Ohio Technical College in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

(Rating 2.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Ohio Technical College offers 42-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 1 high safety campus. 94.2% are women, and 5.8% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Ohio Technical College is 22212$, that is above national average. 74% of full-time Ohio Technical College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $34,300, 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 Ohio Technical College is a private and 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 receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$21,440
$30,001 - $48,000$20,968
$48,001 - $75,000$24,088
$75,001 - $110,000$23,840

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician (the 2d largest program, lasting 18 months) is $42,480 per year and $509,760 in total. Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician is the third largest program at Ohio Technical College, and it takes a full-time student 18 months to complete. This one will cost $40,950 per year and $491,400 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 18 months length will cost you $46,980 per year, $563,760 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


535 of Ohio Technical College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 41 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Ohio Technical College number 97 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Ohio Technical College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

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

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

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 Ohio Technical College.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Ohio Technical College graduation rate is above the national average.

74% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Ohio Technical 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Ohio Technical 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Ohio Technical 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 Ohio Technical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1374 E 51St St address in Cleveland, 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 Ohio Technical College with 0.37% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Ohio Technical College offers 42 programs in total: 15 are for Associate's degree, 15 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, 9 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Cuyahoga county, with one of the highest number of 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate. Ohio Technical College is one of the few institutions in Cuyahoga that offers an Associate's degree program.


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.


Ohio Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 552 students with 496714 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Ohio Technical College

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Overall Rating:

This school is a joke!! I have had 3 automotive teachers trying to teach heavy duty diesel which they know nothing about! They throw teachers wherever they need them without looking at there background or general knowledge! Yes you can learn here if you are good at teaching your self and reading a book the whole time!! The teachers and staff are little to no help what so ever here!! Biggest waste of money I have ever spent!!! I would highly recommend looking for a different school to go to! When they spend more money On neon signs but yet the roof leaks in multiple places I see a little problem.. it rains more in the school then outside!! And on top of it if you think your here to become a mechanic your wrong you learn how to mop and sweep bc you get shop points taken off if you don’t.., I don’t know about you but I paid 40000 to learn about engines not be a god damn janitor!!!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I learned a great deal from the instructors here. The staff are extremely helpful anytime you need help. The goal of everyone at OTC is that you get a great education so you can get the great job and do great things in life.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The school is truly a scam. Equipment is out dated, instructors are not qualified or knowledgeable unlike the handful of five star reviews say. They don't have the proper tools for training. Please don't waste your GI Bill there. They tell veterans using the GI Bill they should be thankful for getting a free ride. My fellow veterans and I EARNED our GI Bill. The staff is dishonest and disrespectful. (treat you like a child) The classrooms flood and students are expected to help clean up they're mess during training hours. Not spending 30,000 grand to learn to be a janitor. The roof fell in next to a group of students. Could have killed someone. When I brought it up to administration, I was told it wasn't necessary to fix. Much of these 5 star reviews are placed by employees of the school. They will steal your money and giggle to the bank. What happened to the days when a customer isn't happy with the product they get they're money back. This school is just the rich getting richer off the little ppl and when you call them on getting your money's worth they laugh you out the door. If I could give them 0 stars, I would.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Ok let’s be real with the reviews. No school is perfect for anyone, some students need more structure and some need a reality check . But I will say that you get out of it what you put into it. My son did so well he amazed me! He set a goal for himself and didn’t let anyone or anything stop him! Did he complain about teachers sometimes... yes but he also found solutions to address the situation. He graduated valedictorian from his program and from BMW’s program. He landed a great job and is on his own. OTC staff supported him every step of the way! They also helped me anytime I needed it! I hope students considering it take the time to visit , ask questions and truly listen to the response. If this is their calling then I couldn’t suggest a better place!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school is simply bad. I tried to find positives and maybe it depends on a program but I cannot understand how anyone can give this place 5 starts. For almost 30k per year you will barely get any education, you will be cursed at, you will be ridiculed, the faculty will send you pictures and videos of naked individuals, you will be made fun of and witness others being made fun of and ridiculed. It does not matter weather you act as an adult or not you are treated like a child. Most kids behave as such but some of us ARE grown ups here to get education. So far I had one decent teacher who i enjoyed and one very mediocre teacher. The rest are nightmare. Please go somewhere else if you want to learn things and be respected. You/your parents/ taxpayers/work hard for your education. If you are planning on using your GI bill like I did definitely go elsewhere. Do not make the same mistake I did and feel that your hard work and money is being completely wasted. They will rip you off and give you nothing in return. In some instances you won't even have correct pieces to do your certs on. Tools and uniforms are garbage, facilities are unsanitary and there is nothing good inside and outside of this facility. Also, the school is not recognized in the community as much as they hype it up to be. When I graduated and started looking for a job I was turned down a few times because they had a few kids from OTC and they "amounted to nothing". Its not to say that its impossible to get a good job but definitely not as good as they say the opportunities are..

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1374 E 51st St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +2168811700

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: ohiotech.edu

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