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Dione D. Somerville Video

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to Owens Community College! Our commitment to student success, economic development and the communities we serve makes Owens stand out — just one of many reasons to Choose Owens. Serving the entirety of Hancock, Lucas and Wood Counties as well as parts of Ottawa and Sandusky Counties, Owens students include recent high school graduates, as well as those already in the workforce.

Though each member of our student body enrolls on their own terms, many pick our school for its affordability, flexibility and transferability. Owens is an institution that creates opportunity. Our students graduate career-ready to contribute immediately to the economy or prepared to continue their educational goals at a transfer institution. The low cost of an Owens education makes us a financially viable option for students and their families, no matter where they are in their personal and professional journeys. With flexible options, the breadth of programs and offerings provide students with a variety of fields in which to begin and continue their careers.

Wherever you’re hoping your academic and career journey leads, reach out to Owens Community College. We’re here to answer questions, meet your needs, and help you create the future you envision for yourself, your family, your business and your community. The dedicated faculty and staff at Owens will exceed your expectations as we work together to achieve our strategic vision: As the premier two-year college in northwest Ohio, Owens Community College will be the first choice for students seeking career credentials and university transfer, and will be recognized as an indispensable partner for businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations.

Thank you for choosing Owens Community College.

Dione D. Somerville, Ed.D.

Dione D. Somerville, Ed.D.
President