List of colleges and universities in Ohio Article

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Mcmicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati (left), the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of Dayton (middle), and Bosworth Hall at Oberlin College (right)

The state of Ohio is home to a number of public and private institutions of higher learning. Prior to statehood, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 included a provision to establish an institution of higher education in what became Ohio. American Western University was chartered in 1802 as a result, but never opened. Two years later, the new Ohio General Assembly chartered Ohio University, which opened for classes in 1809, followed by Miami University, which was chartered in 1809 and opened in 1824. [1] [2] [3]

The Ohio Board of Regents oversees the public institutions of higher education in Ohio. This system has come under some criticism in recent years as contributing greatly to overlap and redundancies in the higher education system. For example, Ohio's public university system supports nine doctoral programs in history and five law schools while four different public universities in Ohio operate airports and offer aviation programs. At the same time, the system has been lauded for creating powerful "utility" organizations, such as OhioLINK and the Ohio Supercomputer Center, which allow campuses to collaborate and achieve significant efficiencies. A new credit transfer program makes transferring among Ohio's public campuses much easier, and allows students to preview academic programs.

11 of the 13 public universities top the state's enrollment statistics. The remaining two public institutions— Shawnee State University and Central State University—are relatively small. Case Western Reserve University is the state's largest private university by enrollment, followed by the University of Dayton, Ashland University, Franklin University, and Xavier University.

Institutions

Active institutions
School Location(s) Control Type [4] Enrollment [5] Founded
Air Force Institute of Technology Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Public Doctoral/moderate research university 860 1919
University of Akron Akron Public Doctoral/higher research university 23,962 1870 [6]
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green Public Doctoral/higher research university 16,554 1910
Central State University Wilberforce Public Baccalaureate college, HBCU 1,751 1887
University of Cincinnati [7] Cincinnati Public Doctoral/highest research university 35,313 1819
Cleveland State University Cleveland Public Doctoral/higher research university 17,730 1964
Kent State University [8] Kent Public Doctoral/higher research university 29,477 1910
Miami University [9] Oxford Public Doctoral/higher research university 18,620 1809
Ohio State University [10] Columbus Public Doctoral/highest research university 58,322 1870
Shawnee State University Portsmouth Public Baccalaureate college 4,247 1986
University of Toledo Toledo Public Doctoral/higher research university 20,626 1872
Wright State University [11] Dayton Public Doctoral/moderate research university 16,842 1967
Youngstown State University Youngstown Public Master's university 12,503 1908
Ohio University [12] Athens Public Doctoral/higher research university 29,217 1804
Beckfield College Springdale Private for-profit Associate's college 548 1984
Belmont College St. Clairsville Public Associate's college 1,042 1971
Central Ohio Technical College Newark Public Associate's college 3,567 1971
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati Public Associate's college 10,707 1969
Clark State Community College Springfield Public Associate's college 6,400 1962
Columbus State Community College Columbus Public Associate's college 24,664 1963
Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland Public Associate's college 31,024 1963
Daymar College [13] Various Private for-profit Associate's college 169 [14] 1963
Edison State Community College Piqua Public Associate's college 4,000 1973
Hocking College Nelsonville Public Associate's college 2,300 1968
James A. Rhodes State College Lima Public Associate's college 3,657 1971
Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville and Youngstown Public Associate's college 2,904 1986
Lakeland Community College Kirtland and Madison Public Associate's college 9,831 1967
Lorain County Community College Elyria, Wellington, North Ridgeville, and Lorain Public Associate's college 12,948 1963
Marion Technical College Marion Public Associate's college 2,468 1970
North Central State College Mansfield Public Associate's college 4,700 1961
Northwest State Community College Archbold Public Associate's college 3, 612 1968
Owens Community College Toledo and Findlay Public Associate's college 20,160 1965
Sinclair Community College Dayton Public Associate's college 28,000 1887
Southern State Community College Hillsboro, Mount Orab, Wilmington, and Washington Court House Public Associate's college 2,462 1971
Stark State College Canton Public Associate's college 14,097 1960
Terra State Community College Fremont Public Associate's college 3,222 1968
Washington State Community College Marietta Public Associate's college 2,300 1971
Zane State College Zanesville Public Associate's college 2,100 1969
Denison University Granville Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 2,278 1831
Kenyon College Gambier Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,662 1824
Oberlin College Oberlin Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 2,978 1833
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,734 1842
The College of Wooster Wooster Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 2,049 1866
Antioch University Midwest Yellow Springs Private not-for profit Master's university 243 1988
Antioch College Yellow Springs Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college (presumed) [15] 179 1850 [16]
Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 209 1869
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Private not-for profit Doctoral/highest research university 11,824 1826
Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 615 1882
Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 450 1920
Ohio Technical College Cleveland Private not-for profit Associate's college 1,500 1969
Cleveland Institute of Electronics Cleveland Private for-profit Associate's college 1,000 1934
Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 1,288 1879
Franklin University Columbus Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 5,732 1902
Hiram College Hiram Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,259 1850
Lake Erie College Painesville Private not-for profit Master's university 1,155 1856
Marietta College Marietta Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,500 1835
Remington College Cleveland Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 510 1987 [17]
Tiffin University Tiffin Private not-for profit Master's university 4,100 1888
Union Institute & University Cincinnati Private not-for profit Doctoral/moderate research university 1,567 1964
University of Northwestern Ohio Lima Private not-for profit Mixed baccalaureate/associate's college 4,111 1920
University of Rio Grande Rio Grande Private not-for profit Mixed baccalaureate/associate's college 2,202 1876
Urbana University Urbana Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,922 1850
Cedarville University Cedarville Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 3,585 1887
Ashland University Ashland Private not-for profit Doctoral/moderate research university 5,428 1878
Cincinnati Christian University Cincinnati Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 835 1924
Kettering College Kettering Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 760 1967
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon Private not-for profit Master's university 2,317 1968
Ohio Christian University Circleville Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 4,058 1947
University of Findlay Findlay Private not-for profit Master's university 5,172 1882
Wilberforce University Wilberforce Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college, HBCU 387 1856
Capital University Bexley Private not-for profit Master's university 3,494 1830
Wittenberg University Springfield Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,964 1845
Bluffton University Bluffton Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,094 1899
Baldwin Wallace University Berea Private not-for profit Master's university 3,979 1845
University of Mount Union Alliance Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 2,262 1846
Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 1,734 1842
Ohio Northern University Ada Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 3,695 1871
Otterbein University Westerville Private not-for profit Master's university 2,791 1847
Muskingum University New Concord Private not-for profit Master's university 2,074 1837
Malone University Canton Private not-for profit Master's university 1,962 1892
Wilmington College Wilmington Private not-for profit Master's university 1,200 1870
University of Dayton Dayton Private not-for profit Doctoral/higher research university 11,074 1850
Chatfield College Cincinnati Private not-for profit Associate's college 500 1971
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville Private not-for profit Master's university 2,421 1946
John Carroll University University Heights Private not-for profit Master's university 3,709 1886
Lourdes University Sylvania Private not-for profit Master's university 2,035 1958
Mercy College of Ohio Toledo Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 688 1917
Mount St. Joseph University Cincinnati Private not-for profit Master's university 2,300 1920
Notre Dame College South Euclid Private not-for profit Master's university 2,100 1922
Ohio Dominican University Columbus Private not-for profit Master's university 2,942 1911
Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus Private not-for profit Special-focus institution 138 1888
Ursuline College Pepper Pike Private not-for profit Master's university 1,180 1871
Walsh University North Canton Private not-for profit Master's university 2,500 1958
Xavier University Cincinnati Private not-for profit Master's university 6,650 1831
Defiance College Defiance Private not-for profit Baccalaureate college 920 1850
Heidelberg University Tiffin Private not-for profit Master's university 1,230 1850

