The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Reaches Record Enrollment

September 19, 2018

Enrollment at The Ohio State University at Newark has reached an all-time high with 2,882 students enrolled for autumn semester 2018. The increase marks the fifth consecutive year of rising enrollment at Ohio State Newark.

“More students are choosing Ohio State Newark because they want the Buckeye experience from day one, and that’s what they’ll find here,” said Diane Kanney, Ohio State Newark director of enrollment. “From world-class faculty and undergraduate research opportunities, to study abroad and learning communities to support student success, Ohio State Newark students have access to all of the opportunities Ohio State offers in a more personal setting.”

Students can begin any of Ohio State’s more than 200 majors at Ohio State Newark and then change to the Columbus campus after completing a minimum of 30 credit hours (after high school graduation) with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Transitioning to the Columbus campus is seamless, with a student’s GPA and course credits following them.

“Students and parents alike value not only Ohio State Newark’s excellence in academics, but our commitment to affordability and initiatives to provide a truly rich and engaging college experience. We offer the best of both worlds — we are like any other small liberal arts college, but at a fraction of the cost and our students benefit from access to everything that Ohio State has to offer,” said Kanney.

Increasing Accessibility and Affordability
New to Ohio State Newark students in spring semester 2019, the Buckeye Opportunity Program supports students from Ohio who qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. Each recipient receives enough student financial aid to cover the full cost of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees (90 percent of Pell recipients have an annual household income of $50,000 or less).

Many Pell eligible students have their tuition and mandatory fees covered through a combination of scholarships and federal, state and institutional grants. For students whose aid falls short, Ohio State’s Buckeye Affordability Grant bridges any gaps.

Career Readiness in a Technology Based Economy
Beginning in autumn semester 2018, all first-year students are given access to Apple technology as part of the university’s digital learning initiative to support educational innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community.

First-year students are given a free iPad package that includes the iPad Pro, smart keyboard, case, Apple pencil, Apple Care+ and a suite of applications to enhance their learning experience. The digital learning initiative also encompasses access to coding classes and an application development lab. Faculty are also given access to the technology and coding classes to support classroom integration across all academic disciplines.

The goal of the initiative is to provide students with tools to enhance their career-readiness for the technological economy in which we live.

Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
In June 2018, Ohio State Newark and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, opened a $1.4 million SciDome planetarium at The Works’ campus in downtown Newark. Programming provides internship opportunities for Ohio State students and technology for projecting state-of-the-art visual learning tools for a variety of courses, including but not limited to anatomy, physiology, biology, earth sciences, physics and astronomy. The 2,200-square-foot facility houses a 30-foot tilted dome with 4K digital projection and NanoSeam™ technology and theatre-style seating for 60 guests.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.

cutline: Ohio State Newark students attend class in the new SciDome planetarium, a partnership with The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology.