Columbus State Community College

Tel: (614)287-5353
22,719 students
Public institution
School Highlights:
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Columbus State Community College serves 22,719 students (39.12% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
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Columbus State Community College is one of 11 community colleges within Franklin County, OH.
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The nearest community college is Miami-Jacobs Career College-Columbus (0.55 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 729 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Columbus State Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 729 staff
61 staff
Columbus State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 22,719 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 22,719 students 1,294 students
Columbus State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
21:1
Columbus State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 8,888 students
822 students
Columbus State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 13,831 students
1,025 students
Columbus State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Columbus State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Columbus State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
Columbus State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
20%
12%
Columbus State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
63%
57%
Columbus State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Columbus State Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Columbus State Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Columbus State Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Columbus 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. 0.39 0.53
Columbus State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,790 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,186 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,790 $5,694
Columbus State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,186 $10,252
Columbus State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Columbus State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of our community for 40 years. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of more than 23,000 students. Our small, friendly campus is conveniently located near downtown Columbus, on 80 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. In addition to the main campus, Columbus State operates nine Regional Learning Centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublin, Grove City, Bolton Field, Pickaway County, Marysville, Tolles, Reynoldsburg and Westerville. Columbus State offers two-year career programs in more than 50 areas of Business, Health, Public Service, Human Service, and Engineering/Manufacturing, as well as transfer programs for students who are interested in completing the first two years of a bachelor's degree, then transferring to a four-year university. We are the largest provider of Distance Learning classes in Ohio. Columbus State Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association.

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Did You Know?
Columbus 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Columbus is Ohio Institute of Health Careers. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.