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30335 Oregon Rd
Perrysburg, OH 43551
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Owens Community College

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Established in 1965 and chartered in 1967; Owens Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Perrysburg, Ohio. The institute is named after Michael J. Owens, a renowned glass entrepreneur in the early 1900s. Owens’s district includes Hancock counties, Lucas, Wood, as well as parts of Ottawa and Sandusky counties. The Owens experience can help students prepare for a career, continue the professional development, get training to acquire new skills, or begin the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.


Owens Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution also holds other discipline based accreditations from agencies such as the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (O.P.O.T.C.); the Association of Technology, Management, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); and Applied Engineering; and the Ohio State Medical Board.

Owens Community College offers a variety of associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in diverse areas of study such as accounting, business, design technologies, fine arts, business management, information system, and so on. The institution also offers many certificate courses such as Network Administration Certificate, Application Software Specialist Certificate, Accounting Software Applications Certificate, CAD/CAM Certificate, Computer Systems Certificate, Diesel Service Certificate, Electronics Certificate, Firefighter Certificate, and Medical Office Support Certificate.

Schools and Colleges

Owens Community College is composed of the following academic schools: School of Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Health Sciences; School of Nursing; School of Public Safety; and School of Technology.

The Center for Professional Learning & Leadership (CPLL) at Owens supports and promotes the Office of Student Success. It provides information and resources to enhance student success; promotes best practices in teaching and learning; and facilitates professional development for staff, faculty, and students.

Online Education

eOwens is the name for the online programs and courses offered at Owens Community College. It allows you to pursue academic courses and degrees without having to attend a campus. This method of learning is convenient for those who find it difficult in attending a traditional college due to work and family commitments. Some of the online degree programs and certificates offered through eOwens are Associate of Applied Business, Accounting; Associate of Applied Science, Cancer Information Management; Associate of Applied Science, Registered Nursing; Accounting Certificate; Computed Tomography Certificate; and Medical Transcription Certificate.

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Owens has an Open Admission policy, with the exception of their Health Programs. Freshman students seeking admission to the college must send the completed application form along with the official transcripts and ACT/ SAT scores. Getting a transfer to the institute is easy. Applicants must send their completed application form with official transcripts from all previously attended institutes.

International students are encouraged to apply for admission to Owens Community College. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test or any other equivalent test to provide a proof of their proficiency in English language.

Financial Aid

Owens offers financial assistance to the students and their parents to enable them to meet the college expenses. The institute offers financial aid through different mediums such as grants, scholarships loans, and work-study programs. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants and scholarships are the gift aids which need not be returned. Some of the grants available at Owens are Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Owens Community College Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG).

Scholarships at Owens include Academic Achievement Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Owens Athletic Scholarships, Tech Prep Scholarship, Student Leader Scholarship, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship. The College also offers several other discipline based scholarships. Students can also opt for loans such as Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP), and Alternative Loans.

Owens also offers federal work-study programs that allow students to take up part time jobs to pay for college. Apart from assisting students meet educational expenses, the FWS programs also helps them earn work experience in their field of interest.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5211th for the average student loan amount.
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Owens’ campus life is much more than just classroom and academics. It is about taking the right advantage of endless opportunities, making new friends, enhancing knowledge and acquiring new skills. The Office of Student Activities presents an array of activities for students to take part in and make the most of their college experience. The campus hosts several clubs and organizations based on the diverse interests of the students. Some of the registered campus organizations are Health Information Technology Student Association (HITSA); Owens Student Massage Therapy Club; Surgical Technology Club; Tomorrow’s Imagers; Commercial Arts Club; Criminal Justice Organization; Drama Club; Landscape and Turf Crew; Owens Production Club; Society of Manufacturer’s Engineering (SME); Chi Alpha Epsilon; Shotokan Karate Club; and Owens Anime Convention.

The Student Government acts like the link between students and administration. It hosts a variety of events and activities such as Comedians, NJCAA Tournament kick-off, Martin Luther King Panel Discussion, Recording Artists, “Lunch with the President”, Battle of the Bands, Environmental Fair, Singers/ Songwriters, Tension Prevention, HalloWeek, Lasertag Dome, Owens Sailing Regatta, and On-campus Karaoke.

Media and Publication:

Owens Outlook Student Newspaper is the College newspaper, owned and operated by the students. It contains all campus news and events.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Owens Community College’s athletic department sponsors eight men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic teams in diverse sports such as basketball, softball, volleyball, football, golf, soccer, and dodgeball. Owens’ student-athletes have achieved over a hundred NJCAA All-Americans honors, both academically and athletically. The winning tradition also includes 46 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championships. At the national level, the athletic teams have competed in over 20 NJCAA tournaments and won 2 national titles. Jaguar is their mascot.

Additional School Information

The Career Services Office is committed to assist students explore new career possibilities, acquire tools required to secure employment and connect with potential employers. The Career Services Program can help you develop a career path via exploration of your skills, interests, and values; learn about new career opportunities; establish your work record; and write a resume and cover letter.


  • Owens Community College. 2011.
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Ranks 141st in Ohio and 3483rd 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 1 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,562 0.54
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 30 0.01
Forcible Rape 124 0.04
Robbery 1,152 0.40
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8,366 2.91
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1,465 0.51

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Perrysburg, OH 43551
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population33,160 (26,721 urban / 6,439 rural)
Households12,720 (2.58 people per house)
Median Household Income$56,909
Families8,976 (3.12 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large 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 District3905

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3992nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,595 $3,595 $6,809
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $231 $231 $231
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $150 $150 $284
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 $5,826 $5,826 $9,040
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,522 $12,522 $15,736
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,430 $8,430 $11,644

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,874 $3,999 $3,874 $3,999 $7,727 $7,132
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000(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 $5,274 $5,148
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,368 $1,260
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,800(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 2570th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,462 ($58,904 male / $57,087 female)
Number of FT Faculty 202 (91 male / 111 female)
Number of PT Faculty 995
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $9,409,955

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