• Terra State Community College is a two-year accredited, state-supported, commuter college located in Fremont, Ohio. It has a long history of service to the community and of accomplishing its mission of providing students with the opportunity for quality learning experiences that are both accessible and affordable.

School Highlights

Terra State Community College serves 2,057 students (27% 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 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 28%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,057 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,064
  • Out-state tuition: $9,408
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 155 teachers has grown by 35% over five years.
Terra 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
155 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Terra State Community College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Terra State Community College diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,057 students
1,173 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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# Full-Time Students
552 students
552 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,505 students
768 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
138 students
239 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
552 students
552 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
8 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,505 students
782 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
299 students
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
3%
12%
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% White
88%
72%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.22
0.46
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.93%
1.07%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.83%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,700
$31,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,064 is more than the state average of $4,876. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,408 is less than the state average of $11,127. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,064
$4,876
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,408
$11,127
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
67%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$18,625
$18,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Terra 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
$6,500
$6,500
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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

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Basketball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Health Information Technology Student Organization, League of Adventurers, Medical Assisting Student Organization, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Relationships & Lifestyles, Student Government, Student Nursing Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Brass Choir, Chamber Strings, Fusion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, The Contemporary Ensemble, The Terra Choral Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Esports
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • In 1968, Terra State Community College was established as Vanguard Technical Institute in Fremont, Ohio. The institute was a night school that utilized the facilities of Vanguard Vocational Center. In 1969, the Ohio Board of Regents authorized the institution to grant an Associate Degree in Applied Business and an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Today the College sits on a robust 103-acre campus offering more than 60 degree and certificate programs as it continues to assist students in creating their futures and training the area workforce to meet the needs of business and industry.
  • Terra State students experience learning from an outstanding faculty that boasts years of field experience in the area they are teaching. Classes can be taken in the traditional classroom setting or online that provides students the flexibility to learn on their schedule. Students also gain valuable hands-on experience that translates to real world situations they will experience after graduation. Terra State will help students enter the high demand fields of Computer Systems, Digital Media Technology, Electrical, Health Information Technology, Business Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Music Technology, Office Administration, Robotics, Welding and more.
  • Terra State gives students the full college experience by being only the second community college in Ohio to offer student housing. The Landings at Terra Village opened in the fall of 2018. The 200-bed on-campus student residence boasts four room options 1-bed studio, 2-bed single, 2-bed double and 4-bed. All units have their own living, kitchen and bathroom areas. Rent is all-inclusive, including internet. All rooms are furnished with twin beds, desks, couches, a coffee table and more. Outside, residences enjoy television and benches for a quiet study area or relaxation.
  • Terra State reinstated intercollegiate athletics in 2019. Now, in addition to other clubs and organizations, students can be a part of Titan athletics by cheering in the stands with the mascot, Titus the Titan, or trying out for the women`s volleyball team, women`s basketball team or men`s basketball team. The College has rejoined the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC).
  • If you are still in middle or high school, Terra State can still help students prepare for their future with the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. Eligible 7th through 12th grade students can get a jumpstart on preparing for life after high school by earning college credit while still in school. Terra State makes it possible for students to graduate with a high school diploma and associate degree at the same time, moving them to the head of the class in preparation for continuing their education or entering the workforce.
  • Terra State Community College will continue growing by helping individuals create their future. If you want to be better prepared to start or continue your education, begin by visiting terra.edu. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Terra State Community College cost?

Terra State Community College's tuition is approximately $5,064 for In-State students and $9,408 for Out-State students.

What schools are Terra State Community College often compared to?

Terra State Community Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Owens Community College by visitors of our site.

What sports does Terra State Community College offer?

Terra State Community College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Volleyball.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,057 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,064
  • Out-state tuition: $9,408
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 12%
  • Source: Verified school update

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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 higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Ohio is Davis College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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