education, training, research

Ohio is home to the largest public post-secondary education system in the nation. Our diverse statewide network that specializes in technical training and certificate programs includes:

  • Regional 4-year universities and colleges (baccalaureate and graduate degrees)
    • University of Cincinnati
    • Miami University
    • Central State University
    • Wright State University
  • 23 community colleges (2-year associates degrees) including:
    • Sinclair Community College
    • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
    • Southern State Community College
    • Clark State Community College
    • Edison Community College
  • 56 adult workforce education centers (short-term vocational and certificate training), including:
    • Butler Tech
    • Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
    • Greene County Career Center
    • Miami Valley Career Technology Center
    • Southern Hills Career and Technical Center
    • Upper Valley Joint Vocational School
    • Warren County Career Center
  • Private universities
    • Cedarville University
    • University of Dayton
    • Kettering College of Medical Arts
    • Wittenberg University
    • Wilmington College
    • Wilberforce University
    • Xavier University
  • Other proprietary institutions also offer technical training

Top U.S. university research facilities located in Ohio include:

  • The Ohio State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Akron
  • Ohio has 209 institutions of higher education (more than any other state on a per capita basis)

ohio’s commitment to workforce training

Governor Kasich is making workforce a priority in his administration. In 2012, he appointed policy advisor Rich Frederick to lead the new Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT), which is focused on reforming workforce development in Ohio.

OWT has been charged with better aligning and coordinating both state and federal workforce resources and programs to meet current and future business workforce needs.

Integral to those efforts is the ability to work closely with universities and colleges to develop education and training programs that meet the needs of industry.