Terra State Community College

  • 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 2,101 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Terra State Community College is the only community colleges within Sandusky County, OH.
  • The nearest community college to Terra State Community College is Owens Community College (25.5 miles away).

School News

  • Terra State to offer scholarships for short-term certificate programs - 08/06/2020 - In partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Terra State Community College has announced the availability of scholarships for students enrolled in the Short Term Certification Programs.

    $182,000 ...morein scholarships are available, with students being able to receive up to $2,000 each. Current and prospective students must show financial need, including impact from COVID-19. Eligible programs include those that are Pell eligible and non-Pell eligible. hide
  • Applications open for Job Corps Scholars program - 07/16/2020 - More details, including eligibility requirements, for the Job Corps Scholars program at Terra State Community College have been decided.

    As part of the Job Corps Scholars Grant from the ...moreU.S. Department of Labor, Terra State received $1,186,700 that will go toward providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling. Enrolled Job Corps students will earn academic credit hours during the program. hide
  • Terra State Community College holds 51st Commencement ceremony - 06/25/2020 - Terra State Community College began honoring the 51st graduating class at the first day of three commencement ceremonies on Thursday, June 25. During these ceremonies, graduates have signed up for ...moreindividual time slots where they come to The Neeley Center on the Fremont campus with up to four guests, dressed in their cap and gown to receive their degree. All time slots are spaced apart by at least ten minutes and everyone entering the building is required to have a temperature scan and wear a mask or other facial covering. hide
  • Terra State PTA program earns 10-year accreditation - 02/14/2020 - The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Terra State Community College recently received a 10-year reaffirmation on its accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Terra State Community College(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty114 staff35 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Terra State Community College has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The Terra State Community College diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,101 students734 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:127:1
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# Full-Time Students-450 students
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# Part-Time Students-284 students
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% Hispanic
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3%
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% Black
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12%
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% White
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73%
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% Two or more races
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1%
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Diversity Score0.280.44
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College Completion Rate
8%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$30,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,064 is less than the state average of $5,885. The in-state tuition has grown by 25% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,408 is less than the state average of $11,160. The out-state tuition has grown by 48% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,064$5,885
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,408$11,160
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,837$21,250
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,693$6,834
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Terra 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 2014-15 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, VolleyballBasketball, 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: 2016 (or latest year available) 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. 

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For Ohio public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,885 per year for in-state students and $11,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,841 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Ohio is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Ohio 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 Ohio is Herzing University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.