Clark State Community College

Tel: (937)325-0691
4,981 students
Public institution
The purpose of Clark State Community College is to foster individual and community prosperity through access to the highest quality, learner-centered education.
School Highlights:
Clark State Community College serves 4,981 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Clark State Community College is the only community colleges within Clark County, OH.
The nearest community college is International College of Broadcasting (20.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 183 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
College Clark State Community 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 183 staff
61 staff
Clark State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,981 has grown by 39% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 68% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,981 students 1,296 students
Clark State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
21:1
Clark State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,823 students
814 students
Clark State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,158 students
1,040 students
Clark State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Clark State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Clark State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
1%
21%
Clark State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
17%
15%
Clark State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
74%
51%
Clark State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Clark State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Clark State Community College Non Resident (2012-2013)
Clark State Community 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. 0.42 0.68
Clark State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,279 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,111 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,279 $5,660
Clark State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,111 $10,250
Clark State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
89%
Clark State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Clark State Community College is a public, comprehensive, two-year higher education institution located in Springfield, Ohio. We offer both full-time and part-time employment on our beautiful Leffel Lane and Downtown campuses. Clark State Community College began in 1962 as the Springfield and Clark County Technical Education Program in an effort to meet the post-secondary, technical education needs of Springfield and the surrounding area. In 1966 the name was changed to Clark County Technical Institute (CCTI) and was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents as Ohio's first technical college. In 1972, ten years after its birth, CCTI had grown to 1,000 students and officially became Clark Technical College. New programs in agriculture, business, engineering technologies, health, public services and general studies were developed in response to the community's changing educational and economic needs. By 1985 Clark Technical College had developed one of the broadest general education programs of any technical college in the state. On July 1, 1988, the Ohio Board of Regents approved the change of Clark Technical College to Clark State Community College. As a result of this action, Clark State added the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees (university parallel programs) to the nearly 30 technical associate degrees and certificates it had offered for years. Clark State Community College offers over 50 career-oriented associate degrees and certificates in business, health, human services and engineering technologies, as well as pre-baccalaureate transfer degrees. Clark State Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,611 per year for in-state students and $10,960 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,558 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 Sanford-Brown College-Middleburg Heights. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.