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Consider us your close-to-home gateway to a world of potential. No matter your dreams — advancing in your career, exploring new opportunities, or pursuing your passion — we’re here to help. We award certificates, associate degrees and a bachelor’s degree in high-demand fields to get you into a career quickly or begin your pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

Whatever your starting point, COTC aims to guide and inspire you every step of the way, offering a treasure trove of academic and personal support services to help you transition from day one to the rest of your life.

When you leave here, you’re armed with the knowledge and confidence to redefine what’s possible.

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Transfer Degrees

Many students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree choose to begin their college education at a community college at a lower cost. Transfer degree allow you to complete two years and transfer courses to a four-year university to continue your education.

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Tuition, Scholarships and Grants

More than $1.3 million in scholarships available annually.

COTC’s tuition is among the lowest in the state, and we offer more than $1 million scholarships and grants — including our free-college Promise program — to further reduce your cost of a college education. 

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Our Students and Alumni

Ben Anyigbavor and his wife, a COTC alumna, walk on the Newark campus.

Ben Anyigbavor

COTC student, Radiologic Science Technology
Read Ben’s story.

I think my instructors are the best I’ve ever had.

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Melanie Gibson

COTC Student, Nursing Technology
Read Melanie’s story.

I’m able to pay for a majority of my schooling with the scholarship I received.

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Heather Prince, DNP, APRN-CNP

COTC Alumna, Nursing Technology
Nurse Practitioner, Rejuvenations Facial Aesthetic Clinic
Read Heather’s story.

“I loved it. I felt like in addition to not having a wait list, small class sizes, the approachability of the clinical labs, the instructors — everything just matched.”

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Toby Starr

COTC Alumnus, Business Management Technology
Ohio Public Affairs Manager, Intel Corporation
Read Toby’s story.

My time spent (at COTC) helped me develop communication skills, not just through classes, but in connecting with professors who helped me grow into an adult.