Ohio's public institutions of higher education offer a number of different types of degrees and/or training:
Workshops, seminars, or courses that improve skills for professional development, but do not lead to academic degrees.
Documents granted by colleges and Ohio Technical Centers after completion of study for specific occupations. Certificates usually require a full-time, six-month to one-year program of required courses or its part-time equivalent.
Degrees granted by colleges after students complete two-year, full-time programs of required courses or its part-time equivalent.
Degrees granted by universities or colleges after students have satisfactorily completed four-year, full-time programs of required courses or their part-time equivalent.
Master’s or Doctorate degrees earned after Bachelor’s degrees, taking at least two years for full-time students to complete.