Ohio Northern University

525 S. Main St, Ada, OH 45810-1599

School Details

In 1871, Henry Solomon Lehr, with support from the community, founded the Northwestern Ohio Normal School as a teacher training institution. Two other name changes would follow; first, to Ohio Normal University and second, in 1903, to Ohio Northern University. In 1899, the University affiliated with the United Methodist Church and more intentionally embraced the Judeo-Christian values of becoming church-related. From these beginnings, Ohio Northern University has developed a focus on teaching, learning, scholarship, and professional practice, and a campus environment that is student-centered, service-oriented, and values-based.

The University is made up of five colleges, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Law
  • College of Pharmacy


Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    United Methodist
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
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