Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College offers 427-degree programs and 85 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 46.2% are women, and 53.8% are men. 1% percents of international students. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is 7040$, that is at the level of national average. 16% of full-time Cincinnati State Technical and Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,189
$30,001 - $48,000$7,090
$48,001 - $75,000$8,117
$75,001 - $110,000$9,326



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5178 of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 48 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Cincinnati State Technical and Community College number 54 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Cincinnati State Technical and Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

16% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Cincinnati State Technical and Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Ohio.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3520 Central Parkway address in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College offers 427 programs in total: 192 are for Associate's degree, 148 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 87 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Hamilton county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and less than 1-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 85 distance education programs that are offered in the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College: 42 are for Associate's degree, 24 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 19 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Cincinnati State Technical and Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 7700 students with 231010 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

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Your experience here really depends on the people you surround yourself with and the instructors in your program. I had a rough start but then started my due diligence when it came to selecting a course instructor. I highly recommend CState's Environmental Engineering Technologies program if you're looking for a two year degree in the field!

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you truly get what you pay for. The staff is horrible they are always telling you different information from what is actually true. The teachers on the other hand are good for the most part but the staff especially in financial aid and offices of that kind are terrible.

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I went here for Audio & Video Production. During my time there, the video classes changed curriculum to only teach Avid because “that’s the way the industry is headed.” Spoiler alert: no one uses Avid. Everyone uses Final Cut, a program I was never able to touch. The Capstone class was taken away the year I was supposed to do it so I didn’t get to experience working with a client and incorporating all of my skills in a real world scenario. My co-op was with a “company” that literally taught me nothing and doesn’t exist today. The teachers went on strike while I was there so we had a math teacher teaching us Audio III who had no idea how the recording studio worked. I’m still paying off my student debt, six years after graduating. No one from my graduating class is doing anything with their degree (to my knowledge).

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I tried the welding program here first. The instructor gave us at most 30 minutes of instruction over the course of the entire semester. When you had questions you were made to wait until he was done looking at his Facebook. Then he would give 10 seconds of his time. They promoted him. Also tried computer science. The chair teaches a mandatory class where he stormed out of the class one day since "he had some things going on" and didn't like the class' response to his tedious methods. He reneged on his threat for an immediate final exam. The main grade in that class was a group project. Two of my group members disappeared- one was replaced by someone who had missed 5 weeks of class. The other did homework for other classes during class time. Don't waste your time here unless you can't go anywhere else.

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My experience at Cincinnati State was something of a mixed bag. I had previously attended a 4-year university but was seeking a career change. Given the low cost of attendance that community colleges provide, I figured that Cincinnati State would be a great option. My first year of studies were great. I had some very kind professors who genuinely cared about the students and the material that they taught. Some faculty members could be a bit rude at times, but that is to be expected in higher education. After my first year, I truly felt like I was on the way to great success.My second year on the other hand turned out to be quite the opposite. During my first semester back from co-op, I received notification that I had been dropped from two classes without explanation. Upon reaching out to the registrar, I was told to contact my program chair/advisor. Upon reaching out to my advisor, I was not given any guidance. I felt like I was really left to my own devices to try to figure out how to schedule my classes.In addition, I found the teaching quality to be quite disappointing. In the one class that I was able to take that semester, my professor did not once hand out a syllabus or explain the grading rubric. I persistently asked him when grades would be given back, and he would give me a specific date. Only once did he ever give back grades on said date. The rest were given at the end of the semester, thus leaving all students in a state of anxiety over what our final grade would be. He stressed the importance of attendance and punctuality but was hardly ever on time for class. On some occasions, he even made me late to work because class would run over. For these reasons as well as the problems mentioned earlier about the administration, I decided not to return to Cincinnati State.In short, Cincinnati State is a good option for those seeking a low-cost education, and there are some great programs and professors here. However, the unorganized and highly bureaucratic administration combined with some exceptionally unprofessional professors keep the school from being as great as it could be. Please tread lightly if considering Cincinnati State now or in the future.

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Location & Website

Address: 3520 Central Parkway


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5135691500

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