Points of Pride

  • Miami ranks among top tier publics nationally for graduate salary potential, according to Payscale.com and Forbes magazine. (2017)

  • Miami University is one of the nation’s "Colleges That Pay You Back," per The Princeton Review. The 2018 guide includes the top 200 schools for "Return on Investment" based on 40 data points from academics to cost, financial aid, graduation rates, alumni salaries, and more.

  • Miami offers merit scholarship packages for top students, recognizing academic ambition and accomplishment. 66% of the fall 2017 freshman class received a scholarship or grant from Miami University. 

  • Factoring in financial aid, 14% of Ohio students pay no tuition and fees and an additional 15% pay less than $5,000 in tuition and fees to attend Miami's Oxford campus. (2016)

  • The Miami Access Fellows ensures that students from an Ohio family with an income of $35,000 or less pay no tuition and fees. (2017)

  • In Miami's ongoing LEAN initiative to reduce costs and maximize efficiency, the University has gained more than $61 million in additional revenues or cost reductions while reinvesting in critical strategic priorities and building academic quality. (2017)

  • Business First has ranked Miami among the top 50 elite public schools in the nation based on academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength four years in a row. (2018)
  • Miami University is the most efficient school among top national universities in an exclusive U.S. News & World Report analysis comparing spending and educational quality. (2018)

  • Miami's student-to-faculty ratio is 17-to-1. 65% of courses have fewer than 30 students. 
(2018)

  • Faculty and skilled instructors (not graduate students) teach 94% of undergraduate credit hours at Miami — the highest percentage of any public university in the state. (2016)

  • Each year, more than 2,000 Miami undergraduates work with professors on funded research, many starting in their freshman year. Approximately 40% of Miami seniors report that they have worked on a research project with a faculty member. (2018)

  • Miami's retention rate of 91% ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year. 
(2017)

  • G.I. Jobs magazine named Miami a Military Friendly School for 2017.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Miami 41st among Best Colleges for Veterans.
  • Miami's Farmer School of Business ranked 25th among public universities on College Choice's list of 50 Best Undergraduate Business Schools for 2017. It ranks 38th among private and public business schools on the list.

  • Miami University, with its Institute for Entrepreneurship, is ranked 9th among public universities and 18th overall by The Princeton Review as one of the Top Schools for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship for 2018. This is Miami’s 10th year in a row on the list. 

  • The Supply Chain Management Journal ranks Miami's supply chain and operations management program 1st among American public universities without a doctoral program, 3rd among all nondoctoral schools, and 17th overall internationally. (2016)

  • Miami's accountancy program is ranked 4th in the nation among schools without doctoral accounting programs by Public Accounting Report. Job placement for accountancy graduates is 99%. (2017)

  • Miami's master of economics program is ranked 4th nationally among schools without doctoral economics programs. (2017)

  • Great College Deals ranks Miami's disabilities studies program9th in the nation, from a pool of 60 universities. (2016)

  • According to the latest ranking of top schools for Game Design by the Princeton Review, Miami's Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies Games Center ranks 16th overall and 3rd among all public universities. (2018)

  • In a ranking of the 25 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Special Education for 2017, College Choice included Miami.
  • College Choice ranked Miami University’s software engineering program 7th in its list of the top 20 software engineering programs in the country. (2017)

  • According to U.S. News and World Report's 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools, Miami is ranked among the top 30 schools in the nation for part-time MBA programs. Other Miami graduate programs ranked among the top 100 in their respective program areas include speech-language pathology, English, and history.

  • U.S. News ranked Miami 31st on its "Top Public National Universities" list. Overall, Miami is tied for 78th among both public and private institutions in U.S. News' ranking of "Best National Universities." (2018)

  • Approximately 69% of Miami seniors are involved in internships, fieldwork, or co-ops. (2016)

  • Miami's Bridges program, focused on diversity, annually hosts more than 600 high school students, mostly from Ohio, for an overnight campus visit. In fall 2017, 45% of African-American students who enrolled at Miami had attended the program. 

  • The Miami University chapter of Best Buddies, an organization that promotes inclusion and friendship for people with intellectual disabilities, won the Overall Most Outstanding College Chapter of the Year Award at the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference in July, 2015. In October, 2014 the chapter won an Advocacy Award from the Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities.

