Sinclair Community College

  • 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 19,093 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • Sinclair Community College is one of 7 community colleges within Montgomery County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Sinclair Community College is Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton (0.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Sinclair Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Ohio for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 660 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Sinclair Community College(OH) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty660 staff35 staff
Sinclair Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Sinclair Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Sinclair Community College diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 73% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,093 students734 students
Sinclair Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:127:1
Sinclair Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,211 students450 students
Sinclair Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students13,882 students284 students
Sinclair Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Sinclair Community College Enrollment Breakdown OH All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Sinclair Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Sinclair Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Sinclair Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Sinclair Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Sinclair Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Sinclair Community College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Sinclair Community College Ethnicity Breakdown OH All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.460.44
Sinclair Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Sinclair Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,800$30,800
Sinclair Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,438 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,592 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,438$5,885
Sinclair Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,592$11,160
Sinclair Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%92%
Sinclair Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,818$21,250
Sinclair Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,782$6,834
Sinclair Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For Dayton private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,917 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Dayton community colleges have a diversity score of 0.44, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Dayton is Fortis College-Centerville. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.