Why wouldn't you learn online with The Ohio State University?

With Ohio State's online degree and certificate programs, you can make your educational dreams a reality. Ohio State Online offers a flexible academic environment that will allow you to explore and prepare for your career success. You'll learn from Ohio State's world-renowned faculty, and prepare to tackle the world's most pressing issues. You'll work alongside other impassioned students who are looking to push the boundaries of their futures. Along the way, you'll become part of one of the largest alumni networks in the world. Ohio State Online is helping some of the best and brightest reach their dreams. Now, it's your turn.

Our programs are top ranked.


Nation’s Best Public Universities

U.S. News & World Report


Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

U.S. News & World Report


Online Ranking for Undergraduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report


among Ohio's Public Colleges

U.S. News & World Report


Best Colleges for Veterans

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We’re committed to academic excellence.

World-Class Faculty

Enroll in an online program and learn from Ohio State’s world-class faculty; the same faculty who teach on campus.

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High-Quality Courses

We're committed to providing you valuable course content, which is why quality is part of our entire course development process. 

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Career Prepared

Whether you’re looking to start, switch or advance in your career, our programs will prepare you with both the hard and soft skills necessary to make your next step. 

Accredited Institution

We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Plus, many of our programs are recognized by the accrediting institutions in their fields.  

Our offerings are flexible and convenient.

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Online Format

Study anytime, anywhere to get your Ohio State degree or certificate on your terms.

Complete at Your Pace

Several of our programs are offered full-time or part-time, and many have rolling admissions.

Courses Built with YOU in Mind

We build our courses with working professionals in mind.

Online Certificates

Gain a specialized credential with a shorter time commitment.

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Affordability is part of our mission.

In-State Tuition Rates for Everyone

Not an Ohio resident? No problem. If you’re enrolled in an online program, you’ll pay in-state tuition rates no matter where you live.

Transparent Tuition and Fees

Our online calculator spells out exactly how much it will cost to complete any of our online programs.

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Waived Campus Fee

If you're not using it, you shouldn't have to pay for it. We waive all campus fees for online students taking courses that have no on-campus components. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

An an online student, you're eligible to receive scholarships and apply for federal and state financial aid.

We make the learning experience about you.

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Meaningful Access to Faculty

Throughout your online program, you'll have an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with your professors. 

Innovative Approaches to Teaching & Learning

Our faculty work with a team of instructional designers to create online courses that are robust and engaging.

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Strong Student Community

Our online programs build in opportunities for you to get to know your fellow classmates. Our Facebook Group connects students, faculty and staff across programs.

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