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Here are the 10 most popular majors at Ohio University!

1. Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

What is Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse?

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has risen 1,080.0% overall, from 2.54% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 29.46% in 2015. Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse hit an all time high in 2015 with 29.46% of total completions and an all time low in 2005 with 0.45% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 19.1% overall in the last five years, from 192.1 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 228.8 completions per 10k in 2015.

2. Business Administration and Management

What is Business Administration and Management?

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Been Relatively Stable Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has hovered around 5.56% overall over the five years prior to 2015. Business Administration and Management hit an all time high in 2015 with 5.56% of total completions and an all time low in 1993 with 0.95% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 6.9% overall in the last five years, from 343.8 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 320.2 completions per 10k in 2015.

3. Health/Health Care Administration/Management

What is Health/Health Care Administration/Management?

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has risen 69.6% overall, from 2.31% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 3.88% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percentage of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015. Health/Health Care Administration/Management hit an all time high in 2013 with 4.74% of total completions and an all time low in 2005 with 1.16% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 60.8% overall in the last five years, from 13.0 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 20.9 completions per 10k in 2015.

4. Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Other)

What is Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Other)?

Any non-specific instructional program in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.

Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has fallen 25.7% overall, from 3.50% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.61% in 2015. In the last year, however, percent of total completions has risen 8.3% from 2.44% in 2014 to 2.61% in 2015. Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Other) hit an all time high in 2004 with 5.14% of total completions and an all time low in 2003 with 0.25% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 62.2% overall in the last five years, from 19.3 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 31.3 completions per 10k in 2015.

5. Health and Physical Education/Fitness

What is Health and Physical Education/Fitness?

A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has fallen 23.5% overall, from 3.45% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.56% in 2015. Health and Physical Education/Fitness hit an all time high in 1999 with 8.81% of total completions and an all time low in 2015 with 2.56% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 7.4% overall in the last five years, from 12.1 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 13.0 completions per 10k in 2015.

6. Journalism

What is Journalism?

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has fallen 24.2% overall, from 3.28% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.53% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percent of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015. Journalism hit an all time high in 2003 with 5.91% of total completions and an all time low in 1997 with 2.35% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 16.5% overall in the last five years, from 17.0 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 14.2 completions per 10k in 2015.

7. Speech Communication and Rhetoric

What is Speech Communication and Rhetoric?

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Risen Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has risen 2,300.0% overall, from 0.11% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.41% in 2015. In the past year, however, percent of total completions has dropped 11.1% from 2.66% in 2014 to 2.41% in 2015. Speech Communication and Rhetoric hit an all time high in 2011 with 3.95% of total completions and an all time low in 2010 with 0.11% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 0.7% overall in the last five years, from 41.2 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 40.9 completions per 10k in 2015.

8. Marketing/Marketing Management

What is Marketing/Marketing Management?

A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.
 
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has fallen 43.6% overall, from 3.93% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.24% in 2015. Marketing/Marketing Management hit an all time high in 2008 with 4.50% of total completions and an all time low in 1996 with 0.79% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 12.7% overall in the last five years, from 46.4 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 40.5 completions per 10k in 2015.

9. Psychology

What is Psychology?

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has fallen 25.0% overall, from 2.81% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 2.14% in 2015. This number seems to be stabilizing, however, with percent of total completions remaining relatively constant over the year prior to 2015. Psychology hit an all time high in 2007 with 3.82% of total completions and an all time low in 1985 with 1.20% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has risen 4.6% overall in the last five years, from 125.2 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 131.0 completions per 10k in 2015.

10. Secondary Education and Teaching

What is Secondary Education and Teaching?

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.
 
Percent of Students Graduating With This Major Has Declined Overall From 2010-2015

The percent of students completing this major compared to all completions at Ohio University-Main Campus has fallen 52.6% overall, from 3.84% of the total completions at this school in 2010 to 1.78% in 2015. Secondary Education and Teaching hit an all time high in 2005 with 5.01% of total completions and an all time low in 1985 with 1.08% of total completions.

More broadly, the percent of students completing this major at all schools has fallen 38.0% overall in the last five years, from 17.9 completions per 10k total graduates five years ago to 11.1 completions per 10k in 2015.


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