Graduate Program Overview

Ohio State University-Main Campus is a four-years, public school located in Columbus, Ohio. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $12,425 for Ohio residents and $38,377 for out-of-state students. It offers 240 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameOhio State University-Main Campus
TypeFour-years, Public
Address190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH
Graduate School Students14,385 students
3,789 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$12,425
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 240 Graduate Programs
121 Master's, 103 Doctorate, 16 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Ohio State University-Main Campus with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Ohio residents, the tuition & fees are $12,425 and $38,377 for non-Ohio residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $723 for Ohio residents and $2,345 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$723$2,345
Books & Supplies$1,012
Room & Board$13,392 (On-Campus) / $11,952 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,682 (On-Campus) / $2,896 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,511$55,463
Off-Campus Total$28,285$54,237
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Ohio State University-Main Campus offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 240 major areas - 121 Master's , 103 Doctorate , 15 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. 2,828 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,841 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Human Services
Physical Sciences
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
English Language and Literature
Legal Studies
Work and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Engineering Technology
Communications Technologies
Communication and Journalism
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Physical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Graduate Student Population

Total 61,369 students enrolled in Ohio State University-Main Campus including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 14,385 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 6,074 male and 8,311 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 9,888 full-time and 4,497 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,789 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 7,194 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students6,074
Women Students8,311
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students9,888
Part-time Students4,497
By race/ethnicity 8,296 White, 873 Black, and 847 Asian students are attending at Ohio State University-Main Campus. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races457
299 students are younger than 22 and 1,199 students are older than 65. The school has 10,097 students aged between 22 and 30 and 2,790 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under299
40 & Over1,199
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Ohio State University-Main Campus, 3,789 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 7,194 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment14,385
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,789
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses7,194
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,402
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,789
Ohio Resident3,090
Other State In U.S.604
Outside of U.S.95

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