About Academic Affairs

In Academic Affairs, we provide exceptional student learning through a breadth of colleges, schools, regional campuses, departments, programs, offices and an international center that develop and maintain excellence in curriculum, scholarship, creativity, service and global initiatives. Recognized as one of the best public undergraduate institutions in the nation, we never lose sight of our focus on providing an exemplary educational experience. Our success can be attributed to the personal attention our students receive through dedicated, accessible faculty and staff, a comprehensive advising system, and a wealth of academic resources.

Office of the Provost

As Miami's chief academic officer, the Provost is responsible for the stewardship of curricular endeavors and leads strategic and entrepreneurial academic initiatives on behalf of the University. He facilitates faculty policies and procedures, promotes the values of academic integrity, and directs the process of University Accreditation. The provost oversees the university's academic mission and supports the efforts of Miami’s faculty and staff whose teaching, research, scholarship, advising and support services make Miami's educational opportunities possible for Miami students.

Working with his staff, the deans, and other academic leaders, Provost Osborne fosters a rigorous learning environment, inspires high-quality scholarship and creative activity, promotes intercultural and global engagement, and supports a transparent and fair governance system.

Academics by the Numbers

  • The 2019 S. News & World Report ranks Miami University #3 for undergraduate teaching nationwide, in good company with Princeton and Dartmouth. Miami has ranked in the top five on this short, elite list of universities for the past nine years.

  • Miami's student to faculty ratio is 17:1 and 65% of undergraduate 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 Ohio. (2016)

  • Miami ranks 4th among public doctoral institutions The latest figures show 42.7% of Miami students study abroad before they graduate. (2018)

  • Each year, more than 2,000 Miami undergraduates work with professors on funded research, many starting their freshman year. Approximately 36% of Miami seniors report that they have worked on a research project with a faculty member. (2018).

  • Miami's Oxford campus retention rate of 91.9% ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year. (2018)

  • Nearly 70% of Miami seniors are involved in internships, fieldwork, or co-ops. (2018)

  • Per the latest surveys and national data, approximately 96% of 2017–2018 Miami's Oxford graduates were employed or furthering their education by fall 2018..