Belmont College

Tel: (740)695-9500
1,283 students
Public institution
Belmont College is a learner-centered institution committed to meeting the academic, technical, career development and workforce needs of individuals, businesses, industries, and organizations. To serve its diverse student population and provide access to necessary skills in a rapidly changing workplace, the College employs a range of delivery systems including distance and community-based education, and strives to maintain low tuition rates and an abundance of financial aid sources. To provide an environment where quality lifelong learning can take place, the College depends on a constant and continually evolving interface with all community stakeholders.
School Highlights:
Belmont College serves 1,283 students (64.22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Belmont College is one of 2 community colleges within Belmont County, OH.
The nearest community college is Ohio University-Eastern Campus (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
College Belmont College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 75 staff
61 staff
Belmont College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,283 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,283 students 1,296 students
Belmont College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
Belmont College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 824 students
810 students
Belmont College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 459 students
1,036 students
Belmont College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Belmont College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
Belmont College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Belmont College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Belmont College More (2011-2013)
Belmont College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.06 0.53
Belmont College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,452 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,876 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,452 $5,694
Belmont College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,876 $10,252
Belmont College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
Belmont College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Belmont College is a two-year college and a good place to gain a practical, technical education at the college level. The student body has grown from the original 54 enrollees to over 2,000 per year and graduates now number over 300 per year. The College began by offering three associate degree programs in business and now offers 45 courses of study in Business, Engineering, Industrial Skills, Health and Public Service, and Technical Studies Technologies. The College grants two-year associate degrees and certificates. Noncredit classes are also offered. Courses are offered in nearby communities and at industrial facilities. Classes are held in both day and evening sequences. The Main Campus Building, St. Clairsville accommodates programs and classes in the Business, Engineering, and Allied Health and Public Services Technologies. It also houses the Applied Technology and Innovation Center (ATIC), Horizon Hall, child care facilities, student services, Learning Resource Center, business office, computer laboratories, administrative services, cafeteria, student lounge area and a full-service bookstore. The Charles W. Kocher Student Success Center opened in 2004. This innovative addition to Belmont College provides the College community with a multitude of services in one location. Services provided are: testing; make-up testing; tutoring; drop-in math tutoring; Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) services; open computer lab with 28 new computers; class rooms and meeting rooms. Since 1978, the College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; it has continued to meet a high standard of accreditation.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,552 per year for in-state students and $10,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,486 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Ohio is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.