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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

7 Jul , 2017  

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

First institution of higher education in Mansfield: Female Institute, opened in 1840s near the current site of the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue West

Date of first classes – 1958, held at Mansfield Senior High School

Dates of other OSU regional campus beginnings: Marion and Newark – 1957; Lima – 1960; Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster — 1971

Date of Ohio General Assembly vote to build permanent campus: 1963

Initial land acquisition campaign goal: $350,000

Amount raised locally during land acquisition campaign: $600,000

First building: Ovalwood Hall, dedicated in October 1966 by Governor James A. Rhodes and OSU President Novice Fawcett

Most recent major building – John O. Riedl Hall, opened in 2006

Buildings (some shared with North Central State College):

  • hild Development Center, OSU/NC State
  • Schuttera Service Center, OSU
  • Campus Recreation Center, OSU/NC State
  • Ovalwood Hall/Founders Auditorium/Pearl Conard Gallery, OSU
  • Bromfield Hall/Conard Learning Center, OSU/NC State
  • Eisenhower Hall, OSU/NC State
  • Campus Bookstore, OSU/NC State
  • John O. Riedl Hall (Administration and Classroom Building), OSU
  • Jeffrey Molyet Village Apartments, OSU/NC State

First apartments opened: 1988

Number of wetlands on campus: 6

Campus size: Described from 645 to 675 acres

Enrollment: Varies, approximately 1400 undergraduates, of which 1170 are full time; 90 gradudate students

Number of on-campus degree programs: 7 Bachelors and 2 Masters programs

Number of degree programs utilizing both OSU Mansfield and the Main campus in Columbus: Over 200 majors

Organizations on campus: 30

Sports conference: Ohio Regional Campus Conference

Team mascot: Mavericks

Photo: Public Domain

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