Columbus State Community College (CSCC)

Columbus, OH

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Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College Student Essentials

Columbus State Community College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cougar
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $3,876
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,586
Retention Rate: 43%
Enrollment: 25,854
Year Established: 1967

About CSCC

With two-year programs that cover everything from health studies to engineering, Columbus State Community College is a great option for Ohio students needing career training or preparation for a bachelor's degree.

Columbus State's academics cover a wide range of majors that offer either a certificate or an associate's degree. The career and technical programs are designed to prepare students for the workforce, while the arts and sciences programs cover the first two years of a four-year bachelor's degree program and help lead to a transfer. Columbus State is considered a pipeline of sorts for the Ohio State University, as many students transfer there after earning their associate's degree.

Admissions for Columbus State are open, meaning you won't need a minimum GPA or standardized test scores to apply. The COMPASS placement test might be required for new students.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify through federal sources, and a number of scholarships are available to eligible students as well.

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CSCC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Columbus State Community College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

With instructors that are presently working as RN's and also teaching gives the student a good balance.

Overall Rating

I have walked through Columbus State and noticed its a very large campus with excellent professors and food. A few friends attend and gave it a 4 star rating. Also like how the bookstore is so close to it. Nice class sizes, not so packed. One on one with most teachers.

CSCC Map & Location

Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43216

Getting Around CSCC


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.



Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.


CSCC Students

Total Students 25,854

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 24%
  • Caucasian: 62%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 3%
African American 24%
Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 34%
Part-Time 66%
International 87%
Domestic 13%

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