Understanding College and Post-Secondary Education Options

There may be several ways for your son or daughter to reach his or her career goals. The descriptions below are designed to give you an idea of the different options that are available for students interested in continuing their education beyond high school.

Public and private colleges- what's the difference?

Public colleges and universities are funded in part by state tax dollars and residents of the state pay a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students. Private colleges and universities are funded by tuition, donations and endowments. While private colleges are often more expensive at first glance, a family's out-of-pocket cost can't be determined until they have received a financial aid package. Learn more about the difference between public and private colleges at Collegeconfidential.com.

Career Colleges and Schools

Career Colleges and Schools provide training for a specific job or field. Cosmetology schools are an example of a type of career school many people are familiar with. With innovations in technology and expanding need in different job markets, there are a wide array of career training programs, such as computing, technology, dental assisting, home inspection, massage and many more. Click on the links below for more information.

Two-Year Public Technical and Community Colleges

Public technical and community colleges in Ohio are institutions that offer Associates in Arts degrees in one or more subjects. At these schools, students can pursue a two-year degree in a specific job field or they can complete the first two years of a four-year degree. Listing of technical and community colleges and four-year public colleges and universities in Ohio.

Last Modified: 4/24/2013 1:22:42 PM