Best Universities & Colleges in Ohio for 2021

These are the 71 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Ohio. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Ohio

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Ohio to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • Herzing University, Akron

    Akron, Ohio

    • 428 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 68% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 99 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Part of and serving as the campus of the Herzing University, the Akron Institute of Herzing University started over 45 years ago in 1970. It is one of the eleven campuses of the university, a private Nonprofit institute and is an extension of academic programs offered on it.

    Following the need for academic offerings in the diversified fields in the city of Akron, Ohio, this institute has developed some of the finest facilities including state of the art classrooms and labs providing students the opportunity for an experiential learning environment.

    Herzing University, Akron, offers Bachelors degree and Associate and Diploma programs in the fields of Business, Nursing, Legal Studies, Healthcare, Technology and Public Safety. The campus offers these programs across 21 Majors.

    Herzing-Akron School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Antioch College Seal

    Antioch College

    Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio
    • 266 Total Students
    • 72% Acceptance Rate
    • 55% Enrollment Rate
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 140 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private Liberal Arts College, Antioch reopened as a college in 2011 to operate as an independent institute, separating itself from the Antioch University. However the roots of the college are traced back to 1850 when it was established by Christian Connection and opened its doors for the students two years later, in 1852. The college has grown out of constant struggles and financial hardships, but with the direction of its founders and strong leadership, the college has not only survived but also thrived.  It is based in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

    Antioch College has since its start kept to the legacy of its first president Horace Mann of maintaining sound academic background but also high moral standard. The college set the example when it allowed Rebecca Pennell, a faculty member to have the same pay and rank as other male members on the faculty. It went further ahead when it appointed a black person, Walter Anderson as chair of Music Department. It was the first white college to do so.

    Some other milestones the college is all set to achieve is to be driving 90 percent of its energy from renewable resources, supporting sustainability. The college also continues its Co-op Education Program, combining work and education. Through this the college stays continually committed to experiential learning for its students. Antioch Farm can also be found at the college, serving as an outdoor classroom experience and laboratory for ecological studies. It is considered most vital for developing community engagement in its students. The college has also holds the ‘Glen Helen Nature Preserve’, a treat for explorers and nature lovers. It was donated to it by Hugh Taylor Birch, college alumnus.

    The academic offerings at the college are undergraduate degree programs.  It confers Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees under four disciplines of study: Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. There is also an option for self deigned majors. It offers language courses as well in French, Japanese and Spanish. Antioch’s prestigious centers and galleries are Coretta Scott King Center and Herndon Gallery.

    Antioch School Facts

    • Years Estd.1850 (historical), 2011 (reopening)
    • MascotAntioch Free Radicals (historical)
    • MottoBe ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
    • ColorsCrimson, white, black
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Antioch Alumni

    • Olympia Brown

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A suffragist, women's rights activist; also served as a minister

    • Coretta Scott King

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A human rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • Joan Steitz

      Science & Medicine

      Molecular biologist; teaching as Sterling Professor at Yale University

    • Edythe Scott Bagley

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor of Theater and Performing Arts at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    • Deborah Meier

      Education & Advocacy

      An educator and is considered to be the founder of the modern small schools movement

    • Suzanne Fiol

      Entertainment & Arts

      Founded the ISSUE Project Room

    • Rod Serling

      Entertainment & Arts

      Creator of The Twilight Zone Television series

    • Mario Capecchi

      Science & Medicine

      Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in 2007

    • John de Jongh

      Politics & Law

      Served as the Governor United States Virgin Islands

    • Gail D. Mathieu

      Politics & Law

      Present United States Ambassador to Namibia; served formerly as United States Ambassador to Niger

    • Stephen Jay Gould

      Education & Advocacy

      A paleontologist and receiver of MacArthur Fellows

    • Franz Lidz

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A journalist and author whose memoir, 'Unstrung Heroes', was made into 1995 feature film


  • Ashland University Seal

    Ashland University

    Ashland, Ohio

    Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio
    • 5,677 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,087 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Ashland is a Private Nonprofit university that began as a college that was decided to be set up by the German Baptist Brethren Church in collaboration with the citizens of Ashland. The decided amount of funds was raised and the college was chartered as a coeducational institute, albeit church affiliated teaching higher education, in 1878. It as in 1879, with progress and development, the college was made into a university.

    Tradition and education at Ashland University is based in Christian heritage with the university affiliated with The Brethren Church. With this, the university aims for its students to be successful professionally but also be active serving members of their communities. It is based in Ashland, Ohio and besides its main campus, there are seven others in Ohio and one in Michigan also.

    Because of an understanding that Ashland has an active role to play in its communities, it provides with more than just education. Student organizations and activities are a common thing at the Ashland campuses aimed at promoting social and academic interaction among individuals. Community service is a major theme for the university. It has committed itself to brining economic development to the region and since 2013, has collaborated with ‘Ashland Area Community Economic Development’. In this the students are made to work with local business owners allowing them to put their skills to practical test. Besides the university also supports physical development of its students which it does through outdoor recreational opportunities. There are 15 sports clubs that participate in intercollegiate opportunities. There are athletics teams that participate at the NCAA Division II. The campus colors are Purple and Gold and the mascot is Tufty the Eagle.

    Academic programs provided at Ashland are just as diverse as its campus life. There are around 70 programs offered in a variety of academic disciplines and consist of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs. Online programs are also offered by the university. Its prestigious academic departments include Dauch College of Business and Economic and Dwight Schar College of Education. The institute also has its own gallery, Coburn Gallery primarily for promoting culture of arts among its students.

    Ashland School Facts

    • Years Estd.1878
    • MascotTuffy the Eagle
    • Motto"Accent on the Individual"
    • ColorsPurple and Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationBrethren Church

    Famous Ashland Alumni

    • Dwight Schar

      An American businessman and Philanthropist; Chairman, President and CEO of Northern Virginia/Ryan Homes

    • Bruce McLarty

      Serving as the President of Harding University

    • Bayard Elfvin

      Formerly US National soccer team goalkeeper; now is an assistant coach with the Northwestern University women soccer team.

    • J. Garber Drushal

      Became the 8th President of The College of Wooster

    • Detrick Hughes

      An American Poet

    • Bon-Moo, Koo

      Chairman of LG Group, one of largest companies in Korea

    • Peter Linneman

      The CEO and founder of American Land Fund; formerly served as Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Public Policy at Wharton School of Business


  • Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

    Canton, Ohio

    • 372 Total Students
    • 87% Acceptance Rate
    • 100% Enrollment Rate
    • 6 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 15 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences began in 1892 as an institute to serve the healthcare industry. With specialized programs and knowledge in the healthcare field, the college has been training individuals and students, while also serving the community by contributing in the making of professional practitioners. It is based in Canton, Ohio, and is the only institute of higher learning that is affiliated with the health care system in all of Northeast Ohio.

    With its 125 years of knowledge resource, experience and legacy, the college has been committed to its purpose of serving the people. Besides this, the college’s career centric approach to education and training of its students make it the choice of many. The college has always had experts in their fields, as faculty and practitioners, to be closely involved in the journey of its students.

    Life at Aultman College is strictly dedicated to learning and growth of its students. Healthcare is a highly responsible field and its students are fully prepared to meet any challenges that might arise. Besides sharing a campus with the Aultman Hospital, the college also maintains close involvement with the hospital in training of its pupils. Aultman Hospital is the largest hospital in all of Stark County. Besides, to facilitate its students in their learning, the campus is equipped with simulation labs having state of the art technology as well as six clinical facilities which include hospitals, extended care and community centers, all located close to the college.

    As part of its academic program offerings, the college provides Associate degrees in nursing, radiography as well as health sciences. There are also Bachelors programs in both Nursing and Healthcare. Aultman College also has its own Community Education Programs which consist of short courses, programs for children and young adolescents, workshops for professional development and others.

    Aultman College School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Baldwin Wallace University Seal

    Baldwin Wallace University

    Berea, Ohio

    Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio
    • 3,996 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,363 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    BW today is a private university offering liberal arts to its students and was founded in 1845 in Berea, Ohio. Berea citizens and the community owe it to the early Methodist settlers who had come from Connecticut and played a significant role in founding both the city and the institute. The land and the campus for the institute came from John Baldwin. He was joined by other community leaders and it was originally set up as Baldwin Institute. Today besides Berea, it operates Corporate College East, in Warrensville Heights.

    Understanding where the institute was to head, and with the vision of Baldwin, whose mother was denied higher education being a female, the institute became the one of the first in the country to offer admission to students irrespective of gender and race.

    Incorporating its vision of inclusion and diversity, the student life at BW is filled with student activities and engagements that result in better interaction of students with each other and beyond cultural experiences. It also encourages sustainability with LEED certified buildings and green building design. Events that add fun to the campus include MidNightMadness, which include free food and games. It further facilitates students to be a part of off campus activities through Night on the Town, organizing sailing, ski and various other trips. It holds culturally diverse and global arts performances; for World Music Series it invites musicians from around the globe. There are workshops and exhibitions as well. BW has 21 varsity athletics teams called the ‘Yellow Jackets’ participating at the NCAA Division III. The campus colors are Brown and Gold and its mascot is the “Stinger”.

    Academic programs at the BW include programs at undergraduate as well graduate level, offering more than 80 major choices and over 15 master programs. It also offers pre professional programs as well as dual degree programs. Its notable facilities are Ritter Library, Boesel Musical Center, Carnegie Hall part of the Malicky Center and others.

    BW School Facts

    • Years Estd.1845
    • NicknameYellow Jackets
    • MascotStinger
    • Motto"Creating contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society."
    • ColorsBrown and Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – OAC
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous BW Alumni

    • Philip L. White

      Politics & Law

      Nationality scholar and a political activist from Austin, Texas

    • James Lawson

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A civil rights leader and minister, also worked alongside Martin Luther King in the Southern Baptist Leadership Conference

    • Amos Webber

      Politics & Law

      Judge by profession and U.S. Representative from Ohio; also wrote biography of college founder John Baldwin

    • Khashyar Darvich

      Entertainment & Arts

      Film director and producer known for his work Dalai Lama Renaissance

    • Albert Riemenschneider

      Education & Advocacy

      Founder of the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

    • Robert F. Overmyer

      Science & Medicine

      NASA astronaut

    • Harrison Dillard

      Professional Sports

      A U.S. Olympic gold medal winner in 100 meter dash and hurdles; also the charter member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

    • Caleb Maupin

      Politics & Law

      Journalist and political analyst by profession

    • Larry Shinn

      Education & Advocacy

      One of the former Presidents of Berea College, Kentucky


  • Bluffton University

    Bluffton, Ohio

    • 1,011 Total Students
    • 54% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,652 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Bluffton is a Private Liberal arts institute that began in 1899 as the Central Mennonite College. At its start, the university was primarily an academy and a junior college. But only in its fifteen years that the institute not only started conferring baccalaureate degrees but had only been renamed as Bluffton College in 1913. The college suffered financially during the Great Depression and the WWII, however managed to keep afloat. It transitioned as university as it entered the 21st century, in 2004.

    The university is affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and is situated in Bluffton, Ohio. However, its Mennonite affiliation has never restricted the institute from its stance towards openness and inclusivity as its students, faculty and staff come from various backgrounds besides Mennonite. It believes in providing education that prepares its students for a valuable role in societies.

    Central to the campus life at the university is the spiritual life and maintaining spiritual connection. While there are student led worship sessions and Spiritual Life Week held at the campus inviting speakers on campus, there is also Chapel service popular among students. Worship teams perform at the chapel. Worship services are also held every Sunday evening which mostly consist of informal gatherings of students trying to connect with God. Students are also selected for ministry assistance. Besides, there are many other student organisations such as academic clubs, media groups, special interest groups that provide various opportunities for students to connect with each other. Athletics are also an important part of student activity. There are 14 athletic teams, named ‘Beavers’ which participate at the NCAA Division III. The official colors of the university are Purple and White.

    Bluffton University’s academic program offerings include undergraduate and graduate programs. There are more than 90 academic programs including Master’s programs and adult completion program in organizational management. Some of its notable facilities include Musselman Library and Sauder Visual Arts Center.

    Bluffton School Facts

    • Years Estd.1899
    • NicknameBeavers
    • MascotJ. Denny and Jenny Beaver
    • MottoThe Truth Makes Free
    • ColorsBluffton purple and white
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationMennonite Church

    Famous Bluffton Alumni

    • Baldemar Velasquez

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, also served as the President and a 1989 MacArthur Fellow, and an honorary doctorate in 1999

    • Phyllis Diller

      Entertainment & Arts

      A comedian

    • Jeff Timmons

      Entertainment & Arts

      Member of the boy band 98 Degrees

    • Judson Laipply

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comedian; popular for his Evolution of Dance video which is amongst the most viral on YouTube

    • Tobias Buckell

      Entertainment & Arts

      Science fiction writer

    • Paul Soldner

      Entertainment & Arts

      Ceramic artist; an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts


  • Bowling Green State University Seal

    Bowling Green State University

    Bowling Green, Ohio

    Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio
    • 16,908 Total Students
    • 73% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 14,632 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    BGSU is a Public research university that was founded in 1910 as an institute for teacher training called the Bowling Green State Normal School. It was in 1914 that the instructions began and by 1929 had turned into a four year college having expanded its fields of study. With further advancement the college added more schools and by 1935 had achieved full university status. This did not stop the institute from progress and its pursuit for advancement still continues today. It is situated in Bowling Green, Ohio.

    The university has entered a new phase of innovation and research and has been classified as having ‘high research activity’ by the Carnegie Foundation. It has extended its research activities in the fields of sustainability, education, psychology and other disciplines.

    Though it is a research institute, Bowling Green State University brings a complete campus life for its students, filled with social and interactive activities, entertainment as well as traditions. It has more than 300 student organisations which students with various interests take part in. There are recreation and physical activity centers for maintaining student fitness. BGSU has its arts culture where it holds events and performances; one popular event is the Black Swamp Arts Festival (BSAF), an annual event which takes place in the community and allows students to be a part of. Its traditions include its historic pendant, which is worn by the President of the university on occasions and one famous myth about the university is that its theatres are said to be haunted by Alice the theatre ghost. There are athletic teams ‘Falcons’ participating at the NCAA Division I; its mascot is the ‘Freddie and Frieda Falcon’ and its colors are Orange and Brown.

    Its academic programs include undergraduate programs offering over 200 majors, 54 master’s degrees and 17 doctoral programs. Its prominent facilities are Jerome Library, Joe E. Brown and Eva Marie Saint theatres.

    BGSU School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous BGSU Alumni

    • Tim Conway

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actor, Emmy Award-winner

    • Jennifer Higdon

      Entertainment & Arts

      Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

    • Scott Hamilton

      Professional Sports

      Professional figure skater and Olympic gold medalist

    • Elizabeth M. Boyer

      Politics & Law

      Lawyer, writer, publisher and feminist; also founder of WEAL

    • Paul Muenzer

      Politics & Law

      Formerly held office as the Mayor of Naples, Florida

    • Victor Boschini

      Education & Advocacy

      Chancellor of Texas Christian University

    • William Julius Wilson

      Education & Advocacy

      Sociologist and a Harvard professor

    • William Easterly

      Business & Industry

      Development economist


  • Capital University Seal

    Capital University

    Columbus, Ohio

    Capital University in Columbus, Ohio
    • 3,465 Total Students
    • 72% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,734 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Capital is a private, four year higher education institute that was founded in 1830 as Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio. Within first 20 years, the institute went through reformation and its seminary separated became Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary of Columbus, Ohio and it was made into a university. It was then that the university adopted its present name.

    Capital University is presently based in Columbus, Ohio and is the oldest institute in Central Ohio. With a forward thinking approach to providing education, the college with its founding tradition of being a Lutheran institute brings unique academic environment that encourage skill development and character enhancement.

    Life at Capital is a mix of every activity that is sure to bring enhanced academic experience. There are 24 academic and professional student clubs that engage students in social and interactive learning. Students work towards developing their leadership skills by being part of committees and associations aimed at facilitating other students. Similarly, there are 100 student run clubs offering a variety of skills development and interest and also Greek Life that keep students socially active. For those looking for practical experience of their academics, they are provided with internship opportunities both on and off campus, with health care agencies or orchestras within the city as per the programs. Creativity is encouraged not only academically but also through student performances; there are exhibitions, theatre performances and musical events. Much like every other institute, Capital also has its athletic programs; its teams participate at the Ohio Athletic conference and NCAA Division III.

    The academic programs offered at the university consist of undergraduate and graduate programs. It provides 60 major and 51 minor choices and 10 graduate programs under eight academic disciplines. Prominent facilities at the campus are Harry C. Moores Campus Center, Shumacher Gallery and Blackmore Library.

    Capital School Facts

    • Years Estd.1830
    • MascotCrusaders
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church

    Famous Capital Alumni

    • Ron Amstutz

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as Senator Ohio State as well as Mayor of Orrville, Ohio

    • Matt Billingslea

      Entertainment & Arts

      Drummer for Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift

    • Theodore E. Long

      Education & Advocacy

      Former President of Elizabethtown College

    • Eric Norelius

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Lutheran minister, church leader and writer

    • Louis H. Mackey

      Science & Medicine

      Philosopher

    • Tim Ayers

      Politics & Law

      Former Mayor and City Commissioner, Springfield, Ohio

    • C.C. Finlay

      Entertainment & Arts

      Novelist

    • Fernando Malvar-Ruiz

      Entertainment & Arts

      Litton-Lodal Music Director of The American Boychoir


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    Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
    • 11,340 Total Students
    • 36% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 22,807 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CWRU is a Private university that was formed with the merger of two existing institutes in 1967. One of the two institutes was Western Reserve College which was founded in1826 and has produced some forward thinning individuals such as Edward E. Morley, known for Michelson-Morley Experiment. The other institute was Case School of Applied Science, which was the work of Leonard Case Jr., and began instructions in 1880.

    The two institutes had been sharing facilities as well as faculties since sometimes and officially federated in 1967 and formed Case Western Reserve University. Being a progressive institute of higher education, the institute strongly believes in scholarship, active and experiential learning opportunities and aims to develop critical tanking in its students to be contributing towards global citizenship.

