92% of COTC graduates are employed in their field of could be, too.

With four campus locations and online courses in most programs, COTC is accessible.

Our application is free with no ACT/SAT or personal essay required. Create an account to begin an application.

COTC has affordable tuition and offers over $1 million in scholarships to students annually. 

COTC creates lasting opportunities for students through hand's-on learning and smaller class sizes with professors who know and care about you. 


Consider What to Study

We can help you create your college path.

Complete our Focus 2 career assessment. Respond to a series of career-related questions to be matched with programs at COTC.

Explore our programs. COTC offers more than 50 certificates and degrees that can be completed in as little as one semester to two years.

Visit campus. Engage with current students and faculty to experience firsthand the programs you're interested in.

Connect with the Gateway Enrollment Center. Schedule an appointment with an admissions representative or walk in and visit the Gateway at any of our four campus locations.

Tell Us About You

Education to fit your goals.

College Credit Plus makes it possible to earn college and high school credits at the same time. Eligible students in grades 7-12 can earn college credit through COTC for free.  

Earn a certificate or an associate degree. Our career programs are meant to help you get immediate employment upon graduation or you can start your bachelor's degree here with a transfer degree. We partner with many four-year universities to easily transfer COTC credits to continue your education.

Return to COTC after one or more yearsIf you previously attended COTC, we are excited to welcome you back and help you get back on track to achieve your goals.

Keep college credits you earned somewhere elseCheck out Transferology and let us help you review how close you are to completing a certificate or associate degree with COTC. Take a few classes with COTC as a visiting student to transfer back to your home institution.

Advance or change your career. You may be eligible for college credit based on an existing credential through the state of Ohio One Year Option or your professional, and/or military experience and training. 

Military and veteran students may have some additional benefits available to you. We can help you work through the admissions process and the forms you may need to complete to receive them.

Paying for College

COTC makes education affordable.

Financial Aid: Students can be eligible for many types of financial aid. All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid every year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

ScholarshipsCOTC has more than $1 million in scholarships available. Many are based on your FAFSA and/or academic performance, but some special-eligibility scholarships require an application. 

Coshocton PromiseIf you have lived in Coshocton for at least one year and your household income is under $60,000, you may qualify to have all tuition and fees paid for you.

Student EmploymentA job on campus gives you an opportunity to earn a wage while learning job skills and knowledge that can help you later when you enter your career.

Military and Veteran BenefitsUse your military education benefits at COTC. We have a team of dedicated military and veteran services staff to guide you.

Let's Get Started

Apply and attend.

Next Steps Checklist (PDF). Track your progress through the admissions process.

Complete the FREE COTC applicationYou'll be prompted to create an account first, then you can complete your application.

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)When you complete and submit your FAFSA, you are considered for federal financial aid along with COTC scholarships.

Send your official transcriptsTo request your transcripts, contact any high school and/or college you've attended. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the schools you've attended to COTC. 

International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES member company--we recommend SpanTran.

Request accommodation or support services. If you have a diagnosed disability or were on an IEP or 504 Plan in high school, contact Student Life-Disability Services at 740.364.9578.

Questions? Contact an admissions representative at any of our four campus locations. 

Registered for Classes

What's next?

Pay your tuition. If you need to set up a payment plan, make a payment, or have questions about billing or refund eligibility, the Office of Student Financial Services can help.

Get your books and supplies. Search for and purchase your books online, or visit the bookstore in the Warner Center on the Newark campus. Financial Aid may be used to purchase your books.

Get your student ID. Visit the Department of Public Safety in the Warner Center on the Newark Campus to get your student ID. If your academic program requires an FBI and/or BCI background check this can also be done at the public safety office. 

Connect with the Gateway Enrollment Center. Contact your academic advisor to discuss how to schedule future classes and plan your certificate or degree completion.

More Campus Resources

COTC supports student success by offering a variety of free academic and personal support services to promote academic, physical, emotional and financial well-being of current students.

The learning specialist provides advice and resources to enhance learning in areas such as learning strategies, life balance, effective use of resources and self-regulation.

Library services are available at all four of our campus locations. Students can check out books, reserve quiet study space, use computers and print papers. Librarians are available to assist with research.

The Office of Student Life provides services and programs encouraging student learning in and out of the classroom, and developing a diverse community which is educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and celebrative.

Veteran and military students are supported by a team dedicated to helping you make the most of the financial and academic resources available to you.

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