More Information About Assessment Funds
Assessment is supported by a $1.30/credit hour fee paid by OSU undergraduate and graduate students*. Assessment fees are used to implement a broad range of assessment programs on campus, including assessment of entering freshmen and transfer students, general education assessment, assessment of student and alumni satisfaction, program outcomes assessment, and a broad range of special assessment projects aimed at providing useful information for continuous quality improvement in student programs.
Assessment funds are distributed through the Office of University Assessment under the direction of the Assessment and Academic Improvement Council and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Assessment funds are allocated based on the Assessment and Academic Improvement Council's guidelines for appropriate uses of assessment fee money. Program enrollment is also considered in the allocation of funds so that programs with larger student enrollments are eligible for more assessment funds than those with smaller enrollments.
*OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine students do not pay assessment fees.