Belmont College

  • Belmont College is a learner-centered institution committed to meeting the academic, technical, career development and workforce needs of individuals, businesses, industries, and organizations. To serve its diverse student population and provide access to necessary skills in a rapidly changing workplace, the College employs a range of delivery systems including distance and community-based education, and strives to maintain low tuition rates and an abundance of financial aid sources. To provide an environment where quality lifelong learning can take place, the College depends on a constant and continually evolving interface with all community stakeholders.
School Highlights
  • Belmont College serves 1,042 students (62% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Belmont College is one of 2 community colleges within Belmont County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Belmont College is Ohio University-Eastern Campus (0.6 miles away).

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Belmont College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Belmont College(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty73 staff35 staff
Belmont College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Belmont College has declined by 35% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Belmont College diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 121% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,042 students734 students
Belmont College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:127:1
Belmont College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students644 students450 students
Belmont College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students398 students284 students
Belmont College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Belmont College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
1%
Belmont College Asian (2014-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
3%
Belmont College Hispanic (2011-2016)
% Black
2%
12%
Belmont College Black (2007-2016)
% White
93%
73%
Belmont College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Belmont College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
10%
Belmont College Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.44
Belmont College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
12%
31%
Belmont College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,800$31,400
Belmont College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,596 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,030 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,596$5,885
Belmont College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,030$11,160
Belmont College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%92%
Belmont College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,500$21,959
Belmont College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,053$7,090
Belmont College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Belmont College is a two-year college and a good place to gain a practical, technical education at the college level. The student body has grown from the original 54 enrollees to over 2,000 per year and graduates now number over 300 per year. The College began by offering three associate degree programs in business and now offers 45 courses of study in Business, Engineering, Industrial Skills, Health and Public Service, and Technical Studies Technologies. The College grants two-year associate degrees and certificates. Noncredit classes are also offered. Courses are offered in nearby communities and at industrial facilities. Classes are held in both day and evening sequences. The Main Campus Building, St. Clairsville accommodates programs and classes in the Business, Engineering, and Allied Health and Public Services Technologies. It also houses the Applied Technology and Innovation Center (ATIC), Horizon Hall, child care facilities, student services, Learning Resource Center, business office, computer laboratories, administrative services, cafeteria, student lounge area and a full-service bookstore. The Charles W. Kocher Student Success Center opened in 2004. This innovative addition to Belmont College provides the College community with a multitude of services in one location. Services provided are: testing; make-up testing; tutoring; drop-in math tutoring; Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) services; open computer lab with 28 new computers; class rooms and meeting rooms. Since 1978, the College has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; it has continued to meet a high standard of accreditation.

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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Herzing University Toledo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.