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Ohio launches website to ease college planning

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By JULIE CARR SMYTH
AP Statehouse Correspondent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio higher education officials have launched a website to help prospective college students and returning workers find the ideal institutions and careers for them.

The recently unveiled site is OhioMeansSuccess.org. It's sponsored by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Visitors can compare colleges in their interest areas, look for financial aid and learn how different institutions will treat their on-the-job training, military experience or early college credit.

Students as young as eighth grade receive pointers for preparing for their chosen college and career path.

Chancellor Jim Petro says the site is another tool for boosting college completion rates in the state. Only 26% of Ohioans have a bachelor's degree, below the national average of 31%.