    The university life at CWRU consists of more than 200 student organizations which range from academic, sports, domestic violence, children and youth, cultural, political, Greek, fraternities, international departments, senior citizens and many more. Students also collaborate socially over events that range from entertainment such as Food Week, to literary events and other business activities. Some interesting annual events at the university include Think Forum, Writer’s Center Stage and a few others. Among its traditions are Hudson Relays, a relay race that takes place before the finals and also Halloween at the Farm which is enjoyed by family and the faculty. Equally provided are the recreational opportunities where the university has 17 NCAA Division III varsity athletics teams, called the ‘Spartans’. Its mascot is ‘Spartan’ and its campus colors are Blue, Grey and Black.

    The academic programs offered at the university include 95 undergraduate degree choices, about 135 graduate and professional options, and approximately 140 dual-degree programs. Its distinctive departments and facilities are Case School of Engineering, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Weatherhead School of Management, Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center, Kelvin Smith Library and others.

    CWRU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1826
    • NicknameSpartans
    • MascotSpartan
    • MottoThink Beyond the Possible
    • ColorsBlue, Grey, Black
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III UAA19 varsity teamsAssociate members of the PAC for Football
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CWRU Alumni

    • Alene B. Duerk

      Politics & Law

      First female Rear Admiral in the United States Navy

    • Subir Gokarn

      Business & Industry

      Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

    • James Alexander Robertson

      Education & Advocacy

      Academic historian, archivist, and bibliographer

    • Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.

      Politics & Law

      U.S. District Court Judge

    • Herbert Henry Dow

      Business & Industry

      Founder of Dow Chemical

    • Paul Buchheit

      Business & Industry

      Creator of Gmail, 23rd employee of Google

    • M. Scott Peck

      Science & Medicine

      Psychiatrist; also the author of The Road Less Traveled

    • Andrew Vachss

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Lawyer and child protection consultant; author of the Burke series

    • Craig Newmark

      Business & Industry

      Founder of Craigslist

    • Barry Meyer

      Business & Industry

      Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. since 1999 to present


  • Cedarville University Seal

    Cedarville University

    Cedarville, Ohio

    Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio
    • 3,654 Total Students
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • 35% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,159 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A private coeducational institute, Cedarville came into existence because of the vision of five men who wanted a higher education institute offering Christian education. It was in 1887 that the college was chartered and held its first classes in 1892; however its official opening took place in 1894. Soon after WWII the college was merged with Baptist Bible Institute. It continued as college until 2002 when it transitioned from a college to a university.

    The university is situated in Cedarville, Ohio and is affiliated with Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America.  Education at Cedarville University is progressive but is also grounded in Biblical traditions and so with academic and professional development, the university also aims to develop reasoning and deep thinking into existing and emerging dilemmas.

    At Cedarville, student life is all about students keeping up with their efforts towards achieving God’s mission and learning the truth. The campus offers student groups and organizations that are involved in various activities; among the most important is student leadership development which is offered through internships as well as offering yourself in Discipleship or Service. Students are not left in their journey alone and so they are offered counseling services either for academic uplifting or reconnecting to God. Being a Christian education institute, there are worship activities and chapel services and also global outreach programs allowing exposure to cultural diversity and change in perspective. Fun and entertainment begin at campus through the unique and fun traditions of the university. There is a Kick-off Party, Art in the open, Campus Christmas, Thursday Night Live (TNL) and a few more which are held annually. The students are also part of athletic teams that take part in both the conferences, NCAA Division II and NCCAA. Its mascot is the Yellow Jacket and its campus colors are Blue and Gold.

    Academic offerings at Cedarville consist of undergraduate programs with more than 100 fields of study. There are also three graduate degree programs offered. Its prominent facilities are Dixon Ministry Center, Collins Hall, Stevens Student Center and other building as well.

    Cedarville School Facts

    • Years Estd.1887
    • NicknameYellow Jackets
    • MascotYellow Jacket
    • MottoPro Corona et Foedere Christi
    • Motto Eng.For the Crown and Covenant of Christ
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II — G-MACNCCAA
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous Cedarville Alumni

    • Joseph M. Stowell III

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Cornerstone University; also author of more than 20 Christian books

    • Abbie Cobb

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress and author

    • Valde Garcia

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Michigan State Senate

    • David Jeremiah

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Author, speaker and senior pastor of a California evangelical megachurch

    • Peter A. Lillback

      Social Advocacy & Service

      President of Westminster Theological Seminary

    • DeMaurice Smith

      Professional Sports

      Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association

    • Grace Norman

      Professional Sports

      U.S. Paralympic triathlon gold medalist; also bronze medalist in 400m in Paralympics, Rio, in 2016


  • Central State University Seal

    Central State University

    Wilberforce, Ohio

    Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio
    • 1,804 Total Students
    • 39% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,502 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CSU which is a Public university today traces its origins to Combined Normal and Industrial Department at Wilberforce University. This new department was established through a legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly in 1887 and the purpose was to provide for vocational and teacher training. By 1947 it had separated from Wilberforce University and became an independent college. By 1965, the college was granted university status.

    The university is a land grant and historically black university which has always been about welcoming diversity and aiming at academic growth. It has improved in its purpose by offering liberal arts education preparing students for career and positive contribution to societies. It is based in Wilberforce, Ohio.

    Life at CSU is student centered with many being opportunities provided that contribute to student development. There are 16 student led clubs and organizations which cover academic, social, business, religions as well as honorary and Greek clubs. There are groups and organizations that support student activities and operate to not only register student concerns and work towards issues but also plan and arrange student events. Some of these events are the Spring Fest, Royal Court, Welcome Week and Homecoming Activities. The university also makes efforts for its students to stay connected to their faith and develop spirituality and provides InterFaith Campus Ministry. The students not only grow in their faith but also become more tolerant towards other faiths. This also results in knowledge exchange and dialogues about other existing faiths. Students also take part in athletics at NCAA Division II. The teams are called Marauders and Lady Marauders, the mascot is Marauder Man and the campus colors are Maroon and Gold.

    The academic programs at CSU are provided through four colleges. There are over 45 areas of study and program choices offered in science, engineering, education, humanities, fine arts, social sciences and business. Its prominent facilities are Benjamin Banneker Science Hall, Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium, Hallie Q. Brown Library, Clara A. Henderson Hall College of Education, The Galloway Tower, C. J. McLin International Center for Water Resources Management, Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center and more.

    CSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1887
    • NicknameMarauders and Lady Marauders
    • MascotMarauder Man
    • ColorsMaroon and Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II — SIAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CSU Alumni

    • Hastings Kamuzu Banda

      Politics & Law

      Former President of Malawi

    • Clay Dixon

      Politics & Law

      Former City Commissioner and Mayor of Dayton, Ohio

    • Teddy Seymour

      Professional Sports

      First African American to sail around the world solo

    • Nancy Wilson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Jazz Singer

    • John W. Shannon

      Politics & Law

      United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1989 to 1993

    • Abram Wilson

      Politics & Law

      California politician; formerly served as mayor of San Ramon, California

    • Eddie Milner

      Professional Sports

      Former professional baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants


  • Cincinnati Christian University

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio
    • 883 Total Students
    • 95% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 227 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CCU is a private higher education institute which was established in the year 1924 and was called Cincinnati Bible Seminary. It was formed through merger of two existing institutes, Cincinnati Bible Institute and the McGarvey Bible College in Louisville, Kentucky. The college offered both undergraduate and graduate programs since its beginning and with the same spirit added more to its programs. In 2004 it added adult education programs finally transitioning as a university.

    Cincinnati Christian University is situated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. With its roots in Christian tradition, the institute since its inception has been on a mission to produce individuals which induce the same values of service, selflessness and leadership in their professions and communities alike.

    At CCU campus, students find a variety of activities and opportunities to be involved in, hence leading to development in all aspects of their lives. There is emphasis on spiritual development and students take part in worship and prayer with each other through Chapel, Scripture reading or other group activities. One such is ‘Small groups’ which are formed at the start of the year among students and serve to build relationships throughout the year. The missionary activities also require its students to spend some time in service as well; besides weekly service opportunities a day in April is dedicated to serve the Cincinnati community. Besides there are leadership opportunities as well, with students running for Student Government, participating as Orientation Leaders or being part of the Students Activities Board, bringing fun and entertainment on campus. There is also a Counselling Center and a Learning Center which provides additional academic help to students in the form of Coaching, mentorship and mental health counselling. Students also take part in athletics, at the NAIA and NCCAA Division I.

    CCU’s academic programs include undergraduate programs with 13 minors and five concentrations. There are three graduate degree programs as well. The prominent facilities are G. M. Elliott Library, Edwin G. Crouch Memorial Building, Evan Bolejack Learning Center, Russell School of Ministry and Foster School of Biblical Studies, Arts & Sciences.

    CCU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1924
    • MascotEagles
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNAIA and KIAC
    • Religious AffiliationChristian Churches and Churches of Christ

    Famous CCU Alumni

    • George W. BonDurant

      Education & Advocacy

      Founder and former president of Atlanta Christian College and Mid-Atlantic Christian University

    • Dan Burton

      Politics & Law

      Member of United States House of Representatives from Indiana

    • James E. Smith

      Education & Advocacy

      Biblical scholar, also professor at Johnson University Florida

    • Terry Bradds

      Entertainment & Arts

      Jazz guitarist

    • Seth Wilson

      Education & Advocacy

      Former Dean of Ozark Christian College; also the founding fadulty

    • William A. Griffin

      Education & Advocacy

      Former president of Mid-Atlantic Christian University

    • James D. Strauss

      Education & Advocacy

      Theologian


  • Cleveland Institute of Art

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio
    • 606 Total Students
    • 65% Acceptance Rate
    • 35% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 738 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CIA is a private institute of arts that began in 1882 as the Western Reserve School of Design for Women. The institute was founded by Sarah Kimball who was a thinker and had the ideas and vision ahead of her time. She began the institute at home with a single teacher and a single student. The school was soon named as Cleveland School of Art. It took on its present name in the year 1949.

    The institute is based in Cleveland in Ohio and has grown to becoming the country’s one of the finest arts institute. CIA, since its beginning has been on a mission to train and nurture the individuals with artists visions into professional and intellectual artists of the present day era.

    Being an arts institute, the mission of CIA is to inspire its students both inside and outside classrooms. There are student clubs and organisations, faith based, service based as well as Student Council and Activities’ Board. These bring student events annually at the campus; some of these include Halloween, Fiesta Fabulosa and the Pink Pig. The institute also houses the Digital Output Center (DOC) which provides services to artists in helping them with fine arts and graphic displays reproduction. Students are further provided with Academic advising and their progress is closely followed up by the advisers and counsellors. There is also tutoring provided to students who need extra assistance in specific areas. In order for its students to completely explore their inner artists, each student is provided with a Studio Space of their own where their work is displayed and viewed by their instructors. This makes CIA as the only institute providing personal space to each student having a major.

    The program offered at CIA is four year undergraduate study with 15 major options in arts and crafts, interactive media and design. It also offers Master’s degree in Education. Its notable facilities are Reinberger Gallery, Joseph McCullough Center, George Gund Building, Peter B. Lewis Theater, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium, Fran and Jules Belkin Media Gallery, Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library and more.

    CIA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1882
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CIA Alumni

    • Marc Brown

      Entertainment & Arts

      Creator of the popular children's books and animated series Arthur

    • Scott Colosimo

      Business & Industry

      Entrepreneur and motorcycle designer

    • Sid Ramnarace,

      Business & Industry

      Designer of the Ford Edge and Ford Mustang

    • Viktor Schreckengost

      Business & Industry

      Product Designer

    • Eric Stoddard

      Business & Industry

      Designer of the Chrysler Crossfire and Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    • Paul Timman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Prominent American tattoo artist and tableware designer

    • Ryan Nagode

      Business & Industry

      Chief designer at Chrysler

    • William Harper

      Entertainment & Arts

      Metals/Enameling artist


  • Cleveland State University

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio
    • 16,915 Total Students
    • 64% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10,510 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CSU is a public university that was established in the year 1964 as a state university however it also traces its roots to the former Fenn College, which was founded 1929 and whose buildings and traditions this new institute adopted. The institute further traces its roots to Cleveland YMCA, which began in 1880s to offer education to underprivileged individuals. Over the time, these programs took the shape of Fenn College.

    Cleveland State University is situated in downtown of Cleveland in Ohio and is also part of the University System of Ohio. It aims to become an institute which offers present day education and promoting engaged learning experience, scholarship and research activities.

    Life at CSU is fulfilling, unique and vibrant for the students. There are more than 200 student led organisations that students are a part of, including cultural, religious, academic, political, media and others. Students also enjoy Fraternity and Sorority life. There is Campus Activities Board that brings events and opportunities to the students on campus, including the unique university traditions such as Welcome Back Events, PlazaPalooza, CABsino, Glow Party and SpringFest. One famous event is the CampVike which is a three day adventure and a recreational opportunity. Leadership programs are also held in the form of fairs, conferences as well as program offerings. Students also engage in community service wherein they put in volunteering hours working for Non Profit organisations and local community members. There is Counselling Center and a Career Services department, both of which work towards academic improvement as well as career success of its students. The university athletic teams, ‘Vikings’ take part in NCAA Division I and the official colors are Forest Green and White.

    The academic programs at CSU are both undergraduate and graduate level programs with more than 200 majors. There are also Professional Certifications and Continuing Education programs. Its prestigious departments and facilities are Monte Ahuja College of Business, Washkewicz College of Engineering, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel Honors College, Michael Schwartz Library, Parker Hannifan Hall and more.

    CSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1923 (Fenn College)December 18, 1964 (Cleveland State University)
    • NicknameVikings
    • ColorsForest Green and White
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Horizon LeagueEastern Wrestling League
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CSU Alumni

    • Carl B. Stokes

      Politics & Law

      First African American mayor of a major U.S. city, Cleveland

    • Dan Huberty

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Texas House of Representatives from Houston

    • Curlee Raven Holton

      Entertainment & Arts

      Painter and printmaker

    • Chris Ronayne

      Education & Advocacy

      President of University Circle Inc.

    • Jerry Dybzinski

      Professional Sports

      Former professional baseball player

    • Norris Cole

      Professional Sports

      Two-time NBA Champion basketball player


  • Columbus College of Art and Design

    Columbus, Ohio

    Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio
    • 1,140 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 727 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    CCAD is a private institute of arts and design and was founded in the year 1879 as Columbus Art School. In its early years the school was immensely successful and was appreciated by many notable public figures. As the institute gained prominence, it had to expand its facilities as well as its academics, with construction beginning in 1930 and programs being added by 1950s. The entire 20th century witnessed the institute adding programs for designers as well as artists.

    It was in 1959 that the college changed its name to Columbus College of Art and Design. Its first graduate program was added in 2010. The college focuses its education, not only on creativity but also on thinking and thriving. The students are trained to go beyond their potential in exploring the culture, the different perspectives and their own ideas in relation to these.

    At CCAD students forms the most central part of campus life and so every resource is provided for their success and growth. Student life begins with student involvement in activities. There are 19 student led clubs and organisations where the students connect with each other in skill development. Further ahead, the Student Programming Board also brings many cultural, religious as well as recreational programs as well as holding Talent Shows which provides opportunities to the new talent to emerge. Additional student support service come in the form of learning support where students are helped with their writing and assisted with activities such as better time management; and career services such as holding workshops or one on one sessions for career development, job fairs and campus recruiting, and better employment opportunities. It also offers collaborative workspace for students called MindMarket where they collaborate with the faculty in bringing ideas and solutions to fruition.

    Academic programs offered at CCAD consist of 12 Bachelor’s degrees and two Masters degree program. It also offers off campus programs including international exchange programs and also one Domestic exchange program. Its notable facilities are Packard Library, Beeler Gallery, Joseph V. Canzani Center, Loann Crane Center for Design, Schottenstein Residence Hall and few others.

    CCAD School Facts

    • Years Estd.1879
    • MottoThink. Do. Reflect.
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CCAD Alumni

    • Aminah Robinson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Multimedia artist and MacArthur Fellow

    • Keron Grant

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comic book artist, properties include Iron Man, Spider-Man, Superman, and Fantastic Four; also concept designer for films Man of Steel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Lone Ranger (2013 film),

    • Robert McCall

      Entertainment & Arts

      Conceptual illustrator for NASA; and also for films, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Black Hole, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    • Dan Scanlon

      Entertainment & Arts

      Screenwriter and director

    • Jerry McDaniel

      Entertainment & Arts

      Heterogeneous artist, graphic designer, illustrator, fine artist, abstract painter, film maker, and art educator

    • Michael Carney

      Entertainment & Arts

      Grammy Award-Winning Artist

    • Roy Doty

      Entertainment & Arts

      Winner of the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Illustrator of the Year Award (2006), and inductee to the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame

    • John Jude Palencar

      Entertainment & Arts

      Fantasy, science fiction, and horror artist


  • Defiance College Seal

    Defiance College

    Defiance, Ohio

    • 751 Total Students
    • 65% Acceptance Rate
    • 23% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,210 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Defiance is a private liberal arts college that saw its beginning in the year 1850 as Defiance Female Seminary. The seminary was founded by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) seeing the need for educational opportunities for young women in the region. The campus was provided by a local businessman called William Curtis and so the journey began.

    It is based in Defiance, Ohio and by 1903 it progressed as a college, becoming Defiance College and was one of the only two religiously affiliated colleges in the 20th century in the state. It continues proudly on its mission of preparing leaders and members for a more inclusive society, equipped with best of knowledge and high moral values.

    Campus life at defiance is all about focusing on student development and there are plenty of opportunities at the college that serve the purpose. There are over 30 student led organisations offering a variety of cultural, recreational and other platforms including sororities and fraternities, and Honor society. These organisations also include Campus Activities Board and Student Senate which work as student voice on campus and arrange activities and events. These events are aimed at bringing fun and entertainment to the campus. There are community service programs and projects also; the Habitat for Humanity group on campus works to provide shelter for the homeless or be involved in fund raising through Social Work Organisation. The college also offers the opportunity to experience spiritual life; there is campus chapel where students go individually or gather collectively to pray and conduct private meditation. For students seeking active role through spirituality and faith find opportunities through fellowships, retreats and service. The college also has its athletic participation at NCAA Division III. The campus colors are Purple and Gold and the mascot is ‘Yellow Jackets’.

