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The Ohio State University

The Greater Columbus region boasts one of the largest populations of college students in the U.S., ensuring a youthful and progressive community. The Ohio State University’s main Columbus campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive, with 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 masters, doctoral and professional degree programs. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. In fall 2016 the Columbus Campus ranked 3rd in enrollment (Texas A&M and Univ. of Central Florida was ahead of us). Ohio State University has 66,046 students enrolled, 59,837 of which are enrolled at the Columbus Campus.

The University District neighborhood is packed with cutting-edge science and tech resources as well as sports, shopping, music, and nightlife. If you traverse up to 5 miles south on High Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, running right through the campus, you’ll come across 4 other unique neighborhoods for exploration.

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As Ohio’s capital, Columbus provides proximity to powerful government leaders, legislators, and influencers who are instrumental in shaping business and economic policy. Opportunities are aplenty, with Columbus ranking No. 1 among the Midwest’s top 10 metros for GDP and job growth.

The city’s workforce is fueled by one of the largest student populations in the nation. The Ohio State University directs an educated, capable, and driven population straight into the business sector. The University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) lab is the nation’s preeminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility.

The Ohio State University, #2 among universities nationwide for industry-sponsored research with more than 20 research centers and institutes managing more than 1,000 active research studies in virtually every medical specialty.

The Industries

The Columbus Region offers lower startup and operating costs than competing metros across many different types of business activity. These factors, coupled with a diversified economy in which no industry accounts for more than 18 percent of employment, make Columbus a top location for industries ranging from finance to manufacturing.

Home to L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works), Columbus has established itself as a fashion headquarters. The city boasts the third-highest concentration of fashion designers in the country behind only New York and Los Angeles.