May 27, 2022 - Business

Report credits OSU for campus innovation

A drone overhead view of the Ohio State University campus.
Photo courtesy of Ohio State University

When it comes to STEM schools in the Midwest, Ohio State has serious bragging rights.

What's happening: Arkansas-based think tank Heartland Forward ranked 166 universities on their ability to transfer technology developed on campus into the commercial world.

What they found: Ohio State ranked No. 32 overall and No. 15 among public schools.

  • OSU is No. 7 nationally in STEM bachelor's degrees issued and total invention disclosures.

Why it matters: Campus innovations in the form of products, processes or technologies can shape outside companies or entire industries.

Zoom out: Four Big Ten schools ranked in the top 25: Minnesota (10); Purdue (11), Northwestern (13) and Michigan (16).

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