• 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 5,669 students (21% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,669 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,359
  • Out-state tuition: $6,271
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • 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 126% over five years.
Clark State Community College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
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 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Clark State Community College diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,669 students
1,346 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,215 students
553 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,454 students
793 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Clark State Community College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of OH by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Clark State Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of OH.
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
200 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
16%
14%
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 2019-20 school year data.
% White
75%
68%
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Clark State Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Clark State Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.41
0.51
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 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
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.
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 $5,265. 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 $11,145. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,359
$5,265
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 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,271
$11,145
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
91%
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 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$16,366
$19,000
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 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,526
$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 2018-19 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: 2020 (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,669 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,359
  • Out-state tuition: $6,271
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 25%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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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.

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