Southern State Community College

Tel: (937)393-3431
2,816 students
Public institution
The mission of Southern State Community College is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality education to the residents of its service area.
School Highlights:
Southern State Community College serves 2,816 students (46% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and American), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Southern State Community College is the only community colleges within Highland County, OH.
The nearest community college is Chatfield College (15 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southern State 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

Student Body

The student population of 2,816 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,816 students
1,303 students
Southern State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,286 students
834 students
Southern State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,530 students
1,040 students
Southern State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southern State Community College sch enrollment Southern State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Southern State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Southern State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
11%
Southern State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
94%
66%
Southern State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Southern State Community College More (2009-2012)
Southern State Community College sch ethnicity Southern State Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.12 0.44
Southern State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,032 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,562 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,032 $5,890
Southern State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,562 $10,050
Southern State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Southern State Community College is a state-assisted college that offers two-year degree programs for baccalaureate transfer and for technical and occupational preparation. It is the only such college serving a rural population though four separate campuses, as well as through outreach centers and efforts in the county where a permanent campus is not located. Located in beautiful southern Ohio, Southern State is a two-year community college that serves the diverse needs of its constituents. Established in 1975 as Southern State General and Technical College the primary academic focus was technical degrees. After changing to Southern State Community College in 1977 the curriculum expanded to meet the demands of students seeking specific career training as well as the needs of those students wishing to transfer after their first two-years of education. In addition to offering Associate degrees in both technical as well as transfer programs, the College offers a wide array of adult basic literacy courses and workforce training programs. Priding itself on offering affordable, accessible, and high quality education, Southern State continues to reach more and more people throughout southern Ohio and beyond. With four convenient locations throughout Adams, Brown, Clinton, Highland, and Fayette counties in Ohio, the College has become a pillar of quality in the community. The College has 27 Associate Degree programs and 5 Certificate Programs to serve the diverse goals of their students. Southern State is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,823 per year for in-state students and $10,349 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,880 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 73%. 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 0.34, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Herzing University-Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.