By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Lima Ohio -
A focus has turned towards Ohio colleges and universities after new reports show that only 25 percent of adults in the state hold a bachelor's degree, compared to the national average of 31 percent. To combat the problems, a 31 member Complete College Ohio Task Force has been created to find ways to help students plan for, pay for and complete their education.
Ohio State University at Lima recognizes the importance of a secondary education, and Dean Snyder says it starts early with the transition period for incoming freshmen. That's why his university offers programs to help students get settled in, as well as a guide to graduation.
Professors and administration at the university say they have noticed students are generally interested in their future, and say its up to them (professors and administration) to help guide students towards graduation.
The Complete College Ohio Task Force plans to continue its efforts, with the most recent meeting held Monday August 13th at Bowling Green State University.