Ohio University-Southern Campus

1804 Liberty Ave
Ironton, OH 45638-0000
Tel: (740)533-4600
  • Ohio University Southern shares the rich heritage and educational resources of the first university established in the Northwest Territory. As a regional campus of Ohio University, the Southern is proud of the quality, value, and convenience that are inherent in every facet of the campus. Ohio University Southern is as unique as each individual who is a part of the OUS family. Providing the education and service associated with a major research university, while maintaining the individual attention and personal touch associated with a small exclusive college, OUS offers a "Degree of Difference." Student involvement extends beyond the campus to include the local community-and the world! Through community service and service learning courses, students develop an understanding of community and recognize that the community extends far beyond the Tri-State. International activities, including educational exchange programs, provide OUS students a chance to broaden their horizons.
School Highlights
  • Ohio University-Southern Campus serves 2,018 students (50% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Ohio University-Southern Campus is one of 2 community colleges within Lawrence County, OH.
  • The nearest community college is Ashland Community and Technical College (3.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Ohio University-Southern Campus(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty67 staff34 staff
Ohio University-Southern Campus Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,018 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has declined by 38% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,018 students755 students
Ohio University-Southern Campus Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:128:1
Ohio University-Southern Campus Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,009 students471 students
Ohio University-Southern Campus Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,009 students284 students
Ohio University-Southern Campus Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Ohio University-Southern Campus Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Ohio University-Southern Campus Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Ohio University-Southern Campus Hispanic (2011-2016)
% Black
Ohio University-Southern Campus Black (2007-2016)
% White
Ohio University-Southern Campus White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Ohio University-Southern Campus More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Ohio University-Southern Campus Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.080.44
Ohio University-Southern Campus Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,700$31,400
Ohio University-Southern Campus Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,872 is less than the state average of $5,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,718 is less than the state average of $11,177. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,872$5,997
Ohio University-Southern Campus In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,718$11,177
Ohio University-Southern Campus Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
Ohio University-Southern Campus % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$21,250$21,960
Ohio University-Southern Campus Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,000$7,090
Ohio University-Southern Campus Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,997 per year for in-state students and $11,177 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,873 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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