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here are a variety of ways to seforgiven,” Braswell says. “For example, with Getting accepted to cure financial assistance to help a nursing loan, if you agree to work in Ohio, fund your postsecondary educaa certain portion may be forgiven.” college is the first step, tion, ranging from grants to loans to Just be sure to familiarize yourself with scholarships. But navigating the unfamiliar any requirements that come with loan forbut it immediately raises landscape and figuring out what is best for giveness to make sure you are meeting the questions about how to pay necessary conditions. you can be intimidating. Loans are the most common way to fiare also many different avenues for it. Here is how to figure forThere nance your education and can come from seeking scholarships. You may have reputable sources like the state or federal heard stories about scholarships being ofout what kind of aid is government, but they must be repaid. The fered to people with certain interests or available to you. decision to take on such debt is a big one, who play a particular musical instrument, but there are also other ways to defray the and some of these quirkier scholarships reBY RUTH CORRADI BEACH quire a student to do some research to find cost of an education. Grants and scholarships — given by the and apply for them. federal government, the state, one’s school of choice or out“There really isn’t a one-stop shop to find everything side organizations — are based on both merit and need and you’re eligible for,” Braswell says, adding that students do not need to be repaid. It all can seem daunting, but there should research any organization offering a scholarship to is a clear starting point on this path. ensure it is legitimate. “The very first step for every student should be filling out Students should also check to to see what groups in their the FAFSA,” says Tamika Braswell, director of the office of community offer scholarships. Churches and local organizafinancial aid for the Ohio Department of Higher Education, tions often do, as do community foundations. Some scholarreferring to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ships are awarded in memory of someone and are given to “Students must complete that to qualify for federal, state and a recipient with similar interests or background. Even if the sometimes institutional aid, including the Pell Grant and scholarships seem small in dollar value compared to the total work study.” cost of an education, such financial assistance adds up. Depending on the school they choose to attend, students “Five hundred dollars here, $1,500 there,” Braswell says, often receive an award letter to let them know what they are “every little bit can count.” eligible to receive. That’s the basic overview of college financial aid, but there are, of course, many nuances to it. To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, visit “In some situations, if certain criteria are met, loans can be For more information, visit

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ers are adjunct college or university professors, so students don’t have to leave their familiar environment. The best part is the credits are at no cost to students or their families. By the time Kushner started college at Kent State University, she was a year ahead in her coursework — and completed her master’s degree at age 21. By 22, she had earned her CPA license. “It’s a no-brainer,” she says. “If you have the opportunity, then do it. You’ll be so grateful to have any extra time you can in college, whether to get in more courses, have a job on the side or graduate sooner.” The College Credit Plus program launched in 2015, and since that time

more than 5,000 students have completed associate degrees while attending high school. Thousands more each year get a jump on college coursework for four-year degrees that saves both time and money. During the 2020-21 school year, 76,601 students across Ohio participated in the program, says Rebecca Harr, director of College Credit Plus. In 2022, the University of Akron graduated a high school senior with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems. “Students taking advantage of these college courses are not just transferring credits, they are creating degree pathways,” Harr says.


fast-track to a master’s degree in accounting and a career at a global firm started during Jordan Kushner’s junior year at Midview High School in Grafton, when she began taking College Credit Plus courses. “I really liked that I was still able to stay involved with my high school while getting all of the college credit,” says Kushner, who earned 33 transferrable credits from Lorain County Community College. College Credit Plus is the state’s dual-enrollment program that allows students in grades 7 to 12 to earn college and high school credits at the same time. In some cases, high school teach-

The program is expanding student eligibility requirements by admitting students who have a minimum 2.75 GPA and A or B grades in relevant high school coursework. “And we are hearing stories of students who are more likely to participate when they can stay at their high schools and participate with a teacher and classroom they are used to, so colleges and universities have created intentional partnerships with districts to put that framework into place,” Harr says, adding that Ohio is a “very progressive state” in terms of postsecondary options and offering opportunities for students to earn college credits during high school. Kushner, now 26, can attest to how College Credit Plus accelerated her move from the classroom to a career. “I now work in the Cleveland office of Grant Thornton, an international public accounting firm,” she says, “and they have offices around the world.” To learn more, visit collegecreditplus.

