The Columbus Region’s workforce is highly educated, diverse and young, with one of the nation’s highest concentrations of millennials.
Columbus Region residents have access to one of the nation’s highest concentrations of educational institutions, while innovative companies and a high quality of life attract bright young minds from around the world. The result is a uniquely young and educated talent pool.
|Metro Area||Median Age|
The Columbus Region is home to the 8th highest concentration of millennials among major U.S. metros.
|Rank||Metro||Percent of Population|
|2||Salt Lake City||16.3%|
With nearly 60 colleges and universities, the Region boasts one of the highest concentrations of college students in the U.S., totaling more than 136,000 students.
|AGRICULTURE / SUSTAINABILITY||CREATIVE / DESIGN||EDUCATION||HEALTH / MEDICAL||HOSPITALITY / SERVICES||INDUSTRIAL||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY||LAW / SAFETY||MANAGEMENT / BUSINESS|
|Adult and Community Education (Columbus City Schools)||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A|
|American Institute of Alternative Medicine||A||A|
|American School of Technology||A||A||A||A|
|Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC)||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A|
|Chamberlain College of Nursing||A|
|Delaware Area Career Center||HS||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A||HS|
|Dental Assistant Pro||A|
|DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management||A||A||A||A|
|Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools||HS||HS||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A|
|ITT Technical Institute||A||A||A||A||A|
|Knox County Career Center||HS||HS||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A||HS||A||HS, A|
|Miami-Jacobs Career College||A||A||A||A|
|My Computer Career / TechSkills||A||A|
|Ohio Business College||A||A||A||A|
|Ohio Center for Broadcasting||A|
|Ohio Hi-Point Career Center||HS||HS||HS, A||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS, A||A||HS, A|
|Ohio State College of Barber Styling||A|
|Paul Mitchell The Schools Columbus||A|
|Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center||HS||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A|
|Regency Beauty Institute||A|
|Tolles Career and Technical Center||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A|
|Tri-Rivers Career Center||HS||HS||HS, A||HS||HS, A||HS, A||HS, A|
Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States, the Columbus Region continues to grow and is now the fastest growing major metro in the Midwest. The Region’s population is 2.1 million with 1 million potential workforce contributors. And it’s growing:
|Metro Area||Population Change|
Central Ohio is expected to grow by more than 500,000 people by 2050. To develop objective analytics that can assist in evaluating and preparing for the impacts of the future growth and development, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus retained the services of Calthorpe Associates, one of the nation’s most experienced planning firms. The result is insight2050, a collaborative initiative to help communities proactively plan for development and population growth over the next 30 years.
Drivers of that growth include affordability and job growth:
|Metro Area||Job Growth|