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Colleges in Jackson, Ohio and beyond offer vocational Universities to students as well as associate and bachelor's degrees.

Jackson, Ohio Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Jackson, Ohio. Each degree from a Jackson, Ohio Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Ohio, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Jackson, Ohio Colleges and Universities

If you like the feel of a small town while still being close to a bigger city, then Jackson, Ohio could be the place for you. A town of about 6,000 people, Jackson has many academic and business offerings in the area while maintaining close proximity to Columbus.

Jackson Colleges and Universities

Daymar College, a career college in Jackson, offers diploma and associate degrees to its students who can then pursue careers for billing and coding specialists, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians and more. The Jackson campus is just of the school's 16 campuses, but while there students can gain true-to-life experience as well as find small classes and evening learning opportunities.

Just a 30-minute drive from Jackson, in Portsmouth, is Shawnee State University. A school of nearly 5,000 students, Shawnee State University offers programs that range from the associate degree to master's level. For those really set on finding a job soon after college, the university boasts an 85 percent employment rate within six months of graduation; additionally, 90 percent of it pre-med students are accepted into medical school. Tuition and fees cost about $7,000 a year for in-state students and $12,000 for out-of-state students.

There are many other colleges in the area, but it's always best to consider costs when making your plans. According to The College Board, the average in-state tuition and fees in Ohio for the 2011-12 academic year came to $3,608 for public two-year colleges, $8,904 for public four-year colleges, and $28,376 for private nonprofit four-year colleges.

Looking at the Jackson Economy

The main industries in Jackson are manufacturing and retail, each supplying about 20 percent of jobs. The top five employers in Jackson County -- the county Jackson is in -- are: Bellisio Foods (1,315 employees), General Mills (1,200 employees), Wal-Mart (400 employees), Jackson County Government (320 employees) and Merillat Industries (200 employees). It's no surprise that Jackson grew in population between 2000 and 2010. The city could also be right for you whether you're looking for a vocational school or longer-term training.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and USA Today College. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.

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