    The academic programs include an Associate degree, three Bachelors degree with 25 majors and seven minors and two Masters Degree programs. There are also six pre professional programs. Some of its notable facilities are McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, Ford Chapel, Schauffler Hall and Pilgrim Library

    Defiance School Facts

    • Years Estd.1850
    • NicknameYellow Jackets, Lady Jackets
    • Motto"Defy the ordinary"
    • ColorsPurple and Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Church of Christ

    Famous Defiance Alumni

    • Judge Denise Clayton

      Politics & Law

      First black woman to serve on Kentucky Court of Appeals

    • Esquire Jauchem

      Entertainment & Arts

      Producer, Director and Designer in Theater, Opera, Dance and Television

    • Richard Mourdock

      Politics & Law

      Treasurer of State, Indiana

    • Ben Davis

      Professional Sports

      Cleveland Browns defensive back and kick-return specialist

    • Dr. Terrence Rettig

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Notre Dame

    • Pam Borton

      Professional Sports

      Former Head Women's Basketball Coach at University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Pam Borton

    • Bruce Shingledecker

      Entertainment & Arts

      Alaskan wildlife painter


  • Franciscan University of Steubenville Seal

    Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Steubenville, Ohio

    Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio
    • 2,716 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 33% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,738 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) is a coeducational, private and Catholic university that lies in Steubenville, Ohio, only 64 miles away from the western side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1946, Anthony John King Mussio who was the first Bishop of Steubenville, asked the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular to inaugurate a Catholic college that would render students in the region. Accordingly in the same year, building of Knights of Pythias was purchased to establish it. Although more buildings were added to accommodate the increasing number of students, College of Steubenville became very crowded.

    Rev. Daniel W. Egan was elected in as the first president in 1946. The college experienced a great retraction in number of enrolled students by 1974 marking the end of the Rev. Kevin R. Keelan as the second president for the college. The Rev. Michael Scanlan came to start a new charismatic system to help College of Steubenville regain its reputation as he previously did in St. Francis Seminary. He made a lot of trials in order to revive College of Steubenville. This included initiating households for sectarian and individual development for students. In addition, he established a renewal center in which Roman Catholic faith seminars and conferences were held. The Rev. Michael Scanlan continued reorganizing the academic curricula, reintroducing some programs such as theology and initiating new ones such as graduate programs in business and theology. All of these changes qualified College of Steubenville to convert its system to be a university instead of a college. Accordingly, its name was changed to be University of Steubenville then Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1980 and 1986 respectively.

    FUS mission is to provide higher education to men and women through diverse liberal and professional curricula in the fields of science and arts at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, it fosters building up ethical, religious and spiritualistic magnitudes for its students.

    FUS offers more than 40 undergraduate programs with various concentrations in addition to seven master’s degrees.

    Franciscan School Facts

    • Years Estd.1946
    • NicknameBarons
    • MascotBaron von Steuben
    • MottoFortitudo et Prudentia
    • Motto Eng.Fortitude and Prudence
    • ColorsForest Green & Vegas Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – AMCC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Franciscan Alumni

    • Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

      Politics & Law

      Grand Duke Henri’s and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa’s only daughter among their sons.

    • Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg

      Politics & Law

      Grand Duke Henri’s and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa’s youngest son.

    • Regina Doman

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American Christian novel writer. An author of Snow White and Rose Red: A Modern Fairy Tale.

    • Curtis James Martin

      Professional Sports

      An American football player. Former running back in the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

    • Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry

      Politics & Law

      Commonly known as Jeff and a member of Republican Party. A current U.S. Representative for 1st congressional district at Nebraska.

    • Jonathan Morris

      Social Advocacy & Service

      An American Roman Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of New York. A current Religious Life Adviser at t Columbia University.

    • Andrew P. Bremberg

      Politics & Law

      An American politician and a current assistant to the President Donald Trump in the Domestic Policy Council.


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    Franklin University

    Columbus, Ohio

    Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio
    • 5,102 Total Students
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Franklin University (FU) is a private non-profit university established in Columbus, Ohio. The university aimed since its establishment in 1902 at serving the adults offering many of its degrees in entirely online study mode. It was then called YCMA School of commerce. In 1964, the school ended its affiliation to YCMA and became acknowledged as Franklin University. The first building for the university was opened only in 1969 which is Frasch hall. Seven years later, it got its regional accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The main campus is located in Columbus, Ohio including several distinctive buildings as the Franklin University Nationwide Library, the Paul J. Otte Center for Student services and Franklin bookstore. Additionally, the university has 21 campuses in various cities of Ohio as well as campuses in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In 2014, the university expanded by buying Urbana University. It is known for the large diversity of the enrolled students as they come from 72 different countries. Moreover, the university offers several programs outside the United States through agreements with international institutes in eight different countries as Wroclaw School of Banking, Poland; Modern College of Business and Science, Oman and St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola, Macedonia.

    Franklin University is divided into three different schools including Ross college of business offering 35 undergraduate, 9 master’s and 3 doctoral programs. The programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, IACBE and CCNE.  There is also a coaching program providing monthly coaching from industry professionals on a one-to-one basis to help students achieve professional, academic and personal goals. Franklin is among the top military friendly universities and the top online school in 2016 according to TheBestSchools.org. There are various types of scholarships and financial aid that may be offered to students applying to the university.

    Franklin School Facts

    • Years Estd.1902
    • MottoFinish. Advance. Succeed.
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Gods Bible School and College

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    • 280 Total Students
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    God’s Bible School and College (GBSC) is a non-denominational private Bible College founded in 1900 by Martin Wells Knapp and located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Knapp released his plan and vision for the university as “training school where the Bible will be the main book studied” and the school started with the name “God’s Bible School and Missionary Training Home” offering a diploma course. The aim of the school was to qualify the students as effective players in what Knapp called “great, whitened harvest field”. The Christian Worker’s Course was settled as the original curriculum and then converted in 1936 into a regular four-year collegiate course. In parallel, the State of Ohio’ Department of Education authorized the college to grant baccalaureate degrees.

    GBSC has several distinctive buildings; the Administration Building, the Deets-Miller Student Center, the Knapp Memorial Building, the McNeill Music Hall, the Revivalist Memorial Building, and the R.G. Flexon Memorial Library. The college is accredited by the Department of Education of the State of Ohio, the Higher Learning Commission, and the Commission on Accreditation of the ABHE. The college is affiliated to the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities.

    The college grants degrees at three levels; the associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate level. Studies can be conducted either on campus or online.

    GBSC School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationOther Protestant

    Famous GBSC Alumni

    • Oswald Chamber

      Entertainment & Arts

      American writer, author of My Utmost for His Highest,

    • Pilipo Miriye

      Social Advocacy & Service

      First Evangelical Missionary from Papua New Guinea to Nigeria

    • Emerson Stephen Colaw

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A Bishop in United Methodist Church

    • Lillian Trasher

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Missionary

    • Robert Smith, Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School


  • Heidelberg University Seal

    Heidelberg University

    Tiffin, Ohio

    Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio
    • 1,197 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,147 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Heidelberg University is a private liberal arts university. It was established under the name of Heidelberg College in 1850 in Ohio the city of Tiffin, Ohio by the German Reformed Church. This was motivated by the presence of large number of German Immigrants at the state in addition to 74 churches affiliated to the German Reformed Church. The college was renamed Heidelberg University in 1889 which remained till 1926 when it was decided to regain the college status. It was again renamed Heidelberg University in 2009 which is still currently effective.

    The university states that its mission is to support personal, intellectual and professional development. It aims at maintaining high quality education that can serve as a model for smaller liberal arts colleges.

    The university campus covers 110 acres with 26 buildings. The campus has Greek Revival and Victorian Gothic to English Gothic and the functional architectural style. Ten of the campus buildings are listed as National Historic Places. The official colors for the university are those of the German flag; red, orange and black while its mascot is called the Student Prince. The university teams compete in the NCAA Division III and are members of Ohio Athletic Conference.

    The university is divided into three schools offering 36 undergraduate courses of study, four graduate programs, 16 minors, and 13 pre-professional programs. The university also offers prominent honors program called the life of mind which focuses at personal development from four views: the citizen, the scholar, the artist and the scientist.  Additionally, students may join an exchange program to complete part of their studies in the Heidelberg University in Germany. The university offers seven scholarships that provide financial support to enrolled students. Students may also benefit from federal Title IV Programs and State of Ohio Scholarships Programs.

    Heidelberg School Facts

    • Years Estd.1386
    • NicknameUni HD
    • MottoSemper apertus – Zukunft. Seit 1386. (Latin and German)
    • Motto Eng.(The book of learning is) always open – The Future. Since 1386.
    • ColorsSandstone red and gold
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Church of Christ

    Famous Heidelberg Alumni

    • John Buccigross

      Professional Sports

      ESPN broadcaster

    • Brian Regan

      Entertainment & Arts

      comedian artist

    • Jerry Eighmy

      Business & Industry

      CEO of American Turned Products

    • Jim Boeke

      Professional Sports

      former NFL player

    • Gene Smith

      Business & Industry

      Former General Manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars


  • Hiram College Seal

    Hiram College

    Hiram, Ohio

    Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio
    • 1,122 Total Students
    • 57% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,864 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Hiram College is a coeducational private nonsectarian liberal arts college. It was established by the Disciples of Christ in 1849 to be located in the village of Hiram, Ohio which was considered to be healthful location and away from distractions. The college was named the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute. It got its charter from the state in 1850 and classes started in November of the same year. Seven years later, the institute was changed into a college with its current name. The college is currently administered by a President, Senior Cabinet, Board of Trustees in additions to Board of Visitors which has advisory role.

    The college states its mission is to support intellectual excellence and social responsibility. It aims at providing the students with knowledge and skills to develop in their life and career.

    The college main campus covers 110-acre land in a rural college town. The college also operates J.H. Barrow and Northwoods field stations outside the main campus. The campus offers several distinctive facilities and locations including Les & Kathey Coleman Sports Center, Gelbke Art Center, Gerstacker Science Hall, Colton Turner Science Building, Frohring Performing Arts Hall, Bates Hall, Koritansky Hall, TREE House, Julia Church Health Center and Bonney Castle among others. The official colors of the college are red and blue. Its athletic teams who are nicknamed terriers compete in the NCAA’s Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference.

    The college offers undergraduate studies in 32 majors and 38 minors granting Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. There is also a graduate program granting Master of Arts degree. Other programs offered at the college include adult undergraduate programs delivered through weekend classes in addition to online degree programs. The college was ranked among top universities in the Princeton Review. It has also been ranked 167th and 67th among US liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report and Washington Monthly, respectively.

    Hiram School Facts

    • Years Estd.March 1, 1850
    • NicknameTerriers
    • MottoFiat Lux (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Let there be light
    • ColorsRed & Blue
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III — NCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Hiram Alumni

    • James A. Garfield

      Politics & Law

      former President of the United States

    • Michael Stanley

      Entertainment & Arts

      singer and songwriter whose brand heartland rock was famous in Cleveland and around the American Midwest

    • Benjamin D. Pritchard

      Politics & Law

      Brevetted Brigadier General in the United States Army

    • Frank Laporte

      Professional Sports

      former Major League Baseball player

    • J. Kevin McMahon

      Business & Industry

      CEO and president of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust


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    Hondros College

    Westerville, Ohio

    • 1,963 Total Students
    • 43% Acceptance Rate
    • 57% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 236 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Hondros College is a for-profit higher level educational institution that offers a couple of entry academic programs for facilitated career entry and continuing education. The College has two separate branches; one offering programs focused mainly on business, while the second offering nursing related programs. Hondros College was established by John G. Hondros as a real estate preparatory school in 1981. It grew and offered more programs over the years under the management of both John G. Hondros and his wife, Linda Hondros. In 2006, the Ohio board of nursing granted the preparatory school an approval to award nursing associate degrees and diplomas. The programs were officially opened in 2007 in West Chester campus in Cincinnati. HCON expanded its offered academic programs in nursing to be included in Westerville, Fairborn, and Independence campuses in 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively. HCON launched its Bachelor of Science program in nursing in 2011.

    Its main campus and headquarter are located in Westerville City, Ohio State where Hondros College of Business (HCOB) was established. On the other hand, academic programs of Hondros College of Nursing (HCON) are offered in five campuses located in Ohio in Cincinnati (West Chester) Cleveland (Independence), Columbus (Westerville), Dayton (Fairborn) and Toledo (Maumee).

    Hondros College mission is to offer its diverse students up to the standard educational services through traditional and non-traditional educational methodologies. It aims at providing its students with the required expertise essential for entering their career paths.

    HCOB offers 10 undergraduate level degrees in the fields related to business, finance, sales and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, HCON offers Bachelor of Science, diploma degree and associate degrees in nursing.

    Hondros School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    John Carroll University

    University Heights, Ohio

    John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio
    • 3,673 Total Students
    • 82% Acceptance Rate
    • 23% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,086 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    John Carroll University (JCU), also known as John Carroll, is a private co-educational Jesuit Catholic University offering liberal arts and science degrees. It is located in a superb of Cleveland at the University Heights in Ohio State in the United States. It was established in 1886 by the Society of Jesuits as Jesuit College for men under the name of St Ignatius College. It was inaugurated at an old site at the west side of Cleveland in Ohio. After its expansion, its name was changed to its current name in 1932 after the name of John Carroll, the founder of the Jesuit institution Georgetown University and the first archbishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. In addition, it moved to its location 10 miles away from the East Cleveland downtown. John Carroll kept growing to start admitting women in 1968. In 2003, John Carroll established Dalon Center for Science and Technology that occupies more than 250,000 sq.ft and costs over than 65 million dollars. It was named after the founder of Cablevision and HBO, Charles Dolan and his wife.

    John Carrol Campus includes 20 main buildings with an architectural Collegiate Gothic style in addition to more than 60 acres of landscape. It also comprises Grasselli Tower that is considered to be a famous landmark of the university. The towers along with the red-brick administration building possess high similarity to Hampton Court, the famous English Royal palace. It has been ranked as one of the top Ten Midwest Universities in the United States since 1996 according to the U.S. News & World Report annual guide. The John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business was selected as the first national business undergraduate school by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2016.

    John Carroll University consists of Boler School of Business and another school for liberal arts and science. It offers undergraduate degrees in 38 majors and 35 minors. Additionally, it offers graduate degrees in more than 15 concentrations. John Carroll also offers some international programs as exchange programs with several universities in England, Germany and Japan.

    John Carroll School Facts

    • Years Estd.1886
    • NicknameBlue Streaks
    • MascotLobo the Wolf
    • MottoAd Majorem Dei Gloriam (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.For the greater glory of God
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – OAC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous John Carroll Alumni

    • Charles F. Dolan

      Business & Industry

      An American businessman and billionaire. Founder of Cablevision and HBO and controller of AMC, MSG Networks, and The Madison Square Garden Company.

    • Graham Leo Armstrong

      Professional Sports

      An American professional football player. A former football tackle in the Cleveland Rams of the National Football League and member of the Buffalo Bills of the All-America Football Conference.

    • Leonard Calabrese

      Science & Medicine

      An American certified osteopathic physician, rheumatologist in Cleveland Clinic and an internationally distinguished researcher in the fields of hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.

    • Paul Aimé Fleury

      Science & Medicine

      An American former academic administrator and physicist. Former professor of Applied Physics & Engineering and dean of Faculty of Engineering at Yale University.

    • Eric Howard Carmen

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American famous musician, singer and songs author in the 1970s and 1980s. Former member of Raspberries band and author of many songs including "All by Myself," "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again," "She Did It," "Hungry Eyes," and "Make Me Lose Contr

    • John Albert Riley

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American comedian actor, commonly known as Jack Riley. Famous of his role as Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show.


  • Kent State University at Ashtabula Seal

    Kent State University at Ashtabula

    Ashtabula, Ohio

    • 2,288 Total Students
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    KSU at Ashtabula is a public higher education institution and part of the Kent State University. The campus was founded in year 1958 however it traces its history to the parent institute which was founded in 1910, originally as a teacher training institute through Lowry’s bill. As this teacher training school was expanding, citizens in Ashtabula were also looking to bring higher education to the country and with lobbying that began in 1957 lead to establishment of Ashtabula Center of Kent State University.

    In Ashtabula, Ohio, the university aims to offers higher quality programs, with expert faculty and state of the art, present day resources and facilities, providing a complete learning environment. Although it offers a range of activities, the campus is known for its nursing programs.

    The campus at Kent State University at Ashtabula offers a small community of students and faculty engaged in active learning and working towards change. Most of the opportunities for growth come from the existing student run clubs and organisations which exist solely for pursuing interests and learning outside of the campus. There are almost 20 student led organisations present where students get to apply the skills and lessons learnt in the classrooms. Working in student interests and for the welfare of the student life on campus, there is also the Student Government. Holding office positions in the student government, students also get to exercise their leadership skills while serving as student leaders in voicing their grievances at the campus, with the administration or any other academic or extracurricular matter. The campus also offers career services to its students which helps them set the right future course. It helps them in finding jobs, preparing resumes and helping get through interviews. There are also fitness and wellness events and activities held on the campus for improvement of physical as well as mental health of its students.

    The academic programs provided at Ashtabula campus consist of 11 Associate degree programs, nine Bachelors degree programs as well as heath degrees, wine degrees and certificates. Its prominent facility is the Robert S. Morrison Health & Science Building.

    KSU at Ashtabula School Facts

    • Years Estd.1958
    • MottoExcellence in Action
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Kent State University at East Liverpool Seal

    Kent State University at East Liverpool

    East Liverpool, Ohio

    • 1,245 Total Students
    • 27 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Kent State East Liverpool is a public university, which started as an academic center founded in year 1965. It was in 1968 that it officially became the regional center for Kent State University. The parent institute, KSU, on the other hand dates its history back to year 1910 when it was founded as the normal school through funds granted through Lowry’s bill and gradually transformed into college and then into a university by year 1935.

    The present day KSU East Liverpool is part of the Columbiana County campuses and is situated in East Liverpool, Ohio. Keeping with the academic standards of its parent institute, this campus offers overall development of its students with focus on intellectual growth, professional skills and leadership qualities.

