Champaign County's educational delivery system and support organizations are important parts of our economic development tool kit and valuable partners for your business.

How we deliver for your business...

Our county school systems operate under the auspices of the Ohio Department and are near the top of the state's school rankings each year.  Course offerings, graduation rates and reputation among peers are exemplary.  The Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center (MCESC) is based in Urbana and supports local school districts and educators with programs and continuing education offerings with a staff of over 275.

Additionally, Ohio Hi-Point Career Technical Center in nearby Logan County serves area juniors/seniors students interested in specialized career training, as well as adults looking at a career change or job re-training.  Private schools serving local students include Johnny Appleseed Montessori in-county, as well as Springfield Catholic Central schools and Emmanuel Christian Academy in nearby Springfield.

The Champaign Technology and Employment Center (C-TEC) offerings employers such services as job postings, employee screening, testing and interviewing, as well as some cost sharing for job training.

Fast Facts

Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.

  • Established in 1805
  • 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
  • Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
  • Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
  • Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
  • Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
  • Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
  • Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
  • Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
  • Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
  • Home to Urbana University
  • Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park