Bioscience Programs in Ohio

Ohio has hundreds of post-secondary institutions serving all industries and walks of life, from universities and community colleges to specialized job training centers and vocational schools. BioOhio has reviewed thousands of degrees and programs offered at these institutions to identify a subset directly related to bioscience employment preparation or advancement.

In 2015, 10,179 bioscience related degrees and certificates were awarded to students in Ohio, up 58% since 2006.

Degrees awarded in 2015 included 1,365 certificates or associates degrees, 6,329 bachelor’s degrees, and 2,485 post-BA, master’s or doctoral degrees.

In 2006 there were only 85 institutions awarding bioscience degrees and certificates, but by 2015, the number rose to 102 public and private schools directly impacting bioscience in Ohio.

In 2015, the top ten bioscience-pipeline degrees were:

  • Biology and Biological Sciences (2340 graduates)
  • Pharmacy (785)
  • Chemical Engineering (770)
  • Chemistry (755)
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering (527)
  • Zoology and Animal Biology (520)
  • Veterinary and Animal Health Technology (454)
  • Biochemistry (307)
  • Neuroscience (280)
  • Pharmacy Technician & Assistant (278)

Awarding Institutions

Institution (some with multiple locations)

School Type

Ohio Region

American National University Private, For-Profit Central, Northeast, Southwest, Western
Ashland University 4 Year Northeast
Baldwin-Wallace University 4 Year Northeast
Bluffton University 4 Year Northwest
Bowling Green State University 4 Year, 2 Year Northwest
Bradford School Private, For-Profit Central
Brightwood College Private, For-Profit Western
Brown Mackie College Private, For-Profit Northeast, Southwest, Northwest
Capital University 4 Year Central
Case Western Reserve University 4 Year Northeast
Cedarville University 4 Year Western
Central Ohio Technical College 2 Year Central
Central State University 4 Year Western
Cincinnati State Tech. & Community College 2 Year Southwest
Clark State Community College 2 Year Western
Cleveland State University 4 Year Northeast
College of Wooster 4 Year Northeast
Columbus State Community College 2 Year Central
Cuyahoga Community College 2 Year Northeast
Daymar College Private, For-Profit Southeast
Defiance College 4 Year Northwest
Denison University 4 Year Central
DeVry University 4 Year Central
Eastern Gateway Community College 2 Year Northeast
Edison State Community College 2 Year Western
Fortis College Private, For-Profit Western
Franciscan University of Steubenville 4 Year Southeast
Heidelberg University 4 Year Northwest
Herzing University Private, For-Profit Northeast, Northwest
Hiram College 4 Year Northeast
John Carroll University 4 Year Northeast
Kent State University 4 Year Northeast
Kenyon College 4 Year Central
Lake Erie College 4 Year Northeast
Lakeland Community College 2 Year Northeast
Lorain County Community College 2 Year Northeast
Lourdes College 4 Year Northwest
Malone University 4 Year Northeast
Marietta College 4 Year Northeast
Marion Technical College 2 Year Central
Mercy College of Ohio 2 Year Northwest
Miami University 4 Year Southwest
Miami-Jacobs Career College Private, For-Profit Central, Western, Northeast, Southwest, Western
Mount Saint Joseph University 4 Year Southwest
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 4 Year Central
Muskingum University 4 Year Southeast
North Central State College 2 Year Northeast
Northeast Ohio Medical University 4 Year Northeast
Notre Dame College 4 Year Northeast
Oberlin College 4 Year Northeast
Ohio Dominican University 4 Year Central
Ohio Northern University 4 Year Northwest
Ohio State University, The 4 Year Central, Northeast
Ohio University 4 Year Southeast
Ohio Wesleyan University 4 Year Central
Otterbein University 4 Year Central
Owens State Community College 2 Year Northwest
Remington College Private, For-Profit Northeast
Ross College – Sylvania Private, For-Profit Northwest
Shawnee State University 4 Year Southeast
Sinclair Community College 2 Year Western
Southern State Community College 2 Year Southwest
Stark State College of Technology 2 Year Northeast
Stautzenberger College Private, For-Profit Northeast, Northwest
Terra State Community College 2 Year Northwest
Tiffin University 4 Year Northwest
University of Akron 4 Year, 2 Year Northeast
University of Cincinnati 4 Year, 2 Year Southwest
University of Dayton 4 Year Western
University of Findlay, The 4 Year Northwest
University of Mount Union 4 Year Northeast
University of Northwestern Ohio 4 Year Northwest
University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College 4 Year, 2 Year Southeast
University of Toledo 4 Year Northwest
Urbana University 4 Year Western
Ursuline College 4 Year Northeast
Walsh University 4 Year Northeast
Washington State Community College 2 Year Southeast
Wilberforce University 4 Year Western
Wilmington College 4 Year Southwest
Wittenberg University 4 Year Western
Wright State University 4 Year, 2 Year Western, Northwest
Xavier University 4 Year Southwest
Youngstown State University 4 Year Northeast
Zane State College 2 Year Southeast