Success Stories

WHO ARE THE 65%?

The Central Ohio Compact’s goal is a big one: 65% postsecondary degree or credential attainment for the region by 2025. Behind the numbers are people pursuing their passions, improving their lives, contributing to their communities. Some of them have already achieved their goal. Others are on their way. Here are their stories.

Stephen's Story

After getting laid off in 2012, Stephen Huggins found himself in a competitive job market without a college degree. So he entered college as an adult.
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Mary's Story

Mary Garrett spent most of her life in accounting as a means to provide for her family. At 57, she decided it was time to do something for herself. So she went to college.
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Lance's Story

Lance Smith, a 20-year-old from Centerburg, is one of the first students coming through a program called Future Scientists of Ohio.
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