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Who We Are

Affiliation, History, and Location

An Ohio Public Ivy founded in 1809, Miami University bears the name of the Myaamia people whose homelands are here in the Miami Valley. The university maintains a strong reciprocal relationship with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma grounded in our shared commitment to learning from each other.

The main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, with regional campuses in Hamilton, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio; the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio; and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.

Enrollment and Degree Programs

Woman adjusts the graduation cap for a graduate.In the fall of 2022, there were 16,500+ undergraduates and 2,200+ graduate students studying at our Oxford campus, 3,500+ studying on regional campuses, and nearly 300 students per year studying in Luxembourg. These students came from 48 states and 101 countries to study at Miami.

On the Oxford campus, Miami offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students choose from more than 70 master's and doctoral degree programs. Several associate degrees, as well as bachelor's degrees, are also offered through study at our regional campuses and locations.


First (fall) semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. Our optional Winter Term runs for four weeks in January. Second (spring) semester begins in late January and ends in early May. Summer courses are also offered.

For a complete schedule, see the academic calendar.

Rankings and Recognition

Miami University consistently ranks at the top of national and international lists.

Top 50

National Public University - U.S. News and World Report, 2022-2023

Top 40

Best Value Colleges - Public Schools - The Princeton Review, 2023

Top 5

In the U.S. for the Number of Students who Study Abroad - Open Doors, 2022

Top 10

For 10+ Years in a Row - Top Public Universities for Undergraduate Teaching - U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023

Return on Tuition Investment

  • Miami is ranked No. 1 among Ohio public universities for return on investment by Graduates posted a mid-career median income of $118,400.
  • 98% of 2020-2021 Miami graduates were employed or furthering their education by fall 2021.
  • Miami is ranked 15th among national public universities for four-year graduation rate.
  • In fall 2022, tuition and general fees on the Oxford campus were $17,264 per year for Ohio students and $38,293 per year for non-Ohio residents. First-time students enrolled at Miami’s regional campuses pay $3,536 per semester in tuition and fees, while non-Ohio residents paid $9,098 per semester.
  • Room and board costs for incoming Oxford students in 2022 averaged $15,824 per year and will not increase during the students' four years on campus.
  • Miami's Tuition Promise freezes costs for four years for each incoming class.

Academic Excellence and Student Experience

  • More than 2,000 students earn academic credit through travel programs annually, both domestically and abroad.
  • In 2023, 60% of Miami students graduated with at least one minor or additional major.
  • Miami's Oxford campus has a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. At Regionals, that ratio is 18:1.
  • During the 2021-2022 academic year, approximately 3,000 Miami students worked with professors/mentors on funded research. Additionally, Miami recorded over 14,000 enrollments in courses that include research experiences.
  • Miami student-athletes have posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher in 37 consecutive semesters.

Public Service and Sustainability

  • Miami added $3.8 billion to Ohio's economy in 2021-2022, the last comprehensive study of the economic impact of public universities.
  • Miami's operations on all campuses combined supported 52,401 Ohio jobs during that year.
  • Miami has two STARS Gold ratings from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
  • Between 2008 and 2022, Miami reduced energy-based carbon emissions by 57% per gross square foot.
  • Miami has 27 Silver and five Gold LEED Certified buildings, accounting for 31% of the building gross square footage.

By the Numbers

First-Year Class, Fall 2022


Total first-year students


Average high school GPA


Percentage of non-Ohio resident students


Percentage of first-generation college students