Participating Colleges

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

Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is an innovative leader providing quality educational opportunities in high-demand fields to get you started in a new career, advance in your current career or start on a bachelor’s degree. With four campus locations in Coshocton, Knox, Newark and Pataskala, COTC is committed to meeting the needs of our more than 3,000 students with support from our highly skilled faculty, dedicated student support teams, and more than $1 million dollars available in scholarships. COTC offers over 50 degrees and certificates in healthcare, business, engineering and information technology, public services and safety, and arts and sciences. The college is committed to unlocking the full potential that lives within each student. Whatever your goal, we equip you with the knowledge and confidence to (re)define what’s possible.

COTC recognizes that college-level learning can happen outside of a college classroom. We value your life experience by turning it into college credit that can be applied toward a certificate or degree. If you have an industry-recognized credential, professional licensure, significant work experience, and/or complete an approved exam in a designated subject area, you may be eligible for college credit without taking a college course. Learn more about what your experience is worth, and save time and money to earn a certificate or degree. Visit

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.

North Central State Community College

North Central State College offers high quality, technical education to thousands of students each year, pursuing one of more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs in Health Sciences, Business, Public Service, and Engineering Technologies. To meet the changing needs of busy students, NC State is eager to help students earn credit towards their goals for their experience and learning in the workforce. In addition, NC State accommodates working student's busy schedules, offering numerous degrees and certificates completely online. Apprenticeships and modularized training programs can be customized to meet the needs of employers, and delivered onsite or at NC State. NC State is committed to providing each student with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to succeed in their chosen path. Financial aid, grants and scholarships are available for students who qualify.

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

The University of Toledo

The University of Toledo is one of just 27 public research universities in the country to offer such a comprehensive menu of academic options - 230+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs across the arts, business, education, engineering, law, medicine, natural sciences, nursing and pharmacy. At UToledo, it's all about the possibilities and opportunities. No limitations. Our determined students perform groundbreaking research and participate in hundreds of student organizations. They are scholars, inventors, athletes and musicians. Our world class faculty members are visionary educators and cutting-edge researchers who received more than $46.4 million in funding in 2019. Our inspiring UToledo students, faculty and 159,000+ alumni transform lives in the Toledo community and beyond.