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OSU Urban Engagement

Extension’s strategic approach to Ohio’s urban influence and urban-suburban-rural interdependencies.

Strengthening Connections Along the Urban-Rural Continuum, Strengthens Ohio
With a presence in all Ohio communities, OSU Extension continues to advance engagement with rural, suburban, and urban Ohioans. Shifts in demographic characteristics and community conditions requires unique strategies to bring people and ideas together in ways that are relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally.

Ohio’s Distinct Urban Influence
With 11.8 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the nation. More than 50% of Ohio residents live in 10 of the 88 counties. Ohio has six cities with populations of more than 100,000. Only 12 other states have more cities of this size. What to know more about urban influence?

OSU Extension – Perfect Match for the City
As a Land-Grant, Urban Serving, Carnegie Engaged University, Ohio State addresses Ohio’s urban influence and connections along the urban-rural continuum. 

For more information, take a look at this page for stories about urban Extension in Ohio or checkout the highlights section.


News

  1. 2022 National Urban Extension Leaders Award

    Jun 8, 2022

    This year's NUEL Award winner is Nicole Debose. Learn more.

  2. 2016–2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates

    May 5, 2022

    The U.S. Census Bureau released new statistics from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. Read more.

  3. U.S. Census Back to Data Basics Webinar Series

    Feb 3, 2022

    Working with U.S. Census Bureau data can feel like a complex puzzle and finding the right pieces to complete the picture may seem daunting to anyone who is not a statistician. To help guide novice data users, Census Academy is launching the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series on Thursdays.