Graphs - Comparison With Other States

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Ohio has closely tracked the US average of the share of high school students who graduate and continue on to college, but there is room for improvement.

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Of the states where more than half of the high school graduates take the ACT, Ohio ranks fourth..

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Ohio's baccalaureate attainment remains below the US average and in the middle of the pack of its neighboring states.

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Ohio students are more likely to stay in state for college than their peers around the country.

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Despite Ohio's improvement in the educational attainment of its citizens, the gap between the state and the U.S. as a whole has become only marginally smaller.

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Ohio's need-based grant aid per student enrolled is just 30 percent of the US average, and just 1/8 of Washington, the most generous state in providing aid to low-income college students.

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While Ohio specifically and the Midwest generally lag in educational attainment, Ohio enrollment as a percentage of the population is very close to the national average.

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As Ohio remians among the top states in high school graduation rates and attainment level, the reason why it continues to lag the nation in college-level attainment need further study.

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Despite its recent gains, Ohio continues to lag the nation in educational attainment at the bachelor's degree level.

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More than 11,000 Ohio recent high school graduates enroll in college out of state, with more than half attending in an adjoining state.

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Ohio ranks 36th among the 50 states in the level of need-based grant funds per student, and 39th when measured against the state's overall population.

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Attainment Ohio v neighbors

Ohio and all its adjacent states continue to lag the US average for adults above age 25 with bachelor's or higher degrees.

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Ed attainment over time OH v US

The conundrum continues: Ohio's educational attainment is higher than the US average at the high school level, but lower at the baccalaureate level, and the gaps stubbornly remain.

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Nobody is moving to Ohio

Consistent with previous studies on migration, Ohio's principal demographic issue is not that its educated residents are leaving, but that few from other states are moving in.

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States generally, and Ohio in particular, have failed to return need-based financial aid to anything approaching pre-recession levels.

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Ohio and US financial aid share

Ohio fails to come close to the national norm in its commitment to financial aid.

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Adults enrolled by state for 2013

Ohio continues to lag the nation and its regional peers in the percentage of adults seeking bachelor's degrees.

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Completion rate at 4yr of 2yr students

Ohio lags the nation in the rate of students who start at community colleges and then complete a degree at a four-year college or university.

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Attainment by age Ohio v US

Although younger Ohioans are increasingly better educated, the stubborn gap between Ohio and national educational attainment remains.

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Default rate 3 yr Ohio v US

In the new three-year loan default rates, borrowers from Ohio independent colleges have a better record than those from other Ohio institutions and their nonprofit peers nationally.

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Fr Attending In State Fall 2010

Ohioans are more likely than the nation as a whole to remain in state for college.

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Regional attainment by state

Ohio continues to lag the nation as a whole in the educational attainment of its citizens, and trails two of its adjoining states.

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Baccalaureate attainment

Despite increased enrollments and graduations, Ohio's baccalaureate attainment gap has increased over the last two decades.

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change in per FTE

Over the last two decades, while the states' commitment to student financial aid, measured in constant dollars, doubled, Ohio's dropped by 40 percent.

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state need based aid

Ohio has under-funded need-based student aid for decades, but policy initiatives from two years ago have made the problem more acute than ever.

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tuition change 2011

Ohio's independent colleges held the line on tuition increases this year, compared to their peers in the Midwest region.

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independents by state

If you count only those campuses that award undergraduate degrees, Ohio's ranking climbs to a tie for fifth place.

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independents by state

If you count only those campuses that award undergraduate degrees, Ohio's ranking climbs to a tie for fifth place.

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ed attainment ohio v us

Recent data is consistent with Ohio's longstanding conundrum: Its population is better educated that the nation's at the the high school level, but less well educated at the bachelor's degree level.

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midwest average tuition

Ohio's independent colleges have worked to hold tuition levels down.

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market penetration

While a growing percentage of younger adults in Ohio and in the nation as a whole are in college or graduate school, the share of older adults continuing their education still lags.

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attainment

Ohio's slow improvement in its baccalaureate attainment rate places it in the middle of neighboring states, but still considerably below the nation's rate.

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sticky state

A report by the Pew Research Center confirms, as did Gov. Taft's Committee on Higher Education and the Economy, that Ohio has not been an attractive destination for interstate migration, even as it has been able to retain those who were born here.

A more detailed explanation of states' "stickiness" and "magnetism" is available at the AICUO weblog, www.aicuoblog.blogspot.com, including a link to the full report and a clever interactive display of the raw data.

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higher ed costs

Although there are regional differences, the inflation rate of goods and services bought by colleges and universities for 2008-09 was half that of the previous year.

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lower income go rates

Cuts in need-based student aid in Ohio threaten the state's continued improvement in college participation among its low-income residents.

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low-income Ohioans

An increasing percentage of low-income Ohioans are attending college - in recent years outpacing the nation as a whole.

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value comparison

Ohio's independent colleges offer excellend value compared to their peers nationally.

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Grad Rate Success

Ohio's four-year colleges and universities - both independent and public - meet or exceed national norms on their graduation rates: the share of their freshmen who complete their degrees four, five, or six years after first enrolling.

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adult learners

Like its neighboring states, Ohio continues to lag the nation in the share of its adult population with a bachelor's degree.

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projected change

Demographic changes pose both threats and opportunities to higher education, as even Ohio's neighbors show considerable variation in the rate of change in high school graduations.

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Median Family Income v. Educational Attainment By State, 2006

Source: US Census Bureau

income v. attainment

States whose populations have proportionately more bachelor's degrees than Ohio also have higher family incomes.

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Ohiodegreesvs.us

Although Ohio's youger population is increasingly better educated, the state still has work to do just to even reach the nation's average.

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Projections of Change in Public High School Grads

change in hs grads - projected

Ohio colleges and universities face substantial demographic challenges in the coming years, as the number of high school graduates available to continue to higher education will start to fall off precipitously.