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Listed below are just a few of the department’s recent rankings and accolades. Visit the News and Events section of the website for more highlights from the department, including student and faculty awards.

  • The National Research Council (NRC) ratings, which were released in late 2010, rank our program:
    • 18 among all graduate programs in Statistics
    • 10 among all public institutions with graduate programs in Statistics
    • 20 overall (10 among public institutions) in faculty and graduate student research activity (a combination of publications, citations, percent of faculty holding research grants, and recognitions through honors and awards)
    • 13 overall (8 among public institutions) for the percentage of graduates placed in academic positions
    • 13 overall (6 among public institutions) for the percentage of faculty holding research grants
    • We are also among the top 20 Statistics graduate programs overall (top 15 public institutions) in several other categories, including number of graduate students, faculty size, average number of Ph.D.'s graduated per year, percentage of female graduate students, and percentage of female faculty members. We are also one of 22 graduate programs in statistics (15 at public institutions) that provide the full range (all 18) of designated student activities to our graduate students.
  • The Wall Street Journal ranked The Ohio State University 12th in the nation for sought-after graduates.
  • On graduateprograms.com 94% of students recommend The Ohio State University.
  • The department has a significant presence at the Joint Statistical Meetings. We are pleased that 15 of our graduate students presented their research at the 2016 JSM.