Columbus State Community College

  • Columbus State Community College is Central Ohio`s front door to higher education. It reflects the demographics of the area while leveraging the college's rich diversity for the benefit of our local and global communities. It is one of just a few community colleges in the nation to be selected as both an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Pathways Project member of the Association of Community Colleges.  
School Highlights
  • Columbus State Community College serves 22,719 students (39% 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 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Columbus State Community College is one of 8 community colleges within Franklin County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Columbus State Community College is Daymar College-Lancaster (5.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 729 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Columbus State Community College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty729 staff35 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Columbus 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 Columbus State Community College diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment22,719 students734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:127:1
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# Full-Time Students8,888 students450 students
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# Part-Time Students13,831 students284 students
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% Asian
3%
1%
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% Hispanic
4%
3%
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% Black
20%
12%
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% White
63%
73%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
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% Unknown races
6%
10%
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Diversity Score0.560.44
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College Completion Rate
11%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$30,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,888 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 65% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,998 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 52% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,888$5,885
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,998$11,160
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Tuition NotesOur tuition is $162.93 per credit hour, or less than $5,000 a year.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$21,600$21,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$6,834
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Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsGolf, VolleyballGolf, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of our community for 40 years. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of more than 23,000 students. Our small, friendly campus is conveniently located near downtown Columbus, on 80 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. In addition to the main campus, Columbus State operates six Regional Learning Centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublin, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, Bolton Field, Grove City and Marsville. Columbus State offers two-year career programs in more than 50 areas of Business, Health, Public Service, Human Service, and Engineering/Manufacturing, as well as transfer programs for students who are interested in completing the first two years of a bachelor's degree, then transferring to a four-year university. We are the largest provider of Distance Learning classes in Ohio. Columbus State Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association.

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    (614) 416-6200
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  • Fortis College-Columbus
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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. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.