Ohio State University—​Columbus

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program 2008-2009

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 12
Average online teaching experience 2 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 52%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 31%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 17%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 3
Part-time faculty with doctorate 0
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 4
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 1
Average class size 150
Maximum class size N/A


Online bachelor's degree programs 1
Online courses 8
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 100%
All majors
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

The program provides flexibility for working nurses with one year of core nursing coursework in a part-time, fully online, asynchronous format. Non-residents incur a $5.00 out-of-state fee, and pay in-state tuition rates when registered for 100% distance learning courses. Emphasis is on evidence-based practice in real world settings. The program starts summer semester each year.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Little


Archived classes Majority
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. Few
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) N/A
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 26-50
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments No
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Testing guidelines recommend timed tests, randomized questions and answers, limited timeframe available for test taking. Academic and professional misconduct policies are provided in student handbook.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment 1 year and 5 year follow-up survey and annual survey of employers
Other assessment results publicly available Yes

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1.5 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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