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SCHE In The Ohio Higher Education System: Repositioning Community Colleges Ron Abrams, President Ohio Association of Community Colleges Thursday, June 17, 2010. Higher Education in Ohio. 13 Public Universities with enrollment of 271,000 students*
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SCHE In The Ohio Higher Education System: Repositioning Community Colleges Ron Abrams, President Ohio Association of Community Colleges Thursday, June 17, 2010
Higher Education in Ohio • 13 Public Universities with enrollment of 271,000 students* • 24 University Branch Campuses with enrollment of 49,700 students* • 23 Community Colleges with enrollment of 202,300 students* • 85 Private Colleges and Universities with enrollment of 110,000 students *Source: Fall 2009 Headcount Enrollment – Credit Students
A Look Back Collection of Public Colleges & Universities Prior to 2007 Legislature Governor Board of Regents & Chancellor Public Universities Community Colleges Private Colleges & Universities
Today University System of Ohio Legislature Governor Chancellor Board of Regents Public Universities Community Colleges
Ohio Association of Community Colleges The OACC provides leadership to develop and execute strategic direction for Ohio’s community colleges, represents its member colleges at the state and national level, promotes the benefit of community colleges to the citizens of Ohio, provides opportunities for trustee development, and facilitates the exchange of ideas and information.
OACC Policy Priorities • Program and Service Quality • College Access and Affordability • Increased Community College Student Success • Workforce Development • Preparing Students for Transfer • Support for Community College Infrastructure • Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness in the Community College System
Ohio’s Community Colleges 23 Colleges in 50+ locations with 17,000 faculty and staff serving 300,000 students a year.
Ohio’s Community Colleges • Offer Associate’s Degrees (2 years) and Certificate Programs (1 year or less) in a wide variety of occupational areas • Offer Associate’s Degrees designed to transfer to universities or the first two years of Baccalaureate Program • Offer Adult Continuing Education Programs (non-credit)
Ohio’s Community Colleges Affordable:
Ohio’s Community Colleges In-Demand Graduates:
Ohio’s Community Colleges Students: More than 270,000 students are enrolled in credit courses at Ohio’s community colleges. Another 64,000 students are enrolled in non-credit workforce training courses. • Full-time and Part-time Students • Students of all ages • Growing numbers of post-secondary enrollment students • First-generation college students
Ohio’s Community Colleges Economic Contribution: • Students’ Return on Investment • Increased Income • Taxpayers’ Return on Investment
University System of Ohio Strategic Plan for 2008 – 2017
University System of Ohio Strategic Plan 20 ‘Measurements for Success’ in Four Areas • Access • Quality • Affordability& Efficiency • Economic Leadership
University System of Ohio Strategic Plan – Selected Measurements By 2017 … • Increase enrollment by 230,000 • Increase enrollment among individuals age 25 and older by 180,000 • Increase total number of Associate Degrees awarded by 50% • Increase total number of degrees awarded to first generation students by 70%
Key Strategies for Ohio’s Community Colleges in the Strategic Plan Strategy #1: Expand Associate of Arts and Associates of Science Degrees to All Community Colleges
Key Strategies for Ohio’s Community Colleges in the Strategic Plan Strategy #2: Link All Community Colleges into a Shared Course and Program Network
Key Strategies for Ohio’s Community Colleges in the Strategic Plan Strategy #3: Greater Access to Community College Education