• The mission of Southern State Community College is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality education to the residents of its service area.

School Highlights

Southern State Community College serves 2,018 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,018 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,232
  • Out-state tuition: $7,938
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 156 teachers has grown by 77% over five years.
Southern State Community College
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
156 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southern State Community College has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Southern State Community College diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,018 students
1,320 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
564 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,454 students
768 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Southern State Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of OH.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
148 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
564 students
552 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Southern State Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,454 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
5%
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% Black
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southern State Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
94%
72%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southern State Community College and the percentage of White community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Southern State Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southern State Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score
0.12
0.46
This chart display the diversity score of Southern State Community College and the community college average diversity score of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
25%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Southern State Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of OH by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,300
$31,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Southern State 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 $4,232 is less than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,938 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,232
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,938
$11,127
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Southern State 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
94%
89%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southern State 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
$12,149
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southern State 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
$5,500
$6,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Southern State 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 Administrators

School Notes

  • Southern State Community College is a state-assisted college that offers two-year degree programs for baccalaureate transfer and for technical and occupational preparation. It is the only such college serving a rural population though four separate campuses, as well as through outreach centers and efforts in the county where a permanent campus is not located. Located in beautiful southern Ohio, Southern State is a two-year community college that serves the diverse needs of its constituents. Established in 1975 as Southern State General and Technical College the primary academic focus was technical degrees. After changing to Southern State Community College in 1977 the curriculum expanded to meet the demands of students seeking specific career training as well as the needs of those students wishing to transfer after their first two-years of education. In addition to offering Associate degrees in both technical as well as transfer programs, the College offers a wide array of adult basic literacy courses and workforce training programs. Priding itself on offering affordable, accessible, and high quality education, Southern State continues to reach more and more people throughout southern Ohio and beyond. With four convenient locations throughout Adams, Brown, Clinton, Highland, and Fayette counties in Ohio, the College has become a pillar of quality in the community. The College has 27 Associate Degree programs and 5 Certificate Programs to serve the diverse goals of their students. Southern State is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southern State Community College cost?

Southern State Community College's tuition is approximately $4,232 for In-State students and $7,938 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,018 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,232
  • Out-state tuition: $7,938
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 6%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,876 per year for in-state students and $11,127 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,933 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio community colleges have a diversity score of 0.46, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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