Southern State Community College

Hillsboro, OH 45133


Southern State Community College (SSCC) is located in Hillsboro, Ohio with additional campuses in Mount Orab, Washington Court House, and Wilmington. SSCC was established back in 1975 and it now serves more than 2700 students. This school has a large number of different academic options including many associate’s degree programs as well as several certificate options. There are also several on-site bachelor’s degree programs at this school that are offered through other colleges or universities but can be completed at SSCC. Students will be able to take advantage of the online program and some degrees or certificate programs can be completed entirely online.

The SSCC nursing program has two different tracks for students to follow. There is the practical nursing program and the associate’s degree in nursing program. There is also a nursing transition pathway for current LPNs who wish to become RNs. Students will build up their nursing skills while attaining a great base of general nursing knowledge. The nursing program at this school has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleDistant Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 40
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 34
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 82.2%
  • NCLEX-PN: 100%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
05/01/1989 - 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$162/credit
In State Students$162/credit
Out of State Students$306/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 $7,290 $7,290 $13,770
ADN 70 $11,340 $11,340 $21,420
BSN 125 $20,250 $20,250 $38,250
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, 92% of Southern 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 69% $3,947
Other Federal Grant 23% $252
State Grant & Scholarships 10% $635
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 14% $1,552
Federal Student Loans 81% $2,662
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$5,541
$30,001 to $48,000$5,890
$48,001 to $75,000$8,482
$75,001 to $110,000$10,102
Over $110,000$10,171

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Student Population













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

Relevant scholarships

Past Presidents Parley - Nurses' Scholarship

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Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program

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Service League Nursing Scholarship

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William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a member of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nurse profession such as a male nurse or nursing students who are American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black or ...

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Ohio state board of nursing.

Southern State Community College
100 Hobart Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133

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