Higher Education

Mercer County is within a one-hour driving distance to many colleges and universities. In the county seat of Mercer County, Celina, is Wright State University-Lake Campus. It is located on 173 scenic acres on the North Shore of Grand Lake St. Marys between the cities of Celina and St. Marys. The campus is easily accessible for residents of Mercer County and our neighboring counties as well. Wright State University-Lake Campus provides a variety of general education courses and certificate programs, as well as associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.


Ball State University
Ball State logo2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: 800-383-8540
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Ball State is a comprehensive university that offers 180 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs and more than 100 Master’s and Doctoral degrees. More than 90% of classes are taught by professors. Online programs ranked among the best in the nation.

Edison State College/Piqua
Edison Community College logo1973 Edison Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Phone: 937-778-8600
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Edison State provides a modern campus facility and leading-edge computer and Internet technology. The college offers more than 30 two-year Associate’s degrees designed to transfer to four-year colleges. In addition, certificates of concentration in key career fields are offered.

Ohio Northern University
Ohio Northern University Logo525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Phone: 419-772-2000
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Ohio Northern is a scenic, modern campus on 300 acres, founded in 1871. ONU is one of the few universities to offer a distinctive blend of nationally ranked liberal arts and professional programs in its five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law.

 Sinclair Community College
Sinclair Community College logo444 W. 3rd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 937-512-3648
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In 1948, the YMCA College became Sinclair College and is one of the largest community colleges in America. Sinclair offers 17 Associate degree programs and 12 Certificate programs.

University of Findlay
University of Findlay logo1000 North Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 800-472-9502 or 419-422-8313
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The University of Findlay was founded in 1882. It has more than 70 acres at the main campus on north Main Street, which includes academic, administrative and athletic buildings, eight residence halls and 19 townhouse units.

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Wright State University logo3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
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Bluffton University
Bluffton Logo1 University Drive
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
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Bluffton University was founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Bluffton offers academic study in 36 majors and more than 20 minors.

James A Rhodes State College
Rhodes State College logo4240 Campus Drive
Lima, Ohio 45804
Phone: 419-995-8320
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A public, 2-year, state-assisted institution of higher learning which is chartered to provide degree granting career education programs, no-credit workforce development and consulting for businesses and industry.

Ohio State University Branch/Lima
Ohio State University Lima logo4240 Campus Drive
Lima, Ohio 45805
Phone: 419-995-8600
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OSU Lima is a public university/liberal arts college founded in 1960. Its 565 acre campus is located just outside of Lima, 80 miles South of Toledo.

University of Dayton
University of Dayton logo300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
Phone: 937-229-1000
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The University of Dayton is recognized as a top-tier national university and one of the 10 best Catholic Universities in the nation. UD delivers more than 70 high-quality undergraduate programs and offers numerous master’s degrees and doctoral programs.

University of North Western Ohio
University of Northwestern Ohio logo1441 North Cable Road
Lima, Ohio 45805
Phone: 419-998-3120
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College of business, technologies and college of distance learning.

Wright State University-Lake Campus/Celina
Wright State University - Lake Campus logo7600 Lake Campus Drive
Celina, Ohio 45822
Phone: 419-586-0300
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