North Central State College

Mansfield, OH 44901
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North Central State College (NCSC) is located in Mansfield, Ohio. NCSC was established in 1961 and it now has more than 3000 students. This public community college offers students the chance to earn many different associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas. It has many workforce development programs for the community to take advantage of as well. NCSC also has various articulation agreements with four-year universities that allow students to transfer easily to pursue bachelor’s degrees.

The NCSC nursing program is very robust and offers students the chance to pursue the practical nursing program or the associate’s degree in nursing program. Nursing students from NCSC go on to pass the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN licensure exams at rates that are far above the national average. The school also has a great track record for graduates going on to find employment in the field quickly. NCSC also has many agreements in place that allow graduates to transition into bachelor’s degree in nursing programs at four-year schools. This nursing program is approved by the Ohio State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students3,050
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate53%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 58
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 7
Certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%
  • NCLEX-RN: 84.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1979 - 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).

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$150/credit
In State Students$150/credit
Out of State Students$299/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 $6,750 $6,750 $13,455
ADN 70 $10,500 $10,500 $20,930
BSN 125 $18,750 $18,750 $37,375
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, 87% of North Central State 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 51% $3,992
Other Federal Grant 21% $253
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $1,032
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 38% $2,903
Federal Student Loans 21% $2,601
Private Loans -- $1,382


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$2,899
$30,001 to $48,000$3,432
$48,001 to $75,000$5,174
$75,001 to $110,000$6,525
Over $110,000$6,976

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
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.
North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, OH 44901

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