Equity Snapshot: The Ohio State University – Main Campus

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The Institute for Higher Education Policy


Public flagship universities were established with a mission to provide an excellent education to their states’ residents and are therefore well-positioned to enhance social and economic mobility within their states. Yet in many cases, too few low-income students and students of color have access to these elite colleges and the opportunities they provide. This analysis of racial and socioeconomic equity at The Ohio State University – Main Campus (OSU-Main Campus) finds large and growing gaps in college access, as well as gaps in college completion, by race and socioeconomic status. To serve as a catalyst for mobility and equity in Ohio, OSU-Main Campus must do a better job enrolling and graduating low-income students and students of color.



low-income students, public-flagships universities, students of color, educational attainment, The Ohio State University-Main Campus