Through all of the challenges of 2021, Ohio remained resilient in its efforts to offer students the best possible education opportunities for a bright future. Click here for a review of the past year and a brief summary of what the DeWine-Husted Administration – and the Department of Higher Education – has accomplished in its first three years leading Ohio.
On January 13, 2022, Chancellor Randy Gardner and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Lori Criss hosted a forum to learn how our colleges and universities are addressing mental health issues on their campuses. Click here to watch the video.
The Statewide Educational Plan for Preventing Hazing, along with additional resources to aid our colleges and universities in Ohio, has been developed to support the work of preventing hazing in our campus communities.
The Second Chance Grant Program aims to reduce financial barriers preventing Ohioans with some college credit but no bachelor’s degree from returning to higher education. The program will provide up to $3 million in financial assistance in the form of $2,000 grants to eligible students re-enrolling at a qualifying institution in order to obtain a degree or credential.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) have announced the awardees for FAFSA 22, the second round of an initiative aiming to increase the number of Ohio students who complete the FAFSA. Click here for complete information.
Some people don't apply for FAFSA because they believe it's only for students who are looking to go to college, or who have been accepted already. Fortunately, that's not true. FAFSA is for YOU!
The Ohio Transfer Promise reaffirms Ohio’s commitment to increasing educational access and the number of Ohioans earning a degree, certificate, or other postsecondary credential of value.
Ohio students, families, educators, and campuses can click here for information and guidance regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).
Governor DeWine’s office, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education continue to collaborate to provide the most up-to-date information for college and university campuses on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For continued updates and more information on preventive measures, please visit the following pages on the Ohio Department of Health's website: LINK ONE and LINK TWO (PDF).
The Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways enable students to streamline credit transfer among the state's public institutions of higher education to find the best pathways to degree completion and launch successful careers.
Ohio research universities have a wealth of academic, laboratory and other resources available to businesses across Ohio and the globe. The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx) connects industry to those resources, fostering collaboration and economic development.
Over five years of the College Credit Plus program, Ohio students and families have saved more than $883 million on college tuition. Find out more.
The Changing Campus Culture initiative seeks to strengthen Ohio's ability to better respond to, and ultimately prevent, sexual assault on the state’s college campuses. Download and read the full report and recommendations (PDF) at this link.
Opioid drug abuse has become a crisis in Ohio and across the nation. Start Talking! is an innovative program that aims to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.
T2DG enables Ohio students to streamline credit transfer among the state's public institutions of higher education and from adult/secondary career-technical institutions to find the best pathways to degree completion and launch successful careers.
Ohio legislation requires each state public institution of higher education to provide incoming students with information about mental health topics, including available depression and suicide prevention resources. The Ohio Life Saver website was developed to support Ohio's public colleges and universities in complying with this law. Find out more.
Whether you're a high school student exploring careers, a college student searching for an internship, an experienced worker looking for a new job, or a business looking for skilled employees, OhioMeansJobs can help.
Ohio Aspire programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment. Local programs offer classes at flexible locations, and on different days and times to meet diverse needs. Find out more.


The Ohio Department of Higher Education is a Cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state.


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The Division of Higher Education Workforce Alignment works to retain, attract, and grow Ohio's businesses.