Ohio University, more popularly referred to as OU or Ohio, is the oldest public university in the state of Ohio and the ninth oldest in the United States. Located in Athens, Ohio, the university was originally chartered in 1802 as the American Western University but was founded as Ohio University in 1804, about a year after Ohio was admitted to the Union.
Today, Ohio University is recognized for its academic quality and value and has been cited by notable publications such as US News & World Report, America's 100 Best College Buys, Princeton Review's Best Colleges, and Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges.
Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and a number of professional accrediting agencies, Ohio University offers its students high-quality academic programs leading to a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate degrees as well as non-degree certificates in various fields of specialization.
Apart from its on-campus offers, Ohio University also offers online degree programs under its Lifelong and Distance Learning component. The Lifelong and Distance Learning Programs serve the higher educational needs of non-traditional learners by making available to them the resources of the university beyond its classrooms. Online degree programs offered include Master of Health Administration; Master’s in Coaching Education; Master’s in Athletic Administration; Master of Engineering Management; Early Childhood Generalist 4th/5th Grade Endorsement; RN-to-BSN for Health Care Partners; and Online Bachelor Completion programs.
Cost of tuition for the different online degree programs vary from program to program. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study arrangements to help students pay for the cost of their education.