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Owens Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn what degree programs Owens Community College offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements, and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About Owens Community College

Owens Community College (OCC) was founded in 1965 as a technical institute. Its Toledo-area campus is situated on nearly 300 acres in Perrysburg, OH. OCC was named after Michael J. Owens who was an inventor from Toledo, Ohio. Owens Community College is growing at the fastest rate of any college in Northwest Ohio, and the student enrollment here and at the Findlay campus has doubled since 1994.

Academics

Owens Community College awards associate's degrees and certificates in 11 academic departments. OCC offers programs in business, technology, public safety, nursing, and fine art, among others. In 2011, some of the most popular fields of study were health, business, and engineering.

Students looking for online options can find some through OCC's distance-learning program eOwens. Courses and whole certificate and degree programs are available through eOwens. OCC also offers study abroad programs where students can earn college credit while studying or volunteering in countries like China, Peru, and the Czech Republic.

Admissions

Students can complete the school's admission application online for no charge. To complete the application process, students must mail in their high school transcripts or GED verification, ACT/SAT scores, and any other transcripts. Completion of a high school diploma or GED isn't necessary to enroll in classes, but students must have earned one of the credentials by the time they complete the degree or certificate program.

Students not applying to health programs don't need to have SAT/ACT scores, but will be required to take the COMPASS test to determine course placement in reading, writing, and math classes. OCC has an open admissions policy that accepts all students, except for the health programs, which use a selective admissions policy. To gain acceptance into the health programs, students must submit SAT/ACT scores in addition to meeting other requirements.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for in-state students for the spring 2013 semester was $146.03 per credit hour and $276.56 per credit hour for out-of-state and international students. Other charges students may incur include a registration fee, lab fees, new student orientation fee, and academic support fee. The estimated expenses for books and supplies during 2011-2012 were $2,000.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the start of each academic year to be considered for financial aid. In addition to federal aid, students can also apply for scholarships from outside contributors, the College's Foundation, the Academic Achievement Scholarship Program, and others.

OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUICK FACTS
School Type 2-year, Public*
Degrees Offered Associate's, Less-than 2-year certificate, Less-than 1-year certificate*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large suburb*
Student Body 17,245 (all undergraduate)*
Student Housing None*
ACADEMICS
Schools and Departments 11*
Student-Faculty Ratio 16 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011: Associate's: Registered Nursing (187)
Less-than 2-year certificate: Licensed Practical Nursing (71)
Less-than 1-year certificate: Welding Technology (98)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 7% (for students who began their studies in fall 2008)*
ADMISSIONS
Admission Rate Open admissions*
Entering Class Size 2,418 in 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 44% for full-time and 36% for part-time students*
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition In 2011-2012: $3,874 for in-state students, $7,727 for out-of-state students (per year, includes fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2011: Federal grants (68%), state-local grants (0%), institutional grants/scholarships (10%), federal student loans (67%)*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 85%*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Owens Community College, ***IPEDS Data Center.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Owens Community College, P.O. Box 10,000, Toledo, Ohio 4699-1947
  • Phone: 567-661-7777
  • Website: www.owens.edu

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