FINANCIAL AID RATE78%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO19:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE76
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$4,438
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Columbus State Community College
60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH
Columbus State Community College is a two-year community college located in Ohio that offers associate's degrees and professional/career certificates. Columbus State is committed to providing education to diverse learners, and offers a range of programs to meet the needs of the changing student body. The "Career & Tech" associate's degrees and certificates are offered in more than 120 areas of health, business and engineering technologies. There are also "transfer-friendly" programs in the Arts & Sciences that allow students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree, that they will complete at another institution.
Columbus State serves its local community through its Community Education and Workforce Development program, providing non-credit workplace and career-specific training to the local workforce. This includes language training to recent immigrants that helps students meet the requirements to earn a GED, and "transitional workforce" training. Columbus State also provides programs for high school students through its K-12 programs.
Columbus State Community College was founded in 1963 with 67 students enrolled.
The academic calendar for Columbus State Community College follows the quarter system, with four quarters that run 11 weeks each. Columbus State will switch to the semester system in the fall of 2012.
Colleges and Schools
As a community college, Columbus State is not divided into colleges and schools, but rather many departments through which students can earn a degree or professional certificate in two primary areas: Arts and Sciences Degree Programs, and Career and Technology Degree & Certificate Programs.
The students of Columbus State can participate in 45 different student clubs, organizations and honor societies. These groups include choir, band, intramural sports, theatre, and the student newspaper.
There is also a Student Ambassadors program, which gives students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities such as:
- Assisting with public relations at special events like job fairs, blood drives, etc.
- Staffing new student orientation programs
- Giving campus tours
- Engaging in community outreach
- Developing special projects in academics or student services
The Columbus State "Cougars" athletics teams compete in five intercollegiate sports. The school also has an award-winning cheerleading squad.
Satellite Campuses and Centers
There are two main campuses of Columbus State Community College: Columbus Campus and Delaware Campus. In addition, Columbus State has several conveniently located off-campus sites.
Columbus State Off-Campus Centers:
- Pickaway County
- Grove City
- Southwest at Bolton Field
A key part of the mission of Columbus State is to serve the Columbus-area community by providing educational opportunities to all. Various initiatives and programs provide basic skills training, college preparation, GED preparation, new career training, development of personal interests, and more.
Initiatives, programs and services provided to the community:
- K-12 Initiatives
- Educational Talent Search (a pre-collegiate program for students from grades 6-12)
- ESL Afterschool Communities
- Trade-Skill Training (Orientation to Trade and Apprenticeship Programs)
- COWIC One-Stop Youth Services (assessment and career exploration for at-risk youth)
- Conference Center
- Language Institute
- GED Preparation
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Student Jobs
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Columbus State Community College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $4,600-$5,500
- Out-of-State: $9,500-$11,450
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $320-$390 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$4,879|
|Receiving Student Loans||36%||$3,685|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Columbus State Community College may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Radiology Technician Program
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Columbus State Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Columbus State Community College.
- Central Ohio Technical College in Cedarville, OH (30 miles away)
- Marion Technical College in Marietta, OH (43 miles away)
- Clark State Community College in Circleville, OH (44 miles away)
- Zane State College in Cincinnati, OH (51 miles away)
- Hocking College in Troy, OH (54 miles away)
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