MAKE YOUR COMEBACK The state of Ohio’s College Comeback program encourages students to return to school and finish their degrees in exchange for loan-debt relief. Life happens, and sometimes, that means it gets in the way of college students’ plans to complete their coursework and receive a degree. Family, work, children and finances are just a few of the things that can prompt a halt in education plans. “There are many things that happen in students’ lives and it’s not necessarily their fault,” says Mike Duffey, senior vice chancellor for the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The term “stopped out” is used to describe the situation rather than the negative “drop out,” and around 1.5 million Ohioans have some postsecondary education but no degree or credential to show for it. The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s College Comeback program aims to help those students by

enlisting the help of Ohio colleges and universities that are willing to offer some debt relief in exchange for new tuition. College Comeback provides these institutions a roadmap for re-enrolling students based on the successful Warrior Way Back program launched by Detroit’s Wayne State University in 2018. The Ohio program is voluntary, with about 10 schools currently having some version of it. One example is Cleveland State University’s (Re)connect to College program, which offers up to $5,000 in debt relief for fulltime students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. (Part-time students may receive up to $2,500 in debt relief.) The College Comeback program also helps colleges face a growing challenge: There are fewer students entering the ranks of higher education than in the past. “College Comeback addresses all of these issues,” Duffey says. “It focuses on re-enrollment, student debt, stopped-out students and total enrollment.”

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As Ohio’s institutions of higher education prepare a return to the sort of social experience students had prior to the pandemic, they are also embracing new modes of educating and counseling that have proven valuable during the past two years. BY RUTH CORRADI BEACH



he beginning of the 2022-23 school year at colleges and universities across Ohio will bring with it a return to campus life as we knew it prior to the pandemic. But normal won’t look the same as it did before. Although masks are gone, some of what was added and learned during the pandemic is here to stay — and that is a good thing, as far as opportunities for students goes. If there is any positive to the upheaval experienced since 2020, perhaps it is that schools discovered, by necessity, that there are different ways to do things.

Students at the University of Toledo take part in a campus event — one of the social cornerstones of the college experience.






ommunity colleges such as Cuyahoga Community College in northeast Ohio have long served students seeking flexibility in their higher-education journey, but the pandemic has led Tri-C to focus on being even more versatile than before. “Our traditional views on what’s normal is nothing like our new normal,” explains Karen Miller, provost at Cuyahoga Community College. “The way [community colleges] thought about delivering education: traditionally fully online or on the ground, traditionally 12 credits per semester … Expectations are different in terms of what students want.” This is true in part because students, as well as the institutions they attend, have seen what’s possible and are now reluctant to go back. This is especially true with online offerings. Tri-C, like many other community colleges, has also long provided coursework delivered to suit nontraditional schedules, but Miller says increased demand has in turn increased Tri-C’s focus on offering them. “We have opportunities for these groups and courses,” Miller says, “but


“When you have to quickly shift to online, ready or not, you learn,” says Tom Perry, vice president for communication and brand management at Marietta College, a private, four-year college in Marietta, Ohio. “We’ve learned what we liked doing and want to get back to. We’re going to keep some of those [new] elements and, at the same time, we’re trying to grow some of those pieces, trying to improve in those areas.” For Marietta College, a small institution where students typically complete an undergraduate degree via four years of full-time study, the pandemic provided new insight into students who desire to go a different route. “We’re realizing that there is a market out there for students who want the remote experience, and that realization maybe opens us up to markets we didn’t reach before, students who maybe started at a place like ours and realize that with just a couple more years of online work they could have a degree,” Perry says. He adds that the school also learned from students who didn’t want to come back to campus right away once in-person instruction restarted. It was a small group of students, he adds, but the college realized it needed to take steps in order not to lose them. Administrators also began to consider how they could create more offerings to draw in students beyond those seeking the traditional in-person, full-time, four-year experience. “The pandemic got us to ask, ‘Are there online graduate degrees we can offer? What are new things we can do that are online that don't require someone to be here?’ Maybe in the form of badges or credentials, four- or six-week courses online. The pandemic opened our eyes to the fact that we can do it.” The flexibility that colleges across Ohio have been embracing gives students options, particularly when it comes to balancing their education with work in an era of historically low unemployment and tapping into online access to student services such as counseling and advising. But alongside this, colleges are also looking to reacquaint their students with the social traditions that have long been at the core of the on-campus experience. This fall, institutions across the state will be looking to balance both.


