Formed in 1967, SOCHE is a regional consortium of 22 colleges and universities in southwest Ohio to promote educated, employed, and engaged citizens.
SOCHE is the regional leader for higher collaboration, engaging with colleges, universities, and industry to transform the economy through increased education, employment and engagement.
Grow educational and leadership opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.
Build the region's workforce by enhancing employment prospects for students and graduates.
Model collaboration excellence to find innovative solutions to advance higher education.
Establish SOCHE as thebackbone organization of distinction in higher education.
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.