Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College, or CSCC, was established in Columbus, Ohio as Columbus Technical Institute in 1963. The College offers two year career programs in more than 50 areas of study. The main campus is located near downtown Columbus, Ohio. Its campus covers 80 acres and consists of more than 25 buildings.

Columbus State also runs 10 off-campus centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville, Groveport, Marysville, Grandview, Grove City, Delaware and southeast as well as southwest Columbus.

The sports teams of Columbia State are known as the Cougars. They have four varsity-level sports teams and all of them participate at the NJCAA Division II level. The college owns a newspaper called the Cougar News and a literary magazine known as Spring Street.

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Columbus State Community College
550 E Spring St
Columbus , OH 43215
General Phone: (614) 287-5353

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Columbus State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts468sign language translation, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Engineering Technician343architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, electromechanical tech, HVAC tech, water quality and recycling tech, environmental control tech, industrial production tech, ...
Business and Management279business management, purchasing and contract management, logistics, non-profit management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, financial management, human resources, human resources management, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine259EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology231dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical coding, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, ...
Family and Social Work171adult development and aging, family and community services, child care management, human development and family studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy117sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, recreation and leisure studies, rehabilitation
Law59legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling49physical therapist assistant, substance abuse counseling, mental and social health services
Computer Science and Engineering47computer and info science, computer programming, computer applications programming, computer support
Media42printing equipment operation, communications tech courses
Hospitality36hospitality management, tourism and travel, hospitality administration
Office and Administration32word processing, administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair19aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Medical Administration18health care administration, medical records admin, medical records tech, medical transcription
Cooking and Culinary Arts17pastry, chef training
Real Estate and Construction Management15real estate
Production Trades2biolermaking
Photography and Commercial Art0photography

Number of programs and degrees for Columbus State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year13514
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years50545
Associate's degree1,59163

Columbus State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Columbus State Community College had a total enrollment of 23,057 students (17,018 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 21%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 19%
22-24 19%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Columbus State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 35 %

Columbus State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Columbus, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Columbus State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,074
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,530
Books and supplies $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
Columbus State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 686700)

Columbus State Community College Faculty

Columbus State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2032
Non-tenured and not on tenure track52

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$67,86837$71,918
Associate professoracademic year24$61,74821$60,673
Assistant professoracademic year36$52,79137$50,888
Instructoracademic year36$45,70641$44,842
All faculty totalacademic year139$57,167136$56,298

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Columbus State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Columbus State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering Technician
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Community Services
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Word Processing

Photography And Commercial Art

Production Trades

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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