Columbus, Ohio


CBUS | The Discovery City 

CBUS.  The Discovery City.  The Arch City.  Columbus is one of the hottest cities in the US today.  Forbes magazine named Columbus the most intelligent community in the country for two years in a row and the number one city for opportunity.  The Buckeye State’s capital—affordable, bustling, and young—has a big chunk of its population squarely under 40.

Thinkers | Tinkerers 

After New York and Los Angeles, Columbus is home to more fashion designers than any other U.S. metropolis.  Columbus also has more than its fair share of butchers, bakers, and aspiring candlestick makers.  If you’re looking for homegrown, Columbus has it.  It’s ideas city.  With innovators and thinkers, the city is home to a number of tinkerers doing lots of things.

Location Matters: 

Our campus is located in one of the strongest economies in the Midwest.  Columbus is not just another city.  With a population of 820,000 downtown and 2.1 million in the metro area, half of the US population lives within 500 miles of Columbus, making it ideal for starting businesses and nonprofits.



The City | The University

The place one studies is almost as important as the program.  There are a lot of good cities out there, but it’s tough to find one that offers as much as the city of Columbus.  College is more than classes or even the local campus.  Columbus has some of the best universities, research, top companies, and diversity in the nation, with arts and food scenes that are unbelievable and lots of great adventurers for you to discover on your journey.

Education | Generation

The Columbus region is home to more than 60 college and university campuses with a total enrollment of more than 136,000 students and more than 22,000 annual graduates.  A capable, educated, and highly productive workforce with a median age of 35.6 and an annual growth rate of 1.2 percent makes the Columbus region one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the Midwest.

Experience | Explore 

Eat | Local or Chain

Jobs.  Jobs.  Jobs.

Looking an internship at a great company?  Headquartered in Columbus are companies like Cardinal Health, Nationwide, JPMorgan Chase & Co., American Electric Power, L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, La Senza, Henri Bende), Huntington Bank, Alliance Data Retail Services, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Express Scripts, Wendy’s, and Big Lots, just to name a few.  Or how about a meaningful role in state government or broadening your chops on the music scene?  Columbus has it.

The Columbus region’s share of employment is higher than the national average in several industries, such as insurance, business services and financial services, office and administrative support, IT, apparel, retail, distribution, and manufacturing.  There are 315 corporate managing office here.

Cost of Doing Business
The Columbus Region is home to a competitive tax structure, and Ohio is ranked No. 14 for lowest effective tax rate for new corporate headquarters, and No. 10 for existing corporate headquarters.

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Businesses Headquartered in Columbus


CBUS | Metro Parks System

Columbus is also home to the Metro Parks system of 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 200 miles of trails and over 27,500 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties. For more information go to:


More to Explore

Check out even more places to explore in Columbus.

North Columbus

Includes Polaris, Worthington, Lewis Center, and Westerville. SEU Ohio Campus is located here. Click here for more information.

Easton Town Center

About 15 minutes from the SEU Ohio, Easton Town Center is an amazing indoor/outdoor retail experience near Gahanna/New Albany. Its a great place for work and play.

Downtown Columbus

The metro area features a host of headquarters, the Columbus Commons, and the Scioto Mile. Local areas include downtown, German Village 

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