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Adult Learners

You’ll fit right in

Adult learners find plenty of company here – the average age of a Cincinnati State student is 28, and fully one-third of our students are age 30 or above. If you're an adult thinking about going to college and earning an associate’s degree, or,if you’re interested in advancing your career in a different direction by earning a certificate, Cincinnati State is ready to help.

We take a practical, job-oriented approach to education. The curriculums for our more than 100 degree and certificate programs are framed from a working knowledge of the skills companies are looking for today when they are hiring employees. Students get hands-on experience through our co-op program – one of the most comprehensive in the nation.

Smaller classes. Bigger opportunities.

The average class size at Cincinnati State is 16. That means your instructors know your name, how you’re doing, and how to help you succeed. From day and evening classes to our weekend and online programs, you’ll find our smaller classes to be a huge advantage.

Academic Support Services

Cincinnati State offers a variety of free academic support services for all students. They include:


For some adult learners, Online Learning at Cincinnati State may be a good choice Whether you want to start or finish a degree, CState ONLINE can be accessed anytime, anywhere. About 20% of Cincinnati State’s courses have an online option. They reflect our commitment to convenience for students like you. For a complete list of online degrees and certificates, click here.

Child Care

The William Mallory Early Learning Center provides outstanding childcare on Cincinnati State’s campus. It is also a learning lab for Cincinnati State students in the Early Childhood Care and Education program. Enrollment priority is given to children of currently enrolled students and staff of the College. 

The Mallory Center year-round daytime program is designed for children ages three months to five years.

The Mallory Center also offers a summer program for school-age children.

For more information go to the Child Care page.

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