Columbus Colleges and Schools

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.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Columbus

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.

Fun Facts about Columbus Colleges and Universities

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.

Graduate Schools in Columbus

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.


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Education Institutes in Columbus
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Columbus
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Columbus
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesPrograms Offered
Capital University3,384Four or more years$34,60076
Columbus College of Art and Design1,075Four or more years$34,44012
Columbus State Community College27,204At least 2 but less than 4 years$3,808150
Franklin University4,753Four or more years$12,24150
Adult and Community Education-Hudson129Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Mount Carmel College of Nursing1,069Four or more years$13,44211
Ohio Dominican University1,714Four or more years$31,08072
Ohio State College of Barber Styling223At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A1
The Spa School107At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A5
Ohio State University-Main Campus59,837Four or more years$10,592376
Pontifical College Josephinum150Four or more years$22,09215
Trinity Lutheran Seminary85Four or more yearsN/A7
Nationwide Beauty Academy51At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A4
American Institute of Alternative Medicine395Four or more years$14,3384
ITT Technical Institute-ColumbusN/AFour or more yearsN/AN/A
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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