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Welcome to North Central State College! There are many reasons to choose NC State – the information found below will detail some key highlights.

The Students

North Central State College has a friendly, small town atmosphere with most of the students coming from the local area. The College enrolls more than 4700 students per year and is the largest public college in the region. The student population is made up of students enrolled in College Credit Plus, traditional students who enroll after graduating from high school and non-traditional older students who return to college to update their skills or train for a second career.

Popular Degrees

Graduates in the college’s health and public services associate degree programs continue to lead the state in percentage of graduates passing their board exams for licensure the first time it is attempted, scoring well above the national averages in every category. The Kehoe Center in Shelby continues to train students in traditional tool and die disciplines with a growing interest in cross-training for many manufacturing systems including Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Electronic Controls.

Early College Opportunities

A growing segment of the open enrollment is high school students participating in College Credit Plus. North Central is a lead partner in the development of a multi-county P-16 Council, charged with improving access to education and increasing prosperity of individuals by meeting the changing employment needs of regional business and manufacturing.


Tuition at NC State is $196.60 per credit hour – one of the lowest tuition rates in Ohio. Two semesters of classes would cost about $5,898.00. A ballpark figure tailored to you can be found using the Net Price Calculator linked below.

Incoming students may even qualify for free tuition! Former College Credit Plus students can get up to 64 hours of free tuition under a program called Tuition Freedom. An Associate Degree could be entirely tuition free through this program.