Not that Miami, the other one. Named for the Miami Indian Tribe that inhabited the area now known as the Miami Valley Region of Ohio, Miami University emphasizes undergraduate study at its main campus in Oxford (35 miles north of Cincinnati) as well as at commuter campuses in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and a European Center in Luxembourg. The school offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in areas including business administration, arts and sciences, engineering, and education. Its student body includes more than 15,000 undergraduates on the Oxford campus; 2,500 graduate students; and another 5,700 students attending satellite campuses. Miami University was established in 1809.
Miami University's 2011 revenue increased 3% vs. 2010, due to a corresponding increase in undergraduate tuition on its three campuses and a rising rates for room and board. Net income at the public university rose 25% over the same period on higher revenue and lower operating expenses, due primarily to a reduction in the number of positions and no salary increases. The rise in tuition for Ohio residents in 2011 was the first in four years. Also, investment income rose in 2011 for the second consecutive year.
Miami University celebrated its bicentennial in 2009. The school was chartered in February of 1809 by the State of Ohio, but the first classses were not held until 1824. – less