    At Kent State University at East Liverpool, the students find sufficient resources and activities for active engagement, forming relationships with other students, engaging in experiential learning and getting the right exposure. For students, the biggest opportunity is through the student led cubs and organisations present on campus. Offering varied interests there are academic, linguistic as well as environmental clubs. Next big opportunity comes through the USG – Undergraduate Student Government. It serves as the primary activity center for voicing student concerns and grievances as well as working alongside with the administration for enhancing student life at the campus. The student government also is a chance to learn leadership skills by working as leaders for the student community at campus. For further support during their journey at the university, the students find a CARE team on campus which serves to help through encouragement, upliftment and counselling for students facing difficulties coping up.

    At Kent State East Liverpool, only undergraduate level academic programs are offered which include nine Associate degree programs and five Bachelors degree programs. The prominent facilities at the campus are the Mary Patterson Building John J. Purinton Hall and The Locke House.

    KSU East Liverpool School Facts

    • Years Estd.1965
    • MottoExcellence in Action
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Kent State University at Geauga Seal

    Kent State University at Geauga

    Burton, Ohio

    • 2,531 Total Students
    • 26 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    KSU at Geauga is a public institute and part of the Kent State University, the largest of the regional educational systems in the country. KSU was originally founded in year 1910 as a normal school for teacher training through Lowry’s bill and then eventually grew into a normal college.  Over time, the university added more academic disciplines and became a state college. It was in year 1935 that it gained university status.

    Its Geauga campus began its journey in year 1964 and also has a Regional Academic Center based in Twinsburg founded in 1991. The campus is based in Burton, Ohio. Contributing to the growing regional economy, the institute offers a range of academic programs and serves as a center for cultural, social, intellectual and professional development.

    With Kent State University at Geauga, the students find a vibrant environment that offers them an engaging and enriching journey while they are working towards their goals. For these, the primary activities on campus exist in the form of registered student run clubs and organisation and the University Student Government – Geauga (USG-G). A range of clubs and organisations exist for students to pursue their interests outside of their classrooms and form network of social and professional relationships.  Students can take part in existing registered student clubs as well as form new ones. With student government, the students work for bringing a more active and engaging campus life. This not only allows them to be involved in active participation in campus life but is also a practical experience of being in leadership roles. Further development opportunities exist through the A.L.I.C.E Training Workshop, which is a critical incident training workshop and aimed at developing the response among the students on facing an active shooter. There is also community development and outreach on the campus through active community partners.

    The academic programs on campus consist of eight Associate degree programs and six Bachelors degree programs.

    KSU at Geauga School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Kent State University Seal

    Kent State University

    Kent, Ohio

    Kent State University in Kent, Ohio
    • 30,067 Total Students
    • 85% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 15,772 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    KSU is a public research university, founded in 1910 as teacher training institute through the Lowry’s bill, providing funding for public teacher training schools. By 1915, it transformed from a normal school to a normal college and with addition of academic disciplines to include arts, sciences and others, it was simply renamed as Kent State College. In 1935, it evolved once again and this time gained university status.

    The present day university is based in Kent, Ohio and has seven other campuses throughout the state, in Ashtabula, Burton, East Liverpool, Jackson Township, New Philadelphia, Salem, and Warren.  With its commitment for value and excellence, KSU aims to engage its students in intellectual exchange, discovery and new ways of thinking.

    At the campus of Kent State University, students find a vibrant and energetic environment with loads of activities and programs leading towards student development. There are over 400 student clubs and organisations as well as over 1000 events being held each year. These allow for the students to find new interests, integrate with others, make relationships and develop skills. Leadership skills which are considered essential to student growth also come through these organisations as well as fraternity and sororities as students get involved in leading these groups. Not only do these become important achievements for a student resume but are also recognized by the university through awards and rankings.  Adding entertainment and fun to the campus, traditional annual events are held such as Back to School Blast Off, Homecoming Parade, Black Squirrel Festival and others. Creative culture also exists through performing and visual arts as students display their talent for music, fine arts, theatre etc. The university has its athletic teams called ‘Golden Flashes’ taking part at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Blue and Gold and the mascot is ‘Flash the golden eagle’.

    Academic programs at the campus consist of more than 300 Associate, Bachelors and graduate degree programs. Its notable facilities are Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Franklin Hall, Wick Poetry Center, Rockwell Hall, Joseph F. Morbito Architecture Library and June F. Mohler Fashion Library

    KSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1910
    • NicknameGolden Flashes
    • MascotFlash the golden eagle
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I FBSMid-American Conference16 varsity teams
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous KSU Alumni

    • J. Ross Baughman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, editor, writer, educator

    • Michael Capellas

      Business & Industry

      Current CEO of First Data Corporation; former President/CEO of Hewlett-Packard, WorldCom, Compaq, and Serena Software

    • John Ferguson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Organist, composer, and teacher

    • Alaina Reed Hall

      Entertainment & Arts

      Television and film actress on Sesame Street and 227

    • Nancy Hollister

      Politics & Law

      Former Ohio state representative, Lieutenant Governor, and also briefly served as Ohio's first female governor

    • Earl K. Miller

      Science & Medicine

      Systems/cognitive neuroscientist

    • Mark Mothersbaugh

      Business & Industry

      Founding member of Devo

    • Charles J. Pilliod, Jr.

      Politics & Law

      Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico; also formerly served as the CEO of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

    • Dav Pilkey

      Entertainment & Arts

      Children's author; popular for Captain Underpants


  • Kent State University at Salem Seal

    Kent State University at Salem

    Salem, Ohio

    Kent State University at Salem in Salem, Ohio
    • 1,739 Total Students
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Kent State at Salem is one the seven regional campuses of Kent State University, a public university system that dates back to year 1910. KSU was originally founded as a normal school for teacher training and with its programs gaining prominence, it became a normal college. There on, with addition of programs, it flourished into a state college and coming to year 1935, it had officially transformed into a university.

    Its regional campus in Salem, Ohio was founded in year 1962, starting only as outreach program in the region. Serving as a significant center for intellectual, cultural and leadership development of its students, the university has played a great role in economic vitality of the region.

    Kent State University at Salem offers a diverse student population with varied interests but with the single objective of exchanging knowledge, learning through mutual development as well as self achievement. There is importance on developing students and increasing their experience through student led clubs and organisations. With a limited number of clubs and organisations, students get to meet new people, share ideas, develop their passion, build network and also experience leadership as they form organisations and work with other fellow students. There is also the Undergraduate Student Government Association, which lets students experience and work towards leadership skills and also to hold offices. Through this, the students work towards improving the overall environment on campus, bringing activities and events for the students and working to removing any grievances. Students also develop communication skills and also increase their exposure through participation in international trips. There is also an art gallery on campus where students display their creative work and develop appreciation for the arts. Further student support exists through counselling and support for students, for personal growth as well as for any emotional or academic support.

    Academically, Kent State at Salem offers undergraduate programs which consist of 11 Associate degree programs and 12 Bachelors degree programs. The prominent facility is the James & Centofanti Hall.

    Kent State at Salem School Facts

    • Years Estd.1962
    • MottoExcellence in Action
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Kent State University at Stark Seal

    Kent State University at Stark

    Canton, Ohio

    • 4,755 Total Students
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Kent State Stark is part of the Kent State University and is the largest of all regional campuses. KSU which is based in Kent, Ohio is a public university which was founded in year 1910 as a teacher training school. It was formed through Lowry’s bill and later improved as a normal college and with addition of academic disciplines grew into a state college. By year 1935 this college further developed, gaining university status.

    This regional campus in Jackson Township, Ohio, goes back to year 1964 when it was first established post war as a division of the university. Since then, the university has been the source of academic resource, community building as well as meaningful contribution to each individual at the institute.

    Adding value to its education, the campus life at Kent State University at Stark is all about setting and achieving goals, working towards improvement and making memories. For learning and participation in activities of interests, there are around 19 student run clubs and organisations. Students get to run these clubs which allows them to explore their passion and skills at the same time. Students share their ideas and explore new dimensions. The campus also holds many events which are learning opportunities but also provide greater chances for students to socialise with each other. Such events include arts and visual performances, speaker series, Earth Day celebration, Black History Month, Adventure Race, Turkey Trot and many others. Sustainability is also a huge concern at the university and some of the initiatives include reducing carbon footprint, energy conservation, waste minimisation, recycling and others. With student wellness a priority, the campus offers recreational activities for physical fitness and mental health awareness and education.

    As for the academic programs, these include three associate degrees and more than 30 minors, 19 bachelor’s degrees and four master’s degrees programs.

    Kent State Stark School Facts

    • Years Estd.1946
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Kent State Stark Alumni

    • Darrell Issa

      Politics & Law

      Currently serving as US House of Representatives 49th district of California since 2000

    • Brannon Braga

      Entertainment & Arts

      Writer, Producer, Television and Film; also received Hugo Award for Excellence in Science Fiction Writing

    • Ronald Harris

      Professional Sports

      Boxing gold medalist at the 1968 Summer Olympics; also the three-time National AAU Champion and bronze medal winner Pan American Games


  • Kent State University at Trumbull Seal

    Kent State University at Trumbull

    Warren, Ohio

    • 2,579 Total Students
    • 29 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    KSU at Trumbull is one of the seven regional campuses of the Kent State that traces its history to the year 1910 being founded under Lowry’s Bill, as a teacher training institute. From a normal school the institute grew into teacher training college. As the college expanded into other academic disciplines, including liberal arts and sciences, it flourished into a state college. With further progress in its programs and curriculum, it soon gained university status by year 1935.

    This regional campus is based in Warren Ohio and began as a cadet program by the university in year 1954. With addition of evening programs soon, the university made further additions and flourished. Presently it has become a boosting place for intellectual and cultural development of the region, with focus on professional development.

    Combining the best of resources with a small and closely knitted community environment, the campus offers so much more than just academics, allowing each individual to explore new dimensions. Students run as well as participate in over 400 student organisations and clubs, which includes political, special interest, media to academic, professional, service and so many more. There is also Greek Life and activity groups. These serve as center for learning, engagement as well as socialising on the campus. These also include the Student Government and the Senate which are a great opportunity for students to hold offices and be actively involved in learning and developing leadership skills. Students also enjoy taking part and being entertained through arts as students put up theatre performances and art exhibits. The community service and civic engagement is also a major part of student life with students running activities such as Gift of Life, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross and others. Further support and services exist on campus such as the Career Services department and the fitness center.

    The Academic programs available at Trumbull campus are 26 Associate degree programs, nine Bachelors degree programs, and a Masters program.

    KSU at Trumbull School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Kent State University at Tuscarawas Seal

    Kent State University at Tuscarawas

    New Philadelphia, Ohio

    • 2,179 Total Students
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Kent State Tuscarawas is a regional campus of the Kent State University which goes back to the year 1910 when it was founded under the Lowry’s bill. It was originally set up for the purpose of training teachers in the region. From a normal school, it quickly grew into a normal college. As further academic disciplines were introduced on the campus, it flourished into a state college. Eventually, as it gained more prominence, it was raised to the university status in 1935.

    This regional campus at Tuscarawas is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio and continued to be on the mission of its parent institute of serving as the academic and research center, engaging students in inquiry and critical thinking, reinforcing professional achievement and personal development.

    A vibrant campus environment awaits students at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, with number of opportunities for positive engagement, active learning and participation at all levels. The bustling campus offers 19 student clubs and organisations which serve as the primary units for student activity and engagement outside of classroom. These clubs and organisations include the Student Government Association which works actively on the campus to improve it for the students and bring activities and programs for student mobility and social activities. These student run organisations also help bring events in campus such as Holiday Party, book reading sessions, and performing arts etc. Performing arts includes musical performances, Broadway, acts and others. There is also great emphasis on community engagement among the students which is intended at creating a relationship with the community members as well as developing responsible individuals. Students also engage in service learning where community partners educate the students on the civic issues and improve awareness. There are also athletic teams, ‘Golden Eagles’, competing at USCAA.

    Academic programs offered at Tuscarawas campus consist of 17 associate and 11 bachelor’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Its notable facility is the Tolloty Technology Incubator.

    Kent State Tuscarawas School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Kettering College Seal

    Kettering College

    Kettering, Ohio

    • 732 Total Students
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • 82% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 68 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Kettering College is a private coeducational college located in Kettering, Ohio. The college was established in 1967 next to the Charles F. Kettering Memorial Hospital. It grants bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees through 10 different programs. Kettering offers the only Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree program.

    The college provides health related studies with emphasizes on Christian religious views in addition to purely religious studies.

    Its campus offers several facilities including a church in addition to other buildings as Kettering Foundation Offices, Original KC building and Polen Plaza.

    Kettering School Facts

    • Years Estd.1967
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationSeventh Day Adventist

  • Lake Erie College Seal

    Lake Erie College

    Painesville, Ohio

    Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio
    • 1,243 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,712 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lake Erie College is a private liberal arts college located in Painesville, Ohio. It was established in 1856 as Lake Erie Female Seminary. Classes started 3 years later. The college got approval from the The Civil Aeronautics Authority in 1939 to offer a civilian pilot program. In 1949, the campus was subject to damage as the College Hall Roof was struck by lightning and a small fire attacked the basement of the same building. In 1954, Lake Erie became the first college to require students to spend a term abroad to complete their study. In the following year, the college started an equestrian program which attracted students from all over the world. In 1956, the college received a grant from Ford Foundation for faculty salaries. In the following year, a massive fire destroyed Memorial Hall and caused damage to the west wing of College Hall. In 1963, Lake Erie opened a branch campus in Willoughby. The college started offering postgraduate studies in 1972 in addition to opening an elementary school. In the following year, College Hall was listed in the National Register for Historic Places.

    Lake Erie campus covers 50 acres in a suburban area. It contains several distinctive buildings including Andrews Hall, Arthur S. Holden Center, Austin Hall of Science, College Hall, Dickinson Hall, Founders Court, Fowler Hall, Garfield Center, George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center, Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building, Jack Britt Memorial Stadium, James F. Lincoln Library, Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center, Kilcawley Hall and Lydia Sessions Hall. The college official colors are forest green and white while its mascot is called Stormy the Cyclone. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

    The college is divided into 5 schools offering academic programs in 46 majors.

    LEC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1856
    • NicknameStorm
    • MascotStormy the Cyclone
    • ColorsForest green and white
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – GLIAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Lourdes University Seal

    Lourdes University

    Sylvania, Ohio

    • 1,530 Total Students
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 692 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lourdes University is a private Roman Catholic and Franciscan higher education institute located in Sylvania, Ohio. It was established in 1958 under the sponsorship of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania thanks to the efforts of Mother Adelaide Sandusky. It initially operated as a branch campus to the College of St. Teresa located in Winona, Minnesota. Its name was changed in 2010 from Lourdes Junior College to Lourdes University. It is classified as master’s university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The college started admitting lay students accepting women in 1969 and men six years later.

    Lourdes University covers 127 acres offering several distinctive buildings and facilities including Ebeid Recreation Center which was opened in 2016 and serves as an athletic center for the university teams. Other facilities include the Grille which is a 9,500 square foot dining hall, the Canticle Center which hosts the offices for the Sophia Center in addition to the planetarium lobby and Mother Adelaide Hall. There are six residential buildings on campus including Pioneer, Justinian, Bonaventure, Ambrose and Rosaria halls. The official colors of the university are terracotta and black while its mascot is called Gray Wolves. Lourdes athletic teams compete in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference as members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

    The university is divided into 4 colleges offering 31 undergraduate programs. It also offers 8 graduate programs in addition to several certificate undergraduate and graduate programs. The university offers 4 study abroad programs allowing students to complete part of their studies abroad. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in addition to several other organizations offering accreditation to particular programs. It is also a member in more than 60 associations in addition to agreements with 38 institutes. The university offers a wide range of scholarships and grants with a total value of more than $5 million.

    Lourdes School Facts

    • Years Estd.1958
    • MascotGray Wolves
    • ColorsTerracotta and Black
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Malone University Seal

    Malone University

    Canton, Ohio

    • 1,722 Total Students
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,168 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Malone University (MU) is a Christian-based private educational liberal arts institute that is located at Canton City, Ohio State. Since its establishment in 1892, MU has been always closely linked to the Quakers, a historically group of Christian people commonly known as Religious Society of Friends. It was founded in Cleveland, Ohio by J. Walter and Emma Malone, two Quakers leaders, as a co-educational Bible Institute called Cleveland Bible College (CBC). In 1956, CBC was forced to move to its current location in Canton after the state has decided to establish the Interstate 90 in its former location. Canton was chosen to be the location of the new campus since it was the only city in Ohio whose population exceeded 100,000; however it lacked the abundance of an institute providing higher education. The 150 acres new campus had a distinguished location where it was surrounded by 30th & 25th streets and Cleveland & Harvard Avenue from the north, south, west and east sides respectively. After the relocation of CBC, the members of the board of trustees also changed its name to be Malone College (MC) to honor its original founders. In the new campus, MC started to expand and change from being only a small Bible College to a liberal arts degrees granting college. MC kept expanding in its new campus on the levels of the offered degrees, number of enrolled students and campus buildings. Consequently, its structure and name have been changed to be Malone University on February 2008.

    MU consists of one college for theological studies and three schools for liberal arts studies. MU offers more than 50 undergraduate degrees with around 51 majors and 46 minors. It also offers 12 graduate degrees and 7 pre-professional degrees. In 2015, MU was ranked by the U.S News & World’ Report as one in both lists of top national colleges in the Midwest region and colleges offering online bachelor degrees. It has been also distinguished by Cleveland Plain Dealer as one of Northeast Ohio’s top workplaces and Victory Media as military friendly educational institute.

    MU School Facts

    • Years Estd.Cleveland Bible College: 1892Malone College: 1957Malone University: 2008
    • MascotPioneer
    • MottoChrist's Kingdom First
    • ColorsRed and White
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II
    • Religious AffiliationFriends

    Famous MU Alumni

    • Christina Hagan

      Politics & Law

      A Republican representative in Ohio House of Representatives for the 50th District since 2011. A former Vice Chair of the Higher Education Study Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives.

    • Tyler Light

      Professional Sports

      A famous American professional golf player in many championships and an employee in United Parcel Services.

    • Timothy Mack

      Professional Sports

      An American pole vaulter commonly known as Rim Mack. Winner of gold medal in 2004 Olympics.

