Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH 43215
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Columbus State Community College (CSCC) is located in Columbus, Ohio. CSCC was established in 1963 and it currently has more than 27,000 students. CSCC offers students various career programs in over 50 areas of business. Students can earn associate’s degrees in many focuses and will also have several certificate options to consider. There are many transfer possibilities at CSCC as well, making it simple to continue a college education at four-year universities.

The CSCC nursing program has two main nursing programs for prospective nursing students to consider. The LPN program awards certificates to graduates and registered nurses will receive associate’s degrees upon graduation. There is an advanced standing program as well for current LPNs, paramedics, and military medics. This allows those who qualify to receive advanced placement in the RN program. There are also two options when it comes to the registered nursing curriculum. There is the traditional path and a blended path that allows for some online coursework. The nursing program at CSCC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students27,204
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate63%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 22 149
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 1
Certificate 108 423
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 90.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1973 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
10/01/1983 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$136/credit
In State Students$136/credit
Out of State Students$301/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,120 $6,120 $13,545
ADN 70 $9,520 $9,520 $21,070
BSN 125 $17,000 $17,000 $37,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of Columbus State Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,866
Other Federal Grant 2% $990
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $837
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 27% $1,899
Federal Student Loans 39% $4,343
Private Loans 1% $6,203


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,454
$30,001 to $48,000$4,080
$48,001 to $75,000$6,860
$75,001 to $110,000$9,085
Over $110,000$8,946

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.
Columbus State Community College
550 E Spring St
Columbus, OH 43215

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