A student stands on campus with her arms formed in the shape of an O above her head.

Regional access. Unlimited possibilities.

As a regional campus of The Ohio State University, the Newark campus offers residents of Ohio a convenient, affordable path to an Ohio State education.

Our students

Autumn semester 2023 enrollment

total students
new first-year students
first-generation students
racial/ethnic minorities
counties students come from
enrolled full time

Our campus

The Ohio State University at Newark was founded in 1957. The first classes were held in Newark High School until the community raised $1 million to purchase land and construct the first building, Founders Hall, which opened in 1971.

An aerial view of campus.
acres for learning, living and recreation
buildings including academic and residence halls
miles east of the Columbus campus
million invested in facilities since 2017


Portrait of Dean/Director William MacDonald on campus McConnell Hall in the background and yellow leaves on the trees in the fall.

Dean and director

A flagpole bearing a flag that says, "Welcome to Ohio State Newark" on campus with sunrise in the background.

Newark Board

Members of the academic administration walk across campus wearing academic regalia during Convocation.

Academic leadership


The Ohio State University at Newark provides access to the university by extending Ohio State courses, programs, research and service to many Ohio communities.


Our vision is to become a national model for regional campuses of public universities.


Shared values are the commitments made by the university community in how we conduct our work. At The Ohio State University we value:

On Seas of Care

The Ohio State University at Newark’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan

To fulfill our vision, we have developed a strategic plan with one central focus: student success.

Keep exploring

Ohio State Newark welcomes students from across the state and invites local community members to participate in educational, social and recreational offerings. 

Fireworks explode in the night sky while onlookers gaze from the campus lawn.

Outreach and engagement

Students walk along a sidewalk outside of the Warner Library and Student Center.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

A student sits at a desk with other students in front of a laptop looking ahead with a smile

Degrees and majors