Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) was formed in 1967. SOCHE is a regional consortium of colleges, universities, and businesses advancing higher education through academic collaboration, corporate and community partnerships, and student success.
In January 1967, ten presidents of institutions in the Dayton/Miami Valley area met to discuss collaborative efforts in education and research. Those institutions involved became the founding members of the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium.In March 1967, the presidents received a federal grant of $50,000 to develop the Consortium.
In November 1967, the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium was officially incorporated by the State of Ohio.In 1984, the Board of Trustees officially changed the name from Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium to the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education. The motivation for this change was the intention to invite members to join the Consortium from a wider region.
SOCHE is a consortium of twenty-one colleges and universities to date.
Member colleges and universities
Antioch University Midwest
Central Michigan University
Central State University
Cincinnati State - Middletown Campus
Clark State Community College
Edison Community College
Miami-Jacobs Career College
Miami University Regionals
Sinclair Community College
Southern State Community College
Union Institute & University
United Theological Seminary
University of Dayton
Wright State University
Student Research Program provides research internships for approximately 90 undergraduate and graduate science and engineering students at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate and the Air Force Institute of Technology. With an $8.5 million award from the U.S. Air Force to the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education's (SOCHE) Student Research Program, area colleges and universities will continue to produce undergraduate and graduate student research internships.Degree Finder is a comprehensive listing of over 700 academic opportunities available at SOCHE member colleges and universities.