Points of Pride

Miami's Value

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

  • In the 2017 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Most Bang for Your Tuition Buck, published by The Princeton Review, Miami was recognized for academics, affordability/financial aid, and getting "graduates out the door to satisfying and rewarding careers".

  • Miami offers merit scholarship packages for top students, recognizing academic ambition and accomplishment. 67% of the fall 2016 first-year students received a scholarship or grant from Miami.

  • Factoring in financial aid, 13% of Ohio students pay no tuition and fees and an additional 37% pay less than $5,000 in tuition and fees to attend Miami's Oxford campus. (2016)

  • The Miami Access Initiative ensures that students from an Ohio family with an income of $35,000 or less pay no tuition and fees. (2016)

  • In Miami's ongoing LEAN initiative to reduce costs and maximize efficiency, the University has gained more than $54 million in additional revenues or cost reductions while reinvesting in critical strategic priorities and building academic quality. (2017)

  • Numerous associate's and bachelor's degree programs are available at Miami's regional campuses. These campuses have among the lowest regional campus tuition's in the state. (2016)

High Academic Standards

  • Miami's student-to-faculty ratio is 17-to-1. 67% of courses have fewer than 30 students. 
(2016)

  • 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 36% of Miami seniors report that they have worked on a research project with a faculty member. (2016)

  • 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.

  • 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's Institute for Entrepreneurship ranks 9th among publics, and 18th overall nationally, for best entrepreneurship education, according to Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. (2018)

  • 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 program 9th in the nation, from a pool of 60 universities. (2016)

  • The Princeton Review ranks Miami's Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) Games Center 25th best in the nation. (2017)

  • 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

  • Nearly 71% 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 3rd in the nation at the 2016 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament. This was Miami's 9th consecutive top 10 finish at the national tournament. Miami won the national championship in 2001, and has qualified to appear at the Mock Trial National Tournament for 22 consecutive years, longer than any other program in the country.

Successful Graduates

  • Miami’s four-year graduation rate of 67.2% ranks 21st among U.S. public colleges and universities and 1st among publics in Ohio. The national average is just 40% (for public schools the four-rate is 35%). (2017)

  • Miami’s six-year graduation rate is 79.1%, including 65.2% for African-American students and 67.2% for Hispanic students, ranking Miami 2nd among Ohio public universities for these groups. Miami’s overall six-year rate is 30th highest among public universities nationwide. (2017)

  • 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)

  • Of the 2014 senior class, 100% 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 4,550 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. (2017)

  • Miami ranks 1st among public universities in Ohio for best salary potential after graduation, according to the 2016-2017 College Salary Report by PayScale.com. Among Ohio's public universities, Miami has the highest-paid graduates on two lists — for all alumni (including those with graduate degrees) and those with only bachelor's degrees.

  • 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).

First-Rate Facilities

  • Miami has completed a number of new facilities in recent years including a new student center, four new residence halls, two new food service facilities, and an upgrade of the amenities, safety, and capacity of Miami's existing housing and dining facilities. (2016)

  • Miami exceeded a state goal to reduce energy consumption/gross sq. ft. by 20% since 2004. For FY2016, Miami’s energy footprint was reduced 33.3% through commitments such as constructing buildings for LEED certification, geothermal heating/cooling, making strategic energy purchases, and minimizing utility use. (2016)

  • 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.