Participating Colleges

FastPathOhio will soon be expanding to include additional colleges and universities. The following community colleges are currently engaged with FastPathOhio.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

At Cincinnati State, we provide affordable, high-quality education to students. We offer more than 100 associate degree programs and certificates in Business Technologies, Health and Public Safety, Engineering and Information Technologies, and Humanities and Sciences.

We know that higher education is about more than receiving a diploma or certificate to hang on the wall. It’s about stepping forward and preparing for your future, whether that means beginning a career, getting a promotion, or starting something new. As the premier career college, we help students achieve their professional and education goals by providing a nurturing learning environment.

Whether you’re attending college for the first time or finishing a degree you started long ago, our faculty and staff are here to help you Be Great.

Full information on our academic programs is available at

Edison State Community College

Edison State allows people to dream and provide the opportunities for those people to realize their dreams. While focusing on student success and completion, Edison State will remain an open-door institution that strives for both high academic standards and high rates of student retention and success. We instill trust and integrity and deliver an accessible, affordable, transferable education to promote economic development and diversity.

We keep your skills cutting-edge by responding to employer demand with new and relevant academic programs. Edison State now offers more than 100 associate degrees options, one-year, and career enhancement certificates in your choice of seven career pathways.

While our students are diverse in age, ethnicity, academic background and academic goals, they share the common goal of wanting educational and training programs that lead to rewarding careers and financial stability for themselves and their families.For over 40 years, our faculty and staff have been providing exactly that, effectively changing lives and realizing dreams.

Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College is an innovative leader serving the education, economic, community and cultural needs of Lorain County and the region. Lorain County Community College offers a progressive, diverse educational environment serving more than 12,000 associate degree students per year and offering more than 100 academic programs and majors. LCCC has emerged as an innovator in higher education through the success of its University Partnership — the first of its kind at an Ohio community college — where more than 3,000 students are able to pursue more than 50 bachelor’s and master’s degrees from 12 of Ohio’s leading universities on LCCC’s campus at about a third of the cost. Lorain County Community College is deeply committed to student success and is part of Completion-By-Design Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Northwest State Community College
Northwest State Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served northwest Ohio since 1969. Northwest State is committed to providing a quality, affordable education with personal attention and small class sizes. The College offers associate degrees with numerous transfer options, short-term certificate programs, and workforce training programs designed to meet the needs of local businesses and industries.
Owens Community College

Owens Community College has served Northwest Ohio since 1965 as an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education with an open-door admission policy. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Owens Community College Learning Center Downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has 54 programs that are accredited through their own discipline-specific accrediting bodies. For more information, visit