More than 68,000 high school students in Ohio took college classes during the 2016-17 academic year, earning college credit while meeting their high school graduation requirements and collectively saving more than $144 million on the cost of higher education.
The state Controlling Board this week approved an Ohio Department of Higher Education request to transfer $2,922,258 in capital funds for the purpose of providing three regional awards for workforce development projects relating to the department’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program. The funds will be awarded for projects in Western and Central Ohio, and Northern Appalachia.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) today announced it has been selected to receive a $100,000 attainment challenge grant from Lumina Foundation. Funding will support strategic initiatives to increase the state’s postsecondary attainment rate to 65 percent by 2025.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved $5 million in funding for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students by stabilizing or reducing tuition rates at colleges and universities. Schools receiving the funds designed collaborative, innovative projects that support academic achievement and economic efficiencies. The funds will be awarded for projects serving students at the community college and university level.
Building upon the success of its two previous cohorts, the I-Corps@Ohio program has announced the launch of its third cohort.
The program, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, establishes a mechanism for evaluating the market need and commercial potential of technologies proposed by the participating research groups. I-Corps@Ohio has gained the attention of business and industry since its launch in 2015, thanks to the work being done and its potential for commercialization.
Two Ohio government agencies are working together to provide literacy training for adults with visual impairments to help them prepare for employment and further their education.
COLUMBUS, OH, February 15, 2017 – Students intending to participate in the third year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2017-2018 school year today (Feb. 15). College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, with more than 52,000 students participating and getting a jump start on college, saving more than $120 million in college tuition costs.
The following infographic provides information on the first year of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Changing Campus Culture initiative to prevent and better respond to incidents of sexual violence on our college campuses. Campuses across the state have made great strides since this initiative was introduced in the fall of 2015, as indicated in the infographic.
State officials today unveiled a new online tool that will help employers identify newly-trained workers with degrees and certifications in a wide variety of occupations with in-demand technical skills. Officials from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Department of Job and Family Services gathered for a live demonstration of the prototype tool this morning.
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor John Carey will welcome higher education, government and business leaders from Ohio and around the globe for a first-of-its-kind symposium designed to show the economic benefits of bringing international student-talent to Ohio.