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.

School Highlights

Owens Community College serves 9,310 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Top Rankings

Owens Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 655 teachers has grown by 68% over five years.
Owens Community 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 Faculty655 staff91 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Owens Community College has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Owens Community College diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment9,310 students1,346 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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# Full-Time Students2,351 students553 students
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# Part-Time Students6,959 students793 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
8%
5%
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% Black
9%
14%
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% White
69%
68%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
9%
6%
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Diversity Score0.500.51
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College Completion Rate
26%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$31,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,903 is less than the state average of $5,265. The in-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,575 is less than the state average of $11,145. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,903$5,265
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,575$11,145
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,926$19,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Owens Community College is Mercy College of Ohio (5.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Mercy College of Ohio
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    Private not-for-profit
    1,560 students | 5.00 Mi2221 Madison Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43604
    (419) 251-1313
    5.001,560
  • Athena Career Academy
    Private for-profit
    286 students | 6.80 Mi5203 Airport Hwy
    Toledo, OH 43615
    (419) 472-1150
    6.80286
  • 355 students | 6.80 Mi1505 Holland Road
    Maumee, OH 43537
    (419) 720-6670
    6.80355
  • 503 students | 7.40 Mi1796 Indian Wood Circle
    Maumee, OH 43537
    (419) 866-0261
    7.40503
  • Davis College
    Private for-profit
    23 students | 8.70 Mi4747 Monroe St
    Toledo, OH 43623
    (419) 473-2700
    8.7023
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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.