COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Many find career colleges more affordable
Career College Central Summary:
The Dispatch urged state-supported colleges and universities to tighten their focus on producing employable students (“Curb the cost of college,” editorial, Jan. 7). Ohio’s private-sector colleges and universities can serve as their models for ensuring that students graduate with skills that make them immediately employable.
Close to 80 percent of our graduates report to jobs within 90 days of earning a degree, diploma or certificate. Nearly half of the students at career colleges and schools graduate in the normal time to complete the programs, eclipsed only by independent, not-for-profit universities at 57 percent.
Working Ohioans enroll in student-centered career colleges and schools because we offer flexible schedules, personalized career guidance, skill-focused curriculum and internships that align classroom learning with workplace experience. This is a model that has made our students successful, which we encourage the tax-supported colleges and universities to adopt.
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