Our History

Miami-Jacobs Career College began as the product of a merger between the Miami Commercial School (founded in 1860 by Edwin D. Babbitt) and the Jacobs Business College. The two schools pioneered business education in the city of Dayton, Ohio, and, under the leadership of A.D.Wilt (Miami Commercial School) and H.L. Jacobs (Jacobs Business College) merged in 1916 to form Miami-Jacobs.

In December 2003, Miami-Jacobs Career College was acquired by the company now known as Delta Career Education Corporation, a Delaware Corporation approved to do business in the State of Ohio. In 2005, Miami-Jacobs Career College opened its first additional location in Springboro, Ohio, and in 2007, the Troy, Ohio, location opened.

In 2012, Miami-Jacobs Career College and the Academy of Court Reporting merged with the McCann School of Business & Technology whose main campus is in Pottsville, PA. The Pottsville school became the main campus for all locations, but all Miami-Jacobs schools retained their name.

We proudly trace our roots back over 150 years. During the past century and a half, we have built several campuses around Ohio and helped more and more students gain the education they need to find productive lives in a new and exciting career. We're looking forward to continuing this tradition for the next 150 years!