Healthcare Announcement

Healthcare Announcement

Investing in Home-grown Healthcare

An innovative partnership. A historic gift. Unprecedented access to quality education. 


Columbus State is proud to announce a historic philanthropic investment — $25 million from OhioHealth to support the college’s plan to double enrollment in the health sciences! We are grateful to OhioHealth for their trust in us and their belief in our incredible students.  

OhioHealth and Columbus State have a shared focus on health equity and expanded access to high-quality care. 

-David T. Harrison
President of Columbus State Community College

Long a topic of concern, the nation’s healthcare workforce shortage will be felt more acutely in Columbus’ rapidly expanding metro area, making collaborative and effective strategies to grow the talent pipeline more important than ever.  OhioHealth’s transformational gift will establish an endowment to support the expansion and maintenance of Columbus State’s health sciences programs in perpetuity.  To further support this plan, Columbus State will:

  • Direct $85 million in bond funding to construct a new 80,000-square-foot academic building – the OhioHealth Center for Health Sciences – and renovate Union Hall.
  • Work to raise an additional $12 million in philanthropic support to provide students with scholarships and emergency support and equip labs with specialized equipment for medical simulation.

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With generous support from donors like you and OhioHealth, we are empowering individuals, strengthening our community, and advancing the region — together.  

Thank you. 



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