Schools & Universities

Whether providing a skilled workforce, industry specific training or access to world-class researchers, Wayne County's colleges and universities provide valuable resources to businesses.

The College of Wooster
The College of Wooster
 is an independent liberal arts college, nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes independent learning. Each Wooster senior creates an original research project, written work, performance or exhibit of artwork, supported one-on-one by a faculty mentor.

This Independent Study, or I.S., is the cornerstone of a Wooster education. Forbes and U.S. News & World Report - have named the College on the list of their top colleges and universities in the nation. 

Ohio State University, Agricultural Technical Institute
Ohio State, ATI located in Wooster, Ohio, is an associate degree-granting program within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, hands-on experience and a paid industry internship.

Ohio State ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the U.S., enrolling approximately 800 students. ATI maintains a 99 percent job placement rate for all graduates within four months of graduation.

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center  
OARDC is the research institution of the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The center is home to research projects ranging from plant and animal sciences to human ecology and medicine, and includes branches across the state covering a total of over 7,000 acres (28 km²).

Wayne College/University of Akron 
Founded in 1972, Wayne College is the only regional branch of The University of Akron and is authorized by the State of Ohio through the Ohio State Board of Regents to offer general education, including associate's degrees and baccalaureate-oriented preparation; technical education programs; and continuing education experiences for those who live in the College's service area of Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. 

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