444 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Sinclair Community College offers transfer and technical associate degree programs, certificate programs, and continuing education opportunities; provides quality instruction, educational activities, counseling, support services, and assessment tools to facilitate the growth and development of lifelong learning and to assist individuals to achieve personal and professional goals and prepare today's work force to meet the needs of a rapidly changing technologically advanced, global economy through traditional and non-traditional alternatives.

School Highlights

Sinclair Community College serves 18,687 students (21% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 18,687 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,438
  • Out-state tuition: $6,592
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sinclair Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,351 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
Sinclair Community College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,351 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sinclair Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Sinclair Community College diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
18,687 students
1,320 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,919 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
14,768 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Sinclair Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
144 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,919 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
14,768 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
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% Black
15%
12%
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% White
67%
72%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.53
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
27%
25.69%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Sinclair Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
10.81%
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$30,800
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Sinclair Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OH by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,438 is less than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,592 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,438
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,592
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Sinclair Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Sinclair Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,924
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Sinclair Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,493
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Sinclair Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
73%
SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • As a comprehensive community college, Sinclair offers a variety of important services like University transfer classes and programs (like art, humanities, and sciences); direct-to-work career programs (like health and engineering programs); custom training classes for business workers; a full-service conference and banquet center and Expert consulting and assistance to numerous community initiatives. With our enrollment of 24,000 students, our single-campus college in downtown Dayton, Ohio, is among the largest community college campuses in America. Our remarkable faculty, staff, and students exhibit quality as evidenced by frequent national and state awards. We are also proud to be members of the board of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Sinclair is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Sinclair is also a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Programs of study are approved by the Ohio Board of Regents. Sinclair is authorized to grant associate degrees in arts, sciences, applied science, and individualized and technical study.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sinclair Community College cost?

Sinclair Community College's tuition is approximately $3,438 for In-State students and $6,592 for Out-State students.

What is Sinclair Community College's ranking?

Sinclair Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Ohio for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 18,687 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,438
  • Out-state tuition: $6,592
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 33%
  • Source: Verified school update

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