $1,868
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 70% $8,481
Federal Student Loans 37% $5,624
Private Loans 5% $14,988


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,969
$30,001 to $48,000$11,661
$48,001 to $75,000$15,677
$75,001 to $110,000$20,170
Over $110,000$22,687

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.
Ohio State University-Main Campus
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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