The Ohio State University reported record minority student enrollment and a new freshman class that is among the most academically talented in university history.
The new numbers are part of the Autumn Semester Enrollment Report released today. The report includes key data about Ohio State’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students on the Columbus and regional campuses.
According to the report, total minority student enrollment at all campuses and all levels increased to a record high 17,067. The percentage of minority graduate students has grown steadily over the past five years, and now represents 20.1% of all graduate students.
Additionally, the percentage of new freshmen on the Columbus campus who graduated in the top 10% of their high school classes increased from 64% to 71%. The percentage of new freshmen on the Columbus campus who graduated in the top 25% of their high school classes also increased from 94% to 98%.
The average ACT for the new freshman class at Columbus increased to 28.9, up from 28.6 in 2021.
Total university enrollment is 65,795, down 2.9% and Columbus campus enrollment is 60,540, down 1.8%. The decline follows planned efforts by the university to decrease new first-year students after record numbers of undergraduate students on the Columbus campus in 2021 following the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.