Columbus, the state capital of Ohio, was the 14th most-populous American city in 2017 and it continues to grow. Undergraduate and graduate students can enjoy an abundance of opportunities within this metropolitan area, such as catching a football game at the legendary Ohio Stadium, enjoying festivities at the Ohio State Fair, or strolling along the riverfront parks of the Scioto Mile.
The city is also encouraging education through its CelebrateOne program, which provides 12-14 weeks of paid training with The Ohio State University's College of Nursing to set community health workers on the path toward flourishing careers in various health fields.
Some of the larger vocational schools in the city are Bradford School and Columbus State Community College, which has multiple campuses within the metropolitan area. CSCC offers 150-plus certificate and almost 100 associate degree programs, including an apprenticeship program in culinary arts. The school also hosts Courageous Conversations, a series of speaking panels, discussions, and workshops focused on empowering women.
Popular programs among students of Columbus colleges with a technical focus include nursing, web development, cosmetology, and those tailored toward jobs in the construction sector.
The Ohio State University, home of the Division I Buckeyes, was founded in 1870, making it the first university to be established in Columbus. The city is also home to one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the country, the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Students at both public and private colleges in Columbus tend to gravitate toward bachelor's degree programs in the fields of finance, marketing, psychology, and biology.
Several universities in Columbus offer graduate-level programs. Ohio State University offers a Master of Education, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Juris Doctor, among others.
Ohio Dominican University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary are among the faith-focused colleges in Columbus that offer advanced degrees in divinity, theology, and ministry.
We also provide an extensive list of Ohio Colleges, if you'd like to explore more higher education opportunities in the state.
|School||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg. In-State Tuition & Fees||Programs Offered|
|Capital University||3,384||Four or more years||$34,600||76|
|Columbus College of Art and Design||1,075||Four or more years||$34,440||12|
|Columbus State Community College||27,204||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$3,808||150|
|Franklin University||4,753||Four or more years||$12,241||50|
|Adult and Community Education-Hudson||129||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||2|
|Mount Carmel College of Nursing||1,069||Four or more years||$13,442||11|
|Ohio Dominican University||1,714||Four or more years||$31,080||72|
|Ohio State College of Barber Styling||223||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||1|
|The Spa School||107||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||5|
|Ohio State University-Main Campus||59,837||Four or more years||$10,592||376|
|Pontifical College Josephinum||150||Four or more years||$22,092||15|
|Trinity Lutheran Seminary||85||Four or more years||N/A||7|
|Nationwide Beauty Academy||51||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||4|
|American Institute of Alternative Medicine||395||Four or more years||$14,338||4|
|ITT Technical Institute-Columbus||N/A||Four or more years||N/A||N/A|