Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402-1460
(800) 315-3000
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Sinclair Community College is a public two-year institution located in Dayton, Ohio. The school was founded in 1887 as a career training school. Today, with more than 21,000 students, Sinclair is the largest single-campus community college in the state. Academic programs are offered at the certificate and associate degree levels in both technical and liberal arts fields. Distance learning options are also available for busy adults trying to balance the demands of their personal and professional lives.

Programs Offered

Whether students are looking for a program to provide them workforce training or credits to transfer to a four-year college or university in the future, they will find a number of options through Sinclair Community College. Majors include accounting, advertising, art, allied health, architectural technology, business administration, communication, computer information systems, dental hygiene, education, engineering technology, English, hospitality management, medical coding and billing, nursing, psychology, real estate, social work, and creative writing. Those looking for the flexibility an online degree program provides can enroll in distance learning programs in business, liberal arts, pharmacy technology, psychology, and health information management. Individual online courses are also available for interested students.


Sinclair Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1970. The school has also earned specialized accreditation for their programs in dental hygiene, dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, art and design, music, theatre, and nursing.


Individuals interested in applying to Sinclair Community College can complete the online application form. There is a $20 application fee due when students first register for classes. Applicants will need to submit their official high school transcripts or GED test results to the admissions office. Students who have earned other college credits should also request these transcripts and contact the enrollment services office about the possibility of taking placement testing. The school has an open admissions policy, however, some programs, notably those in allied health and paralegal studies, have additional requirements. For more information, please contact the admissions office or visit the school’s website.

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