traditionally we hadn’t put an emphasis on marketing them as a priority to students because it wasn’t what they were looking for. We always had options for evening or weekend courses for working students, and we have a fully online associate degree. [Enrollment in that] is growing more than it ever has.” Miller notes that students in the workforce now have more job options than they did before the pandemic, and this changing employment landscape has required higher education to adapt. “We’re competing with higher wages, lots of job options, so we don’t have the expectation that things are going to be back to normal,” Miller notes. Instead, she says, Tri-C is collaborating with workplaces to offer students specific skills they can use right away in already-identified jobs. “Health careers are in great demand, engineering and IT, and with Intel coming to Columbus, we’re already talking with partner institutions in northeast Ohio about creating pathways for students in associate to bachelor’s programs to specifically fit the needs of Intel,” Miller says. “We’ll be talking to a lot of students to create collaborations, and many employers have talked about the need for it.” New fields have risen in popularity, Miller adds, explaining that more students are seeking to gain entrepreneurial and social media skills that support their desire to launch a business. Student services — such as counseling, academic advising and career advising — also underwent a massive shift during the pandemic, and faculty and staff at the University of Toledo found that online options were so popular that they will continue. “A lot of student supplemental services are now offered in a variety of modes,” says Adrienne King, vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Toledo. “If it’s more convenient to meet with a success coach remotely, [the coach is] happy to do that.” Miller says the pandemic proved not only that there was a desire for such options at Tri-C, but also that faculty and staff could provide them. “We will continue to maintain hybrid availability across a lot of our student services,” she says. “Whatever works best for the student is how we will provide it.”

Cuyahoga Community College (opposite page) has expanded hybrid availability of its supplemental services. Students take part in Marietta’s Doo Dah Day tradition (above).


oursework flexibility and online offerings are great, but what about the in-person moments that are at the heart of the college experience? The times of isolation brought on by the pandemic and how students reacted positively to their return to campus only reinforced the importance of this social aspect. King says some of the adversities brought on by the pandemic underscored just what the University of Toledo community is all about. “Our campus infection rates consistently remained below local community rates,” she says. “Our students rallied as a community to keep everyone safe.” She adds that the adherence to safety protocols allowed students to be more engaged in campus life, which to them became valuable to protect. “We’ve seen the implications of isolation on mental health,” King says. “We are an in-person institution. There are some courses that were online before, and we see that there are options to serve more communities in online master’s or graduate programs, but online is not who we are really at University of Toledo.” Marietta College is also focused on getting students back into the campus vibe. Perry notes that because learning was interrupted for high schoolers, too, colleges must focus on the needs of incoming students. “For the next few years, every student coming in will have come through some sort of COVID experience, no matter what that is,” he points out. “That’s going to be an even bigger adjustment when going to campus life. It can be overwhelming.” Perry says that means Marietta College will have more conversations with students to gauge their comfort and concerns and continue to dedicate resources to ensuring that transition to campus life and the college workload is a positive one. “The need for mental-health care has become ever more apparent, more crystal clear to us,” he says, “and that’s not going to be changing anytime soon.” Perry also points out that even once students are acclimated to the on-campus experience, the fact that the students before them missed out on long-held traditions will have consequences for those who are new to the school. “We have a lot of traditions, fun activities,” Perry says. “We’ve been mask-optional on campus since about February, and always in-person except that small window in the spring of 2020, but there were still traditional, typical college things we couldn’t do.” Students were together in dorms and class, but the social parts weren’t there, and traditions need someone to carry them on. One such example at Marietta College is Doo Dah Day, a campuswide party that had taken place the Friday before spring finals week since 1973. Because it wasn’t held in 2020 and was scaled back in 2021, many current Marietta College students have never experienced it. “It’s organized by students, supported by the college, but now it’s up to us to remind them to keep doing it, to educate them on what it used to be,” Perry says. “The same goes for bringing back other traditions.”







STEM careers that the Choose Ohio First Program has focused on for the last 14 years.” In many ways, Ohio has been building up for a landmark company arrival like this, and a variety of interconnected programs to fund the jobs of the future are helping create promising career paths for students while supplying businesses’ workforce needs. For students and workers, this means access to scholarships, grants and other resources that can help them secure the education, credentials and additional skills needed to succeed in a constantly evolving employment landscape.


