NOCHE communicates the strengths of higher education, business and economic growth to a wide range of stakeholders including prospective and currently enrolled students, community leaders, policy makers and industry.
NOCHE has been mobilizing business and higher education to benefit the regional economy by leading the Northeast Ohio Talent Dividend, which focuses on college completion. NOCHE has elevated college success to the top of the regional agenda with a vision for increasing the number of degree holders in Northeast Ohio to 1,000,000 by 2014, up from 897,000 in 2009.
In 2012, the Ohio Board of Regents announced OhioMeansSuccess, a new statewide college and career information website created by NOCHE and WVIZ/WCPN ideastream. Packed with information about career pathways and occupations in high demand, OhioMeansSuccess has links and resources to help students and families prepare for, search for, and pay for college in Ohio. Watch a short video about OhioMeansSuccess and its key features or visit the website now.
Higher Ed Showcase
Northeast Ohio is a great place to work, play, live, learn, and thrive. The region is home to cultural gems, innovative companies, and a wealth of higher education opportunities. The Higher Ed Showcase highlights Northeast Ohio’s higher education community for prospective college students, parents and educators. In addition, this guide offers existing and potential businesses in Northeast Ohio a snapshot of the breadth of talent available in the region.
The Northeast Ohio Universities Collaboration and Innovation Study Commission—as created by the Ohio General Assembly as part of House Bill 699 in December 2006—was charged with exploring ways to leverage the individual strengths of the public universities through collaborative strategies and efforts that promote greater access and affordability for students and an overall improved quality of higher education in Northeast Ohio. NOCHE served as the fiscal agent and provided professional support for the Study Commission.
The Study Commission submitted its recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly in December 2007. Its key recommendations urge adoption of strategies to increase the number of college graduates in the region, and expansion of collaborations among the schools to strengthen the region’s research momentum and focus university programs on critical regional economic needs and opportunities.