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 9,460 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 34%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 436 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty436 staff39 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Owens Community College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The Owens Community College diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 66% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,460 students823 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,506 students475 students
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# Part-Time Students6,954 students348 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
4%
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% Black
10%
14%
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% White
66%
66%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
12%
8%
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Diversity Score0.530.53
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College Completion Rate
18%
27%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$30,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,903 is less than the state average of $4,856. The in-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,575 is less than the state average of $11,120. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,903$4,856
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,575$11,120
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$19,930
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,917$6,500
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Source: 2019 (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).
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  • Mercy College of Ohio
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    Private not-for-profit
    1,511 students | 5.00 Mi2221 Madison Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43604
    (419) 251-1313
    5.001,511
  • Athena Career Academy
    Private for-profit
    283 students | 6.80 Mi5203 Airport Hwy
    Toledo, OH 43615
    (419) 472-1150
    6.80283
  • 440 students | 6.80 Mi1505 Holland Road
    Maumee, OH 43537
    (419) 720-6670
    6.80440
  • Herzing University Toledo
    Private, non-profit
    213 students | 7.40 Mi5212 Hill Avenue
    Toledo, OH 43615
    (419) 776-0300
    7.40213
  • Herzing University-Toledo
    Private not-for-profit
    90 students | 7.40 Mi5212 Hill Ave
    Toledo, OH 43615
    (567) 443-2502
    7.4090
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For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,856 per year for in-state students and $11,120 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,406 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Ohio Business College-Sheffield. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.