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By the Numbers

A closer look at gifts made to the College of Engineering, including the Knowlton School of Architecture, in fiscal year 2019-20.

Total Giving

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Giving by Area

Based on number of gifts


Provides unrestricted funds to support the college's greatest needs in education, research and outreach

41 percent

Student Support
Gifts to our scholarship funds have the greatest impact on our students

28 percent

Program Support
Includes the First Year Honors Competition Fund, Geotechnical Engineering Fund, Buckeye Hackers Fund and many more

23 percent

Facilities and Maintenance
The college maintains 49 buildings and 2,649,946 square feet on campus, the largest of any college at Ohio State

4 percent

Faculty and Staff Support
Helps attract and maintain the highest quality chairs and professors to teach students and conduct research

2 percent

Includes funding for the college’s four research priorities: manufacturing, mobility, medicine and materials

2 percent

College of Engineering Donors

Who Gave?

College of Engineering Alumni 


2991 donors
Friends 1,987
1987 donors
Other Ohio State Alumni 826
826 donors
Corporations and Foundations 468
468 donors
Ohio State Employees 166
166 donors

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Student Support

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Annual Giving

Triple Match

The Pay 4ward Triple Match Campaign returned for the third year in November 2019. This monthlong campaign connects recent graduates who showed their support for the College of Engineering and quadruples the impact of their gifts with a 3-to-1 match provided by several generous alumni.

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Student Emergency Funding in Response to COVID-19

In March, as applications for emergency funding increased exponentially, the Ohio State alumni community came together to support students. Together as Buckeyes, you supported students in their greatest time of need.  

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