Columbus State Community College

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 9 community colleges within Franklin County, OH.
  • The nearest community college is Miami-Jacobs Career College-Columbus (0.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 729 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
Columbus State Community College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty729 staff35 staff
Columbus State Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 22,719 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 44% over five years.
Total Enrollment22,719 students734 students
Columbus State Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:127:1
Columbus State Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students8,888 students450 students
Columbus State Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students13,831 students284 students
Columbus State Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Columbus State Community College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Columbus State Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Columbus State Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Columbus State Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Columbus State Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Columbus State Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Columbus State Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Columbus State Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.44
Columbus State Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Columbus State Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$31,400
Columbus State Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,262 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,224 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,262$5,885
Columbus State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,224$11,160
Columbus State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%92%
Columbus State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$21,600$21,959
Columbus State Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$7,090
Columbus State Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Golf, 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 nine Regional Learning Centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublin, Grove City, Bolton Field, Pickaway County, Marysville, Tolles, Reynoldsburg and Westerville. 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 366 students | 0.60 Mi150 E. Gay St.
    Columbus OH  43215
  • Bradford School (Columbus)
    Private, for profit
    443 students | 5.60 Mi2469 Stelzer Road
    Columbus OH  43219
  • 178 students | 8.30 Mi4525 Trueman Blvd
    Hilliard OH  43026
  • 329 students | 8.30 Mi1880 E. Dublin - Granville Rd. - Ste 100
    Columbus OH  43229
  • National College-Columbus
    Private, for profit
    56 students | 8.50 Mi5665 Forest Hills Blvd
    Dayton OH  45420
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Did You Know?
Columbus community colleges have a diversity score of 0.36, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Columbus is Miami-Jacobs Career College-Columbus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.