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With campuses in Springfield, Beavercreek, and Bellefontaine, Clark State Community College is one of Ohio’s leading community institutions for higher education. The school’s history dates back to 1962, when it was opened as the Springfield and Clark County Technical Education Program. It was then chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1966, and became the first technical school in the state. Its name officially was changed to Clark Technical College, and by 1985, it had developed one of the broadest general education programs of any post-secondary education institution in the state of Ohio. More than 80 degrees and certificates are offered in a variety of disciplines and fields for matriculates to choose from. The school also offers continuing education courses for non-traditional students.


Many degrees are offered in areas ranging from agriculture and horticulture, to business, to social services, to engineering. Matriculates may choose from a vast array of courses, covering the essentials of a number of fields and disciplines. Students may also utilize the credit they earn here to transfer to one of Ohio’s four-year universities in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in their particular field of study. Continuing education courses for adults interested in particular areas of study are available, along with classes in business or computers to help people master skills in those areas.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Of the numerous unique programs offered, the school’s Performing Arts Center is home to some of the most popular among the student body as well as the local community. The Arts Alive program allows faculty and students to connect with the broader community through the arts; the program sponsors professional development workshops for teachers, as well as numerous events such as the Clark Community Cultural Consortium. Project Jericho is another favorite program offered through the Performing Arts Center; the program seeks to help at-risk youth and families through unique, in-depth arts experiences. This specific program was recently honored at the White House with the Coming Up Taller Award.


Students interested in attending must fill out an official application, which can be accessed online at the school’s website. The application may also be ordered by mail by contacting the Admissions Office. The school also has a helpful “New Student Checklist” available on the official website, to aid students in ensuring that their applications are complete. After filling out and returning the application, students are then encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA and a Financial Aid office application. These are available in paper form from the school’s financial aid office, however, they may also be downloaded in PDF form from the school’s website. For students seeking to receive credit for courses taken previously at other academic institutions, the school requires you submit an official copy of your college transcript. This will need to be sent directly from the school to the Admissions Office. All students must also complete the school’s official placement testing in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Appointments are not required and the tests are available Monday-Thursday from 10 am-7 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am-4 pm.

Financial Aid

Students are offered flexible payment plans in order to help ensure that as many community members as possible are able to pursue a higher education, regardless of personal financial constraints. The Clark State Foundation also offers numerous privately funded scholarships for students each year. The Foundation continues to maintain strong ties with local businesses, and as a result it offers some of the most generous scholarships of any community college in the state of Ohio.

The Financial Aid Office, which is dedicated to helping matriculates to discern the best potential avenues through which they may finance their education, is open Monday-Thursday from 8 am-5:30 pm, and Friday, from 8 am-5 pm. Students at Clark State may schedule individual appointments with financial aid counselors, or may attend the weekly walk-in sessions, which are held Monday-Thursday from 10 am-12 pm, and 2-4 pm.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4373rd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Ohio.


The Eagles are a member of NJCAA. The following sports can be found here:

  • Men’s Intercollegiate and Men’s Scholarship Baseball
  • Men’s Intercollegiate, Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Basketball
  • Women’s Intercollegiate Softball
  • Women’s Intercollegiate, Men’s Intramural, Women’s Intramural and Women’s Scholarship Volleyball


Accreditation is provided by The Higher Learning Commission.

Information Summary

Ranks 148th in Ohio and 3575th 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 N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 146 0.24
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.00
Forcible Rape 32 0.05
Robbery 209 0.34
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,614 2.66
Larceny 2,816 4.64
Vehicle theft 200 0.33

Student Enrollment Demographics

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District3908

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4320th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,832 $2,832 $5,664
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $447 $447 $447
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $136 $136 $254
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 $4,455 $4,455 $7,287
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,079 $14,079 $16,911
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,671 $6,671 $9,503

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,123 $3,196 $3,123 $3,196 $5,769 $5,950
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,857 $1,176
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $4,980(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,505(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,133 $3,704

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NSCAA

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3326th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $51,309 ($54,984 male / $48,028 female)
Number of FT Faculty 83 (26 male / 57 female)
Number of PT Faculty 382
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $2,174,610

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