Clark State Community College

  • The purpose of Clark State Community College is to foster individual and community prosperity through access to the highest quality, learner-centered education.
School Highlights
  • Clark State Community College serves 5,969 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Clark State Community College is the only community colleges within Clark County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Clark State Community College is International College of Broadcasting (20.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Clark State Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 190 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Clark State Community College(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty190 staff35 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Clark State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Clark State Community College diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,969 students734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,594 students450 students
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# Part-Time Students4,375 students284 students
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% Asian
1%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
83%
73%
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% Unknown races
5%
10%
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Diversity Score0.300.44
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College Completion Rate
12%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$30,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,359 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,271 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,359$5,885
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,271$11,160
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$18,802$21,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,152$6,834
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Clark State Community College is a public, comprehensive, two-year higher education institution located in Springfield, Ohio. We offer both full-time and part-time employment on our beautiful Leffel Lane and Downtown campuses. Clark State Community College began in 1962 as the Springfield and Clark County Technical Education Program in an effort to meet the post-secondary, technical education needs of Springfield and the surrounding area. In 1966 the name was changed to Clark County Technical Institute (CCTI) and was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents as Ohio's first technical college. In 1972, ten years after its birth, CCTI had grown to 1,000 students and officially became Clark Technical College. New programs in agriculture, business, engineering technologies, health, public services and general studies were developed in response to the community's changing educational and economic needs. By 1985 Clark Technical College had developed one of the broadest general education programs of any technical college in the state. On July 1, 1988, the Ohio Board of Regents approved the change of Clark Technical College to Clark State Community College. As a result of this action, Clark State added the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees (university parallel programs) to the nearly 30 technical associate degrees and certificates it had offered for years. Clark State Community College offers over 50 career-oriented associate degrees and certificates in business, health, human services and engineering technologies, as well as pre-baccalaureate transfer degrees. Clark State Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools.

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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 82%. 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.