Analysis: Ohio State generates $15.2 billion in economic impact

A new analysis shows that The Ohio State University generates $15.2 billion annually in economic impact for the state of Ohio – which equates to more than $1.735 million in economic impact every hour.

Ohio State’s research enterprise, medical complex, construction projects, athletics events and status as Ohio’s fourth-largest employer combined in fiscal year 2018 to support more than 123,000 jobs across Ohio. Putting that in context: One in every 57 jobs in the state is directly or indirectly supported or sustained by the university.

“Ohio State is committed to continued collaboration with our friends, partners and colleagues to advance Columbus and Ohio,” said President Michael V. Drake.