Columbus State Community College
550 E Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 287-5353
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Columbus State Community College is a public two-year institution located near downtown Columbus, Ohio. The school was originally established as Columbus Area Technician’s School in 1963. Today, CSCC serves nearly 31,000 students. Individuals enrolled at this college can choose from a number of certificate and associate degree programs in both career and technical training and the arts and sciences. The school also has a growing online division to suit the educational needs of working adults and other non-traditional students.

Programs Offered

Whether students are looking to directly enter the workforce or transfer credits to a four-year college or university in the future, Columbus State Community College has a variety of options. Available majors include accounting, art, biology, business management, computer science, criminal justice, education, finance, nursing, paralegal studies, psychology, sociology, real estate, and veterinary technology, to name a few. Non-credit and workforce development classes are also available. Individuals looking to explore online education will find both fully online and hybrid programs at CSCC. Online degrees are offered in areas such as business management, digital design and graphics, geographic information systems, marketing, nursing, and supply chain management.


Columbus State Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1973. In addition, CSCC has earned specialized accreditation for their programs in dental hygiene, dietetics, radiologic technology, and nursing.


Students interested in attending Columbus State Community College can submit their application online. The school has an open admissions policy, but does require a $50 non-refundable fee at the time of submission. Official high school transcripts or GED test scores must be sent to the school’s admission office as well. Once students have received notification of admission, they may be required to complete the COMPASS test, a reading, writing, and math assessment. Students who have submitted AP, CLEP, or ACT scores or those who have received transfer credit for college-level English and math courses do not need to take this assessment. For more details about the admissions and registration process, please visit the school’s website.

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