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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is a public, two-year college operated under the authority of the Ohio Board of Regents and governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor of the State of Ohio.

The College currently offers more than 100 associate degree programs, majors and certificate programs at its main campus in Clifton, online and at locations in Evendale, Harrison, Middletown and elsewhere in Greater Cincinnati. Annually, more than 20,000 students enroll in Cincinnati State courses that are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends and online. In addition to its academic and technical programs, the College offers continuing education opportunities through short courses, seminars, and on-site training programs for businesses and industries in the region.

Cincinnati State is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, phone 800-621-7440) and holds numerous programmatic accreditations, listed below.

Collaborative Relationships

Cincinnati State serves the community by hosting numerous community events throughout the year, and by its many partnerships with area high schools and universities. The College maintains cooperative education partnerships with more than 600 employers. Cincinnati State is also a member of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities which allows students, under certain conditions, to take courses not offered at their home institution at any of the thirteen member institutions. Students who would like more information about this program should contact the Office of the Registrar, Room 105 of the Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), near the Overlook Café, Clifton campus, or email

Cincinnati State also has a cross-registration agreement with the Army and Air Force ROTC at the University of Cincinnati. Army and Air Force personnel teach General Military Training classes. Enrollment in these classes entails no service obligation, and books and uniforms for the courses are provided free to students. Participants attend ROTC classes and drill periods on the University of Cincinnati’s campus while attending academic classes at Cincinnati State. Details are available in the Office of Veteran Student Affairs at Cincinnati State, Room 184 Main Building.

Cooperative Education

Cincinnati State has one of the largest cooperative education programs in the United States. Since its inception, the College has emphasized the value of integrating cooperative work experience with academic coursework. Cincinnati State’s consistently high graduate employment rate reflects the College’s commitment to providing quality education enriched by on-the-job training. Students encounter “real-world” job demands, helping to clarify their career choices and promote responsibility in the workplace. Most co-op experiences are paid placements that permit students to earn while learning, and thus defray the total cost of their education. The College has been recognized nationally for its extensive cooperative education program. More than 600 employers provide placements for degree-seeking Cincinnati State students who devote one or more semesters of their program of study to applying the knowledge they have acquired in the lab and in the classroom.

Equal Opportunity

Cincinnati State is committed to a policy of equal educational opportunities for all persons regardless of race, age, handicap, sexual orientation, national origin, or gender. This policy is adopted as a matter of law and as a matter of educational policy consistent with the goals and purposes of the College.

The College also adheres to a policy of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action to end any illegal pattern of discrimination and to overcome the effects of past discrimination. Cincinnati State is also committed to serving the region’s Armed Forces Veterans.

Institutional Values

As a college community:

  • We embrace experiential and lifelong learning, personal growth, and employability.
  • We create and promote a civil and respectful environment.
  • We anticipate and effectively respond to changing stakeholder expectations.
  • We honor the diversity of people and ideas.


Cincinnati State Technical and Community College provides student-focused, accessible, high-quality technical and general education, academic transfer, experiential and cooperative education, and workforce development.

Student-Centered Quality Education

Cincinnati State is known for its dedication to teaching and its student-centered philosophy and practices. Small class sizes, an extensive academic foundations program, a free tutoring program, counseling, advising, and library services provide the kinds of academic support needed for success for adult students and recent high school graduates. Both theory and practice are stressed through appropriate classroom, laboratory, and cooperative/clinical education experiences.

Cincinnati State instructors take pride in the personal attention afforded each student, and every Cincinnati State graduate is a reflection of the College’s commitment to developing human potential, one student at a time.


Cincinnati State will be the technical and community college of choice in our region, nationally recognized for academic excellence, cooperative education, and workforce development.

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