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Columbus Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Columbus Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Columbus, Ohio

There are at least 26 colleges in Columbus, listed and described below. These schools represent 93,707 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 89,650 full-time students, and a reported 11,813 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Ohio State University-Main Campus, Columbus State Community College, Franklin University and Capital University.

We also provide an extensive list of Ohio Colleges.

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Featured Colleges in the Columbus Area (QuickSchools™)

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Fortis Institute


Westerville, OH

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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Colleges in Columbus with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Adult and Community Education-Hudson
2323 Lexington Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse, HVAC, data processing tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 190 students, 264 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

American Institute of Alternative Medicine
6685 Doubletree Ave
Columbus, OH 43229

  • Programs: massage therapy, acupuncture, traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 171 students, 108 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary
583 Sheridan Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209-2325

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 25 students, 4 full-time equivalent.

Capital University
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209-2394

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, registered nursing, nursing administration, business management, social work, psychology, interdisciplinary studies, marketing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 3,713 students, 2,660 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,299 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-580. Math: 480-600. Writing: 460-590.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Columbus College of Art and Design
107 N Ninth St
Columbus, OH 43215

  • Programs: film and photography, fine arts studies, commercial art, industrial design, illustration, interior design, fashion design
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,545 students, 1,316 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 276 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-580. Math: 450-550. Writing: 440-550.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
127 So. Davis Ave
Columbus, OH 43222-1504

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 680 students, 721 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 144 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Ohio Dominican University
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, special ed, early childhood education, general studies, biology, psychology, theology, curriculum and instruction
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,082 students, 2,551 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 811 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Ohio State University-Main Campus
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education, communication studies, psychology, political science, accounting, marketing, English, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 52,568 students, 57,779 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 9,038 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 540-650. Math: 590-680.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Pontifical College Josephinum
7625 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43235-1499

  • Programs: philosophy, ministry, history, philosophy and religious studies, Latin American studies, Classical languages, English, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 194 students, 167 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 200 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 495-635. Math: 550-655. Writing: 510-570.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Trinity Lutheran Seminary
2199 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43209-2334

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 176 students, 26 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 45 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Columbus Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Columbus State Community College
550 E Spring St
Columbus, OH 43215

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, business management, child care management, automotive tech, health and fitness, veterinary assistant, sign language translation
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 23,057 students, 17,018 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Franklin University
201 S Grant Ave
Columbus, OH 43215-5399

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, business, accounting, human resources, information technology, marketing, finance, health care administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 7,559 students, 6,073 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Nationwide Beauty Academy
5300 Westpointe Plz
Columbus, OH 43228

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 115 students, 43 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Ohio Institute of Health Careers
1880 E. Dublin - Granville Rd. - Ste 100
Columbus, OH 43229-3553

  • Programs: dental assistant, medical assistant, health and medical administrative, massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 323 students, 430 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Ohio State College of Barber Styling
4614 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43213

  • Programs: barber
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 103 students, 368 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Ohio State School of Cosmetology Columbus
3717 S High St
Columbus, OH 43207

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 61 students, 21 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Ohio State School of Cosmetology & Experts Barber School
4390 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 43203

  • Programs: barber, cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 86 students, 44 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

The Spa School
5050 N High
Columbus, OH 43214

  • Programs: aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 120 students, 78 full-time equivalent.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Delaware Colleges 3 25,243 2,310 1,792
Groveport Colleges 1 3,865 177  
Reynoldsburg Colleges 1 32,069 66  
Westerville Colleges 3 35,318 3,467 1,385

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