Ohio Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Ohio

From the shores of Lake Erie to the bluegrass plains along the Ohio River, the Buckeye State offers its students a great place to live. Nightlife is hopping in college towns like Columbus and in bustling cities like Cincinnati and Cleveland. Ohio colleges and universities thrive by providing career training and degree programs in fields like business, health care and technology that can plug you into jobs that make a difference. College life is demanding, but you won't miss out on fun. You'll discover exceptional recreational opportunities away from the classroom in indoor culture and outdoor sporting life, whether it's a Columbus ballgame, the Rock and Roll Museum in Cleveland, a symphony in Cincinnati, or a hike in one of six national parks.


Ohio colleges and the state's top careers

More than 23 percent of Ohio's 11 million residents have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. As jobs become more competitive, you can prepare for your own successful career at one of the many Ohio colleges or universities. The state's top 10 employers include organizations in aviation, commercial banking, education, health care and manufacturing. Two- and four-year undergraduate degree programs at Ohio colleges can prepare you to take your place in an entry-level position in these in-demand fields.

The State of Ohio projects strong employment growth from 2008 to 2018 in jobs for dental assistants (25 percent), vocational nurses (17.4 percent), physical therapist assistants (31.5 percent), personal financial advisors (21.6 percent), athletic trainers (35.6 percent), network systems analysts (43.2 percent) and mental health counselors (23.6 percent).

How far can you go? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports these mean annual Ohio wages for 2010 in these fields:

  1. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians: $52,290
  2. Dental assistants: $32,250
  3. Education administrators: $85,330
  4. Financial managers: $110,820
  5. Physical therapy assistants: $52,230
  6. Sales representatives, manufacturing: $75,720

It's never too early to begin thinking about your goals. Find out how Ohio colleges and universities can empower you.

See also: Ohio Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Allegheny Wesleyan College
            Salem, Ohio www.awc.edu
            Antioch College
            Yellow Springs, Ohio www.antioch-college.edu
            Ashland University
            Ashland, Ohio www.ashland.edu
            Baldwin-Wallace College
            Berea, Ohio www.bw.edu
            Bowling Green State University
            Bowling Green, Ohio www.bgsu.edu
            Bowling Green State University - Firelands
            Huron, Ohio www.firelands.bgsu.edu
            Capital University
            Columbus, Ohio www.capital.edu
            Central Ohio Technical College
            Newark, Ohio www.cotc.edu
            Chancellor University
            (formerly Myers University) Cleveland, Ohio
            Chatfield College
            St. Martin, Cincinnati, Ohio www.chatfield.edu
            Cleveland Institute of Art
            Cleveland, Ohio www.cia.edu
            Cleveland State University
            Cleveland, Ohio www.csuohio.edu
            Davis College
            Toledo, Ohio www.daviscollege.edu
            Edison State Community College
            Piqua, Ohio www.edisonohio.edu
            Franciscan University of Steubenville
            Steubenville, Ohio www.franciscan.edu
            Heidelberg College
            Tiffin, Ohio www.heidelberg.edu
            Hiram College
            Hiram, Ohio www.hiram.edu
            Hocking College
            Nelsonville, Ohio www.hocking.edu
            Huron School of Nursing
            Cleveland, Ohio www.cchseast.org/schools/
            James A Rhodes State College
            Lima, Ohio (formerly Lima Technical College) www.rhodesstate.edu
            Jefferson Community College
            Steubenville, Ohio www.jcc.edu
            John Carroll University
            Cleveland, University Heights, Ohio www.jcu.edu
            Kent State University
            Kent, Ohio www.kent.edu
            Kent State University - Trumbull Campus
            Warren, Ohio
            Kent State University - Tuscarawas Campus
            New Philadelphia, Ohio www.tusc.kent.edu
            Kenyon College
            Gambier, Ohio www.kenyon.edu
            Kettering College of Medical Arts
            Kettering (Dayton), Ohio www.kcma.edu
            Lake Erie College
            Painesville, Ohio www.lec.edu
            Lakeland Community College
            Kirtland (Willoughby), Ohio www.lakelandcc.edu
            Lorain County Community College
            Elyria, Ohio www.lorainccc.edu
            Lourdes College
            Sylvania, Ohio www.lourdes.edu
            Malone College
            Canton, Ohio www.malone.edu
            Marietta College
            Marietta, Ohio www.marietta.edu
            Marion Technical College
            Marion, Ohio www.mtc.edu
            Mount Union College
            Alliance, Ohio www.muc.edu
            Mount Vernon Nazarene University
            Mount Vernon, Ohio www.mvnu.edu
            Muskingum College
            New Concord, Ohio www.muskingum.edu
            Notre Dame College
            South Euclid (Cleveland), Ohio www.notredamecollege.edu
            Oberlin College
            Oberlin, Ohio www.oberlin.edu
            Ohio Dominican University
            Columbus, Ohio www.ohiodominican.edu
            Ohio Northern University
            Ada, Ohio www.onu.edu
            Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
            Wooster, Ohio www.ati.osu.edu
            Ohio Valley College of Technology
            East Liverpool www.ovct.edu
            Ohio Wesleyan University
            Delaware, Ohio www.owu.edu
            Otterbein College
            Columbus (Westerville), Ohio www.otterbein.edu
            Owens Community College
            Perrysburg, Toledo, Findlay, Northwood, Ohio www.owens.edu
            Pontifical College Josephinum
            Columbus, Ohio www.pcj.edu
            Rabbinical College Telshe
            Wickliffe, Ohio
            Rosedale Bible College
            Irwin, Ohio www.rosedale.edu
            Shawnee State University
            Portsmouth, Ohio www.shawnee.edu
            Siegal College
            Cleveland, Ohio (Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies) www.siegalcollege.edu
            Sinclair Community College
            Dayton, Ohio www.sinclair.edu
            Southern State Community College
            Hillsboro, Ohio www.sscc.edu
            Stark State College of Technology
            Canton, Ohio www.starkstate.edu
            Temple Baptist College
            Cincinnati, Ohio http://www.templebaptistcollege.com/
            Terra State College
            Fremont, Ohio www.terra.edu