• 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 5,396 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is same as the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,396 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,359
  • Out-state tuition: $6,271
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Clark State Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 326 teachers has grown by 71% over five years.
Clark State Community College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
326 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Clark State Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Clark State Community College diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,396 students
1,173 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,033 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,363 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Clark State Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
330 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,033 students
552 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Clark State Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,363 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
11%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Clark State Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
81%
72%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Clark State Community College and the percentage of White community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.33
0.46
This chart display the diversity score of Clark State Community College and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
22%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Clark State Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
1.93%
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,500
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Clark State Community 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 $3,359 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 $6,271 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,359
$4,876
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Clark State Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,271
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Clark State Community 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
87%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Clark State Community 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
$15,104
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Clark State Community 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
$5,500
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Clark State Community 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

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Clark State Community College cost?

Clark State Community College's tuition is approximately $3,359 for In-State students and $6,271 for Out-State students.

What is Clark State Community College's ranking?

Clark State Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,396 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,359
  • Out-state tuition: $6,271
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 19%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

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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