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

25 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

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 the former 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):
    • Child 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 as being 644 to 675 acres in size
  • Enrollment: Varies; during fall 2019 had approximately 1075 undergraduate and 3 graduate students
  • Faculty: 33 full time, 51 part time
  • Student-Faculty ratio: 19 to 1
  • 2019-2020 tuition: $7,912 in-state; $28,889 out-of-state
  • Graduation rate: 40% (students who graduated within 150% of the “normal time” to graduate for their program)
  • Number of on-campus degree programs: 12 Bachelors programs; Associate of Arts
  • 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

Sources: The Ohio State University, Wikipedia, Ohio Department of Higher Education; National Center for Education Statistics; Photo: Public Domain

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