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Dayton Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Dayton Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Dayton, Ohio

There are at least 10 colleges in Dayton, listed and described below. These schools represent 45,534 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 36,358 full-time students, and a reported 9,068 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Sinclair Community College, Wright State University-Main Campus and University of Dayton.

We also provide an extensive list of Ohio Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Dayton.

Featured Colleges in the Dayton Area (QuickSchools™)

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Fortis Institute


Dayton, 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: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate, Bachelor

Ohio Christian University


Columbus, OH

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Program Categories: Business, Liberal Arts
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor, Master

Brightwood College


Dayton, OH

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Thomas More College


Cincinnati, OH

Take the next step in your career with Thomas More College.

  • Program Categories: Business, Liberal Arts
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor
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Dayton Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Carousel Beauty College Dayton
125 E Second St
Dayton, OH 45402

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 39 students, 58 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology Fairborn
7535 Poe Avenue
Dayton, OH 45414

  • Programs: cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 157 students, 141 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology Dayton
568 Miamisburg-Centrville Rd
Dayton, OH 45459

  • Programs: cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 113 students, 188 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Dayton Barber College
28 W Fifth St
Dayton, OH 45402

  • Programs: barber
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 49 students, 112 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402-1460

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: EMT paramedic, liberal arts and sciences, real estate, printmaking, automotive tech, registered nursing, business, medical records tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 18,691 students, 12,404 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. 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.

Wright State University-Main Campus
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, business, middle school teaching, psychology, elementary school teaching, electrical engineering, early childhood education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 16,151 students, 14,021 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,987 student capacity.
  • 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.

Colleges in Dayton with Selective Admissions

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

United Theological Seminary
4501 Denlinger Rd.
Dayton, OH 45426-2308

  • Programs: theology and religious vocations, ministry, theological and ministerial studies, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 248 students, 167 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

University of Dayton
300 College Pk
Dayton, OH 45469

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: educational administration, law, finance, mechanical engineering, psychology, marketing, accounting, public relations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 10,395 students, 9,654 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 6,081 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-620. Math: 530-640.
  • 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.
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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
Clayton Colleges 1 13,347 326  
Kettering Colleges 4 57,502 1,034 120
Troy Colleges 2 21,999 181  
Xenia Colleges 1 24,164 1,089  
Yellow Springs Colleges 2 3,761 806  

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