Clark State Community College

570 E Leffel Ln, Springfield, OH 45501-0570

School Details

Clark State Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, located in the city of Springfield, Ohio.

Clark State opened in 1962 as the to meet the technical education needs of Springfield. The original name of the school was Clark County Technical Education Program and was changed to its current name in 1988. Clark State Community College has several campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine. The Leffel Lane Campus (Springfield) is home to most academic programs, student services, bookstore, gym, and administrative offices. The Brinkman Educational Center in Springfield houses business and IT academic programs, the Clark State Foundation and Human Resources. The Greene Center in Beavercreek is a full-service location where students can apply, take placement tests, meet with an advisor, complete financial aid and register for classes. Clark State Community College offers courses at several locations in Bellefontaine and many of these courses are offered in an online format.

Demographics at Clark State Community College are as follows:

  • More than 5,600 students enrolled
  • Student to faculty ratio of 17:1
  • Half of the student body studies part-time
  • About 65 percent of students are female
  • Nearly 75 percent of students are White
  • All students are from Ohio
  • Approximately 50 percent of students are over the age of 25

Clark State Community College offers more than 80 degrees and certificates in 20 programs of study. Continuing education classes offer leadership training and the College for Kids program to community members. Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Online education consists of online classes and hybrid classes, which incorporate on-campus visits. Students can earn nearly 20 degrees completely online.

Student life at Clark State Community College consists of clubs and athletics. Student clubs include: Student Senate, Student Ambassador Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society, Chess Club, Creative Writers Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, Physical Therapy Assistant Club, and Student Theatre Guild. The “Eagles” compete in men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball as a member of the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

Clark State Community College has an open admissions policy. Students are accepted into the college after the Admissions Office has received a completed application with payment for the $15 application fee. Acceptance letters should be received within two weeks of completing an application.

It is encouraged for students to apply for financial aid after applying for admission.
About 87 percent of Clark State Community College students receive some sort of financial aid. To determine eligibility, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at least two months before classes begin. Types of financial aid include: Pell Grant, SEO Grant, Foundation Scholarships, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans, Veteran’s Benefits, and Student Employment.

Clark State Community College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




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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