Owens Community College

Tel: (567)661-7000
12,561 students
Public institution
At Owens, students learn with emerging technologies, innovative instruction, quality programs and community service. Our students discover that there are many pathways that lead to their success. As a learning president and a teacher of learning, we are dedicated to supporting students, from their readiness and success at Owens, to their advancement and transfer to universities or preparedness and placement in the global job market. Owens Community College experience, and we look forward to serving you so that we may collaborate with our educational, industry and community partners to raise and leverage resources for education and workforce training. Together, our shared sense of purpose is to improve lives and to enrich our communities, which we do through the success of our graduates and students.
School Highlights
Owens Community College serves 12,561 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Owens Community College is the only community colleges within Wood County, OH.
The nearest community college is Mercy College of Ohio (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 436 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
College Owens Community College Community College Avg.
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 436 staff
62 staff
Owens Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 12,561 has declined by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 30% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,561 students 1,371 students
Owens Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
Owens Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 4,247 students
779 students
Owens Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 8,314 students
1,083 students
Owens Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Owens Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Owens Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Owens Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Owens Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Owens Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Owens Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Owens Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Owens 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. 0.32 0.70
Owens Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,903 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,575 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,903 $5,664
Owens Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,575 $10,360
Owens Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
Owens Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Owens Community College began as a technical institute under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Department of Education. The first classes were offered in Toledo on September 13, 1965 with less than 200 students. Two years later, in 1967, the College was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents as a technical college. In 1983, Owens Community College opened its Findlay-area campus at Cory and Davis streets. In 1994, the College was chartered as a comprehensive state community college with a district encompassing Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties, and parts of Ottawa and Sandusky counties. Owens continues to offer an affordable, quality education to those who are seeking an associate degree, continuing education courses and professional development. Owens Community College allows you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and then transfer to any four-year college or university. To enhance this process, Owens has cultivated transfer agreements with over 20 area four-year colleges and universities. The Owens Community College Toledo-area campus covers more than 280 acres and is located near downtown Toledo. The new 60-acre Findlay-area campus is located at 3200 Bright Road on Findlay's northeast side. Between our two campuses in Toledo and Findlay, Owens serves over 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, yet our average class size is just 15 students. Owens Community College offers more than 150 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Transportation and Technology Pre-Nursing, Skilled Trades and Criminal Justice are among the fastest-growing programs at Owens Community College.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Mercy College of Ohio
    Private not-for-profit
    1,196 students | 5.00 Mi2221 Madison Avenue
    Toledo OH 43604
  • 286 students | 6.50 Mi1505 Holland Road
    Maumee OH 43537
  • Herzing University-Toledo
    Private for-profit
    193 students | 7.40 Mi5212 Hill Ave
    Toledo OH 43615
  • 708 students | 7.50 Mi1796 Indian Wood Circle
    Maumee OH 43537
  • 195 students | 7.90 Mi1656 Henthorne Blvd. - Suite B
    Maumee OH 43537
Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,907 per year for in-state students and $10,551 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,233 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 79%. 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 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Sanford-Brown College-Middleburg Heights. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.