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College Credit Plus (CCP)


A statewide program in Ohio that provides qualified students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to take college courses and earn both high school and college credit, at little or no cost to the student.

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Degrees & Certificates

Explore the possibilities of our Associate and Bachelor Degrees programs along with our Certificate programs.

Degrees & Certificates

How are classes scheduled? 

Students are required to meet with a pathway advisor their first semester to plan out their class schedule prior to registering within their MyServices portal.  Encourage your student to meet with their advisor each semester to stay on track. 

Are campus jobs available? 

Students can apply for on campus work study ( help offset the cost of their education. Depending on their level of financial need, students may qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program.  

What services are available for students? 

Cincinnati State provides many services ( to assist students in achieving success, from the first semester until graduationFrom academic support to career coaching, and technical support, we provide a variety of tools for students to succeed.  

What are the campus locations and parking options? 

Our main campus in Clifton offers two garages, off street parking and metro discounts.  The Middletown, West Campus in Harrison and our Workforce Training facility in Evendale have free onsite parking. Campus locations can be found under the About Us tab on our website.  

Where can I locate the calendar and important dates? 

Our academic calendar and important dates chart ( with deadlines for dropping and adding classes and tuition due dates may be found online.  

Does CState have an emergency notification system? 

Yes, the College uses multiple methods to notify the campus community and general public about the nature of the emergency, how to respond, class or event cancellations, and campus closures. Students may sign up to receive notification by phone, text message, and email. 

Is CState a safe campus? 

Yes, our on-campus Police Department provides around-the-clock security protection.  Our extensive security system includes a sophisticated outdoor lighting system, telephones in all classrooms, and outdoor emergency telephones—this, and more, help provide an environment that is safe and secure.  Campus assistance and escort services( also available to students and visitors on campus. 

How can I pay my students bill? 

Are computers available on campus? 

The College provides access to computers throughout the Clifton and Middletown Campuses in open labs, in the Library, and in student lounge areas. In addition, the each campus has wireless access that is free and open to Cincinnati State students, faculty, and staff. For more about the computers and computer labs, see Campus Technology ( the College website. 

What kind of computer is recommended for my students program? 

Students should check with their Pathway Advisor or program chair regarding recommended computer needs. 

How can I support my student’s success?  

Encourage your student to meet with their academic advisor and to learn about the campus resources and policies.  Finding balance is important and getting involved with an on campus club or organization can provide leadership opportunities.  Having a quiet place to study is important too and they may find that in our computer labs and library. 

Is there housing on campus? 

Although Cincinnati State does not offer on campus housing, being situated in Clifton offers many apartment and housing rental options.  

Where do students typically transfer after graduation?  

Regional accreditation means credit will transfer.  We have hundreds of articulation agreements with local and regional schools.  More information can be found at our Transfer Center