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Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690
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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Rating: 4.0/5 (11 votes)

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Introduction

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College offers a variety of programs intended to help students broaden their educational and career prospects. The school has a balance of career prep programs for students hoping to improve their employment chances as well as academic programs for students who want to get their feet wet at a community college before transferring to a four-year school.

Academics

The college prides itself on offering “real world academics,” or courses and programs of study that have practical applications in the chosen career field. The college offers more than 100 associate’s degrees and certificates in a variety of fields.

Popular Programs and Majors

Perhaps the best known programs at the college are its business and engineering programs, but a variety of other quality courses of study, including a culinary school, health programs, police and fire training and more. Popular majors include:

  • Engineering Technologies: 22 percent of enrollment
  • Health Professions: 21 percent of enrollment
  • Business/Marketing: 17 percent of enrollment
  • Liberal Arts: 16 percent of enrollment
  • Personal and Miscellaneous Services: 7 percent of enrollment
  • Family and Consumer Sciences: 5 percent of enrollment

Nearly 90 percent of graduates are employed within six months of graduation and 85 percent of grads work in their major, 10 points higher than the national average.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is a large part of the educational process here, and many students are placed in internship/apprenticeship programs to help them gain real-world experience in their field. The college has one of the largest co-op programs in the U.S. Although the college is fairly large, it attempts to keep class sizes small. Ninety percent of classes have fewer than 30 students.

Online Classes

About 10 percent of all the college’s courses are now offered online.

Accreditation

The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Admissions are open, however some programs such as the health technology program have prerequisites that students must meet before admittance.

Students will need to submit high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores along with their application. Students may also be asked to take a COMPASS placement test to determine whether they will need to take remedial courses.

Financial Aid

Students applying to CSTCC are eligible for federal grants and student loans. Students may also be eligible for a number of grants and scholarships offered by the state of Ohio, the college itself, and other outside organizations. About 70 percent of students receive financial aid.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5621st for the average student loan amount.
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Students

There are more than 10,000 students enrolled at any given time. The student body is predominately white, however there is a sizable contingent of African-American students. Like most colleges, the student body is majority female (53 percent). The average age of students is 25, and 52 percent of students are older than 25. There are more than 30 student clubs and organizations, including professional and academic groups, political organizations and recreational groups, such as the Cincinnati State Gamers.

The college provides fitness facilities for students, including a pool, sauna, exercise equipment facilities and more. The campus has a police force and also has a variety of technological tools to fight campus crime, including security lighting and cameras. Smoking is banned on campus.

The college has a variety of dining options, including a bakery, two cafes, a restaurant run by culinary students and catering services. For students with families, the college provides a daycare at its Cincinnati campus for children ages 3 months to 10 years.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The college is a member of the NJCCA and participates in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. The athletics department offers men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and golf. Teams are known as the Surge. School colors are green and white.

Information Summary

Ranks 114th in Ohio and 3021st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 11 0.10

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,050 0.35
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 61 0.02
Forcible Rape 183 0.06
Robbery 1,773 0.60
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6,674 2.25
Larceny 12,512 4.21
Vehicle theft 1,276 0.43

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population13,516 (13,516 urban / N/A rural)
Households5,553 (2.43 people per house)
Median Household Income$27,563
Families3,124 (3.20 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3901

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4010th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,487 $3,487 $6,974
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $258 $258 $258
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $145 $145 $291
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,509 $5,509 $8,996
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $13,141 $13,141 $16,628
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,441 $7,441 $10,928

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,611 $3,670 $4,611 $3,670 $8,878 $7,082
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,750 $1,644
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,000 $5,700
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,250 $2,220
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,600 $2,220

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 33 355 17 14 5 998 94 1,535
Accounting 1 13 1 17 2 34
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician 1 13 3 18
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 1 1
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 6 11 1 18
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 2 1 10 2 15
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 5 6 12
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other 9 1 22 33
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 13 14
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 4
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 3 1 32 37
Biomedical Technology/Technician 1 1 9 1 12
Biotechnology 1 1 4 6
Business Administration and Management, General 1 21 1 53 7 86
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 2 1 10 13
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 1 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry 1 1
Chemical Technology/Technician 2 2 6 11
Child Care Provider/Assistant 3 1 4
Child Care and Support Services Management 1 2 4 7
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 1 3 28 7 39
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician 1 2 1 19 1 24
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 9 1 11
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2 1 2 27 2 36
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 1 1
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 27 1 29
Computer Support Specialist 3 10 13
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 5
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 9 2 11
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 2 20 1 1 71 5 103
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 10 2 12
Dietetic Technician 1 1
Dietetics/Dietitian 6 1 7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 22 2 24 1 52
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 4 5 1 1 29 3 43
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 3 16 1 20
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 15 2 17
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 4 2 8
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 1 1 1 10 2 15
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 1 1 2 4
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services 5 1 6 2 14
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 3 27 1 31
General Studies 12 1 1 23 2 40
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 1 3 2 7
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 4 1 5
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 4 7 12
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 1 1 3
Human Services, General 3 1 1 5
Industrial Technology/Technician 2 3 5
Information Technology Project Management 1 1
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1 1 3
Labor and Industrial Relations
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1 11 2 14
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3 7 1 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7 64 1 2 106 6 188
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 41 1 30 4 77
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 1 16 2 20
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 1 18 1 21
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 1 5 9 15
Medical/Clinical Assistant 5 1 1 17 1 25
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 3 14 19
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 1 1
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3 20 2 25
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 3 10 1 20 4 39
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 1 6 1 8
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 1
Real Estate 2 2 4
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 13 1 34 2 50
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 15 46 4 66
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Restaurant/Food Services Management 1 1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 2 2
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 2 13 5 20
Social Work, Other
Surgical Technology/Technologist 2 9 1 12
Surveying Technology/Surveying 1 1
Turf and Turfgrass Management 2 2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 4

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 971st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $75,256 ($72,718 male / $73,084 female)
Number of FT Faculty 226 (94 male / 132 female)
Number of PT Faculty 742
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $6,553,522
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