Guernsey County's educational system is an active participant in efforts to bring jobs to the community. It supports employers and employees every step of the way. This support includes pre-employment training programs, on-the-job development programs and college-level programs.

Public Education

Cambridge City Schools:
3 elementary schools, 1 junior high, 1 high school
2,771 total enrollment
215 teachers and administrators

East Guernsey Local Schools:
3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school
1,226 total enrollment
90 teachers and administrators

Rolling Hills Local Schools:
3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school
2,185 total enrollment
165 teachers and administrators

Private Education

St. Benedict School:
1 elementary K-8

The Willett-Pratt Training Center, an extension of Zane State College, lies in the center of the D.O. Hall Business Center and offers customized employee training to local industry.  The Center became part of the expanded full college campus in 2012.


Zane State College Training Center

  • Opened fall 2001
  • 38,000 square-foot training center dedicated to regional business and industry training needs
  • Operated by Zane State College
  • Located at the D.O. Hall Business Center, Guernsey County's newest business park
  • Tailored training programs

Guernsey-Noble Career Center

  • Branch of Mid-East Career and Technical Center
  • Full-time trade and industrial training courses for junior and senior high school students
  • Adult education, industrial training, customized business training

Colleges and Universities

Muskingum University:
Private, Presbyterian college 9 miles west of Cambridge
Offers four-year liberal arts and science programs with 37 majors.

Zane State College:
Located in Zanesville, offering 2-year associate degrees and 1-year certificates in various fields.

Ohio University:
Three branches located in Cambridge, Zanesville, and Belmont offering 100+ major areas of study available for associate and bachelor's degrees.

Kent State University:
Branch located in New Philadelphia offering associate degree programs in a variety of fields as well as first 2 years of 4-year degree programs.