At Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College, our goal is simple: to provide the highest quality education possible to motivated individuals seeking an exciting, fulfilling career in the healthcare industry. One of the things that truly sets us apart is the way we go about achieving that mission each and every day. We are fast—empowering our students to graduate and get out in the field quickly. We are focused—delivering only the most relevant courses and skills to our students. We are friendly—welcoming students into a caring, supportive learning community.
At Ross, we offer programs in some of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry, including Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technology, and Business Management. Each of these respected programs delivers well-rounded courses, personalized and supportive instruction, and an abundance of hands-on learning opportunities through our externship and clinical experiences.
With 40 campus locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Iowa, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, the exceptional learning experience Ross has offered for more than 50 years is now accessible and convenient. Additionally, you’ll enjoy flexible courses and scheduling options that will allow you to earn your certificate or diploma without sacrificing your personal or professional responsibilities.
The caring, supportive nature of our educational community has set us apart throughout our history at Ross. Whether it’s faculty, staff, or your fellow students, when you join us at Ross, you’ll become a valued member of a tight-knit community of teachers and students.
Initial Ross Education activities began in 1969 when J.M. Ross opened a school in Flint, Michigan, under the name Learning Foundations. That school provided “after school” academic instruction to kindergarten through 12th grade students. Six additional schools were opened from 1969 through 1971 by Mr. Ross.
In 1971, the name of the company was changed to Ross Learning, Inc., and the focus of the company shifted to providing prevocational and vocational training services to adults. Ross Learning was purchased by Howard J. Hulsman in 1973 and the organization began evolving into career training centers. In 1976, Ross opened the more comprehensive instructional services of the Ross Medical Education Centers. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ross Learning, Inc. opened many schools across the Midwestern and Southern United States, all of which operated as Ross Medical Education Center, Ross Business Institute, or Ross Technical Institute.
In 2004, Mr. Hulsman sold Ross Learning, Inc., to three officers of the corporation: Christine Ossenmacher, Paul Mitchell, and Richard Lockman. In 2005, Paul Mitchell, Huron Capital Partners, LLC, and minority investors formed Ross Education, LLC and purchased the assets of Ross Learning, Inc. On May 1, 2008 an acquisition was made to purchase the Institute of Medical and Dental Technology located in Cincinnati, Ohio. On June 1, 2012 the name was officially changed to Ross Medical Education Center. Between 2008 and 2010, Ross Education, LLC. moved all of its schools into larger, brighter facilities, roughly three times their previous size. In 2011, the Ross Medical Education Center in Sylvania, Ohio changed its name to Ross College. Ross College Online was created to offer Associate Degree programs.
In early 2017, Ross acquired three former Brown Mackie College campuses located in Hopkinsville, KY, North Canton, OH, and Quad Cities, IA (Bettendorf). On February 1, 2017, the names of all three were officially changed to Ross College. The addition of these campuses also brought with them a few new programs. These programs included Nursing, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Veterinary Technology, and Business Management.
Today, Ross provides Medical Assistant training in communities throughout Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. At several of our campus locations, the Dental Assistant and Veterinary Assistant programs are also offered. All Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College are owned and governed by Ross Education Holdings, Inc. which is located at 22800 Hall Road, Suite 800, Clinton Township, MI 48036.
Ross Medical Education Center/Ross College underwent a change in its corporate structure effective February 1, 2021 whereby its corporate parent entity, Ross Education Holding, LLC, converted to a Michigan nonstock nonprofit corporation pursuant to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act becoming Ross Education Holding, Inc. Ross Education Holding, Inc. is classified as a public charity under the IRC Section 501(c)(3). The United States Department of Education has not yet made a determination whether this conversion will result in Ross Medical Education Center/Ross College being deemed a nonprofit institution for the purpose of its participation in the Title IV federal student aid programs.