Findlay, Ohio, is a beautiful city about 40 miles south of Toledo in northwest Ohio. The private University of Findlay is well-known regionally for its outstanding programs in pre-veterinary medicine, education, business, and health care. It offers programs ranging from bachelor degrees to Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Pharmacy. Students from its pre-veterinary medicine program are accepted into veterinary school at almost twice the national average, because the facility also has a barn where students receive hands-on training. The school's Nuclear Medicine Institute is one of the largest in the nation. The horse shows held at this campus are known throughout the world. Findlay is also the home to Owens Community College, where students can earn associate's degrees or certificates in more than 130 different program areas, as well as complete their first two years of college. Brown Mackie College offers students outstanding opportunities in health care, business, legal studies, and veterinary technology.
This city of about 41,500 people is the home to Cooper Tire and Rubber, which employs about 2,000 people. As the company's headquarters, the company also oversees three other manufacturing plants in the United States, two in Europe, two in China, and one in Mexico. Whirlpool Corporation also employs about 2,000 people at the 1 million-square-foot facility. Marathon Petroleum Company is also headquartered in Findlay, refining, marketing and transporting petroleum products. The company oversees seven refineries and is the fourth-largest refiner in the United States.