Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of its community for more than 40 years. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of more than 23,000 students. Columbus State's Career & Technical Programs division offers 2-year career programs in more than 55 areas of business, health, public service, human service, and engineering technologies. Students can also take the first two years of their bachelor's degree at Columbus State through their College of Arts and Science, then transfer to a 4-year college. The College's Community Education and Workforce Development division offers continuing education classes, licensure courses and personal enrichment courses. Online courses fall under Distance Learning, and programs for high school students fall under K-12 Initiatives.
The small, friendly downtown campus is conveniently located near downtown Columbus, on 80 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The campus currently consists of more than two dozen buildings, including the newest facility, the Center for Workforce Development. In addition to the main campus, Columbus State operates nine Off-Campus Centers in the suburban neighborhoods of Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville, Groveport, Marysville, Delaware, Grove City, Plain City, Southeast Columbus and Southwest Columbus at Bolton Field. These suburban sites allow students to take courses close to where they live and work. Columbus State is also one of the largest providers of online courses in Ohio.