Students can begin working toward pursuing in-demand careers, such as those in STEM fields, before ever leaving high school by way of College Credit Plus (see page 6 for more information). The dual-enrollment program allows high school


hio could be the Silicon Heartland — and it will be home of the world’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing site within the next decade. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says the Buckeye State has the talent, infrastructure and economic climate to support the $20-billion megaproject in Licking County. “It’s the largest economic development project in the history of the state of Ohio,” says Rachel Johanson, deputy director at the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. The project will generate more than 20,000 jobs, from 3,000 Intel positions to 7,000 jobs during construction. Overall, the project is expected to add $2.8 billion to the state’s annual gross state product, according to JobsOhio. “It’s interesting because the workforce needs outlined by Intel are not that surprising and are initiatives Ohio has been investing in for a long time,” Johanson points out. “Those include in-demand jobs like technicians, engineers and other

TALENT PIPELINE Ohio’s approach to workforce development connects students with the in-demand fields of the present and future, helping ensure the state has the educated workers that businesses need to thrive. BY KRISTEN HAMPSHIRE

students to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges and universities. “Students can get connected right away to important avenues for lucrative employment moving forward,” explains Cheryl Rice, vice chancellor, higher education workforce alignment for the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Other efforts aim to make a more immediate difference in boosting workforce needs. For fiscal year 2023, the state is providing $3.5 million to community colleges and Ohio technical centers to fund scholarships for students seeing in-demand certifications. “These short-term pathways that lead to credentials are essential for our business community,” Rice explains. “We focus on what jobs are regionally in demand.” The state’s TechCred program (see page 15 for more information) supports employers by providing funding they can use to help their employees learn new and needed skills.

Workers benefit from the program by building more expertise. Through this holistic approach to workforce development, the state has deployed its resources in a way that helps workers land jobs that pay well and attracts more industry. It’s a cycle of success: Grow talent, draw in businesses, upskill workers, fuel economic growth. “We have seen estimates that Ohio needs about 107,000 people to work in the broadband 5G deployment industry over the next few years,” Johanson says. “Looking at our workforce, we formed an industry sector partnership around broadband, so we can focus on what exact training we will need to get and where in the state.” In the case of Intel, the tech giant plans to invest around $100 million in partnership with Ohio universities, community colleges and the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop the skilled talent it will need in Ohio. This will fund everything from collaborative research projects to creating



curricula for associate and undergraduate degree programs. The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Choose Ohio First program also provides support for Intel’s workforce needs. During the last round of funding, the state invested $43 million with 44 Ohio institutions to reinforce these specific courses and academic programs, according to Rice. The initiative also encourages colleges and universities to seek student diversity in their STEM programs and forge connections between those studying these fields and the business sector. “When recruiting students,” Rice says, “we want to look at underrepresented populations and also integrate work-based learning while they are in their programs, so they become well connected to the business community upon graduation.”


The state is actively involved in attracting workers for in-demand jobs, which currently range from educators to CDL truck drivers. To help draw people to these fields, the state earmarked $2.5 million for 30 schools where students can earn a Commercial Driver’s License and $5.2 million to address the educator workforce shortage. The state’s programs are designed to provide a link between the education and business worlds, and these collaborations are even more important now given the historically low unemployment rate in Ohio, and the fact that businesses are really trying to find workers. “We just launched our CDL program, which allows individuals interested in getting a CDL to be recruited by com-

panies across the state that have been approved by the Department of Public Safety and chancellor [of the Ohio Department of Higher Education],” Rice says. The program has scholarship and loan components. For example, if a CDL program costs $6,000, the student is eligible for a $3,000 grant and a $3,000 loan. “Upon completion of the program and obtaining the CDL, an individual will be employed by a truck-driving company with an Ohio address to work for one full year, and then the loan portion will be forgiven,” Rice explains. “So, the student could, in fact, get their entire program paid for.” The teacher scholarship program was awarded to 29 public and independent colleges with educator-preparation programs approved by the chancellor. “These will help address immediate needs and it targets a population that could enter the teaching profession within one to two years,” Rice says. “We are hoping this spurs teachers to finish [their education] or encourages students to select the field so we can increase the pipeline of licensed schoolteachers in the state.” Students can also check for jobs that are in demand at the state’s Top Jobs List directory online. What makes a job in-demand? It must have a salary of 80% of the state median wage and annual job growth that is higher than the statewide average or annual job openings higher than the statewide average. The Ohio Top Jobs list is customizable by region and industry as well as education level needed. Search the list at

Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs

The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation offers a searchable and sortable online database of the state’s in-demand professions at Here were some of the current in-demand jobs with the highest median salaries requiring a bachelor's degree, associate degree or postsecondary training as of May 18, 2022.

