Formed in 1967, SOCHE is a regional consortium of 23 colleges and universities in southwest Ohio to promote educated, employed, and engaged citizens.
SOCHE is the trusted and recognized regional leader for higher collaboration, working with colleges and universities to transform their communities and economies through the education, employment and engagement of nearly 150,000 students in southwest Ohio.
Create educational and leadership opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.
Enhance employment prospects for students and graduates.
Advance civic learning and engagement for administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Be a model of excellence in collaboration that finds innovative solutions to higher education challenges in the region.
Maintain mission assurance, organizational innovation, and higher education longevity.
SOCHE by the Numbers
We’ve collected statistics for enrollment and achievements of all SOCHE members over the past six academic years. Scroll over the table below to highlight a specific stat and see how it has evolved.
|SOCHE MEMBERS COMBINED STATS||2017-18||2016-17||2015-16||2014-15||2013-14||2012-13||2011-12||2010-11||2009-10||2008-09||2007-08|
|Students enrolled (FTE)||146,197||149,762||149,236||150,788||89,339||90,459||85,759||71,336||63,278||64,080||62,410|
|Out of state students*||3,670||4,047||4,948||5,137||1,755*||5,639||1,779||2,111||1,711||2,099||1,981|
|Undergraduate degrees awarded||22,672||22,693||20,375||21,712||10,718||10,976||9,908||6,271||6,791||6,760||6,418|
|Associate degrees awarded||6,239||6,346||5,872||5,313||4,567||5,102||3,437||3,649||3,273||3,307||3,055|
|Undergraduate STEMM degrees awarded||9,909||9,793||2,368||2,105||1,195||1,215||5,477||1,648||1,459||1,460||1,372|
|Undergraduate degrees awarded to Black and Hispanic students||3,184||3,063||2,266||2,380||1,806||3,342||1,377||918||890||890||914|
|Graduate and professional degrees awarded||10,996||10,913||9,604||9,169||5,184||5,182||5,764||3,413||2,874||2,918||2,958|
|Graduate and professional degrees awarded to Black and Hispanic students||1,266||1,201||1,067||1,054||889||996||994||314||373||272||307|
* Only 13 institutions reported this statistic. 20 institutions reported for 16-17 and 17-18 years.
Please note that the numbers for 17-18 year are not finalized and may change.
Economic Impact Study
This study employs data from SOCHE member institutions about enrollment, staffing, revenues, and expenditures, along with data from other research on non-local student and visitor spending, taxes, and employment by industry to assess the impacts on the regional economy.