James A Rhodes State College

  • Rhodes State College is a public, state-assisted institution of higher learning which is chartered to provide degree granting career education programs, non-credit workforce development, and consulting for business and industry. The College prepares students for entry into careers, develops the regional workforce through credit and non-credit occupational training, and offers curricular programs that prepare students for transfer completion baccalaureate programs at selected colleges and universities.

School Highlights

James A Rhodes State College serves 3,628 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is same as the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Top Rankings

James A Rhodes State College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 222 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
James A Rhodes State College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty222 staff91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of James A Rhodes State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The James A Rhodes State College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,628 students1,346 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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# Full-Time Students673 students553 students
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# Part-Time Students2,955 students793 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
4%
14%
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% White
78%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
13%
6%
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Diversity Score0.370.51
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College Completion Rate
31%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,200$31,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,045 is less than the state average of $5,265. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,090 is less than the state average of $11,145. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,045$5,265
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,090$11,145
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,058$19,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,012$6,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lima Technical College was officially chartered in 1971 as a state, public assisted associate degree granting institution of higher education. A study conducted by community leaders in 1967 revealed the need for a number of technical educational programs to satisfy the employment demands of area businesses, industries and agencies. As a result, Penta Technical Institute of Perrysburg (now known as Owens Community College) established instructional programs on the Lima Campus in 1969. In the fall quarter of that year, a total of 49 students enrolled in the nursing program, the only course of instruction offered. Today, the College's on-line coursework and off-campus learning centers serve approximately 21 Ohio counties. The College has become West Central Ohio's largest two-year college, with nearly 3,000 students, offering more than 90 Associate degrees, majors and certificates programs. Additionally, it is the region's leading workforce development trainer, providing more than 2,100 specialized training courses to 18,000 employees in the past five years. Effective June 24, 2002, the College formally changed its name to James A. Rhodes State College, in honor of the former Ohio Governor who spearheaded the state's two-year college system. We prepare students to enter the workforce and assist them in pursuing their educational, career, and personal goals through exceptional program offerings in allied health, nursing, business, public service, information and engineering technologies. The Campus is located on 545 acres, 3 miles east of Lima. Rhodes State College is easily accessible. Classroom and laboratory space, comprising a total of 359,000 square feet, is available to sustain current programs in technical and continuing education. James A. Rhodes State College has gained accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to James A Rhodes State College is Ohio State University-Lima Campus (0.0 miles away).
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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.