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Edison State Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Research Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio. Learn about its admission requirements, certificate, associate's, and bachelor's degree programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Edison State Community College

Chartered in 1973, Edison State Community College has a main campus in Piqua, Ohio, and an additional campus in Greenville, Ohio. The main campus is located in a rural setting amongst several educational institutions. ESCC is a 4-year public school offering mainly associate's degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education.

Academics

Edison State Community College maintains 17 academic divisions, including business, information technologies, engineering and various health professions. In 2010, the liberal arts program had the highest enrollment, followed by the registered nurse program.

Accreditation is through the North Central Association of Colleges of Schools. Specific programs, such as the paralegal, nursing, phlebotomy, medical assistant and early childhood education, hold individual accreditation affiliation. The library at ESCC includes OhioLink, which provides access to over 80 other college and university resources.

The school offers summer study abroad opportunities. Credits may also be earned and awarded through dual enrollment, online coursework, proficiency exams ($30 per credit hour fee) and military experience and training.

Admissions

ESCC has an open admission policy. However, students are encouraged to apply in January for fall admission. Applicants can complete an online form or mail a hard-copy application. ESCC requires a separate application for its physical therapy program, RN program and medical laboratory technician program. The application fee of $20 is waived for veterans. COMPASS placement testing is required. ESCC accepts credit from both AP coursework and CLEP exams.

The student population of ESCC is 92% Caucasian and 65% female. Part-time students comprise 63% of undergraduate enrollment.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Total expenses for the 2011-2012 academic year were estimated at $15,872 for in-state students. Out-of state student expenses were estimated at $19,082 for the same year. Books and supplies were estimated to cost $1520 per year. The school also charges a few small fees in addition to tuition: technology fee, general fee, security fee, activity fee and graduation fee.

In addition to accepting various forms of financial aid, ESCC offers 37 institutional scholarship opportunities. The school also offers a deferred payment plan with a small service fee.

EDISON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUICK FACTS
School Type Public, 4-year**
Degrees Offered Certificate and associate's**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Rural**
Student Body 3,474 for fall of 2011**
Student Housing NA**
ACADEMICS
Schools (and/or) Programs 17 departments, 59 programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 17:1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) For the academic year 2010-2011: Health Professions (126), Liberal Arts(103), Business(54)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 26% in three years**
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate Open to most applicants*
First-Year Retention Rates For fall of 2011: 54% full-time, 39% part-time**
Average SAT (and/or) ACT Score of Admitted Students To Qualify for PSEOP enrollment a minimum ACT score of 25,minimum SAT score of 1140*
Application Due Date Recommended to apply in January for fall admission*
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition (2011-2012) In-state $3,819, out-of-state $7,029**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For the Academic year 2010-2011: Federal grants (53%), state and local grants (2%), scholarships and institutional grants (15%), student loans (35%) **
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 79% in 2010**

Sources: *Edison State Community College, **NCES College Navigator.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356
  • Phone: 937-778-8600
  • Website: http://www.edisonohio.edu

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