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Whether you are a young professional, starting a family, or retiring; interested in higher education at a university or career school; Fairborn is a city and a community with opportunity.

Public Schools

Education is central to our community’s success and from preschool to post-graduate degrees, Fairborn has local and regional education opportunities to match an array of skill driven industries.

Fairborn public schools has received the Ohio Auditor of State Award for Exemplary Financial Reporting for the past three years: 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016 Fairborn public schools received the Momentum Award from the Ohio Department of Education. This award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card.

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    Fairborn Public Schools Graduation Rate 88.7%

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    Fairborn City Schools Enrollment (2014-2015 Academic Year) 4,269

Fairborn's education pie chart comparing different degrees

local education attainment comparison bar graph

Higher Education

Fairborn is strategically located in a large regional network of higher education institutions, turning out a highly skilled and qualified workforce.

Special programming and placement coursework is also on the forefront at Fairborn public schools, to help students continue their education.

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    Project Lead the Way focuses on Pathways to Engineering and Biomedical Sciences offered at the high school and middle school levels.

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    Advanced Placement coursework is offered at Fairborn High School for the National Math Science Initiative (NMSI)


Wright State University located in the City of Fairborn has an annual enrollment number of more than 12,000 students.

Wright State University degree graduates bar graph

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) located on Wright Patterson Air Force Base has an annual enrollment of more than 850 students. AFIT only awards graduate degrees.

AFIT degree graduates bar graph between masters and doctorate

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