Affordable Schools in Ohio
Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Community College is known for its flexibility. This Cleveland-based college offers a variety of course schedules, including online course and short 8-week courses that allow busy single moms to fit in work and school. The school has an extensive list of programs including several high-demand career fields. Students who live in the county pay $76.51, with out-of-county students paying an additional $27.23 and out-of-state students paying an additional $144.38. The school has campuses in Brunswick, Warrensville Heights, Westlake, Parma, and Highland Hills, as well as several in Cleveland.
Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has campuses in Columbus and Delaware as well as off-campus centers throughout the greater Columbus region. The school has an extensive list of degree and certificate programs, including transfer options and career-based studies. Students pay$79 per credit hour, with those living out of the state paying $175. Distance learning is an option, with a few full degrees available entirely online.
Sinclair Community College
Sinclair Community College has a main campus in Dayton and learning centers in Englewood, Huber Heights, and Preble County. Montgomery County residents pay just $51.20 plus fees per credit hour, with other Ohio residents paying $82.70. The school’s programs vary from artistic options like creative writing and graphic design to health related fields like x-ray technician and physical therapists assistant.
Lakeland Community College
Lakeland Community College in Kirtland is dedicated to making higher education accessible to most students. They have an entire section dedicated to the needs of adult learners, including the Adult Accelerated Degree Program that offers evening and weekend courses that still allow students to complete their degree in two years. On-site childcare is also available. The accelerated degree programs include an associate of arts degree and an associate of applied business. Other areas of study at the school include arts and humanities, business, science and health, engineering, and social science and public service. In-county residents pay $96.25 per credit hour, with out-of-county residents paying $117.90.
Lorain County Community College
Lorain County Community College in Elyria offers over 30 associates degrees in career-based fields as well as transfer degrees. Distance learning options include TV-based courses and online classes. County residents pay $98.80 per credit hour, with other in-state residents paying $119. The school has an on-site daycare with evening hours available for single moms who need help with their children while they attend school.
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