Higher Education

Located only twenty minutes from Columbus, Violet Township is centrally located for anyone seeking to earn an advanced degree or certificate.


ohio university pickeringtonWithin Violet Township is an incredible asset - Ohio University Pickerington Center. It is an integral part of the Ohio University. Here, students can begin their college career and earn credits – all without leaving Violet Township. This allows local high school graduates to begin their college career while still living at home. It also allows professionals to complete their degree in a way that is convenient, while being able to maintain their employment. We realize that attending a traditional four-year college and living on campus is not for everyone. Fortunately, with the Ohio University Pickerington Center located in the township, it doesn’t have to be. This educational asset is just one more reason that families love living here. To explore the degree programs offered at the Ohio University Pickerington Center, click here.

Nearby Universities

For those interested in attending a different university, Violet Township offers quick access to Ohio University Lancaster (OUL) campus.  It is only 29 minutes away by car, making it easy to commute to and from campus. OU is a strong partner in our community and provides a lot of workforce development opportunities to our residents.

Many residents also commute to Ohio State University since it is approximately 20-30 minutes from Violet Township.

Additionally, Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, Ohio is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes southeast of Violet Township.

Other nearby universities and technical schools include: