Interesting Facts

The first woman judge elected in the county was Mrs. Helen Clarke in 1929.

Multiple public and private educational institutions are located close to The Point. Nearby universities, community colleges, career and technical training centers, and three vocational academies have partnered with local businesses to offer customized training, one-year certificate programs, associate and bachelor's degrees, graduate level education and employee recruitment opportunities.

Ohio University holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its students. Distinguished by its rich history, diverse campus, international community, and beautiful Appalachian setting, Ohio University is known as well for its outstanding faculty of accomplished teachers whose
research and creative activity advance knowledge across many disciplines.

Marshall University is a multi-campus public university providing innovative undergraduate and graduate education that contributes to the development of society and the individual. The University actively facilitates learning through the preservation, discovery, synthesis, and dissemination of knowledge.

Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas. It's a place where professors know you by name, and where you can make a name for yourself.

Mountwest Community & Technical College is the right choice for students at any stage of their life. Mountwest offers many opportunities to discover the educational pathway that is right for you. You can start here and transfer anywhere to take your education to the next degree. At Mountwest, students will find their own way to combine personal interests with education to help them make the most out of their future.

The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College (URG/RGCC) is a unique partnership between a public community college and a four-year comprehensive university. Deeply rooted in Appalachian history, both institutions are committed to encouraging life-long learning, personal and professional growth, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and effective written and oral communication skills to students from the southeastern Ohio area, the state, the nation and the world.

Ashland Community and Technical College, a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is a public, two-year degree granting institution serving Northeast Kentucky with a tradition of accessible, affordable, and quality education including general education that supports a variety of excellent associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs and prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate programs. The College has a strong commitment to meet the academic, workforce training, and lifelong learning needs of its community. Teach with excellence. Serve with passion. Learn for life.

Huntington Junior College is a comprehensive, open-admission private institution located in Huntington, West Virginia serving students globally. Committed to ensuring student learning, validating student outcomes, and promoting academic excellence through a qualified and dedicated faculty, staff, and administration, we welcome you to contact us with any questions or concerns.