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Universities & Colleges in Ohio
Located in the Midwestern part of the United States, Ohio is the 7th most populated state with more than 11 million inhabitants. This state is enclosed by the Great Lakes Region and experiences a humid continental climate. The summers in Ohio are hot and humid, whereas the winters are snowy and cold. The capital and the most populated city of the state is Columbus, which also is home of The Franklin University, Ohio State University, Capital University, and Ohio Dominican University.
The Ohio's geographic location is an asset for its economic growth and expansion. The economy of Ohio is transitioning from manufacturing to service sector. The top sectors in the state include Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare, Pharmacies, Rubber and plastics and Chemicals. Ohio also has almost 28 fortune 500 companies such as Kroger Co, Wal-Mart, Kroger , Cardinal Health, AK Steel Corporation, Procter & Gamble to name a few.
The students have almost 130 institutions of higher education to select from, in this Buckeye State. But, this state is known for agriculture business degrees, research in medical fields. Many notable people have educated from Ohio such as Albert Beveridge, Neil Armstrong, and Benjamin Harrison.
The University System of Ohio on an average enrolls over 400,000 students yearly making this state fifth largest in terms of state systems in the nation. Numerous universities in Ohio are ranked as the top in the nation including Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Dayton, Bowling Green State University, Youngstown State University, Miami University (public), Ohio University, Xavier University, University of Cincinnati and Kent State University. Apart from this, Ohio also has several two-year institutions along with religiously-affiliated schools where the students can choose varying specialties.
The best part about studying in Ohio is the fact that students can get top-notch education without spending a lot. The tuition cost of the Ohio state university for instance, is $11,000 for instate students and $29,000 for out-state student along with other expenses. For top private university such as the Case Western Reserve University, the tuition and fees is approximately $39,000.
Some of the fastest growing jobs and fields in Ohio are Healthcare Practitioners, Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations, Sales, Healthcare Support, Business and Financial Operations, Nursing, Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, Education amongst others.
Cost of living
In terms of cost of living, Ohio is one of the least expensive states in the country. The average salary is $42,000, which is lower than the average annual salary nationwide by roughly $5000. In fact, Ohio's cost of living is nearly 35% less than that of California.
Not just students from the US but also from all around the globe choose Ohio for higher education. Foreign students in the state Ohio, according to the institute of international education were 25,000 in 2011, which gives the state an 8th position in the nation. Most of the international students studying in Ohio are from countries like China, South Korea, India, Taiwan, and South Arabia.