Capital University

A comprehensive, independent university grounded in the Lutheran tradition, Capital offers diverse undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences and professions.

Students: 3,600

Location: Bexley

Did you know? Capital is the oldest university in Central Ohio.

Central Ohio Technical College

With 31 associated degree and certificate programs, the mission of COTC is to meet the technical education and training needs of students and employers.

Students: 3,000

Location: Newark

Did you know? According to a recent survey, within six months of graduation, 97 percent of COTC graduates are employed and 84 percent are working in their field.

Columbus College of Art and Design

CCAD prepares tomorrow's creative leaders for professional careers with a challenging and inclusive learning culture that supports individual development in art, design and the humanities.

Students: 1,300

Location: Discovery District

Did you know? An iconic, 100-foot-tall red "Art" sculpture stands in the middle of CCAD's campus.

Columbus State Community College

Columbus State students can earn an associate degree in more than 50 professional fields or complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the 85-acre Downtown campus, 10 suburban centers and online.

Students: 24,000

Location: Discovery District

Did you know? The college has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963 to more than 24,000 students - the largest community college in Ohio.

Denison University

Founded in 1831 on a scenic hilltop campus in Granville, Denison is a residential college offering a rigorous education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

Students: 2,100

Location: Granville

Did you know? In the last 20 years, Denison grads have won 49 Fulbright Scholarships and 11 National Science Foundation Fellowships. Fifty-six Denison students have been recognized as Academic All-Americans.

Franklin University

A student-centered, independent institution of lifelong higher education, Franklin works with the business and professional communities to offer career-focused applications to students who often work full- or part-time.

Students: 11,000

Location: Discovery District

Did you know? A five-ton graduation cap is suspended in the air over Rich Street on Franklin's campus.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Serving in the spirit of the Catholic tradition, Mount Carmel offers science-based educational programs in nursing and allied health in a caring environment.

Students: 740

Location: Franklinton

Did you know? Mount Carmel has one of the largest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States.

Ohio Dominican University

Students' goals are the primary focus at the four-year liberal arts university, with undergraduate degrees in over 50 majors plus several graduate programs.

Students: 3,100

Location: East Side

Did you know? Ohio Dominican was an all-women's college until 1964.

Ohio State University

With 18 colleges and more than 170 undergraduate majors, OSU provides a distinctive educational experience for students, as well as cutting-edge interdisciplinary research opportunities.

Students: 52,800

Location: University District

Did you know? OSU's Columbus campus has the largest student enrollment in the U.S., with more than 50,000 undergrad and graduate students.

Ohio Wesleyan University

As part of a rigorous liberal-arts curriculum, 22 undergraduate degrees are offered, with a focus on experiential learning opportunities linking to practical realities.

Students: 1,850

Location: Delaware

Did you know? President Rutherford B. Hayes got engaged on the steps of Elliott Hall.

Otterbein College

With a liberal arts tradition dating back to 1847, Otterbein emphasizes community engagement and service learning in 56 undergraduate and three graduate programs.

Students: 3,100

Location: Westerville

Did you know? The White House awarded Otterbein the President's Award for General Community Service for over 45,000 hours donated by students.

Dan Sharpe is the project manager of Easy Columbus. E-mail info@easycolumbus.com