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Sinclair Community College

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About Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College was founded in 1887. This 2-year public school is located in downtown Dayton, OH. The college is one of 20 board-member colleges of the League for Innovation in the Community College. In 2001, Sinclair was listed as one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges in the U.S. and Canada - community schools on that list consider student success a high priority.


Students at Sinclair Community College can pursue associate's degrees and certificates. In 2010-2011, the most popular fields of study for associate's degree and certificate-seeking students were health, business and the liberal arts. Sinclair has the distinction of being the largest regional provider of online educational opportunities; it offers over 180 different online courses.

The college operates over 40 on-campus student clubs and organizations. On-campus daycare services, placement services for graduates and academic-career counseling are also available to students.


Sinclair Community College has an open admissions policy. Applications can be submitted online, in person or by mail. Responses to applications are delivered within one week of applying. After admission, students must take placement tests, meet with an advisor and attend an orientation.

In 2011, 100% of students at the college were from Ohio. At that same time, the majority of students attended classes on a full-time basis, and 58% of the student body was female.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 school year came to $92.37 for in-county, $139.62 for in-state and $266.40 for out-of-state students per credit hour. Online classes cost an additional $7.50 per credit hour.

Each year, the college awards over $80 million in scholarships and other forms of financial aid; students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to qualify. During the 2010-2011 school year, about 56% of all students at the college received some sort of financial aid.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Associate's degrees, certificates*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Midsize city*
Student Body 9,460 undergraduates in fall 2011*
Student Housing No on-campus housing available*
Schools Four academic divisions**
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Certificate: Liberal Arts and Sciences (301), Emergency Medical Technician (199)
Associate's: Liberal Arts and Sciences (222), Registered Nursing (167)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates For students starting in 2007:
4% in two years
10% in three years
13% in four years*
Admission Rate Open admissions*
Entering Class Size 1,727 in 2011*
First-Year Retention Rates 43% of part-time and 51% of full-time students in 2011*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions**
Decision Notification Date Within one week of submitting application**
Tuition $1,951 for in-county, $3,085 for in-state and $5,875 for out-of-state students per year (2011-2012, including fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of new Students Receiving It) In 2011:
Federal grants (58%), state and local grants (11%), institutional scholarships (9%), federal loans (75%)*
Percent of New Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 83% in 2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Sinclair Community College .

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admission, 444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402
  • Phone: 937-512-3648
  • Website:

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