SOCHE is a 501(c)3 non-profit that services as the organizing body for 22 colleges and universities from 12 counties in southwestern Ohio. Member institutions reflect the diversity and density of higher education in the region, serving over 155,000 students; having an annual economic impact of $3.3 billion; and providing jobs for more than 36,000 Ohioans.

SOCHE is driven by its 3E vision that citizens are educated, employed, and engaged.

…bringing together faculty, staff, students, and administrators to share best practices, explore emerging issues, and identify trends in higher education to enhance student success.

…providing regional voice on broader state and national issues impacting higher education, workforce development and civic engagement.

…improving the local educational environment and experience.

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