In a statement from the Office of Enrollment Services, emailed to The Lanternby OSU spokeswoman Amy Murray, said the number of home-schooled student applications has risen significantly over the last several years.
“For Autumn 2013, we received 78 applications, which was an increase from the previous year of 45,” Murray said in an email.
There usually are only a “handful” of applications from home-schooled students, who follow the same admissions process as other applicants, Murray said.
According to a Fall Semester 2013 newsletter from OSU Undergraduate Admissions, OSU saw a nearly 25 percent increase in undergraduate applications overall for Fall Semester 2013 compared to the previous year. The increase in home-schooled student applications for the same span was proportionally higher, about a 73 percent increase.
The assumption is the number of admissions is fairly equivalent to the number of applications, or the OSU student paper – The Lantern – wouldn’t report it. There are many universities announcing their availability to the homeschool crowd. It seems to be a win-win collaboration.