Clark State Community College
570 E Leffel Ln, Springfield, OH
- FAFSA School Code: 004852
- Phone: (937) 325-0691
- School Homepage
- Phone: (937) 328-6028
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (937) 328-6034
- Financial Aid Page
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.
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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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,600-$3,200
- Out-of-State: $5,300-$6,350
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $86-$100 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $160-$190 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 2009 was around 10%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Clark State Community College may provide services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities
Many students from Clark State Community College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1998)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the 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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Clark 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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Horticulture (A)
- Agricultural Business and Management (A)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Business Administration (A, C)
- Bookkeeping (A, C)
- Human Resources (A)
- Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services (A, C)
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management (A)
- Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services (A)
- Advertising and Marketing
- Management Information Systems and Services
Computer and Information Sciences
- Computer Networking (A)
- Computer Programming, Specific Applications (A)
- Electrical Engineering (C)
- Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Bioengineering
- Industrial Technology (A, C)
- Computer Aided Design (CAD) (A, C)
- Mechanical Technology Technician (A)
- Engineering Technologies (A)
Health and Clinical Professions
- Nursing (A)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (C)
- Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
- Clinical Laboratory Technician (A)
- Medical Assistant (A, C)
- Medical Administration (A)
- Health Preparatory Programs (C)
- Emergency Medical Technology (A)
Legal Professions and Studies
- Legal Administrative Assistant
- Court Reporting
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Liberal Arts (A)
- Library Assistant
Public Administration and Social Services
- Social Work (A)
Security and Protective Services
- Law and Justice Administration (A)
- Corrections (A)
Visual and Performing Arts
- Commercial and Advertising Art (A)
- Photography (C)
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