(Cleveland) - The Ohio State University is increasing its efforts to recruit students from Cuyahoga County.

OSU will open an outreach office at Tower City with a ceremony to be held this (Tuesday) afternoo.

The Ohio State University Recruitment and Outreach Center is the first such office in Cleveland.

According to Vern Granger, OSU Assoc. vice president for Enrollment Services, the office will work in partnership with the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland to champion the culture of college-going in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

The office will also offer advice and counseling to students interested in Ohio State, and increase the overall college-going rate for the Greater Cleveland area.

A gift from Forest City Enterprises, Inc. will allow Ohio State to lease space for the office on the 17th floor of the Terminal Tower at no charge for three years.

There are more than 4,000 Ohio State students and more than 23,000 alumni in Cuyahoga County.

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