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Ohio University - Athens Campus Data & Information Overview

435 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
89% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Ohio University - Athens Campus Ranked?

#239 Best Colleges in Nation
#9 Best Colleges in OH
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Ohio University - Athens Campus was awarded 435 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, OHIO Athens is ranked #239 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when OHIO Athens held the #259 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 96 colleges in Ohio, OHIO Athens is ranked at #9.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OHIO Athens?

89% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ohio University - Athens Campus is 89%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into OHIO Athens is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 12% 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 540 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 530 to 640 )
OHIO Athens received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Ohio University - Athens Campus  ( 22 to 27 )

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Ohio University - Athens Campus Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
82% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Ohio University - Athens Campus is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ohio University - Athens Campus

81% Freshmen Retention
45% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% 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  81 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 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Ohio University - Athens Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,676 Full-Time Undergraduates
14.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,284 undergraduates at OHIO Athens with 14,676 being full-time and 4,608 being part-time.

How Much Does Ohio University - Athens Campus Cost?

$23,831 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
$26,072 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of OHIO Athens is $23,831. 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 +
$17,614 $18,991 $23,509 $26,039 $26,687

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OHIO Athens, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,518 a year. That adds up to $26,072 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OHIO Athens is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do OHIO Athens Graduates Make?

$47,145 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from OHIO Athens make about $47,145 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for OHIO Athens students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Ohio University - Athens Campus

Ohio State
14,676 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Ohio University - Athens Campus is a public institution located in Athens, Ohio. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Athens draws many to the area.

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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

125 Majors With Completions
6,992 Undergraduate Degrees
2,175 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 125 majors graduated from Ohio University - Athens Campus. Of these students, 6,992 received undergraduate degrees and 2,175 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 2,089 $62,995
Teacher Education Grade Specific 279 $29,151
Marketing 266 $46,271
Business Administration & Management 255 $42,385
General Psychology 232 $26,491
Data Analytics 224 NA
Finance & Financial Management 204 $51,288
Communication & Media Studies 202 $35,024
Zoology 197 $24,443
Journalism 165 $35,870

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

78% Take At Least One Class Online
30% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 19,309 students took at least one online class at Ohio University - Athens Campus. This is a decrease from the 22,305 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 19,309 7,383
2019-2020 22,305 8,657
2018-2019 13,063 7,818
2017-2018 13,005 7,975
2016-2017 12,909 8,052

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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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