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Partnerships

We can't do it alone. We're cultivating deep, strategic partnerships to bring expanded resources to bear on Central Ohio's critical challenges.

  • Bachelor's Degree Transfer Programs: Students have long been able to take the first two years of a bachelor's degree here, then transfer to a four-year college to finish up. We're continually expanding our agreements to help students transfer, notably with our Preferred Pathway program to Ohio State. (More on this)
  • Central Ohio Compact: At Dr. Harrison's direction, we convened a series of summits on college success and attainment. Those meetings grew into the Central Ohio Compact, an organization of colleges, K-12 districts and other stakeholders aimed at college readiness. Compact members are working to ensure students don't fall through the cracks, and are prepared to do college-level work when they graduate. The Compact's aim is that 60 percent of Central Ohioans will have a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2025. Central Ohio Compact
  • K-12 partnerships: Our flagship K-12 partnership is our Reynoldsburg Center, co-located with Reynoldsburg High School, which includes college classrooms and a patient lab. The center not only serves adults, but it also allows Reynoldsburg students to take college classes. We're working with other districts to allow more students to earn college credit and make sure they're ready for college.
  • Discovery District: We are working closely with our Discovery District partners as we finalize our Facilities Master Plan. We strive to be a good neighbor, and aid in the redevelopment and revitalization of Columbus' downtown.