Bachelor's Degree

• Architectural and Engineering Managers • Computer and Information Systems Managers • Marketing Managers • Financial Managers • Sales Managers • Natural Sciences Managers • Human Resources Managers • Aerospace Engineers • Computer Network Architects • Industrial Production Managers


Post-Secondary, Non-Degree

• Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation and Relay • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians • Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers (Except Line Installers) • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment • Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage • Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers • Firefighters • Tool and Die Makers • Heating, AC and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers



Associate Degree

• Dental Hygienists • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians • Radio Mechanics • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician • Web Developers • Occupational Therapist Assistants • Physical Therapist Assistants • Computer Network Support Specialists • Respiratory Therapists

SKILLS UPGRADE Ohio’s TechCred program offers funding that helps businesses train employees and provides opportunity in an ever-changing technological world. BY KRISTEN HAMPSHIRE



PT Manufacturing’s founder and CEO Tony Nighswander is giving students the type of opportunity he had as a high school student, which led him to a rewarding career as the owner of a quickly growing high-tech manufacturer. He attended vocational school for welding, completed an apprenticeship in tool and die, and started APT Manufacturing in Hicksville in 1996. Today, Ohio’s TechCred grant program supports the company’s robust high school and postsecondary apprenticeship programs. “They can see the career path,” Nighswander says. “We live in a small farming community with great workers, and I didn’t want to lose those students. … We can keep them here and give them an opportunity and that has really paid off.” APT Manufacturing grew by 50 workers during a threeyear period and now employs 100 skilled employees who specialize in areas such as toolmaking, automation assembly, mechanical and electrical engineering, electrical and robotic programming, and quality control. Upskilling workers to fulfill advancing technological needs requires investment in time, training and people. For many employers, those three assets become obstacles to providing their workers continuing education. The TechCred program, which is entering its 14th round of funding, fills a gap by funding 4,000 tech-focused credentials. “It’s a win-win, because the business trains employees in new skills and the employees earn a credential they can take with them and always use it in the future,” says Rachel Jo-

hanson, deputy director at the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. Employers that had put off training due to budgetary constraints are unlocking opportunity through the program. “Having to pay for it was impacting some employers’ ability to grow their businesses because of the financial burden,” Johanson says. Businesses of all sizes across the state can benefit from the program. The state reimburses up to $2,000 per credential and up to $30,000 per business per round of funding. Rounds are distributed on a bimonthly basis. There are three requirements: credentials are tech focused, short term and industry recognized. Within those parameters, training needs are quite diverse. “It can be anything from a manufacturer providing training for a new machining technique to a technology company needing data analytics — or any company, even outside of the technology sector, that has a tech position that needs a tech credential,” Johanson says. Many of the trainings can be completed online, and all take one year or less to complete — a fast track to preparing current and future employees for in-demand jobs. Since the program launched in 2019 out of the Office of Workforce Transformation, more than 1,822 employers have received funding, and employees have earned 40,824 credentials. The program encourages employers to partner with universities, community colleges, technical centers and private providers. In March 2022 alone, 342 Ohio employers were approved for funding with employees earning up to 4,121 credentials. APT Manufacturing has received numerous rounds of TechCred grants to fund its ongoing training program, which is providing opportunities for recent graduates and employees. “Due to our extensive training program, we have been blessed with not needing a ‘help wanted’ sign out front,” Nighswander says.








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Sinclair Community College Dayton • 800-315-3000 or 937-512-3675 or Centerville Campus 937-512-2363 Englewood Campus 937-836-8750 Huber Heights Campus 937-233-5550 Mason Campus 513-339-1212 Wright-Patterson AFB Center Southern State Community College Hillsboro • 937-393-3431 or 800-628-7722 ext. 2607 Brown County Campus Mt. Orab • 937-444-7722 Fayette Campus Washington Court House 740-333-5115 Stark State College North Canton • 330-494-6170 Akron Campus 330-494-6170 ext. 4670 Barberton Satellite Center 330-494-6170 ext. 4670 Downtown Canton Satellite Center 330-494-6170 ext. 4138 Terra State Community College Fremont • 866-288-3772 or 419-334-8400 Washington State Community College Marietta • 740-374-8716 or 740-568-1900 ext. 1410 Zane State College Zanesville • 740-588-5000 •

INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES NOT-FOR-PROFIT, PRIVATE Allegheny Wesleyan College Salem • 330-337-6403 Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change Yellow Springs • 937-769-1800 or 937-769-1340 Antioch University Midwest Yellow Springs • 937-769-1800

Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati • 800-323-5692 or 513-562-6262

