Since its 2006 merger with the Medical University of Ohio, The University of Toledo’s influence has only expanded, even in the midst of challenging times for higher education.
In the last seven years, UT has been a leader in keeping college affordable. Our decision to freeze tuition and fees in three of the last six years – including for the coming year – speaks to our commitment to keep students at the center of the choices this Board and this University make.
Many of our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in their fields of study and they bring that expertise to the classroom. And while a college degree starts there, it is UT’s investment in opportunities for experiential learning – through field work, study abroad programs and internships – that places UT graduates ahead of their peers as they begin the job search or apply for advanced degree programs.
Rocket athletes compete regularly for Mid-American Conference championships. Women’s basketball, women’s cross country and women’s soccer all have won multiple titles during the last five years – including a national basketball title in 2011 with a Women’s National Invitational Tournament win. Men’s basketball and men’s baseball have won the MAC-West Division and our football team is a regular title contender. And with this success comes academic excellence as UT athletes have repeatedly averaged better than a 3.0 GPA.
If you’ve never visited UT, you might be surprised by the idyllic beauty and safety of our campus and the incredible array of cultural opportunities in the community available to students, including the Toledo Museum of the Art, the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Opera and the Toledo Zoo.
The University of Toledo’s mission is to strive everyday to improve the human condition and it is because of those who teach, work and study here that we achieve that goal.
Joseph H. Zerbey, IV Chairman University of Toledo Board of Trustees