Ohio Colleges

From Ohio State University, Columbus to the University of Ohio, there are more than 350 colleges in Ohio to choose from. Ohio's biggest metropolitan areas, Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus, offer several college options to choose from and enable students to work their way through school or pursue internships to smooth the transition to the working world. Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the country, is the state’s highest ranked public school. University of Cincinnati, Main Campus, Kent State University, Kent, Miami University, Oxford and Youngstown State University are also ranked among the top public universities in the country. Many of these public colleges and universities have several campuses giving access to students across the state. The selection of private colleges in Ohio is led by prestigious Case Western Reserve University and also includes Xavier University and University of Dayton. Many religiously-affiliated colleges are also found here. Two-year colleges are also plentiful in Ohio including technical schools, business colleges, career colleges and nursing school.

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Ohio College and Degree Offerings

Ohio colleges are geared toward hands-on career training and offer intensive programs in fields such as Information Technology, Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, Nursing, Business and the Culinary Arts. For bachelors degree and masters degree students, Ohio University boasts one of the top General Journalism programs in the country while University of Akron, Akron offers one of the top five Polymer Chemistry and Engineering programs in the country. But no matter what you want to study, the few hundred colleges in Ohio will surely have the degree program you’re looking for. Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies degrees are available at top-ranked Oberlin College as well as Miami University, The College of Wooster and more than a dozen others. For a career-centric education, technical schools and career colleges provide many 2-year career training degree and certificate program options. And a long list of community colleges adds options for associates degrees or transfer degrees.

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Ohio Career Opportunities

Regardless of the career path hoped for, Ohio colleges are able to bridge the gap between the educational world and the professional world by offering a broad training ground through various degree curricula. Ohio has many strong business sectors to consider: medicine, aviation, education, journalism, accounting, business management, hospitality and tourism. Graduates of colleges in Ohio who want to stick around to work in state will find plenty of career opportunities. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and University Hospital of Cleveland are two of the top employers in the state making careers in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert, Dipl, AAS), Nursing-Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN), Healthcare Administration, and Medical Assistant Professions favorable. The State Department of Corrections is another main employer providing work to Medical Assistant Professions and Corrections professionals. And with major corporations like Proctor & Gamble in Ohio, General Business and Business Administration and Management careers will also be available.