Washington State Community College
- The teacher population of 168 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Washington State Community College||(OH) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||168 staff||35 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,758 students||734 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||832 students||450 students|
|# Part-Time Students||926 students||284 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$29,900||$30,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Washington State Community College is a state-assisted, two-year comprehensive community college offering over 50 programs of study. The designated service area of the College includes Washington and Morgan Counties, but a significant number of students from across southeastern Ohio and nearby counties in West Virginia also are enrolled. The College was founded in 1971 as Washington Technical Institute with its one building campus located on St. Rt. 676 in Marietta. In 1972 the name became Washington Technical College as part of a reorganization of Ohio's higher education system. In 1991, the College was re-chartered as Washington State Community College and at the same time relocated to its current campus at 710 Colegate Drive in Marietta. The Washington State campus, which opened with one building in 1991, has grown to include six structures: the Main Building, Arts & Sciences Center, Carson K. Miller Library, Center for Business and Technology, Evergreen Child Development Center, and a maintenance building. The College occupies nearly 155 acres of wooded land. In 2004, the College created a master plan for campus growth with a vision for addition of a conference center, an Appalachian arts center with an amphitheater, and a health sciences building, as well as improvements to the campus entrances and parking. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commisions and offers transfer programs as well as applied/technical programs in business, engineering/industrial technologies, health sciences, and public services.
- The nearest community college to Washington State Community College is Mountain State College (12.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 158 students | 12.50 Mi1508 Spring St
Parkersburg,  WV  26101
- 2,985 students | 15.40 Mi300 Campus Drive
Parkersburg,  WV  26104
- 3,474 students | 42.00 Mi3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville,  OH  45764
- 4,009 students | 48.40 Mi1555 Newark Rd
Zanesville,  OH  43701
- 2,116 students | 48.60 Mi1425 Newark Rd
Zanesville,  OH  43701
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.