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Located in Zanesville, Ohio, the two-year, public college Zane State College, was established on September 16, 1969. Originally called the Muskingum Area Technical Institute, the college would later change its name to the Muskingum Area Technical College in 1972, and to Zane State College on June 14, 2004. Zane State College prides itself on giving students the opportunity to engage in experienced-based learning in the fields of applied business and science. Student may choose from 27 degree-granting programs in the areas of business, engineering technology, health programs, natural science programs, and public service programs.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Zane State College offers associate of arts and associate of science degrees, as well as associate’s transfer degrees. Employment-directed general, basic and technical courses are offered, however program credits are often accepted by four-year colleges and universities. Students may elect to attend Zane State College full-time and complete an associate’s degree in two years, however many students attend part-time and finish an associate’s degree in an average of three years. At Zane the academic calendar is split into four quarters, fall, winter, spring and summer, giving student greater opportunity to complete courses at their convenience.

Some of Zane’s specific programs have various accreditations from appropriate institutions, including but not limited to, the American Culinary Federation, Inc., the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc., the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and the North American Wildlife Technology Association.

Offering both credit and non-credit training is Zane State College’s Willett-Pratt Training Center. With 35,000 square-feet the Center offers students computer labs, interactive video classrooms, and state-of-the art technology. The training Center serves area economic development groups, human services agencies, area businesses and educational organizations, including Detroit Diesel and the Ohio University Zanesville. Zane State College credit courses for the Medical Assisting Associate Degree, Welding Training Modules-One Year Certificate- Welding ATS Associate Degree, and Ohio Police Officer Training Academy are all offered at the Willett-Pratt Training Center. Also at the center students may elect to participate in non-credit training programs like business and industry training, or programs via the Employment Training Center, the Community Education Program, or the Small Business Development Center.

Other programs in which Zane State College participates are the Achieving the Dream community colleges program, the Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year program, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Council of North Central Community Junior Colleges, the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.

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Accepting hundreds of students annually, from the ages of 16 to 70, Zane State College accepts both recent high school graduates, and adults looking to further their current career path, or try a new one. To begin the process of applying to Zane, students are encouraged to contact an admissions officer directly.

After meeting with an admissions office representative, students should complete and submit their admissions applications forms either online, or by mail. A $25 application fee is required. A personalized self-assessment is also required to assist the student in determining a suitable career path, and thereby fitting Zane State College academic or professional training program. All first-time students will be required to complete Accuplacer placement exams in reading, writing, mathematics and algebra.

Financial Aid

Upon applying to Zane State College all students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid representative. Nearly 75% of students receive financial aid, whether it be in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, or federal work-study.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5402nd for the average student loan amount.
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Students at Zane State College may participate in a range of student clubs, organizations, professional organizations, athletics, and fitness groups. Students use the opportunity to enjoy themselves, learn, network, make friends, or gain valuable leadership skills. Many students participate in academic honors groups on campus like Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Alpha Alpha chapter and Presidential Scholars. Other academic organizations and programs include Peer Tutoring and the Student Senate. In order to network with nationally affiliated clubs and organizations students may join with the Business Professionals of American, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the International Association of Administrative Professionals, or the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Beyond those already mention Zane offers students nearly 20 other student technical clubs.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The following sports can be found here:

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


One of the most important traditions at Zane State College is that of Monado, the Tiger MATC Mascot. The actual Monado, a Bengal tiger, arrived at Zane in 1971, and slept in the old Bethesda hospital dormitory. At the time he weighed a mere 12 to 15 pounds. As Monado grew up he was there for many of Zane’s milestones, like when the MATI dormitory was officially dedicated. Monado also made frequent community appearances, like at the Muskingum County Fair.

In a tragic turn of events Monado escaped from his pen and was shot with a tranquilizer gun, which eventually led to his death. Today, however, Monado is still on the prowl on the Zane State Campus, well, maybe not the prowl, but he is still available for viewing in a glass case in College Hall on campus!

Information Summary

Ranks 122nd in Ohio and 3149th 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 45 0.18
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 19 0.07
Robbery 45 0.18
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 379 1.49
Larceny 1,446 5.67
Vehicle theft 50 0.20

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Zanesville, OH 43701-2626
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population55,692 (40,962 urban / 14,730 rural)
Households22,157 (2.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,494
Families15,062 (2.96 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMedium 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 District3912

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3685th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $4,470 $4,470 $8,940
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $86 $86 $86
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $149 $149 $298
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 $6,156 $6,156 $10,626
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,718 $15,718 $20,188
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,205 $11,205 $15,675

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,290 $4,448 $4,290 $4,448 $8,520 $8,828
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $1,600
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,027 $4,468
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,989 $5,094
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,989 $5,049

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 3841st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $46,349 ($47,499 male / $47,299 female)
Number of FT Faculty 65 (24 male / 41 female)
Number of PT Faculty 214
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,083,730

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1555 Newark Rd
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