Just the Facts Fall 2011
Facts & Figures NAME
Ohio Northern University
Daniel A. DiBiasio
FACULTY AND STAFF
12:1 (Fall 2011)
Average undergraduate class size: 19
A small-town atmosphere complements the friendly environment found on campus. Population: 5,952
Ohio Northern is a private, comprehensive University affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and composed of five colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, and Pharmacy) that blend liberal and professional education. Talented, motivated students engage in abundant activities in and out of the classroom and graduate with an education that provides one of the highest returns on investment in the nation. CALENDAR
ONU moved from quarters to semesters in fall 2011. The College of Law runs on semesters.
NCAA Division III, Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Eleven men’s and ten women’s teams. ONU has won the men’s and women’s OAC All-Sports Trophies for four consecutive years, and the men have won for five consecutive years. The mascot is the polar bear and the school colors are orange and black.
Students choose from a variety of campus activities, including nearly 200 student organizations; four national sororities and six national fraternities; intercollegiate, intramural and club sports; and music and theatrical events.
Our scenic, safe and modern campus rests on nearly 342 acres in the village of Ada, Ohio. Our location provides a small-town atmosphere, yet some of the finest restaurants, shopping and culture the Midwest has to offer are just a short drive away.
ONU is firmly committed to sustainability and environmental awareness on campus. Our on-campus housing derives 30 percent of its heating and cooling from geothermal technology, and three 400-kilowatt wind turbines are expected to provide between 5 and 10 percent of our electricity needs.
Our fleet of hybrid and electric campus vehicles reduces our dependence on fossil fuels, and our many environmentally themed student organizations always find new ways to make ONU a greener place to live, learn and work.
THE INN AT OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY
Adaâ€™s world-class hotel offers more than 70 deluxe guest rooms, luxurious amenities and more than 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting spaces. Guests of The Inn enjoy everything that the ONU campus has to offer: athletics, performing arts, and so much more.
TUITION AND FEES (2011â€“12) Arts & Sciences
* Total is based on tuition, double-occupancy room, 19-meal-per-week plan and a technology fee of $240 per year
PRESIDENT Daniel A. DiBiasio
GETTY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Catherine Albrecht
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS David C. Crago (Interim)
THE JAMES F. DICKE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION James W. Fenton Jr.
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Julie Hurtig, BSEE ’91 VICE PRESIDENT/ DEAN OF ENROLLMENT Lawrence Lesick VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS Roger Young (Interim) VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT Kenneth Block EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT William L. Robinson, BSEd ’61, ACIT ’71, ACIT ’89, Hon. D. ’05, H of F ’05
THOMAS J. SMULL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Eric T. Baumgartner
PETTIT COLLEGE OF LAW David C. Crago RUDOLPH H. RAABE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Jon E. Sprague
Accreditation UNIVERSITY The Higher Learning Commission Member of the North Central Association
COLLEGES • •
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AACSB International– The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education American Bar Association American Chemical Society Association of American Law Schools Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science National Association of Industrial Technology National Association of Schools of Music National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Ohio Board of Nursing Ohio Department of Regents
EVIDENCE OF EXCELLENCE (2011) Ranked No. 2 among Midwest Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report in America’s Best Colleges 2012. ONU also placed in the top 10 among Midwest Schools in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. Ohio Northern University is ranked No. 25 in the nation by Washington Monthly in its 2011 baccalaureate college rankings. Named in Colleges of Distinction (2011), a guide profiling America’s most distinguished teaching-centered colleges and universities. Listed in Princeton Review’s The Best 376 Colleges 2012 Edition. Listed as one of About.com’s Top Ten Ohio Colleges. Ohio Northern is recognized in the Center for Student Opportunity’s 2011 College Access and Opportunity Guide, a comprehensive guidebook designed to help low-income, first-generation, college-bound students make their college dreams a reality. PayScale ranks Ohio Northern University in the 18th percentile among institutions nationwide and among the top four Ohio schools in best return on investment (ROI). PayScale also ranks ONU graduates in the top 10 for median starting salary among private nonprofit colleges and universities.
Admissions HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE/CLASS RANK
Average High School GPA: 3.7 Percent in Top 10th of High School Graduating Class
Percent in Top Quarter of High School Graduating Class
Percent in Top Half of High School Graduating Class
Note: Percents are based on those who submitted high school rank information
% OF STUDENTS TAKING ENTRANCE EXAMS*
* Some students take both the ACT and SAT
ENTRANCE EXAM PERFORMANCE Exam
Enrollment (Fall 2011).................................3,611
Part Time 11%
Full Time 89%
ENROLLMENT BY COLLEGE
Arts & Sciences*
Engineering * Includes 14 Prison Management Certificate Program (PMCP) students
ENROLLMENT TYPE 1,010
Graduate and Professional 28%
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Ohio Northern currently hosts degreeseeking and exchange students from more than 20 different countries. More than 100 of our students are enrolled under a student visa. English language programs are offered for those students who are just beginning to learn English and for those who are more advanced.
Enrollment (Fall 2011).................................3,611
RACE/ETHNICITY American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian 68 Black/African American
Hispanic/Latino 59 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Island
Two or More Races
White 3,140 Unknown 14 Total
1,838 Men 51%
ENROLLMENT BY GENDER
Student Engagement 2011 NSSE BENCHMARK COMPARISONS* Level of Academic Challenge
Active and Collaborative Learning
* Benchmark scores are based on responses provided by 456 ONU students on the 2011 NSSE survey compared with those of 126 schools with similar Carnegie Classification as well as all nationally participating institutions in NSSE 2011. ONU senior students scored significantly higher on the NSSE benchmarks than those at the comparison schools.
Staffing (Fall 2011) .........700 (Full- and Part-Time) EMPLOYEE TYPE Instruction/Research/Public Service
Clerical and Secretarial
Technical and paraprofessionals
STAFFING BY GENDER
STAFFING BY STATUS
COMPLETION RATES* FOR BACHELOR’S AND PROFESSIONAL DEGREES
* Six-year graduation rate for bachelor’s (2005 cohort), seven-year rate for PharmD (2004 cohort), five-year rate for Law (2006 cohort)
JOB PLACEMENT RATE (2010 GRADUATION CLASS)** Arts & Sciences Business Administration Engineering Pharmacy
** Placement during first six months after graduation
FIRST-YEAR RETENTION RATES OF FIRST-TIME FULL-TIME FRESHMEN
CONTACT INFORMATION: OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY 525 S. MAIN STREET ADA, OH 45810 419-772-2000 WWW.ONU.EDU
Primary Source: Office of Institutional Research 419-772-2009 www.onu.edu/ir/