DAYTON, OH (AP) - Data from Ohio's higher education board shows enrollment has more than tripled over the past decade at regional campuses and community colleges as more students attend locations away from residential campuses.
Data from the Ohio Board of Regents shows regional campuses and community colleges had 252,000 students last year. That's up from 74,000 a decade earlier.
In southwest Ohio, students are seeing an increase in the number of higher education options as several schools branch out with satellite locations and programs. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is working on a deal to create a branch campus in Middletown, and Miami University is set to open a collaborative health and science academy near a medical center in that city.