About Our Schools

Ohio Career Colleges And Schools
What you should know …
Who we are
300 career colleges and schools that provide professional, technical, career-specific programs in 200+ occupational areas; grant degrees, certificates and diplomas.
31 degree-granting colleges on 64 campuses.
Privately owned and operated.
Licensed in the State of Ohio; overseen by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools; approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Students we serve
More than 78,000 students attend Ohio’s career colleges and schools.
66% are age 25 and older.
Approximately 33% of enrolled students are African American, Hispanic or other minority
Most students stay in Ohio to work.
Student and school success
Approximately 81% of graduates find jobs in their field of study within 90 days of graduation.
The graduation rate is 44%, compared to 15% for community colleges and 37% for 4-year public universities in Ohio.
Career college students account for about one-third of all students majoring in health and computer science, two occupations projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in Ohio through 2016.
Economic impact
In 2014, career colleges and schools generated more than $610 million of local economic activity; employed more than 7,000 faculty and staff members; posted a payroll of more than $235 million annually; contributed $643 million in purchased goods and services; and, paid $50 million as institutions in taxes to support local, state and federal government services.
Tuition
The average cost of tuition at Ohio career colleges is less than the statewide average ($15,415) for all of Ohio’s tax-supported community colleges, state universities and their branches, and non-profit colleges. (Underwood & Associates).
Sources: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), U.S. Department of Education; Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools; Underwood & Associates; American Public Sector Colleges and Universities