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Facts and Figures

Ohio State is a leader in research and innovation impact because our research and creative inquiry community is creating new knowledge, solving critical societal challenges, and driving the prosperity across Ohio, the nation and the world.


$1.45 billion in research and development expenditures

Fiscal Year 2023

2.5 million square feet of assigned research space

As of 2020

11th in the nation for research and development expenditures 

Higher Education Research and Development Survey Fiscal Year 2022


363 invention disclosures filed

Fiscal Year 2022

11 new startups formed 

Fiscal Year 2022

95 active startups 

End of Fiscal Year 2022


$5.3 million in seed funding through the President's Research Excellence Program

Through Autumn 2023

1,587 principal investigators with one or more sponsored grant/contract 

As of Fiscal Year 2020

23 faculty in Growing Research Opportunities Academy

Fiscal Year 2023