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Located about 15 minutes outside of Cincinnati in Blue Ash, Ohio, Raymond Walters College offers a starting point – or a re-starting point – for thousands of students each year. There are over 250 faculty members, with about 140 full-time. Class sizes are not too big, and are usually around 20 students per class.

Given that over 75 percent of RWC students work full-time, there is a wide array of class scheduling options. Online classes are available through the college’s distance learning. Evening and Saturday classes are particularly beneficial for those working the 9 to 5, as well. You can enroll full-time or part-time, whatever fits your schedule. Keep in mind that you don’t have to wait until the fall to get started. You can start at the beginning of any quarter.

Raymond Walters College, or RWC, offers over 60 Associate degree and certificate programs. Career-oriented programs include: Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting Services, Automotive Technology, and many more. There are also career programs in Business Management and Administrative Information Technology. There are also transfer-oriented programs, which include anything that you can think of, such as Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Chemistry, Liberal Arts, etc.

RWC is particularly strong when it comes to graphic design and creative arts. The school offers program packages, guaranteeing that at least one course from each package will be offered each semester. Examples of some of the packages include: 3-D Gaming, Animation Production, Electronic Design, Film Studies, Photo Production and Video Production.

Most importantly, there are numerous advantages to the fact that RWC is a part of the University of Cincinnati. Nearly all grades earned at RWC are transferable to the main campus, allowing you to easily continue your studies with a 4-year degree. You can even tailor your program of study to ensure that your classes will transfer to other universities as well.

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Great news! RWC has an open admissions policy, meaning that anyone with a high school diploma or GED is entitled to enroll. You don’t even have to be from Ohio. Out-of-state students are also welcome. All you need to do is to fill out the online admissions application. Then, you pay the small application fee of $40 and have your GED or high school transcripts officially sent to the school.

Keep in mind that although you will be guaranteed acceptance, you aren’t necessarily guaranteed a spot in certain programs or departments. Due to high demand, certain programs of the college require placing your name on the waiting list. Not to worry, though, since you can take general education requirements in the meantime.

The school’s academic advising department will help you select the right courses to keep you on track to graduate or transfer. And if you aren’t a student who already works full-time and you need help finding a job, Career Services will provide you with career counseling or help you to find part-time work.

The Professional Development Center offers seminars in leadership, management, customer service, and many other topics. Courses are offered to help improve skills with office computer programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Financial Aid

RWC is extremely cheap for in-state students. Look to pay even less than you would at the main, 4-year campus. This is a great way to save money, given that you will be receiving the same credits and paying a lot less. For nearby Kentucky residents in certain counties, you can apply for Ohio/Kentucky reciprocity and pay the in-state tuition fees.

Financial assistance is available in the form of Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, College Work-Study, Ohio Instructional Grants, Stafford Loans, and PLUS loans. There are also scholarships available. You simply need to contact Enrollment Services for more information. Keep in mind that The Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation provides local scholarships, as well.

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Ranks 4567th for the average student loan amount.
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Raymond Walters College provides endless opportunities for students to enjoy and take advantage of their time on campus. There is the Rhythm ‘n Blues concert series, which is put together each year and showcases performers of jazz and blue grass. Also, there is the RWC Activist, which is the campus newspaper. The Activist keeps the students abreast of all the issues involving the school. The paper is a great way to find out how to get involved with one of RWC’s many student clubs and organizations.

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  • Men’s Intramural and Women’s Intramural Golf

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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 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 1 0.01
Robbery 5 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 51 0.42
Larceny 298 2.46
Vehicle theft 10 0.08

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Blue Ash, OH 45236-1096
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population25,568 (25,568 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,541 (2.17 people per house)
Median Household Income$42,194
Families6,722 (2.89 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public 2-year colleges under 4-year universities
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPostbaccalaureate certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3902

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2586th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,170 $5,170 $13,796
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $720 $720 $720
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $216 $216 $575
FT Graduate Tuition $5,170 $5,170 $6,898
FT Graduate Required Fees $720 $720 $720
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $216 $216 $575
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $7,456 $7,456 $16,082
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $24,654 $24,654 $33,280
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,312 $12,312 $20,938

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,691 $5,890 $5,691 $5,890 $14,025 $14,516
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,539(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 $9,780 $11,054
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,090 $5,884
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,090 $4,504

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)

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 2058th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $62,170 ($61,988 male / $61,478 female)
Number of FT Faculty 153 (54 male / 99 female)
Number of PT Faculty 420
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $5,176,909

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