Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690

School Details

Students at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College can enroll in distance learning associate’s degree and certificate programs through CState Online.

At least six associate’s degrees, four certificates, and more than 200 courses are offered completely online. A number of other programs feature blended learning formats. These virtual academic studies are organized within the Business Division; Center for Innovative Technologies; and Health and Public Safety. Degree and certificate programs range in studies in accounting, and computer programming to health and fitness, and homeland security. Individual courses include topics in English, health, accounting, biology, nutrition, technical writing, history, and more. 

eLearning at Cincinnati State is equal to that of on-campus counterparts. Students earn the same number of credits and follow a set 15-week semester. Asynchronous classes are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty, and course materials and lectures are delivered via the Internet, CD, video, or through audio media. eLearners have access to services, of which include, but are not limited to, academic advising, tutoring, and library resources.

The institution was chartered in 1969, by the Ohio Board of Regents as Cincinnati Technical College. Today, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a public, two-year institution of higher education. Cincinnati State operates four campuses and offers courses at a number of auxiliary locations, including:

  • Main Campus (Clifton, Ohio)
  • Middletown (Middletown, Ohio)
  • West Campus (Harrison, Ohio)
  • Workforce Development Center (Evendale, Ohio)

The school’s mission states: “Cincinnati State provides student-focused, accessible, quality technical and general education, academic transfer, experiential and co-operative education and workforce development.”

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College supports about 75 associate’s degree and 40 certificate program opportunities. Studies include fields of business technologies; engineering technologies; health and public safety; information technologies; and humanities and sciences. The Workforce Development Center and the Midwest Culinary Institute also provide added opportunities, while the Cooperative Education program allows students to combine academic learning with real-world learning through a paid internship. Most Cincinnati State students will need to complete some form of cooperative education, experiential learning, or clinical experience. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College maintains an open admissions policy. 

The Title IV school code needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is: 010345. It is recommended to apply for financial aid shortly after applying for admission, or shortly after January of each year. Types of aid awarded include: the Federal Pell Grant; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant; Ohio National Guard Grant; Cincinnati State institutional scholarships; honors scholarships; Choose Ohio First scholarships; Federal Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans; Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students); the Ohio state sponsored Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (Ohio residents); Federal Work-Study; and VA Educational Benefits for qualifying veterans, service members, and their dependents.

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Ohio Board of Regents and the State Department of Education, Division of Vocational Education. The division of Cincinnati State Online is also a member of the Instructional Technology Council (ITC), Ohio Learning Network (OLN), and Quality Matters (QM).




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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  • Percent Admitted:
    Open Admissions
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