Best Colleges in Dayton

Best known as the birthplace of aviation, Dayton will charm you with its fantastic balance of history, culture, recreation offerings, shopping, and dining destinations. Home to 10 colleges, trade, and vocational schools, your major options include everything from web graphic design to hospitality management and even web game programming.* Major industries including defense and aerospace, technology, and healthcare make Dayton a booming city with an unemployment and cost of living rate lower than the national average.* Named to Forbes list of Best Places for Business and Careers and in the nation’s top 200 cities for job growth, Dayton’s innovation-centric culture will inspire you pre and post graduation.*

Dayton has a robust collection of aviation attractions including the National Museum of the United States Air Force and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.* But it's not all about taking flight. Dayton has 6 major shopping malls, countless specialty shops, and delicious eateries, including the local-beloved South American cuisine at El Meson.* Additionally, Dayton offers recreational outlets to locals with 300 plus hiking trails, fun trips to the Discovery Zoo, breathtaking waterfalls at Five Rivers Metropark, or enjoying a sunny day on the Cassel Hills Golf Course.* And if you’re a sports enthusiast, Dayton gives you something to cheer about with the Dayton Dragons and the Cincinnati Reds, who hold the professional sports record for most consecutive sold-out games.* You can also get in the spirit of March Madness each year as Dayton plays host to the first round of the Division I, II and III NCAA Tournament.* Dayton is a vibrant city that will keep you busy outside the classroom year around.

*daytoncvb.com *forbes.com *Wikipedia, “Dayton”

Best Four Year Universities in Dayton

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Dayton

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public