Columbus State Community College in Columbus

Columbus, OH

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Columbus State Community College offers 529-degree programs and 123 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.6% are women, and 54.4% are men. 2% percents of international students. Columbus State Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Columbus State Community College is 6799$, that is at the level of national average. 9% of full-time Columbus State 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 $31,200, 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 Columbus State 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, Columbus State Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,168
$30,001 - $48,000$5,814
$48,001 - $75,000$8,531
$75,001 - $110,000$9,829



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


9762 of Columbus State Community College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 40 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Columbus State Community College number 27 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Columbus State 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

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

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 Columbus State Community College.


ROTC - Army

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

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


Columbus State Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

9% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Columbus State 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 account 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 perception. 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Columbus State Community College is 20:1, that means that for every 20 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 Columbus State 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 Columbus State 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 Columbus State Commuity College

The campus located by 550 East Spring Street address in Columbus, Ohio.


Columbus State Commuity College 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 Columbus State Community College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Columbus State Commuity College are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Columbus State Community College offers 529 programs in total: 218 are for Associate's degree, 181 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 129 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 1 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Franklin county, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree , less than 1-year certificate and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered. Columbus State Community College is one of the few institutions in Franklin that offers a 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 123 distance learning programs that are provided in the Columbus State Community College: 48 are for Associate's degree, 45 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 30 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 require on-campus meetings. 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.


Columbus State Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 20119 students with 603569 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Columbus State Community College

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Overall Rating:

They are dumb I can’t contact my teacher and they never answer the phone plus there phone hours are terrible . If you have the opportunity to go somewhere else pls do . Lol but I’m only in 8th grade but ask some people this college is terrible

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Overall Rating:

This year will be my first time going here, im trying to receive my lpn license so i can progress from stna to lpn, hopefully this college will help me accomplish my goal!

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Felt like I wasted my time here. My first semester was great but as I got deeper into the college I began to see the flaws. When I renewed my financial aid they asked for certain documents. I contacted the place I needed to get my documents. I made 3 trips to Columbus state to submit the documents and my time was ticking for classes to start. I then called and told them the document they want I don’t have and never did have. They finally released my Financial aid so I could go to class. AFTER I had to pay $400 out of my own pocket for I am guessing a class that wasn’t in my degree of study? Didn’t know I had a balance until collections contacted me. Not to mention I went to the advisor to change my plan of study so that wouldn’t happen again I got sent to 3 different places. The advisor wrote out my plan of study and I was told my degree option changed. I register for classes get another email it was out of my plan of study. I go to look at my plan of study it was never changed! Not to mention I got dropped from my classes this place is a joke!

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Overall Rating:

This community college is descent. I'm currently attending and most of everybody reviews are right (the 2 stars or lower). The graduation rate is down because some just come for the refund check and other really fail because they don`t take the time to use the school resources. I usually email my teacher about any concerns or questions I have because if they don't respond after so long you can file a complaint or verbally tell your teacher how you feel. Also, if you're sending files to anyone or anywhere you should always keep a copy. I think by this time everybody can take responsibly and not always blame the school. Columbus state does all it's work on the internet so you have to be caution with your own stuff, it's not their responsibility. They lose or misplace stuff too. I would recommend because its cheap and the semester fly by.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

There are good things and bad things about this school, but cons outweigh the pros. The instructors I've had all have been terrific with exception of a couple. One of which was a elderly instructor who taught my math course. She had an extremely strong Russian accent, knew nothing of computers and there was a BIG language barrier, though she was a kind Lady, it was frustrating when she didn't understand my questions. The customer service is really crappy if you call. Nobody knows what to do and they rarely have an answer to your questions. They will direct you person to person, none of them know a thing most the time. Or, they "accidentally" hang up or the "system is down". In person help is a bit better, but still pretty bad. The schools site is terribly designed. Navigation is confusing and clunky. Errors in spelling and dates are abundant. Also, they never delete old pages so past year info comes up when searching the site. If you try to go to student email, it will direct you link to link to link...instead of linking you directly to login. Self Help financial Aid page is horrible. If you submit something, there is no confirmation that you sent anything except for a small pop up. It still tells you to submit forms, even when you already have. So, it leaves you unsure if they actually need you to resubmit or not. They don't do enough landscaping upkeep. Many bushes have extended past fencing and obstruct walking on foot paths/stairs. The elevators are terrifying to ride on. They are outdated and some smell of urine. Also, the older buildings do not have Male and Female bathrooms on every floor. Depending on what floor you are on, you may have to travel to use the bathroom. They should just have unisex bathrooms for these buildings but don't. Overall, if you can afford someplace else for school, go their instead. I honestly think this school overcharges, but all colleges do.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 550 E Spring St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6142875353

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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