Two campuses. One unified student experience.

Introducing the new

Columbus State Community College & Otterbein University

DUAL ADMISSION PROGRAM

Columbus State Community College and Otterbein University have partnered to offer an extraordinary alternative to Central Ohio students. Through a new Dual Admission Program, students can earn both an associate degree from Columbus State and a bachelor degree from Otterbein for less than half what it usually costs to earn a bachelor degree from a four-year public institution.

AFFORDABILITY & TUITION

The benefits of a private school at state school prices.

Students pay just a fraction of traditional college costs by:

$4,100
Paying Columbus State’s low tuition rate for two years, around $4,100 a year.
$14,874
Receiving a $17,000 per-year scholarship to Otterbein, reducing tuition to just $14,874.
53% savings

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

Simplified admission. Seamless transfer.

Building on the strong articulation agreement between Columbus State and Otterbein, the Dual Admission Program streamlines the processes of applying for admission and transferring credits:

A single-application process for admission to both Columbus State and Otterbein.
A single-application process for admission to both Columbus State and Otterbein.
A joint academic advisor that will help you make sure you are taking the correct courses at each school.
A joint academic advisor that will help you make sure you are taking the correct courses at each school.
Earn your associate degree with a 2.75 GPA (ideally, in two years or less).
Earn your associate degree with a 2.75 GPA (ideally in two years or less).
Transition to Otterbein University with a special Transfer Year Seminar course designed to support your transition.
Transition to Otterbein University with a special Transfer Year Seminar course designed to support your transition.

ACADEMICS & STUDENT LIFE

An integrated academic & collegiate experience.

Throughout the program, Dual Enrollment students receive joint advising from Columbus State and Otterbein representatives, who will:

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Ensure all requirements are met to earn both an associate and bachelor degree
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Map the academic path so students know what to take at Columbus State and what to take at Otterbein
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Provide professional development and internship opportunities at each campus
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Give students full access to resources (library, computer labs, etc.) at both campuses
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Get students involved in Columbus State and Otterbein activities and events so they feel at home both places