Columbus State Community College

Tel: (614)287-5353
26,712 students
Public institution
The mission of Columbus State Community College is to provide quality educational programs that meet the life-long learning needs of its community. Through its dynamic curriculum and commitment to diverse learners, the college will serve as a catalyst for creating and fostering linkages among the community, business and educational institutions. The college will proactively respond to the changing needs of our community and its role in the global economy through the use of instructional and emerging technologies.
School Highlights:
Columbus State Community College serves 26,712 students (38% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Columbus State Community College is one of 11 community colleges within Franklin County, OH.
The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Columbus (5.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Columbus 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 26,712 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
26,712 students
1,283 students
Columbus State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
10,023 students
832 students
Columbus State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 16,689 students
1,020 students
Columbus State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Columbus State Community College sch enrollment Columbus State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Columbus State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Columbus State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Columbus State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Columbus State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Columbus State Community College More (2010-2011)
Columbus State Community College sch ethnicity Columbus 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. 0.39 0.45
Columbus State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,400 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,800 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,400 $5,940
Columbus State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,800 $10,075
Columbus State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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. The campus currently consists of 26 buildings, including the newest facility, the Center for Technology and Learning, at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Mt Vernon Avenue. In addition to the main campus, Columbus State operates eight Off-Campus Centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville, Groveport, Marysville, Grandview, Grove City, and in Southwest Columbus at Bolton Field. The Delaware Center will open in Fall 2004. Columbus State offers two-year career programs in more than 50 areas of business, health, public service, human service, and engineering technologies, 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. Our Community Education and Workforce Development division offers continuing education classes, licensure courses and personal enrichment courses. Online courses fall under Distance Learning, and programs for high school students fall under K-12 Initiatives. Columbus State Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Columbus Kaplan College-Columbus
    Private for-profit
    2745 Winchester Pike
    Columbus , OH , 43232
    5.1  Mi  |  243  students
  • Columbus Bradford School (Columbus)
    Private for-profit
    2469 Stelzer Road
    Columbus , OH , 43219
    5.6  Mi  |  549  students
  • Lancaster Daymar College-Lancaster
    Private for-profit
    1579 Victor Rd.
    Lancaster , OH , 43130
    23.3  Mi  |  57  students
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