The Ohio State University at Lima

Ohio State Lima offers in-state tuition to students in multiple Indiana counties

For Immediate Release
Updated: Sept. 28, 2017
Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or (419) 302-0618 or Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671

Students in border counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Jay, Steuben and Wells counties also eligible for open admissions criteria

The Ohio State University at Lima now offers in-state tuition to students residing in 28 Indiana counties under a new Tuition Reciprocity Agreement, effective July 1, 2017. Additionally, students from the counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Jay, Steuben and Wells are also eligible for the open admissions criteria that apply to Ohio students applying to Ohio State Lima.

“We look forward to the opportunity to offer these Indiana students an affordable tuition rate coupled with a high quality educational experience,” said Bryan Albright, interim assistant dean at Ohio State Lima. “This will be a tremendous cost savings for these students and provide them with multiple pathways to an Ohio State degree.”

Ohio State Lima’s 2017-2018 in-state tuition rate is $7,553 per year, compared to the 2017- 2018 out-of-state rate of $26,657. Ohio State Lima expanded its recruitment territory to include students in bordering Indiana counties in January 2016. This agreement marks the first time these students will be eligible for in-state tuition at Ohio State Lima. In-state tuition rates are based on an agreement with the state of Indiana and are only valid at the Ohio State Lima campus. Students who transition to the Columbus campus, or any other Ohio State campus will no longer be eligible for the tuition reciprocity.

Students on the Ohio State Lima campus now represent 46 of Ohio’s 88 counties, with the majority of them coming from northwest and west central Ohio. Students who enroll on the Ohio State Lima campus can begin any of the 200+ majors Ohio State offers and then choose several paths to an Ohio State degree. Once academic requirements of 30 semester hours taken at the Lima campus and a 2.0 grade point average are met, they can simply transition to the Columbus campus after one year to finish their bachelor’s degrees. Students can also choose to complete one of the eleven baccalaureate programs offered in Lima. All coursework leads to an Ohio State degree.

The in-state tuition at Ohio State Lima applies to students residing in 28 Indiana counties. Students who are a resident of: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Clark, DeKalb, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Henry, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Noble, Ohio, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Steuben, Switzerland, Union, Washington, Wayne, and Wells counties of Indiana who satisfy admissions requirements and enroll at The Ohio State University at Lima are eligible for in-state tuition.

Ohio State Lima has near-campus housing and a growing student life experience on campus with more than 30 clubs and a variety of athletic and arts activities to participate in. A new Student Life building is under construction and will open in Autumn 2018. Students plug into the community through volunteer, internship, employment and entertainment opportunities.

Ohio State Lima sits on a 564-acre learning laboratory that includes the campus, wetlands, forest, prairie and farmland. The campus is located near the crossroads of Interstate 75 and US Highway 30. Founded in 1831, with a population of more than 38,000, Lima is a unique blend of historic charm meets cutting edge technology. The Lima/Allen County region has a thriving arts community, access to more than 24 parks, a robust symphony, celebrity performances, unique shopping boutiques as well as many favorite retailers.

For more information about The Ohio State University at Lima, visit or call (419) 995-8391. Interested students can apply to The Ohio State University at Lima at