  • Miami was one of 361 universities to receive the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in 2015. As a recipient of this classification, Miami will be included in the announcement of the newly classified and re-classified campuses from the 2015 classification cycle. The classification is effective for 10 years.

  • The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial program team placed 1st in the nation at the 2018 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament. Miami also won the national championship in 2001, and has qualified to appear at the Mock Trial National Tournament for 24 consecutive years, longer than any other program in the country.

  • Approximately 5,000 Miami students volunteered during the 2017-2018 academic year, clocking 40,000 hours.
  • Miami’s four-year graduation rate of 66% ranks 17th among U.S. public colleges and universities and 1st among publics in Ohio. The national average is just 40.6% (for public schools the rate is 35.5%). (2018)

  • Miami’s six-year graduation rate is 78%, including 73% for African-American students and 69% for Hispanic students. Miami’s overall six-year rate is 32nd highest among public universities nationwide. The international graduation rate is 67%. (2018)

  • In 2016, Miami made Money magazine's Top 10 list for CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Miami is the only school in the top 10 with two female Fortune 500 CEOs to its credit.

  • Miami ranks 33rd in the world for the number of millionaire alumni it produces, according to EliteTraveler.com. (2016)

  • More than 97% of 2016-2017 Miami graduates (per surveys and national data) were employed or furthering their education by fall 2017.
  • Of the 2015 senior class, 95% of job-seeking student-athletes were employed within one year of graduation.

  • In 2016-2017, more than 1,700 employers recruited Miami students and placed 6,479 internship and job postings on the university's electronic job board. 261 employers conducted more than 4,551 on-campus interviews with more than 1,900 students.

  • Miami ranks 1st among public universities in Ohio for return on investment, according to PayScale's College ROI Report. (2018)

  • Payscale.com 2018 ranks Miami 1st in Ohio and 43rd in the nation among public universities for midcareer salary potential, with a median income of $104,600 and 1st in Ohio and 77th nationally among public universities for median starting salary of $53,500 in a 2017 ranking based on a survey of employees.

  • Miami students routinely get accepted into graduate and professional schools:

    • 57.8% of Miami undergraduate applicants were accepted into medical school from 2013-16, compared to 43.3% nationally. 
    • 96% of senior Miami applicants were accepted to law school from 2014-16, compared to an 86% national average for the same period.
  • Among Ohio public universities, Miami graduates the highest percentage and the 2nd highest number of undergraduate students in the “hard sciences” (biological sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics) over the last five years. (2018)

  • Miami continues to invest in building and infrastructure improvements that reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint. Recent projects include the Western Geothermal Plant expansion, ongoing renovations of residence halls following LEED Silver guidelines, focused LED lighting replacements, and aggressive retro-commissioning of existing spaces. (2018)

  • As part of its long-range building plan, Miami regularly renovates or replaces academic, residence and dining halls on campus. The new halls include energy-saving and sustainable features. Some are geothermally heated and cooled. (2017)
  • Our design standards aim for LEED V3.0 Certified Silver Level, which also supports the university's Utility Master Plan and Energy Reduction Goals. Each renovation or new building uses LEED guidelines and evaluates criteria related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, interior air quality, and innovation in design. 

  • Miami's energy footprint has been reduced 36% and our carbon footprint has been reduced 33% compared to a baseline fiscal year of 2008. (2018)

  • Miami faculty perform significant, socially impactful research ranging from seeking cures for pancreatic cancer to neuroscience studies. The university has three Ohio Centers of Excellence: the Center for Structural Biology and Metabonomics, the Institute for Entrepreneurship, and the Scripps Gerontology Center. Multidisciplinary research is hosted in the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, the Augmented Reality Center, and the Ecology Research Center, among others.

  • Miami was included in The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges for 2017, which noted our walkable campus, new bike paths, expanded transit, a major shift to geothermal heating and cooling, a comprehensive storm water master plan, and a commitment to the purchase of local/organic food.

  • Miami University ranks 18th among private and public colleges nationwide for its dining programs, according to thedailymeal.com’s annual list of the “Best Colleges for Food in America”. (2016)

  • Since 2004, Miami’s dining services has won more than 50 culinary awards from the National Association of College and University Food Service than any other university in North America, including nine grand prizes and 15 gold prizes in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Competition.

