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Student Demographics

This year we welcome 32 new students! We currently have 112 graduate students enrolled in our graduate degree programs with the following breakdowns which includes nine dual degree students from linguistics, political science, psychology, economics, food science and technology, molecular genetics and business.

30  —  Master of Applied Statistics

9    —  MS in Statistics

50  —  PhD in Statistics

23  — PhD in Biostatistics

46% female / 54% male
64% international / 36% domestic

We currently have students from all over the U.S. and countries such as China, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia and Vietnam.

In the Department of Statistics, we welcome students from all walks of life into our community. We value and respect each of our students as individuals from unique and varied backgrounds. We are actively working to enhance the overall diversity of our student body as we believe that fostering a diverse environment increases our knowledge base and encourages an academic culture and community that is creative, innovative and flexible.

Student Life

Our students enjoy a tight-knit community within our department while having access to the vast resources of The Ohio State University all within the great city of Columbus, Ohio! Most of the classes our students take will be in a few buildings with the same group of students. The department hosts a weekly seminar series, annual lectures, an annual joint Biostatistics Symposium and reading groups that meet throughout the year to discuss emerging research in various areas. We also have a student group which organizes happy hours and other fun activities for our students to enjoy outside of class. Check out our student blog for an inside look and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more informal/fun information about the department!

The Ohio State University

As one of the top public universities in the nation with one of the largest and most comprehensive campuses in the United States, The Ohio State University has much to offer our students. Ohio State is a diverse, international community that welcomes and supports all students. With an alumni base of over 500,000, our students graduate with a vast network of Buckeyes all over the world! See high points and statistics about Ohio State to learn more about the university. Below are just some of the resources offered through Ohio State. See the Graduate School website for more on career developmentresearch resources, and social, wellness and student life and refer to the Ohio State website for more.

Arts and Culture

Discount Ticket Program

Ohio Union Activities Board Grad/Prof

Rec Sports

Service and Outreach

Career Services

Council of Graduate Students

Counseling and Consultation Service

Digital Union

Disability Services

English as a Second Language


Multicultural Center

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Student Financial Aid

Student Health Services

Student Wellness Center

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching