Clark State Community College

570 E Leffel Ln, Springfield, OH

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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 $5,200. 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships69%$4,909
Receiving Student Loans60%$5,418

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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 CollegeClark CountyOhio
Graduation Rate8.7%-18.2%
Transfer-out Rate21.4%-21.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Clark State Community College.

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