Ohio State University-Lima Campus

  • Lima campus offers 8 bachelor degree programs and 3 completion programs. Or, you can start at Lima and finish your degree at the Columbus campus with one of Ohio State’s 160+ majors. Please visit majors.osu.edu for more degree information. Outside of the classroom Lima offers over 30 student clubs and organizations, intramural, and club athletic teams. This is an opportunity to attain a world-class education in and outside of the classroom- building your resume while working on your undergraduate degree! Ohio State is ranked 18th in the nation for public institutions and 1st in the state of Ohio. While attending Lima, your average class size will be 21 making it a personalized classroom experience. Faculty members want to know their students and strive to create a welcoming environment. It is truly a family all working towards one goal in supporting our students to succeed and graduate a Buckeye! Graduating as a Buckeye makes you part the Ohio State network of over 500,000 living alumni all over the world.
School Highlights
  • Ohio State University-Lima Campus serves 1,056 students (83% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Ohio State University-Lima Campus is one of 3 community colleges within Allen County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Ohio State University-Lima Campus is James A Rhodes State College (0.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Ohio State University-Lima Campus places among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Ohio State University-Lima Campus(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty51 staff35 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Ohio State University-Lima Campus has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Ohio State University-Lima Campus diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,056 students734 students
Student:Teacher Ratio21:127:1
# Full-Time Students874 students450 students
# Part-Time Students182 students284 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.120.44
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$48,900$30,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,140 is more than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $23,640 is more than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,140$5,885
Out-State Tuition Fees$23,640$11,160
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%92%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$21,959$21,250
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$8,750$6,834
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.