Clark State Community College
With campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek, Bellefontaine and Xenia, as well as our extensive offering of online classes, Clark State is just a short drive or a click away.
Clark State Community College began in 1962 as the Springfield and Clark County Technical Education Program in an effort to meet the post-secondary, technical education needs of Springfield and the surrounding area. In 1966 the name was changed to Clark County Technical Institute (CCTI) and was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents as Ohio's first technical college. In 1972, ten years after its birth, CCTI had grown to 1,000 students and officially became Clark Technical College. New programs in agriculture, business, engineering technologies, health, public services and general studies were developed in response to the community's changing educational and economic needs.
Introducing Transferable Programs
In the 1970s the College re-examined its mission and determined that programs which can be transferred to four-year colleges should be included as a secondary focus. In order to accomplish this, many new courses in the humanities and the social sciences were added to the curriculum. By 1985 Clark Technical College had developed one of the broadest general education programs of any technical college in the state. It was this solid foundation, together with the many strong technical programs, that made the evolution to a community college a smooth and logical step.
A Name Change!
On July 1, 1988, the Ohio Board of Regents approved the change of Clark Technical College to Clark State Community College. As a result of this action, Clark State added the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees (university parallel programs) to the nearly 30 technical associate degrees and certificates it had offered for years.
Clark State has become an important part of the communities we serve (Clark, Champaign, Greene and Logan Counties). Springfield is home to two campus locations, as well as our beautiful Performing Arts Center. The Greene Center in Beavercreek officially opened its doors in October of 2007 and is already serving hundreds of students from Clark, Greene and Montgomery Counties. In order to better serve the northern portion of our service area, Clark State opened a campus location at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine in early 2008. To better serve our Greene County students, we opened our Xenia location within the YMCA in January of 2019.
Each of our locations will offer classes and degree programs designed to meet the needs of the communities in which they reside, with the quality and caring Clark State students expect.
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125 degrees and certificates. Whichever path you choose, one thing is for sure: you’ll come out of Clark State with brighter prospects and greater pride than you came in with. Flexible class schedules – day, evening, weekend and online – will make it easy for you to fit college into your busy schedule.
At Clark State we have an ever-expanding slate of activities, events, clubs, organizations and teams for you to get engaged in. Whether you're looking to make social connections, improve leadership skills, make a difference on campus or in the community at large, you'll find it here. And you'll find your college years richer for it.
Students of all ages, backgrounds and academic abilities are welcomed at Clark State. Even if you weren't a straight A student in high school, the caring environment and small class sizes at Clark State will help you achieve your life and career goals. The diversity of our students will enrich your classroom experiences and often makes for lively debates and interesting conversations. Take some time to check out this website and learn more about Clark State or visit one of our campuses in Springfield, Beavercreek, Bellefontaine or Xenia and then apply – you'll be glad you did.
You will be accepted into the College after your completed application has been received by the Admissions Office. If you are applying to a health or court reporting program, contact the Admissions Office for additional application requirements.
Acceptance letters are mailed throughout the year. If you are applying for the next academic semester, you will receive an e-mail acceptance within three business days and a hard copy will be mailed to you.
69% of students receive some form of financial aid
$155 cost per credit hour