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland • 216-368-2000 or 216-368-4450

Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland • 216-791-5000 or 216-795-3107

Ashland University Ashland • 800-882-1548 or 419-289-4142 (undergrad), (graduate)

Cedarville University Cedarville • 800-233-2784 or 937-766-7700

The College of Wooster Wooster • 330-263-2322 or 330-263-2000

Chatfield College St. Martin Campus 513-875-3344 Cincinnati Campus 513-921-9856

Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus • 614-224-9101 or 614-222-3261

The Athenaeum of Ohio Cincinnati • 513-231-2223 or 513-231-6116 Aultman College Canton • 330-363-6347

Defiance College Defiance • 800-520-4632 or 419-783-2359

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cincinnati • 513-585-2401

Baldwin Wallace University Berea • 440-826-2900 or 440-826-2222 or

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Cincinnati • 888-377-8433 or 513-761-2020 or 513-618-1926

Bluffton University Bluffton • 800-488-3257 or 419-358-3000 or 419-358-3257

Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland • 800-223-4700 or 216-421-7418

Capital University Columbus • 614-236-6101 Trinity Lutheran Seminary 614-236-6856

Cleveland Institute of Electronics Cleveland • 800-243-6446

Denison University Granville • 740-587-0810 or 740-587-6276 Firelands School of Nursing Sandusky • 419-557-7110 Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville • 800-783-6220 or 740-283-3771 Franklin University Columbus • 877-341-6300 or 614-797-4700

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God’s Bible School and College Cincinnati • 513-721-7944 • Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science Cincinnati • 513-862-2631

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon • 740-397-9000 or 740-392-6868 Muskingum University New Concord • 800-752-6082 or 740-826-8211

Heidelberg University Tiffin • 800-434-3352 or 419-448-2330

Notre Dame College South Euclid • 877-632-6446 or 216-381-1680

Hiram College Hiram • 330-569-3211 or 330-577-5003

Nyskc University Seville • 516-360-0201

John Carroll University University Heights • 888-335-6800 or 216-397-4294

Oberlin College Oberlin • 800-622-6243 or 440-775-8413 or

Kenyon College Gambier • 800-848-2468 or 740-427-5000 Kettering College Kettering • 937-395-8601 or 937-395-8628 Lake Erie College Painesville • 440-375-7050 • Lakewood University Cleveland Heights 800-517-0857 • Lourdes University Sylvania • 800-878-3210 or 419-885-5291 Malone University Canton • 800-521-1146 or 330-471-8145 Marietta College Marietta • 800-331-7896 or 740-376-4600 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo • 888-806-3729 or 419-251-1313 Youngstown Campus 330-480-5374 Methodist Theological School in Ohio Delaware • 800-333-6876 or 740-363-1146 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus • 614-234-5800 or 614-234-4266 Lancaster Campus 740-689-6675 Mount St. Joseph University Cincinnati • 800-654-9314 or 513-244-4200



Ohio Christian University Circleville • 844-726-7937 or 877-762-8669 Ohio Dominican University Columbus • 800-955-6446 or 614-251-4500 Ohio Northern University Ada • 888-408-4668 or 419-772-2000 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware • 800-922-8953 or 740-368-3020 Otterbein University Westerville • 614-890-3000 or 614-823-1500 Payne Theological Seminary Wilberforce • 937-971-2867 Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus • 614-985-2241 or 614-885-5585 Rabbinical College of Telshe Wickliffe 440-943-5300 Remington College Cleveland • 800-208-1950 Rosedale Bible College Irwin • 740-857-1311 or University of Rio Grande Rio Grande • 800-282-7201

Saint Mary Seminary & Graduate School of Theology Wickliffe • 440-943-7600 or 440-943-7667 Tiffin University Tiffin • 800-968-6446 or 419-448-3423 Transcontinental University Dublin • 614-812-7166 Tri-State Bible College South Point • 740-377-2520 • Tri-State Bible College North Akron • 330-906-2479 Union Institute & University Cincinnati • 800-861-6400 or 513-861-6400 United Theological Seminary Dayton • 800-322-5817 or 937-529-2201 University of Dayton Dayton • 800-837-7433 or 937-229-1000 University of Findlay Findlay • 800-472-9502 or 419-434-4732 University of Mount Union Alliance • 800-992-6682 or 330-823-2590 University of Northwestern Ohio Lima • 419-998-3120 Ursuline College Pepper Pike • 888-877-8546 or 440-449-4200 Valor Christian College Columbus • 800-940-9422 or 855-219-6538 Walsh University North Canton • 800-362-9846 or 330-490-7090 Western Governors University Columbus • 866-903-0108 or 866-225-5948 Wilberforce University Wilberforce • 937-376-2911 or 937-708-5500 Wilmington College Wilmington • 800-341-9318 or 937-382-6661

