Ohio University Southern Campus is located at 1804 Liberty Avenue in Ironton, Ohio. While not as large as the main Ohio University campus located in Athens, Ohio, several degree programs are offered. The Southern Campus also features an extension located in Proctorville, Ohio, a Nature Center, and the Ohio Horse Park located in Franklin Furnace, Ohio just off U.S. 52. OUS also has an on campus eating area called "The Paddock". OUS offers many different physical fitness activities including tennis and football.
The University began in 1956 when it hosted college-level classes in Ironton High School with an initial enrollment of 90 students.
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