Miami's Value

  • Miami ranks among top tier publics nationally for graduate salary potential, according to Payscale.com and Forbes magazine. (2017)

  • Miami University is one of the nation’s "Colleges That Pay You Back," per The Princeton Review. The 2018 guide includes the top 200 schools for "Return on Investment" based on 40 data points from academics to cost, financial aid, graduation rates, alumni salaries, and more.

  • Miami offers merit scholarship packages for top students, recognizing academic ambition and accomplishment. 66% of the fall 2017 freshman class received a scholarship or grant from Miami University. 

  • Factoring in financial aid, 14% of Ohio students pay no tuition and fees and an additional 15% pay less than $5,000 in tuition and fees to attend Miami's Oxford campus. (2016)

  • The Miami Access Fellows ensures that students from an Ohio family with an income of $35,000 or less pay no tuition and fees. (2017)

  • In Miami's ongoing LEAN initiative to reduce costs and maximize efficiency, the University has gained more than $61 million in additional revenues or cost reductions while reinvesting in critical strategic priorities and building academic quality. (2017)

  • Business First has ranked Miami among the top 50 elite public schools in the nation based on academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength four years in a row. (2018)
  • Miami University is the most efficient school among top national universities in an exclusive U.S. News & World Report analysis comparing spending and educational quality. (2018)

High Academic Standards

  • Miami's student-to-faculty ratio is 17-to-1. 65% of courses have fewer than 30 students. 
(2018)

  • Faculty and skilled instructors (not graduate students) teach 94% of undergraduate credit hours at Miami — the highest percentage of any public university in the state. (2016)

  • Each year, more than 2,000 Miami undergraduates work with professors on funded research, many starting in their freshman year. Approximately 40% of Miami seniors report that they have worked on a research project with a faculty member. (2018)

  • Miami's retention rate of 91% ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year. 
(2017)

  • G.I. Jobs magazine named Miami a Military Friendly School for 2017.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Miami 41st among Best Colleges for Veterans.
  • Miami's Farmer School of Business ranked 25th among public universities on College Choice's list of 50 Best Undergraduate Business Schools for 2017. It ranks 38th among private and public business schools on the list.

  • Miami University, with its Institute for Entrepreneurship, is ranked 9th among public universities and 18th overall by The Princeton Review as one of the Top Schools for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship for 2018. This is Miami’s 10th year in a row on the list. 

  • The Supply Chain Management Journal ranks Miami's supply chain and operations management program 1st among American public universities without a doctoral program, 3rd among all nondoctoral schools, and 17th overall internationally. (2016)

  • Miami's accountancy program is ranked 4th in the nation among schools without doctoral accounting programs by Public Accounting Report. Job placement for accountancy graduates is 99%. (2017)

  • Miami's master of economics program is ranked 4th nationally among schools without doctoral economics programs. (2017)

  • Great College Deals ranks Miami's disabilities studies program9th in the nation, from a pool of 60 universities. (2016)

  • According to the latest ranking of top schools for Game Design by the Princeton Review, Miami's Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies Games Center ranks 16th overall and 3rd among all public universities. (2018)

  • In a ranking of the 25 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Special Education for 2017, College Choice included Miami.
  • College Choice ranked Miami University’s software engineering program 7th in its list of the top 20 software engineering programs in the country. (2017)

  • According to U.S. News and World Report's 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools, Miami is ranked among the top 30 schools in the nation for part-time MBA programs. Other Miami graduate programs ranked among the top 100 in their respective program areas include speech-language pathology, English, and history.

  • U.S. News ranked Miami 31st on its "Top Public National Universities" list. Overall, Miami is tied for 78th among both public and private institutions in U.S. News' ranking of "Best National Universities." (2018)

Extracurricular Engagement

  • Approximately 69% of Miami seniors are involved in internships, fieldwork, or co-ops. (2016)

  • Miami's Bridges program, focused on diversity, annually hosts more than 600 high school students, mostly from Ohio, for an overnight campus visit. In fall 2017, 45% of African-American students who enrolled at Miami had attended the program. 

  • The Miami University chapter of Best Buddies, an organization that promotes inclusion and friendship for people with intellectual disabilities, won the Overall Most Outstanding College Chapter of the Year Award at the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference in July, 2015. In October, 2014 the chapter won an Advocacy Award from the Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities.

