Monroe County Educational Opportunities

Vocational & Technical Schools
Swiss Hills Career Center, secondary education, 8 miles east of Woodsfield
Belmont Technical College, post secondary education, 40 miles north of Woodsfield in St. Clairsville
Washington State Community College, post secondary education, 45 miles south of Woodsfield in Marietta
West Virginia Northern Community College, post secondary education, 25 miles east of Woodsfield in New Martinsville, WV
Colleges & Universities
Ohio University St. Clairsville, OH 40 miles Undergrad
Marietta College Marietta, OH 45 miles Undergrad/Limited grad
Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, WV 50 miles Undergrad & Grad
West Liberty West Liberty, WV 60 miles Undergrad & Grad
Bethany Bethany, WV 65 miles Undergrad & Grad
Ohio University Athens, OH 90 miles Undergrad & Grad
K-12 Education:        
The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District covers Monroe County and parts of Noble and Belmont Counties. Covering 546 square miles, the district is the largest in the State of Ohio. The district schools include three high schools, a career center and six elementary buildings. A school bond levy was passed in 2009 giving the district the pride of building six new schools and a renovated seventh school for its students.
Switzerland of Ohio Public Schools: 10  
Non-Public School: 1
Students (Aver. daily membership)  = 2,717         Enrollment: 89
Teachers (Full-time equiv.) = 196
Student-Teacher Ratio= 13.9
Graduation rate: 93.1
Pre-employment Screenings
Available through the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services with area offices in St. Clairsville and Marietta.
Quality Certification
Companies that need assistance meeting ISO or QS certification can work with the Eastern Ohio Quality Forum headquartered at Ohio University Eastern in St. Clairsville. The quality forum works with firms in the upper Ohio Valley to develop certified quality procedures for smaller manufacturers.