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Edison State Community College (ESCC) is a small enrollment school located in Ohio. Courses are offered at two campuses, the main campus in Piqua and the Darke County Campus in Greenville. Indiana residents of counties near Darke County can attend without having to pay higher out-of-state tuition.

The college offers solid academic and career technical programs. Students can count on using up-to-date computer and Internet technology in their studies.

Like many community colleges nationwide, the college is seeing enrollment grow as a result of tough economic conditions. More students are choosing community college as an affordable option to complete their early college education, and many displaced workers are returning to school to earn new skills to retool for a new career field and better opportunities.


Edison State General and Technical College was established in 1973. By 1977, the scope and mission of the college had expanded, and the college was renamed Edison State Community College. Today, most people call the college Edison Community College. Since its founding, it has grown from about 300 students to more than 3,000.


The college offers career and academic classes, with academic courses of study appear to be the college’s strong suit. The college offers more than 30 associate’s degree programs that can help community college students easily transition to a four-year university when they’re ready.

Altogether, the college offers more than 90 associate and career technical programs. Like many community colleges, Edison enjoys the benefit of a small student to teacher ratio. The student to teacher ratio is as low as eighteen to one, providing students ample opportunity for individualized support and mentoring from instructors. The school has a student retention rate of over 50 percent.

Dual Enrollment

High school students can take advantage of the college’s dual enrollment program, which allows them to take college courses and receive high school and college credit simultaneously. About one-fifth of all students are dual enrollment students.


Edison is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which accredits schools in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The association also accredits schools for the Navajo Nation.

Most Popular Fields of Study


The college has an open admissions policy, meaning that any student with a high school diploma or GED will be accepted. Some programs offered at the college, such as the medical assistant, phlebotomy, registered nursing, physical therapist assistant and medical laboratory technician programs, may have prerequisite coursework and ACT test score requirements. Students may be asked to take the COMPASS placement test to determine whether they will need to take remedial courses.

The school has a rolling admissions deadline, but students applying for financial aid should turn in their documentation by the beginning of May. Along with their application, students should complete the FAFSA and turn in high school transcripts and test scores.

Financial Aid

Students applying are eligible for federal grants and student loans. There are also a number of grants and scholarships offered by the state of Ohio, the college itself, and other outside organizations that students qualify for.

For example, students may be eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship, which awards funds to students who plan to become educators in math and science-based fields and work in Ohio. The college’s official website has a comprehensive list of scholarships and other programs, such as short-term loans, that students can use to finance their education.

The college’s office of financial aid stands ready to help students find other grants and scholarships they may be eligible for. About 65 percent of their students receive financial aid of some type.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Edison State Community College enrolls more than 3,000 students. The college is predominately white and women make up the majority of the student population at ESCC, accounting for more than 60 percent of the student body. The average student age at ESCC is 26 and more than 45 percent of ESCC students are 25 or older.

The college has a handful of clubs and organizations, including professional and academic, religious and recreational organizations. A child care center is available for students who are parents. The center provides care for students aged 3-9 and has a 10 to 1 child to teacher ratio. Children in the center receive a challenging curriculum intended to prepare them for success in school.

Edison also has a student health center capable of helping students with routine health issues.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


They are a member of the NJCCA and participates in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference. Their teams are known as the Chargers, with the following sports being offered; men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.

A unique athletic offering of the school is a disc golf course located on campus.

Information Summary

Ranks 119th in Ohio and 3101st 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 3 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 10 0.05
Robbery 14 0.07
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 220 1.07
Larceny 1,007 4.90
Vehicle theft 18 0.09

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Piqua, OH 45356-9239
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population25,361 (21,095 urban / 4,266 rural)
Households10,025 (2.49 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,684
Families7,008 (2.98 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-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 3975th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,510 $3,510 $7,020
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $639 $639 $639
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $138 $138 $255
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 $5,669 $5,669 $9,179
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,202 $16,202 $19,712
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,331 $8,331 $11,841

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,819 $4,049 $3,819 $4,049 $3,819 $4,049
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,520(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,528(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,005(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,662(N/C)

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 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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3949th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $45,223 ($47,225 male / $45,697 female)
Number of FT Faculty 51 (21 male / 30 female)
Number of PT Faculty 198
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $1,334,726

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Piqua, OH 45356-9239
p. 937-778-8600
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