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OSU Posts Record Enrollment Numbers for 2017-2018 Year

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The Ohio State University announced this afternoon that the college has broken enrollment records this fall with 66,444 students taking classes. That number includes a record-high body of 59,837 students at OSU’s main campus in Columbus.

In recent years, OSU has placed in the top three slots for college student enrollment on individual campuses, along side the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Texas A&M University (TAMU). Last month, UCF announced it had a record high enrollment of 66,000 students (although it was not made clear how many were taking classes on satellite campuses), but Texas A&M has not revealed Fall 2017 enrollment numbers yet (the college was home to 60,438 students at its main campus at the start of the 2016-2017 year).

OSU reported the following additional statistics for the incoming freshman class:

Columbus campus freshmen achieved a record-high ACT composite score of 29.2 (up from 29.1 last year). Another record-setting measure of the class of 2021’s strong academic preparation is reflected in their high school performance: 65 percent of the Columbus campus freshmen graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class (up from 63 percent last year).

New first-year student minority representation increased to a record high 1,542 students – 21.6 percent of the class. Ohio State also set record highs in enrollment of total minority students at all campuses and all levels to 13,065, up 6.1 percent, and hit record highs in enrollment of Hispanic, Asian and African American students and students who identify with two or more races.

CLICK HERE to view the full enrollment report from OSU (PDF).

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