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In addition to high-quality public and parochial schools, Defiance County is served by two colleges and a technical career center. All take a progressive approach to workforce development, working with our office to create a powerful talent pipeline. 

Defiance College
Defiance College is an independent, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The campus includes eighteen buildings and access to the 200-acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary. Defiance College features programs in the divisions of: arts and humanities; business, education and social work; and natural science, applied science and mathematics.

Northwest State Community College
NSCC is located in Archbold, Ohio, and serves the six-county area. The community college offers a numerous 2-year degree and short-term certificate programs for transfer to a 4-year college or university, career changes and career advancement.

Four County Career Center
As its name implies, FCCC serves Defiance County and the three surrounding counties. It offers technical and career training for high school students, as well as a variety of training programs for adults.
Click here to learn about Job Placement Program.


Full List of Colleges/University 50 miles away from Defiance County, Ohio:  View Now 

Defiance College
Four County Career Center
Bowling Green University
University of Toledo
University of Findlay
Huntington University
Trine University
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