• With campuses located in Newark, Coshocton and Mount Vernon, Central Ohio Technical College offer Ohio residents access to quality programming, market-driven technology and the first step on a pathway of lifelong learning. Partnerships with other institutions make it possible for COTC graduates to transition on toward a bachelor�s degree.

School Highlights

Central Ohio Technical College serves 3,029 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,029 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,296
  • Out-state tuition: $7,056
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Central Ohio Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 217 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
Central Ohio Technical College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
217 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Ohio Technical College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Central Ohio Technical College diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,029 students
1,173 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
598 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,431 students
768 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
206 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
598 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,431 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
75%
72%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
7%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.43
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.42%
1.07%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Central Ohio Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,500
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Central Ohio Technical College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,296 is less than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,056 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,296
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,056
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Central Ohio Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Central Ohio Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,633
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Central Ohio Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,415
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Central Ohio Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Central Ohio Technical College offers state-of-the-art associate degree and certificate programs in rapidly growing career fields including business, computers, engineering, health care and public service. Recently named Ohio's fastest growing college, record breaking enrollment growth and new programming are attracting students to the education and training necessary to be successful in the job market of today and tomorrow. Preparing students to enter today's technology-driven workforce, Central Ohio Technical College offers state-of-the-art associate degree and certificate programs in rapidly growing career fields including business, computers, engineering, health care and public service. Recently named Ohio's fastest growing college, record breaking enrollment growth and new programming are attracting students to the education and training necessary to be successful in the job market of today and tomorrow. COTC provides students an experience inside as well as outside the classroom through a variety of student organizations, intramural and intercollegiate sports, campus housing and student government. Construction will begin this year on the Newark campus for a new student union and library providing space for education as well as socialization. The Newark Campus Student Activities Program provides an array of cultural and social programs including theater, music, special events, lectures, special interest groups, service and professional organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Central Ohio Technical College cost?

Central Ohio Technical College's tuition is approximately $4,296 for In-State students and $7,056 for Out-State students.

What is Central Ohio Technical College's ranking?

Central Ohio Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,029 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,296
  • Out-state tuition: $7,056
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,876 per year for in-state students and $11,127 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,933 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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