    • Robin Michelle MeadeAn American broadcaster and news anchor leader in “Morning Express with Robin Meade Show” on HLN channel since 2001. Former Miss Ohio and owner of two music albums released in 2011 and 2013.

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American broadcaster and news anchor leader in “Morning Express with Robin Meade Show” on HLN channel since 2001. Former Miss Ohio and owner of two music albums released in 2011 and 2013.

    • Tony Migliozzi

      Professional Sports

      A famous American marathoner and ultra-marathoner. Known as Ultra Runner of the Year for 2016 and winner of IAU 50 km World Championships for 2015.


  • Marietta College Seal

    Marietta College

    Marietta, Ohio

    Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio
    • 1,331 Total Students
    • 72% Acceptance Rate
    • 14% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,863 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Marietta College is a private coeducational college of liberal arts located in Marietta, Ohio. The college was established and got its charter in 1835 as a successor for the community’s Muskingum Academy.

    The College states its mission is to equip students with leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Marietta campus offers several distinctive buildings as Fayerweather Hall, Anderson Hancock Planetarium, Rickey Science Center, Hopewell House, Pioneer House, Beren Tennis Center, Marietta Softball Complex, Hermann Fine Arts Center, Elsie Newton Hall, Marietta Soccer Field, Don Drumm Stadium, Elsie Newton Hall, Mary Beach Hall, Sophia Russell Hall, Sophia Russell Hall, McCoy Hall, McCoy Hall, Ban Johnson Arena, Legacy Library, Thomas Hall, McKinney Media Center, Mills Hall and Harrison Hall. The official colors of the college are navy blue and white. Its athletic teams, who are nicknamed pioneers, compete in the NCAA Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference.

    Marrietta College offers undergraduate programs in 43 majors and 41 minors. Additionally, it offers two master’s degree programs. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in addition to several other organizations offering accreditation to specific programs. There are seven scholarship programs offered by the college that may provide financial support to the students including McCoy Scholarship, Navy Blue & White Scholarship, and Rickey Scholarship. Students may also apply to financial loans or part time job as alternative way to get financial support.

    Marietta School Facts

    • Years Estd.1835
    • NicknamePioneers
    • MottoLUX ET VERITAS
    • Motto Eng.Light and truth
    • ColorsNavy Blue, White
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – OAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Marietta Alumni

    • Edward H. Allen

      Politics & Law

      former mayor of Kansas City

    • Dane Dastillung

      Professional Sports

      American football player

    • Willard Warner

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Senator from Alabama

    • Gary Kott

      Entertainment & Arts

      Award-winning television and advertising writer, and an American Folk Artist

    • F. Story Musgrave

      Science & Medicine

      former NASA Astronaut and Shuttle Pilot


  • Mercy College of Ohio

    Toledo, Ohio

    • 1,243 Total Students
    • 53% Acceptance Rate
    • 51% Enrollment Rate
    • 6 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 251 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mercy College of Ohio is a catholic higher education institute offering education in healthcare and health sciences. The college was established in 1918 by the Sisters of Mercy based on an invitation received in 1911 from the Bishop Joseph Scrembs. It was established as a hospital providing healthcare services as well as training to nurses. The first class at the college consisted of 10 students and started in July 1918 coinciding with the spread of Spanish Influenza within the surrounding community. The nurse training school continued to grant diploma degrees till 1992 when it grew to become Mercy College of Northwest Ohio. It granted associate degree for the first time two years later. It was then recognized by the Higher Learning Commission to offer associate, bachelor and graduate degrees. The college got approval in 2002 to operate a branch location at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital facilities in Youngstown. Nine years later, the name of the college was changed to its current name. The college is currently sponsored by the Mercy Health.

    The college states that its mission is to prepare students to serve the global community focusing on healthcare related fields.

    The college offers 7 associate degree programs, 5 bachelor degree programs and a master’s program. Several programs are also offered online. Toledo and Youngstown scholarships provide chances to the students to get financial support.

    Mercy School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Miami University Seal

    Miami University

    Oxford, Ohio

    Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
    • 19,076 Total Students
    • 65% Acceptance Rate
    • 21% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 27,454 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Miami University is a public research higher education institute in Oxford, Ohio. It was established in 1809 by an Act of Congress that was signed by President George Washigton. It was the 10th oldest public and 32nd oldest private higher education institute to be established in the United States. However, it was not until 1824 that classes started at the university. Construction of the campus stopped because of the War of 1812. Cincinnati tried 10 years to move the location of the new college to it and to get its income but this trial did not succeed. The college started a grammar school in 1818; however, it was discontinued after 5 years. In 1827, Miami Students purchased a printing press to print their first publication which was called “The Literary Focus” which failed after a short period. Another publication started in 1867 under the name “Miami Student” making it the oldest university newspaper to be published in the United States. In 1848, the college witnessed “Snowball Rebellion” during which students closed the Old Main using snow and chairs. The administration expelled students who participated in the Rebellion. The university was closed in 1873 due to the decline in student admission and the campus was leased to a grammar school. It was reopened again in 1885 after paying all its debts and repairing many of its buildings. The institute started admitting female students in 1902 following the Sesse Bill which made it mandatory for all Ohio public schools to become coeducational. In 1928, Miami University merged with Oxford College for Women. Miami responded to the growth in students enrollment by establishment of branch campuses in Middletown and Hamilton Ohio in addition to Luxembourg branch which is currently known as the Miami University Dolibois European Center.

    Miami main campus covers 2,138 acres with several distinctive buildings; some of which are considered as historic landmarks as William Holmes McGuffey Museum, Zachariah Price Dewitt Cabin, Elliott and Stoddard Halls, Langstroth Cottage, Simpson-Shade Guest House and Lewis Place. The official colors of the university are red and white while its mascot is Swoop the RedHawk.

    Miami School Facts

    • Years Estd.1809
    • NicknameRedHawks
    • MascotSwoop the RedHawk
    • MottoProdesse Quam Conspici
    • Motto Eng.To Accomplish Rather Than to Be Conspicuous
    • ColorsRed and White
    • LocationOhio
    • Athletics18 NCAA Division I FBSMid-American ConferenceNational Collegiate Hockey Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Miami Alumni

    • Benjamin Harrison

      Politics & Law

      former President of the United States

    • Joseph Ralston

      Politics & Law

      former US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO

    • Alston Ellis

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Ohio University

    • John Smale

      Business & Industry

      former CEO of Procter & Gamble and General Motors

    • Blake Coleman

      Professional Sports

      NHL player for New Jersey Devils


  • Mount Carmel College of Nursing Seal

    Mount Carmel College of Nursing

    Columbus, Ohio

    • 1,063 Total Students
    • 82% Acceptance Rate
    • 66% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 175 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mount Carmel College of Nursing is a private four-year higher education institute with campuses located in Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio. The college was established in 1903 by the Sisters of Holy Cross from Notre Dame, Indiana. The college was initially named Mount Carmel School of Nursing and the first class graduated in 1906 consisting of 13 students. It received accreditation for the first time in 1941. It then became recognized as 4-year bachelor degree granting institute in 1990. It started offering graduate degree programs for the first time in 2003 granting master’s degrees. The college then established a branch campus at Fairfield Medical Center. In 2015, the college expanded its graduate programs by offering a doctoral degree program.

    The college main campus is located in Columbus which is shared with Mount Carmel West Hospital. The campus offers two residential halls to the students; the Holy Cross Hall and Angela Hall. The branch campus is located in Lancaster and has partnership agreement with Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. The official colors of the college are burgundy and gray while its mascot is called Mighty Night.

    Mount Carmel offers a bachelor degree, 4 master’s degree and a doctoral degree programs in addition to offering online master’s and doctoral degree programs. The college also offers several certificate non-degree programs. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Mount Carmel School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Mount Saint Joseph University Seal

    Mount Saint Joseph University

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    • 2,073 Total Students
    • 15% Acceptance Rate
    • 100% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,187 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mount Saint Joseph University, which is also known as “the Mount”, is a private co-educational Catholic higher education institute. Establishment of the university dates back to 1829 when the Sisters of Charity moved to Cincinnati and established St. Peter’s Academy and St. Mary’s Academy. In 1853, the two academies were replaced by Mount St. Vincent Academy. The latter was relocated to the Mount St. Joseph property in Cincinnati’s Delhi Township changing its name to Mount St. Joseph Academy. The academy was offering by this time 4-year college programs as well as postgraduate programs. In 1920, the academy was legally recognized as a 4-year college by the Ohio Department of Education. In 1962, the college opened a branch campus at the intersection of Delhi and Neeb Roads. Ten years later, the college became an independent institute administered by its own board of trustees rather than the Sisters of Charity. In 1986, the Mount became a coeducational institute. The college achieved the university status in 2013 changing its name to the current one in the following year.

    The Mount campus is located in an unincorporated community near Cincinnati, Ohio covering 92 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings including Jean Patrice Harrington Student Center, Dorthy Meyer Ziv Art Building, Jean Dowell Athletics Building, Seton Center, Mater Dei Chapel, Aquinas Hall and Kinder Morgan Softball Complex. The university produces a monthly student newspaper named Dateline and a weekly student podcast named MountCast. The university athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III. Its official colors are blue and gold while its mascot is the lion.

    The university is divided into 5 schools offering academic programs in 47 majors, 30 minors, 4 certificate programs in addition to several licensure and pre-professional programs. Several programs are also offered online. There are several types of financial scholarships offered by the university including Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship.

    The Mount School Facts

    • Years Estd.1920
    • NicknameLions
    • MascotLion
    • MottoDeo Duce
    • Motto Eng."With God for a leader"
    • ColorsBlue and gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – HCAC, MCVL, ORLC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous The Mount Alumni

    • Jarrod Martin

      Politics & Law

      member of Ohio House of Representatives

    • Lauren Hill

      Social Advocacy & Service

      basketball player and pediatric cancer advocate


  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University Seal

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University

    Mount Vernon, Ohio

    • 2,131 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,059 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a private evangelical Christian college for liberal arts. It was established as a two-year college in 1968 by the Church of the Nazarene. Its campus was formerly an old Lakeholm Farm property that was owned by Ohio State University. In 1970, the campus expanded by 9-acres donated from Mary Starr before expanding again in 1999 when the college purchased a neighboring farm covering 128 acres. In 1972, the college received accreditation for its two-year programs then it started offering 4-year programs in 1973 before receiving accreditation for these programs in 1974.

    MVNU campus is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. It contains more than 15 buildings including Faculty Hall, Founders Hall, Jennie K. Moore, Regents Hall, The Jetter School of Business, R.R. Hodges Chapel, Hyson Campus Center, Ariel Arena and the Prince Student Union. The university also has several buildings in downtown Mount Vernon including Hunter College which was purchased and rebuilt by the college in after it was destroyed completely by fire in 2010. Moreover, the college operates several branch campuses in Columbus-New Albany, Mansfield, and Newark. Columbus-New Albany is the newest of these locations as it was opened in 2013 replacing Gahanna and Polaris Campuses. The university athletic teams compete in the Crossroads League as members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The official colors of the university are green and blue while its mascot is called Casey the Cougar. The university broadcasts an FM radio station called WNZR. There are several traditional events that occur regularly on campus including the Welcome Week, Blue-Green Day, SonFest, Oaktoberfest and the Block Party.

    The university is divided into six schools offering more than 100 different undergraduate programs. It also offers Graduate and Professional Studies Programs which grants both bachelor and master’s degrees. MVNU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    MVNU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1968
    • NicknameCougars
    • MascotCasey the Cougar
    • Motto"To Seek to Learn is to Seek to Serve"
    • ColorsGreen and blue
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNAIA Division II - CrossroadsNCCAA Division I - East
    • Religious AffiliationChurch of the Nazarene

  • Muskingum University Seal

    Muskingum University

    New Concord, Ohio

    Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio
    • 2,427 Total Students
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,977 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Muskingum University is a private higher education institute located in New Concord, Ohio. Establishment of the institute started in 1836 by the meeting of the “Friends of Education” which sent a petition to establish the college. The new college was opened as a male institute under the name of Muskingum College in the following year after the petition was approved by the Ohio General Assembly. In 1854, the college became a coeducational institute. In 1877, the college became officially affiliated to the Synod of Ohio of the United Presbyterian Church. In 1958, the campus witnessed the merge between the United Presbyterian Church of North America and the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America which was signed in Brown Chapel. The college achieved the university status in 2009 gaining its current name.

    Muskingum states that its mission is to offer high quality education in science and liberal arts. It aims at developing students intellectually, spiritually and professionally. Muskingum has a rural campus located in New Concord, Ohio covering 225 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Montgomery Hall which is the administrative hub of the campus and Paul Hall which is the oldest building on campus. Other important buildings include Brown Chapel, Boyd Science Center, John Glenn Gym, Anne C. Steele Recreation Center, Quad Center, Cambridge Hall, Caldwell Hall, Walter Hall and Roberta A. Smith Library. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Fighting Muskies, compete in NCAA Division III as members of the Ohio Athletic Conference. Its official colors are black and magenta.

    The university offers 44 academic majors and 9 pre-professional programs granting bachelor and master’s degrees. The university has been continuously accredited by the North Central Association of College and Secondary Schools. It is normally regarded as “best value” college by several organizations including U.S. News & World Report.

    Muskingum School Facts

    • Years Estd.1837
    • NicknameFighting Muskies
    • MottoOmne trium perfectum (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Everything which comes in threes is perfect
    • ColorsBlack and Magenta
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – OAC
    • Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)

    Famous Muskingum Alumni

    • John Glenn

      Politics & Law

      former astronaut and democratic Senator

    • Agnes Moorehead

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy Award-winning actress

    • William Oxley Thompson

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Ohio State University and Miami University

    • Philip Caldwell

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Ford Motor Company

    • Beverly Schuch

      Entertainment & Arts

      former Emmy and Peabody Award-winning host at CNN


  • Notre Dame College

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio
    • 2,094 Total Students
    • 91% Acceptance Rate
    • 17% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,256 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Notre Dame College (NDC) is a private Catholic college for liberal arts located in South Euclid, Ohio. The college was established in 1922 by Mary Evarista Harks as a female institute. Classes started in the same year with 9 faculty members, 13 female students and 11 novices. In 1923, the college expanded by leasing 39-acre piece of land in South Euclid and purchasing in the following year 15 acres. Construction of the campus started in 1926 and took two years to be completed. NDC campus was residential since its establishment till 1978 when it started offering weekend classes program named WECO. In 1983, the college administration building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1927 and originally hosted the whole college. The college started offering its first master’s degree program in 1991. The college started admitting male students to certain programs in 1969 and became fully coeducational in 2001.

    NDC states that its mission is to help students earn good money and to maintain good quality of life. The college campus covers 48 acres. The campus offers several distinctive and facilities including Joseph E. Keller Center, Clara Fritzsche Library, Regina Hall, Gym and Auditorium, Connelly Center, Harks Hall, Peterson Hall and Normandy Field. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed Falcons, compete in NCAA Division II level as members of the Mountain East Conference. Their official colors are royal blue and yellow gold.

    Notre Dame is divided into 5 academic divisions offering undergraduate programs in 30 majors granting bachelor degree. There are also 5 online programs. It also offers programs granting associate and master’s degrees. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Students have the chance to get financial support from financial aid or scholarship programs including Jeanne Squire Memorial Scholarship, Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship and Jane D. White Fund Scholarship.

    NDC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1922
    • NicknameFalcons
    • ColorsRoyal Blue and Yellow Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous NDC Alumni

    • Joey Davis

      Professional Sports

      third undefeated NCAA wrestler


  • Ohio Christian University Seal

    Ohio Christian University

    Circleville, Ohio

    Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio
    • 4,290 Total Students
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Ohio Christian University (OCU) is a private Christian higher education institute affiliated with the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. The university was established in 1948 under the name of “Mount of Praise Bible College”. It aimed at training ministers for the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. The college operated at the Mount of Praise Campground which was the location for annual meetings of the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. Later, the college changed its name to Circleville Bible College before gaining its current name in 2006. It also received regional accreditation in the same year.

    The university has a rural campus located on the outskirts of Circleville, Ohio. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Raymond Lewis Moats Hall, Randolph Graham Administrative Center, Floyd and Gladys Detty Chapel, Moore Hall, Conley Ministry Center, Maxwell Center, York Hall and Olson Field. Moreover, the university operates 12 regional campus locations in Ohio and Georgia. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Trailblazers, compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as members of the River States Conference since 2015. The official colors of the university are blue and silver.

    Ohio offers 15 bachelor degree, 4 master’s degree and 5 associate degree programs. It also offers 13 non-degree certificate programs. Some programs are also offered online or through classes for adult students. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

    OCU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1948
    • NicknameTrailblazers
    • ColorsBlue and silver
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNAIA – KIAC
    • Religious AffiliationOther Protestant

    Famous OCU Alumni

    • Stan Toler

      Social Advocacy & Service

      General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene

    • John C. Maxwell

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pastor and author who focuses mainly on leadership


  • Ohio Dominican University Seal

    Ohio Dominican University

    Columbus, Ohio

    Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio
    • 2,534 Total Students
    • 81% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,410 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Ohio Dominican University is a private higher education institute for liberal arts located in Columbus, Ohio. The university was established in 1911 following the Catholic and Dominican traditions. The college received its charter in the same year of establishment under the name of “College of St. Mary of the Springs”. The college initially started as a female only institute before being converted into a coeducational college in 1964. The name of the college was changed 4 years later to “Ohio Dominican College”. In 2002, Ohio Dominican achieved the university status changing its name to the current one.

    The university has an urban campus located in the North Central neighborhood of Columbus City. It covers 75 acres with several distinctive buildings and facilities including Guzman House, Las Casas House, St. Albert Hall, Battelle Hall, Erskine Hall, Hamilton Hall and Spangler Learning Center. The campus offers 5 residential halls including Aquinas Hall, Lynam Hall and Siena Hall. The campus also hosts the Charles School which was established in 2007. The school is part of the Early College High Schools which are financially supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Panthers, participate in the NCAA Division II as part of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The official colors of the university are black and gold.

    The university offers 40 undergraduate programs and 9 graduate programs. It grants associate, bachelor and master’s degrees. Additionally, the university offers 5 certification programs. There are programs available for adult students and continuing education. Ohio Dominican is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and Ohio Department of Higher Education.

