Columbus, Ohio scored a top ten ranking in CNN Money's 'Best Places to Live' list. The distinction credits Columbus' diversified economy, low unemployment, public safety, and affordable living--all of which are crucial to students living and preparing for careers in Columbus. Columbus, Ohio has been engaged in a downtown revitalization effort since the 1970s, restoring historic buildings and developing commercial opportunities. Major industries in Columbus include government, education, insurance, technology, and retail apparel.
Columbus' higher education scene is dominated by two state-supported colleges and universities. The Ohio State University is the largest college campus in the U.S. and among the top 20 public research universities in the country. Columbus State Community College offers a career-specific education. Columbus' private colleges and universities include the Columbus College of Art and Design, several faith-based colleges, and professional health care institutions such as the Ohio Institute of Health Careers.