Ohio State’s Research Profile

Leading Innovation, Generating Solutions

The breadth, scope, and excellence of our research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally, and globally.  New discoveries and innovations are everywhere and the enthusiasm of the Ohio State research community is palpable.

Ohio State is one of only a few universities in the U.S. that, in a single location, houses 15 different colleges, including seven health sciences colleges and a college of agriculture. Research activities are emerging from departmental and college silos and occurring within collaborative networks that stretch across traditional boundaries, both within and outside the university.

Collaboration and partnership are the watchwords for the future, and through these, solutions to our greatest challenges will be surely be found.

Ohio State by the Numbers: FY 2015

  • $962 million: Total research and development (R&D) expenditures
  • $478 million: Federal R&D expenditures
  • $119 million: Industry-sponsored research expenditures

Ten-year Research Funding Profile (2006-2015)

10 year research funding profile



Federally-Financed R&D Activity (FY 2015)

Federally-Financed R&D Activity (FY 2015)