  • Miami was one of 361 universities to receive the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in 2015. As a recipient of this classification, Miami will be included in the announcement of the newly classified and re-classified campuses from the 2015 classification cycle. The classification is effective for 10 years.

  • The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial program team placed 1st in the nation at the 2018 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament. Miami also won the national championship in 2001, and has qualified to appear at the Mock Trial National Tournament for 24 consecutive years, longer than any other program in the country.

  • Approximately 5,000 Miami students volunteered during the 2017-2018 academic year, clocking 40,000 hours.

Successful Graduates

  • Miami’s four-year graduation rate of 66% ranks 17th among U.S. public colleges and universities and 1st among publics in Ohio. The national average is just 40.6% (for public schools the rate is 35.5%). (2018)

  • Miami’s six-year graduation rate is 78%, including 73% for African-American students and 69% for Hispanic students. Miami’s overall six-year rate is 32nd highest among public universities nationwide. The international graduation rate is 67%. (2018)

  • In 2016, Miami made Money magazine's Top 10 list for CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Miami is the only school in the top 10 with two female Fortune 500 CEOs to its credit.

  • Miami ranks 33rd in the world for the number of millionaire alumni it produces, according to EliteTraveler.com. (2016)

  • More than 97% of 2016-2017 Miami graduates (per surveys and national data) were employed or furthering their education by fall 2017.
  • Of the 2015 senior class, 95% of job-seeking student-athletes were employed within one year of graduation.

  • In 2016-2017, more than 1,700 employers recruited Miami students and placed 6,479 internship and job postings on the university's electronic job board. 261 employers conducted more than 4,551 on-campus interviews with more than 1,900 students.

  • Miami ranks 1st among public universities in Ohio for return on investment, according to PayScale's College ROI Report. (2018)

  • Payscale.com 2018 ranks Miami 1st in Ohio and 43rd in the nation among public universities for midcareer salary potential, with a median income of $104,600 and 1st in Ohio and 77th nationally among public universities for median starting salary of $53,500 in a 2017 ranking based on a survey of employees.

  • Miami students routinely get accepted into graduate and professional schools:

    • 57.8% of Miami undergraduate applicants were accepted into medical school from 2013-16, compared to 43.3% nationally. 
    • 96% of senior Miami applicants were accepted to law school from 2014-16, compared to an 86% national average for the same period.
  • Among Ohio public universities, Miami graduates the highest percentage and the 2nd highest number of undergraduate students in the “hard sciences” (biological sciences, physical sciences, and mathematics) over the last five years. (2018)

First-Rate Facilities

  • Miami continues to invest in building and infrastructure improvements that reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint. Recent projects include the Western Geothermal Plant expansion, ongoing renovations of residence halls following LEED Silver guidelines, focused LED lighting replacements, and aggressive retro-commissioning of existing spaces. (2018)

  • As part of its long-range building plan, Miami regularly renovates or replaces academic, residence and dining halls on campus. The new halls include energy-saving and sustainable features. Some are geothermally heated and cooled. (2017)
  • Our design standards aim for LEED V3.0 Certified Silver Level, which also supports the university's Utility Master Plan and Energy Reduction Goals. Each renovation or new building uses LEED guidelines and evaluates criteria related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, interior air quality, and innovation in design. 

  • Miami's energy footprint has been reduced 36% and our carbon footprint has been reduced 33% compared to a baseline fiscal year of 2008. (2018)

  • Miami faculty perform significant, socially impactful research ranging from seeking cures for pancreatic cancer to neuroscience studies. The university has three Ohio Centers of Excellence: the Center for Structural Biology and Metabonomics, the Institute for Entrepreneurship, and the Scripps Gerontology Center. Multidisciplinary research is hosted in the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, the Augmented Reality Center, and the Ecology Research Center, among others.

  • Miami was included in The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges for 2017, which noted our walkable campus, new bike paths, expanded transit, a major shift to geothermal heating and cooling, a comprehensive storm water master plan, and a commitment to the purchase of local/organic food.

  • Miami University ranks 18th among private and public colleges nationwide for its dining programs, according to thedailymeal.com’s annual list of the “Best Colleges for Food in America”. (2016)

  • Since 2004, Miami’s dining services has won more than 50 culinary awards from the National Association of College and University Food Service than any other university in North America, including nine grand prizes and 15 gold prizes in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Competition.