Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition Education Resources

Individuals with a criminal record often have a difficult time finding a job, which is why going back to school for more education or training is a good option. In the long run, additional education can pay off (as this chart from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows) - on average, someone with a high school diploma earns almost $200 more per week than someone without one. Likewise, a worker with a four-year college degree earns almost $400 more per week than someone with just a high school diploma.

The more education you have, the better chance you will have of landing a good job and staying employed for the long haul. The University System of Ohio is Ohio's high-quality, flexible network of public higher education institutions that offers a wide range of affordable educational options, from GEDs to Ph.D.s. The System consists of the state's 14 public universities, 24 university branch campuses, 23 community colleges, and over 120 adult education program sites.

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