Press Release

Department of Higher Education Announces Regional RAPIDS Awards

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.

Department of Higher Education Announces Innovation Program Awards

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.


I-Corps@Ohio Announces Third Cohort

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.

College Credit Plus Process for 2017-18 Starts Feb. 15

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.

New Online Tool Helps Businesses Find Trained Workers for In-Demand Jobs

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.

ODHE Hosts First-Ever Changing Campus Culture Student Summit

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor John Carey welcomed more than 300 students and Title IX coordinators to the first-ever student summit dedicated to discussing ways to empower students to end sexual violence on Ohio college campuses. The summit brought national activists, safety experts and students together to learn about best practices aimed at eliminating sexual assault.