The Southwestern Ohio Council for Hihger Education (SOCHE) is an organizing body of 21 colleges and universities and one non-profit research foundation in southwestern Ohio.

For 50 years, SOCHE and its member institutions have contributed to southwestern Ohio by increasing the education and training in the 20-county region and preparing individuals for careers.

SOCHE is the trusted and recognized regional leader for higher collaboration, working with colleges and universities to transform their communities and economies through the education, employment and engagement of nearly 200,000 students in Southwest Ohio.

SOCHE and its member institutions most directly impact the local economy in three ways: through spending on operatins, student spending, and captial expenditures.  You can learn more about their 2017 economic impact study from their website, or find it on the left panel of this page.

SOCHE 2017 Economic Impact Study