    Ohio Dominican School Facts

    • Years Estd.1911
    • NicknamePanthers
    • Motto"Contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere" (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.To contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation
    • ColorsBlack and gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – GLIAC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Ohio Dominican Alumni

    • Jonathan Sánchez

      Professional Sports

      professional baseball player

    • Anne O'Hare McCormick

      Entertainment & Arts

      former news correspondent for the New York Times

    • Aden Ibrahim Aw Hirsi

      Politics & Law

      former Governor of Gedo, Somalia


  • Ohio State University at Lima Seal

    Ohio State University at Lima

    Lima, Ohio

    • 1,010 Total Students
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Ohio State Lima is a public higher education institute that was established as part of the Ohio State University. OSU traces its roots back to year 1870 when it was founded as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (Mech) under the Morrill Act of 1862. It held its first classes in 1873 and was given its present name by the Ohio General Assembly in 1878.

    This campus in Lima, Ohio is one of the five campuses of the university and was founded in 1960. Since its founding, the campus has been the source of educational opportunities as well as access to quality learning and growth for not just the students, but for the community as well.

    The university being a small liberal arts institute with the spirit of learning provides its students personalised attention from faculty and mentors. They also get involved in activities with over 30 student led clubs and organisations which are the primary units for learning outside of classrooms. The students find further opportunities for development through internship opportunities through more than 70 local sites off the campus. The campus also offers community outreach programs; there are STEM Steps promoting STEM fields, STEAM on the Quad, a children friendly activity and also community service volunteer opportunities. The students also find fun and entertainment trough arts and culture prevailing on campus through performance arts such as theatre, music and fine arts; as well as through festivals and social and annual events organised by the Campus Activities Board. Students also find a ‘Game Room’ on the campus which serves as the central location where students gather for relaxation, to play pool or hang out with friends. There are also athletics facilities on campus with its teams competing at Ohio Regional Campus Conference. The campus mascot is ‘Baron’ and the colors are Scarlet and Gray.

    The academic programs at the university are an Associate of Arts Degree, 11 Bachelors degree programs, a Masters degree, 12 minors and seven Pre-professional programs. Its notable facilities are Phillip A. Heath Center for Teaching and Learning Center, Galvin Hall, Reed Hall and Cook Hall.

    Ohio State Lima School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Ohio State University Seal

    Ohio State University

    Columbus, Ohio

    Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
    • 58,663 Total Students
    • 49% Acceptance Rate
    • 35% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 40,240 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    OSU is a public institute and a land grant, sea grant and space grant university that was founded under the Morrill Act of 1862. It was established in year 1870 and held its first classes in 1973. Originally named as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (Mech), it was soon renamed to its present name in 1878 by Ohio General Assembly.

    Before the end of 19th century, the university had not only added graduate programs but also branched into other academic disciplines. It is based in Columbus with five regional campuses throughout Ohio and has developed itself on the forefront of progress and innovation.

    At OSU the student life is extensive and offers many services for student assistance and for student growth. The leadership team at the campus looks after the student affairs and offers services such as orientation, career services, counselling and consultation and such others. To develop its students across various skills, there is ‘Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program’ which brings students closer to faculty and alumni through initiatives involving real world experience and challenges. There is multicultural center which promotes social justice and diversity through workshops and lectures. Civic engagement is promoted through the initiative ‘Social Change’ where students put in volunteer hours every year for community service; one prominent program is the Youth Prison Intervention. Further student activities involve being part of over 1300 student organisations, playing active role in campus life through Student Government at both graduate and undergraduate level, being part of Fraternity and Sorority Life, leadership development through leadership grants, LeaderShape, getting awards, and other arts and entertainment events. The campus also has its marching band as well as its athletic teams called ‘Buckeye’ which compete at NCAA Division I. The mascot is ‘Brutus Buckeye’ and the colors are Scarlet and Gray.

    Academic programs consist of over 150 Bachelor degree programs, 100+ Master degree and 90+ Doctoral programs. Its notable facilities are Hale Hall, Hayes Hall, Orton Hall, Knowlton Hall, William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, Wexner Center, Jesse Owens Recreation Centers, Wilce Student Health Center, Jerome Schottenstein Center, Younkin Success Center and others.

    Ohio State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1870
    • NicknameBuckeyes
    • MascotBrutus Buckeye
    • MottoDisciplina in civitatem (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Education for Citizenship
    • ColorsScarlet and Gray
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division 1Big Ten Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Ohio State Alumni

    • Paul Flory

      Science & Medicine

      Nobel laureate in Chemistry, 1974

    • Neil W. Chamberlain

      Education & Advocacy

      Economist and industrial relations scholar at Yale and Columbia Universities

    • Sam Higginbottom

      Education & Advocacy

      Missionary as well as founder of Allahabad Agricultural Institute

    • Charles Csuri

      Entertainment & Arts

      Artist and scholar; also known as the father of digital art and computer animation

    • Brett T. Buerck,

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Majority Strategies, among Inc's 500 fastest growing companies in 2015 and also counted among 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016

    • Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr.

      Science & Medicine

      Founder and former owner of Gale Research

    • Eileen Heckart

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress; Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award-winner

    • Evelyn Lundberg Stratton

      Politics & Law

      Current Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court

    • Grace Towns Hamilton

      Politics & Law

      First African American woman elected in the Georgia General Assembly

    • Clovis E. Byers

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Chief of Staff, Eighth United States Army

    • Thomas D. Brock

      Science & Medicine

      Microbiologist; credited for discovery of hyperthermophiles living in hot springs at Yellowstone National Park

    • Larry Sanger

      Science & Medicine

      Co-founded Wikipedia


  • Ohio State University at Mansfield Seal

    Ohio State University at Mansfield

    Mansfield, Ohio

    Ohio State University at Mansfield in Mansfield, Ohio
    • 1,199 Total Students
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Ohio State Mansfield is a public, land grant and sea grant institute and is a regional campus to Ohio State University, its parent institute. OSU was founded in 1870 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (Mech) through the Morrill Act of 1862. The original institute soon expanded, adding other disciplines of arts and sciences to its curriculum and gradually added campuses outside of Columbus, where it is based.

    The campus in Mansfield, Ohio was founded in year 1958 as a college with partnership between the State, Ohio and the citizens of Mansfield. It is a land and sea grant institute. With its quality education and research programs, the campus contributes greatly to knowledge and success of its students.

    At the campus of Ohio State University at Mansfield students come across a range of opportunities helping them grow in personal, social, cultural and professional areas. Students learn team work and leadership through participation in Campus Activities Board, responsible for supporting and organizing student activities and the Student Union, working to improve the campus experience. There are also over 15 student led organisations on campus, where students of particular interest gather to learn from each other in a friendly social environment. More social interaction is provided through the ‘Game Room’ present on campus. Students find plenty of fun activities or space to just sit back and have a good time with friends or alone. The campus also holds other cultural, social and community service activities and programs. It also has its own chorus. To further assist its students, the campus has its website called ‘New Directions’ which is aimed at providing material for helping students cope with stress, mental or academic problems, or any other personal or professional difficulty. Athletics also forms a major part of student life with 53 being awarded All-Academic awards. The campus mascot is ‘Mavericks’ and colors are Scarlet and Gray.

    Academic programs at the campus include an Associate degree, 10 Bachelors degree programs with 11 minors, and a Master of Arts degree. The prominent facility at the campus is Bromfield Library & Information Commons.

    Ohio State Mansfield School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Ohio State University at Marion

    Marion, Ohio

    Ohio State University at Marion in Marion, Ohio
    • 1,085 Total Students
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    OSUM is a public institute that is part of the multi campus system of the Ohio State University. OSU was founded in year 1870 under the Morrill Act of 1862. It began as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (Mech), and opened its doors in 1873. The college soon branched out into other academic disciplines and with further growth also expanded into five other campuses.

    This campus based in Marion, Ohio was established as the OSU campus in year 1957. The campus offers learning through focus on quality education and research, through a global perspective and for a community wide impact.

    Ohio State Marion offers a friendly environment on the campus with close student faculty interaction for goal achievement as well as easy exchange of knowledge. The student activities and involvement is all about encouraging diversity and students find lectures, workshops and open forums to develop their ideas. There are also over 30 student clubs and organisations including religious, linguistic, gaming and others. These organisations also include the Campus Activities Board which supports student events on the campus; some annual traditional events include Homecoming Week and Freshman Welcome Day. Arts and creativity is celebrated through events such as Five Nights on Campus with a range of performing arts activities, Taste of the Harvest, a wine tasting event and the art exhibits on campus. For sustainability, there is ‘Zero Waste Initiative’ which is an extensive recycling program on the campus. There are also recreation facilities such as the fitness center, gymnasium, a Game Room for playing games as well as athletic participation through intramurals and club sports. The campus mascot is the ‘Scarlet Wave’.

    Academic programs at OSUM consist of an Associate degree program, eight Bachelors degree, a Masters degree program, over 200 majors and eight Pre-professional degrees. The campus also holds corporate based education providing workforce training, performance improvement and organisational development through its center. Its notable facilities are Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, Larry R. Yoder Prairie Learning Laboratory and Alber Enterprise Center.

    OSUM School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Ohio State University at Newark

    Newark, Ohio

    • 2,476 Total Students
    • 26 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Ohio State University at Newark is a private institute and one of the five regional campuses of OSU. The parent institute traces its history to the year 1870 when it was founded in Columbus as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College (Mech), under the Morrill Act of 1862. It held its first class in 1873 and by 1878 came to be known as Ohio State University.

    Ohio State Newark was founded in 1957 and was the first of the five regional campuses, based in Licking County, Ohio. Continuing with the tradition of its parent institute this campus offers education with focus on research and engagement for extended community developments.

    The student life at the Newark campus promotes relationship building and knowledge exchange by supporting activities that serve the purpose. There is immense focus on research and students participate at the Student Research Forum. There is also the Newark Earthworks Center where students take part in research work with faculty assistance. Besides, there are also extracurricular activities on the campus; there are more than 50 student led groups and organisations that serve as primary units for activities and events on the campus as well as socially mobilising the students. There is also encouragement for multicultural activities and interaction. For community service students collaborate with the local partners or through student run organisations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters on Campus. Arts is pursued as part of community outreach initiative, highlighting community issues and raising awareness through theatrical productions at the campus Black Box Theatre, putting up arts exhibitions or simply celebrating with the community through the annual July 3rd Concert & Fireworks. The campus also has its own Chorus. For students to just sit and have a good time with their friends or meet new people there is the ‘Game Room’. There are also intramurals and varsity athletics and the mascot is ‘Titans’.

    Academic programs at the campus include six Bachelors degree program and two Master degree program. The prominent facility at the campus is John L. & Christine Warner Library.

    Ohio State Newark School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Ohio University Seal

    Ohio University

    Athens, Ohio

    Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
    • 29,157 Total Students
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 21 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Ohio University is a public research university located in Athens, Ohio. The charter for the university was first issued in 1787, however, the first class was held at the university in 1809 after receiving the state approval in 1804. The university granted bachelor degrees for the first time in 1815. The university is classified by Carnegie Foundation as Doctoral/High Research Activity University. Ohio is consistently ranked among top American universities by U.S. News & World Report.

    The university has a large rural campus covering 1,850 acres. Construction of the current campus started in 1812 by establishing its main building, Manasseh Cutler Hall which is registered as a historic landmark. The central part of the campus is the College Green which includes Manasseh Cutler Hall along with other prominent buildings as Wilson Hall, McGuffey Hall and the College Gateway. Other important structures on campus include John Calhoun Baker University Center, Charles J. Ping Recreation Center, East Green, West Green and South Green. The main library of the university is known as Vernon R. Alden Library. The library contains 3 million printed items and 2.3 million microfilm units in addition to collections of rare books and items. The campus also offers several distinctive facilities including the university-owned Gordon K. Bush Airport, Edwards Accelerator Laboratory and The Athena Cinema. Moreover, the university operates 5 regional campuses including Zanesville, Lancaster and Chillicothe. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Bobcats, compete in NCAA Division I as members of Mid-American Conference. The official colors of the university are Ohio green and white while its mascot is called Rufus the Bobcat.

    The university is divided into 10 colleges and schools including George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Ohio School Facts

    • Years Estd.1804 (state approval)
    • NicknameBobcats
    • MascotRufus the Bobcat
    • MottoReligio Doctrina Civilitas, Prae Omnibus Virtus
    • Motto Eng.Religion, Learning, Civility; Above All, Virtue
    • ColorsOhio Green and White
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – MAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Ohio Alumni

    • Ishaya Audu

      Politics & Law

      Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations

    • Yvette McGee Brown

      Politics & Law

      first African-American woman justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio

    • Edward James Roye

      Politics & Law

      former president of Liberia

    • Matthew Rubel

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Payless ShoeSource

    • Pete Lalich

      Professional Sports

      former NBA player


  • Otterbein University Seal

    Otterbein University

    Westerville, Ohio

    Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio
    • 2,808 Total Students
    • 75% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,917 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Otterbin University is a four-year private liberal arts college located in Westerville, Ohio. It was established in 1847by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. It was named Otterbin University in honor of the founder of United Brethren; Philip William Otterbein. In 1917, the name of the institute was changed to “Otterbin College”. In 1968, the college became affiliated with the United Methodist Church as a result of several reformations that included the college and the church. In 2010, the name of the institute was changed back to Otterbin University to reflect the expansion and increased variety of its programs.

    The university states that its mission is to prepare the students in the context of human values to think deeply and broadly, to participate locally and globally and to improve their career and community. The university campus covers 140 acres. The oldest building on campus is the Towers Hall which has been built in 1871 and renovated in 1998 and is currently designated as a national landmark. Other prominent buildings on campus include Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science, Battelle Fine Arts Center, Clements Recreation and Fitness Center, Cowan Hall, the Frank Museum of Art, Hanby House and The Point which is a science, technology, engineering, arts and math Innovation Center. The campus library is known as Courtright Memorial Library. It contains around 250,000 items and is member of OhioLink. The university athletic teams, who are known as Otterbein Cardinals, compete in NCAA Division III as members of the Ohio Athletic Conference.

    Otterbein is divided into two schools offering undergraduate programs in 74 majors and 44 minors in addition to 8 graduate programs. It grants bachelor and master’s degrees.  U.S. News & World Report ranks the Otterbein 14th among Midwest Universities and classifies its admission as more selective.

    Otterbein School Facts

    • Years Estd.1847
    • NicknameCardinals
    • MascotCardy the Cardinal
    • ColorsTan and Cardinal
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III - OAC
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous Otterbein Alumni

    • Benjamin Russell Hanby

      Entertainment & Arts

      American composer of over 80 songs and hymns

    • Rachael Harris

      Entertainment & Arts

      Film and television actress and comedian

    • Susan Diol

      Entertainment & Arts

      television actress

    • Jared Rutecki

      Entertainment & Arts

      Eugene Pulliam Award-winning journalist

    • Bob Corbin

      Politics & Law

      former member of the Ohio House of Representatives

    • Ladan Osman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Sillerman First Book Prize-winning poet


  • The University of Findlay Seal

    The University of Findlay

    Findlay, Ohio

    The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio
    • 5,031 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,106 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    The University of Findlay is a private university located in Findlay, Ohio. It was established in 1882 through an agreement between the city of Findlay and the Churches of God General Conference. It was initially named Findlay College. Construction began in the following year on the first building on campus; Old Main, which was completed after 4years. Classes started in 1886 with 70 students distributed between 3 courses of study. In 1893, the college expanded by purchasing Findlay Business College and the Conservatory of Music. By 1897, Findlay was able to establish an endowment of around $100,000 and to appoint 16 faculty members. In 1912, the Old Main tower was shortened by 2 stories as it was considered unstable. The college kept operating in a single building till 1925 when the Physical Culture Hall was established. In 1938, Old Main was damaged by fire which started in the basement and reached the first floor. In 1971, the college started broadcasting its first campus radio station. In 1989, the college changed its name to the current one indicating its expansion to the university status. In 1999, the Ralph and Gladys Koehler recreational and fitness complex was inaugurated. In 2012, the college expanded by building several structures on Davis Street to accommodate its newly established pharmacy program.

    The university campus covers 73 acres with several distinctive buildings including Edward & Joyce Brewer Center for Health Sciences, Shafer Library, Frost Science Center, Renninger Hall and Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The campus hosts the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books which contains the largest collection of children’s book illustrations in the United States. The university athletic teams compete in NCAA Division II as members of Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Their mascot is called Derrick the Oiler and their official colors are orange and black.

    The university is divided into 6 colleges offering 84 bachelor, 11 master’s and 4 doctoral degree programs. Notable programs include the English equestrian program which uses the 72-acre James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex. Findlay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    UF School Facts

    • Years Estd.1882
    • MascotDerrick the Oiler
    • MottoScientia Libertas et Religio (Knowledge, Liberty, and Religion)
    • ColorsOrange and Black
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – GLIAC
    • Religious AffiliationChurch of God

    Famous UF Alumni

    • Tim Beckman

      Professional Sports

      former American football coach

    • R. Clint Cole

      Politics & Law

      U.S. representative from Ohio

    • Edward L. Feightner

      Politics & Law

      World War II flying ace

    • Stacy Westfall

      Professional Sports

      professional horse trainer

    • Charlie Parker

      Professional Sports

      basketball coach


  • Tiffin University Seal

    Tiffin University

    Tiffin, Ohio

    Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio
    • 3,496 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,668 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Tiffin University is a private higher education institute located in Tiffin, Ohio. It was established in 1888 as an independent division or college affiliated to Heidelberg College. It was then called the Commercial College. It offered business courses similar to those currently offered by current business schools. The college separated into an independent institute in 1917 and relocated in the same year to downtown Tiffin. The college afterwards merged with Tiffin Business College. Franklin J. Miller and Alfred M. Reichard are considered as the founders of the current model of the university. They purchased the college and converted it in 1918 to Tiffin Business University. In 1939, the college status was changed to a non-profit institute and its name was changed to the current one. In 1990s, the university established a nationally-ranked business program which supported expanding its campus from 3 buildings only to 15 buildings. It is currently regarded as one of the cheapest private institutes in Ohio.

