Frequently Asked Questions about Cincinnati State
After reviewing these answers if you have more questions, please let us help you.
- Call the Office of Admission at (513) 861-7700.
- Email us and an admission representative will reply as soon as possible, within normal business hours (Monday through Friday).
Is Cincinnati State accredited?
Yes. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Among other important benefits, this accreditation allows you to transfer credits earned at Cincinnati State to other colleges/universities where you may want to continue your education.
What is the academic calendar at Cincinnati State?
The Cincinnati State schedule offers three 15-week semesters each calendar year. Students can complete most technical degrees in two years if you attend classes during all three semesters, including the summer. Within each semester, classes are scheduled for various time frames, including 15-week courses, 10-week (mid-mester) courses, and a few 7-week and 5-week courses.
Do other colleges and universities accept Cincinnati State credits?
For almost all Cincinnati State degree programs, credits are designed to easily transfer to most four-year colleges and universities in the area. So you can begin studies at Cincinnati State, and if you choose to continue, you can easily transfer to another college or university.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education makes it easy for students at one Ohio public college or university to transfer credit to another, through the Ohio Transfer Module, a designated group of general education courses. If you complete the full set of Transfer Module courses at Cincinnati State, they will automatically meet the requirements of the Transfer Module at another Ohio college or university. However, you might have to meet additional general education requirements at the institution where you transfer.
If I attend Cincinnati State, can I live on campus?
Cincinnati State does not own or manage any residence halls. There are apartments near the Clifton Campus that students can rent. The Clifton Campus is conveniently located off the I-75 Hopple Street exit, and is on Metro bus lines.
How can I work and attend college at the same time?
Cincinnati State offers many classes at a variety of times-- mornings, afternoons, evenings, and even on Saturdays-- to help make going to college a realistic addition to your schedule. Cincinnati State also offers many courses online, which may allow you to take a class away from campus, and on a more flexible schedule. Cincinnati State also allows students to attend part-time if you need more flexibility.
What are the parking arrangements at Cincinnati State?
Cincinnati State offers a variety of parking options for students and visitors to campus. Click here for more information.
Can I get to Cincinnati State via the Metro?
Easily! Cincinnati State's Clifton Campus is easily accessed through Metro routes 17, 18, 19, 20, and 39. Covered bus stops are on both sides of the street near both the Ludlow Avenue and Central Parkway entrances to campus. For detailed information, or to plan your bus route to Cincinnati State, call Metro at (513) 621-4455 or visit the Metro website.
I am a single parent with a small child. Is childcare available on campus?
Yes. The William Mallory Early Learning Center provides outstanding childcare on Cincinnati State’s Clifton Campus while serving as a learning lab for Cincinnati State students in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECE) program. Enrollment priority is given to children of currently enrolled students and staff of the College. Click here for more information.
What is Cincinnati State’s record for safety and security?
Cincinnati State works hard to maintain a campus that is safe for everyone who visits. Click here for more information.
I have more questions about Cincinnati State-- where can I get answers?
Please email the Office of Admission. An admission representative will respond to your questions as quickly as possible (within normal business hours Monday through Friday). You can also call the Office of Admission at (513) 861-7700. We’re happy to help!
What degrees and certificates are offered at Cincinnati State?
Cincinnati State offers a variety of degrees and certificates in four academic divisions: Business Technologies, Center for Innovative Technologies (Engineering and Information Technologies) Health and Public Safety, and Humanities and Sciences. Click here for a comprehensive listing of the academic programs offered at Cincinnati State.
Do I need to make an appointment to come in and talk to someone?
Admission interviews are not required. However, the best way to get the information you need about attending Cincinnati State is by attending a CState College Information Session. In the session, you learn more about Cincinnati State, our programs of study, and the application process. Also, you can speak with an admissions advisor during or after the session. Of course, you are always welcome to stop by the Clifton Campus Admission Office (in the Welcome Center, ATLC Lower Level), Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Can I take a tour of Cincinnati State?
Definitely! We encourage prospective students and parents to visit campus and tour our facilities. Tours of the Clifton Campus are conducted after the Tuesday morning CState College Information Session, or by appointment. Contact the Admission Office at (513) 861-7700 for arrangements.
If I visit the college, where can I park?
Visitors to the Clifton Campus may park in the Central Parkway Garage. The Central Parkway Garage is accessible via Central Parkway. Cost is $5 cash or credit, payable upon exit.
What is the admission process for a degree or certificate seeking student?
Before you may begin taking classes at Cincinnati State, you must be admitted to the College. If you are a high school graduate or have a high school equivalence (GED), you are eligible for admission to Cincinnati State degree and certificate programs. Click here for more information on the admission process.
Can I bring or fax my transcript?
All transcripts must be mailed by the high school or college directly to the Admission Office. Hand-carried or faxed transcripts will not be accepted.