Regional Campuses

Regional Campuses

Located in Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark, the campuses serve students who want a smaller campus experience. Students have the option to complete their degree at a regional campus or change to the Columbus campus or another institution of higher education. The regional campuses also serve those who are returning to college to prepare for another career or who are seeking advancement in their present career.

The Regional Campus faculty provide the best of two worlds: nationally and internationally recognized research supported by the resources of a large research university, and high-quality personalized teaching in small classes.

Each of Ohio State's four smaller campuses is co-located with one of Ohio's two-year colleges. The co-located institutions share resources and connect programs to provide multiple pathways for student education. This creates more opportunities for students, reduces resource redundancy, and promotes the effective use of state fiscal, physical, and personnel resources.

Across the State

The Ohio State University's four regional campuses combine the strengths of the nation's largest land-grant, comprehensive research institution with the experience of small, student-centered, liberal-arts focused institutions. The regional campuses offer an affordable, high-quality education taught by distinguished faculty in an environment that emphasizes student success.


Ohio State Lima develops leaders and provides access to the resources and strength of the state’s top university. Offering several bachelor’s degree programs, degree completion programs and access to 200+ Ohio State majors, Lima students find a unique campus spirit with a truly personalized academic experience.

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Nestled among 600 acres of scenic woodlands, Ohio State Mansfield is a destination of choice for aspiring Buckeyes throughout Northeast Ohio. Students are drawn to Mansfield’s affordability, excellence in teaching, small class sizes and opportunities for research.

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Ohio State Marion engages students on a global scale, offering undergraduate research, community outreach, study abroad, service learning, internships, honors coursework, and more. Our expert faculty work directly with students to prepare them for an ever-changing and interconnected world.

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Ohio State Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.

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Senior Vice Provost for External Engagement

Ryan J. Schmiesing