Miami at a Glance

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Affiliation: Miami is an Ohio public university.

History: Founded in 1809, Miami's name reflects the history of the Native American tribe who once lived in the Miami Valley region of Ohio. Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma.

Location: Oxford, Ohio, with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, the Voice of American Learning Center in West Chester and a European campus in Luxembourg.

Enrollment (fall 2019): 17,327 undergraduates and 2,607 graduate students study in Oxford, about 4,600 on the regional campuses and nearly 200 students per year in Luxembourg. Miami students come from all 50 states and 79 countries.

Calendar: First semester begins late August, ends mid December; winter term is in January; second semester begins late January, ends early May. Summer sessions are also offered. For a complete schedule, see the academic calendar.

Degree Programs: 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's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees are also offered through study at the regional locations.

Return on tuition investment

  • Miami is ranked No. 1 among Ohio public universities and No. 49 nationally for return on investment by
  • Nearly 96% of 2018 Miami graduates secured a job or continued their education by fall 2018.
  • Miami's four-year graduation rate is ranked No. 1 among Ohio public universities and No. 26 among publics nationally.
  • In fall 2019, tuition and fees on the Oxford campus are $15,909 for Ohio students and $35,936 per year for out-of-state students. First-time students on Miami's regional campuses pay $3,143 per year in tuition and general fees, while out-of-state students pay $8,439.

Academic excellence and student experience

  •  More than 46% of Miami undergraduates in 2017–2018 earned credit abroad and 55% studied abroad or away from campus.
  • In 2019, 61% of Miami students graduated with at least one minor or additional major.
  • Nearly two-thirds of Miami courses have fewer than 30 students.
  • In 2018–2019, more than 2,800 Miami students worked with professors on research.
  • Seven out of every 10 Miami seniors in the Class of 2019 were involved in internships or field work during their time at Miami.
  • Miami student-athletes have posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher in 29 consecutive semesters.

Public service and sustainability

  • Miami adds $2.3 billion a year to Ohio's economy.
  • During the 2018–2019 academic year, 3,484 Miami students volunteered for 47,031 total hours.
  • Miami is ranked No. 1 among top-quality national universities for operating efficiency by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Miami has reduced its energy footprint per square foot by 36% and its carbon footprint by 44% since 2008.

2019–2020 Miami undergraduates

Average ACT: Oxford 27.9, Regionals 21.6

Out-of state students: Oxford 35%, Regionals 2%

Domestic students of color: Oxford 15%, Regionals 18%

International students: Oxford 13%, Regionals 9%