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Central Ohio Technical College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Central Ohio Technical College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors COTC offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central Ohio Technical College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Central Ohio Technical College was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

COTC was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into COTC?

Acceptance Rate

Since Central Ohio Technical College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

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Central Ohio Technical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At COTC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Ohio Technical College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Ohio Technical College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central Ohio Technical College this rate is 53%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  53 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at COTC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,442 undergraduates at COTC with 735 being full-time and 2,707 being part-time.

COTC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for COTC is 25.14 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  25.14 out of 100
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How Much Does Central Ohio Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of COTC is $10,321. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for COTC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,093 $8,992 $11,568 $13,424 $13,595

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of COTC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At COTC, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $4,486 a year. That adds up to $17,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at COTC is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do COTC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from COTC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $32,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 19% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Central Ohio Technical College make the most money.

Location of Central Ohio Technical College

Central Ohio Technical College is a public institution located in Newark, Ohio. Newark is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Central Ohio Technical College

Contact details for COTC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055-1767
Phone: 740-366-1351

Central Ohio Technical College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Ohio Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at COTC

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,125 students took at least one online class at Central Ohio Technical College. This is a decrease from the 1,186 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,125 335
2016-2017 1,186 357
2015-2016 1,189 336
2014-2015 1,463 408
2013-2014 1,578 478

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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