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Ohio Means Success

The Ohio Board of Regents just launched a new website to help students find and prepare for college – including online classes and transfer programs.

The new is designed to help families find the best and most affordable ways to complete college degrees and career-technical credentials. Students can:

Compare transfer programs using the Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantee.Explore career options in the state.Use a search engine to find the right college.Create a personal account and receive email reminders about important tasks and deadlines.Explore veterans' benefits for college.Identify programs for adult learners, such as online, evening and weekend programs.

Transfer programs are programs where students earn some credit at a community college or other institution, then transfer to a four-year school to finish their bachelor's degree. Columbus State has transfer agreements with dozens of colleges, allowing students to take advantage of our low class size and low tuition.

The site is part of the state's push to increase the number of degree-holders in Ohio. Currently 26 percent of Ohio residents have a bachelor's degree, compared with 31 percent nationally. But by 2018, nearly 1 million jobs will open up in Ohio that require at least a post-secondary credential, according to a Georgetown University study.

"In today's highly competitive and global economy, every Ohioan needs to pursue post-secondary education because the only certainty is that the jobs of tomorrow will flow to communities, states and nations where people have the education to fill them," said Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro.

Columbus State offers Career & Technical degrees and certificates in health, IT, human services, and other fast-growing fields. In addition to its specialized transfer programs, Columbus State offers the Associate of Arts / Associate of Science degree, an all-purpose degree that fulfills the first two years of a bachelor's degree at hundreds of colleges.