About SOCHE

Formed in 1967, SOCHE is a regional consortium of 23 colleges and universities in southwest Ohio to promote educated, employed, and engaged citizens.

Mission

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 200,000 students in southwest Ohio.

SOCHE Data

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 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08
Students enrolled (FTE) 149,751 150,788 89,339 90,459 85,759 71,336 63,278 64,080 62,410
Students enrolled
(Unduplicated Headcount)
227,620 230,158 155,564 117,770 108,211 117,115 112,508 108,898 104,059
Out of state students* 4,948 5,137 1,755* 5,639 1,779 2,111 1,711 2,099 1,981
Undergraduate degrees awarded 20,375 21,712 10,718 10,976 9,908 6,271 6,791 6,760 6,418
Associate degrees awarded 5,872 5,313 4,567 5,102 3,437 3,649 3,273 3,307 3,055
Undergraduate STEMM degrees awarded 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 2,266 2,380 1,806 3,342 1,377 918 890 890 914
Graduate and professional degrees awarded 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 1,067 1,054 889 996 994 314 373 272 307
Certificates awarded 5,902 4,592 2,016 3,173 2,712 2,734 2,653 2,110 2,419
* Only 13 institutions reported this statistic.

2012 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.