The Ohio State University at Newark

Campus Overview

Ohio State Newark was founded in 1957 in east central Ohio about 40 miles east of Columbus and is the university’s largest regional campus. The Ohio State University is the flagship institution of the University System of Ohio (USO) and our campus helps to fulfill Ohio State’s land-grant mission by providing open access to students.
Ohio State Newark offers a rich research heritage and academic excellence. Small class sizes (average = 27) and interaction with faculty through research projects are unique features at the campus.
All of Ohio State’s 200+ majors can be started at Ohio State Newark. Students can complete bachelor's degrees in business management, child and youth studies, early childhood education, English, history, middle childhood education, nursing (RN to BSN), psychology and social work. In addition, students can complete a Master of Arts in Integrated Teaching and Learning and a Master of Social Work.

At Ohio State Newark, undergraduates can get started early with faculty supported hands-on research opportunities. The Ohio State Newark Student Research Forum gives students the opportunity each year to participate and present their research, and grant funding for further research of up to $1,500 per project is available.

Education abroad programming allows students to engage in cross-cultural interactions and enjoy a rewarding education experience while in another country. Each year Ohio State Newark sponsors several trips exclusively for Newark campus students. Scholarships are available to students accepted into education abroad classes to make them more affordable.
Social and academic programming for first year students includes Orientation, Convocation, Welcome Week, Buckeye Book Community, Buckeye Generation Learning Community for first-generation college students, as well as an Engineering Learning Community and Teaching and Learning Community.

Ohio State Newark participates in federal and state financial aid programs and offers a variety of scholarships, as well as special awards for returning adult students. In 2017-2018, more than $899,000 in scholarships will be available to Ohio State Newark students.

The campus offers abundant student recreation and cultural activities, with more than 37 student organizations and clubs at the Newark campus and access to over 1,000 student groups on the Columbus campus. Additionally, students have access to the campus’s Career Services Center, tutoring services, academic and personal counseling services, and the Multicultural Affairs office. In January 2018, the Adena Recreation Center opened, offering a state-of-the-art fitness and recreation facility to the campus community. In August 2017, the opening of an additional residence hall created a total of 300 beds for students to live on campus.
Ohio State Newark shares its campus with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). The two institutions are proud of the unique, collaborative partnership that they have forged in offering an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. It provides students and the community with a wealth of resources that would not otherwise be accessible.

Campus Stats


  • 54 Tenure/Tenure-track faculty
  • 44 Full-time associated faculty
  • 76 Ph.D.’s

Enrollment Statistics*

  • Head count: 2,623
  • Full-time students: 2,223
  • Part-time students: 400
  • FTE (full-time equivalent): 2,332
  • New students: 1,551
  • Average class size: 27
  • Ohio counties represented: 65
  • World countries represented: 67
  • Black or African American: 15.1%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Hispanic: 3.4%
  • Two or More Races: 4.4%
  • Caucasian: 69.3%
  • Unknown: 3.8%
  • Diversity of student body: 27%
  • Learning Skills Specialist
  • Office for Disability Services
  • Testing Center
  • Tutoring Center
  • Mathematics Learning Center
  • Writer’s Studio

Arts & Recreation

  • LeFevre Art Gallery
  • Black Box Theatre
  • University Chorus
  • Recreational Sports
  • Warner Center Game Room
  • Adena Recreation Center


Among the lowest of Ohio public four-year colleges. It is approximately 30% less than the tuition at Ohio State’s Columbus campus due to a state mandate and fewer student fees. A full-time student who resides in Ohio and does not exceed 18 credit hrs/semester can expect the following fees:

Tuition = $3,776
Room & Board = $4,350/semester
Books = $400/semester

* Statistics for autumn 2017

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Ohio State University at Newark does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law, in its activities, programs, admission, and employment. General information, questions, concerns or complaints related to these matters are to be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Holly Mason, Warner Center, Suite 226, Ohio State Newark/COTC, 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055-1797 (740.364.9578) or ADA/504 Coordinator, Connie Zang, at the same location.