Facts and Figures

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. 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.

At Ohio State we have all of the tools that are needed—the creative minds, the expertise, the experience and the world-class facilities—to discover innovative solutions to complex problems.

Ohio State by the Numbers: FY 2018

  • $875 million: Total research and development (R&D) expenditures
  • $475 million: Federal R&D expenditures
  • $138.9 million: Industry-sponsored research expenditures

Ten-Year Research Expenditure Profile (2009-2018)

2009
$744M
2010
$755M
2011
$832M
2012
$767M
2013
$793M
2014
$815M
2015
$818M
2016
$818M
2017
$864M
2018
$875M

*Source: Higher Education Research And Development Survey (HERD)

Federal R&D Expenditures (FY 2018)

table of federal expenditures by agency

Non-Federal R&D Expenditures (FY 2018)

table of expenditures by non-federal agency

Research Awards by Prime Sponsor (FY 2018)

table of awards by prime sponsor