    The university has a suburban campus covering 130 acres. The campus consists of 25 buildings including 11 residential halls. Prominent buildings on campus include Gillmor Student Center, Friedley Hall, Franks Hall, Seitz Hall, Bridgewater House, Huth House and Hayes Center for the Arts. The campus library is called Richard C. Pfeiffer Library. It is member of OPAL and OhioLink networks. The university also has several branch locations in Ohio in Cleveland, Toledo, and Fremont areas in addition to offering online programs. The university has 12 athletic teams for men and 12 for women. They participate in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They are nicknamed Tiffin Dragons while their official colors are green and gold.

    Tiffin University is divided into 3 schools in addition to the graduate degree programs. It grants bachelor, associate and master’s degrees. It is accredited by the  Higher Learning Commission.

    Tiffin School Facts

    • Years Estd.1888
    • MascotBlayze The Dragon
    • Motto"YOU & TU"
    • ColorsGreen and gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II - GLIAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Tiffin Alumni

    • Chris Ivory

      Professional Sports

      NFL player for the Buffalo Bills

    • Jeffrey McClain

      Politics & Law

      former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives

    • Brandon Person

      Professional Sports

      former American football player for the Arizona Cardinals

    • Sandra Williams

      Politics & Law

      State Representative for the 11th District of Ohio

    • Gary R. Heminger

      Business & Industry

      CEO and President of Marathon Petroleum


  • University of Akron Seal

    University of Akron

    Akron, Ohio

    University of Akron in Akron, Ohio
    • 23,101 Total Students
    • 97% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 15,166 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    University of Akron is a public research-based university located in Akron, Ohio. The university was established in 1870 by Ohio Universalist Convention under the name of Buchtel College. It aimed at serving the needs of the region and the Universalist church. Akron people boosted the growth of the university especially John R. Buchtel. The college became a private nonsectarian college in 1907 as it focused on the local needs rather than the sectarian benefits. In 1909, the college started offering rubber chemistry courses which contributed significantly to companies in the local community as Goodyear, Firestone and Goodrich. In 1913, the college board of trustees decided to relocate the institute to Akron in response to the community’s financial conditions. In the next 50 years, the college financial situation flourished as it was funded by the city’s taxes. In this period, the number of enrolled students increased from 198 to 10000. In 1942, researches contributed in the development of synthetic rubber which helped the Allied forces in the World War II. In 1967, the college was changed from being local to be the state university. In 1988, as the tire production stopped, the university founded the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. It is the biggest and the first program in the world in this field. In 2000, the university campus expanded by the addition of 34 acres of green area.

    Akron has an urban campus covering 218 acres. It offers several prominent facilities including Schrank Hall South, Ocasek Natitorium, James A. Rhodes Arena and Paul A. Daum Theatre. Additionally, Akron has three branch campuses in Ohio State; Wayne College, Medina County University Center and UA Lakewood. The university athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Mid-American Conference. Their mascot is called Zippy the Kangaroo while the colors are Blue and Gold.

    The university is divided into 12 colleges and schools including LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education. It offers 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs.

    UA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1870
    • NicknameZips
    • MascotZippy the Kangaroo
    • MottoFiat Lux (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Let there be light
    • ColorsBlue & Gold
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS – MAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UA Alumni

    • Samuel H. Bell

      Politics & Law

      District court judge

    • Ray C. Bliss

      Politics & Law

      Former chair of the Republican National Committee

    • Don Plusquellic

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of Akron City

    • Thomas C. Sawyer

      Politics & Law

      former Mayor of Akron and Congressman

    • Michael Buckley

      Entertainment & Arts

      NY Times bestselling author of The Sisters Grimm series


  • University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College Seal

    University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College

    Blue Ash, Ohio

    • 5,065 Total Students
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    UC Blue Ash is a pubic institute and a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati. It was formerly known as Raymond Walters College after the long term president of the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Wadsworth Walters. Before taking its present form, the college served as the satellite campus of the university.

    It was in year 2012 that the college ceased to be called through its former name and became University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College. It is based in Blue Ash, in Ohio. The college provides a student centered environment with programs and opportunities that help students them to be critical thinkers with ideas that benefit their communities and also professions.

    The campus of UC Blue Ash offers not just academic but also has a range of extracurricular activities that help its students to develop lifelong skills and explore their potential. The campus has its Student Activities & Leadership Development office which provides more than 500 student-run organisations on campus, catering to various interests and purposes. The office also offers leadership development through its programs such as LEAD. The campus Student Government along with the fraternity and sorority life also provides excellent chance to practice leadership and public service through participation in them. Volunteering for projects and civic engagement also forms a major part of student life as well as development of leadership in students. There are student run clubs which engage in community service, working for causes and community building. The campus also has its fun side which is evident from the events held throughout the year, including concerts, and creative and arts performances and exhibits. The college has an active sport life as well, with more than 40 club sports present. There is also athletic participation and the campus teams are called ‘Bearcats’.

    As for the academic offerings, the programs offered include more than 45 Associate degree programs, certificate programs and majors in 14 academic departments. Its notable facilities include Muntz Hall, Walters Hall and William R. Deane Mathematics Lab.

    UC Blue Ash School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College Seal

    University of Cincinnati-Clermont College

    Batavia, Ohio

    University of Cincinnati-Clermont College in Batavia, Ohio
    • 3,099 Total Students
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    UC Clermont is a public institute and is a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati. The campus began in the year 1972 and covered a long way before transforming into a present day institute. It wasn’t until the year 2011 that it introduced a Bachelors degree program. It is based in Batavia, Ohio.

    University of Cincinnati-Clermont College offers many perks to its students, and besides complete access to UC Uptown campus resources, the college also allows rolling admissions, where student can be enrolled into any semester. With its student centered policies and programs, the college aims to achieve lifelong learning, student success and intellectually driven professionals and leaders.

    For the students, the campus life is equally engaging and interesting in terms of extracurricular activities. The Office of Student Life offers a variety of activities and the most prominent are the 14 student run organisations which are multipurpose. Not only do they allow students to learn extra skills and pursue their interests in a healthy environment but also help in developing social networks as well as learning leadership skilled by running one of the organisations. Another great opportunity for leadership development exists through Ambassadors program where participating students work as ambassadors representing the university to new and potential students. For helping new students around the campus life the university also has its extensive orientation program. Students who face difficulty in their academic endeavors are provided with not just academic advising on their academic choices but also the tutoring and extra help at The Learning Center. There is also the College Success Program preparing students for improvement and success at college level and also preparing them professionally. For professional success there is also the Experiential Learning and Career Education, which helps students prepare and set across the right career field for their choices and interests. The students also actively take part in sports and the college athletic teams participate at the USCAA. The campus colors are Green and Black.

    Academic programs at UC Clermont 49 Associate degree programs, 14 Undergraduate Certificate, a Bachelors degree program and few other programs.

    UC Clermont School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • University of Cincinnati Seal

    University of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
    • 36,042 Total Students
    • 86% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 15,286 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A public research university, UC is part of the University System of Ohio. It traces its beginning to the Cincinnati College which was founded in year 1819. In its early years it faced difficulties and was eventually closed until it reopened in 1935. With quite a few mergers over the year, it transformed into university by 1870.

    It was in 1968 that it became a state sponsored institute. It is based in Cincinnati, in Ohio and with excellence in its program, education and highly specialised faculty it trains its students for innovation, intellectual exploration and serving as leaders and professionals.

    At the campus, the students are offered and involved in activities which help them in learning academic as well as non academic skills and provide a more diversified experience. There are over 725 registered student organisations, providing the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities and be part of a social network. For more active involvement in student welfare and around the campus, the students also run the Student Government working for student interests. This along with the fraternity and sorority life helps students learn leadership skills.  The students also learn leadership through formal training provided through Program LEAD. There is also the Student Activities Board which works to bring activities and events on campus. These include traditional events as well as yearly academic, social, cultural and others such as Fall and Winter Organizations Fair, Celebration of Student Involvement Banquet, Lunch-and-Learn Sessions and others. Campus recreation is an important part of student life, having provided fitness and wall climbing facilities, gymnasium, fitness experts etc. There are also campus athletic teams called ‘Bearcats’ competing at NCAA Division I. The campus mascot is ‘The Bearcat’ and the colors are Red and Black.

    Academic programs at UC consist of 90+ Associate, 80+ Bachelors, 135+ minors and certificates, 130+ Masters and 60+ Doctoral programs. Its prominent departments/facilities are McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Aronoff Center for Art and Design, Vontz Center for Molecular Studies and more.

    UC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1819
    • NicknameBearcats
    • MascotThe Bearcat
    • MottoJuncta Juvant and Alta Petit (Latin)
    • Motto Eng."Strength in Unity" and "Seek the Highest"
    • ColorsBlack Red
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I, FBSThe American
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UC Alumni

    • Frank P. Austin

      Entertainment & Arts

      Celebrity interior designer

    • Kathleen Battle

      Entertainment & Arts

      Opera singer

    • John Barrett

      Business & Industry

      CEO and President of Western & Southern Financial Group

    • Stanley Rossiter Benedict

      Science & Medicine

      Inventor of Benedict's reagent

    • Dennis Courtney

      Entertainment & Arts

      Broadway actor in Peter Pan, Starlight Express, Roza; also director and choreographer

    • Margaret Elizabeth Egan

      Science & Medicine

      Librarian and communication scholar

    • Vinod Dham

      Science & Medicine

      Known as 'father' of the Pentium computer chip

    • Arturo Gutiérrez-Plaza

      Entertainment & Arts

      Award-winning poet and professor

    • Walt Handelsman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist

    • Charlie Luken

      Politics & Law

      Politician and former Mayor of Cincinnati

    • Jean Schmidt

      Politics & Law

      Congresswoman from Ohio


  • University of Toledo

    Toledo, Ohio

    University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio
    • 20,377 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10,678 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UT is a present-day public research university which was initially founded as a private institute teaching arts and trade. It was incorporated in 1872 as Toledo University of Arts and Trades under the vision of Jesup Wakeman Scott who donated land for the institute. It shut down soon after but after it reopened, it made rapid expansions, becoming Toledo University by 1914.

    As it converted into a state university in 1967, consequently it was renamed as University of Toledo. Being a comprehensive institute, it is committed towards intellectual progress through systematic thinking and discovery and shaping its students in the ethics of professionalism and leadership.

    Based in Toledo, Ohio, students at UT find themselves surrounded by an array of activities and programs to help them succeed in their personal and professional goals. The campus provides students with more than 400 student-led groups and organizations, a huge range of interests to choose from and pursue outside of the classrooms. A student government works to represent student interests and provides a way to practically learn leadership. There is also the Greek Life and the community engagement opportunities which further instil leadership interests and skills through service. There is also the Office of Diversity creating awareness and tolerance for diversity; it organizes events such as training, speaker series, dialogue sessions, and other such. Interaction is further encouraged through participation in the living-learning communities where students sharing similar interests live together to learn from each other. Further student services and resources consist of recreation facilities, a student union, counseling and career services, writing center and more. There are also university athletic teams called Rockets which compete at NCAA Division I. The campus mascot is ‘Rocky the Rocket & Rocksy the Rocket’ and the colors are Rocket Gold and Tower Blue.

    Academic programs consist of 95+ undergraduate programs and 150+graduate programs. Its notable facilities/departments are Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, Judith Herb College of Education, Judith Herb College of Education, William S. Carlson Library, Mulford Library, Jesup W. Scott Honors College and more.

    UT School Facts

    • Years Estd.1872
    • NicknameRockets
    • MascotRocky the Rocket & Rocksy the Rocket
    • MottoCoadyuvando El Presente, Formando El Porvenir
    • Motto Eng.Guide to the Present, Moulder of the Future
    • ColorsRocket gold & Tower blue
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – MAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UT Alumni

    • Fred Espenak

      Science & Medicine

      Astrophysicist known for work relating to eclipse predictions

    • William H. Gerstenmaier

      Science & Medicine

      Masters in Mechanical Engineering; Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations for NASA since 2005

    • Richard Schreder

      Science & Medicine

      Aircraft developer

    • Ketil Solvik-Olsen

      Politics & Law

      Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications

    • Eric M. Miller

      Business & Industry

      Founder and CEO of Eric Miller Animation Studios

    • Michael Sallah

      Education & Advocacy

      Washington Post investigative reporter; winner of 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

    • Gerald Jakubowski

      Education & Advocacy

      Provost of California Maritime Academy; former President of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

    • Mildred D. Taylor

      Education & Advocacy

      Award-winning author

    • Jon Hendricks

      Entertainment & Arts

      Jazz lyricist and singer

    • Bill Cunningham

      Entertainment & Arts

      Radio host, talk show host, The Bill Cunningham Show

    • Vic Braden

      Professional Sports

      Tennis instructor; former professional player; author; researcher; licensed psychologist



All Top Colleges in Ohio

  • Allegheny Wesleyan College

    Salem, Ohio

    • 63 Total Students
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Allegheny Wesleyan College is a four year college focusing on providing education and knowledge needed to be prepared for service in church ministries. It was initially founded in 1956 as Salem Bible Institute; however with its affiliation with Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection in 1973, it was given its present name. Presently, it is a private institute based in Salem, Ohio with a beautiful campus in a rural setting inviting students to experience Bible education.

    The feature that sets the AWC apart from other institutes preparing for ministries is its Bible focused curriculum offering perspectives through economic and social aspects. The aim is to provide for spiritual development along with academic excellence. The education at the college however is established in orthodox Wesleyan tradition. Taking its vision of spreading knowledge, the college has organized three public relations group which travel off campus as part of their service to Christ. These are the College choir, Proclaim and Rejoice (an all women group).

    AWC provides two degree programs. There is Bachelors of Arts and Associate of Arts with five majors and concentrations including a Music Ministry as well. The programs are aimed at preparing students for missionary service as well as teaching besides ministerial service.

    AWC School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationOther Protestant

  • Art Academy of Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    • 207 Total Students
    • 23% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 579 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    The roots for AAC are grounded in the McMicken School of Drawing and Design which was founded in 1869. It was founded as the department of the University of Cincinnati to foster design and industrial art. After sometime, the school parted ways with the university and merged with Cincinnati Museum Association (founded 1884). This resulted in the academy getting its present name; however within some time, the academy soon separated from the museum also and hence became an independent institute.

    Presently a private institute teaching arts and design, Art Academy of Cincinnati is located in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio. As a not profit institute, the academy has touched the lives of millions of its students and community members through its 145 experience in arts and design education.

    The academy has a small student population and with that, it is among the smallest art academies in the school but that means that the students experience education and creativity on a more personal level. It also assures a closely connected community life at the campus. AAC also offers art instructions for kids, young teens as well as adults at the campus. For the kids, the academy also offers short courses under its Camp Art Academy. There are studios at the campus which allow for learning and facilitating creative outlet for the students. Student activities are held as reading and lecture series. Students are also taken to the trips in New York as an exposure of the urban arts culture in the city. There are many other fun student activities that take place.

    AAC offers Bachelor programs with 8 majors and 6 minors. The Master of Arts in Art Education Program is also offered at the academy however as a summer program. The New York Studio Residency Program allows students to spend their entire semester in New York. A unique program involving students and arts professional is the AIGA Cincinnati Center for Design. This professional association has over 70 chapters, nationally as well as internationally. The notable galleries at the academy are Pearlman Gallery, Convergys Gallery and Chidlaw Gallery.

    AAC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1869
    • MascotStinker, the Skunk Soccer mascot
    • Motto"Make Art, Make a Difference"
    • ColorsOrange and Prussian Blue
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous AAC Alumni

    • Petah Coyne

      Entertainment & Arts

      An internationally recognized sculptor and installation artist

    • Tim Folzenlogen

      Entertainment & Arts

      A contemporary realist painter based in New York City

    • Elizabeth Nourse

      Entertainment & Arts

      Realist and Genre painter in Paris; famed for her depictions of peasant women

    • Paul Sawyier

      Entertainment & Arts

      A Kentucky artist and an American impressionist

    • Tom Wesselmann

      Entertainment & Arts

      Notably known as the pop artist of The Great American Nude series of paintings

    • Julian Stanczak

      Entertainment & Arts

      An internationally recognized abstract painter; Founded the Op Art movement


  • Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    • 100 Total Students
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    CCMS is a Private two year institute which provides education in mortuary science. The idea for this institute began with Joseph Henry Clarke who worked for a coffin company, found the significance of the embalming process and with embalming turning into a trade during Civil War founded the Clarke School to formally train individuals in the field. At Clarke’s retirement, the school has turned into a college and was taken over by Charles O. Dhonau.

    He further added to the curriculum and renamed it as Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1966. It was the first institute in the country to have been granted the permission to award mortuary science bachelor degrees, following the quality of its education and dedication to preparing its students to be the best in funeral services, not just technically but also ethical and responsible individuals. The college is based in Finneytown, Ohio.

    The campus life for students at CCMS is all about limitless opportunities for intellectual exchange. The students enjoy all the resources that supplement their academic journey. To begin with, there are labs at campus that allow students to practice classroom instructions and learning. These labs provide resources for embalming, dissection, and restorative art. Besides this, the students are also offered professional experience through student jobs, such as Lab assistants. Further ahead, there are apprenticeships and Funeral Service Co-op, which are arranged with local funeral houses, which give a more practical insight into the professional practices. Other than studying and practising the profession, there are student organisations along with Student Government; the former serve as social platforms while the latter looks after student welfare and bring events and activities to the campus. The college also offers community engagement through Clinical Outreach Program, which aims at assisting the funeral professionals.

    Academic programs offered at the college consist of two degree programs. At CCMS there is Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Mortuary Science (B.M.S.).

    CCMS School Facts

    • Years Estd.1882
    • ColorsPurple and gold
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CCMS Alumni

    • Charlie Wilson

      Politics & Law

      Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio, 6th congressional district

    • Roger Blackwell

      Business & Industry

      Marketing expert and a public speaker

    • Rhine McLin

      Politics & Law

      Former mayor of Dayton, Ohio


  • Cleveland Institute of Music

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio
    • 432 Total Students
    • 47% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 442 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    CIM is a private and independent music conservatory that was founded by 1920 through a collaborative contribution. A small group of people, who wanted a formal education in the field of music and wanted progress in the field, contributed a sum of $ 1000 each and established it. Within a period of two years, by 1922 the institute feeling the need to expand relocated to another place. However the development did not stop there and the institute once again relocated, coming to its present site by the end of 1950s.

