Owens Community College is a state community college located just a few miles from downtown Toledo in Northwest Ohio, offering 130 different academic programs. Owens Community College offers continuing education and corporate training, in addition to its associate's degree or transfer programs. The Owens Corporate Training team models its services on professional training techniques endorsed by the Learning Resource Network (LERN).
Owens has two campus locations and several learning centers in the area. Classes are offered during the day, at night and on weekends, with many programs available online. The college's faculty members are excellent instructors and also practitioners of their field, with real-world knowledge.
Owens Community College has a Center for Professional Learning and Leadership, which provides teaching and learning-centered speakers and workshops that provide information and resources for enhancing student success. It also fosters best practices for teaching and learning, and facilitates professional development of faculty, students and staff.
Owens Community College was founded in 1965 as a technical institute. It became a technical college in 1967. It was chartered as a state community college in 1994, as part of a district that includes Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Ottawa and Sandusky counties. Since 1994, Owens Community College has become the fastest-growing institution of higher education in Northwest Ohio.
The academic calendar for Owens Community College follows the semester format with fall, spring and summer semesters.
Colleges and Schools
Schools and departments at Owens Community College include:
- School of Arts & Sciences
- School of Business & Information Systems
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
- School of Technology
- Fine Arts and Performing Arts Department
- Natural Sciences Technologies
- Skilled Trades Technologies
- Transportation Technologies
- Workforce and Community Services
Students at Owens Community College can connect with others through many student activities, and more than 100 student clubs and organizations, as well as athletics and volunteer projects. Student groups cover interest areas such as health technologies, academics and education, honor societies, culture, religion, and more. Intramural sports at Owens include flag football, dodge ball, basketball, softball and volleyball.
The school colors for Owens Community College are red and white. The athletic teams for Owens are nicknamed the "Express."
The "Express" athletic teams compete in eight intercollegiate sports, including:
Owens Community College has campus locations in Perrysburg Township and Findlay and learning centers in downtown Toledo and Maumee.
Popular educational programs that Owens Community College offers to the community include:
- Computer Training
- Drug Free Workplace
- Green Programs
- Health Care
- Leadership Series
- Manufacturing Processes
The Owens Community College Office of Government Relations serves as a liaison between local community members and elected officials. It provides leadership for local, state and federal legislation, and is involved in many activities to advance this mission.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 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: $4,000-$4,800
- Out-of-State: $8,000-$9,606
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $170-$200 per unit
- Out-of-State: $330-$400 per unit
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
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||82%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||68%||$4,105|
|Receiving Student Loans||57%||$4,357|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Owens Community College may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares this school against community colleges in Ohio.
|Owens State Community College||Wood County||Ohio|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Owens Community College
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1974)
- Dietetic Technician Program
- Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1988)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2013)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Ohio
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1998)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1974)
Campus: Owens Community College - Oneida City Farm
- Magnetic Resonance Technologist Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2015)
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 Owens 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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Owens Community College.
- Monroe County Community College in Monroe, MI (23 miles away)
- Terra Community College in Fremont, OH (26 miles away)
- Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI (47 miles away)
- Bowling Green State University - Firelands in Huron, OH (51 miles away)
- Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI (53 miles away)