Member Benefits

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We’re the only association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of nearly 300 career colleges and schools in Ohio. We act on behalf of our members in three key areas:

1. Advocacy
OACCS is the collective voice speaking out on legislative and regulatory issues that matter to you.

Direct contact with state licensing boards, accrediting commissions, and state and regional professional agencies
Providing up-to-the-minute information to the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Board of Regents, U.S. Dept. of Education, and Ohio employers
Retained lobbyist to expand our access to Ohio policy makers
Washington, D.C. representation through OACCS’ affiliation with Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities

2. Professional development
OACCS professional development programs expose you to best practices and build skills. Members enjoy significant program fee discounts.

Conferences, workshop and seminars for administrators, faculty, admissions representatives, and placement specialists
Valuable networking events to raise your profile and make connections
Free tutorial, online webinars, professionally presented by leading educational publishers
Self-paced online training courses, granting CEUs

3. Outreach programs promoting career education
OACCS protects and promotes the success of all proprietary colleges and schools in Ohio.

Legislative Scholarship Program for high school graduates
Workforce Tuition Scholarships for students at career colleges and schools
Outreach on your behalf to high school guidance counselors
Commissioned research studies on the contributions of career colleges and schools to Ohio’s workforce
Media outreach to tell Ohioans about your contributions to an educated workforce