The state of Ohio has a large number of public and private post-secondary institutions. The state is bordered by Michigan to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky and West Virginia to the south, and Pennsylvania to the east. The state is home to a number of urban centers, including Columbus, Akron, Cleveland and Cincinnati. These cities tend to have a higher concentration of post secondary institutions due to size and population.
The University System of Ohio was formalized and structured in 2007. The system brings together Ohio’s public universities, colleges, branch campuses, community colleges and technical colleges under one governing body and is comprised of fourteen universities and colleges and 25 community and technical colleges. The system is home to the Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. Several of the schools in the University System of Ohio have been call “public ivy”, a designation describing academic equivalence with Ivy League institutions.
Schools in the University System of Ohio include:
- Miami University (Oxford)
- Ohio University (Athens)
- Kent State University (Kent)
- The University of Akron (Akron)
- University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
The states of Ohio’s private schools are varied in their foundations and offerings. Many of the schools are based on Christian principles of multiple denominations as well as Jewish schools. There are also a number of private secular colleges offering liberal arts or other educations. Private schools tend to have smaller class sizes and better student to teacher ratios and typically have smaller programs. Private schools also are usually more expensive than public schools and some tend to have a much stricter admissions policy.
Ohio private schools include:
- Oberlin College (Oberlin)
- Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware)
- Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland)
- Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus)
- University of Dayton (Dayton)
Additionally, Ohio is home to a large number of technical and community colleges providing career and vocation training as well as transfer opportunities to four year institutions. The state also houses a large number of career schools and colleges which are private institutions offering short programs for training in a particular career. These schools tend to be a bit pricier but often have financial aid opportunities and the short length of the programs assist in entering the work force quickly.
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Medicine & Healthcare
- Medical Schools in Ohio (M.D.) (5 Schools)
- Pharmacy Schools in Ohio (Pharm. D.) (6 Schools)
- Physical Therapy Schools in Ohio (DPT, MPT) (10 Schools)
- Dental Schools in Ohio (D.D.S.) (2 Schools)
- Veterinary Schools in Ohio (D.V.M.) (1 Schools)
- Nursing Schools in Ohio (BSN, RN, LPN, ...) (161 Schools)
Law & Criminal Justice
- Law Schools in Ohio (J.D.) (9 Schools)