Blue Ash 513-793-1337 Cincinnati State 513-569-1806 Winebrenner Theological Seminary Findlay • 419-434-4200 Wittenberg University Springfield • 800-677-7558 or 937-327-6314 Xavier University Cincinnati • 513-745-3000 FOR-PROFIT, PRIVATE, BASED IN OHIO American Institute of Alternative Medicine Columbus • 614-825-6255 Davis College Toledo • 419-473-2700 or 800-477-7021 ETI Technical College Niles • 330-652-9919 Felbry College Columbus • 614-781-1085 Fortis College • 855-436-7847 Centerville Campus 937-433-3410 Cincinnati Campus 513-771-2795 Columbus Campus 614-882-2551 Cuyahoga Falls Campus 330-923-9959 Hondros College Westerville • 888-466-3767 or 855-906-8773 Fairborn Campus 855-906-8773 Independence Campus 855-906-8773 Maumee Campus 855-906-8773 West Chester Campus 806-966-8773 International College of Broadcasting Dayton • 855-896-3733 The Modern College of Design Kettering • 937-294-0592

The North Coast College Lakewood • 216-221-8584 Ohio Business College Sheffield Village 888-514-3126 or 888-875-0780 HVAC Learning Center Lorain • 888-514-3126 Sandusky Campus 888-627-8345 Truck Driving Academy Dayton • 937-226-1683 Ohio Technical College Cleveland • 800-322-7000 Ross College — Ohio Campuses Canton Campus 330-494-1214 Cincinnati Campus 513-851-8500 Dayton Campus 937-235-0510 Elyria Campus 440-328-8878 Mansfield Campus 419-747-2206 Niles Campus 330-505-1436 Sylvania Campus 419-882-3203 FOR-PROFIT, PRIVATE, BASED OUTSIDE OF OHIO American College of Education 800-280-0307 or 317-829-9400 Bryant & Stratton College — Ohio Campuses Cleveland Campus 216-771-1700 Akron Campus 330-598-2500 Parma Campus 216-265-3151 Solon Campus 440-510-1112 Chamberlain University Columbus • 614-252-8890 Cleveland Campus 216-361-6005 Daymar College Columbus Campus 800-621-0042 or 614-643-6682 DeVry University 866-339-7934 • Cincinnati Campus 513-583-5000

Columbus Campus 614-253-7291 Galen College of Nursing Cincinnati Campus 513-475-3636 Valley College Cleveland Campus 216-453-8201 Fairlawn Satellite Campus 330-997-8900 Walden University 844-683-6574

OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES The following institutions have campuses in Ohio and/or have been issued a certificate of authorization to operate in Ohio. Bard College Cleveland • 216-838-9700 Central Michigan University – Wright Patterson AFB Center Wright-Patterson • 937-252-5600 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 800-522-6787 or 937-904-4859 Fielding Graduate University 800-340-1099 or 805-898-4026 Grace College and Seminary Akron • 330-422-3150 Hebrew Union College Cincinnati • 513-221-1875 Herzing University Akron • 800-596-0724 or 330-593-3034 Indiana University East Dayton • 866-498-4968 or 866-468-6498 Indiana Wesleyan University • 866-498-4968 Cincinnati Education Center West Chester 513-881-3600 or 800-621-8667 ext. 3600 Cleveland Education Center Independence 216-525-6160 or 800-621-8667 ext. 6160



Columbus Education Center Hilliard 614-529-7550 or 800-621-8667 ext. 7550 Dayton Education Center 937-298-4430 or 800-621-8997 ext. 4430 Lindsey Wilson College • 800-264-0138 Cincinnati Community Campus 513-569-5718 Hillsboro Community Campus 937-403-1949 Loyola University Institute of Ministry 800-456-9652 or 504-865-3240 Mansfield University 800-577-6826 or 570-662-4000 Nazarene Theological Seminary 800-831-31011 or 816-268-5400 Northern Baptist Seminary – Greater Cincinnati Center Fairfield • 630-620-2180

