The Ohio State University at Lima

At a Glance

Ohio State Lima Students


The Ohio State University at Lima, is Ohio State, delivered differently. A little more accessible. A little more personal. A little more convenient. But still offering students the opportunity to shape a future as big as their dreams.

Ohio State Lima offers 13 bachelor's degree programs, two degree completion programs and access to any of Ohio State's 200+ majors allowing students the option to start in Lima and finish at the Columbus campus. Please visit for more degree information. Ohio State Lima's expert faculty allow student the opportunity to attain a world-class education in and out of the classroom with experiential learning opportunities, including study abroad, research tours and internship programs. Outside of the classroom offers over 30 student clubs and organizations, intramural and club athletic teams.


Ohio State Lima can package a world-class education and an active student life with affordability. It’s a great deal, with in-state tuition at $7,912* for a full academic school year. As long as you are a full-time student taking 12+ hours your price will be $3,822/semester and will not be charged per hour after full-time status.

*In-state tuition prices as of Autumn 2019.


Ohio State Lima is one of five regional campuses located on the I-75 corridor which is easily accessible from Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Detroit, Fort Wayne and only 90 min from Columbus. The Lima campus is located outside of the City of Lima with quick access to shopping, dining and entertainment options. Lima has a population of 38,000, which allows for industry and corporate internship opportunities in the city and surrounding area.

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Ohio State is a research institution, which means faculty members are not only teaching, but doing cutting edge research in their fields of study. Here at Lima 10 faculty members have won the University’s prestigious Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Only 10 awards are given annually to the 4,000 professors in the entire Ohio State University system. This means that as an undergraduate students will be learning from professors who are at the forefront in their academic fields. This also means that as an undergraduate students will have the opportunity to be involved in research regardless of major.

The average class size on the Lima campus is 18, which allows for a personalized classroom experience. Faculty members want to know their students and strive to create a welcoming environment which is conducive to student success.