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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Southern State is a public college located in Hillsboro, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 900 undergraduate students. The Southern State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN). Graduating 28% of students, Southern State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,400.
About Southern State Community College...
Athletic Division
Independent
Athletic Conference
Address
100 Hobart Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133
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Cost

Net Price
$6,415/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,541/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,890/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,102/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,171/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
88%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
900Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Southern State Community College Reviews

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Southern State is a great and outstanding Community College. Its a college that not only reaches out to freshman students but also students that are in High school and want to start their college career early! I started Southern State my Senior year of high school and have loved every minute of it. Not only is it superior education, the staff and professors are exceptional. The environment at Southern State Community College is great, you always help if you need it and support from everyone!
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I have had a great experience as a student at Southern State Community College. The faculty members are eager to help you reach your educational goals and the majority of the professors know what they're doing. I have greatly expanded my academic horizons and improved my study skills here in the comfort of my local area. I benefited especially from the math classes because they were a much greater challenge than what those I experienced while in high school. Additionally, the class sizes are usually no larger than 20. I would definitely recommend this school for College Credit Plus students as they are well-acquainted with this program and tailor their classes to it.
Staff was always friendly and nice! I loved the close, community feeling it gave to the students. Even though I took classes as a high school student, the students were very welcoming and I was not treated differently by anyone. The staff was always very helpful whenever they were needed, they always went out of their way to help us. The teachers always made it super easy to get in contact with them and they always responded to their emails and questions in a timely manner.