    Situated in Cleveland in Ohio, Cleveland Institute of Music has progressed considerably, and carried on with its legacy of producing musicians out of individuals. Through this educational journey, the institute aims to produce musicians who are globally educated in music, are refined in their taste and are willing to understand the potential music has for global societies.

    For its students, CIM brings a unique environment which provides opportunities for music and arts both on campus as well as off campus. Students enjoy a musical environment and performances when they visit coffee houses and bars which hold open mic nights. Additionally off campus, students also get involved in festivals and concerts happening throughout the year.  While at campus, students engage with each other through the student organisations present. There is harmony club, Greek Life as well as leadership programs and activities. The Civic Engagement and learning group brings activities which keep students involved with the community. Students perform for charity events and for many community centers such as care centers, community events, medical centers and for fundraising. Students also provide group musical lessons to younger children in institutes with lesser resources and underprivileged areas.

    There are 26 academic programs offered at CIM in the field of music and musical instruments. Students are also offered Double majors with Case Western Reserve University. Its prestigious facilities include Barbara S. and Larry J. B. Robinson Music Library, Mixon Hall, Robert and Jean Conrad Audio Control Room, Fred A. Lennon Education Building and Kulas Center for International Education.

    CIM School Facts

    • Years Estd.1920
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CIM Alumni

    • Mike Block

      Entertainment & Arts

      Cellist, Singer and Composer

    • Kenneth Law

      Education & Advocacy

      Cellist; Professor of Cello at Converse College

    • John McLaughlin Williams

      Entertainment & Arts

      Conductor and violinist

    • Megumi Kanda

      Entertainment & Arts

      Principle trombone at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

    • Mark George

      Education & Advocacy

      President and CEO at Music Institute of Chicago

    • Elaine Douvas

      Education & Advocacy

      Principal Oboe at Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chair of Woodwind Department, Juilliard School


  • Denison University Seal

    Denison University

    Granville, Ohio

    Denison University in Granville, Ohio
    • 2,254 Total Students
    • 48% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,110 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Denison is a private university and a four year liberal arts institute that traces its origins to the year 1831 when the first classes were held at the Granville Literary and Theological Institution. It offered theological as well as literary and scientific education and by 1945 transformed into Granville College. It remained male only institute until 1927 when it took in Shepardson College for Women (f. 1868) and became fully consolidated by 1927.

    The university is based in Granville, Ohio, and came to be known as Denison University after William S. Denison, a county farmer who endowed huge amount of funds for the institute. Determined on providing sound liberal arts education, the university continues to train students into a community of active leaders and scholars.

    The campus life at Denison is also vibrant and engaging with students continuously being encouraged to be part of programs and initiatives. There are 163 student led organisations and clubs, which the students take part in, developing interpersonal relationships, garnering skills and intellect. Students also work to improve their leadership ideas and skills through involvement in community engagement programs or through the 600 leadership positions present at campus whereby students work for improvement of campus life for their fellow students. Arts are pursued beyond the academic level, as students bring ensembles, shows, and performances for a large audience. There are also festivals and series celebrating arts and combining it with science in a unique perspective. Religiousness and spirituality are considered equally important as university observes different faiths. For students to relax and spend their leisure time there are campus hangouts such as The Nest, and Slayer Student Union where students gather for a talk, game or drinks. Students also take part in athletics at NCAA Division III. The campus colors are Red and White.

    The academic programs offered at Denison are undergraduate programs including three Bachelors Degree programs with 50 courses of study and 11 Pre professional programs. Its prestigious facilities are Swasey Chapel, William Howard Doane Library, Barney Davis Hall, Beth Eden Chapel, Cleveland Hall, John W. Alford Center for Service Learning and more.

    Denison School Facts

    • Years Estd.1831
    • NicknameBig Red
    • ColorsRed and White
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Denison Alumni

    • William G. Bowen

      Politics & Law

      Former President of Princeton University and current President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    • Edward Andrew Deeds

      Science & Medicine

      Engineer, inventor and industrialist

    • John Jeffcoat

      Entertainment & Arts

      Screenwriter and film director, popularly known for Outsourced

    • Sue W. Kelly

      Politics & Law

      Former member of the United States Congress from New York

    • Michael Glaser

      Entertainment & Arts

      Poet Laureate of Maryland

    • James Madison Pendleton

      Social Advocacy & Service

      19th-century Baptist preacher, educator and theologian

    • Woody Hayes

      Professional Sports

      Football coach of Ohio State, from 1951 to 1978

    • George Stibitz

      Science & Medicine

      Scientist and early pioneer of computer with Bell Labs

    • John T. Chain, Jr.

      Politics & Law

      Retired U.S. Air Force General

    • Steve Carell

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comedian and actor


  • Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    • 398 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 83 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Good Samaritan College (GSC) is a private non-profit higher education institute focusing on nursing and health related sciences. The college was established in 1896 as the Good Samaritan Hospital of Nursing. It was re-founded as a private independent college in 2001 and is currently located at Cincinnati, Ohio and is intended to the serve an area including Southwestern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. It is currently managed by a board of trustees consisting of 12 members.

    The college states that its mission is to provide adequate education to students in the field of nursing and health related careers. It is currently located in a modern medical center that is member of the premier Trihealth system. In 2016, GSC set a strategic plan including the design of new graduate programs.

    The college offers three programs granting bachelor and associate degrees. Programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Board of Regents. There are several types of personnel offering academic and non-academic support to the students including Learning Specialists, Advisors, The Counselor, Peer Mentors and the College Compliance Officer which are collectively called the student success team.

    GSC School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Kenyon College Seal

    Kenyon College

    Gambier, Ohio

    Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio
    • 1,711 Total Students
    • 26% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,644 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college located in Gambier, Ohio. It was established in 1824 by Philander Chase who was the first Episcopal Bishop of Ohio. It initially aimed at fulfilling the severe lack of trained clergy in Ohio. Chase travelled to England to collect donations to the college which was initially established in Worthington before moving to Knox County.

    The college campus is located in a rural area covering 1,000 acres including a natural preserve covering 380 acres. It has several distinctive buildings including Peirce Dining Hall, Olin Hall and Brown Family Environmental Center which is the natural preserve. The official colors of the college are purple and white. Kenyon athletic teams are called the Lords and the Ladies. They compete in NCAA Division III. In 2006, Kenyon College inaugurated its athletic center at a cost of $70 M offering prominent facilities. The college has old traditions that lasted for around 180 years. For example, all admitted students are expected to take the Matriculation Oath and sign a Matriculation Book in addition to “the first year sing” during which first year students gather on the steps of Rosse Hall to sing Kenyon songs. Another tradition is welcoming new college presidents in a unique way; candles are lit in every window of Old Kenyon.

    Kenyon is divided into 18 departments offering 4-year undergraduate programs in more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations. The college operates several specialized centers for research and student support as the Center for Global Engagement, Center for the Study of American Democracy, the Gund Gallery and the Kenyon Review. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Kenyon School Facts

    • Years Estd.1824
    • NicknameLords (men's teams) and Ladies (women's teams)
    • MottoMagnanimiter Crucem Sustine (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Valiantly bear the cross
    • ColorsPurple and White
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Kenyon Alumni

    • Harvey Lodish

      Science & Medicine

      cofounder of Genzyme Corporation

    • Carl Djerassi

      Science & Medicine

      creator of the birth control pill and winner of the National Medal of Science

    • Tommy Vietor

      Politics & Law

      former national security spokesman

    • Adam Davidson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award winning director

    • Matthew Winkler

      Business & Industry

      editor in chief of Bloomberg News

    • David Davis

      Politics & Law

      former Senator and Supreme Court Judge


  • Oberlin College Seal

    Oberlin College

    Oberlin, Ohio

    Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio
    • 2,929 Total Students
    • 28% Acceptance Rate
    • 35% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,815 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Oberlin College is private liberal arts higher education institute located in Oberlin, Ohio. Oberlin is coeducational institute since its establishment making it the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest in the world. The college also includes the oldest continuously operating music conservatory in the United States. It was established by John Jay Shipherd and Philo Stewart in 1833 under the name of Oberlin Collegiate Institute. The college campus was established on 500 acres of land which were donated Samuel Hughes and Titus Street. In 1835, the college was the first college in the United States to accept students from all races. In 1839, the college started fundraising campaign in England to overcome the financial difficulties of its establishment. In 1865, the college decided to terminate its graduate program of theology transferring the students to Vanderbilt University. In 1965, the college role in admitting African American students was recognized by listing the college as a National Historic Landmark. In 1994, the college appointed its first female president, Nancy Dye. In 2014, Oberlin students placed 2,133 black flags in the campus main square in honor of Palastenians who died in the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.

    Oberlin campus covers 500 acres with several distinctive buildings as Allen Art Building, Apollo Theatre, Bailey House, Baldwin Cottage, Barnard House, Barrows Hall, Bosworth Hall, Carnegie Building, Charles Martin Hall House, Clark Bandstand, Dascomb Hall and Daub House. The college library hosts more than 2,400,000 items. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed Yeomen and Yeowomen, compete in the NCAA’s Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference. The official colors of the college are cardinal red and Mikado yellow.

    The college is divided into a college of arts and science, and a conservatory of music. It offers undergraduate programs in around 50 majors. Oberlin was ranked in 2018 as the 28th best college among liberal arts colleges in the United States by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Ranking.

    Oberlin School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 2, 1833
    • NicknameYeomen / Yeowomen
    • MottoLearning and Labor
    • ColorsCardinal red Mikado yellow
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Oberlin Alumni

    • Stanley Cohen

      Science & Medicine

      Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

    • Adrian Fenty

      Politics & Law

      former Mayor of Washington, D.C.

    • Charles Martin Hall

      Business & Industry

      co-discoverer of the electrolytic process for producing aluminium and founder of Alcoa, Inc.

    • Michael Dirda

      Entertainment & Arts

      Washington Post reviewer and author who was awarded Pulitzer Prize

    • Mark Boal

      Entertainment & Arts

      screenwriter who received two Academy Awards


  • Ohio Northern University Seal

    Ohio Northern University

    Ada, Ohio

    Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio
    • 3,238 Total Students
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,108 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Ohio Northern University (ONU) is a private higher education institute affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It was established in 1871 by Henry Solomon Lehr under the name of “Northwestern Ohio Normal School”. In 1899, the school became affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The name of the school was later changed to Ohio Normal University indicating the expansion of the offered programs. It finally got its current name in 1903. The university played important role in the civil rights movement. It hosted Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, three months before his assassination. ONU is currently considered more selective and is ranked 4th by U.S. News & World Report among liberal arts colleges in the Midwest region.

    The university has a rural campus located in Ada, Ohio. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Biggs Engineering Building, Burgett Pavilion, Clark Hall, Dial-Roberson Stadium, the Dicke House, Dukes Memorial, James F. Dicke Hall and Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences. Several measurements has been implemented on campus to enhance its sustainability including the installation of wind turbines and solar array field to generate around 20% of the campus needs of electricity. It also offers geothermal system for heating and cooling and electric vehicle charging stations. The campus is recognized by Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Polar Bears, compete in NCAA Division III as members of Ohio Athletic Conference. Their official colors are orange, black and white.

    The university is divided into five colleges including Getty College of Arts and Sciences, James F. Dicke College of Business Administration and T.J. Smull College of Engineering. It offers more than 70 programs including 2 master’s programs and 5 pre-professional programs. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    ONU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1871
    • NicknamePolar Bears
    • MascotKlondike
    • Motto“Ex diversitate vires “out of diversity strength”
    • ColorsOrange, Black, White
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous ONU Alumni

    • George Washington Crile

      Science & Medicine

      founder of the Cleveland Clinic and inventor of the system for blood transfusion

    • Robert R. Cupp

      Politics & Law

      Ohio Supreme Court Justice

    • Mike DeWine

      Politics & Law

      former U.S. Senator from Ohio

    • Harry McNeal

      Professional Sports

      Major League baseball player

    • Jamal Robertson

      Professional Sports

      former NFL football player


  • Ohio Wesleyan University Seal

    Ohio Wesleyan University

    Delaware, Ohio

    Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio
    • 1,671 Total Students
    • 75% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,949 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) is a private higher education institute for liberal arts located in Delaware, Ohio. The university was established in 1842 by Adam Poe and Charles Elliott. They followed a policy of non-discrimination to admit students irrespective of race and religion. Funds to establish the college from local residents were used to purchase the Mansion House Hotel. Initially, a college preparatory Academy was opened then the high education institute was opened in 1844. It was named Ohio Wesleyan University in honor of the founder of Methodism; John Wesley. In 1855, the college established its first library which was named Sturges Hall. In 1877, the Ohio Wesleyan Female College merged with the university. In 1905, the board of trustees rejected plans to convert the college to a university and decided to terminate the Bachelor of Science programs. In 1970, on campus ROTC building was closed after students took over the building demanding its closure. In 1986, the college was entitled by a published study as one of 48 highly selective “science active” liberal arts colleges in the United States. In 2010, the university started a fund raising campaign aimed at improving its athletic facilities.

    Wesleyan has a suburban campus covering 200 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Phillips Hall, Schimmel Conrades Science Center and Richard M. Ross Art Museum. There are also some buildings listed on the National Register of Historic places as Austin Manor, Sanborn Hall, Elliott Hall, Slocum Hall, Stuyvesant Hall, Sturges Hall, Merrick Hall and Perkins Astronomical Observatory. The university athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III as members of the North Coast Athletic Conference. The official colors of the university are red and black while its mascot is called the Battling Bishop.

    The university offers 36 programs. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is a member of the Oberlin Group, the Five Colleges of Ohio and the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

    Ohio Wesleyan School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 1842
    • NicknameBattling Bishops
    • MascotThe Battling Bishop
    • MottoIn lumine tuo videbimus lumen (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.In Your Light We Shall See the Light
    • ColorsRed and Black
    • LocationOhio
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NCAC
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous Ohio Wesleyan Alumni

    • Orra E. Monnette

      Business & Industry

      co-founder of Bank of America

    • George Washington Steele

      Politics & Law

      first Governor of Oklahoma Territory

    • Samuel G. Cosgrove

      Politics & Law

      former governor of the state of Washington

    • Guy Potter Benton

      Education & Advocacy

      president of University of Vermont, Miami University and University of the Philippines

    • Frank Sherwood Rowland

      Science & Medicine

      Nobel Laureate in chemistry 1995


  • Pontifical College Josephinum Seal

    Pontifical College Josephinum

    Columbus, Ohio

    Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio
    • 223 Total Students
    • 82% Acceptance Rate
    • 86% Enrollment Rate
    • 5 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 17 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Pontifical College Josephinum is a private Roman Catholic college located in Columbus, Ohio. The college was established in 1888 by Monsignor Joseph Jessing with the aim of preparing students to become priests in the Roman Catholic Church. It was initially named Collegium Josephinum which means the college of house of Joseph. In 1892, Pope Leo XIII granted the college pontifical status making it the only institute to have this status outside Italy. The college accordingly changed its name to the current one. The college operated in Western Hemisphere till it relocated in 1931 to its current campus in Worthington, Ohio. Classes were originally held in German reflecting its German origin and its dedication to serve the German community. However, this gradually changed towards offering classes in English with the continuous influx of non-German speakers. Pope Pius XI approved in 1938 the college constitution. In 1953, the college held its first official commencement. In 1967, the high school department was terminated. The college was accredited in 1976 by the Higher Learning Commission. In 1996, the college constitution was revised and approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education.

    Pontifical College currently occupies a landmark campus covering around 97.5 acres with an additional 12-acre nearby plot. The campus was designed by architect Frank A. Ludewig.

    The college is currently divided into 3 departments; the College of Liberal Arts, Pre-Theology Program and the School of theology.  Students enrolled at the college may get financial support from scholarship, loan, grants or work opportunities offered by the college.

    PCJ School Facts

    • Years Estd.1888
    • MottoSi Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos (English - If God is for us, who can be against us?)
    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • The College of Wooster Seal

    The College of Wooster

    Wooster, Ohio

    The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio
    • 2,050 Total Students
    • 55% Acceptance Rate
    • 18% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,748 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts institute located in Wooster, Ohio. The college was established in 1866 by the Presbyterian Church under the name of the University of Wooster. The land for establishing the university was donated by Ephraim Quinby. The college started since its beginning as a coeducational institute with the intent to offer education to everybody. The first class included 30 men and 4 women who were taught by 5 faculty members. In 1882, the university granted its first doctoral degree to a woman. In 1901, the Old Main building, the main structure on campus, was destroyed by fire. The building was replaced within 2 years with several buildings including Kauke Hall, Scovel Hall, Severance Hall and Taylor Hall. In 1915, the college administration decided to change the institute into the College of Wooster cancelling the graduate programs and focusing only on liberal arts undergraduate programs. In 1987, the college founded a tree endowment that is used to support tree preservation, maintenance and replacement. In 2015, the college appointed Sarah Bolton as its first female president.

    Wooster campus is located on a large oak grove that is on a hilltop overlooking the town. It covers 240 acres with several distinctive buildings including Andrews Library, Culbertson/Slater Complex, Ebert Art Center, Freedlander Theatre, Gault Admissions Center, Lilly House and Scheide Music Center. The campus hosts very old trees within the Oak Grove where the commencement is held annually. Some of these trees are older than the college itself including a 1681 eastern black oak and a 1766 white oak. Each class plants their own class tree one day before their graduation. The college athletic teams compete in NCAA division III. They are nicknamed fighting scots and their official colors are old gold and black.

    The college grants bachelor degrees only. It is known for its independent study program as well as the emphasis on undergraduate research.

    Wooster School Facts

    • LocationOhio
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Wooster Alumni

    • Karl Taylor Compton

      Education & Advocacy

      former president of MIT

    • Stanley Gault

      Business & Industry

      former CEO of Rubbermaid and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

    • John T. Morrison

      Politics & Law

      former Governor of Idaho

    • James B. Allardice

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy Award winning television writer

    • Arthur Holly Compton

      Science & Medicine

      Nobel Prize-winning physicist


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