Ohio State University agrees to performance audit, making it first college in the state

Cleveland Plain Dealer | Karen Farkas


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University has agreed to undergo a performance audit, which would be the first of a public higher education institution.

State Auditor Dave Yost performs audits to identify ways to reduce costs and improve service. Under legislation passed in 2011, the auditor must complete performance audits of at least four state agencies every two years.

Legislation is pending in Columbus that would require Yost to choose a public two- or four-year college for one of those four performance audits.

Ohio State’s audit is contingent on the legislation passing, Ohio State spokesman Rob Messinger wrote in an email Monday.

“We fully expect the bill to pass, at which point we’ll begin working with the auditor’s office on the details of the performance audit,” he wrote.

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