Central Ohio Technical College

  • 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 3,469 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is same as the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.

Top Rankings

Central Ohio Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 217 teachers has grown by 77% over five years.
Central Ohio Technical College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty217 staff91 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Central Ohio Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Central Ohio Technical College diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,469 students1,346 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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# Full-Time Students677 students553 students
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# Part-Time Students2,792 students793 students
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
11%
14%
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% White
66%
68%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
12%
6%
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Diversity Score0.530.51
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College Completion Rate
17%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$31,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,296 is less than the state average of $5,265. 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 $11,145. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,296$5,265
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,056$11,145
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,600$19,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,286$6,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Central Ohio Technical College is Ohio State University-Newark Campus (0.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,943 students | 0.00 Mi1179 University Dr
    Newark, OH 43055
    (740) 366-3321
    0.002,943
  • Valor Christian College
    Private not-for-profit
    316 students | 21.90 Mi4595 Gender Road
    Canal Winchester, OH 43110
    (614) 837-4088
    21.90316
  • 2,262 students | 23.00 Mi1555 Newark Rd
    Zanesville, OH 43701
    (740) 588-5000
    23.002,262
  • 1,827 students | 23.20 Mi1425 Newark Rd
    Zanesville, OH 43701
    (740) 453-0762
    23.201,827
  • Fortis College-Columbus
    Private for-profit
    944 students | 24.00 Mi4151 Executive Parkway Ste 120
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 882-2551
    24.00944
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Did You Know?
For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,265 per year for in-state students and $11,145 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,281 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 68%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.