Defunct institutions

Defunct institutions
School Location Control Founded Closed Ref
Chancellor University Cleveland Private for-profit 1848 2013 [18]
Edgecliff College Cincinnati Private 1935 1980
Merged into Xavier University
[19]
Mary Manse College Toledo Private 1922 1975 [20]
Miami Valley College Springboro Private 1870 1883 [21]
National Normal University Lebanon Private 1855 1917
Merged into Wilmington College
[22]
Ohio Central College Iberia Private 1854 Unspecified [23] [24]
Western College for Women Oxford Public 1855 1974
Merged into Miami University
[25]

See also

References

  1. ^ See College Lands: Ohio University Chartered, and Land Ordinance of 1785, and A compilation of laws, treaties, resolutions, and ordinances: of the general and state governments, which relate to lands in the state of Ohio; including the laws adopted by the governor and judges; the laws of the territorial legislature; and the laws of this state, to the years 1815–16. G. Nashee, State Printer. 1825.
  2. ^ "Ohio Lands: A Short History". Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  3. ^ John Kilbourne (1907). "The Public Lands of Ohio". In Henry Howe. Historical Collections of Ohio ... an Encyclopedia of the State. 1 (The Ohio Centennial ed.). The State of Ohio. p. 226. Act of February 18, 1804, v. 2, L. O. p. 193, An act establishing a University in the town of Athens.
  4. ^ As noted by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  5. ^ As noted by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Data taken from 2013-14 academic year.
  6. ^ As Buchtel College
  7. ^ Also includes UC Blue Ash, an Associate's-heavy school, and UC Clermont, a mixed Associate's/Baccalaureate school.
  8. ^ Also includes associate's dominant Ashtabula, Geauga, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses, health profession campus in East Liverpool, mixed baccalaureate and associate's Salem campus.
  9. ^ Also includes associate's-heavy satellite campuses in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester.
  10. ^ Also includes baccalaureate Lima campus, and mixed baccalaureate/associate's Mansfield, Marion, and Newark campuses.
  11. ^ Also includes baccalaureate college Lake Campus.
  12. ^ Includes associate's dominant Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, and Southern campuses, and special-focus Zanesville campus.
  13. ^ Maintains campuses in Chillicothe, Jackson, Lancaster and New Boston.
  14. ^ Across all campuses.
  15. ^ Not ranked by Carnegie, but presumed to be a baccalaureate college.
  16. ^ Closed briefly in 2008 and reopened in 2011.
  17. ^ National organization formed, date of Cleveland opening unknown
  18. ^ "Chancellor University is closing, ending a 165-year higher education legacy". cleveland.com. Archived from the original on 2018-02-12. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  19. ^ "Edgecliff finds a home". www.enquirer.com. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  20. ^ "CAC Manuscripts: MS 27". 2007-06-27. Archived from the original on 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  21. ^ Pauwels, Cynthia L. (2009). Historic Warren County: An Illustrated History. HPN Books. ISBN  9781935377092.
  22. ^ "National Normal University - Ohio History Central". www.ohiohistorycentral.org. Archived from the original on 2018-02-12. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  23. ^ "Towards the end of the nineteenth century"
  24. ^ History of Morrow County, Ohio, 1989, Walsworth Press, Inc., 1989.
  25. ^ "Western College for Women - Ohio History Central". www.ohiohistorycentral.org. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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