Nova Southeastern University 800-541-6682 Park University • 816-741-2000 Defense Supply Center Columbus Whitehall • 614-237-4229 Wright-Patterson AFB Campus 937-259-1289 • Southeastern University Columbus • 863-667-5018 or

OHIO TECHNICAL CENTERS Ohio Technical Centers provide postsecondary career and technical education. Alliance Career Center Alliance • 330-829-2267 Apollo Career Center Lima • 419-988-2908

Spring Arbor University 800-968-0011 Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Trinity International University 847-945-8800 or 847-317-4032 Christ Community Chapel Hudson • 330-650-9533 Xenos Christian Fellowship Columbus 614-823-6510 ext. 1226 Wheeling University 800-624-6992 or 304-243-2000

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Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Ashland • 800-686-3313 or 419-289-3313 Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center Jefferson • 440-576-6015 Auburn Career Center Concord Township • 440-357-7542 Buckeye Career Center New Philadelphia • 800-227-1665 or 330-339-2288 Buckeye Hills Career Center Rio Grande • 740-245-5334 Butler Technology & Career Development Schools Hamilton • 513-868-6300, 513-645-8200 (adult education) Canton City Schools – Adult Career & Technical Education Canton • 330-438-2556 Choffin Career & Technical Center Choffin • 330-744-8700 Collins Career Technical Center Chesapeake • 740-867-6641 Columbiana County Career & Technical Center Lisbon • 330-424-9561, 330-424-9562 (adult education) Columbus City Schools Department of Adult & Community Education Columbus • 614-365-6000 C-TEC Newark • 740-364-2333 or 740-364-2832 Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Brecksville • 440-526-5200 Delaware Area Career Center Delaware • 740-548-0708 Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools Groveport • 614-836-4530 EHOVE Career Center Milan • 419-499-4663 Four County Career Center Archbold • 800-589-3334 or 419-267-3331 Grant Career Center Bethel • 513-734-6222 Great Oaks Career Campuses Cincinnati • 513-771-8840

Diamond Oaks Campus Cincinnati 513-574-1300 Laurel Oaks Campus Wilmington 800-752-5480 or 937-382-1411 Live Oaks Campus Milford • 513-575-1900 Scarlet Oaks Campus Cincinnati • 513-771-8810 Greene County Career Center Xenia • 937-372-6941 Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing Salem • 330-332-8940

Polaris Career Center Middleburg Heights • 440-891-7600 • Portage Lakes Career Center Uniontown • 330-896-8200 • Sandusky Career Center Sandusky • sanduskycareercenter 419-984-1100 Scioto County Career Technical Center Lucasville • 740-259-5526 Southern Hills Career & Technical Center Georgetown • 937-378-6131

Knox County Career Center Mount Vernon • 740-397-5820

Toledo Public Schools – Career Tech Toledo 419-671-0001

Lorain County JVS Oberlin • 440-986-6601

Tolles Career & Technical Center Plain City • 614-873-4666 ext. 4248

Madison Adult Career Center Mansfield 419-589-6363

Tri-County Career Center Nelsonville 800-637-6508 or 740-753-3511

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center Canfield • 330-729-4100

Tri-Rivers Career Center Marion • 740-389-4682

Maplewood Career Center Ravenna • 330-296-2892 ext. 551010 or Medina County Career Center Medina • 330-725-8461 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Englewood • 800-716-7161 or 937-854-6297 Mid-East Career & Technology Centers Zanesville • 800-551-1548 or 740-454-0101 Millstream Career Center Findlay 419-425-8277 Penta Career Center Perrysburg • 419-661-6555 Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center Chillicothe • 740-642-1288 Circleville Campus 740-642-1277 Ross County Aspire/GED Chillicothe • 740-779-2035

Pike County Career Technology Center Piketon • 740-289-2721 or 740-289-4172 Pioneer Career & Technology Center Shelby • 877-818-7282 or 419-347-7744

Trumbull Career & Technical Center Warren • 330-847-0503 Upper Valley Career Center Piqua • 937-778-1980 Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers • 419-332-2626 Adult Education Fremont • 419-334-6901 Sentinel – SCTC Tiffin • 419-448-1212 Vanguard Tech Center Fremont • 419-332-2626 Vantage Career Center Van Wert • 419-238-5411 Warren County Career Center Lebanon • 513-932-8145 Washington County Career Center Marietta • 740-373-6283 Wayne County Schools Career Center Smithville • 330-669-7070 Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools – Career and Technical Education Willoughby 440-283-4300 COLLEGE 101 • SUMMER-FALL 2022


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