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Clark State Community College, located in Springfield, Ohio, was established in 1962 and was originally known as the Springfield and Clark County Technical Education Program. The purpose of the program was to provide education locally for the growing needs of the community regarding technical education. Within four years the name was changed to Clark County Technical Institute and became Ohio's first technical college. Within a decade the school had grown in enrollment, added programs and received another name change to Clark Technical, a more apt description of the schools growing role at the time. By 1985 the school had developed a broad general education program and by 1988 was renamed Clark State Community College, adding new programs and resulting in the mission and goals the school maintains to this day.
Clark State Community College offers educational opportunities in the form of academic transfer or career training. Academic transfer programs provide parallel curriculum to the first two years of a four year program. Upon completion the student will apply to school or schools in order to continue their education. If accepted the earned credits will transfer and the student will be a junior at their new college or university and over the next two years fulfill the requirements necessary to complete their bachelor's degree. Students are free to apply to public, private and out of state schools, though transfer to public Ohio institutions will be made easier through agreements between CSCC and those schools.
Career training programs provide education and skill development in a given field under the supervision of seasoned professionals. Such an education allows for entry into the workforce as a qualified professional with the intent for long and successful career. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a diploma or certificate that demonstrates competency and help bolster potential the confidence of potential employers regarding the student's abilities.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Any individual 18 years or older, or having graduated an accredited high school program may enroll at CSCC by completing the application for admission and paying all the associated fees. Students are also encouraged to provide transcripts, standardized test scores and to meet with a counselor prior to registration. Students may also be required to take a placement exam in order to determine which level of general education courses they must begin with.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the primary source of information for the school regarding the student's financial situation when determining need and program eligibility. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $15 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
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $2,900-$3,500
- Out-of-State: $5,800-$6,989
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $140-$170 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $260-$310 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||81%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||66%||$3,662|
|Receiving Student Loans||46%||$4,732|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 25%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Clark State Community College may provide services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Clark State Community College compared to community colleges in Ohio, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Clark State Community College||Clark||Ohio|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1979)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Ohio
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.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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