Our students and postdocs

4,545

Graduate students

15%

Of total OSU student body

251

Postdocs

12% — U.S. minorities

30% — International

373 — Online master's and Ph.D. students


Distribution by degree level and postdocs

1,555 — Doctoral level

2,055 — Master's level

935 — Non-degree

251 — Postdoc

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Enrollment, applications, and degrees earned

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Student enrollment over time

Applications (2015)

6,359

Degrees earned

942

Master's

210

Ph.D.


Graduate programs

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We offer 109 distinct programs in 11 colleges across 3 campuses with 23 programs online.

OSU has 24 doctoral programs in the "top ten" for their respective disciplines among all land grant institutions based on a Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (FSPI) analysis using Academic Analytics 2014 database (Copyright 2015, Academics Analytics, LLC).


Graduate research assistants

864

Research assistants

Help fuel OSU's

$336 million

Research enterprise


Graduate teaching assistants

1,018

Teaching assistants

Help teach OSU's

25,469

Undergraduate students


Fellowships and scholarships

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$5 million

In awards and scholarships

330

Students receive awards

25

Awards managed by the Graduate School


Helping students compete for external funding

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Over the last two years, the Graduate School has sponsored information and training workshops for students interested in applying for the NSF- Graduate Research Fellowship Program scholarship competition. Since the inception of these workshops, the number of NSF-GRFP fellows at OSU has increased by over 60%.

+60%

NSF-GRFP increase


Professional development

Graduate students

15

Workshops

$2,000

In cash prizes at the 3MT competition

Postdocs

15

Seminars

20

Social events

Events focus on writing, career, research, communications, leadership, and teaching.

“There are so many services and resources that will help you along the way- writing center, library workshops, etc. I know that if I need help, I can get it!” -- Graduate student


Graduate Student Success Center (MU 203)

A student-led space in partnership with the Memorial Union, located in the Memorial Union, room 203

students at the GSSC

619

Student visits

120

Room reservations

164

Drop-in support sessions by 4 campus partners

6

Social events promoting interdisciplinary engagement

GSSC


Grad welcome week

  • Orientation has presentations, panel discussions and a resource fair
  • GTA training (for domestic and international students)
  • Library Day
  • All graduate student, postdocs, and their families BBQ

484

Attended orientation

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