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The Impact of Your Donation

We like to say that education is the beginning of our student’s journey, not the end!

Each gift to the Cincinnati State Foundation helps turn dreams into realities for hundreds of students at Cincinnati State. And your support doesn’t stop with our students. Every gift to Cincinnati State is ultimately a gift to the communities we serve.

After graduation, 80% of our students stay in the community. Our students are your neighbors and friends. They help fix your cars, bake birthday cakes for your children, or save lives in local hospitals.

Our students are committed to our community. They will touch your life and the lives of your family every day.

Did you know?

  • Over 70% of all Cincinnati State students work one or more jobs while attending classes. These self-sufficient students are eligible for state and federal financial assistance because they are earning income. As part of the “working poor,” these students typically have more money going out than coming in, and they work long hours. But somehow they find time and resources to invest in their education.
  • Over 70% of Cincinnati State students are the first in their families to attend college.
  • Supporting scholarships at Cincinnati State is an effective way to invest in the local community because more than 80% of Cincinnati State students continue to live in the Greater Cincinnati area after graduation, enriching the region with their training and talents.
  • Many of our students are adult learners who are also raising families, making it even more difficult to pay for tuition and related educational expenses.

Contact Us

Elliott V. Ruther, Chief of Institutional Advancement & Cincinnati State Foundation Executive Director - (513) 569-1451 or

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