Southern State Community College

Southern State is committed to its mission to provide accessible, affordable and high-quality education to people in southern Ohio. Southern State was one of the first community colleges in Ohio to develop an accredited transfer program, and many of our students earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Ohio and beyond to complete their degree. Learn more about Southern State

Student population size
Small (∼3k)

Transfer population

Campus setting

100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133

Application deadlines

  • Fall semester: Rolling admission – no set deadline
  • Spring semester: Rolling admission – no set deadline

Confirmation deadlines

  • Fall semester: Not listed
  • Spring semester: Not listed

Application fee

Learn more about admission to Southern State


  • In-state tuition: $5,162 per academic year + fees
  • Out-of-state tuition: $9,318 per academic year + fees

Learn more about tuition and fees at Southern State

Housing is not offered at Southern State

Transfer student scholarships
None listed

Tuition and housing costs listed here are based on data published by the National Center for Educational Statistics – actual costs may differ. Always check with the institution for the most accurate information.

General Education requirements
Ohio Transfer Module: 36-40 credit hours in the following areas: English Composition/Oral Communication; Mathematics, Statistics & Logic; Natural & Physical Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Arts & Humanities. Learn more about General Education requirements at Southern State

Friendly degree-completion programs (fastest way to degree)
Several short certificate programs

Programs with additional admission requirements
Second gate admission in the following Allied Health programs: Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing

Programs with limited admission
None listed

Programs accommodating non-traditional schedules (evenings, weekends, etc.)
Some evening and entire online programs

Credit accepted

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Career-Technical Assurance Guide (CTAG)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Military Transfer Assurance Guides (MTAGs)
  • Ohio Transfer Module (OTM)
  • Ohio Transfer to Degree Guaranteed Pathways
  • Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs)

Learn more about transfer credit at Southern State


Identity centers
None listed

Clubs & organizations
5+. Learn more about clubs & organizations at Southern State


  • Elizabeth Burkard, Director of Marketing
  • (800) 628-7722 (extension: 2624)