Our Goals

Through a collective, integrated approach, partners in the Central
Ohio Compact strive to:

  • Dramatically increase the number of students earning a postsecondary credential.
  • Ensure that all college-bound high school graduates are college ready.
  • Increase the number of high school graduates with credit toward a college degree or certificate.
  • Increase the number of community college graduates earning bachelor's degrees through guaranteed pathways to completion.
  • Provide consistent, accurate, and timely communication with students and families to eliminate uncertainty and ensure success at the college level.
  • Employ specific strategies for working adults, low-income and first-generation college students, and students of color.
  • Advance the region's need for a highly skilled workforce, including an emphasis on STEM fields, by aligning with regional workforce and economic development efforts.
  • Manage the costs of education for students, families, and taxpayers through dual enrollment, 2+2 and 3+1 bachelor's degree programs, shared facilities and services, and integrated planning.

Through these and other strategies, the Central Ohio Compact commits to the goal of ensuring that 60 percent of Central Ohioans hold a postsecondary credential by 2025.