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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (www.cincinnatistate.edu) was chartered in 1969, and today offers more than 75 associate degree and 40 certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Its main campus is in Clifton, with branch campuses in Evendale (the Workforce Development Center) and Harrison (an airport) and one tentatively scheduled to open in August 2012 in downtown Middletown. The College also maintains satellite operations at the Great Oaks Career Campuses and other locations across the region. Average class size is 16.3. Cincinnati State has one of the largest cooperative education programs in the United States.

Mission Statement: Cincinnati State provides student-focused, accessible, quality technical and general education, academic transfer, experiential and co-operative education and workforce development.

Enrollment/Demographics: Approximately 10,600 students are enrolled in the 2012 Winter Term. This represents enrollment growth of 24 percent over the last five years. About 60 percent of students attend part-time. The average age is 28.7. One third of our students are age 33 or above. About 66 percent of our students live in Hamilton County, 20 percent in the adjoining Ohio counties; 7 percent in Kentucky, 2 percent in Indiana. About 59 percent of our students identify themselves as White, 30 percent as Black. Approximately 4 percent are international.

Operational: Cincinnati State has approximately 200 full-time faculty and more than 500 adjunct faculty members and a 2011 annual budget of about $80 million. In 2011 our employees paid nearly $1 million in city of Cincinnati payroll tax.

Programs: Our single largest degree program in terms of graduates is nursing, followed in order by engineering technologies, associate of arts and sciences, culinary arts, business/marketing/management, and early childhood education. Here’s a breakdown by enrollment:

Health 26%
Engineering/IT 21%
Arts & Humanities 20%
Business 29%
Sciences 4%


Leadership: Since Sept. 1, 2010, Cincinnati State’s President has been O’dell Moreno Owens, M.D., a physician and former Hamilton County Coroner. The College is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

Clifton Campus Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 7a.m. – 11p.m.
Friday 7a.m. – 7p.m.
Saturday 7a.m. – 4p.m.
Sunday Closed
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