Owens Community College
- At Owens, students learn with emerging technologies, innovative instruction, quality programs and community service. Our students discover that there are many pathways that lead to their success. As a learning president and a teacher of learning, we are dedicated to supporting students, from their readiness and success at Owens, to their advancement and transfer to universities or preparedness and placement in the global job market. Owens Community College experience, and we look forward to serving you so that we may collaborate with our educational, industry and community partners to raise and leverage resources for education and workforce training. Together, our shared sense of purpose is to improve lives and to enrich our communities, which we do through the success of our graduates and students.
- The teacher population of 436 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Owens Community College||(OH) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||436 staff||35 staff|
|Total Enrollment||12,561 students||734 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||4,247 students||450 students|
|# Part-Time Students||8,314 students||284 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$32,100||$30,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Owens Community College began as a technical institute under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Department of Education. The first classes were offered in Toledo on September 13, 1965 with less than 200 students. Two years later, in 1967, the College was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents as a technical college. In 1983, Owens Community College opened its Findlay-area campus at Cory and Davis streets. In 1994, the College was chartered as a comprehensive state community college with a district encompassing Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties, and parts of Ottawa and Sandusky counties. Owens continues to offer an affordable, quality education to those who are seeking an associate degree, continuing education courses and professional development. Owens Community College allows you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and then transfer to any four-year college or university. To enhance this process, Owens has cultivated transfer agreements with over 20 area four-year colleges and universities. The Owens Community College Toledo-area campus covers more than 280 acres and is located near downtown Toledo. The new 60-acre Findlay-area campus is located at 3200 Bright Road on Findlay's northeast side. Between our two campuses in Toledo and Findlay, Owens serves over 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, yet our average class size is just 15 students. Owens Community College offers more than 150 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Transportation and Technology Pre-Nursing, Skilled Trades and Criminal Justice are among the fastest-growing programs at Owens Community College.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 1,512 students | 5.00 Mi2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo,  OH  43604
- 286 students | 6.50 Mi1505 Holland Road
Maumee,  OH  43537
- 213 students | 7.40 Mi5212 Hill Avenue
Toledo,  OH  43615
- 193 students | 7.40 Mi5212 Hill Ave
Toledo,  OH  43615
- 708 students | 7.50 Mi1796 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee,  OH  43537
Against massive budget cuts, community colleges have been forced to take drastic measures, including cutting entire programs ranging from the culinary arts to athletics.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.