STEM Profile

Updated July 13, 2017


  • Miami University is a state-assisted institution with an enrollment of 21,779 (Fall 2016) undergraduate students, which includes 16,981 on the main campus in Oxford, Ohio, and 4,798 on two regional campuses in Middletown and Hamilton.
  • Miami University has a national reputation for excellence in undergraduate education.
  • Miami is a (Carnegie) Doctoral Intensive University and attracts faculty members who have a passion for advanced research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Miami University's main campus second for undergraduate teaching, among the top 30 among national public universities, and 79th overall among national universities in the 2017 edition of its America's Best Colleges.
  • Noting Miami's strength in providing experiential learning opportunities, the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 distinguishes Miami as a school where "undergraduate research gets a lot of attention." Specifically, Fiske commends "the competitive Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program, which gives 100 students a stipend, free tuition, and a project allowance to complete a nine-week faculty-mentored project."
  • Miami University graduated nearly 600 STEM majors in 2014-2015, and consistently graduates among the second or third highest number of science students among Ohio’s public universities.
  • Most Miami science graduates choose to pursue post-baccalaureate training.
  • Miami University also selectively invests in excellent graduate programs.
  • Five of the eleven departments awarding doctoral degrees are in the natural sciences. Faculty appointments in these departments are based on 40% research effort, 40% teaching, and 20% service.
  • Finally, Miami University has made a major commitment to enhancing diversity on campus. In Fall 2016, multicultural students made up over 12% of the undergraduate student body on the Oxford campus.