OWU's new, landmark partnership with Columbus State provides incredible scholarship opportunities, direct 2+2 pathways to bachelor's degrees, a fast-track program to a teaching certification, and a seamless transfer experience.

Tuition Match

OWU's new Columbus State Tuition Match Guarantee is one of America's most innovative and generous pathways from a community college to a national liberal arts university!

Up to 25 high-performing Columbus State Community College graduates a year will be awarded the Tuition Match Guarantee, so the cost of their tuition at OWU will be the same as the current full-time tuition rate at Columbus State. For 2023-24, that rate for domestic students is $5,338 per year - that's about one-tenth of OWU's current tuition rate of $53,264. The Tuition Match rate for international students is $12,952.80.

Students receiving the Tuition Match Guarantee will receive the special tuition rate for up to four semesters.

To be eligible for Tuition Match, students must graduate from Columbus State with an associate of arts (AA) or associate of science (AS) degree and a grade point average of at least 3.5.

For Fall 2024, OWU will select the first 25 eligile Columbus State graduates to receive this special tuition discount. Those applying after the first 25 will be placed on a waiting list.

Click here to apply and note that you will be a Columbus State graduate.

Bachelor's Degree Pathways

You can transfer to Ohio Wesleyan anytime to pursue any major, and your general education credits will transfer with you. What's more, OWU and CSCC have created guaranteed pathways for 20 majors - and more are being added all the time.

These pathways serve as your roadmap to a Columbus State associate degree and an OWU bachelor's degree in your field. 

Click on any of the majors below to see the approved plan for two years of classes at Columbus State and two years at Ohio Wesleyan - leading to an associate degree and a bachelor's degree.

Learn how your prior college, AP, and IB credit will help you achieve your educational goals at OWU.

Apply now!

Teach Now

The Teach Now program is OWU's accelerated teacher licensure pathway that allows highly motivated students to complete a two-year associate degree while still in high school by taking College Credit Plus/Dual Enrollment classes completed through Columbus State. They could then finish their bachelor's degree and Ohio teaching license - through OWU's accredited education program - and Ohio teaching license - in as little as two more years. 

This innovative program addresses Central Ohio's teacher shortage by providing high school students with an affordable, high-quality pathway to becoming a licensed K-12 teacher. Essentially, it cuts in half the cost and time needed to obtain a teaching license.

Read more about the Teach Now program, which begins in the fall of 2024, and see the schedule of required classes.

Department Contact Info

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Jamal David
Offices of Admission & Financial Aid
Slocum Hall 104
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3049
P T:740-200-4579
E owuadmit@owu.edu